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Daily Current Affairs 26th February 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 26th February 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 26th 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 26th February 2023 Current affairs test.

 

National News

1. Youth 20 India Summit at The Maharaja Sayajirao University

  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University is gearing up to host the Youth 20 (Y20) India Summit in line with India’s G20 Presidency. The main thrust of the summit revolves around climate change and environmental preservation.
  • The inaugural ceremony, initially planned to feature Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel as the distinguished guest, ended up having only Sayajigunj MLA and Mayor Keyur Rokadia, causing a stir within the university’s confines.
  • A diverse group of over 600 delegates spanning 62 nations delved into discussions hinged on the overarching theme, “Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: Steering Towards Sustainable Living.”

Defence

2. Ex-Cobra Warrior Sees Participation from the Indian Air Force

  • An Indian Air Force (IAF) team is prepped to engage in Exercise Cobra Warrior, set to unfold at the Waddington Air Force Base in the UK.
  • Marked from March 26th to March 24th, 2023, this exercise will witness the participation of a mosaic of air forces from nations like Finland, Sweden, South Africa, the USA, and Singapore.
  • IAF’s contribution to the exercise spans across five Mirage 2000 fighters, two C-17 Globemaster cargo planes, and an IL-78 mid-air refueling aircraft.

Honours & Awards

3. Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards 2023 Celebrates “RRR”

  • SS Rajamouli’s cinematic creation, “RRR,” has clinched four coveted titles at the Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards this year.
  • The accolades span across categories such as Best Action Film, Best International Feature, Best Original Song for “Naatu Naatu,” and Best Stunts.
  • Adding to its roster of achievements, “RRR” has also been nominated in the 2023 Oscars for the Best Original Song category, celebrating “Naatu Naatu.” The same song had previously graced the 80th Golden Globe Awards with the Best Original Song title.

Science & Technology

4. Earth’s Enigmatic Fifth Layer Unraveled

  • A team from the Australian National University has embarked on a journey to uncover Earth’s fifth layer.
  • Seismic reverberations, birthed from earthquakes, have shed light on the mysterious depths of Earth’s inner core, hinting at a hitherto unknown layer.
  • Labelled the “innermost inner core,” this layer manifests as a solid metallic sphere nestled within the inner core’s heart. Historically, the consensus was that Earth comprised just four layers.

International Affairs

5. FATF’s Stance on Russia Post Ukraine Crisis

  • In the wake of Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has elected to suspend Russia’s membership, deeming it a breach of FATF’s foundational principles.
  • FATF, an inter-governmental entity, was forged with the intent of countering money laundering and halting terrorist financing, achieved by crafting global benchmarks and evaluating nation-wise adherence to them.
  • Furthermore, FATF has included South Africa and Nigeria in its grey list, signaling increased monitoring.

State Affairs

6. Kerala’s Pioneering Move: Robotic Scavengers for Manhole Cleaning

  • Charting a new path, Kerala’s government has become India’s first state to harness robotic prowess for cleaning fully operational manholes.
  • Dubbed “Bandicoot,” this robotic scavenger was unveiled under the Guruvayur Sewerage Project in Thrissur district by the Kerala Water Authority (KWA), a crucial component of the state government’s 100-day action strategy.
  • The innovative robot was the brainchild of Genrobotics, a Kerala-rooted firm that basked in the glory of the “Kerala Pride” accolade at Huddle Global 2022.
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