Current Affairs : 12-02-2021 in English

Important Day

  • National productivity day - 12 February.

Defence

  • Organiser of the biennial Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX 21) which will culminate by third week of February - Indian Navy.

Economy

  • Delhi-based Fintech company which set to become next unicorn after valuation crosses $900 million - BharatPe.
  • The New Development Bank has committed to invest $100 million into ______ and this investment marks NDB’s first equity investment into India and its first ever investment into a Fund of Funds - National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Fund of Funds (FoF).

National

  • Under the focal theme ‘Digital Mapping Innovations in Make India Initiatives’, National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) is organising 3 days 40th INCA International Congress from 10th February, 2021 in - Kolkata.
  • Two new initiatives of Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) - SAKSHAM (Shramik Shakti Manch) job portal and a Seaweed Mission.
  • Till 11 February 2021, 6 States in the country that successfully undertook Urban Local Bodies (ULB) reforms stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance - (respectively) Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Rajasthan, Telangana and Goa.
  • The Telangana government, the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), and the Additive Manufacturing Society of India (AMSI) are conceptualising a National Center for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM) in - Hyderabad.
  • First civic body in the country that setting up a power plant project (at the Vaitarna dam) - Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
  • First state in the country that introduced document upload through digital signature, using the NIC platform - Odisha.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the 2021 Genesis Prize (nickname: “Jewish Nobel”) - Steven Spielberg (Director).

State Current Affairs

  • In Gujarat, the Coast Guard District Headquarters Number-1 conducted the district-level Pollution Response Workshop and Mock Drill - 2021 at - Porbandar.
  • Assam cabinet has taken a decision to appoint ____ as a Deputy Superintendent of Police in the state - sprinter Hima Das.
  • This state government will set up temporary schools near brick kilns and continue the Vidyagama scheme till regular schools start all classes - Karnataka.
  • Winner of Swadeshabhiman-Kesari award for the year 2019, given by Kerala government - Yesudasan (Veteran cartoonist).

General Knowledge

  • The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Fund of Funds (FoF) was established in - 2018.
  • New Development Bank (NDB) (formerly BRICS Development Bank) - Founded: 2014; Headquarters: Shanghai, China.
  • Sunderban Tiger Reserve is located in - West Bengal.
  • Periyar Tiger Reserve is located in - Kerala.
  • Sariska Tiger Reserve is located in - Rajasthan.
  • Buxa Tiger Reserve is located in - West Bengal.
  • Indravati Tiger Reserve is located in - Chattisgarh.

 

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