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February 23, 2019

23rd February 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (23rd February 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 23rd February 2019

International Current Affairs
  • The 46th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will be held in Abu Dhabi during 1st & 2nd March 2019. 
    • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be the Guest of Honour and address the inaugural plenary.
National Current Affairs
  • The Odisha Cabinet today approved the 'Khushi' scheme to provide free sanitary napkins to school girls across the state
    • Under the scheme, free sanitary napkins will be provided to 17.25 lakh girl students from Classes VI to XII in government, government-aided schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawaharlal Navodaya Vidyalays across the state.
    • The state government will spend ₹466 crore over a period of five years to implement the scheme.
  • To commemorate 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government has decided to build a memorial in Amritsar with soil from all 13,000 villages of the state. 
    • The memorial is being built to "eulogize the immense contribution of Punjabis in the national freedom struggle".
  • The 8th World CSR Congress was recently held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
    • It was attended by participants from 33 countries to encourage the efforts of individuals and organizations.
    • The World CSR Congress this year focussed on the integration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in corporate strategies, innovation, and strategic alliances. The award recognises Fiinovation's exemplary work in the social development sector and noteworthy CSR and sustainability programmes.
    • Theme of World CSR Congress 2019 : ‘Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)’ to focus on corporate strategies, innovation, and strategic alliances.
  • Top police officials of southern states held an inter-state coordination meeting at Ooty in Tamil Nadu today.
    • The officials discussed measures to check inter-state smuggling of liquor and monitor the movement of illegal arms, explosives and suspects. 
    • Participants of this meeting :
      • T.K Rajendran (Tamil Nadu Director General of Police)
      • Loknath Behra (Kerala Director General of Police)
      • Sundari Nanda (Puducherry Police chief)
      • Senior police officials from Karnataka
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • State-owned Bank of Baroda's proposed merger with Dena and Vijaya Bank will be affected from 1st April 2019
    • The government's amalgamation plan for these state-owned banks has already got all the necessary approvals from the regulators concerned. 
    • The Bank of Baroda board in a recent meeting also decided to issue and allot equity shares to Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank on March 11.
  • West Bengal Government has set up a separate Directorate to deal with the cases of tax evasions.
    • The headquarters of the Directorate will be situated at Kolkata and will have 7 branch offices in the Districts.
Science & Technology
  • Elon Musk-led aerospace startup SpaceX today deployed Israel's 1st Moon lander mission aboard its Falcon 9 rocket.
    • 'Beresheet' (Hebrew for 'in the beginning') is set to land on the Moon on April 11. 
    • Important Points to Note
      • This is world's 1st such fully-private mission. 
      • If successful, Israel will become only the 4th nation to have achieved a controlled touchdown on the Moon.
Awards & Honors
  • Dr Soumitro Chakraborty, Chief Executive Officer of Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd. (Fiinovation), was conferred with 'CEO of the year' Award at the recently concluded 8th World CSR Congress (held in Mumbai).
  • Badminton player P V Sindhu has become the 1st woman to fly in made-in-India Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas
    • She co-piloted the aircraft as part of the Women's Day observed at Aero India 2019 show in Bengaluru today.
New Appointments
  • US President Donald Trump has nominated Kelly Craft, currently the US envoy to Canada, as the country's next ambassador to the United Nations (UN)
    • Craft will replace Nikki Haley who resigned at the end of 2018. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • Sri Lanka defeated South Africa in the 2nd Test at Port Elizabeth to complete a 2-0 series whitewash. 
    • With this, Sri Lanka became the 1st Asian team to win a Test series on South African soil
  • Andhra Pradesh defeated Nagaland by 179 runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy to register the biggest ever victory in T20 cricket
    • The previous record was set by Sri Lanka in 2007 when they defeated Kenya by 172 runs in a World T20 group match.

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