Static GK based on Current Affairs February 16

Static GK based on Current Affairs

1. Automaker Renault India has joined hands with CSC e-Governance Services (Common Service Centres) to support the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan (PMGDISHA), a programme aimed at providing digital literacy.

● Aim – To digitally empower citizens in rural areas by training them to operate computers, laptops, browse the internet, access government websites, banking service and undertake digital payments.

➤ Important Schemes by Indian Government – 

● Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi

● National Digital Health Mission

● Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0

● Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)

● Shikshav Parv Initiative

● Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojna


2. Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary of India co-chaired the 3rd India – Maldives Defence Cooperation Dialogue(DCD) in Maldives with Major General Abdulla Shamaal Chief of Defence Force (CDF) of Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF).

➤ Important Joint Military Exercises – 

● Sampriti – India & Bangladesh

● Mitra Shakti – India & Sri Lanka

● Maitree Exercise – India & Thailand

● Vajra Prahar – India & US

● Yudh Abhyas – India & US

● Nomadic Elephant – India & Mongolia

● Garuda Shakti – India & Indonesia

● Shakti Exercise – India & France

● Dharma Guardian – India & Japan

● Surya Kiran – India & Nepal

● Hand in Hand Exercise – India & China

● SIMBEX – India & Singapore


3. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced the appointment of Vineet Joshi, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Education, as its new Chairman.

➤ 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 International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is annually observed across the globe on 15th February to create awareness about the dangers and impacts of cancer among children. 

● Aim – To raise awareness about childhood cancer and to offer support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families.

● Theme 2022 – ‘Better Survival’ is achievable #through your hands.

➤ 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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5. A new book titled “Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us” authored by Ro Khanna was released.

➤ Recent Books & their Authors – 

● “Indomitable: A WorkingWoman’s Notes on Life, Work and Leadership” – Arundhati Bhattacharya(Autobiography) Retired Indian banker and former first-ever woman Chairperson of the state bank of India.

● “Bose: The Untold Story of An Inconvenient Nationalist” – Chandrachur Ghose

● Prakrtik, Vaidik avem Jaivik Kheti: Grameen Udyamita Ka Naya Swaroop’ – Released by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha

● ”The Angels of Kailash” (Second book in the trilogy of the battle between humans and demons) – Educationist, writer, and astrologer Shubira Prasad

● Last among Equals: Power, Caste, and Politics in Bihar’s Villages – MR Sharan

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