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21 February Important Current Affairs In English


Daily Important Current Affairs In English

 Why is it important to read current affairs?    

Current Affairs refer to the events of national and international importance relevant from competitive exams perspective like Civil Services Exam, Bank exam, etc. With the change in the pattern of examinations, questions related to current events and news have assumed a major role in deciding the fate of students

1) The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari launched “Go Electric” campaign to spread awareness on the benefits of e-mobility and EV charging infrastructure as well as electric cooking in India.

👉Electric fuel is a major alternative for fossil fuels which have an import bill of Rs 8 lakh crore every year. When compared to conventional fuels the electric fuel has low cost, reduced emissions and it is also indigenous.
▪️Ministry of Road Transport and Highways :-
Headquarters :- Parivahan Bhavan,  New Delhi
Founded :- July 1942
👉Nitin Gadkari (Union Minister), Mansukh L. Mandaviya (Minister of State)

2) US President Joe Biden's administration will reengage with the United Nations Human Rights Council, three years after former President Donald Trump withdrew over w hat his administration called bias against Israel and a lack of reform.

3) The state government has launched Kerala Knowledge Mission which aims to transform the state to a knowledge economy. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the project at an event held at Mascot Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram.
▪️Kerala :- 
Kerala: Periyar River
👉Kerala: Cherai Beach
👉Vallam Kali  boat race in Kerala. 
👉Kerala: Idukki Dam on Periyar River
👉Kerala :- Pamba River
👉CM :- Pinarayi Vijayan
👉GOVERNOR :- Arif Mohammad Khan

4) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has recently unearthed an ancient temple dating back to the Hoysala era in Karnataka's Hassan district.
👉the ancient structure, which is presumably a Jain temple, with a grand platform carrying intricate carvings unique to the Hoysala era, was found at Shantinatha Basadi near Halebidu in Belur taluk.

▪️Archaeological Survey of India :-
👉Headquarters - New Delhi
👉Founder - Alexander Cunningham
👉Founded - 1861
👉Parent organisation: Ministry of Culture

5) the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) will launch data analytics driven MCA21 Version 3.0. This Version will have additional modules for e-Adjudication, e-Consultation and Compliance Management. MCA21 system is the first Mission Mode e-Governance project of Government of India.
▪️Ministry of Corporate Affairs:-
👉Headquarters - New Delhi
👉Minister of Corporate Affairs - Nirmala Sitharaman, 
👉Minister of State for Corporate Affairs - Anurag Thakur

6) Uttar Pradesh will become the first state in the country to establish a leather park.
👉Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is likely to lay the foundation stone of the project soon.
👉Recent News - The justice delivery system is best in Maharashtra and worst in Uttar Pradesh, according to a report released by Tata Trusts.
👉PM Modi released the financial assistance of around Rs. 2,691 crores to over 6 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin.

7) By educating over 30,000 illiterates within five months under Padho Doon Badho Doon campaign, the Dehradun has became the first district in Uttarakhand to achieve the 100 percent literacy rate.
▪️Uttarakhand CM :- Trivendra Singh Rawat 
Governor :-  Baby Rani Maurya
👉Asan Conservation Reserve
👉Country's first moss garden 
👉Country's first Pollinator Park 
👉Integrated Model Agriculture Village Scheme

8) National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO), under Ministry of Science & Technology  organised 3 days 40th INCA International Congress  in Kolkata. 
👉The focal theme of 40th INCA International Congress was ‘Digital Mapping Innovations in Make India Initiatives’.
▪️West Bengal :- 
👉CM - Mamata Banerjee
👉GOVERNOR - Jagdeep Dhankhar
👉Folk Dances - Lathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Chhau, Santhali Dance

9) Shrawasti in Uttar Pradesh has topped in the ranking of aspirational districts by government think tank Niti Aayog in December 2020. Dhalai (Tripura) and Garhwa (Jharkhand) have been placed at the second and the third positions, respectively.

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▪️Uttar Pradesh :- 
👉Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary
👉Dudhwa National Park
👉National Chambal Sanctuary
👉Pilibhit Tiger Reserve 
👉Nawabganj bird sanctuary

10) A think-tank under the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has launched a job portal for mapping the skills of workers as per requirements of MSMEs and a seaweed cultivation mission.
👉The ''Saksham'' job portal launched by Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC),
will help eliminate middlemen, labour contractors as well as help in identification of skill proficiency level and development of skill cards for ''shramiks'' (workers).

11) The Gujarat government is setting up an Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) at Nasmed village in Gandhinagar district.
👉The state Labour and Employment department is setting up the institute in collaboration with the Tata Group on a not-for-profit PPP model.
▪️ Recent News :- Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the new four-lane Thaltej-Shilaj-Rancharda railway overbridge in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat.
👉 CM :-  Vijay Ramniklal Rupani
👉Governor :- Acharya Devvrat
▪️Telangana :-
👉CM - Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao
👉Governor of Telangana - Tamilisai Soundararajan (First Women Governor of Telangana)


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