Daily GK Update - 20th February 2024 Current Affairs

Daily GK Update -  20th February 2024 Current Affairs
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                                                Current Affairs

                                                National Affairs

Gyan Chaturvedi has been honored with Vyas Samman.

  • Hindi Satarist Writer Gyan Chaturvedi has been honored with the 32nd Vyas Samman for his work ‘Pagalkhana’.
  • Gyan Chaturvedi was awarded Padma Shri in 2015 for his contribution to Literature.
  • Vyas Samman carries a cash prize of 4 lakh rupees, a citation, and a plaque.

AadiMahotsav – National Tribal Festival was organised by TRIFED.

  • TRIFED (Tribal Co-operative Marketing Federation of India) organized “Aadi Mahotsav – National Tribal Festival,”.
  • “Aadi Mahotsav – National Tribal Festival,” held at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi.

                                             International Affairs

Russian Forces have taken control of the key Ukrainian City of Avdiivka.

  • The Russian military has confirmed that they have taken control of Avdiivka, which is a key city on the western border of Ukraine.

                                          Awards and Honours

President Awards ‘Jeevan Raksha Padak’ To RPSF Constable.

  • President of India, Draupadi Murmu during a ceremony on Republic Day 2024, awarded the prestigious ‘Jeevan Raksha Padak’ upon Sh. Shashikant Kumar, a constable of the Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF).

                                              Days and Themes

World Day of Social Justice

  • Every year, on the 20th of February, the global community comes together to observe the World Day of Social Justice.


Shubman Gill was designated as Punjab's ‘state icon’ for Lok Sabha polls.

  • The Punjab Chief Electoral Officer’s office has announced Indian cricketer Shubman Gill as the new “state icon” for Punjab.

MS Dhoni Named Captain of IPL’s Greatest All-Time Team.

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL), since its inception in 2008, has been a powerhouse of talent and excitement in the cricketing world.
  • To commemorate its success, a selection panel comprising esteemed former cricketers and journalists convened to assemble the IPL’s all-time greatest team.


Test Your Knowledge


1. Who was named the captain of IPL's Greatest All-Time Team?

a) MS Dhoni

b) Rohit Sharma

c) Virat Kohli

d) Sachin Tendulkar


Answer- MS Dhoni

2. Who was designated as Punjab's 'state icon' for Lok Sabha polls?

a) MS Dhoni

b) Shubman Gill

c) Panreenti Chopra

d) Sh. Shashikant Kumar


Answer- Shubman Gill

3. When is the World Day of Social Justice observed?

a) 10th February

b) 20th February

c) 1st March

d) 15th March


Answer- 20th February

4. To whom did President Draupadi Murmu award the 'Jeevan Raksha Padak' on Republic Day 2024?

a) Ragini Bose

b) Prem Kumar Shehgal

c) Rajendra Chauhan

d) Sh. Shashikant Kumar


Answer- Sh. Shashikant Kumar

5. Which city did Russian forces reportedly take control of in Ukraine?

a) Kiev

b) Lviv

c) Odessa

d) Avdiivka


Answer- Avdiivka

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