28th February 2024 Daily Current Affairs 

28th February 2024 Daily Current Affairs

National & International Appointments

1. Daljit Singh Chaudhary appointed as new director general of NSG

  • Daljit Singh Chaudhary (1990 batch IPS officer), who is currently the DG of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), has been given the additional charge of heading the NSG.
  • NSG is India’s counter terrorism force, trained to deal with specific situations and used only in exceptional circumstances as deemed by the government.
  • NSG was founded on 16 October 1984, following Operation Blue Star, to combat terrorist activities and protect states against internal disturbances.

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National & International Appointments

2. Former SC judge Khanwilkar is new Lokpal chairperson

  • The President of India has appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice AM Khanwilkar as the Chairperson of the Lok Pal.
  • Justice Lingappa Swamy, Justice Sanjay Yadav and Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi are the judicial members.
  • The Lokpal has jurisdiction over central government to inquire into allegations of corruption against its public functionaries including the PM, cabinet ministers, members of parliament, Group A officers of the CG and for matters connecting them.

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National Affairs

3. PM Modi to unveil Deendayal Upadhyaya statue in Maharashtra

  • PM Narendra Modi will visit Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district where he will address one lakh members of women’s self-help groups.
  • He will disburse Rs 825 crore funds for women’s self-help groups in Maharashtra.
  • He will also inaugurate a statue of Bharatiya Jana Sangh co-founder Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
  • He will also launch the Modi Awaas Gharkul Yojana for OBC category beneficiaries in Maharashtra.

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International Affairs

4. Amazon Web Services Collaborates with T-Hub and Minfy

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) India announced its launch of an accelerator programme for space startups called AWS Space Accelerator: India.
  • It is a technical, business, and mentorship opportunity designed to foster startups focused on space technology, and accelerate their development, with support from T-Hub and Minfy.
  • This initiative follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between AWS, ISRO, and IN-SPACe in September the previous year.

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Important Dates

5. National Science Day 2024: February 28

  • 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.
  • This year’s theme, “Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat,” highlights the importance of homegrown innovations and scientific progress in India.
  • The day aims to promote scientific temper, inspire youth towards careers in science, and celebrate India’s rich scientific heritage.

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Banking & Finance

6. HDFC Bank Raises $300 Million through Inaugural Sustainable Finance Bond

  • HDFC Bank has raised $300 million in its maiden sustainable finance bond issue.
  • The country’s biggest private lender by market capitalisation priced its three-year sustainability bond at a yield of 5.196%.
  • This is 95 basis points (bps) over the 3-year U.S. Treasury yield, sharply lower than the initial guidance of a 125-bps spread.
  • The money raised is part of the $750 million bond-raise that will be listed on the GIFT City.

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27th February 2024 Daily Current Affairs 

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