Current Affairs of 23 February


India is Invited in OIC
India is Invited in OIC
India is Invited in OIC - External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will attend the inaugural meeting of the foreign ministers’ conclave of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a powerful grouping of Muslim majority nations, as India has been invited to attend the plenary in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This is the first time that India has been invited to an OIC meeting as a guest of honour. The OIC has usually been supportive of Pakistan and, often sided with Islamabad on the Kashmir issue.

Sudan Appointed New PM and VP
Sudan
Sudan Appointed New PM and VP - Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir appointed a first Vice-President and a new Prime Minister, a day after declaring a state of emergency. Mohamed Tahir Ayala was appointed as Prime Minister and Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf became first Vice-President while retaining his defence portfolio.

Scheme for Adolescent Girls
Scheme for Adolescent Girls
Scheme for Adolescent Girls - In Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched Scheme for Adolescent girls (SAG). The scheme focuses on girls aged between 11 to 14 years who have left studies and will take steps for proper nutrition and special care for them. The state government also decided to observe Adolescent girls day on 8th of every monthat Anganwadi centres across the state.

Khushi Scheme
Khushi Scheme
Khushi Scheme - The Odisha Cabinet approved the 'Khushi' scheme to provide free sanitary napkins to school girls across the state. The scheme will benefit nearly 17.25 lakh school girls from Class VI to XII studying in government and government-aided schools.

SEBI Declared Commodities Unfit
SEBI Declared Commodities Unfit
SEBI Declared Commodities Unfit - The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has declared Motilal Oswal Commodities Broker and India Infoline Commodities (IICL) unfit to function as commodity brokers on account of their alleged role in the Rs 5,600-crore settlement scam at the National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) that came out in the open in July 2013.

Enabling 5G in India
Enabling 5G in India
Enabling 5G in India - The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said that 5G network is expected to be deployed in India along with the rest of the world by 2020. In a white paper titled ‘Enabling 5G in India’, the telecom regulator said that the technology will make it possible to use 5G for healthcare (telesurgery), autonomous vehicles, automated manufacturing etc. However, to implement 5G networks, the white paper said that India would need an additional investment of $60-70 billion.

Vision For Making India Third Largest Economy
Vision For India
Vision For Making India Third Largest Economy - Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled his vision for making India a 10-trillion dollar economy, and the third-largest in the world. He was addressing the Global Business Summit in New Delhi. Mr Modi said he wants the nation to have countless startups, and be a leader in the global drive towards renewable sources of energy.

Committee For Tax Reform
Committee For Tax Reform
Committee For Tax Reform - The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) formed a 4-member committee, headed by income tax commissioner Sanjeev Sharma, to look into the matter of taxation related pain points and submit its final report and recommendations by mid-March.