Daily Current Affairs February 28

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February 28| Daily Current Affairs 2024

Important Days – Daily Current Affairs February 28

1. When did Sir CV Raman receive the Nobel Prize in Physics?
A) 1928
B) 1930
C) 1945
D) 1955
E) 1960
Answer: B) 1930

  • National Science Day is celebrated across India on February 28 to honor the discovery of the Raman Effect by physicist Sir CV Raman in 1928.
  • The Raman Effect is the inelastic scattering of light by molecules, a discovery that earned Raman the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930, making him the first Asian to receive the prestigious award in any branch of science.
  • The theme for National Science Day 2024 is “Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat,”


  • In 1986, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) proposed to the Government of India that February 28 be designated as National Science Day.
  • Since 1987, this day has been celebrated to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect and to promote scientific temper in the country.

2. What is the theme of the Financial Literacy Week of this year?
A) “Invest Wisely: Navigate Financial Markets”
B) “Save Wisely: Build Financial Security”
C) “Initiate Wisely: Cultivate Financial Savvy”
D) “Spend Wisely: Budget for Success”
E) “Borrow Wisely: Manage Debt Responsibly”
Answer: C) “Initiate Wisely: Cultivate Financial Savvy”

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has consistently allocated each year to the observance of Financial Literacy Week (FLW) since 2016.
  • The primary goal is to convey messages regarding financial education to the general public, fostering the empowerment of individuals to adopt responsible financial behaviour and make informed financial decisions.
  • Theme: “Initiate Wisely: Cultivate Financial Savvy”.
  • The widely acclaimed “RBI Kehta Hai” campaign is actively disseminating information about banking, finance, and consumer rights through various media channels.
  • During the event, the Reserve Bank of India, Ahmedabad Regional Office (ARO), hosted the opening ceremony of the FLW at RBI, ARO.
  • Ashok Parikh, General Manager (Officer-In-Charge), inaugurated the Financial Literacy Week, unveiled the Messages, and revealed the financial literacy posters featuring the theme of FLW 2024.


Founded: 1935
Nationalised: 1949
Governor: Shakthikanta Das (25th)
Deputy Governor: M D Patra, M Rajeshwar, T Rabi Shankar, J Swaminathan.

Ranking – Daily Current Affairs February 28

3. What is the overall score of India in the International IP Index?
A) 12.55 per cent
B) 55.42 per cent
C) 38.64 per cent
D) 20.38 per cent
E) 42.12 per cent
Answer: C) 38.64 per cent

  • The US Chamber of Commerce released the 12th edition of its International IP (intellectual property) Index.
  • India ranked at 42 out of the 55 countries in the index with an overall score of 38.64 per cent.
  • The United States emerged at the top of the list followed by the United Kingdom and France.
  • The index evaluates the IP framework of the world’s top 55 economies and found 20 economies significantly improving.

Top 10 countries in International Intellectual Property Index:

  • United States (95.48%)
  • United Kingdom (94.12%)
  • France (93.12%)
  • Germany (92.46%)
  • Sweden (92.12%)
  • Japan (91.26%)
  • Netherlands (91.24%)
  • Ireland (89.38%)
  • Spain (86.44%)
  • Switzerland (85.98%)

Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs February 28

4. Who is heading the expert committee formed by the government to make recommendations on uniform Know Your Customer (KYC) norms?
A) Reserve Bank of India Governor
B) Finance Minister
C) Finance Secretary T V Somanathan
D) Chief Economic Advisor
E) Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
Answer: C) Finance Secretary T V Somanathan

  • After the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) discussed a proposal to bring out uniform Know Your Customer (KYC) norms, the government has formed an expert committee headed by Finance Secretary T V Somanathan (pictured) to make its recommendations on the matter.

