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Daily Current Affairs 21st February 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 21st February 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 21st 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 21st February 2023 Current affairs test.


National & International Appointments

1. BVR Subrahmanyam’s Ascension as CEO of NITI Aayog

  • The central government has confirmed the appointment of BVR Subrahmanyam, a 1987 batch IAS officer hailing from the Chhattisgarh cadre, to the esteemed position of CEO of NITI Aayog.
  • Succeeding Parameswaran Iyer, who has now taken on the role of Executive Director of the World Bank, Mr. Subrahmanyam brings a wealth of experience to his new role. His tenure as the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir and the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) in Chhattisgarh speaks volumes about his capability. His close association with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh from 2004 to 2008 as his private secretary is also noteworthy.

Honours & Awards

2. Accolades at DPIFF Awards 2023 for Ranbir Kapoor

  • At the renowned Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF) Awards 2023 in Mumbai, Ranbir Kapoor emerged as the victor, clinching the Best Actor award for his sterling performance in “Brahmastra Part One-Shiva.”
  • Joining him in the spotlight was Alia Bhatt, who garnered the Best Actress title for her portrayal in “Gangubai Kathiawadi.” Several other cinematic masterpieces and performances were celebrated, with awards such as Best Film going to “The Kashmir Files,” and Film Of The Year to “RRR,” among others.

Summits & Conferences

3. India Takes Centre Stage at UN Roundtables as G-20 Chair

  • With its mantle as the Chair of the G-20, India is poised to host the Permanent Mission Roundtables at the esteemed United Nations Headquarters. This initiative is a precursor to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Summit 2023 scheduled in New York.
  • The roundtable discussion titled ‘Gandhian Trusteeship: A Panel Discussion on Sustainable Lifestyles and Enduring Peace’ is keenly anticipated on February 23, 2023. Here, the spotlight will be on India’s monumental achievements and the replication of its success story on a global scale.


4. The Demise of Former Gujarat Governor O P Kohli

  • The nation mourns the passing of former Gujarat Governor and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, Om Prakash Kohli. He breathed his last at the age of 87 in Noida.
  • Having stepped into politics in January 1991, Mr. Kohli had an illustrious career. He served as the 19th Governor of Gujarat between 2014 and 2019 and even shouldered the responsibilities of Governor of Madhya Pradesh and Goa briefly. Prior to his political journey, he imparted knowledge as a lecturer at esteemed institutions like Hansraj College and Deshbandhu College in Delhi.


5. INS Sumedha’s Engagement in IDEX and NAVDEX at Abu Dhabi

  • The Indian Naval Ship Sumedha has graced Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), with its presence. It is there to participate in the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) 2023 and the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) 2023.
  • This endeavor seeks to spotlight India’s commendable shipbuilding prowess and amplify the “Aatma Nirbhar Bharat” vision. INS Sumedha, commissioned into the Indian Navy in 2014, is a testament to India’s indigenous shipbuilding capabilities being the third ship of the Saryu class Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels.

Important Dates

6. Observance of International Mother Language Day 2023

  • February 21 stands as a beacon of celebration for linguistic and cultural diversity globally with the International Mother Language Day. The theme for 2023, “Multilingual education – a necessity to transform education,” encapsulates its essence.
  • Originally conceived by Bangladesh, this significant day was embraced by UNESCO during their 1999 General Conference. The day venerates mother tongues and their inestimable value.
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