Daily GK Update: 13th February 2022

By Stuti Mishra|Updated : February 13th, 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. Debashis Mitra appointed as President of ICAI for 2022-23

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  • Debashis Mitra has been appointed as the President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for the year 2022-23.
  • Prior to this, he was serving as the Vice-President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for 2021-22.
  • After being part of Central Council for 2016-19, he is serving his 2nd consecutive term for 2019-22.
  • Apart from him, ICAI appointed Aniket Sunil Talati as Vice President.
  • ICAI was established in 1949 as a statutory body 
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 Defense

2. IAF to display Light Combat Aircraft Tejas at Singapore Air Show 2022

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  • Indian Air Force will showcase Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) at the four-day Singapore Air Show 2022.
  • LCA Tejas will display low level aerobatics to showcase its superior handling characteristics and maneuverability.
  • The 44-member contingents of Indian Air Force (IAF) will participate in the Show-2022
  • Singapore Air Show:
    • It is scheduled to be held from February 15 to 18, 2022.
    • It is a biennial event for the Global Aviation Industry to showcase their products.
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 Banking & Finance

3. NABARD launches JIVA Programme for promoting natural farming

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  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched ‘JIVA’ programme to promote natural farming, apart from ensuring sustainability and rejuvenate ‘life’ around agricultural field.
  • Under this, NABARD will invest Rs 50,000 per hectare.
  • It will be implemented on the existing completed (or near completed) projects of watersheds and wadis programme in around 11 states covering 5 agroecological zones, which are in ecologically fragile and rain-fed areas.
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 Important Dates

4. World Radio Day: 13th February

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  • World Radio Day is observed annually on 13th February to recognize radio as a powerful medium and its unique ability to reach out the widest audience which can help to shape a society’s experience of diversity and build a more peaceful and inclusive world.
  • Theme 2022: ‘Radio and Trust‘.
  • This Day was proclaimed by UNESCO on 3rd November, 2011 during its 36th conference.
  • It was adopted by United Nations General Assembly in 2012 and was first observed in 2013.
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 National & International Appointments

5. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba declared as President of Burkina Faso

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  • Military officer, Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba has been appointed as the interim President of Burkina Faso, following military coup
  • Burkina Faso military coup took place on January 24, 2022, which was led by Damiba.
  • After this, President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and Prime Minister Lassina Zerbo were disposed from their position and parliament and constitution were declared dissolved
  • Burkina Faso: landlocked country in West Africa with capital at Ouagadougou.
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 Arts & Culture

6. Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF-2022) to held from 29th May

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  • The 17th edition of Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short Fiction and Animation films (MIFF-2022) will take place from 29th May to 4th June, 2022.
  • Films that were completed between September 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2021 are eligible for entry in MIFF-2022.
  • It is organized by Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting with support from Govt of Maharashtra, since 1990
  • It is the oldest and largest festival for non-feature films in South Asia
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 National Affairs

7. India to replace diesel by renewable energy in agriculture by 2024

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  • Union Power Minister R K Singh has announced that India will achieve zero-diesel use in agriculture and replace fossil fuel with renewable energy by 2024.
  • For this, states should develop action plan to achieve the assigned targets and specific agency dedicated for energy efficiency and conservation
  • This initiative is a part of government’s commitment to increase the share of non-fossil fuels by 2030 and become a net zero emitter by 2070.
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 National Affairs

8. Govt approved Rs 26,275 crore outlay for modernization of police forces

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  • Govt has approved Rs 26,275 crore central financial outlay for modernization of police forces (MPF) from 2021-22 to 2025-26.
  • Initiatives to modernize and improve the functioning of Police Forces of States and Union Territories is started by Home Minister Amit Shah 
  • MPF is an umbrella scheme that comprises all relevant sub-schemes for modernization and improvement.
  • Scheme for modernization of state police forces has Central outlay of Rs 4,846 crore
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 Important Dates

9. National Women’s Day in India: 13th February

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  • National Women’s Day is observed in India every year on 13th February to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu (Born on February 13, 1879)
  • She was a political activist and poet who was an important figure in India’s struggle for independence
  • She was honoured with the title of Nightingale of India or ‘Bharat Kokila’, by Mahatma Gandhi
  • She is also recognized for her contribution for women’s equal rights
  • 2022 is the 142nd birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu.
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 International Affairs

10. American cybersecurity firm released report on ModifiedElephant group

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  • American cybersecurity firm ‘SentinelOne’ has released report on ModifiedElephant hacking group that allegedly plant incriminating evidence on personal devices of Indian journalists, human rights activists-defenders, academics, lawyers
  • ModifiedElephant maliciously target specific groups and individuals, including activists arrested in Bhima Koregaon case of 2018
  • Their operators have been infecting their targets using spear phishing emails with malicious file attachments
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 Summits & Conferences

11. PM Modi virtually addressed One Ocean Summit

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  • PM Modi has virtually addressed One Ocean Summit, which was held from 9 to 11 February 2022 in Brest, France
  • It was organized by France, UN and World Bank.
  • Aim: to bring together international community for taking concrete action towards preserving and supporting sustainable ocean ecosystems
  • 2022 edition was held under the chairmanship of French President Emmanuel Macron.
  • 2021 to 2030 has been declared as 'Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development' 
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 Agreement

12. IIT-M Research Park, Saint-Gobain India sign MoU on renewable energy

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  • Saint-Gobain India and the IIT-Madras, Research Park have signed an MoU to develop a 100 per cent renewable energy, research park.
  • As per the MoU, Saint-Gobain would support IIT-M with a funding of Rs 1 crore over the next 3yrs.
  • The aim through this collaboration was to boost the transformation towards a low carbon future and to aid India in achieving 100% RE.
  • objective: To focus on addressing the energy challenges and promote maximum use of alternate energy sources.
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 National & International Appointments

13. German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier re-elected for another term

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  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected to a second term of five years as Germany's president.
  • He was elected with a big majority by a special assembly comprising of the members of lower house of parliament and representatives of 16 states of Germany.
  • He became president in 2017.
  • Before that, he served two stints as foreign minister of Chancellor Angela Merkel and as chief of staff to Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.
  • Germany Chancellor: Olaf Scholz
  • Germany Currency: Euro
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 National Affairs

14. Idia ranked 46th in the Economic Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 202

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  • India ranked 46th in the Economic Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 2021.
  • The report described the state of democracy in 165 countries.
  • The report was prepared based on five parameters viz. functioning of the govt, electoral process and pluralism, political participation, civil liberties and political culture.
  • Norway topped the list with a score of 9.75 followed by New Zealand and Finland.
  • Afghanistan and Myanmar took the bottom two spots, just below North Korea.
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Daily GK Update: 13th February 2022

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