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Daily Current Affairs 16th February 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 16th February 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 16th 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 16th February 2023 Current affairs test.

 

National News

1. ‘Cycle for Health’ Rally in New Delhi

  • The ‘Cycle for Health’ cyclathon was hosted at Lady Hardinge Medical College under the aegis of the Union Health Ministry.
  • The event aimed to underscore the importance of mental and physical well-being while also advocating for environmentally friendly transport options.
  • This rally is an offshoot of the ‘Swastha Mann, Swastha Ghar’ campaign, initiated in November 2022, which promotes health-conscious living.
  • Union Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, not only graced the event but also participated in the cyclathon.

2. Mumbai’s First Double-Decker Electric AC Bus

  • Mumbai’s BEST has unveiled the country’s first electric double-decker bus equipped with air conditioning.
  • Designed to ferry 73 passengers, the bus is kitted out with safety amenities like CCTV cameras and automatic doors. Its fast-charging capability juices it up in just 80 minutes.
  • Fares commence at Rs 6 for the initial 5 km journey.
  • BEST currently operates 45 of these electric AC buses and intends to add 100 more to its fleet on a wet-lease basis throughout the year.

Appointments and Resignations

3. ICAI Council’s New President – Aniket Sunil Talati

  • Aniket Sunil Talati has been elected as the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) Council for 2023-24. Concurrently, Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal has been designated as the Vice President.
  • Aniket also helms the ICAI’s Accounting Research Foundation (ICAI ARF) as its Director.
  • His unwavering commitment to ICAI is manifested through his association with several of its committees, encompassing the Indian Institute of Insolvency Professionals of ICAI (IIIPI), Accounting Research Foundation (ICAI ARF), and Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) India.

Notable Appointments:

  • Natasha Perianayagam, an Indian-American student, has been lauded with the title ‘Brightest Student Globally’.
  • Dr. Rajeev Singh has been appointed as the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).
  • Madhvendra Singh is the pioneering CEO of Gujarat Maritime Cluster.
  • Arun Kohli now spearheads Morgan Stanley (India).
  • Shamalbhai B Patel assumes the chairmanship at Amul.
  • Former SC Judge AK Sikri has been given the mantle of Administrator for the 2023 Shooting World Cup.

Sports

4. Smriti Mandhana: The Crown Jewel of Women’s Premier League Auction

  • Smriti Mandhana, the Indian opening dynamo, clinched the title of the most sought-after player at the Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction.
  • Her skills were vied for by Royal Challengers Bangalore, who eventually secured her with a hefty bid of Rs 3.4 crore during the WPL 2023 auction in Mumbai.
  • Ashley Gardner, the Australian sensation, was bagged by Gujarat Giants for Rs 3.20 crore, placing her second in the pecking order.
  • Natalie Sciver followed suit, being roped in by Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.20 crores.
  • Deepti Sharma, the versatile Indian all-rounder, was picked up by UP Warriors for a sum of Rs 2.60 crores.
  • Rounding off the top five was Jemima Rodrigues, who was acquired by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2.20 crores.
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