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27 February Current Affair

1.Padma Shri Malayalam Poet Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri passes away.

Renowned Malayalam poet, the priest and academician Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri, has passed away. He was honored with the Padma Shri in 2014, for his contribution to the world of Malayalam literature for decades.

2.Papua New Guinea’s first Prime Minister, Michael Somare, passes away.

The first prime minister of Papua New Guinea, Michael Somare has passed away. He was known as the “father of the nation” because he led the Pacific archipelago to independence from Australia in 1975. 

3.World NGO Day.

World NGO Day is celebrated every year on 27th February globally. World NGO Day aims to inspire people to become more actively involved within NGOs (Charities, NPOs, CSOs) and encourage a greater symbiosis between NGOs and both the public and private sector.

4.PM Modi virtually addresses the 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has delivered the inaugural address at the 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games through a video conference.

5.Gautam Thakar made global CEO of OLX Autos.

OLXGroup appoints Gautam Thakar as global CEO of OLX Autos. He will lead a worldwide organization with a workforce of more than 4,000 employees across Asia, Africa, Latam, and the United States. OLXGroup announced the appointment of Gautam Thakar as global CEO of OLX Autos effective March 15, 2021.

6.China Surpasses the US to become India’s top trade partner in 2020.

China has regained its position as the top trading partner of India in 2020, which was held by the United States, since 2018-19. The two-way trade between India and China stood at $77.7 billion in 2020 despite the conflict along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the rising anti-China sentiment.

7.United States officially re-joins Paris Climate Agreement.

The United States has officially rejoined the Paris Agreement, under the Presidency of US President Joe Biden. Earlier, in November 2020, the US had officially exited the agreement on the order of then-President Donald Trump.

8.Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches Mission Indradhanush 3.0.

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0, (IMI 3.0), to expand immunization coverage across the country.

9.Karnataka to Host 2nd Khelo India University Games 2021.

The second edition of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2021, is scheduled to be held in Karnataka. This announcement was made by the Karnataka Chief Minister, Shri BS Yediyurappa, and Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju.

10.World’s biggest cricket stadium set for the first match.

President Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated the newly revamped Motera cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, which has been renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium. The biggest cricket stadium in the world will hold its first international match, with the newly renovated Sardar Patel Stadium to host the third Test between India and England. Both India and England had a forgettable outing in their last pink-ball outings. 

11.Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka win Australian Open 2021.

In tennis, Japan’s Naomi Osaka won her fourth Grand Slam title on February 20, 2021, after she beat American Jennifer Brady in the women’s singles game of the Australian Open final 2021.

26 February Current Affair

1.India hosts the First Meeting of BRICS Finance and Central Bank Deputies under its 2021 Chairship.

On February 24, 2021, India hosted the meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) finance and central bank deputies. Notably, it was the first meeting on the BRICS Financial Cooperation under India Chairship in 2021.

2.MCA & CBIC Signed MoU for Exchange of Data to Enhance Ease of Doing Business in India.

On 25th February 2021, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs(MCA) and Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) for data exchange between the two organizations.

3.SEBI to introduce Pre-Expiry Margins to Curb Negative Price Scenarios.

In order to strengthen the risk management framework, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) will introduce pre-expiry margins on cash-settled contracts with effect from April 1, 2021.  Under this underlying commodities are deemed to be susceptible to possible near zero or negative prices.

4.ICICI Bank in Partnership with GCC and CSCL Launched ‘Namma Chennai Smart Card’.

On February 23, 2021, ICICI Bank in partnership with the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) and Chennai Smart City Limited (CSCL) launched  ‘Namma Chennai Smart Card’, a Common Payment Card System (CPCS). The Rupay-powered co-branded, contactless prepaid card was unveiled by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister(CM) Edappadi K. Palaniswami.

5.Social Alpha and SIDBI Partnered to Set up 1st of its Kind Swavalamban Divyangjan ATMA Fund.

Social Alpha, a multistage innovation curation and venture development platform has partnered with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to set up the  Swavalamban Divyangjan Assistive Tech Market Access (ATMA) fund,  a Social Impact fund.

6.Former Union Minister Vijay Sampla Assumed Charge as Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes.

