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Current Affairs- 21 February 2023

Current Affairs 2023 is one of the most important sections in competitive exams such as UPSC, SSC, Bank, and other Government Exams. The Current Affairs section in the competitive exams aims at assessing your knowledge about social, economic, and political developments. 

Current Affairs- 21 February 2023

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Current Affairs- 21 February 2023

Q.1- International Mother Language Day is celebrated on 21 February. When was it started to be celebrated ?
A- 2001 B- 2003
C- 2015 D- 2016

ANS : B 

  • It is celebrated annually on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism.
  • The theme for 2023 is ‘multilingual education – a necessity to transform education.
  • It was formally recognized by the UN General Assembly with the adoption of a UN resolution in 2002
  • The idea to celebrate the Day was the initiative of Bangladesh.
Q.2- World Day of Social Justice is observed on 20 February. When was it started?
A- 2005 B- 2007
C- 2008 D- 2011

ANS : B 

  • World Day of Social Justice is observed annually on February 20 to encourage people to see how social justice affects poverty eradication
  • At its 62nd session, the UN General Assembly, in November 2007 proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice.
  • The theme for World Day of Social Justice 2023 is “Overcoming Barriers and Unleashing Opportunities for Social Justice”.
Q.3- Which metro launched first-ever indigenous Train Control & Supervision System?
A- Delhi Metro B- Calcutta Metro
C- Visakhapatnam Metro D- Hyderabad Metro

ANS : A 

  • Delhi Metro launched first-ever Train Control & Supervision System
  • The first indigenously developed Train Control and Supervision System was launched on 18 February 2023, for operations on the Red Line of Delhi Metro.
  • The Automatic Train Supervision System (i-ATS) has been developed by a joint team of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).
  • The i-ATS is a computer-based system that will manage train operations.
Q.4- Which company’s domestic appliances was globally renamed as ‘Versuni’?
A- LG B- Whirlpool
C- Bajaj D- Philips

ANS : D 

  • Philips Domestic Appliances has been renamed as ‘Versuni’ in February 2023.
  • As a licensee of Royal Philips, the company will continue to use the Philips consumer brand, as well as Saeco, Gaggia, and Philips Walita, on its products and services.
  • Philips Domestic Appliances is headquartered in the Netherlands and has business offices in more than 100 countries.
  • Philips:
    • Koninklijke Philips N.V., commonly shortened to Philips, is a Dutch multinational conglomerate corporation.
    • It was founded in Eindhoven in 1891.
    • Since 1997, it has been mostly headquartered in Amsterdam, though the Benelux headquarters is still in Eindhoven.
Q.5- Who was elected chair at the opening session of the 62nd session of the UN Commission for Social Development held in New York?
A- Chetan Sharma B- Natasha Periyanayagam
C- Raja Chari D- Ruchira Kamboj

ANS : D 

  • Ruchira Kamboj was elected chair at the opening session of the 62nd session of the UN Commission for Social Development held in New York. 
  • She is an Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1987 batch.
  • She is currently serving as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations since August 2022.
Q.6- The first nuclear power plant in North India would be built in which state ?
A- Gujarat B- Haryana
C- Odisha D- Punjab

ANS : B 

  • The first nuclear power plant in North India would be built in Gorakhpur, Haryana, according to Union Minister Jitendra Singh.
  • The plant will have a capacity of 1,400 MW.
  • The Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (GHAVP), having two units of 700 MW capacity each of Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) of indigenous design, is under implementation near Gorakhpur village of Haryana.
  • Till date, an amount of ₹4,906 crore has been spent out of the total allocated funds of 20,594 crore.
  • Construction of other Main Plant buildings/structures viz. Fire Water Pump House (FWPH), Safety Related Pump House (SRPH), Fuel Oil storage area-1&2 (FOSA-1&2), Ventilation stack, overhead tank (OHT), Switchyard Control Building, Safety related & Non-safety related Tunnel & Trenches, Retaining walls and Garland Drain is progressing well.
  • Ground improvement in Turbine Building -1 & 2, 220 kV Switchyard and IDCT-1A is completed.
Q.7- Which of the following films won the Best Film award at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival awards, announced on 20 February 2023?
A- The Kashmir Files B- Freddy
C- Dhamaka D- HIT

ANS : A 

  • Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival awards :
    • It is the country’s highest award in the field of cinema.
    • The 2023 winners were revealed by the Directorate of Film Festivals.
    • Best Film award: The Kashmir Files
    • International Film of the Year award: SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ 
    • Best Web Series: Rudra: The Edge of Darkness
    • Best Director: R Balki  (Chup: Revenge of The Artist)
    • Most Versatile Actor Of The Year: Anupam Kher (The Kashmir Files)
    • Best Actress award: Alia Bhatt (Gangubai Kathiawadi)
    • Best Actor award: Ranbir Kapoor (Brahmastra)
    • Most Promising Actor award: Rishab Shetty (Kannada film ‘Kantara’)
    • Outstanding Contribution In The Film Industry: Rekha
    • Critics Best Actor: Varun Dhawan (Bhediya)
    • Television Series of The Year: Anupamaa
    • Best Actor In A Television Series: Zain Imam (Fanaa- Ishq Mein Marjawaan)
    • Best Actress In A Television Series: Tejasswi Prakash (Naagin)
    • Best Male Singer: Sachet Tandon (Maiyya Mainu)
    • Best Female Singer: Neeti Mohan (Meri Jaan)
    • Best Cinematographer: PS Vinod (Vikram Vedha)
    • Outstanding Contribution In The Music Industry: Hariharan
Q.8- Which team won the Ranji Trophy 2022-23 ?
A- Karnataka B- Delhi
C- Vidarbha D- Saurashtra

ANS : D 

  • Winner of Ranji Trophy 2022-23Saurashtra (defeated Bengal).
  • Player of the Match in the Final: Jaydev Unadkat (Captain of Saurashtra)
  • Player of the Series: Arpit Vasavada (Batsman for Saurashtra)
  • Highest run scorer: Mayank Agarwal (Karnataka) – 990 runs
  • Highest wicket-takers: Jalaj Saxena (Kerala) – 50 Wickets
  • Most catches: Meitan Keishangbam (Manipur)- 17 Catches
Q.9- La. Ganesan was sworn in as the 21st Governor of which state on 20 February 2023 ?
A- Nagaland B- Madhya Pradesh
C- Haryana D- Mizoram

ANS : A 

  • La. Ganesan was sworn in as the 21st Governor of Nagaland on 20 February 2023.
  • He succeeded Prof Jagdish Mukhi, the Governor of Assam, who was holding additional charge of Nagaland.
  • Before this appointment, he was Governor of Manipur since August 2017.
  • He also served as Governor of West Bengal from July to November 2022.
  • Prior to all this, he was a senior leader of Tamil Nadu BJP.
Q.10- Which metro launched first-ever indigenous Train Control & Supervision System?
A- Delhi Metro B- Calcutta Metro
C- Visakhapatnam Metro D- Hyderabad Metro

ANS : A 

  • The first indigenously developed Train Control and Supervision System was launched on 18 February 2023, for operations on the Red Line of Delhi Metro.
  • The Automatic Train Supervision System (i-ATS) has been developed by a joint team of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).
  • The i-ATS is a computer-based system that will manage train operations.

Current Affairs- 21 February 2023

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