Daily GK Update - 27th February 2024 Current Affairs

Daily GK Update - 27th February 2024 Current Affairs
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                  Current Affairs

                                            National Affairs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates Sikkim’s First Railway Station In Rangpo

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi ceremonially laid the foundation stone for Sikkim’s inaugural railway station in Rangpo.
  • Rangpo Railway Station will fill the strategic gap in infrastructure in the northeast and border regions.

India has set a target to add 18 more Nuclear Power plants by 2031-32.

  • India aims to add 18 nuclear power reactors with a capacity of 13,800 MWe by 2031-32.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced this decision during the inauguration of two nuclear plants in Kakrapar Nuclear Power Plant.

South Asia’s Largest Ammunition and Missiles Complex was inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh.

  • The Adani Group has inaugurated the Ammunition & Missiles Complex in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
  • It is South Asia's largest ammunition manufacturing complex, dedicated to the brave warriors of the Balakot strike.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma Steps Down from Paytm Payments Bank Board.

  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the Founder and CEO of Paytm, has resigned from his role as part-time non-executive chairman and board member of Paytm Payments Bank.

                                         International Affairs

Maryam Nawaz Becomes First Woman, Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan.

  • Maryam received 220 votes and won the chief ministerial elections to become the First Woman, Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan.

The United Arab Emirates has been removed from the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force.

  • Paris-Based Anti-Money Laundering Organisation has removed The United Arab Emirates from the grey list.

                                           Days and Themes

World NGO Day- 27 February

  • World NGO Day aims to inspire people to become more actively involved within NGOs (Charities, NPOs, CSOs) and encourage a greater symbiosis between NGOs and both the public and private sectors.
  • Theme24: "Building a Sustainable Future: The Role of NGOs in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)"

                                        Awards and Honours

Dr. Aditi Sen De received the 2023 GD Birla Award.

  • Dr. Aditi Sen De, a distinguished physicist from the Harish Chandra Research Institute in Prayagraj has been awarded the GD Birla Award 2023.


India has secured a winning series by defeating England in the fourth Test Match.

  • Team India defeated England by five wickets to win the fourth Test Match to seal their 17th straight series win at home in Ranchi on Monday. The Indian Team has now taken an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.


Test Your Knowledge

1. Who received the 2023 GD Birla Award?

a) Dr. Aditi Sen De

b) prof Abhijeet Sen

c) Dr. Raghuram Rajan

d) Dr. Ashok Gulati

Answer- Dr. Aditi Sen De

2. What was the theme of World NGO Day celebrated on 27 February?

a) Promoting Equality and Inclusion

b) Building a Sustainable Future

c) Strengthening Global Partnerships

d) Advocating for Human Rights

Answer- Building a Sustainable Future

3. Who became the first woman Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan?

a) Samia Hassan

b) Maryam Nawaz

c) Asma Jahangir

d) Shaista Nawaz

Answer- Maryam Nawaz

4. Who stepped down from the board of Paytm Payments Bank?

a) Vijay Shekhar Sharma

b) Mukesh Ambani

c) Ratan Tata

d) Nandan Nilekani

Answer- Vijay Shekhar Sharma

5. Which group inaugurated South Asia's largest ammunition manufacturing complex in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh?

a) Reliance Industries

b) Adani Group

c) Tata Group

d) Mahindra Group

Answer- Adani Group


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