Current Affairs Daily Digest – February 18 2022

Current Affairs Daily Digest – February 18 2022

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1. JPMorgan becomes first bank to enter the metaverse

JPMorgan has become the world’s first bank to set up shop in the metaverse. The largest bank in the US has opened a lounge in the blockchain-based world Decentraland.

Users can create their virtual avatars, build virtual spaces and roam in the lounge christened ‘Onyx Lounge’ after its suit of Ethereum-based services. The lounge also features a digital image of the bank’s CEO Jamie Dimon.

2. A book titled “Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us”

A new book titled “Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us” has authored by Ro Khanna released. The book highlights the effects of changing lifestyle patterns of Americans due to technological progress.

It also mentioned about the digital divide i.e., unequal access to technology and revenue, as it is one of the most pressing issues faced by the United States. Ro Khanna is an Indian-American who is a US Congressman representing the California district that includes the Silicon Valley region.

3. G Ashok Kumar named as India’s first national maritime security coordinator

Retired Vice Admiral, G Ashok Kumar has been appointed as India’s first national maritime security coordinator by the government.

The government of India has taken the decisive move to ensure reliability on security and its objective to strengthen the country’s maritime security.

4. Karnataka Bank bags three banking tech awards

Karnataka Bank has bagged three awards at the 17th Annual Banking Technology Conference and Awards: 2020-21 Next-Gen Banking, instituted by Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).

The bank has won the awards under categories: Best Technology Bank of the Year; Best Fintech Adoption; and Best Use of AI/ML & Data Analytics — all runner-ups.

5. Shah Rukh Khan named as Brand Ambassador of Gaming app A23

A23, the gaming application owned by Head Digital Works, an online skill gaming company, has named in Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan as its brand ambassador.

Shahrukh Khan will feature in A23’s ‘Chalo Saath Khele’ campaign, along with a first of its kind responsible gaming campaign, which showcases all the multi-gaming platforms of A23 such as carom, fantasy sports, pool and rummy, among others.

6. US-Bangladesh to conduct joint air exercise ‘Cope South 22’

The air forces of Bangladesh and the United States will conduct a joint tactical airlift exercise ‘Cope South 22’. The six days exercise has been sponsored by Pacific Air Forces (PACAF). The bilateral exercise will be held at Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) Kurmitola Cantonment, Dhaka; and Operating Location-Alpha, Sylhet, Bangladesh.

7. Noted Kannada writer and poet Chennaveera Kanavi passes away

Channaveera Kanavi, an iconic poet and writer in the Kannada language, has passed away. He was 93. He was often referred to as ‘Samanvaya Kavi’ (Poet of Reconciliation). Kanavi received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1981 for his work Jeeva Dhwani (Poetry).

8. Haryana Men’s & Kerala Women’s Team wins Senior National Volleyball Championship

Haryana team defeated the Indian Railway 3-0, to win the Men’s title in Senior National Volleyball Championship 2021-22. Similarly, in the women’s category, the Kerala team defeated the Indian Railway 3-1, to lift the trophy.

The 70th Senior National Volleyball (Men & Women) Championship 2021-22 was held at the Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar.

9. Twitter tieup with Paytm to boost its ‘Tips’ feature in India

Twitter Inc has partnered with Paytm’s payment gateway to improve the support for its ‘Tips’ feature in India. With this partnership, Twitter users will be able to use the payments facility of Paytm, including its Paytm digital wallet, Paytm Postpaid (buy-now-pay-later service), debit and credit cards, and net banking.

The feature was announced last year and is one of the company’s many efforts to introduce monetisation on the platform.

10. Chelsea wins 2021 FIFA Club World Cup Champions

English club, Chelsea has defeated Brazilian club Palmeiras, 2-1, to win the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup final. Chelsea has won the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time. The decisive goal was scored by Kai Havertz with 3 minutes of extra time to go.

Kai Havertz’ nerveless 117th-minute penalty settled a gruelling Club World Cup final. The final was held at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

11. Cope South 22 Conducted By US – Bangladesh

The air forces of Bangladesh and the U.S. will conduct a joint tactical airlift exercise, ‘Cope South 22’. The six-day exercise was sponsored by Pacific Air Forces (PACAF).

The goal of the exercise is bolstering bilateral ties between the 2 countries through tactical airlift sorties and subject-matter expert exchanges.