Daily Current Affairs for BBA & Hotel Management Exam: 15th February 2022

By Rajat Pandey|Updated : February 15th, 2022
  • Current Affairs plays a vital role in the preparation of BBA & IPM and HM Entrance exams. Current Affairs keep you update about the happenings around the world. The majority of questions asked in the exam are from the latest current affairs. 
  • Current Affairs not only keeps you up to date but also provides you a better perspective and knowledge about the important burning issues worldwide.

 National & International Appointments

1. Ilker Ayci appointed as MD & CEO of AIR India

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  • Former chairman of Turkish Airlines, Ilker Ayci (51 years) has been appointed as the CEO and MD of Air India.
  • His appointment is subject to requisite regulatory approvals.
  • He will assume the officer on or before April 1, 2022.
  • Tata Group took over Air India in January 2022 in a move which is considered formal homecoming for India’s first airline born in 1932 before it was nationalized nearly 70 years ago
  • Other airlines under Tata groups: Vistara and AirAsia India

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 National Affairs

2. Indian Railways to facilitate world-class wrestling academy at Kishanganj

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  • Indian Railways will facilitate world-class wrestling academy at Kishanganj in the National capital to provide the best facilities to sportspersons in India
  • Total cost of the project: Rs. 30.76 crores
  • It will serve as a platform to provide an opportunity to many budding wrestlers to become champions in the times to come.
  • Most of the elite wrestlers are from Railways including Sushil (2008 & 2012), Sakshi Malik (2016), Ravi Kumar and Bajrang (2020).

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 Arts & Culture

3. Jaisalmer Desert Festival begins in Rajasthan

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  • World-famous Jaisalmer Desert Festival has begun at Pokhran, Rajasthan with colourful grand procession followed by Miss Pokaran and Mister Pokran competitions.
  • It is also known as Maru Mahotsav of the Golden City.
  • It is a 4-day long festival with competitions like Turban tying, Panihari Matka , Mehandi and mandana competitions.
  • Other attractions: Camel Safari, Camel beautification, Camel Polo match, BSF Camel Tattoo, Camel dance, etc.

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 National & International Appointments

4. Ravi Chopra resigns as Chairman of Supreme Court appointed Char Dham Panel

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  • Veteran environmentalist Ravi Chopra (75 years) has resigned as Chairman and member of High Powered Committee (HPC) for Char Dham project, appointed by Supreme Court
  • He was assigned the chairmanship of HPC in September 2019 to oversee all-weather road widening project in Char Dham circuit.
  • Char Dham Road Project: It envisages widening of 10 mtrs roads to improve accessibility to Char Dham (Four shrines): Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath

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 Books & Authors

5. Book titled ‘How to Prevent the Next Pandemic’ to be launched in May 2022

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  • Book titled as ‘How to Prevent the Next Pandemic’ will be launched in May 2022.
  • The book has been authored by Bill Gates under Penguin Books publishing house.
  • The book is about specific steps that can only stop future pandemics but, in the process, provide better health care for everyone around the world.
  • In 2021, Bill Gates’ has authored the book ‘How to Avoid a Climate Disaster’.
  • It will be published in UK, India, Australia, and South Africa.

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 Science & Technology

6. Reliance Jio ties up with Luxembourg’s SES for satellite-based broadband

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  • Reliance Jio has tied-up with Luxembourg-based satellite and telecom services provider ‘SES’ to provide satellite-based broadband communication services in India.
  • Under this, Jio Platforms has formed joint venture with SES, named as Jio Space Technology
  • It will deliver next generation scalable and affordable broadband services in India, leveraging satellite technology
  • Jio will hold 51% and SES will own 49% equity stake.
  • Total value of the contract: $100 million

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 Agreement

7. J&K govt signs pact with New Zealand for transforming sheep farming sector

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  • Jammu and Kashmir govt has signed a pact with New Zealand for the transformation of sheep farming sector in the Union territory of J&K.
  • 2022 marks 70th anniversary of the commencement of bilateral relations between India and New Zealand.
  • Objective: To improve farmers’ remuneration, transfer of technology in research and development, marketing and value addition of sheep products of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Lt Governor of J&K: Manoj Sinha.

