February 2024 Current Affairs [National and International]

Current affairs for the month of February 2024 are given below. The February 2024 current affairs has been categorised into both National and International level.

The National Current Affairs contains latest Indian news and events in the field of sports, politics, places, science, books, etc. for the month of November.

While International Current Affairs contains latest news and events from different parts of the world.

Let’s get started.

February 2024 Current Affairs – National

Name the famous Indian ghazal and playback singer, a recipient of Padma Shri award, who passed away on 26 February 2024?Pankaj Udhas
At which place, India’s first indigenous green hydrogen inland waterway ship was launched?Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu
How much fund has been approved for the PM-Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana for installing rooftop solar systems in one crore households?Rs. 75,000 crore
The Election Commission of India started the ‘Mera Pehla Vote Desh Ke Liye’ campaign with which ministry?Ministry of Education
Who has been appointed as the new CEO for India by the World Gold Council (WGC)?Sachin Jain
Name the founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises (Airtel) who was awarded honorary knighthood by Britain’s King Charles III?Sunil Bharti Mittal
On which day, National Science Day is celebrated every year?28 February
Who has been appointed as the Chairman and Independent Director of PayU Payments Private Limited?Renu Sud Karnad
In which Indian state has the world’s first Vedic clock been installed?Madhya Pradesh
Who was recently appointed as the Chairperson of Lokpal by President Draupadi Murmu?Ajay Manikrao Khanvilkar
Where is the global textile event ‘Bharat Tex 2024’ being organised?New Delhi
Who is observing the Financial Literacy Week (FLW) 2024 from February 26 to March 1, 2024 on the theme “Make a Right Start – Become Financially Smart”?Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
Foundation stone for the first railway station of which state was laid by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi?Sikkim
At which place in Tuticorin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the country’s second spaceport?Kulasekarapattinam
Which IIT has launched India’s largest drone pilot training facility?IIT Guwahati
How many astronauts have been nominated for the Gaganyaan mission?Four
Name the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and former Lok Sabha Speaker who passed away at the age of 86?Manohar Joshi
Which is the longest cable-stayed bridge (2.32 km) in India which is built over the Arabian Sea, and connects Okha and Bet Dwarka in Gujarat?Sudarshan Setu
Where is the 4th Khelo India Winter Games being held?Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir)
With whom has the Bihar state government signed an agreement to promote the startup ecosystem?SIDBI
Union Minister Ashini Vaishnav has been elected Rajya Sabha member from which state?Odisha
Who has been appointed as the new Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)?A S Rajeev
What is India’s rank in Henley Passport Index 2024?85
Name the company which has become the first Indian company to cross Rs. 20 lakh-crore in market capitalisation?Reliance Industries
In which state has ‘Himalayan Basket’ been launched recently?Uttarakhand
At which place, NTPC Green Energy will set up India’s largest green hydrogen production plant?Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
India defeated which country by 434 runs to register their biggest-ever Test win?England
At which place in Uttar Pradesh, the ‘International Tourism Expo’ is being organized from 22nd February 2024?Greater Noida
Urdu poet Gulzar and Sanskrit scholar Jagadguru Rambhadracharya have recently been nominated for which prestigious award?58th Jnanpith Award
Where was India’s first Skill India Center inaugurated?Sambalpur (Odisha)
Name the well-known radio announcer famous for the programme Binaca Geetmala, who passed away on 20.02.2024?Ameen Sayani
Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd (IREDA) has signed an MoU with which bank to jointly finance renewable energy projects across India?Punjab National Bank (PNB)
With whom has IREDA signed an agreement for innovation and research in the renewable energy sector?IIT Bhubaneswar
Which cricketer has been named as the “state icon” for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections by the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab?Shubman Gill
Sound technology based anti-drone system was developed by which IIT?IIT Jammu
Where is the 11th International Puppet Festival held?Chandigarh
Name the Indian captain who has hit most sixes (212) in international cricket?Rohit Sharma
Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang launched the ‘Sikkim INSPIRES’ initiative in the state in collaboration with the Government of Sikkim and the ………………?World Bank
In which state did Prime Minister Narendra Modi lay the foundation stone of ‘Shri Kalki Dham Temple’?Uttar Pradesh
Name the former first-class cricketer from Saurashtra and the honorary secretary of Saurashtra Cricket Association after whom the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium has been renamed?Niranjan Shah
Famous Jain Saint Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj died at Chandragiri Tirtha in Dongargarh, Chhattisgarh. In which state was he born?Karnataka
Who has become the first Indian bowler to take 100 wickets against England in Test cricket?Ravichandran Ashwin
Name the Indian offspinner who has become the second Indian and the ninth man to take 500 wickets in test cricket?Ravichandran Ashwin
Who has been elected Speaker of the Bihar Assembly?Nand Kishore Yadav
Which ministry is the nodal ministry of ‘PM Vishwakarma Yojana’?Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise
Who assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of IRCTC?Sanjay Kumar Jain
In which district of Telengana, the Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy in the presence of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav laid the foundation stone for Komuravelli Railway Station?Siddipet
Which state has announced ‘Kaji Nemu’ (citrus lemon) as the state fruit?Assam
In which state PM Narendra Modi unveiled the 125-feet-high bronze statue of legendary Ahom general Lachit Barphukan?Assam
Which forest in Odisha has been designated as the fourth biodiversity heritage site of the state?Gupteswar forest
With whom has Cochin International Airport Limited signed an agreement for the Green Hydrogen Project?Bharat Petroleum (BPCL)
Which airport in India is the world’s first fully solar-powered airport?Cochin International Airport
Where was the statue of India’s first Chief of Defense Staff, late General Bipin Rawat, unveiled?Dehradun
Who has assumed the charge of the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)?Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal
In which two countries has the UPI payment system of India been launched recently?Sri Lanka and Mauritius
Which state has decided to provide interest free loans up to Rs 1 lakh to the youth of the state under the new government scheme ‘Swayam’?Odisha
In which city was ‘Dakshin Bharat Sanskritik Kendra’ established by the Sangeet Natak Akademi?Hyderabad
The Indian government is going to establish its naval base on Agatti and Minicoy islands. These islands are a part of which union territory?Lakshadweep
Name the former President of India who is the chairman of the ‘One Nation One Election’ committee which has been constituted to examine the issue of simultaneous elections in India?Ram Nath Kovind
On which day, National Women’s Day was celebrated every year?13 February
At what percentage has RBI kept the repo rate unchanged for the sixth consecutive time?6.5 per cent
Name India’s oldest Test cricketer and former captain who died recently due to age-related ailments?Dattajirao Gaekwad
Who has been appointed as the new CEO and MD of Tata Digital, the e-commerce unit of Tata Group?Naveen Tahilyani
On which day, National Productivity Day is celebrated in India?12 February
With whom has South Eastern Railways joined hands for the development of sustainable rail infrastructure?Tata Steel
Who recently won the singles title of Chennai Open Tennis Tournament?Sumit Nagal
In which state is Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant located?Haryana
Dr. MS Swaminathan was conferred the Bharat Ratna (posthumously), the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. He was related to which field?Agriculture
Name the former Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India who was awarded Bharat Ratna by the Government of India?L K Advani
Name the former Prime Minister of India who was conferred the Bharat Ratna (posthumously)?P.V. Narsimha Rao
Name the former Prime Minister of India who was conferred the Bharat Ratna (posthumously)?Chaudhary Charan Singh
Name the founder of Super 30 who was recently granted the ‘Golden Visa’ of UAE?Anand Kumar
With whom has the Maharashtra government signed an agreement for the use of AI in sectors like health and education?Google
In which city is the first BIMSTEC Aquatics Championship being organised?New Delhi
Which is the first state in India to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC)?Uttarakhand
Who is the Chairman of Uttarakhand Uniform Civil Code Committee?Ranjana Prakash Desai
Who has taken oath as the first woman Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court?Ritu Bahri
Which portal has been launched by the Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda for insurance products including Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)?SARATHI Portal
For which music album, Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain won the 2024 Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album by fusion band ‘Shakti’?This Moment
Who has been appointed as the new director of Asian Development Bank in India?Mio Oka
‘Mera Gaon, Meri Dharohar’ program is an initiative of which ministry?Ministry of Culture
Who has been appointed as the new Advocate General of Rajasthan?Rajendra Prasad
Name the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) who has been elected as the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) for the third time?Jay Shah
Indian cricketer Yashasvi Jaiswal scored his first Test century against which country?West Indies
Which airport in Gujarat has been given official status by the Government of India as the ‘International Airport’?Surat Airport
Who has taken oath as the new Chief Minister of Jharkhand replacing Hemant Soren?Champai Soren
On which day, Indian Coast Guard Day is celebrated every year?1 February
Which has become the first European country to accept Unified Payment Interface (UPI)?France

