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26 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) Central government launched National Urban Digital Mission' to create a digital infrastructure for cities in the country.
The move will institutionalise a citizen-centric and ecosystem-driven approach to urban governance and service delivery in cities by 2022, and across all cities and towns by 2024.

2) Puducherry launched a campaign to become Covid-free by February 28. A campaign has been launched to ensure there were no COVID-19 cases by this month end in the union territory, where the daily count has fallen to single digits.
👉Under the "Zero Covid by Feb28" campaign, all those who had come into contact with people infected with coronavirus would be identified and provided treatment, so that the further spread of the pathogen could be prevented.
👉Pondicherry (or Puducherry), a French colonial settlement in India until 1954, is now a Union Territory town bounded by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state.

3) Twitter has taken multiple enforcement actions including permanent suspension of over 500 accounts for a clear breach of Twitter's policies. 
▪️ Twitter :-
CEO - Jack Dorsey 
Founded - 21 March 2006, San Francisco, California, United States
Headquarters - San Francisco, California, United States
Launched - July 15, 2006
Founders - Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Noah Glass

4) The United States has extended the “New START” nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia for a period of five years. The New START, which stands for Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, is a nuclear arms reduction treaty between the United States and the Russian Federation.
▪️Russia :- 
👉President - Vladimir Putin 
👉State Historical Museum in Moscow
👉Hermitage Museum
👉Russian Museum in St Petersburg
👉Kazan Kremlin in Kazan

5) Karishma Dev Dube's short film Bittu has been shortlisted in the Top 10 Best Live-Action Short category for the 93rd Academy Awards. It tells a heart-wrenching story inspired by the 2013 school poisoning in Bihar, through the eyes of a fierce little girl Bittu

6) Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ initiative and laid the foundation stone of two bridges in Assam.
👉To mark the launch of the Mahabhau-Brahmaputra initiative, which aims to increase connectivity in the eastern states, PM Modi inaugurated the Ro-Pax vessel operations between Neamati-Majuli Island, North Guwahati-South Guwahati and Dhubri-Hatsingimari.
▪️Recent News - Assam state government has decided to provide khadi shirts, and shawls and stoles made of ‘Eri silk’ to grade IV mployees of the state.
👉Assam - Bihu Festival 
👉Assam CM - Sarbananda Sonowal
👉The Khasi and Jaintia Hills are a mountainous region that was mainly part of Assam and Meghalaya

7) United Arab Emirates' space probe entered the orbit of Mars marking a historic moment for the Arab world.
▪️United Arab Emirates:-
👉Capital - Abu Dhabi
👉President - Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
👉Prime Minister & Vice President - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
👉Currency - UAE dirham (AED)

8) Ministry of Labour & Employment has appointed Shri S.N. Subrahmanyan, CEO and Managing Director, L&T Ltd, as the Chairman of the National Safety Council for a period of three years.
👉The Ministry launched the National Career Service portal on 20 July 2015 to help bridge the gap between job providers and job seekers.
▪️Ministry of Labour & Employment :-
👉Minister - Santosh Gangwar, Minister of State (Independent Charge)
👉Headquarters - Rafi Marg, New Delhi

9) The Maharashtra Cabinet approved implementation of the Chief Minister Water Conservation Programme, costing Rs 1,340.75 crore.
▪️National Park in Maharashtra :- 
👉Gugumal National Park.
👉Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.
👉Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
👉Navegaon National Park.
👉Pench National Park.

10) Union defence minister Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurated more than 57,000 water structures constructed in Madhya Pradesh under ‘Jalabhishekam’ campaign from New Delhi.
▪️Ministry of Defence :-  
Headquarters - New Delhi
Founded - 15 August 1947
▪️Madhya Pradesh 
👉CM - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
👉Governor -  Anandiben Patel
👉Bhimbetka Caves
👉Buddhist Monument at Sanchi
👉Khajuraho Temple

11) Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the Abhyudaya scheme. The chief minister at the launch emphasized that the scheme will aid holistic development by providing coaching facilities similar to that of Kota and Prayagraj to the interested candidates in other parts of the state who are not able to avail those services.
▪️ Recent News :-
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.
▪️Uttar Pradesh :- 
👉Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary
👉Dudhwa National Park
👉National Chambal Sanctuary
👉Pilibhit Tiger Reserve 
👉Nawabganj bird sanctuary

12) The Uttar Pradesh government has introduced a system of issuing a unique 16-digit Unicode to mark all kinds of landholdings in the state.

13) Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has become the new leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha following the retirement of Ghulam Nabi Azad. 

14) Ekta Kapoor, who has produced a slew of iconic shows under her production house Balaji Telefilms, has been honoured with the Hall of Fame award at the Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards. The 20th edition of the Indian Television Academy Awards was held in Mumbai.

15) Taking forward the vision of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi for transforming iconic heritage, spiritual and cultural places in the country as ‘Swachh Tourist Destinations’ underSwachh Iconic Places (SIP) initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G), the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti has announced the selection ofthe following Twelve (12) iconic sites under Phase IV of SIP.
👉Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
👉Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
👉Kalighat Temple, West Bengal
👉Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra
👉Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh
👉Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan
👉Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan
👉Ramdevra, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
👉Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, Telangana
👉Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha
👉Rock Garden, Chandigarh
👉Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
👉Banke Bihari Temple.

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