Daily Current Affairs February 01

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February 01| Daily Current Affairs 2023

Important Days – Daily Current Affairs February 01

1. Indian Coast Guard Day 2023 observed on _____________?
A) February 1st
B) February 2nd
C) February 3rd
D) February 4th
E) None of these
Answer: A) February 1st

  • Every year, February 1 is observed as Indian Coast Guard Day.
  • It is the fourth-largest coast guard in the world.
  • It might surprise you with the roles and responsibilities they take up for safeguarding the coastal borders of the country.
  • Starting from the protection of artificial islands to saving the fisherman.
  • This multi-mission organisation conducts real-time operations for both surface and air operations.
  • They work to protect the maritime borders of the country.
  • In addition to their responsibilities, they safeguard the offshore terminals with devices installed in the maritime zone.

Sports – Daily Current Affairs February 01

2. Volleyball Club World Championships will be held in India for which time?
A) 1st
B) 2nd
C) 3rd
D) 4th
E) None of these
Answer: A) 1st

  • Volleyball World and Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) announced India as the host nation for the Men’s Club World Championships for two years in partnership with the Prime Volleyball League, India’s top professional volleyball league.
  • As the host nation, the winners of the Prime Volleyball League in 2023 and 2024 will represent India in the tournaments, where they will face fierce competition against established clubs from the top volleyball nations from around the globe like Italy, Brazil, Iran etc.
  • The championships will be staged between December 6 and 10, 2023.
  • The host city will be announced later this year.
  • The tournament will bring the best of international volleyball to India, where the sport is seeing a rise since the commencement of the Prime Volleyball League in 2022, a release said.

Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs February 01

3. State Bank of India planned to raise _________million dollor via green bonds?
A) $400 million
B) $500 million
C) $600 million
D) $700 million
E) None of these
Answer: B) $500 million

  • The country’s largest lender — State Bank of India (SBI) — is planning to raise around $500 million through green bonds to provide sustainable project finance.
  • This plan coincides with about Rs 8,000 crore (close $1 billion) raised by the Government of India through maiden sovereign green bonds.
  • Also early this month, Export Import Bank of India, a 100 per cent government-owned financial institution, mobilised $1 billion via a 10-year sustainability bond offering.
  • It was the first Indian issuer to open the markets for dollar and sustainability bond issuances in 2023.
  • Senior SBI executives said the bank is looking to raise limited amounts through green bonds.
  • It is more of an introductory nature.
  • Although not large, it may be around $500 million.
  • While the bank is testing the waters, the actual issuance will depend on market conditions and pricing.

State Bank of India:

Founded : 01/07/1955
HQ : Mumbai
Chairman : Dinesh Kumar Khara
Tagline : With You all the way, Pure Banking Nothing Else, The Nation Bank on Us, The Banker to Every Indian, A Bank of the Common Man

4. RBI’s Digital Payments Index jumps to __________ in Sept from 349.30 in March?
A) 377.46
B) 489.32
C) 324.98
D) 479.61
E) None of these
Answer: A) 377.46

  • Reserve Bank of India’s Digital Payments Index, a measure of the extent of digitisation of payments across the country, rose to 377.46 in September 2022 from 349.30 in March.
  • “The RBI-DPI index has increased across all parameters driven by significant growth in payment infrastructure and payment performance across the country over the period,” the central bank said in a release.
  • RBI introduced the composite Digital Payments Index (RBI-DPI) on January 1, 2021 with March 2018 as the base, to capture digitisation of payments.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI):

Founded: 01/04/1935
RBI Act,1934
HQ: Mumbai
Chairman: Shaktikanta Das
1926 – Hilton Young Commission
1937 – Calcutta to Mumbai
1949 – Nationalisation

Business and Economy – Daily Current Affairs February 01

5. Which country and India signed implementation deal to streamline process of funding projects between two nations?
A) China
B) Russia
E) None of these
Answer: C) USA

  • The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) and India signed an implementation arrangement that streamlines the funding process of research projects between the two nations and also deepens connectivity across innovation ecosystems.
  • Taking to Twitter, National Science Foundation said, “At the @WhiteHouse yesterday, @NSFsigned the U.S.-India implementation arrangement to streamline the process of funding projects between our two nations, deepening connectivity across innovation ecosystems to facilitate the creation of new technologies.”
  • India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, joined NSF officials, in the signing ceremony at the White House as part of the U.S.-India Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies dialogue.
  • “Deepening bilateral cooperation in S&T Delighted to sign the Implementation Arrangement between Dept of Science & Tech @IndiaDST and National Science Foundation @NSF, along with my good friend Panch @DrPanch and in the presence of NSAs Ajit Doval and @JakeSullivan46,” the Indian envoy said in a tweet.

