Daily Current Affairs 28 February 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 28 February 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 28 February 2020. 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 28 February 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. NTPC with CPCB

  • NTPC has signed MoU with Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to set up air quality monitoring stations.
  • The Central Pollution Control Board of India is a statutory organisation under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. It was established in 1974 under the Water Act, 1974. The CPCB is also entrusted with the powers and functions under the Air Act, 1981.
  • Website: cpcb.nic.in || Founded: 22 September 1974 || Headquarters: New Delhi || Agency executive: S.P. Singh Parihar (Chairperson), Dr. Prashant Gargava (Member Secretary)

2. Unified Vehicle Registration Card

  • Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in the country to introduce Unified Vehicle Registration Card.
  • Madhya Pradesh is also the 2nd state to launch the unified driving license after Uttar Pradesh.

3. Losar festival

  • Losar festival was celebrated at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.
  • The festival is celebrated on the first day of the lunisolar Tibetan calendar also called Tibetan New Year.

4. Geo Imaging Satellite ‘GISAT-1’

  • ISRO will launch the Geo Imaging Satellite “GISAT-1”.
  • It will be launched by Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F10) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.

International News

1. Exercise IndraDhanush Exercise 2020

  • India-UK joint Air Force Exercise IndraDhanush 2020 has begun at Air Force Station Hindan in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Air Chief Marshal: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.

2. World NGO Day

  • World NGO Day is observed globally on 27 February.
  • Aim: To highlight the achievements and success of NGOs from all the sectors across the globe.

3. India’s next Ambassador to Venezuela

  • Abhishek Singh has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Venezuela.
  • Venezuela: Capital: Caracas || Currency: Petro Bolivar Soberano.

Business News

1. USA-based health-care company ‘Providence’

  • Providence, a US-based healthcare systems provider, inaugurated its global innovation centre in Hyderabad,India.
  • Providence Health & Services is a non-profit Catholic health care system operating multiple hospitals across 6 states, with headquarters in Renton, Washington.

2. Vessel ICGS Varad

  • Larsen & Toubro built offshore patrol vessel ICGS Varad which was commissioned into India Coast Guard.
  • Larsen & Toubro Limited, commonly known as L&T is an Indian multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It was founded by two Danish engineers taking refuge in India.

3. The Most Desired Brand by TRA Research

  • 1. Samsung Mobile
  • 2. Apple iPhone
  • 3. Samsung Electronics
  • 4. Sony TV
  • 5. Maruti Suzuki

4. Xiaomi with ISRO

  • Xiaomi will bring Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, NavIC technology of ISRO to its smartphones.
  • The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, with an operational name of NavIC, is an autonomous regional satellite navigation system that provides accurate real-time positioning and timing services. It covers India and a region extending 1,500 km around it, with plans for further extension.
  • ISRO: Headquarters: Bengaluru || Founder: Vikram Sarabhai || Founded: 15 August 1969 || Parent organisation: Department of Space || Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan || Subsidiary: Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

Sports News

1. Ashok Chatterjee passes away

  • Former Indian footballer Ashok Chatterjee has passed away.
  • Former India footballer Ashok Chatterjee, who was a part of the country’s bronze-medal winning teams in the Merdeka Cup in 1965 and 1966

2. Khelo India Winter Games

  • Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/c), Shri Kiren Rijiju has inaugurated the first-ever Khelo India Winter Games in the Union Territory of Ladakh at Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The Union Territory of Ladakh is all set to host the first-ever Khelo India Winter Games.
  • Kongdori, Gulmarg from 7th till 11th March and will have participants competing in Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snow Boarding and Snow Shoeing events.
  • A total of three winter sporting competitions are being held during the Ladakh leg of Khelo India Winter Games, these are – Open Ice Hockey Championship, Figure Skating, Speed Skating.

3. Commonwealth Shooting and Archery Championship

  • Chandigarh, India will host the Commonwealth Shooting and Archery Championships in January 2022.
  • The medals from the two events will be counted for ranking of competing nations at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

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