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25 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) Former union minister Vijay Sampla took over as Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC).
👉He assumed the office in presence of Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar , Union Minister Som Prakash, former Chairman of NCSC and BJP MP Hans Raj Hans and other members of Commission.
👉Sampla has been the former Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment from 2014-19.
▪️National Commission for Scheduled Castes:-
👉Formed - 19 February 2004
👉Preceding Commission - National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes 1978
👉 Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment - Thawar Chand Gehlot
👉Headquarters - New Delhi

2) ICICI Lombard  launched what it claims to be the first corporate risk index to help businesses navigate the post-pandemic world by addressing a myriad of issues across the operation, supply-chains, cyber threats, falling revenue, hybrid working, among others.

3) The Dutch Film Jackie and Oopjen have been awarded with the Best International Feature Film Award at the 14th International Children's Film Festival of Bangladesh.

4) Thirty-five books for children and young adults across fiction, non-fiction and poetry genres by authors like Vinod Kumar Shukl, Jerry Pinto, Nandini Nayar and Nandita Da Cunha in English and Hindi feature in the Parag Honour List 2021.
👉Currently in its second edition, this annual list by the Parag Initiative of Tata Trusts features best of children's books published in the past one year.
👉The list was launched Saturday by actor Soha Ali Khan.

5) China will become the second country in the world to land successfully on the Red Planet after the United States, which has done it eight times.

6) A team of scientists, nature lovers and doctors have come up with a mobile application 'Snakepedia' on snakes in Kerala to help the public as well as doctors to treat snake bites.
▪️ Recent News - 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

7) Bansi Kaul, a noted Indian theatre director and the founder of Rang Vidushak, a theatre group in Bhopal, has passed away. He was 71. Kaul was honored with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honor, in 2014, and was also a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1995, among other awards.

8) India’s first dolphin research centre to come up in Patna University this October.
👉Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would lay the foundation stone of the National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC) on October 5 on the bank of river Ganga in the premises of Patna University.
▪️ Recent News - The Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar has inaugurated the first-ever bird festival of the state, ‘Kalrav’, at Nagi-Nakti bird sanctuary, located in Jamui district.

👉Bihar CM - Nitish Kumar
👉 Governor - Phagu Chauhan
👉Mangala Gowri Temple
👉Mithila Shakti Peeth Temple
👉Valmiki National Park

9) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari  launched India's first CNG tractor and said that it can help the farmers save over Rs 1 lakh annually on fuel costs.
▪️ Recent News - Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence signed a framework Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New Delhi to strengthen collaboration in the field of technical exchange and co-operation on sustainable  geo-hazard management. 

▪️Ministry of Road Transport and Highways :-
Headquarters :- Parivahan Bhavan,  New Delhi
Founded :- July 1942
👉Nitin Gadkari (Union Minister), Mansukh L. Mandaviya (Minister of State)

10) Ankita Raina becomes fifth Indian woman to feature in Grand Slam main draw after making the cut for the women's doubles event of the Australian Open.

11) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the satellite campus of the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras coming up at Thaiyur in Chengalpattu district of Tamil  .
▪️Tamil Nadu :- 
👉CM - Edappadi K. Palaniswami 
👉Governor - Banwarilal Purohit
👉Sathyamangalam tiger reserve  (STR)
👉Kalakkad Mundanthurai tiger reserve (KMTR)

12) The world's largest cricket stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad was renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium and inaugurated by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah; his son Jay Shah, who is Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary.
👉The enclave is spread in over 220 acres on the Sabarmati river bank in the north east area of Ahmedabad.
▪️ Recent News :- Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the new four-lane Thaltej-Shilaj-Rancharda railway overbridge in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat.
▪️Gujarat:-
👉 CM :-  Vijay Ramniklal Rupani
👉Governor :- Acharya Devvrat
▪️Telangana :-
👉CM - Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao
👉Governor of Telangana - Tamilisai Soundararajan (First Women Governor of Telangana)

▪️Board of Control for Cricket in India:-
President - Sourav Ganguly
Secretary - Jay Shah
Headquarters - Mumbai
Founded - December 1928


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