Monthly Current Affairs (Beepedia) February 2023

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

RBI, Banking and Economy

  • RBI MPC increases repo rate by 25 bps, pegs FY24 inflation at 5.3%
  • Outward remittance in April-December almost equal to FY22 figure: RBI
  • Bank credit for services up three-fold in Apr-Dec 22 as economic growth takes up-RBI Data

SEBI and FINANCIAL AWARENESS

  • SEBI introduces operational guidelines on green bonds
  • SEBI introduces issue summary document for filing IPO papers in XBRL format
  • NSE gets SEBI approval to launch Social Stock Exchange as a separate segment

NABARD & AGRICULTURE

  • Cabinet gives nod to set up 2,00,000 agri-fishery-dairy cooperatives
  • Agricultural, processed food exports up 13 pc to USD 19.69 bn during Apr-Dec 2022
  • Rs. 127 crores released for Kisan Drone promotion-Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare

NATIONAL

  • Shri G Kishan Reddy launched the Visit India Year 2023 logo in New Delhi
  • India-Fiji ink visa exemption pact for diplomatic and official passports holders
  • India joined global ‘Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate’

INTERNATIONAL

  • IMF approved $4.7-billion support loan package for Bangladesh
  • India delivered fifty more buses to Sri Lanka at Presidential Secretariat premises under Economic Assistance Scheme of Indian govt
  • Google Doodle paid tribute to first female lead in Malayalam film, PK Rosy

STATES

  • Odisha CM's secretary VK Pandian conferred with FIH President award
  • PM virtually inaugurated Jal Jan Abhiyan in Rajasthan
  • Ex-Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga Nominated By US President To Lead World Bank

REPORTS AND INDEXES

  • Rs 21.5 lakh crore loans under Mudra scheme sanctioned since launch: Economic Survey
  • Maharashtra tops list of states buying EVs through FAME scheme- Govt Data
  • Indian civil aviation system jumps to 55th rank in latest ICAO audit: DGCA

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • India's 1st hydrogen train will come by Dec 2023 on heritage routes
  • Saudi Arabia To Send Its First Female Astronaut Into Space
  • MEA launched 'mPassport Police App' to expedite process

DEFENCE

  • Air Marshal Sandeep Singh Demitted the office of Vice Chief of the Air Staff
  • Indo Japan Joint Training Exercise “ DHARMA GUARDIAN” commenced in Japan
  • INS Nireekshak awarded on-the-spot Navy chief Unit Citation for salvage ops

EVENTS

  • First meeting of G20 Education Working Group to be held in Chennai on Feb 1
  • National School of Drama (NSD) to organize the 22nd edition of the Bharat Rang Mahotsav, (BRM), 2023 from 16th to 26th February
  • U.S. Air Force’s B-1B Lancer lands at Aero India 2023 in Bengaluru

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • Manmohan Singh rewarded with Lifetime Achievement Awards by India-UK Achievers Honors
  • VP Nandakumar, Manappuram Finance got Hurun India award
  • Kashmir Files Awarded ‘Best Film’ Title at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2023

SPORTS

  • Wrestler Babita Phogat included in the Oversight Committee
  • India's Monty Desai appointed Nepal's head coach
  • England's World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan retired from cricket

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