Current Affairs - February 2021

Current Affairs for February 2021

  1. UN asks Countries to Repatriate 27,000 Children from Syria
  2. 14 Minor Forest Produce Items Included under MSP Scheme
  3. Where is Bhashan Char Island?
  4. 8th India International Silk Fair Inaugurated
  5. Union Budget 2021-Rs 3.05 trillion Electricity Distribution Reform Scheme
  6. New Asset Reconstruction and Asset Management Company
  7. PM AtmaNirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana and Mission Poshan 2.0
  8. ASEAN India Hackathon 2021
  9. What are ‘One Person Companies (OPC)’?
  10. Fiscal Deficit Estimated at 9.5% of GDP for 2020-21
  11. HAL’s New Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Division
  12. NITI Aayog’s Plan for Little Andaman
  13. Chennai: India’s First Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management (CWCM)
  14. Andy Jassy: Next CEO of Amazon
  15. Maharashtra Launches Scheme to Help Startups File IT Patents
  16. Commerce Ministry’s Udyog Manthan
  17. ‘Yudh Abhyas’ Military Exercise to Begin on Feb 8
  18. Web Portal for Monitoring the Progress of GOBARDHAN
  19. Kaliveli Wetlands- Key Facts
  20. NCPCR Statement to Fight Child Labour and Begging
  21. Corporate Affairs Ministry Amends Definition of Small Companies
  22. Birth Centenary Celebrations of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Begins
  23. RBI Insists on Risk-based Internal Audit System
  24. New Lithium Deposits in Karnataka
  25. 2020 Democracy Index-Highlights
  26. Usage of Cellular Phones within Rajya Sabha Restricted
  27. ‘Switch Delhi’ Campaign Launched
  28. Myanmar Military launches State Administrative Council
  29. Ghaznavi- Pakistan’s New surface-to-surface Ballistic Missile
  30. Stardust 1.0- First Rocket to Run on Biofuel
  31. AYUSH Ministry’s Common Yoga Protocol (CYP)
  32. Agreements Signed at Aero India 2021
  33. Andhra Pradesh: 2nd State to Undertake Power Sector Reforms
  34. India-Bahrain JWG Meeting in the Field of Renewable Energy
  35. MOHUA- Zomato partnership under PM-SVANidhi
  36. RBI to Set up Committee on Urban Co-op banks
  37. Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) Meeting- Highlights
  38. 24×7 Helpline for Digital Payment Services
  39. Around 10 airports to be Privatized in the 3rd Round of Airport Privatization
  40. UPSC Candidates Who Missed Last Attempt to Get Another Chance
  41. India’s First Thunderstorm Research Testbed
  42. Assam’s Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Scheme
  43. MCA21 Version 3.0 to be Launched in 2021-22
  44. National Horticulture Fair 2021
  45. 1st India-EU High Level Dialogue on Trade and Investment
  46. Over 2.9 lakh Digital Banking-Cyber Security Incidents Reported in 2020
  47. IRCTC’s Online Bus Booking Services
  48. China’s New Platform to Track Polluters
  49. First Women Team Inducted in CRPF’s CoBRA Commando Unit
  50. Joe Root- First Player to Score 200 in 100th Test
  51. Centre Approves Tamil Nadu’s Srivilliputhur–Megamalai Tiger Reserve
  52. Ladakh: India’s First Geothermal Power Project to be Set Up
  53. PM Launches ‘Asom Mala’ Programme in Assam
  54. Govt to Work with RBI for Privatization of Banks
  55. Rajya Sabha Passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill
  56. Rs 400 crore Investment in Fisheries Sector of Goa
  57. U.S Plans to Join UNHRC
  58. China’s Registered Births Dropped in 2020
  59. PM to Inaugurate World Sustainable Development Summit 2021
  60. NHAI Signs MoU With 200 Technical Institutes
  61. What is ‘Glacier Lake Outburst Flooding’ (GLOF)?
  62. Bengaluru Airport Wins ‘Voice of the Customer’
  63. NITI Aayog: Committee for ‘National Action Plan for Migrant Workers’
  64. Karnataka Passes Anti-cow Slaughter Bill
  65. NCPCR-NCB Action Plan to Combat Drug Abuse Among Children
  66. Scientists Develop Carotene-rich Marigold Variety
  67. Indian Railways: New Record in Freight Loading
  68. ‘Specialty Steel’ Included Under PLI Scheme
  69. Rajya Sabha Discusses Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020
  70. SC Stays Dismantling of Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat
  71. Govt Sets up a Nodal Authority to Frame Design for Deep-sea Fishing Vessels
  72. TROPEX-21 Exercise- Highlights
  73. Azim Premji University Study on Covid Impact on Education
  74. Financial Literacy Week 2021
  75. U.S. Announces Sanctions Against Myanmar Military Leaders
  76. February 10- World Pulses Day
  77. Twitter- Indian Government Crossfire
  78. India’s First CNG Tractor
  79. First India Toy Fair
  80. Exim Bank to Provide $400 million for Maldives Project
  81. WHO, EU Launch Vaccine Program in 6 ex-Soviet States
  82. Medical Devices Manufacturers Under PLI Scheme
  83. China’s Year of the Ox
  84. Police Museum on Dacoits at Chambal
  85. ‘Jalabhishekam’ Water Conservation Campaign
  86. J&K- UK Space Agency Partner for Impact-based Flood Forecasting
  87. Bengaluru Parking Policy 2.0
  88. Second Phase of Vigyan Jyoti Programme
  89. Study: Tap Water Access in Delhi Related to Dengue Contraction Risk
  90. Healthcare Scheme for SC/ST Women