On February 24, 2021, Former Union Minister Vijay Sampla assumed charge as chairman of the 6th National Commission for Scheduled Castes(NCSC) in New Delhi, Delhi.

7.GI tag for Himalayan pink salt.

Pakistan has decided to register Himalayan pink salt as Geographical Indications.

8.Adriatic Pearl Boxing Tournament.

Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg) and Arundhati Choudhary (69kg) fetched two gold medals in the 30th Adriatic Pearl Tournament in Budva, Montenegro

9.Central Excise Day – February 24

The day is being celebrated to honour the service of the Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) to the country.

10.The US officially re-joins the Paris Climate agreement.

The United States has officially rejoined the Paris Agreement, under the Presidency of US President Joe Biden.

25 February Current Affair

1.New American Farm Service Agency Consultant.

Bidisha Bhattacharya, an environmental and energy expert, has been appointed to the Department of Agriculture’s US Farm Service Agency as a Senior Policy Adviser.

2.Eshwari Bai Postage Stamp Unveiled.

On February 23, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, along with Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, unveiled the Eshwari Bai postage stamp in Hyderabad.

3.Upul Tharanga Bids Farewell to International Cricket.

Upul Tharanga, Sri Lanka’s opener and former captain, bids farewell to international cricket.

4.‘India Skills Report-2021’.

Wheebox, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and the tagged organization jointly prepared the ‘India Skills Report-2021.’

5.Narendra Modi stadium in Gujarat faces Opposition ire.

J P Nadda said that naming the world’s largest stadium after Prime Minister Modi is a ‘humble attempt to honour his vision’

6.Mamata rides pillion on an electric scooter to protest a fuel price hike.

Banerjee was seen sitting behind state minister Firhad Hakim, who rode the battery-powered electric scooter

7.COVID-19 vaccination for senior citizens from March 1. 

People above 60 and those over 45 with comorbidities will be given COVID-19 vaccination from March 1, the Union government announced on Wednesday. 

8.Union Cabinet recommends President’s rule in Puducherry. 

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to impose President’s Rule in Puducherry. The assembly will be dissolved with the permission of the President, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said during a media conference.

9.Supreme Court rejects another chance for UPSC aspirants. 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected giving another chance to Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants whose last attempt to crack the civil services exam was dampened by Covid-19 pandemic restrictions in October last year.

10.Truth reveals itself, tweets Rahul Gandhi, after the stadium name change. 

Soon after the renaming of the Motera stadium after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, Beautiful how the truth reveals itself.

22 February Current Affair

1.Andhra Pradesh CM Jaganmohan Reddy launches Nadu-Nedu scheme.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy launched Nadu Nedu (meaning ‘then and now’ in Telugu) scheme in all government hospitals to help improve the health conditions of the people of the state.

2.Government to facilitate doubling of milk processing capacity to 108 million tonnes by 2025.

Union Government will facilitate doubling of milk processing capacity from over 53 million tonne to 108 million tonne by 2025.

3.SC grants women the right to permanent commission and command in the Indian Army.

In an important step towards granting women the right to serve in the military on equal terms with men, the Supreme Court granted women the right to “permanent commission” (PC), and the right to command.

4.Shri Ramayana Express train from March 28.

Indian Railways has launched a special tourist train — Shri Ramayana Express — from New Delhi, which will start playing from March 28.

5.Cabinet nod to revamp Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

The Union Cabinet has approved the revamping of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) to address the existing challenges in the implementation of Crop Insurance Schemes.

6.Ministry of Textiles organizes Kala Kumbh- Handicrafts Thematic Exhibition in New Delhi.

The Ministry of Textiles organized the “Kala Kumbh” exhibition in New Delhi. It is an exhibition to promote the Geographical Indication (GI) craft and heritage of India.

7.Uttarakhand CM inaugurates the drone festival.

The second Drone festival was inaugurated by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat at IT Park in Uttarakhand.

8.Cabinet approves the second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural).

The Centre approved the second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural), Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project focussed on sustainability of ODF and management of solid and liquid waste.

9.India jumps five ranks to 35th in Worldwide Education for the Future Index 2019.

India jumped five ranks to 35th with a total score of 53 in the Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI) 2019, as per a report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The theme of the index is “From Policy to Practice”.

10.Twitter acquires Chroma Labs.

