Current Affairs of 22 February


Russia-India-China Foreign Ministerial Meeting
Russia-India-China
Russia-India-China Foreign Ministerial Meeting - External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Wuzhen, China to participate in the 16th Russia-India-China, RIC, Foreign Ministerial Meeting on the 27th of this month. Chinese Foreign Minister Mr. Wang Yi and the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will also participate in the meeting. 

Mobile World Congress
Mobile World Congress
Mobile World Congress - World’s biggest trade fair in mobile industry, the Mobile World Congress (MWC), will start in Barcelona. A number of companies will show new products that will come with 5G connectivity and possibly improved cameras.

Ombudsman For The BCCI
Ombudsman For The BCCI
Ombudsman For The BCCI - The Supreme Court appointed former apex court judge Justice DK Jain as the first court-appointed ombudsman for the BCCI under the terms of newly approved constitution of the cricket board. The role of the ombudsman would be to resolve the disputes relating to the players within the state cricket associations as also financial issues. 

Omar al-Bashir
Omar al-Bashir
Omar al-Bashir - Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, facing the country's biggest popular protests since he came to power 30 years ago, declared a one-year state of emergency and called on parliament to postpone constitutional amendments that would allow him to seek another term in a 2020 presidential election.

Kelly Craft
Kelly Craft 
Kelly Craft - President Donald Trump said he is nominating Kelly Craft, his envoy to Canada, to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations. If confirmed by the US Senate, she would fill the post that has been vacant since Nikki Haley.

Ajay Singh
Ajay Singh
Ajay Singh - Ajay Singh, president of the Boxing Federation of India has been selected as the president of the Foundation Board for Better Boxing of AIBA (International Boxing Association).

FATF Decided To Keep Pakistan in Grey List
FATF
FATF Decided To Keep Pakistan in Grey List - International terror financing watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its grey list. India had made a strong push to ensure that Islamabad is not taken off the list, in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack. Paris-based FATF said, Pakistan has made only limited progress in curbing money laundering and terrorism financing. 

Drone Olympics
Drone Olympics
Drone Olympics - The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) made a spectacular entry at the Aero-India 2019 with the first ever ‘Drone Olympics' competition for UAV's held at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru. The ‘Drone Olympics’ aims to encourage the UAV industry to connect with potential buyers and business partners in the country and also provide an opportunity to the Armed Forces to assess the capabilities of UAVs.

Torpedoes For Indian Navy
Torpedoes For Indian Navy
Torpedoes For Indian Navy - In a major boost for the Navy's firepower, the Defence Ministry has approved the acquisition of more than 100 heavyweight torpedoes which will be equipped on the force's six Scorpene-class submarines being built at Mazagon Dockyards in Mumbai. The French-origin Scorpene submarines are being built in India at Mazagon Dockyards Limited (MDL) and have now been named the Kalvari class.

Xin Xiaomeng
Xin Xiaomeng
Xin Xiaomeng - Chinese news agency Xinhua unveiled the world’s first female AI news anchor Xin Xiaomeng. She has been developed in collaboration with Sogou Inc, a search engine company. Earlier, Xinhua also developed Qiu Hao, the world’s first male AI news anchor at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen held in November 2018.

First Humanoid Police Robotnamed KP-BOT
KP-BOT
First Humanoid Police Robotnamed KP-BOT - Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, inaugurated India’s first Humanoid Police Robotnamed KP-BOT, ranked as Sub-Inspector (SI), at the Police Headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The robot’s gender is declared female keeping in mind women empowerment and gender equality.

Special Train For Statue Of Unity
Statue Of Unity
Special Train For Statue Of Unity - Railways will run a special train for tourists visiting the Statue of Unity in Gujarat, five months after it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The train, which will be run under the government's Bharat Darshan scheme, will have a seven-night and eight-day tour package beginning March 4 from Chandigarh, it said.

Global Future of Nature Award
Dr Divya Karnad
Global Future of Nature Award - Dr Divya Karnad has become the second Indian and the first woman to receive the 'Global Future of Nature Award' for her work on marine conservation. The only other Indian to receive the award is Dr Charudutt Mishra. The award is given to three people each year and this year apart from Karnad, Olivier Nsengimana and Fernanda Abra also received it.

Evan Williams
Evan Williams
Evan Williams - Twitter co-founder Evan Williams will leave the social media company’s board of directors at the end of the month. He tweeted that stepping down will let him focus on other projects and that he will still be rooting for the Twitter team.

Saudi Arabia Will Release Indian Prisoners
Saudi Arabia Will Release Indian Prisoners
Saudi Arabia Will Release Indian Prisoners - Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the release of 850 Indian prisoners lodged in his country's jails on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's request as the two leaders held extensive talks in New Delhi.

President Promulgated Four Ordinances
Indian President
President Promulgated Four Ordinances - President Ram Nath Kovind promulgated four Ordinances. These are the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance, the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Second Ordinance, the Companies (Amendment) Second Ordinance and the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019.

All India Citizens Survey of Police Services
All India Citizens Survey of Police Services
All India Citizens Survey of Police Services - The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced to conduct a pan-India survey called ‘All India Citizens Survey of Police Services’ to gauge public perception of police. The survey will be conducted by the Bureau of Police Research and Development with the help of the National Council of Applied Economic Research in a period of nine months. 

Waste to Wonder
Waste to Wonder
Waste to Wonder - The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the “Waste to Wonder” Park under the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). The seven replicas have been made with the scrap of automobile parts and other metal waste.