22 Feb 2024 : Daily Current Affairs Questions

Kasturba Gandhi died today on 22 February 1944. Kasturba Gandhi, wife of Mahatma Gandhi, died on this day in the British prison Aga Khan Palace in Pune.

What is the name of India’s first chat GPT?

The country’s first AI platform ‘Hanuman’, built on the lines of ChatGPT, will be launched next month. It has been developed by 8 affiliated universities of the country with the support of Reliance Industries. It was shown at a tech conference on Tuesday. During this, an auto mechanic from South spoke to the AI ​​bot in Tamil.

What was the theme of the demonstration exercise ‘Vayu-Shakti 2024’?

On February 17, 2024, the Indian Air Force’s demonstration exercise ‘Vayu-Shakti 2024’ was conducted at the Pokhran Range near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. The theme of Exercise Vayu-Shakti 2024 was ‘Thunderbolt from the Sky’. A total of 121 aircraft participated in the exercise, including indigenous aircraft ‘Tejas’ and helicopters ‘Prachanda’ and ‘Dhruv’.

Which satellite was launched by ISRO recently?

INSAT-3DS satellite was launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on February 17, 2024, from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, using the GSLV-F14 launch vehicle. With the help of INSAT-3DS, natural disasters can be predicted.

Where is India in Democracy Index 2023?

Recently, a report titled Democracy Index 2023 on the state of democracy in the world was released by the Economist Intelligence Unit. India has reached 41st position in the index. In the year 2022, India was at 46th position. Norway, New Zealand and Iceland top the index respectively.

Which Jain monk recently left his body through Sallekhana?

On February 18, Saint Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj, who is known as the present day Vardhaman of the Jain community, left his body through ‘Sallekhana’. It is known that ‘Sallekhana’ is a practice of Jainism, in which food and water are voluntarily sacrificed to leave the body.

Why was Imtiaz Qureshi famous?

India’s famous chef Imtiaz Qureshi passed away on February 16, 2024. He was 93 years old. Chef Imtiaz Qureshi played an important role in developing the ‘Dum Pukht’ style of cooking and making Delhi’s ‘Bukhara’ a world-renowned brand. Qureshi is credited with the revival of Awadhi cuisine.

Which agreement has been signed between India and Taiwan?

India and Taiwan signed Migration and Mobility Agreement on 16 February. This agreement will facilitate employment of Indian workers in various sectors. The MoU was signed by the Director General of the India-Taipei Association (ITA) and the Head of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in New Delhi.

Which bank has got the title of Best Technology?

South Indian Bank recently won the title of ‘Best Technology Bank of the Year’ at the 19th ‘IBA Annual Banking Technology Conference, Expo and Citation’. Indian Banks Association (IBA) is a platform to explore the latest banking technology innovations and connect with potential partners.

Who will be given the 58th Jnanpith Award for Urdu and Sanskrit?

The 58th Jnanpith Award will be given to Jagatguru Rambhadracharya ji for Sanskrit and famous lyricist Gulzar for Urdu. From the year 1965, the Jnanpith Award was given annually for outstanding contribution to Indian literature. The award is presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith, which was established in 1944.

There will be ‘no bag day’ in school one day a week in Madhya Pradesh

Now in Madhya Pradesh, in all government and private (MP Board, CBSE, ICSE) schools, the weight of the bag will have to be written on the notice board according to the class. This order of the Directorate of Public Instruction will be applicable from the new education session 2024-25.

Will be applicable to children from class 1 to class 12. According to this, it has been made mandatory for the maximum weight of the school bag to be 2.2 kg for class 1 and 4.5 kg for class 10.

Bag weight chart will have to be posted on the notice board
The school will put a chart of the weight of the bag on the notice board.

• Homework should not be given to class 2 students. Students from class 3 to 5 will be given 2 hours of homework every week, students from class 6 to 8 will be given 1 hour every day and students from class 9 to 12 will be given only 2 hours of homework every week.

Such a time table has to be prepared so that students do not have to bring all the books/exercise books/copies every day.

There should be arrangements to keep exercise books and other materials in the school for students up to 8th.

There should be ‘no bag day’ once a week in schools. Extra curriculum activities will be conducted on this day

The share of religious minority groups in jobs has decreased in the last 5 years in the country.

According to data from the Labor Ministry under the central government, the share of people working as regular salaried staff in the Muslim community has declined by 6.8% since FY 2019. Their share declined from 22.1% in financial year 2018-19 to 15.3% in 2022-23. There was a decline of 3.2% in the Christian community and 2.5% in the Sikh community. The decline was smallest among the majority Hindu community at 2.3%. Santosh Mehrotra, visiting professor at the University of Bath, says that jobs are available in urban areas.


Khajuraho Dance Festival

In the 50th year of Kathak Kumbh, Kathak Kumbh was organized in the West Temple Group on Tuesday. In this, 1,484 artists performed simultaneously, which got recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. During this, CM Dr. Mohan Yadav announced the opening of Gurukul in Khajuraho.

Amin Sayani passed away

Amin Sayani (91), a well-known radio presenter and who gave a new identity to radio, passed away on Tuesday night. ‘Binaka Geetmala’ brought him immense popularity.


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