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Daily Current Affairs 15th February 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 15th February 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 15th 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 15th February 2023 Current affairs test.

 

National News

1. Delhi to Host India’s Premier National Metro Rail Knowledge Centre

  • India’s renowned infrastructure firm, GA Infra Pvt Ltd, has won the contract to design and establish India’s inaugural National Metro Rail Knowledge Centre.
  • With a projected budget of Rs 460 million, the centre is destined to be erected at the Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station in Delhi under a public-private partnership (PPP) framework.
  • The proposed structure aims to serve as a hub for insights and innovation related to India’s Metro rail systems, providing a unified platform for interaction and collaboration.

Honours & Awards

2. Dr. Mahendra Kumar Mishra to Receive UNESCO’s International Mother Language Award 2023

  • The esteemed linguist, Dr. Mahendra Mishra, is set to be honored with the prestigious International Mother Language Award 2023 by UNESCO.
  • This recognition is attributed to his significant contributions in nurturing mother languages within India.
  • The award will be presented to him by Bangladesh’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, at the International Mother Language Institute in Dhaka.
  • In a landmark achievement, Dr. Mishra becomes the first Indian to be recognized with this distinguished award for promoting language. His other accolades include recognition from the Odisha Sahitya Akademi.

Banking and Financial

3. Paytm Introduces Special G20-themed QR Code to Celebrate India’s G20 Chairmanship

  • In recognition of India’s chairmanship of the G20 and to honor the country’s achievements in mobile transactions, Paytm has unveiled an exclusive G20-themed QR Code.
  • The launch was conducted by Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw during ‘Digital Payments Utsav’ 2023.
  • As a part of this event, Paytm has kickstarted a unique campaign in which a specially branded vehicle will tour high-footfall areas in Delhi.
  • Renowned for pioneering the QR code-based mobile transactions in India, Paytm’s special QR Code incorporates symbols of MeitY’s ‘DigiDhan Mission’, G20 2023, and India’s 75th Independence Anniversary.
  • About PAYTM:
    • Inception: February 2010
    • Main Office: Noida, Uttar Pradesh
    • Parent Company: One97 Communications Ltd.
    • Founder: Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Banking & Finance

4. South Indian Bank and Maruti Suzuki Announce Partnership for Auto Loans

  • A formal agreement has been inked between South Indian Bank and Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) to assist dealer partners in enhancing vehicle inventory financing.
  • This alliance also aims to offer comprehensive and convenient auto financing solutions to customers.
  • The partnership is expected to achieve shared business objectives, creating mutual benefits.
  • Key Figures and Information:
    • At the forefront of South Indian Bank is Murali Ramakrishnan, with its head office located in Thrissur.
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