Appointments – Daily Current Affairs February 28

5. Who became the first-ever woman Chief Minister of a province in Pakistan?
A) Maryam Nawaz
B) Benazir Bhutto
C) Asma Jahangir
D) Fatima Jinnah
E) Malala Yousafzai
Answer: A) Maryam Nawaz

  • Senior PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz) leader Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of three-time former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, became the first-ever woman Chief Minister of a province in Pakistan.
  • Maryam received 220 votes and won the chief ministerial elections for the politically crucial Punjab province, home to 120 million people.
  • She defeated Rana Aftab of the PTI-backed SIC, who received no votes as his party boycotted the election.


  • To win the Chief Minister’s election, a candidate needs to win the backing of the majority, which is 187 members in the House that currently has 327 seats


Capital: Islamabad
Currency: Pakistani Rupee
President: Arif Alvi
Prime Minister: Shehbaz Sharif

6. Who has been appointed as the chairperson and independent director of PayU Payments Private Ltd (PayU)?
A) Renu Sud Karnad
B) Aditya Puri
C) Uday Kotak
D) Shikha Sharma
E) Chanda Kochhar
Answer: A) Renu Sud Karnad

  • PayU Payments Private Ltd (PayU), which is fintech arm of Global Consumer Internet Group Prosus, has appointed Renu Sud Karnad, a director at HDFC Bank, as chairperson and independent director of the company.
  • Karnad was managing director of India’s largest mortgage lender HDFC till July 2023 before it got merged with HDFC Bank.
  • This digital financial services provider has also inducted four more members to the board, taking the overall strength of the board to seven members including Anirban Mukherjee, Chief Executive Officer, PayU and Arvind Agarwal, Chief Finance Officer, PayU.
  • All the five new directors have joined the board.
  • The other four directors who have joined PayU Board are Jairaj Purandare (Independent Director); Gopika Pant (Independent Director); Laurent Le Moal, (Non-Executive & Non-Independent Director) and Jan Bune (Non-Executive & Non-Independent director)

Awards – Daily Current Affairs February 28

7. Who was conferred with an honorary Knighthood by Britain’s King Charles III?
A) Ratan Tata
B) Sunil Bharti Mittal
C) Mukesh Ambani
D) Azim Premji
E) N. R. Narayana Murthy
Answer: B) Sunil Bharti Mittal

  • Bharti Enterprises Chairman and founder Sunil Bharti Mittal became the first Indian citizen to be conferred an honorary Knighthood by Britain’s King Charles III ‘for services to UK and India business relations’.
  • The honour recognises Bharti Enterprises’ work within the India-UK space, including with the UK government in the field of satellites.


  • Previous Indian recipients of the Honorary KBE include Ratan Tata (2009), Ravi Shankar (2001), and Jamshed Irani (1997), conferred by the late Queen Elizabeth II.

8. Who won the 2023 GD Birla Award for Scientific Excellence?
A) Dr. Aditi Sen De
B) Dr. Harish Chandra
C) KK Birla
D) G.D. Birla
E) Dr. Prayagraj
Answer: A) Dr. Aditi Sen De

  • Dr Aditi Sen De, a physicist with the Harish Chandra Research Institute, Prayagraj, has won the 2023 GD Birla Award for Scientific Excellence.
  • Aditi Sen De, who will turn 50 later this year, is the 33rd scientist, and the first woman, to receive the award.
  • The award, given annually by the KK Birla Foundation since 1991, recognises outstanding contributions by Indian scientists who are under the age of 50 and living and working in India.


International Affairs – Daily Current Affairs February 28

9. Who collaborated to launch the first-ever US-India Cyber Security Initiative?
A) US Department of Defense and Indian Ministry of Defense
B) US Consulate and Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA)
C) FBI and Indian Intelligence Bureau
D) US Department of Homeland Security and Indian Ministry of Home Affairs
E) CIA and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)
Answer: B) US Consulate and Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA)

  • The US Consulate, in collaboration with the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), launched the first-ever US-India Cyber Security Initiative to strengthen IT connections between the two countries.
  • The initiative will lead the city into a mentorship model in cyberspace and will also foster people-to-people ties in cyberspace.


