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Daily Current Affairs 14th February 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 14th February 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 14th February 2023. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 14th February 2023 Current affairs test.

 

National & International Appointments

1. Bangladesh’s 22nd Presidential Appointment: Mohammad Shahabuddin Chuppu

  • Mohammad Shahabuddin Chuppu has been inaugurated as the 22nd President of Bangladesh.
  • His nomination received the backing of the predominant Awami League party.
  • No rival nominations were proposed by any other political faction or individual.
  • Chuppu succeeds President Mohammad Abdul Hamid, whose tenure ends on April 23, 2023.
  • Abdul Hamid holds the unique honor of serving two consecutive five-year presidencies.
  • According to the Constitution of Bangladesh, an individual is prohibited from undertaking more than two presidential terms.

National News

2. Meeting of G20’s Digital Economy Working Group in Lucknow

  • Lucknow was selected as the location for the G20’s digital economy working group conference.
  • Before the event, Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary of Meity, addressed a press conference in Lucknow.
  • This year’s sessions will target three major subjects, with participants from all G20 nations.
  • A highlight topic is Digital Public Infrastructure. India’s achievements in this sector comprise initiatives such as UPI, UIDAI, Diksha, Covin, e-Sanjivani, among other applications launched during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The G20’s fundamental principle echoes the sentiment “Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam”, underscoring unity and translating to “One World, One Family, One Future”.

Honours & Awards

3. IIT Indore Team Receives the Global Best M-GOV Award at World Government Summit

  • The ‘Blockbill’ application, devised by IIT Indore students Niyati Totala and Neel Kalpeshkumar Parikh, was awarded the prestigious Global Best M-GOV Award 2023 in Dubai, UAE.
  • Egyptian President Abel Fattah Al-Sisi presented the accolade.
  • About ‘Blockbill’: The app uses blockchain technology to create digital transaction receipts for its users.
  • Other esteemed awardees are:
    • Silver: The ‘Don’t Waste’ team from Uzbekistan
    • Bronze: The ‘Farmit’ team from Serbia

Sports

4. Jean-Eric Vergne Triumphs in Formula E in Hyderabad

  • Racing for DS Penske, Jean-Eric Vergne clinched victory in the thrilling Formula E race in Hyderabad, overtaking Nick Cassidy.
  • This competition marks the grand resurgence of top-tier motorsports events in India.
  • Vergne commemorates his season’s debut victory.
  • Completing the winners’ stand, Antonio Felix Da Costa from Porsche secured third place.
  • The Hyderabad ePrix stands as the inaugural Formula E race hosted by India, renowned for its electric single-seater racing vehicles.

Important Dates

5. RBI’s Financial Literacy Week 2023 from February 13-17

  • The Reserve Bank of India initiated the ‘Financial Literacy Week’, starting from February 13 and concluding on February 17, 2023.
  • This year’s theme centers on “Good Financial Behaviour – Your Saviour”.
  • The central message aligns with the objectives set in the National Strategy for Financial Education (2020-2025).
  • Since 2016, the RBI has consistently organized this educational week to promote financial awareness.

National & International Appointments

6. Swearing-in of Four Chief Justices to Indian High Courts

  • The Ministry of Law and Justice has sanctioned the appointment of four chief justices to various high courts. These include Justices Sonia G Gokani, Sandeep Mehta, Jaswant Singh, and N Kotiswar Singh.
  • The Gujarat High Court will have Justice Gokani as its presiding chief justice.
  • Justice Sandeep Mehta will assume the Chief Justice role at Gauhati HC.
  • The helm at Tripura HC will be undertaken by Chief Justice Jaswant Singh.
  • Chief Justice N Kotiswar Singh will oversee the judicature of J&K and Ladakh HC.
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