Top Current Affairs of the day: 19 February 2021

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  • Study on Beema Bamboo Crash Barrier

    6 days ago
    Experts from the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) in Nagpur are studying the design of a crash barrier made of beema bamboo and coir fibre. These were developed as low-cost alternatives to steel barriers to reduce the number of fatalities in highway accidents. Highlights: ♦ Crash Barrier: Install a five-feet long bamboo fence deep in the concrete slab and tie it together with strong coir ropes. It is estimated that the cost of Bema bamboo barrier is one third of... Read More

    Gangetic River Dolphin Beaten to Death

    6 days ago
    In the city of Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, a Gangetic Dolphin was beaten to death. According to the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, killing the Ganges river dolphin is a punishable crime. About Gangetic Dolphin ♦ Scientific Name: Platanista gangetica ♦ These are generally blind. ♦ They capture prey by emitting ultrasound waves that reach the prey. ♦ These are also called Susu. ♦ Found mainly in the Indian subcontinent, especially in the... Read More
    Category: Environment

    India Energy Outlook 2021 - IEA

    6 days ago
    Ihe International Energy Agency (IEA) released the "India Energy Outlook 2021 Report", which explores the opportunities and challenges that India faces in seeking to ensure reliable, affordable and sustainable energy for its growing population. "India Energy Outlook 2021" is a new special report in the International Energy Agency's "World Energy Outlook" series. Highlights: ♦ By 2030, India will replace the European Union as the world's third... Read More

    Seventy Five years of Shri Ram Chandra Mission

    6 days ago
    The Prime Minister addressed an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Shri Ram Chandra Mission. Highlights: ♦ Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM) is an non-profit organization and a spiritual movement that originated in India. ♦ It teaches the practice of the "Sahaj Marg" or "Heartfulness Meditation". ♦ It was registered by Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh in 1945. ♦ Current headquarters: Hyderabad, Telangana ♦ Sahaj Marg... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    SMPPQ-Green Revolution

    6 days ago
    Sub Mission on Plant Protection and Plant Quarantine (SMPPQ) is one of the schemes under the Green Revolution. About SMPPQ ♦ The Sub Mission on Plant Protection and Plant Quarantine (SMPPQ) is one of the schemes under the Green Revolution (Krishonnati Yojana), through which supervision, monitoring, surveillance and capacity building functions are performed. ♦ The aim of the scheme is to minimize the loss to quality and yield loss of agricultural crops from the damage of pests,... Read More

    Anniversary of CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute

    6 days ago
    The 70th anniversary celebrations of the CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute is on 17 February, 2021. About CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute: ♦ CSIR-The Central Drug Research Institute is located in Lucknow and is one of the main research institutions in India. ♦ CDRI (Central Drug Research Institute) was established in 1951 as a constituent body of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). ♦ It engages in basic chemical and biomedical research to... Read More

    PLI Scheme for Telecom and Networking Products

    6 days ago
    The Union Cabinet has approved the PLI scheme for Telecom and Network Products. Highlights: ♦ This scheme is part of the overall scheme approved by the Cabinet in November 2020, which aims to implement Production Linked-Incentives (PLI) for various ministries/departments. ♦ This is a continuation of the "Atmanirbhar Bharat" strategy, which aims to increase India's manufacturing capabilities and exports. ♦ Support under this plan will be provided to... Read More

    CECPA Between India and Mauritius

    6 days ago
    The Cabinet approved the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) between India and Mauritius. Highlights: ♦ The agreement is a limited agreement, covering Trade in Goods, Rules of Origin, Service Trade, Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures, Dispute Settlement, Movement of Natural Persons, Telecommunications, Financial services, Customs Procedures and Cooperation in other Areas. ♦ The India-Mauritius CECPA will... Read More
    Category: International

    NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum (NTLF)

    6 days ago
    The forum is organized by NASSCOM and is a platform on which the technology industry is celebrated for being a pillar of business development during the current crisis, and the road map for the way ahead is formulated for building a better future and demonstrating the importance of trust and responsible technology in a super virtual world. This is the 29th NTLF event, and the theme of 2021 is "Shaping the Future, Towards a Better Normal". About NASSCOM: ♦ NASSCOM is a... Read More

    PM to Hold Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog

    6 days ago
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the NITI Aayog Council meeting on February 20, 2021. Highlights: ♦ During this meeting, problems related to agriculture, manufacturing, infrastructure and human resource development will be discussed. This will be the 6th meeting of the Council. ♦ The newly added UT Ladakh will attend the meeting for the first time. Jammu and Kashmir will also participate as joint territories this year. Other Union territories led by the... Read More

    PiMo- eBike Launched by IIT Madras

    6 days ago
    Pi Beam is an emerging company incubated by IIT Madras, and recently launched an electric two-wheeler named "PiMO". Highlights: ♦ Pi Beam's goal is to sell 10,000 vehicles by the end of the 2021-22 fiscal year. The bicycle was founded by IIT Madras Alum Visakh Sasikumar. 100 customers have booked electric bicycles. ♦ Electric two-wheelers charge faster than smartphones. Sustainable and affordable bicycles can travel 50 kilometers. ♦ Launched electric... Read More

    NASA Perseverance is in its Final Stretch

    6 days ago
    Seven months after leaving the earth, NASA's perseverance finally reached the destination Mars. Perseverance Rover: ♦ Perseverance Rover was Launched in July 2020. It is expected to land on Mars at Jezero Crater. Perseverance’s main task is to find signs of ancient life and collect samples of rocks and conglomerates to return them to earth. ♦ Through the radioactive decay heat of plutonium, electricity can power perseverance. NASA is determined to keep the shape... Read More

    WHO Identified Three New Variants of Coronavirus

    6 days ago
    The WHO has identified three new variants of the coronavirus originating from the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa. Highlights: ♦ Of these three viruses identified, the latest South African variant is called 20H/501Y.V2 or B.1.351, which is different from the British variant and seems to be more infectious than the original virus. ♦ According to the New York Times, this South African variant carries a mutation called N501Y, which seems to make it more contagious or... Read More

    Black Storks Were Seen in Sigur Plateau

    6 days ago
    The black stork was found on the Sigur Plateau in Nilgris. Researchers say that black storks are extremely rare in the area. Black Storks: ♦ They are found on many continents, but in winter in the northern hemisphere, they mainly migrate to India and South Africa. ♦ They settle in an ancient quiet forest, and the nest is placed on a large tree, usually close to open spaces (slope, clear forest), which makes them easy to enter. Their hunting grounds include streams and creeks,... Read More
    Category: Environment

    SAARC Virtual Meet to be Hosted by India

    6 days ago
    India hold a virtual health secretary-level meeting with the member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The virtual conference held on February 18, 2021. During the meeting, members discussed the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Pakistan was also invited to participate in the meeting. Highlights: ♦ The virtual conference discusses challenges and developments related to COVID-19 management and pandemic response. ♦ Members exchanges best practices on... Read More

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