28 February 2024 Current Affairs in English

28 February 2024 Current Affairs

28 February 2024 Current Affairs refers to the latest news and events happening worldwide and are relevant to our daily lives. Staying updated with the 28 February 2024 Current Affairs is essential for students who are preparing for exams, especially competitive exams, as it forms an important part of the syllabus. The importance of the 28 February 2024 Current Affairs lies in its ability to help students enhance their general knowledge, improve their reading and comprehension skills, and develop their critical thinking abilities.

28 Feb Daily Current Affairs 2024

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National Science Day 2024

National Science Day 2024 (28th February), Theme & History

National Science Day is celebrated annually on February 28th in India to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect by Sir C. V. Raman in 1928. This scientific discovery earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

The theme for National Science Day 2024 is “Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat”. Read the complete article here.

NIA signs MoU with the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine of the Government of Thailand

The National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur under the Ministry of Ayush of the Government of India and the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine of the Ministry of Public Health of the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand signed a memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of an Academic Collaboration in Ayurveda and Thai Traditional Medicine in New Delhi

Ministry of Ayush signed MoU with RIS

The Ministry of Ayush and Research and Information System for Developing Countries, (RIS) New Delhi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at New Delhi. This MoU will bring forth the overview of the Ayush Service sector and will serve the continuation of academic cooperation and collaboration with RIS (a Policy Research autonomous institute of the Ministry of External Affairs.

Justice AM Khanwilkar to be the new Lokpal of the country

Justice AM Khanwilkar will be the new Lokpal of the country. President Droupadi Murmu appointed him along with six members. Justice Lingappa Narayana Swamy, Justice Sanjay Yadav, and Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi will be the Judicial Members of the Lokpal. The other members of Lokpal are Sushil Chandra, Pankaj Kumar, and Ajay Tirkey.

Arkaja Das (IPoS) appointed as Director in the Women & Child Development Ministry

The Central Government has approved the appointment of Arkaja Das (IPoS) as Director in the Ministry of Women & Child Development. According to an order issued from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Das has been appointed under the Central Staffing Scheme from March 1, 2024, and from October 26, 2027.

Mahanagar Gas acquires 30.97% share in three-wheeler EV company 3ev Industries

Mahanagar Gas said on Tuesday that it has entered into a shareholders’ agreement with 3EV Industries Private Limited to acquire 30.97 percent shareholding in the company that manufactures and operates three-wheeler electric vehicles (EVs). The shareholding will give MGL the right to appoint one Director on the board of 3ev and one board observer.

94% of Indian companies to reskill employees due to impact of AI: LinkedIn

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to reshape the world of work, 94% of companies in India plan to enhance their employees’ skills and abilities this year, according to LinkedIn’s latest “Workplace Learning Report”. The report highlights upskilling employees, aligning learning programs with business goals, and creating a culture of learning.

Soft skills take center stage, with nine in ten L&D professionals prioritizing human skills. The report reveals that 91% of L&D professionals in India view human skills as increasingly competitive in the economy. ‘Communication’ has topped LinkedIn’s most in-demand skills list in 2024 across all countries in the Asia Pacific, including India.

India’s household savings can potentially rise by 2.7% by 2030

India’s ability to raise its growth rates will fundamentally depend on its ability to self-finance investment to maintain macro stability and household savings can potentially rise by 2.7% by 2030, says a latest report by Barclays. As per the report the targeted fiscal consolidation and better savings by public sector units could further boost overall gross savings by 4% of GDP.

Nagaland govt announces universal life insurance scheme

Nagaland government launched a fully-funded universal life insurance scheme to mitigate financial hardship caused by untimely demise. The scheme ensures financial security and protection, providing coverage for breadwinners and family members, complementing the Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme.

MobiKwik introduces Pocket UPI to facilitate payments without linking a bank account

MobiKwik has announced a new feature on its platform, ‘Pocket UPI’, which the fintech company said will enable users to have enhanced control over budgeting and finance management. Pocket UPI allows users to make UPI payments through MobiKwik Wallet without linking their bank account.

Fashion brand Beyoung partners with GoKwik to strengthen its online presence

Beyoung, a fashion brand has entered into a strategic partnership with GoKwik, an eCommerce enabler, to strengthen its online presence in India by expanding Cash on Delivery serviceability while addressing the challenge of high Return to Origin rates. Beyoung has clocked a revenue of over Rs250 crore since inception to further strengthen its digital footprint across India.

NCLT approves Hinduja Group’s resolution plan for Reliance Capital takeover

National Company Law Tribunal has approved IndusInd International Holdings’ resolution proposal for acquiring Reliance Capital. The Hinduja Group company has been given 90 days to implement the resolution, subject to regulatory and other approvals. The NCLT application was made by RCap administrator Nageswara Rao Y, who took charge of the company in November 2021.

PM Modi announces 4 astronauts for Gaganyaan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed the names of four astronauts who have been selected for the Gaganyaan Mission. The astronauts are undergoing training for the country’s maiden human space flight mission.

The four astronauts are – Prashanth Nair, Angad Prathap, Ajit Krishnan, and Shubhanshu Shukla. The Gaganyaan Mission is India’s first human space flight program.

The project envisages a demonstration of human spaceflight capability by launching crew members into an orbit of 400 km for a three-day mission and bringing them back safely to Earth by landing in Indian sea waters. ISRO completed the acceptance tests of the flight engine identified for the first unmanned Gaganyaan (G1) mission, tentatively scheduled for Q2 2024.

This engine will power the upper stage of the human-rated LVM3 vehicle and has a thrust capability of 19 to 22 tonnes with a specific impulse of 442.5 seconds. Among other feats India now aims for are the Gaganyaan Mission in 2024-2025, setting up ‘Bharatiya Antariksha Station’ by 2035, and sending the first Indian to the Moon by 2040.

IIT Madras, THSTI developed an India-specific AI gestation age estimation model

Researchers at IIT Madras and THSTI have developed an India-specific artificial intelligence model called ‘Garbhini-GA2’ to accurately determine the age of a fetus in pregnant women during the second and third trimesters. The model reduces errors in estimating gestational age for the Indian population by almost three times.

The release informed that the researchers used genetic algorithm-based methods to develop Garbhini-GA2, which resulted in being more accurate than the current Hadlock and recent INTERGROWTH-21st models when applied in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. The Garbhini-GA2 model reduces the GA estimation median error by more than three times when compared to Hadlock.


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