Daily GK Update - 12th February 2024 Current Affairs

Daily GK Update - 12th February 2024 Current Affairs
12-February 2024...........

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                       Current Affairs

                                                 National Affairs

India will launch UPI in Sri Lanka and Mauritius.

  • After the introduction of the Unified Payment Interface in many countries, India is set to launch UPI in Sri Lanka and Mauritius also.
  • Currently, UPI is accepted in France, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Singapore, Maldives, and Bhutan.

Eight Former Navy veterans have been freed and arrived in India.

  • Eight Former Indian Navy Officers who were sentenced in Qatar have arrived in India.
  • They were convicted in Qatar in a case related to espionage.
  • They were recently pardoned due to the personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Assam Chief Minister launches Jersey and Logo of Khelo India University Games.

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma launches the Logo of Khelo India University Games - 2023. Assam Chief Minister Dr.
  •  Himanta Biswa Sarma launched the Logo, Anthem, Mascot, Jersey, and Torch of Khelo India University Games - 2023, Ashtalakshmi in Guwahati.

Telangana has decided to change the vehicle prefix and state emblem.

  • The Telangana Government has decided to have vehicle registrations to be prefixed with TG instead of TS.
  • The Government also decided to change the state emblem and also redesign Telangana Thalli.

                                         International Affairs

Nawaf Salam, a Judge from Lebanon has been selected for president of ICJ.

  • Nawaf Salam, a Lebanese judge has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the International Court of Justice.
  • He will stay as the Chief Justice of the International Court of Justice for 3 years.

                                           Days and Themes

12 February: National Productivity Day.

  • Theme24 - “Artificial Intelligence (AI)- Productivity Engine for Economic Growth.”
  • The objective of the National Productivity Council is to stimulate & promote productivity and quality consciousness across all sectors in the country.


FIFA and the Ministry of Education have joined hands to promote football in India.

  • Football's global governing body -- FIFA -- has launched the ''Football for Schools" (F4S) mobile application in India.
  • This programme is aimed at promoting football in India which is where cricket is predominantly popular.

Australia wins the Under-19 World Cup title.

  • The final was played between Australia and India which Australia won after defeating India by 79 runs in the final match at Willowmoore Park, Benoni.


Test Your Knowledge

1. What is the new vehicle registration prefix for Telangana?

(a) TS

(b) TG

(c) AP

(d) KA

Answer- TS

2. Who was appointed as the new Chief Justice of the International Court of Justice?

(a) Anjana Prakashan

(b) Nawaf Salam

(c) Tonio Borg

(d) Dalveer Bhandari

Answer- Nawaf Salam

3. What is the theme of National Productivity Day 2024?

(a) Innovation and Entrepreneurship

(b) Sustainable Development

(c) Artificial Intelligence for Growth

(d) Skill Development for All

Answer- Artificial Intelligence for Growth

4. Which organization partnered with the Indian Ministry of Education to promote football?

(a) UEFA

(b) FIFA

(c) AFC

(d) IOC

Answer- FIFA

5. Which team won the U-19 Cricket World Cup 2024?

(a) India

(b) Australia

(c) England

(d) New Zealand

Answer- Australia


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