Current Affairs Today 28th February 2023 Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 28th February 2023 Daily GK Update

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National News

PM Modi inaugurated Shivamogga airport in Karnataka

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Shivamogga airport in Karnataka.
  • The airport has been built on 663 acres of land with an investment of Rs 449.22 crore.
  • Apart from this, the prime minister has also inaugurated several other development projects in the poll-bound state.
  • Shivamogga airport is grand & beautiful. At this airport, one can see the combination of Karnataka’s tradition and technology.
  • The Passenger Terminal Building of the airport can handle 300 passengers per hour.
  • The foundation was laid in June 2020 by former CM B S Yediyurappa.
  • This is the 9th domestic airport in Karnataka. Currently, the state’s domestic airports are located at Bengaluru, Mysuru, Ballari, Bidar, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Belagavi and Mangaluru. Bengaluru and Mangaluru airports are the two international airports in the state.
  • The airport has the longest runway of 3,200 metres after Kempe Gowda International airport, Bengaluru and is designed to operate Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 type aircraft and can handle about 200 peak-hour passengers.

PM Modi in News

  • PM Modi inaugurated ‘Barisu Kannada Dim Dimava’ cultural festival at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi.
  • PM Modi chaired the 41st edition PRAGATI Interaction meeting
  • PM Modi virtually inaugurated the Jal Jan Abhiyan in Abu Road in Sirohi district of Rajasthan.
  • PM Modi inaugurated national 15th edition of Aadi Mahotsa in New Delhi
  • PM Modi inaugurated the 14th edition of the Aero India show in Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • PM Modi inaugurated the first phase of the 1,400 kilometres long Delhi-Mumbai expressway in Rajasthan’s Dausa.

Kerala government signed MoU with UN Women to boost women-friendly activities in tourism

  • The Kerala government signed an MoU with the UN Women to boost women-friendly activities in the State’s tourism sector
  • The MoU signed by Kerala Tourism and UN Women India agreed to work towards promoting gender-inclusive tourism sites in the State.
  • The MoU was signed by Kerala Tourism Director P B Nooh and UN Women India representative Susan Ferguson.
  • Both parties agreed to work towards promoting gender-inclusive tourism sites in the State.
  • It would be implemented by the Responsible Tourism Mission.
  • It will be done by creating modules and capacity-building of relevant stakeholders.

Recent MoUs signed by State Government

  • Nagaland government partnered with Patanjali Foods for palm oil cultivation
  • NTPC REL signs MoU with Tripura for collaboration in Renewable Energy
  • REC signed MoU with UP govt for multiple projects worth Rs 98,853 crore
  • Meghalaya signed MoU with Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for MSME borrowers
  • Haryana government signed an MoU with Dubai for economic cooperation

Karnataka plans country’s first marina at Byndoor


  • The Karnataka Government will build the country’s first Marina or a boat basin offering dockage, at Byndoor in Udupi district to promote coastal tourism in Karnataka.
  • The government also will collect the history of the greatest dynasties such as Ganga, Kadamba, Rashtrakoota, Chalukya, and Hoysala from the Department of Archaeology and develop the history of tourism in the state
  • The government will develop the Benakal area while Anjanadri Hill is under development. There is also a scheme to pay a monthly honorarium of Rs 5000 to the recognized tourist guides.
  • Karnataka is blessed with nature’s bounty. It has a 350-km coastal area, 10 different weather zones, 400-km of the Western Ghats, a rich biodiversity with sunshine for 300 days, and several rivers.

Nitin Gadkari inaugurated 7 National Highway projects

  • Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated 7 National Highway projects with an investment of 6500 cr in Chitbada village, Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.
  • With the construction of Ballia Link Expressway it will be possible to reach Patna from Lucknow through Purvanchal Expressway in just four and a half hours.
  • The greenfield road from Chandauli to Mohania being constructed at a cost of Rs 130 crore will provide connectivity to Chandauli in Uttar Pradesh and Kaimur district of Bihar through the Delhi-Kolkata GT Road.
  • New connectivity route between Ballia-Ara was also announced.

Nitin Gadkari In News

  • Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Rs 3670 cr Highways projects in Maharashtra
  • Nitin Gadkari chaired 10th meeting of Group of Infrastructure Committee
  • Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated the first phase of the New Zuari Bridge in Goa.
  • Nitin Gadkari launched Surety Bond Insurance product from Bajaj Allianz
  • Nitin Gadkari launched Toyota pilot project on Flex-Fuel Strong Hybrid EV.

Kerala becomes first state to use robotic scavengers to clean manholes

  • The Kerala government has launched robotic scavenger, Bandicoot, to clean sewages in this temple town, becoming the first state in the country to use robotic technology to clean all its commissioned manholes.
  • The robotic Tron Unit, which is the major component of Bandicoot, enters the manhole and removes sewage using robotic hands, similar to a man’s limbs.
  • The machine has waterproof, HD vision cameras and sensors that can detect harmful gases inside the manholes.

