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Daily GK Current Affairs News viable of 23rd February 2022. – Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 23rd February 2022 covering the following news headlines: Kisan Drone Yatra, C-Dome, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, International Rubber Study Group, Blue Economy.

Daily Current Affairs update are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for competitive exams. Daily Current Affairs Update is the complete box of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc.

So, here is the GK update of 23rd February 2022 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt current affairs quiz.

Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows

  • International News
  • National News
  • States News
  • Sports News
  • Obituaries News
  • Miscellaneous News

International News

  1. Russian President Putin divided Ukraine into 3 countries
  • The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has recognized the independence of separatist regions in eastern Ukraine – Donetsk and Luhansk.
  • Putin’s announcement paved the way for Russia to openly send troops and weapons to Ukrainian forces in the long-running conflict against Moscow-backed rebels.
  • Russian-backed rebels have been fighting Ukrainian troops in Donetsk and Luhansk since 2014, with regular violence despite a ceasefire agreement.
  • Eight years after fighting between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces, Putin signed decrees recognizing the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and called on lawmakers to approve measures paving the way for military support.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Russia Capital: Moscow;
  • Russia Currency: Ruble;
  • Russia President: Vladimir Putin.

National News

  1. PM Modi inaugurated ‘Kisan Drone Yatra’ and flagged off 100 ‘Kisan Drones’ 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘Kisan Drone Yatra’, an initiative of Garuda Aerospace Pvt Ltd and flagged off 100 ‘Kisan Drones’ in various cities and towns across India to spray pesticides in fields in Indian states .
  • 100 Kisan Drones were installed in 100 villages in 16 states across India including Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Goa.
  • Farmers can use drones with high potential to transport their produce like fruits, vegetables and flowers to the markets in the shortest possible time and increase their income.
  • While inaugurating, PM addressed farmers in Manesar, Haryana. Kisan Drone Yatra was flagged off from Manesar in Gurgaon, Haryana.
  • Farmer drones will also be promoted for crop evaluation, digitization of land records and spraying of pesticides and nutrients.
  • Garuda Aerospace has set a target of manufacturing two lakh drones in the next two years and this will provide enough employment to the youth.

States News

  1. Gurugram sisters chosen as ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ brand ambassadors 
  • International chess player women FIDE Masters, Tanishka Kotia and her sister Riddhika Kotia have been appointed as the brand ambassadors of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme for Gurugram district of Haryana. Tanishka Kotia won the Limca Book of Records in 2008 for being the youngest chess player. They belong to the state of Haryana.
  • Tanishka Kotia ranks second in the country in the Under16 category, the World Chess Federation rankings released in 2019. He won a gold medal at the ASEAN Chess Championship in 2013 and a silver medal at the Commonwealth Chess Championship in Scotland in 2014. Riddhika Kotia represented India in several prestigious international events including the World Junior Chess Championship 2020.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Haryana: Manohar Lal Khattar;
  • Haryana Capital: Chandigarh;
  • Haryana Governor: Bandaru Dattatreya.

Sports News

  1. India’s R Praggnanandhaa becomes youngest player to beat World No 1 Magnus Carlsen
  • India’s teenage chess grandmaster, Rameshbabu Pragyanand created history by defeating the world’s number one chess champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, in an online chess tournament.
  • The AirThings Masters is the first of nine events of the 2022 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, being held from February to November 2022.
  • The 16-year-old Prague achieved the feat in 39 moves with black pieces in the eighth round of the online rapid chess tournament AirThings Masters.
  • Prague is also the third Indian Grandmaster to win against Magnus Carlsen apart from Viswanathan Anand and Pentala Harikrishna.
  1. Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz creates history, becomes youngest ATP 500 winner
  • 18-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz has won the Rio Open tennis title by defeating Diego Schwartzman in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Seventh-seeded Alcaraz defeated third-seeded Schwartzman 6–4, 6–2 to become the youngest ATP 500 champion to be categorized in 2009.
  • This is Kishor’s second tour-level title in his career after the success at Umag last year. Alkaraz converted five of his six break points in the match. Overall, he won 55 percent of his comeback points to put constant pressure on his experienced opponent.

Obituaries News

  1. Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy passes away
  • Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Gowtham Reddy has passed away. The 50year-old minister returned to India from the Dubai Expo.
  • Reddy was a two-time MLA from Atmakur Assembly Constituency in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh. He was the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Information Technology in the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Miscellaneous News

  1. Lavender designated as brand product of J&K’s Doda district
  • The Union Minister for Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh recently chaired the meetings of the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) of several districts in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • An important decision taken during the meeting was to designate lavender as a Doda brand product to promote lavender under the ‘One District, One Product’ initiative of the Modi government.
  • Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir is the birthplace of India’s purple revolution or lavender cultivation. However, lavender is cultivated in almost all the 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

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