Daily Current Affairs – 21-22 February 2024

Hello Readers!!!! Preparing For Competitive Exams?? Then you should keep up with Daily Current Affairs. In this Article We’ll explore the latest news in India as of February 19, 2024.

Today’s Importance:

World Thinking Day

Jal Jeevan Mission – Har Ghar Jal:

  • Launched by PM Modi on Aug 15, 2019.
  • Aims to provide tap water to every rural household by 2024.
  • Enhances quality of life in rural areas.
  • Implemented in partnership with states.

Khelo India University Games 2023

  • PM Modi inaugurated virtually at Sarusajai Sports Complex.
  • 4th edition held from Feb 19-29, 2024.
  • 16 disciplines in Guwahati, 4 in other North-Eastern states.
  • Over 215 universities participating.

9th RAISINA Dialogue:

  • India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics.
  • 9th edition held from Feb 21-23, 2024, inaugurated by PM Modi.
  • Theme: “Chaturanga: Conflict, Contest, Cooperate, Create.”
  • Chief Guest: PM of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

International Solar Alliance (ISA):

  • Launched in 2015 by PM Modi and President of France.
  • Vision: Make the sun brighter; Mission: Light in every home.
  • Headquarters: National Institute of Solar Energy in Gurugram.

World’s 1st Wooden Satellite:

  • NASA and Japan’s LignoSat, a wooden satellite, to launch in 2024.
  • Made of crack-resistant magnolia wood for sustainability.
  • Developed by scientists at Kyoto University.

World Scout Day (Feb 22):

  • Commemorates Lord Baden-Powell’s birth, founder of Boy Scouts.
  • Theme: “Scouts for a Better World.”

Books and Passings:

  • “Dabbling in Diplomacy” by Prof. S.D. Muni details diplomacy during Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh governments.
  • Constitutional lawyer Fali S. Nariman passes away, authored “Before Memory Fades” and “God Save the Supreme Court.”
  • PM Modi expresses grief on the demise of radio broadcaster Ameen Sayani.

Military and Awards:

  • Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi assumes Vice Chief of the Indian Army.
  • RPSF Constable Sh. Shashikant Kumar conferred ‘Jeevan Raksha Padak.’

Entertainment Recognitions:

  • Dadasaheb Phalke IFF Awards 2024 highlights include Shah Rukh Khan winning Best Actor.
  • Shashi Tharoor conferred France’s highest civilian honor – “Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur.”

Cultural Events:

  • Khajuraho Dance Festival inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh’s 50th year celebration.
  • 11th International Puppet Festival held in Chandigarh.

Sports and Elections:

  • Shubman Gill designated as Punjab ‘state icon’ for Lok Sabha polls.
  • Karnataka leads in EV charging stations; UP tops in EV numbers.

Youth Empowerment and Finance:

  • Odisha’s ‘Swayam’ scheme offers interest-free loans up to Rs 1 lakh to youth.
  • PM inaugurates projects worth over Rs 32,000 crore in Jammu and Kashmir.

Social and Political Developments:

  • Maharashtra extends 10% reservation to Marathas.
  • World Bank collaborates with Goa for climate change initiatives.

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