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 Banking & Finance

8. Dept of Expenditure releases 1154.90 crores for Urban Local Bodies

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  • Department of Expenditure has released an amount of Rs 1154.90 crore to four states for providing grants to Urban Local Bodies.
  • Four States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, and Sikkim.
  • These grants released are meant for Non-Million Plus cities including Cantonment Boards.
  • The 15th Finance Commission in its report for 2021-22 to 2025-26 has divided Urban Local Bodies into two categories.
  • Out of total grants, 40% is a basic grant and the remaining 60% is a tied grant.

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 Arts & Culture

9. First Ladakh Ice and Snow-Sculpture Workshop 2022 concluded

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  • Lt. Governor Ladakh R.K. Mathur addressed the concluding ceremony of First Ladakh Ice and Snow-Sculpture Workshop 2022.
  • Organised by: Kangsing Snow and Ice Sculpture Association in association with Ladakh Police at Sangtakchan near Tsogsti on the way to Chilling.
  • Snow Sculpture will be introduced in Ladakh from the next winter season as a tourist attraction, which will also create job opportunities for the locals.

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 State Affairs

10. DEPwD organized ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’ for distribution of aids

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  • Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) has organized ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’ for distribution of aids and assistive devices to ‘Divyangjan’ in MP
  • It has been launched under ADIP Scheme of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in association with ALIMCO and District Administration of Niwari, MP
  • Under this, 737 aids and assistive devices of different category will be distributed free of cost among 409 pre-identified Divyangjan

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 Banking & Finance

11. CBI books ABG Shipyard for India’s biggest bank fraud of Rs 22,842 cr

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  • CBI has booked ABG Shipyard for alleged Rs 22,842-crore financial fraud, which is the biggest bank fraud case ever registered
  • ABG Shipyard is the flagship entity of ABG Group
  • Company cheated consortium of 28 banks and financial institutions
  • This case pertained to funds misused during 2012-17 period.
  • FIR has been filed in which Rishi Agarwal (CMD of ABG Shipyard) has also been booked
  • Company was engaged in diversion of funds, misappropriation, criminal breach of trust

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 State Affairs

12. ‘Dekho Meri Dilli’ app can be used to book tickets for tourist spots

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  • Delhi govt’s mobile app Dekho Meri Dilli can now be used to book tickets for various tourist spots from Mughal Garden to Red Fort
  • This app will provide users with a link to the Mughal Garden ticketing site and help them with details such as how to reach the area and what facilities are available nearby.
  • 'Dekho Meri Dilli’ recently added details of biodiversity parks developed and maintained by DDA and Bharat Darshan Park developed by SDMC
  • It was launched in Sep 2021

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 International Affairs

13. Meta board suggest Facebook and Instagram to make strict doxxing rules

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  • Meta’s oversight board has suggested Facebook and Instagram to apply strict doxxing rules and consider doxxing as an offence which should prompt temporary account suspension
  • Doxxing: Publishing and analysing others' personal information on internet with a malicious intent that can reveal person's real identity making them victims of harassments and cyber-attacks
  • It is used to shame or punish people who would rather stay anonymous, because of their controversial beliefs

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 National Affairs

14. Centre reduces agri-cess for Crude Palm Oil (CPO) from 7.5% to 5%

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  • Govt has reduced agri-cess for Crude Palm Oil (CPO) from 7.5% to 5% with effect from 12th February 2022
  • After reduction, import tax gap between CPO and Refined Palm Oil has increased to 8.25%
  • Increase in the gap between CPO and Refined Palm Oil will benefit domestic refining industry to import Crude Oil for refining
  • Govt will also extend current basic rate of import duty of 0% on Crude Palm Oil, Crude Soyabean oil and Crude Sunflower Oil till 30th Sept, 2022

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