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February 2024 Current Affairs – International

Name the Nova-C class lunar lander launched by American Company Intuitive Machines which landed on the moon on 22 February 2024?Odysseus
Name the South American country which has recently declared a health emergency due to rapidly increasing cases of dengue fever?Peru
In which country is the Mobile World Congress 2024 being organized?Spain
Which Namibian cricketer made the record of the fastest century (in 33 balls) in T20 International cricket history?Jan Nicole Lofty-Eaton
Name the New Zealand fast bowler who has announced his retirement from international cricket?Neil Wagner
On which day, World NGO Day is celebrated every year?27 February
Who won the Best Male Actor award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for the film Oppenheimer directed by Christopher Nolan?Cillian Murphy
Where will the three-day International Geeta Mahotsav be organised from 1st March 2024?Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Which country has recently become the new member of the International Solar Alliance (ISA)?Malta
Which country won the title of ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024 by defeating India in the final?Australia
Who will be the next President of Finland?Alexander Stubb
Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Kazakhstan?Olzas Bektenov
Who is the first Sri Lankan cricketer to score a double century in an ODI?Pathum Nissanka
Which has become the first country in the European Union to issue the ‘Digital Schengen Visa’?France
Name the Russian astronaut who has set a new world record for spending the most time in space by staying in space for 878 days or more than two and a half years?Oleg Kononenko
Name the men’s marathon world record holder who has died in a tragic road accident in his home country of Kenya?Kelvin Kiptum
On which day, World Radio Day is celebrated every year?13 February
On which day, World Cancer Day is celebrated every year?4 February

Important Full Forms:

  1. RBI – Reserve Bank of India
  2. SIDBI – Small Industries Development Bank of India
  3. CVC – Central Vigilance Commission
  4. ISA – International Solar Alliance
  5. IREDA – Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd
  6. IRCTC – Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd
  7. ODI – One Day International
  8. UPI – Unified Payments Interface
  9. UCC – Uniform Civil Code
  10. UAE – United Arab Emirates
  11. NPCI – National Payments Corporation of India
  12. NIPL – NPCI International Payments Limited
  13. BCCI – Board of Control for Cricket in India
  14. ICC – International Cricket Council
  15. NGO – Non-Governmental Organization
  16. BIMSTEC – Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation
  17. WGC – World Gold Council
  18. FLW – Financial Literacy Week
  19. ICAI –  Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

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