United States of America:

Capital : Washington DC
Currency : US Dollar (USD)
President : Joe Biden
Language : English

6. Which govt and Patanjali Foods Ltd. signed MoU on palm oil cultivation?
A) Nagaland
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Kerala
D) Punjab
E) None of these
Answer: A) Nagaland

  • Nagaland government and Patanjali Foods Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for development and area expansion under palm oil cultivation and processing for Zone-II (Mokokchung, Longleng and Mon districts) of Nagaland under the National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP).
  • The MoU was signed by the Director of Agriculture, Nagaland, M Ben Yanthan, and Patanjali Foods Ltd Head-NE Region, Oil Palm Subhas Bhattacharjee at the Directorate of Agriculture, Kohima on January 31.

Appointments – Daily Current Affairs February 01

7. Which of the following Indian-American Congressman appointed Ranking Member of House China Committee?
A) Raja Krishnamoorthi
B) Manuela Roka Botey
C) Elisabeth Domitien
D) Milka Planinc
E) None of these
Answer: A) Raja Krishnamoorthi

  • Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has been made Ranking Member of a newly created House committee on China that will look into various aspects of Chinese behaviour, its threat being posed to the US and the world.
  • US House of Representatives Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries announced the appointment of Krishnamoorthi as Ranking Member of the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

8. Equatorial Guinea appointed whom as first female PM?
A) Golda Meir
B) Manuela Roka Botey
C) Elisabeth Domitien
D) Milka Planinc
E) None of these
Answer: B) Manuela Roka Botey

  • Equatorial Guinea has appointed Manuela Roka Botey as prime minister.
  • She became the first woman in the country to hold the position.
  • President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has ruled the country since 1979, made the announcement in a decree read on state television.
  • Ms Rotey was previously the education minister and joined the government in 2020.
  • She replaces former premier Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, who has been in the position since 2016.

Science and Technology – Daily Current Affairs February 01

9. How many avian species observed in Ladakh under Asian Waterbird Census-2023?
A) 51
B) 52
C) 53
D) 54
E) None of these
Answer: B) 52

  • Fifty-two avian species were observed in the ‘Asian Waterbird Census-2023’ conducted in the Union Territory of Ladakh, officials said.
  • The GoI-UNDP Himalaya project and department of wildlife protection had organised the census between January 17 and January 19 in collaboration with Ladakh biodiversity council, they said.
  • Of the 52 bird species observed in the census, 11 were sighted in Chumathang, 10 in Puga, 21 in Shey, and 10 in Phey along the Indus river, they said.
  • The observations were recorded on the eBird app, which is an online database of bird observations providing scientists, researchers, and amateur naturalists with real-time data about bird distribution and abundance, they said.
  • The total number of species recorded across all the birding sites were 35, out of which 13 species were waterbirds, they added.
  • The Himalaya project and department of wildlife protection have been at the forefront of promoting citizen-science based bird surveys in the Changthang region of Ladakh.

10. Who developed unfurlable antenna for space radar?
E) None of these
Answer: A) DRDO

  • In a key development, Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), a Bengaluru lab of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has developed a major subsystem for a space radar, which holds significant potential not only for the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), but also for the military.
  • LRDE, which has been involved in the development of space-borne imaging radar — mainly consisting of electronic radar subsystems and antenna deployment mechanisms — for installation on satellites has completed the development of an UnFurlable Reflector Antenna (UFRA).

Environment and Energy- Daily Current Affairs February 01

11. India set target of 5 MMT annual green hydrogen production by ___________?
A) 2025
B) 2030
C) 2035
D) 2040
E) None of these
Answer: B) 2030

  • “India is moving forward firmly for the ‘panchamrit’ and net-zero carbon emission by 2070 to usher in green industrial and economic transition”, said Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget in Parliament.
  • Sitharaman also announced India’s target to reach an annual production of 5 MMT by 2030.
  • While mentioning the recently announced National Green Hydrogen Mission, she explained that it will facilitate the transition of the economy to a low carbon intensity and reduce dependence on fossil fuel imports.
  • “It will also make country assume technology and market leadership in this sunrise sector”, she added.
  • The Finance Minister also proposed an allocation of Rs 35,000 crore for priority capital investments towards energy transition and net zero objectives, and energy security by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs February 01

12. Inception meeting of Startup20 concluded in _____________?
A) Chennai
B) Bengaluru
C) Vizag
D) Hyderabad
E) None of these
Answer: D) Hyderabad

  • The inception meeting of Startup20, a new engagement group initiated under India’s G20 presidency, was concluded in Hyderabad, an official statement said.
  • G20 is a grouping of developed and developing nations. India is holding its presidency for this year.
  • The aim of the Startup20 Engagement Group is to create a global narrative for supporting startups and enabling synergies between startups, corporates, investors, innovation agencies and other key ecosystem stakeholders.
  • The engagement group comprises three task forces – Foundation and Alliance; Finance; and Inclusion and Sustainability, where delegates will come together to discuss efficient policy frameworks to promote scaling up of startups in G20 nations.
  • ”The primary objective is to harmonise the global startup ecosystem through a collaborative and forward-looking approach,” it said.