Twitter announced that it is acquiring Chroma Labs, the company behind the Chroma Stories app

11 February Current Affair

1.Indian Navy’s exercise TROPEX-21 underway in IOR.

Indian Navy’s largest exercise — Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX-21) — to test its combat readiness in the context of the current geo-strategic environment is underway in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

 

2.Myanmar’s insurgent group Chin National Army seeks asylum in Mizoram.

Myanmar-based armed insurgent group Chin National Army (CNA) has sought asylum for their families in India in the wake of the military coup in the neighboring country.

 

3.As Twitter seeks talks, Ministers move to Indian-made app Koo.

Amid the ongoing tussle between the government and microblogging platform, Twitter over-blocking of content and accounts related to farmers’ protest, Union Ministers and government departments are also setting up accounts on Koo, a Made-in-India alternative to Twitter. 

 

4.Over 66,000 manual scavengers identified across the country.

As many as 66,692 manual scavengers have been identified across the country, the government said on February 10, 2021.

 

5.TERI organizing World Sustainable Development Summit on Feb 10-12.

The 20th edition of The Energy and Resources Institute’s (TERI) flagship event, the World Sustainable Development Summit, is being held online from February 10 to 12, 2021.

 

6.SC orders status quo on the dismantling of decommissioned aircraft carrier ‘Viraat’.

The Supreme Court on February 10, 2021, ordered status quo on the dismantling of India’s decommissioned aircraft carrier ‘Viraat’ which was in service with the Indian Navy for 29 years before being decommissioned in March 2017.

 

7.China’s claims both sides have begun disengagement from Pangong lake in Ladakh.

China’s military announced on February 10, 2021, that front line troops of India and China had begun disengaging from the north and south banks of Pangong Tso (lake) in Ladakh, where both sides have been locked in a stand-off for months. The Indian Army was yet to release a statement on the development.

 

8.Parliament passes Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020.

The Parliament has passed the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 with the Rajya Sabha passing the legislation on February 10, 2021.

 

9.NHAI removes minimum amount requirement in FASTag Wallet.

The National Highways Authority of India has decided to do away with the requirement of maintaining a minimum amount in FASTag wallet.

 

10.NITI study to assess the unintended economic impact of select SC, NGT decisions.

The government thinks tank NITI Aayog has commissioned a study to assess the “unintended” economic impact of select decisions of the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal.

4 February Current Affair

1.NASA appoints Indian-American Bhavya Lal as acting chief of staff

Indian-American scientist Bhavya Lal was appointed by NASA as its acting chief of staff on February 1,2021.

2.Central University to be set up in Leh

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, 2021, proposed to set up a central university in Leh to pave way for accessible higher education in Ladakh. 

3.World Bank, Bangladesh sign deal worth USD 500 million to improve Road and Digital Connectivity

The Bangladesh government on February 1, 2021, signed an agreement with the World Bank for the up-gradation of rural roads and connectivity in the western region.

4.Rishabh Pant, Joe Root nominees for ICC Men’s Player of the Month

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the nominees for the inaugural ICC Player of the Month Awards that recognize and celebrate the best performances across all forms of international cricket throughout the year.

5.New Zealand to play World Test Championship final at Lord’s

New Zealand is set to play the final of the first World Test Championship (WTC) at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. 

6.Vehicle Scrapping Policy to be effective from April 1, 2021

The Vehicle Scrapping Policy that was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget Speech on February 1, 2021, will come into effect from April 1, 2021.

7.Agriculture Infrastructure & Development Cess (AIDC): Know what is it & why is it in news

FM Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget Speech 2021 announced to impose the Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess (AIDC) of Rs 2.5 per litre and Rs 4 per litre on petrol and diesel respectively.

8.Aatmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana: Know Everything Here!

The Union Budget 2021 has introduced the launch of Pradhan Mantri Aatmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana.

9.Defence Ministry awards HAL contract to manufacture 83 Tejas fighter jets

The Defence Ministry has awarded a contract to manufacture 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighters to the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at the Aero India international air show on February 3, 2021. 

10.Government to extend social security benefits to gig, platform workers: Get all details here!

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that social security benefits will be extended to gig and platform workers during her Budget speech in the Parliament on February 1, 2021.