Static GK based on Current Affairs February 14

Static GK based on Current Affairs

1. In accordance with the “Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2021/2022 Global Report India Ranked 4th in Ease of Starting Business; Saudi Arabia Topped.

➤ India Ranked in various Categories – 

● 2021 Fortune’s Global 500 List – 155th

● 15th Global Peace Index 2021 – 135

● World Competitiveness Index 2021 – 43

● Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) – 4

● World Press Freedom Index 2021 – 142

● Henley Passport Index: Q2 2021 Global Ranking – 84


2. The Airports Council International (ACI), an international organization for policy development in the Aviation sector, has awarded 18 Indian Airports with the ‘Voice of the Customer’ award for 2021. ACI is also known as the trade association of the world’s airports.

➤ The 18 recognized Indian Airports includes some of India’s famous International Airports, including:

● Mangaluru International Airport of Karnataka

● Chennai International Airport from Tamil Nadu

● Cochin International Airport of Kerala

● Goa International Airport 

● Biju Patnaik International Airport of Bhubaneswar, Odisha

● Indira Gandhi International Airport of New Delhi 

● Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad, Telangana 


3. Tata Sons reappointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran (N Chandrasekaran) as its Executive Chairman for the period of another five-year term (2022-2027), starting from February 2022. 

● Ratan Tata, who was also present in the meeting of the Board of Tata Trusts that recommended a renewed term for the Executive Chairman.

➤ About Tata Sons:

● Founded- 1868

● Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra

● Chairman- Natarajan Chandrasekaran

➤ Recent Appointments – 

● Govt appoints Vinodanand Jha as new chairperson to PMLA Adjudicating Authority

● Neeraj Chopra Appointed As GoodDot ambassador

● Dileep Sanghani named as new Chairman of IFFCO

● Centre appoints Vikram Dev Dutt as new CMD of Air India

● Lt Gen Manoj Pande Appointed As Next Army Vice Chief

● Shersingh B Khyalia appointed as CEO of Adani Power


4. The 15th Edition of ESPNcricinfo Awards, India’s wicketkeeper-batsman, Rishabh Pant wins ‘Test Batting’ award by scoring 89 not out, helped India to win the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2021 by (2-1) and shattered Australia’s unbeaten record at Gabba after 32 years. 

➤ ESPNcricinfo Winners:
i.New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was adjudged ‘Captain of the Year’. 

ii. The Test bowling award went to Kyle Jamieson (New Zealand)

➤ Recent Sports Award – 

● Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year – Smriti Mandhana (India)

● Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year – Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)

● ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year – Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)

● ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year – Tammy Beaumont (England)

● ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Babar Azam (Pakistan)

● ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Lizelle Lee (South Africa)

● ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year – Joe Root (England)


5. World Radio Day is observed every year on February 13 to underline the importance of radio in today’s world.

● Theme –  ‘ Radio and Trust’ 

➤ Important Days of February –

● 1 February – Indian Coast Guard Day

● 2 February – World Wetlands Day

● 4 February – World Cancer Day

● 4 February – Surajkund Crafts Mela

● 5 February to 13 February- Kala Ghoda Festival

● 6 February – International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

● 10 February – National De-Worming Day

● 11 February – World Day of the Sick

● 11 February – International Day of Women and Girls in Science

● 12 February – Darwin Day

● 12 February – National Productivity Day

● 13 February – World Radio Day

● 20 February – World Day of Social Justice

● 21 February – International Mother Language Day

● 22 February – World Scout Day

● 24 February – Central Excise Day

● 27 February – World NGO Day

● 28 February – National Science Day

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