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Current Affairs One-Liner: 18-19th February 2023

Published on February 19, 2023
  • The Federal Cabinet has given its approval for the construction of the Shinku La Tunnel in Ladakh, according to I&B Minister Anurag Singh Thakur. Goal: To offer Ladakh region with all-weather connectivity.
  • Ex Dharma Guardian, an exercise involving India and Japan, will take place at Camp Imazu in Shiga Province, Japan, from February 17 to March 2, 2023. Since 2018, India and Japan have performed it as a yearly joint military drill.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 18-19th February 2023
  • The Kollam district panchayat won the Swaraj Trophy given to the State's top district panchayat for the fiscal year 2021–2022. The district panchayat of Kannur came in second. For best corporation, the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation won the trophy.
  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology presented the Prathista Puraskar, as part of the "Digidhan Awards 2021–22," to the Karnataka Bank (Meity). Goal: To beat the private sector bank category's aim for the highest percentage of BHIM-UPI transactions.
  • According to the worldwide Air Quality Index, Mumbai has surpassed Delhi to become the second-most polluted city in the world (AQI). It was on 10th spot in global ranking.
  • On February 16th, the national-level hackathon "KAWACH-2023" was launched to find creative concepts and technology answers to ensure cyber security, tackle the problems of 21st-century cybercrime, and improve India's cyber readiness.
  • A "Capacity Development Course for Senior Scientists in Effective Leadership and Innovation" was started at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad, Telangana, by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Jitendra Singh.
  • On February 13–15, 2023, Indore, Madhya Pradesh (MP) hosted the inaugural Agricultural Deputies Meeting (ADM) of the Agriculture Working Group (AWG) under India's G20 (Group of Twenty) Presidency.
  • In the presence of Ajay Bhatt, the Minister of States (MoS) for Tourism, G. Kishan Reddy, the Union Minister of Tourism, introduced significant efforts titled "Best Tourism Village Competition Portal" and "Rural Tourism Portal" for the promotion of tourism in India.
  • Amrit Kalash is a new limited-period term deposit scheme from State Bank of India (SBI) with an interest rate of 7.6% for older persons and 7.1% for everyone else.
  • "ABSLI Anmol Suraksha Kawach" was developed by Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Ltd (ABSLI), the life insurance division of Aditya Birla Capital Ltd (ABCL), to address the short-term protection requirements of policyholders.
  • In its research study, Morgan Stanley predicted that India's gross domestic product (GDP) would increase by 6.2% in FY24 if the factors driving domestic demand remained stable despite concerns about a potential downturn.
  • Tata Steel Limited, based in Mumbai (Maharashtra), reiterated its dedication to a sustainable future by completing the first multi-modal shipment of 960 tonnes of steel TMT (Thermo Mechanically Treated) bars from Haldia Port in West Bengal to Agartala in Tripura via the Indo-Bangladesh Protocol (IBP) route.
  • The first artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot in India, "Lexi," was released by Velocity, a domestic financial technology company, and it was merged with OpenAI's ChatGPT.
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