Top Current Affairs of the day: 18 February 2021

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  • Cairn Energy Case - New York Convention

    7 days ago
    Cairn Energy has filed a case in the USA District Court under the New York Convention to enforce a US$1.2 billion arbitration award won in a tax dispute with India. Highlights: ♦ The Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, also known as the “New York Arbitration Convention” or the “New York Convention”, is one of the important instruments in international arbitration. ♦ Arbitration is a procedure in which the parties... Read More


    Fossils of Coelacanth Were Found

    7 days ago
    A group of paleontologists discovered the fossils of coelacanth, a giant fish, regarded as a iconic example of "living fossil". The discovered fossil of the Coelacanth is thought to be 66 million years ago in the Cretaceous period. Highlights: ♦ Coelacanths are elusive deep-sea creatures that live at a depth of 2,300 feet below the surface of the water. ♦ It is thought that they were extinct among the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But its discovery in 1938 sparked a... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Sandes - An Instant Messaging Platform

    7 days ago
    An instant messaging platform called Sandes was recently launched on WhatsApp. Launched by: National Informatics Centre Highlights: ♦ Anyone with a mobile number or email ID can use Sandes for all kinds of communications. ♦ Its interface is similar to other applications currently available. ♦ About the National Informatics Center: The National Informatics Center is a subsidiary office of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of the Government of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Oil & Gas Projects In Tamil Nadu

    7 days ago
    The Prime Minister of India laid the foundation for key projects in the oil and gas sector in Tamil Nadu on February 17, 2021. Highlights: ♦ The Ramanathapuram-Thoothukudi natural gas pipeline will be inaugurated. ♦ This pipeline is part of the Ennore- Thiruvallur- Bengaluru- Puducherry- Nagapattinam- Madurai- Tuticorin Natural Gas Pipeline. ♦ Benefits: It will help to utilize natural gas from the ONGC Gas field and deliver natural gas as a raw material to industrial and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Species in news - Leatherback Sea Turtle

    7 days ago
    Some conservationists worry about the fate of Giant Leatherback turtles. NITI Aayog made recommendations for tourism and port development in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Highlights: ♦ NITI Aayog’s tourism vision includes a proposal to establish a mega-shipment port in Galathea Bay on Greater Nicobar Island. ♦ In addition, the Little Andaman Plan also proposes to develop tourism in stages on this undeveloped island, which may lead to the cancellation of protection of... Read More


    Pey Jal Survekshan - Jal Jeevan Mission

    7 days ago
    The Government conducted drinking water surveys in 10 cities under Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban). About Pey Jal Survekshan: ♦ The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry initiated a survey to collect drinking water data in 10 cities under the Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban). ♦ As part of "Pey Jal Survekshan" survey, data on wastewater management and the condition of urban water bodies will also be collected. ♦ The mission will be monitored through a technology-based... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Launch of Technograhis

    7 days ago
    Launched the online registration module of TECHNOGRAHIS. Highlights: ♦ The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched the TECHNOGRAHIS registration module. ♦ TECHNOGRAHIS students are from IIT, NIT, engineering, planning and architecture colleges, teachers, academicians and stakeholders. ♦ They can register and visit Live Laboratories at the six Light House Project (LHP) sites to learn, consult, generate ideas and solutions, conduct experiments, innovate, and... Read More


    Raksha Mantri Launched E-Chhawani

    7 days ago
    Raksha Mantri launched the E-Chhawani portal and mobile app. About E-Chhawani: ♦ A portal website (https://echhawani.gov.in/) has been created to provide online citizenship services to more than 20 lakh residents of 62 Cantonment Boards across the country. ♦ Through the portal, residents of residential areas will be able to obtain basic services such as rent renewal, application for birth and death certificates, water and sewage system connection, trade permits, mobile toilet... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Launch of Mahabahu-Brahmaputra

    7 days ago
    The Prime Minister announced the launch of "Mahabahu-Brahmaputra". The launch of the "Mahabahu-Brahmaputra" will be marked by the inauguration of the Ro-Pax (roll-on/roll-off passenger service) vessel. About ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’: ♦ The launch of the "Mahabahu-Brahmaputra" will be marked by the inauguration of the Ro-Pax (roll-on/roll-off passenger service) vessel, which is located between Neamati-Majuli Island, North Guwahati-South Guwahati... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Population Tracking of Leopard Gets New Approach

    7 days ago
    In areas where spotted cats are black or black, wildlife experts face a long-term challenge. They need to estimate the density of leopards. Experts from three organizations (one of which is located in Aaranyak, Assam) proposed a system that can accurately estimate the leopard population in areas where rosettes and melanin individuals are mixed. Highlights: ♦ The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change issued the Leopard Status Report. The population of leopard has been... Read More


    Rohingyas Sent to Bhasan Char

    7 days ago
    The Bangladeshi authorities sent the fourth batch of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to a newly developed island in the Bay of Bengal, despite the call from human rights groups to stop the process. Highlights: ♦ Rohingya refugees living in refugee camps in Bangladesh have agreed to move to Bhashan Char Island in the Bay of Bengal. The island is also known as Bhasan Char Island. ♦ Bhashan Char Island was formed at the mouth of the Meghna River about twenty years ago. ♦... Read More
    Category: International


    Hyundai Designed TIGER X-1 - A New Concept Vehicle

    7 days ago
    Hyundai Motor Group has designed a walking car concept robot called TIGER, which stands for transforming intelligent ground tour robot. The robot consists of wheels that can adapt to navigate in challenging terrain. The Ultimate Mobility Vehicle (UMV) can not only walk on the earth but also on other planets when it is stuck or needs to drive on difficult terrain. Highlights: ♦ Tiger X-1 is the first version of TIGER. The robot is based on a modular platform architecture. The robot has... Read More


    Guinea Declares Ebola Outbreak

    7 days ago
    After three deaths in the southeast of the country, Guinea declared an Ebola outbreak. According to reports, another four people were infected, bringing the total to seven. This is the first time the disease has been reported in the country since the outbreak broke out in 2016. Ebola virus disease: ♦ Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare but serious but usually fatal disease. The virus spreads to humans through wild animals and spreads among... Read More


    Awards by Animal Welfare Board of India

    7 days ago
    The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), the country’s highest welfare agency and protection of animals, which is based on section 4 of the Prevention of Cruelty Act to animals, 1960 awarded 14 Prani Mitra Awards and the JeevDaya Award in 2021 for outstanding performance of individuals, organizations and companies in the areas of Animal welfare. Animal Welfare Board of India ♦ Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), headquartered in Ballabhgarh, Haryana State is a statutory... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry Was Removed

    7 days ago
    Kiran Bedi was removed as governor of Puducherry. Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundarajan was given extra cost to Union territory Until regular arrangements are made. Lieutenant Governor: ♦ According to Article 239, every UT in India shall be managed by the President and managed by the administrator appointed by him. It is called Lieutenant Governor in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry and Delhi. ♦ Puducherry UT is led by Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, the... Read More


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