Appointment and Resignation

Shailesh Pathak appointed as Secretary General FICCI

  • Former bureaucrat Shailesh Pathak has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
  • In a career spanning 37 years, Pathak has spent time in government as an IAS Officer as well as helmed large companies in the private sector.
  • FICCI also announced that Arun Chawla, Director General, will superannuate on 30 June 2023, and transition to an advisory role.

Recent Appointment

  • CEO of NITI Aayog – BVR Subrahmanyam (replaced P Iyer)
  • Coach of Indian boxing team -Dmitry Dmitruk
  • CMD of Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) – Rajesh Rai
  • MD of Jaguar Land Rover India – VP Rajan Amba
  • Vice Chief of Army -MV Suchindra Kumar


MIT professor Hari Balakrishnan won Marconi Prize 2023

  • Computer scientist, Hari Balakrishnan has been awarded the Marconi Prize 2023.
  • He is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • The prize, announced annually by the Marconi Society and named after Italian wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi, is considered among the world’s topmost honours in the field of information and communication technology.
  • The Marconi Prize is a top honor for computer scientists and is awarded by the U.S.-based Marconi Foundation.
  • It is given to those who have made a significant contribution to increasing digital inclusivity through advanced information and communications technology.

Recent Awards

  • Swaraj Trophy for Best District Panchayat – Kollam district (Kearla)
  • Kerala’s Akbar Kakkattil award – Subhash Chandran (for Samudrasila novel)
  • UNESCO Peace Prize in Ivory Coast – Angela Merkel
  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award – Journalist A.B.K. Prasad
  • Golden Book Awards 2023 – Rakhi Kapoor (For – Now You Breathe)

Sajjan Jindal honoured with Entrepreneur of the Year 2022

  • Union Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri honoured Indian industrialist Sajjan Jindal with the Best Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the year 2022.
  • He is a chairman and managing director of the JSW Group.
  • Jindal will represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award at Monte Carlo in June 2023.
  • Similarly, Mahendra Shah, MD & CEO, IndusInd First Bank was also awarded in the Financial Services category.

Recent Awards

  • Hurun India award 2023 – VP Nandakumar (MD & CEO of Manappuram Finance Ltd.)
  • Mathrubhumi Book of The Year’ award 2023 – Peggy Mohan
  • Lifetime Achievement Honour in UK – Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh
  • FIH President’s Award 2023 – V Karthikeyan Pandian (Odisha)
  • Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Prabha Atre


Manchester United won the Carabao Cup title 2023

  • Manchester United defeated Newcastle to win the Carabao Cup title in 2023 after six years. Newcastle is a Saudi Arabia-backed club.
  • Liverpool is the most successful club in the competition and has won more than nine championships.
  • The team has won more than nine championships. (Carabao is an energy drink in Thailand).
  • The Carabao cup is also known as the EFL cup, a major football trophy played in England.
  • The competition was open to all clubs participating in the Premier League and the English Football League.

Madhya Pradesh women’s team won its maiden national hockey title 2023

  • Madhya Pradesh women’s hockey team has won the 13th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2023 held in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
  • MP defeated Hockey Maharashtra by 5-1 in the final.
  • MP’s Pratibha Arya was adjudged the best defender of the championship. She was also awarded the player of the match title.
  • The team of Hockey Jharkhand secured third place after defeating Hockey Haryana in the third-place match.

Important day

27 February – National Protein Day

  • National Protein Day is celebrated every year on 27 February.
  • The day highlights the importance of protein in our diet, for the development and maintenance of our bodies.
  • Proteins, whether from animal or plant sources, are biological molecules that are known as the building blocks of our bodies
  • Theme 2023 – Easy Access to Protein for All
  • National Protein Day in India was established in the year 2020, by the Right to Protein awareness campaign; a national health initiative.
  • The first celebration of Protein Day took place on February 27, 2020, with the theme, #ProteinMeinKyaHai (What does protein have?)

28 February – National Science Day

  • National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28 February.
  • The day is marked in honour of Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, or CV Raman, and his Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Raman Effect.
  • Theme 2023 – Global Science for Global Wellbeing
  • In the 1980s, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) asked the Indian government to designate February 28 as National Science Day in honour of Raman and his discovery.
  • The government accepted the proposal and since 1986, the day has been marked as the National Science Day in India.


Classical dance legend Kanak Rele passed away

  • Classical dance legend Kanak Rele passed away at the age of 85.
  • The Mohiniyattam exponent, who was awarded the first Guru Gopinath National Puraskaram of the Government of Kerala.
  • Dr Rele was awarded the Padma Shri (1989), Padma Bhushan (2013), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1994), Kalidas Samman (2006) and MS Subbulakshmi Award, amongst other accolades.














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