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Current Affairs : 22-02-2021

Important Day

  • World Pangolin Day 2021 (Third Saturday of February) - 20 February 2021.
  • World Scout Day - 22 February.

Economy

  • A subsidiary of India's largest lender State Bank of India which will launch YONO Merchant App to provide low-cost digital payments infrastructure to merchants - SBI Payments.
  • _____ has entered into a MOU with Society for Innovation and Development (SID), an initiative of Indian Institute of Science (Bengaluru) for extending exclusive credit facility to Start-ups and MSMEs - Indian Bank.

International

  • India and ____ on 20 February 2021 signed agreements on wide range of domains including fish processing, public broadcasting, sustainable urban development, road infrastructure and housing - Maldives.
  • The first case of transmission of the H5N8 strain of Avian Flu to humans is detected in - Russia.
  • On 19 February 2021, _____ officially rejoined the 2015 Paris agreement - The United States.
  • On 21 February 2021, India signed a USD 50 million defence Line of Credit agreement to boost the maritime capabilities of - Maldives.

National

  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare participated in WION and Zee Media’s ‘Population versus Planet’ Conference which is a part of its year-long campaign called - 'Mission Sustainability: Population Vs Planet'.
  • On 21 February 2021, President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated 'Shri Guru Ravidas Vishva Mahapeeth Rashtriya Adhiveshan in - New Delhi.
  • _____ has inaugurated a state-of-art Centre for Drone Research on the campus - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee.

Persons in News

  • Winner of Mahakavi Kunchan Nambiar Award 2021 for his outstanding contributions to Malayalam language and literature - Prabha Varma (poet).

Sports

  • Winner pair of the Men's doubles event in Australian Open 2021 (Tennis) - Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek.

State Current Affairs

  • Atal Paryavaran Bhavan - Lakshadweep forest department's headquarters.
  • Government has announced a new Central Sector Scheme with a total outlay of 28,400 crore rupees for Industrial Development of ____ which will be effective from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2037 - Jammu and Kashmir.
  • On 21 February 2021, the second edition of Ladakh Winter Conclave 2021 organised in - Leh.
  • This state government announced that it will provide freedom fighters with free healthcare - Assam.

Science & Technology

  • According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Chandrayaan-3, India's third mission to Moon, is likely to be launched in - 2022.
  • Researchers from the ____ have developed a novel method for rapid evaporation of droplets under the actuation of the magnetic field - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati.

General Knowledge

  • Maldives - Capital: Male; Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa.
  • Russia - Capital: Moscow; Currency: Russian ruble.
  • The United States - Capital: Washington, D.C.; Currency: United States Doller.
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) - Founded: 15 August 1969; Founder: Vikram Sarabhai; Headquarters: Bengaluru.
  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) - Founded: 1958; Headquarters: New Delhi.

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