Top Current Affairs of the day: 17 February 2021

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Last Updated: Feb 17, 2021 13:50 IST


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  • Elephants Died in Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

    8 days ago
    Six elephants died of Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (HS) in the Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in the Kalahandi district of Odisha. Haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS): ♦ It is a disease that infects animals in contact with contaminated water or soil through infectious bacteria (Pasteurella multocida). In this disease, the respiratory tract and lungs of the animal are infected, resulting in severe pneumonia. It mainly affects water buffalo, cattle and bison, and has a high mortality rate among... Read More


    Bhuvan Portal byIndian Space Research Organization

    8 days ago
    The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and MapmyIndia collaborated to establish an indigenous geospatial portal called "Bhuvan". This is in line with the new guidelines for the Indian Geo-Spatial Sector discussed above. Highlights: ♦ Geospatial Portal (Bhuvan) is a web portal used to find and access geographic information (geospatial information) and related geographic services (display, editing, analysis, etc.) through the Internet. ♦ MapmyIndia's database... Read More


    All Kinds Of Steel Allowed In Highway Construction

    8 days ago
    An order was issued to allow all steel (whether produced by melting ore, billets, pellets or scrap) to be used for the construction of National Highways.The steel must meet the required standards for a specific grade of steel. Highlights: ♦ The recommended steel will be tested in NABL accredited laboratories before being approved. ♦ Considering that rising steel prices may affect the cost of building national highways, this decision was made. ♦ Through this step, the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Sagarika: First Full-Fledged International Cruise Terminal

    8 days ago
    The Prime Minister of India launched multiple projects in Kochi, Kerala. Highlights: ♦ The Kochi International Cruise Terminal Sagarika was inaugurated. ♦ This is India's first full-fledged international cruise terminal. ♦ The Inauguration of the Marine Engineering Training Institute of Cochin Shipyard Ltd. will help those who want to learn marine engineering. ♦ The South Coal Berth will reduce logistics costs and increase cargo capacity. ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Schemes Related to Skill Development

    8 days ago
    Rajya Sabha was informed of the Status of Skilled Youths in India. Highlights: Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY): Provide short-term skills development training to young people in all states/UTs through Short-Term Training (STT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) Scheme: Provide vocational skills for illiterate, new literate and dropout students by identifying skills that have market in the region of their establishment. National Apprenticeship... Read More


    Malware in News - Netwire

    8 days ago
    Activist Rona Wilson filed a petition to Bombay HC, requesting the stay on proceedings against him. He was in jail in connection with the violence case of Bhima Koregaon. Highlights: ♦ Mr. Wilson's defense team hired Arsenal Consulting, a digital forensics consulting company. ♦ The report states that Mr. Wilson’s computer has been under the control of the attacker for 22 months ♦ His goal is to transfer incriminating documents onto Wilson's computer, which... Read More


    APEDA upgrades the GrapeNet

    8 days ago
    APEDA upgrades the GrapeNet for ensuring secured, scalable and cost-effective interface in the exports value chain About GrapeNet: ♦ The GrapeNet is a web-based certification and traceability software system used to monitor fresh grapes exported from India to the European Union. ♦ This is an Internet-based electronic service provided by APEDA to stakeholders to facilitate the testing and certification of grapes exported from India in accordance with the standards determined by... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    APEDA upgrades the GrapeNet

    8 days ago
    APEDA upgrades the GrapeNet for ensuring secured, scalable and cost-effective interface in the exports value chain About GrapeNet: ♦ The GrapeNet is a web-based certification and traceability software system used to monitor fresh grapes exported from India to the European Union. ♦ This is an Internet-based electronic service provided by APEDA to stakeholders to facilitate the testing and certification of grapes exported from India in accordance with the standards determined by... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Initiatives For National Food Security Mission

    8 days ago
    Initiatives were taken by Government of India to increase Production and Productivity of food crops under National Food Security Mission (NFSM). About NFSM: ♦ The National Food Security Mission (NFSM) was launched in 2007-08 to increase the production of rice, wheat and pulses by expanding the area and increasing productivity; restore soil fertility and productivity; create employment opportunities; and improve farm economics. ♦ The sub-components of the mission are: ♦... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Exchange of Letters between the Ministry of Ayush and the World Health Organization

    8 days ago
    An Exchange of Letters was signed between the Ayush Ministry of GOI and WHO on cooperation in the field of traditional medicine. Highlights: ♦ Initiatives have been taken to support the WHO SEAR (South East Regional Office) in implementing the regional traditional medicine action plan, with special emphasis on the safe and effective use of traditional medicine services, including Ayurveda and other Indian traditional medicine systems and their appropriate methods to be incorporated... Read More


    PM Handed Over Chadar to Ajmer Sharif Dargah

    8 days ago
    The Prime Minister handed over a Chadar to Ajmer Sharif Dargah, which will be provided on the 809th Urs (death anniversary) of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. About Ajmer Sharif Dargah: Ajmer Sharif Dargah is the tomb of the Sufi Saint Chihwaja Moinuddin Chisti. It is regarded as one of the holiest places by Sunni Muslims in the Indian subcontinent. Religious sites also attract people of all faiths. After the preacher’s death in 1236, the tomb of Moinuddin Chisti became a noble site in this... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    First Route of Kochi Water Metro Inaugurated

    8 days ago
    The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, unveiled the first route and terminal of the Kochi Water Metro.
    Highlights: ♦ The project uses advanced ships to connect the islands throughout the city.
    ♦ The subway route goes from Vitila to Kakinada. Vyttila is one of the busiest transportation hubs in Kerala, and Kakkanad is an IT hub.
    ♦ After obtaining the legal permit, the subway will begin commercial operation in March 2021. The first phase of the Kochi... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Preeti Sinha Appointed as Executive Secretary of UNCDF

    8 days ago
    The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has appointed Preti Sinha as its executive secretary. She is an investment and development banker of Indian origin.
    Highlights: ♦ The Executive Secretary will focus on providing microfinance assistance to women, youth, and small and medium-sized enterprises in underserved communities. The executive secretary is the highest level of leadership of UNCDF.
    ♦ Ms. Preeti will oversee the organization's efforts to provide... Read More


    First Woman to Lead WTO - Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

    8 days ago
    The economist of Nigeria Ngozi Okonjo Iweala was appointed as the head of the World Trade Organization. She has become the first woman to hold this position.
    Highlights: ♦ With the rise of protectionism, she also became the first African to be responsible for it. Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Director General by representatives of the 164 member states of the WTO.
    ♦ The WTO is an organization that handles trade rules between countries based on negotiated agreements. The... Read More


    Nesting of Olive Ridley Begins in Pudhucherry

    8 days ago
    The large-scale nesting of olive Ridley turtles has finally begun on the Puducherry coastline. However, the traditional sea turtle migration season may be delayed due to climate change or changes in climatic conditions due to the impact of hurricanes Nivar and Burevi. Now, female Olive Ridley tortoises are leaving hundreds of eggs in their nests. So far, the team has collected more than 4,000 eggs. Highlights: ♦ The Puducherry coastline is one of the migration routes of these turtles... Read More


    Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award For Theodore Baskaran

    8 days ago
    S. Theodore Baskaran is a writer, historian, naturalist, and activist who has won the 2020 Sanctuary Reserve Lifetime Service Award. The award was established by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation.
    Highlights: ♦ Theodore Baskaran was selected for the award for his dedication to wildlife protection. He won the award for his writing ability in English and Tamil for his contribution to the protection of discourse.
    ♦ In the context of inspiring young naturalists, he was also... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


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