Top Current Affairs of the day: 20 February 2021

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  • Greenpeace Analysis On Economic Cost Of Air Pollution

    5 days ago
    According to Greenpeace Southeast Asia (an NGO) analysis of economic losses caused by air pollution, PM 2.5 air pollution will cause about 54,000 lives in Delhi by 2020. PM 2.5 refers to fine particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers. It can cause breathing problems and reduce visibility. It is an endocrine disruptor that can affect insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity, leading to diabetes. Highlights: Report on Indian Cities: ♦ Delhi: In July 2020, Greenpeace found... Read More


    SWAMIH Fund - Recent Development in Housing Projects

    5 days ago
    All SWAMIH Funds will deliver the first batch of finished apartments in 2021. This is a 2500 crore fund established by the Indian government. The fund was established to complete stalled housing projects. The fund provides a solution that hinders the savings of home buyers and bankrupt developers. Highlights: ♦ In the 2021-2022 financial year, the fund will hand over 16 projects, including more than 4,000 houses. ♦ The SWAMIH Fund was announced in November 2019. ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy


    India to Appeal against Cairn Energy Arbitration Award

    5 days ago
    The Indian government has decided to appeal the US$1.2 billion international arbitration award won by Cairn Energy Plc. in tax disputes. Highlights: ♦ India’s decision to appeal this award shows that the Indian government is committed to defending tax sovereignty. ♦ The government has also maintained the possibility of making resolutions within the scope of existing Indian laws. ♦ This also shows that India is willing to resolve tax disputes under the Vivad Se... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    NHAI Achieves 100 Percent Cashless Toll Collection

    5 days ago
    The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has successfully realized 100% cashless toll collection in National Highway toll plazas across the country. Highlights: ♦ From February 16, 2021, all lanes on the National Highway toll plaza will be declared as FASTag lanes. ♦ Highway users have actively accepted the introduction of 100% cashless tolls. ♦ Since the FASTag specification was notified, more than 2,50,000 labels have been sold. ♦ In one day, a total of 6... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Infrastructural Projects to be Inaugurated in Kerala

    5 days ago
    Some of new Infrastructural projects has been inaugurated Kerala. Highlights: 320 KV Pugalur (Tamil Nadu)-Thrissur (Kerala) Power Transmission Project: This is India’s first High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Project. This will help transfer 2,000 megawatts of power from the western region and help meet the load growth in Kerala. Compared with conventional HVDC systems, this will also ensure a 35-40% reduction in floor space. 50 MW Kasaragod Solar Power Project: It was developed... Read More


    Announced the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge

    5 days ago
    The Smart Cities Mission of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, in collaboration with the BvLF and technical partner WRI India, announced 25 cities that were shortlisted in the "Nurturing Neighborhood Challenge" cohort. Highlights: The Smart Cities Mission of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, in collaboration with the Bernard Van Leer Foundation (BvLF) and technical partner WRI India, announced 25 cities that were shortlisted in the "Nurturing Neighborhood... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    India Tourism Mart Held in Virtual Mode

    5 days ago
    The 3rd edition of the event "India Tourism Mart 2021" was held in virtual mode. About the Indian tourism market: ♦ The event is hosted by the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH), and the event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, GOI. ♦ This is a buying and selling event. Although it was named a Tourism Mart in 2018, it held the first event of this kind in 2015. ♦ More than 250 buyers from 65 countries/regions actively... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Software Defined Radio (SDR) for Indian Army

    5 days ago
    Indian Army Software Defined Radio (SDR) under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan. Highlights: ♦ In order to provide soldiers with technical advantages to enable them to fight a war in a net-centric battle space, existing radio equipment will soon be replaced by indigenously developed Software-Defined Radio (SDR). ♦ SDR has enhanced data transmission capabilities, enhanced voice clarity and data transmission accuracy in a noisy spectrum environment, supports multiple waveforms,... Read More


    Meeting of Delimitation Commission

    5 days ago
    The delimitation commission held a meeting to solicit opinions on the delimitation procedures of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. About Delimitation Commission: ♦ The Delimitation Commission is a high-level body established by an act of Parliament. ♦ The Delimitation Commission is appointed by the president of the country. ♦ The Delimitation Commission and the Election Commission of India work together. ♦ Members of the Delimitation Commission: Retired... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Puducherry Lieutenant - Governor Orders Floor Test

    5 days ago
    The newly appointed Tamilisai Soundararajan (Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry), directed the Assembly Secretariat to convene the House on February 22. A press release issued by Raj Nivas said the single agenda of the session should be to determine whether the Chief Minister enjoys the confidence of the House.
    Floor test: ♦ The minimum requirement is mainly to understand whether executives enjoy the confidence of the legislature. This is a constitutional mechanism under which the... Read More


    International Mother Language Day is on 21st February

    5 days ago
    Since 2000, an International Mother Tongue Day has been held on February 21 every year to promote the diversity of languages and cultures and the use of multiple languages. Highlights: ♦ The idea of celebrating International Mother Tongue Day is an initiative of Bangladesh. It was approved at the UNESCO General Conference in 1999 and has been observed all over the world since 2000. ♦ UNESCO celebrates "Language Without Borders" on International Mother Tongue Day... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    World Day of Social Justice is on 20th February

    5 days ago
    February 20th is World Social Justice Day to promote gender equality, the rights of indigenous peoples and immigrants. Social Justice day also focuses on achieving the goal of full employment and social integration. Highlights: ♦ Social Day’s purpose is to make people realize the importance of social justice, spread equality, and eliminate discrimination and injustice. ♦ On November 26, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared February 20 as the annual World... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Make Peace with Nature UNEP

    5 days ago
    In 2020, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that despite the decline in greenhouse gas emissions due to the pandemic, the world will continue to warm up to more than 3°C in this century. The UNEP has long issued a warning: The per capita stock of natural capital (the resources and services that nature provides to humans) has fallen by 40% in just two decades. We already know that nine out of ten people in the world breathe polluted air. United Nations Environment... Read More
    Category: International


    FAO Recognized Hyderabad - 2020 Tree City of the World

    5 days ago
    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) and the Arbor Day Foundation have confirmed Hyderabad as the 2020 Tree City of the World.
    Highlights: ♦ Hyderabad is committed to the development and maintenance of urban forests, so it was awarded this honor.
    ♦ This recognition is a testament to New York City’s ongoing and institutional efforts to plant trees, cultivate and celebrate trees.
    ♦ In addition to the strategic planning... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    National Table Tennis Title Winner - Manika Batra

    5 days ago
    Manika Batra won the 82nd National Senior Table Tennis Championship. She defeated Reeth Rishya 8-11, 10-12, 11-1, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6 at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula. Highlights: ♦ Batra will now participate in two WTT (World Team Tennis) contender competitions starting on February 28th.
    ♦ Next are the World Olympic Qualifiers and the Asian Olympic Qualifiers scheduled to be held in Doha on March 14th and 18.
    ♦ Manika Batra: She is a table tennis player in... Read More


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