21 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.

APJ Abdul Kalam Satellite Launch Vehicle Mission-2023

The Martin Foundation in association with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation and Space Zone India launched the APJ Abdul Kalam Satellite Launch Vehicle Mission-2023 from Tamil Nadu.

More than 5000 students from Grade 6th to 12th have been enabled to design and develop 150 PICO satellites, to be launched through the rocket.

First nuclear plant of North India

The first nuclear power plant in North India would be built in Gorakhpur, Haryana.

The Haryana Irrigation and Water Resources Department (HI&WRD) has commenced the construction of a water duct from Tohana to GHAVP to meet operational cooling water requirements.

Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2023

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in the field of cinema.

Category Winner
Best Film The Kashmir Files
Film Of The Year RRR
Best Actor Ranbir Kapoor (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
Best Actress Alia Bhatt (Gangubhai Khatiawadi)
Best Director R Balki (Chup)
Best Playback Singer (Male) Sachet Tandon (Maiyya Mainu – Jersey)
Best Playback Singer (Female) Neeti Mohan (Meri Jaan – Gangubhai Khatiawadi)
Best Web Series Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness (Hindi)
Television Series Of The Year Anupamaa

New NITI Aayog CEO appointed

Former IAS officer BVR Subrahmanyam was appointed as the new CEO of Niti Aayog.

Subrahmanyam will take over from current CEO Parameswaran Iyer who will join World Bank as executive director in Washington DC.

76th BAFTA Awards 2023

The 76th British Academy Film Awards was presented in the Royal Festival Hall in London.

Category Winner
Best Film All Quiet on the Western Front
Leading Actress Cate Blanchett, Tar
Leading Actor Austin Butler, Elvis
Best Director Edward Berger, All Quiet on the Western Front

Shree Muktinath temple

In commemoration of India's late CDS Bipin Rawat, a bell ("Bipin Bell") has been placed at Nepal's revered Shree Muktinath Temple.

International Mother Language Day

On February 21, the world celebrates International Mother Language Day to encourage linguistic, cultural, and multilingualism variety.

The theme of the 2023 International Mother Language Day is - "Multilingual education – a necessity to transform education".

Dr. Mahendra Kumar Mishra, an Indian educator and social worker for the advancement of indigenous languages in Odisha, received the World Mother Language Award from PM Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka, Bangladesh.