13. Who hosted ‘Me-Dam-Me-Phi’ festival; pays respects to ancestors?
A) Sarbananda Sonowal
B) Amit Shah
C) Rajnath Singh
D) Nitin Jairam Gadkar
E) None of these
Answer: A) Sarbananda Sonowal

  • Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal hosted ”Me-Dam-Me-Phi”, a festival of Assam’s Tai Ahom community to worship and pay respect to the ancestors, at his official residence here.
  • Several Union Ministers, MPs, diplomats of Thailand and Laos besides hundreds of Assamese community members living in Delhi-NCR attended the day-long event.
  • Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said the pious occasion gives an opportunity to pay respect to the ancestors and express gratitude for the rich heritage that they left behind, according to a press release.
  • ”It is a wonderful occasion when we have all gathered here to celebrate this wonderful festival of Tai Ahom community for the peace and prosperity of the humanity.
  • I extend my sincere gratitude to all who came to join this prayer.
  • I also take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all of you, including everyone in Assam where it is celebrated widely by people from all communities,” he said.

Ministry of AYUSH:

UNION MINISTER : Shri Sarbanada Sonowal (Assam)

14. First-ever G20 meet in Assam began at _______________?
A) Guwahati
B) Bengaluru
C) Vizag
D) Hyderabad
E) None of these
Answer: A) Guwahati

  • The first-ever G20 meeting in Assam began with Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurating the two-day event, which will deliberate on sustainable financing solutions.
  • More than 100 delegates, including 95 foreign officials, comprising representatives of G20 nations, guest countries and international organisations have assembled in Guwahati for the discussions of the influential world grouping.
  • “Today’s meeting being held in the vicinity of this magnificent land of Guwahati has a special meaning to it as communities from diverse ethnicity and culture, socially coexist in harmony with nature through sustainable practices,” Sonowal said during his inaugural speech.
  • The G20 group through the ‘1st Sustainable Finance Working Group Meeting’ (SFWGM) in Guwahati is sharing a timely message of sustainable finance to maximise sustainable investment, the Union Shipping, Ports and Waterways Minister said.


Capital: Dispur
CM: Himanta Biswa Sharma
Governor: Jagdish Mukhi
Language: Assamese,Bodo
National Park: Rajiv Gandhi (Orang) National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Amchang WLS
Ramsar Site: Deepor Beel
Tiger Reserve: Manas
Power Station: Bongaigon Thermal Power Station
RRB: Assam Gramin Vikash Bank (United Bank of India)

15. 1st G20 Education working group meeting began in ________________?
A) Chennai
B) Bengaluru
C) Vizag
D) Hyderabad
E) None of these
Answer: A) Chennai

  • The G 20 education working group began its deliberations at Chennai this morning.
  • The meeting was inaugurated by Union Minister of State Dr L.Murugan.
  • The focus of the deliberations will be on ensuring foundational literacy and numeracy, especially in the context of blended learning.
  • Making tech-enabled learning more inclusive, qualitative and collaborative at every level.
  • The remarks will be made by Indonesia, Brazil, and other countries.
  • Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and the United Arab Emirates will be the guest countries attending the education working group.

Over All Review

Important Days

  • Indian Coast Guard Day 2023.


  • Volleyball Club World Championships to be held in India for first time.

Banking and Finance 

  • State Bank of India plans to raise $500 million via green bonds.
  • RBI’s Digital Payments Index jumps to 377.46 in Sept from 349.30 in March.

Business And Economy

  • US, India sign implementation deal to streamline process of funding projects between two nations.
  • Nagaland govt and Patanjali Foods Ltd. sign MoU on palm oil cultivation.


  • Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi appointed Ranking Member of House China Committee.
  • Equatorial Guinea appoints Manuela Roka Botey as first female PM.

Science and Technology

  • 52 avian species observed in Ladakh under Asian Waterbird Census-2023.
  • DRDO develops unfurlable antenna for space radar.

Environment and Energy

  • India sets target of 5 MMT annual green hydrogen production by 2030.

National Affairs

  • Inception meeting of Startup20 concludes in Hyderabad.
  • Union Minister Sonowal hosts ‘Me-Dam-Me-Phi’ festival; pays respects to ancestors.
  • First-ever G20 meet in Assam begins at Guwahati, CM inuagurates the event.
  • 1st G20 Education working group meeting begins in Chennai.


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