14 Feb 2023: Current affairs for IAS/PCS, Banking, IBPS, SSC, Railway etc

This section contains daily current affairs taken from all major newspapers and magazines like - The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Live Mint, RSTV etc.

These current affairs are written in a easy to remember format and are useful for UPSC, IAS/PCS, Banking, IBPS, SSC, Railway, UPPSC, RPSC, BPSC, MPPSC, TNPSC, MPSC, KPSC and other competition exams.

First-Ever Woman Astronaut from Saudi Arabia

The first-ever Saudi woman astronaut Rayyana Barnawi will join fellow Saudi Ali Al-Qarni on a 10-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS) this year.

Barnawi and Al-Qarni will fly to the ISS aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft as part of a mission by the private space company Axiom Space.

Strict Anti-Copying Law

The country's strictest Anti-Copying Law has come into force in Uttarakhand.

Under this Anti-Copying Law, a provision to impose a fine of 10 crores rupees along with life imprisonment or 10 years in jail for the copycat mafia.

Apart from this, there is also a provision to attach the property of the copying mafia.

Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana

The Centre said that around 39 crore loans have been extended under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana till 27th of January 2023.

The scheme was introduced in 2015.

The scheme targets Small Business Owners - Shishu (50K), Kishor (5 Lakhs), Tarun (Rs 10 Lakhs).

5th Khelo India Youth Games 2022

In the Khelo India Youth Games – 2022, Maharashtra was the overall champion by securing a total of 161 medals.

The Games were hosted in Madhya Pradesh (eight cities) from 31 January 2023 to 11 February 2023.

About Cyclone Gabrielle

As Cyclone Gabrielle approaches the coast of the nation, residents of Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand.

Currently 200 kilometres (125 miles) northeast of Auckland, Gabrielle is expected to travel in close proximity to the east coast over the next 24 hours.

Next Gen Supersonic Trainer HLFT-42

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has unveiled the Hindustan Lead-in Fighter Trainer (HLFT-42) design of the scale model at the 14th edition of Aero India 2023 held in Bengaluru.

The HLFT-42 aircraft design includes a unique rail art of the Hindu God Maruti, symbolizing strength, speed, and agility.

India's First AC Double Decker Electric Bus

India's first air-conditioned double-decker electric bus was inducted into the fleet of BEST- the civic transport public body in Mumbai.