Saurashtra defeated Bengal to win its 2nd Ranji Trophy title 2023.

  • Saurashtra has defeated Bengal by nine wickets to lift their 2nd Ranji Trophy title 2023, organized at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
  • Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat was declared Man of the Match for his impressive performance.
  • While Batter Arpit Vasavada was named the player of the series.
  • Most runs: Mayank Agarwal (Karnataka) (990)
  • Most wickets: Jalaj Saxena (Kerala) (50)
  • Saurashtra won their first title in 2019-20 after beating Bengal.

1st G20 meeting of Finance Ministers to be held in Bengaluru.

  • The 1st G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors under the G20 Indian Presidency will be held on the 24th and 25th of February in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das will chair the meeting.
  • It will see the participation of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the G20 members, invitee members, and heads of International Organisations.

India secured bronze in the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championship 2023.

  • Team India won the bronze medal at the Asia Mixed Team Championships 2023, held at the Dubai Exhibition Centre in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 14 to 19 February 2023.
  • P.V. Sindhu-led side faced a 2-3 defeat against China in the semifinals and settled for the bronze medal.
  • Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand won the Women’s Doubles.
  • While team China won the Gold medal, South Korea won the Silver medal.

APJ Abdul Kalam Satellite Launch Vehicle Mission-2023 launched.

  • Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying Parshottam Rupala launched the Sagar Parikrama Phase-III from Hazira Port, Gujarat.
  • It started towards the coastal line of Maharashtra at Satpati, Vasai, Versova, and Parikrama and ended at Sasson Dock, Mumbai.
  • Aim: To disseminate information on various fisheries-related schemes and programs being implemented by the government.
  • It also aimed to promote responsible fisheries and protect marine ecosystems.

Parshottam Rupala launches Sagar Parikrama Phase-III from Hazira Port.

  • Former Health Minister, K.K. Shailaja has been selected for the 32nd Ramashramam Unneerikkutty Award.
  • Reason: For her services as a minister during the times of the Nipah outbreak, the COVID-19 pandemic, and her services to the State.
  • This is an annual award, which is given to individuals who have made a mark in the fields of art, literature, culture, politics, or social service.
  • She is the fourth woman to win the award ever since its inception in 1985.

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