Current Affairs : 15-02-2021 in English


International

  • New Prime Minister of Italy - Mario Draghi.
  • This country’s main securities regulator has cleared the launch of the world’s first bitcoin exchange traded fund - Canada.

National

  • Ministry of Culture and Tourism organised the 11th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav from 14th to 28th February, 2021 which is being held in West Bengal at - Cooch Behar, Darjeeling and Murshidabad.

Persons in News

  • Winners of the SERB Women Excellence Award 2021, given by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) - Dr. Shobhna Kapoor, Dr. Antara Banerjee, Dr. Sonu Gandhi and Dr. Ritu Gupta.
  • New Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court - Shri Justice Puligoru Venkata Sanjay Kumar.
  • A lawyer from the UK who has been elected as chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), will replace outgoing prosecutor Fatou Bensouda from Gambia - Karim Khan.
  • Indian origin author who has won the prestigious John Florio Prize 2020 for translating Domenico Starnone’s Italian novel ‘Trick’ - Jhumpa Lahiri.

State Current Affairs

  • The ____ is joining hands with the UK Space Agency’s National Space Innovation Programme (NSIP) for collaborative projects on 'Impact Based Flood Forecasting using Earth Observation (EO) based Information' - Union Territory of J&K.
  • The Government of India, the Government of Chhattisgarh and the World Bank signed a $100 million project to develop sustainable production systems in remote areas under - CHIRAAG (Chhattisgarh Inclusive Rural and Accelerated Agriculture Growth) Project.
  • On an experimental basis, the distribution of E-ration card scheme has begun in - Kerala.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Economic Trade Organization (IETO) and the Government of ____ for working closely to implement the Sustainable Development Goals in the state - Karnataka.
  • This state government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for climate resilience and low carbon development strategy formulation - Bihar.

General Knowledge

  • Italy - Capital: Rome; Currency: Euro.
  • The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) is a statutory body established in - 2008.
  • International Criminal Court (ICC) - Established: 17 July 1998; Headquarters: The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Namdapha Tiger Reserve is located in - Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Nagarjunsagar Sagar Tiger Reserve is located in - Andhra Pradesh.
  • Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is located in - Uttar Pradesh.
  • Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve is located in - Tamil Nadu.
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