Daily GK Update: 6th February 2023

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : February 6th, 2023

 Honours & Awards

1. Indian music composer, Ricky Kej wins third Grammy for 'Divine Tides'


  • Indian music composer, Ricky Kej won his third Grammy Award in the best new age album category for 'Divine Tides' at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
  • He has shared this award with Stewart Copeland, who collaborated with Kej on the album.
  • Stewart Copeland is a Drummer of the iconic British rock band The Police.
  • Record of the Year: About Damn Time by Lizzo
  • Album of the Year: Harry's House by Harry Styles
  • Song of the Year: Just Like That
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 Summits & Conferences

2. CAG's 6th SCO SAI Leaders’ Meeting to begin in Lucknow


  • The 6th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) Leaders’ Meeting is being hosted by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in Lucknow on 6th February 2023.
  • The meeting was inaugurated by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Anandiben Patel.
  • Theme: 'Integrating Emerging Technologies in Audit'
  • Discussions topics: Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security, and concerns of digital technology.
  • CAG: Girish Chandra Murmu
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 Summits & Conferences

3. Youth -20 meeting begins in Guwahati


  • The first meeting of the Youth -20 engagement group under India's G20 presidency is being organized in the IIT-Guwahati campus, Assam on 6th February 2023.
  • Aim: Provide an opportunity for the students to voice their opinions to the audience worldwide.
  • More than 150 Youth delegates from G20 countries are set to participate in the meetings.
  • Over 12000 college and university students also participated in these events.
  • Youth Affairs and Sports Minister: Anurag Singh Thakur
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 Important Dates

4. PM inaugurates India Energy Week 2023 in Bengaluru


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 'India Energy Week 2023' in Bengaluru, which is being held from 6th to 8th February 2023.
  • Aim: To showcase India's rising prowess as an energy transition powerhouse
  • It will bring together leaders from the energy industry, governments, and academia to discuss the challenges and opportunities that a responsible energy transition presents.
  • During the program, he has also launched multiple initiatives in the field of green energy.
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5. Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf passes away


  • Former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf passed away at the age of 79 in Dubai.
  • He ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008.
  • He has been declared a fugitive in the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto murder case and Red Mosque cleric killing case.
  • In March 2014, he was indicted for suspending the Constitution on November 3, 2007.
  • In December 2019, a special court handed Musharraf a death sentence in the high treason case against him.
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 International Affairs

6. Bangladesh will receive electricity from power plant in Jharkhand


  • Bangladesh minister, Nasrul Hamid has informed that Bangladesh would receive electricity from the Godda power plant in Jharkhand from March 2023.
  • 750MW of power will come from the first unit of the Adani power plant in Godda in March 2023.
  • Another 750 MW of power will come from the second unit of the Godda power plant in April 2023.
  • The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) signed an agreement with the Adani group for importing electricity from its plant at Godda.
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7. India, France, UAE join hands to boost ties in defence, energy


  • India, France, and the UAE announced a formal trilateral cooperation initiative in the areas of defense, nuclear energy, and technology.
  • The Foreign Ministers of the three countries held a telephonic meeting to adopt a roadmap for the implementation of this initiative.
  • Aim: To promote the design and execution of cooperation projects in the fields of energy
  • The countries will discuss further collaboration and training between their defense forces.
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 Banking & Finance

8. Reliance retail becomes first to accept digital rupee at stores


  • Reliance Retail has become the first Indian retailer to introduce Central Bank Digital Currency, also known as the digital rupee.
  • The company has piloted the use of the Digital Rupee in one store in Mumbai.
  • The launch of this facility was in collaboration with Innoviti Technologies, ICICI Bank, and Kotak Mahindra Bank.
  • The Digital Rupees was first introduced by the RBI on December 1, 2022.
  • Initially, It is limited to Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, and Bhubaneswar
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 Banking & Finance

9. RailTel bags ₹253.35 crore project from SBI for 4G connectivity to ATMs


  • RailTel Corporation has received Rs. 253.35 crore project from the State Bank of India (SBI) for providing 4G LTE connectivity to 15,000 offsite ATMs across the country.
  • It will also take care of the operation and maintenance of the entire network for a period of five years.
  • The project includes the set-up of a Network Operations Centre (NOC), backhaul connectivity to the Data centre & Disaster Recovery centre of SBI, a live dashboard for SLA monitoring, etc.
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 National Affairs

10. Govt sets up task force to promote SSP fertiliser


  • In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, the Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Bhagwant Khuba informed that the government has set up a task force under the aegis of the Fertiliser Association of India to improve the quality of Single Super Phosphate (SSP) fertilizer.
  • Aim: To promote its use as an alternative to Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP)
  • The government is promoting the combination of SSP and urea in a ratio of 3:1 in order to encourage its use among farmers
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Daily GK Update: 6th February 2023


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