  • MCCIA Director General Prashant Girbane
  • US Consul General Mike Hankey

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs February 28

10. Which organization developed and constructed the hydrogen fuel cell ferry?
A) Indian Railways
B) Tata Motors
C) Cochin Shipyard
D) Hyundai Shipbuilding
E) DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation)
Answer: C) Cochin Shipyard

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated India’s inaugural hydrogen fuel cell ferry, a product of indigenous development and construction built by Cochin Shipyard.
  • He launched the inland waterway vessel, which is part of the Harit Nauka initiative—a pilot project aimed at showcasing the technology for the maritime sector.
  • Madhu S Nair, Chairman and Managing Director of Cochin Shipyard, presided over the inaugural session.

Cochin Shipyard:

Chairman: Madhu S Nair

11. What is the estimated cost of the new launch complex facility inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
A) Rs 986 crore
B) Rs 17,300 crore
C) Rs 500 crore
D) Rs 1,000 crore
E) Rs 10,000 crore
Answer: A) Rs 986 crore

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a new launch complex of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at Kulasekarapattinam in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district.
  • The Rs 986 crore facility is set to accommodate 24 launches per year.
  • This launch complex is built for launching SSLV type of rockets, small rockets which can be launched towards the south.
  • PM Modi inaugurated projects worth Rs 17,300 crore and flagged off India’s first indigenous green hydrogen waterway vessel.

12. What is the name of the initiative being organized in Higher Educational institutions across India by the government?
A) My First Step for Education
B) My First Vote for India
C) Mera Pehla Vote Desh Ke Liye
D) Youth Empowerment in Elections
E) Enlightened Youth Voting Campaign
Answer: C) Mera Pehla Vote Desh Ke Liye

  • The government will organise ‘Mera Pehla Vote Desh Ke Liye’ in Higher Educational institutions across the country to ensure universal enlightened participation of youth in elections.
  • The main objective of the initiative is to engage and encourage young voters to come out and vote and to convey the importance of voting for the larger good of the nation.
  • The programme will be continued till 6th of March.

13. How many satellites has India launched in the last 10 years?
A) Over 200
B) Over 300
C) Over 400
D) Over 500
E) Over 600
Answer: C) Over 400

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India will have its own space station by 2035 and also become a commercial hub of the sector.


  • In the last 10 years, India has launched over 400 satellites as compared to just 33 in the previous decade.
  • The Indian space economy will increase five-fold in the next 10 years to touch $40 billion.

14. Who are the members of the squad revealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Gaganyaan mission?
A) Captain Ravi Kumar, Wing Commander Ajay Sharma, Captain Rohit Verma, Wing Commander Suresh Patel
B) Group Captain P Balakrishnan Nair, Group Captain Ajit Krishnan, Group Captain Angad Pratap, Wing Commander S Shukla
C) Colonel Sunil Kumar, Wing Commander Vivek Singh, Squadron Leader Arun Jain, Captain Vikram Sharma
D) Flight Lieutenant Rajesh Gupta, Squadron Leader Mohan Kumar, Captain Sanjay Singh, Wing Commander Tarun Kumar
E) Major Rohit Sharma, Squadron Leader Vikas Singh, Captain Ankit Mishra, Wing Commander Mohit Sharma
Answer: B) Group Captain P Balakrishnan Nair, Group Captain Ajit Krishnan, Group Captain Angad Pratap, Wing Commander S Shukla

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed the squad set to go to space as part of Gaganyaan mission, India’s first manned space mission.
  • Group Captain P Balakrishnan Nair, Group Captain Ajit Krishnan, Group Captain Angad Pratap and Wing Commander S Shukla were handed the astronaut wings by PM at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram.
  • The astronauts have undergone a year-long training course in Russia’s Zvyozdny Gorodok city during the pandemic and are now based in a unit of Isro getting familiar with the intricacies of the Gaganyaan mission.
  • The Gaganyaan Mission is India’s first human space flight program for which extensive preparations are underway at various ISRO centres and is set to launch between 2024-25.
  • PM Modi also inaugurated three projects namely, a Trisonic Wind Tunnel at VSSC, a Semi-Cryogenic Integrated Engine and Stage Test Facility at ISRO’s propulsion complex in Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu, and the PSLV Integration Facility at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.
  • With an aim to provide world-class technical facilities for the space sector, these three projects have been developed at a cumulative cost of about Rs 1,800 crore.

15. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi lay the foundation stone for Sikkim’s first railway station?
A) Gangtok
B) Siliguri
C) Rangpo
D) Sevoke
E) Melli
Answer: C) Rangpo

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday laid the foundation stone for Sikkim’s first railway station at Rangpo.
  • It was among the over 2,000 rail infrastructure projects worth about Rs 41,000 crore unveiled by Prime Minister.
  • The station will be a part of the under-construction 45-km rail line from Sevoke near Siliguri in West Bengal to Rangpo in Sikkim.
  • It will have 14 tunnels and 22 bridges.
  • The track on the Sevoke-Rangpo section of the Northeast Frontier Railway will have the capacity to handle 25 ton and trains can run at a maximum speed of 110 kmph.
  • There will be three stations between Sevoke and Rangpo — Riyang, Teesta and Melli, all in West Bengal.
  • The project was awarded to IRCON International in May 2010 at a cost of Rs 4,084.69 crore crore and the original deadline was May 2015.
  • The revised date is now December 2024 with a revised cost of Rs 12,474.07 crore.


Capital: Gangtok
Chief Minister: Prem Singh Tamang
Governor: Lakshman Acharya

16. What is the aim of the waterfront development project of Jagannath Dighi?
A) Enhancing agricultural productivity
B) Promoting tourism and recreation
C) Providing drinking water supply
D) Generating electricity
E) Improving transportation
Answer: B) Promoting tourism and recreation

  • Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha inaugurated the waterfront development project of Jagannath Dighi in Udaipur.
  • This renovation and beautification of this water body and the green and clean initiative in the surroundings will fulfil the long-standing aspirations of the people of Udaipur, Gomati district.
  • He also flagged off 00727 Astha Special train for Ayodhya from Agartala Railway Station.

17. Where was the 2nd State Level Shehri Samridhi Utsav inaugurated?
A) Agartala’s City Hall
B) Children Park in Agartala
C) Ujjayanta Palace in Agartala
D) Agartala Railway Station
E) Agartala Airport
Answer: B) Children Park in Agartala

  • Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha inaugurated the 2nd State Level Shehri Samridhi Utsav in Agartala’s Children Park.
  • At the event, women of SHGs displayed traditional handmade products to the CM.
  • The program, which was organised by the Tripura Urban Livelihood Misson, would continue till March 3.


Capital: Agartala
Chief Minister: Manik Saha
Governor: N Indrasena Reddy

18. Where was the world’s inaugural Vedic clock positioned?
A) Delhi
B) Mumbai
C) Ujjain District, Madhya Pradesh
D) Kolkata
E) Chennai
Answer: C) Ujjain District, Madhya Pradesh

  • The world’s inaugural Vedic clock, designed to display time according to the ancient Indian traditional panchang, has been crafted and positioned in MadhyaPradesh’s Ujjain District.
  • The Vedic clock is mounted on an 85-foot tower within Jantar Mantar in the city, adjacent to the government Jiwaji observatory.
  • This unique clock will exhibit information related to Vedic Hindu Panchang, planetary positions, Muhurat, astrological calculations, predictions, and also indicate Indian Standard Time and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
  • The time calculation is based on the duration from one sunrise to the next.
  • The time period between the two sunrises will be divided into 30 parts, with each hour consisting of 48 minutes according to ISD.
  • The reading will start from 0:00 with the sunrise functions for 30 hours (an hour of 48 minutes).