  91. Digital Insurance Policies via DigiLocker
  92. World Radio Day
  93. Huge Optical Flare Detected in One of the Oldest Astronomic Objects
  94. FASTag to be Mandatory at All Toll Plazas
  95. Italy’s New Green Super Ministry
  96. ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ in West Bengal
  97. World Bank Report: “Traffic Crash Injuries and Disabilities: The Burden on Indian Society”
  98. Kerala to Set Up Mini Museums
  99. Kerala Financial Corporation to Launch Debit Cards
  100. Russia Launches Cargo Ship with Supplies to International Space Station
  101. Report: More Startups Founded in Bengaluru Every Year than in San Francisco
  102. Committee on World Food Security (CWS) Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition
  103. New AI ‘Ramanujan Machine’ Finds Hidden Pattern in Numbers
  104. Black Storks Spotted in the Sigur plateau, Tamil Nadu
  105. Nesting of Olive Ridleys in Puducherry Begins
  106. First Route of Kochi Water Metro Inaugurated
  107. NASA Plans to Fly a Helicopter on Mars
  108. S&P: India to Grow 10% in FY22
  109. Indian-Origin Preeti Sinha to Lead UNCDF
  110. Theodore Baskaran wins Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award
  111. Defence Minister Launches e-Chhawani Portal
  112. Government to Set Up Intelligence Unit to Tackle Financial Frauds
  113. New Edition of Indian Sign Language Dictionary
  114. S. Chinny Krishna gets ‘Prani Mitra’ Award
  115. Amazon Announces First Device Manufacturing Line in India
  116. MoHUA Launches ‘Pey Jal Survekshan’
  117. Jagan Mohan Reddy- Skoch Chief Minister of the Year
  118. Sandes- India’s New Instant Messaging Platform
  119. Jal Jeevan Mission Reaches 3.5 Crore Rural Household Tap Water Connections
  120. India Joins “Iran-Russia Maritime Security Belt 2021”
  121. Sub Mission on Plant Protection and Plant Quarantine (SMPPQ) – Key Facts
  122. World’s Debt More than 355 per cent of Global GDP
  123. 130 Countries Haven’t Received Covid-19 Vaccine Dose
  124. Tamilisai Soundararajan Sworn in as Puducherry Lt. Governor
  125. International Solar Alliance (ISA) to Launch the World Solar Bank (WSB)
  126. Third India Tourism Mart Organized by FAITH
  127. RBI Approves Piramal to Take Over DHFL
  128. PM Modi to Chair NITI Aayog’s Governing Council Meeting
  129. Manika Batra Wins National Table Tennis Title
  130. Indians in the “2021 TIME100 Next” list
  131. India, Ethiopia MoU on Visa Facilitation & Leather Technology
  132. Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0 launched
  133. Environment Minister Inaugurates Atal Paryavaran Bhavan at Lakshadweep
  134. India-Indonesia Navies Conduct PASSEX Exercise
  135. US Officially re-joins Paris Climate Agreement
  136. 11th India-EU Macroeconomic Dialogue held in Virtual Mode
  137. Indian Oil- Norway’s Greenstat Join Hands for Hydrogen Research
  138. Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram Celebrate ‘Statehood Day’
  139. Women in Saudi Arabia Can Join Armed Forces
  140. Khajuraho Dance Festival- Key Facts
  141. PM to Inaugurate Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute at IIT Kharagpur
  142. Yellow-Billed Babbler, Green Sandpiper, and Grey-Necked Bunting Spotted at Mangalore
  143. Mass Migration of Blue Earthworms in Meghalaya
  144. World Day of Social Justice 2021
  145. India, Mauritius Sign ‘Limited Trade Pact’
  146. MSME Minister Inaugurated 50 SFURTI Clusters
  147. China- India’s Top Trade Partner in 2020
  148. U.S. House Budget Panel Approves $1.9 trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill
  149. Karnataka to Host Khelo India University Games 2021
  150. Dragonfly Survey at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) – Highlights
  151. Karnataka to Set up a Flower Processing Centre
  152. Japan Appoints ‘Minister of Loneliness’ to Check Suicide Rates
  153. Indian Activist gets U.S’ International Anti-corruption Champions Award
  154. UN lists 4 priority Areas to Address Climate Crisis Risks
  155. Critically Endangered Alpine Plant Species Discovered in Arunachal Pradesh
  156. Cabinet Approves President’s Rule in Puducherry
  157. Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium in Motera Renamed Narendra Modi Stadium
  158. ‘Hunter Killers’ Approved for the Indian Army
  159. Australia’s Oldest Aboriginal Rock Art Identified
  160. PM to Inaugurate 2nd Edition of Maritime India Summit
  161. Australia Passed “News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code”
  162. AIIB to Provide $304 Million for Assam Power Transmission Project
  163. Vijay Sampla: New Chairman of National Commission for SC
  164. IRDAI Launches Standard Personal Accident Cover
  165. Black-browed Babbler Reappears After 170 years
  166. FATF Keeps Pakistan on its Grey List till June
  167. PM Modi to Inaugurate The India Toy Fair 2021
  168. PM Modi to Receive Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award
  169. NSO: India’s GDP Grows 0.4% in Q3
  170. Karnataka’s Namma Cargo Service
  171. Traditional ‘Lantern Festival’ Celebrated in China
  172. Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021 Starts at Noida Haat