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Current Affairs of February 2024

The venue of multi-national peacekeeping exercise Shanti Prayas IV with participation of 19 countriesKathmandu, Nepal
The former Indian international civil servant, writer and MP from Kerala who has been awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) by the French GovernmentDr. Shashi Tharoor
The well-known radio announcer famous for the programme Binaca Geetmala, who passed away on 20.02.2024Ameen Sayani
The team which was defeated by Indian women's team in the finals to win the Badminton Asia Team Championship 2024Thailand
The place in Rajasthan where Indian Air Force has conducted Exercise Vayu Shakti-24 with the theme Lightning Strike from the SkyPokhran, Jaisalmer
The Indian offspinner who has become the second Indian and the ninth man to take 500 wickets in test cricket (dismissing England's Zak Crawley at Rajkot)R. Ashwin
The indigenous variety of lemon which has been declared to tbe state fruit of Assam by its cabinetKaji Nemu
The company which has become the first Indian company to cross Rs. 20 lakh-crore in market capitalisationReliance Industries
The Indian tennis player who has won the 2024 Chennai Open Challenger tournament defeating Italian player Luca Nardi in the finalsSumit Nagal
The marathon world record holder from Kenya who passed away on 11 February 2024 in a road accidentKelvin Kiptum
The city of United Arab Emirates in which the first Hindu stone temple (built by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha) was inaugurated by the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiAbu Dhabhi
The city in which the Regional Centre of Sangeet Nataka Akademi, named Dakshin Bharat Sanskritik Kendra was inaugurated by the former Vice-President Shri Venkaiah NaiduHyderabad
The country which has granted Golden Visa to Super 30 founder Shri Anand KumarUAE
The rank of India according to the World Bank's 'Logistics Performance Index Report (2023) for 139 countries38
The airport in Gujarat which has been granted the status of an international airport by the Govt of IndiaSurat
The new Chief Minister of Jharkhand who has taken over following the resignation Shri Hemant SorenShri Champai Soren
The first Survey Vessel Large (SVL) ship, commissioned into the Indian Navy in the presence of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam on February 03, 2024 is namedINS Sandhayak
The venue for the second part of Khelo India Winter Games 2024 to be held from 21 to 25 February 2024Gulmarg
The venue for the first part of Khelo India Winter Games 2024 held from 02 to 06 February 2024Leh

Eminent Jurist Fali S Nariman

Eminent juirst Fali Sam Nariman passed away on 21.02.2024.

  1. He was a senior advocate of the Supreme Court of India
  2. He was the Additional Solicitor General of India from May 1972 to June 1975.
  3. He was recipient of the Padma Bhushan (1991), Padma Vibhushan (2007) and Gruber Prize for Justice (2002)
  4. He was a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha from 1999 to 2005.
  5. His autobiography is titled Before Memory Fades.

Launch of INSAT-3DS

  1. Launch date: 17 February 2024
  2. Launched from: Prof Satish Dhawan Space Centre
  3. Launch vehicle: GSLV Mk II F14
  4. Type of satellite: Meteorological satellite

Bharat Ratna

The following eminent personalities have been awarded the Bharat Ratna by the Government of India

  1. Shri L.K. Advani, former Deputy PM and Home Minister of India
  2. Shri P.V. Narsimha Rao, former PM of India (posthumous)
  3. Shri Charan Singh, former PM of India (posthumous)
  4. Shri M.S. Swaminathan, renowned agricultural scientist (posthumous)

66th Grammy Awards 2024

  1. Record of the Year: Flowers by Miley Cirus
  2. Album of the Year: Midnights by Taylor Swift
  3. Song of the Year: What was I made for? by Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell
  4. Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: As We Speak – Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer featuring Rakesh Chaurasia
  5. Best Global Music Performance: Pashto by Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain featuring Rakesh Chaurasia

Important Days of February

World Wetlands Day: 02 February 2024

Designated by: Ramsar Convention Secretariat

Theme: Wetlands and Human Wellbeing

First Observed in: 1997

World Cancer Day: 04 February 2024

Designated by: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Theme: Close the Care Gap.

First Observed in: 2000

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: 06 February 2024

Designated by: U.N.O.

First Observed in: 2013

Theme: Her Voice, Her Future

Safer Internet Day: 06 February 2024

Designated by: European Union

Theme: Together for a better internet

First Observed in: 2004

World Pulses Day: 10 February 2024

Designated by: U.N.O.

First Observed in: 2020

International Day of Women and Girls in Science: 11 February 2024

Designated by: U.N.O.

First Observed in: 2016

World Radio Day: 13 February 2024

Designated by: UNESCO

Theme: Radio: A century informing, entertaining and educating

First Observed in: 2013

World Day of Social Justice: 20 February 2024

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2008

International Mother Language Day: 21 February 2024

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2008

Rare Disease Day: 29 February 2024 (Last day of February)

Designated by: European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS)

First Observed in: 2008

Henley Passport Index 2024

1.France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain
2.Finland, Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden
3.Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Luxemburg, United Kingdom

77th British Academy Film Awards

  • Best Film: Oppenheimer directed by Christopher Nolan
  • Best Director: Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer
  • Best Actor: Cillian Murphy for Oppenheimer
  • Best Actress: Emma Stone for Poor Things
  • Most awards: Oppenheimer (7)
  • Most nominations: Oppenheimer (13)

Newly Designated Ramsar Sites in India

The following 5 new sites were added to the list of Ramsar Sites in India on the occasion of World Wetlands Day 2024, India increasing its tally of Ramsar sites (Wetlands of International Importance) to 80 from existing 75.

  1. Ankasamudra Bird Conservation Reserve (Karnataka)
  2. Aghanashini Estuary (Karnataka)
  3. Magadi Kere Conservation Reserve (Karnataka)
  4. Karaivetti Bird sanctuary (Tamil Nadu)
  5. Longwood Shola Reserve Forest (Tamil Nadu)