Madhya Pradesh:

Capital: Bhopal
Chief Minister: Mohan Yadav
Governor: Mangubhai C Patel

19. What was the total worth of the development projects inaugurated and dedicated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Yavatmal, Maharashtra?
A) More than Rs 3900 crores
B) More than Rs 4100 crores
C) More than Rs 4500 crores
D) More than Rs 4700 crores
E) More than Rs 4900 crores
Answer: E) More than Rs 4900 crores

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and dedicated to the nation multiple development projects related to rail, road and irrigation worth more than Rs 4900 crores at Yavatmal in Maharashtra.
  • He also released benefits under PM KISAN and other schemes during the program and initiated the distribution of 1 crore Ayushman cards across Maharashtra.
  • PM also launched the Modi Awaas Gharkul Yojana for OBC category beneficiaries and also flagged off two train services.
  • 11 crore farmers of the country have received Rs 3 lakh crore under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi.
  • Out of which farmers of Maharashtra have received Rs 30,000 crore and Yavatmal farmers got Rs 900 crore in their accounts.


Capital: Mumbai
Chief Minister: Eknath Shinde
Governor: Ramesh Bais

20. What is the total value of the two First Mile Connectivity Projects (FMC) spearheaded by Northern Coalfields Limited?
A) Rs. 1000 Crore
B) Rs. 1200 Crore
C) Rs. 1300 Crore
D) Rs. 1393.69 Crore
E) Rs. 1500 Crore
Answer: D) Rs. 1393.69 Crore

  • Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate two significant First Mile Connectivity Projects (FMC) of Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL) under the Ministry of Coal, virtually.
  • These projects, valued at the Rs 1393.69 Crore spearheaded by Northern Coalfields Limited, represent a notable step towards faster, efficient mechanized Coal evacuation contributing to the reduction of carbon emission.
  • These projects are Jayant OCP CHP-SILO and the Dudhichua OCP CHP-SILO.
  • The Jayant OCP CHP-SILO boasts a capacity of 15 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) and has been developed with an investment of Rs. 723.50 Crore.
  • Similarly, the Dudhichua OCP CHP-SILO, with a capacity of 10 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA), has been constructed with an investment of Rs. 670.19 Crore.

Northern Coalfields Limited:

HQ: Singrauli

Over All Review

Important Days

  • National Science Day is observed on February 28.
  • RBI observes financial literacy week from February 26 to March 1.


  • India ranks 42 out of 55 in International Intellectual Property Index.

Banking and Finance 

  • Govt forms panel headed by T V Somanathan to finalise uniform KYC norms.


  • Maryam Nawaz becomes first-ever woman Chief Minister of a province in Pakistan.
  • PayU names Renu Sud Karnad as chairperson and independent director.


  • Sunil Bharti Mittal becomes first Indian to get honorary Knighthood from King Charles III.
  • Dr. Aditi Sen De Received 2023 GD Birla Award.

International Affairs

  • First Ever US-India Cyber Security Initiative Launched To Secure IT Connections.

National Affairs

  • PM Narendra Modi unveils India’s first hydrogen fuel cell ferry at Cochin Shipyard.
  • PM Modi lays foundation stone for ISRO’s new launch complex in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi.
  • Government Launches ‘Mera Pehla Vote Desh Ke Liye’ Campaign in Higher Educational Institutions.
  • India to have own space station by 2035, set to become commecial hub: PM Modi
    Gaganyaan mission: PM Modi reveals 4 astronaut-designates selected to go to space.
  • PM Modi lays foundation stone for Sikkim’s first railway station at Rangpo.
  • Tripura CM Dr Manik Saha inaugurates Jagannath Dighi waterfront development project.
  • Tripura CM Manik Saha inaugurates 2nd State Level Shehri Samridhi Utsav in Agartala.
  • World’s first Vedic clock installed in MP’s Ujjain; PM Modi to virtually inaugurate on March 1.
  • PM Modi inaugurates projects worth over Rs 4900 crore in Maharashtra.
  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Inaugurate NCL’s First Mile Connectivity Projects worth Rs.1393.69 Crore.


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