Top Current Affairs of the day: 12 February 2021

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2021 21:52 IST


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  • Report of Climate Change on Hindukush Karakoram Ranges

    13 days ago
    According to the "India Regional Climate Change Assessment" report, the amount of snowfall in the upper reaches of the Hindu Kush Himalayas has been increasing in recent decades, which has protected the region from the effects of shrinking glaciers. Highlights: ♦ The recent major flooding of the Alaknanda River, which may have been caused by a glacier eruption, highlights the problem of glaciers retreating due to global warming in recent decades, but the report shows a sharp... Read More


    Dismantling of INS Viraat Suspended by SC

    13 days ago
    The Supreme Court has suspended the dismantling of the recently decommissioned INS Viraat. This decision was made in the context of restoring the everlasting glory of the legendary warship of the Indian Navy. Highlights: ♦ The bench led by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde listened to the petition. ♦ The bench issued a notice to the Center and other personnel and asked them to respond to the request. ♦ After the government made a decision in December 2020, part... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Arka Shubha - New Marigold Variety Developed

    13 days ago
    The Indian Institute of Horticulture Research (IIHR) has developed a new marigold variety called Arka Shubha. Highlights: ♦ The carotene content of Arka Shubha is about 2.8% (for all marigolds, it's maximum upto 1.4%), the highest of all plant sources. ♦ This new variety of marigold can be used to extract crude carotene even if it deteriorates after blooming, which is different from other varieties. ♦ Extraction of Ornamental and Carotene: This new variety not only... Read More


    World Sustainable Development Summit on 10 Feb

    13 days ago
    The Prime Minister of India held the opening ceremony of the World Sustainable Development Summit 2021 on February 10, 2021. Highlights: ♦ Theme: Redefining our common future: Safe and secure environment for all. ♦ This is the 20th edition of the flagship event of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) ♦ The summit will bring together many governments, business leaders, academicians, climate scientists, youth and civil society to jointly tackle climate... Read More


    Studies on Border Area Development Programme

    13 days ago
    In 2020, the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and NITI Aayog conducted two evaluation studies on Border Area Development Programme (BADP). About the Border Area Development Programme (BADP): ♦ The Border Area Development Program (BADP) has been implemented in 17 States (namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West... Read More


    Institutional deliveries Under JSY Increased

    13 days ago
    Institutional deliveries under the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) has increased. Janani Suraksha Yojana: ♦ Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention of the National Rural Health Mission (NHM). ♦ The purpose of this scheme is to reduce maternal and infant mortality by promoting institutional delivery of pregnant women. ♦ Janani Suraksha Yojana was established in April 2005 by revising the National Maternity Benefit Scheme (NMBS). ♦ JSY is a... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    Reforms in One Nation One Ration Card System

    13 days ago
    Rajasthan became the 12th state to complete the reform of the One Nation One Ration Card system. Highlights: ♦ Rajasthan has become the country's 12th state to successfully implement the “One Nation One Ration Card system” reform stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. ♦ Therefore, the state is eligible to raise more financial resources of Rs. 2,731 crore through Open Market Borrowings. ♦ Rajasthan has now joined 11 other states,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    National Monsoon Mission Earth Science Ministry

    13 days ago
    The Minister of Earth Science informed Rajya Sabha about National Monsoon Mission Highlights: ♦ Under the Monsoon Mission, the Ministry has developed the most advanced weather and climate prediction models, which are now in operation. ♦ These models include models for short-range and medium-range (1-10 days), extended-range (10 days to 30 days), and seasonal (up to one season). Targets of Monsoon Mission: ♦ Use the Monsoon Mission Model to develop seamless forecasting... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Climate Change Study on Indian Agriculture - NICRA

    13 days ago
    Under National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA), the Impact of Climate Change on Indian agriculture was studied. About NICRA: ♦ The Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) launched a network project NICRA in 2011 to address the impact of climate change on Indian agriculture. ♦ The project aims to enhance the resistance of Indian agriculture to climate change and climate vulnerability through strategic research and technology demonstration. ♦... Read More


    MoU Between India and Afghanistan

    13 days ago
    India and Afghanistan were signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of the Lalandar "Shatoot" dam, Afghanistan. Highlights: ♦ The project is part of a New Development Partnership between India and Afghanistan. ♦ The Lalandar [Shatoot] dam will meet the safe drinking water needs of Kabul City, provide irrigation water to nearby areas, repair the existing irrigation and drainage network, assist in flood control and management in the area,... Read More


    TORPEX Commenced in January is Underway

    13 days ago
    TROPEX 21, which started in January, is underway. TROPEX (theatre-level combat readiness exercise) is the largest exercise of the Indian Navy. Highlights: ♦ TROPEX (theatre-level combat readiness exercise) is the largest exercise of the Indian Navy. It sees the participation of all naval combat units, including ships, submarines, aircraft, and units of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Coast Guard. ♦ The exercise is being conducted in a wide geographic area of the Indian... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Key Facts of 2021 Toy Fair Held in India

    13 days ago
    The government will fully launch the website of the Indian Toy Fair 2021. Toy fair website will be launched on February 11, 2021. It will be initiated by Iranian Textile Minister Smriti, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Industry and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi. Highlights: ♦ India's first toy fair (Indian Toy Fair) will be held from February 27 to March 2, 2021. ♦ The exhibition is jointly organized by the Ministry of Textiles, the Ministry of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    World Pulses Day is Designated on 10th February

    13 days ago
    Since 2018, February 10th has been "World Pulses Day" every year. Pulses day is dedicated to the importance of pulses. In 2021, celebrate this day with the theme of "Nutrient Seeds for a Sustainable Future". This time, the large-scale event was almost held in New York. Highlights: ♦ The main focus of the event is to raise awareness and recognize the contribution of pulses in maintaining a sustainable food system and healthy eating. ♦ This day belongs to the... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    First CNG Tractor of India to be Launched

    13 days ago
    India will launch its first diesel tractor on February 12, 2021, which has been converted to compressed natural gas (CNG). Highlights: ♦ The CNG tractor will be officially launched by Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Road Union. ♦ The conversion of diesel tractors to CNG tractors was jointly completed by Rawmatt Techno Solutions and Tomasetto Achille India. ♦ Converting diesel to compressed natural gas will help farmers increase their income. This will... Read More


    NPCI PayAuth Challenge Announces Global Hackathon

    13 days ago
    The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) announced that it will launch the "NPCI PayAuth Challenge". This is a global hackathon that will be organized to obtain an alternative method of unified payment interface (UPI) transaction authentication. One such alternative is to use biometrics when conducting transactions. Highlights: ♦ APIX supports the NPCI PayAuth Challenge hackathon. In addition to being a sandbox platform, APIX is the world's first cross-border and... Read More


    The Probe of Tianwen-1 enters the Mars Orbit

    13 days ago
    On February 10, 2021, a Chinese spacecraft named "Tianwen 1" successfully entered Mars orbit. The probe entered MARS orbit after 6 and a half months from Earth. Highlights: ♦ This is China's first independent mission on the Red Planet. After arriving near the track, the robot probe started and completed the 15-minute combustion of the thruster. ♦ The combustion of the propeller slows the speed of the spacecraft, so it can be captured by the gravity of... Read More


    International Day of Women and Girls in Science is Designated on 11th February

    13 days ago
    Every year on February 11, the world celebrates International Women and Girls in Science Day. 2021 is the sixth International Women's and Girls' Day in Science. The theme to celebrate this day is "female scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19." The event was held at the United Nations Headquarters via video conference. Highlights:  ♦ This incident marked the role of women at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. ♦ The event also... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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