Daily Current Affairs of 21, 22 February 2021

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21, 22 February 2021 CA
21, 22 February 2021 CA

Daily Current Affairs of 21, 22 February 2021

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DAY

World Thinking Day 2021:

Every year, World Thinking Day is celebrated on February 22. Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 146 countries celebrate World Thinking Day.

  • The theme for World Thinking Day 2021 is “Peace building”.
  • “Peace-building”is at the heart of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting and is as vital and relevant today as for the last 100 years.

Birth Anniversary of Thillaiaadi Valliammai:

Every year, February 22, is commemorate as Birth Anniversary of Thillaiaadi Valliammai. She was a South African Tamil woman who worked with Mahatma Gandhi in her early years when she developed her nonviolent methods in South Africa fighting its apartheid regime.

  • Thillaiyadi Valliammai was born on 22 February 1898.

International Mother Language Day 2021:

International Mother Language Day had been celebrated in worldwide on 21, February. In 1999, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO had declared 21st February as International Mother Language Day.

  • The theme for this year is “Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society”.

 NATIONAL

MoU signed between Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CSIR:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CSIR India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the development, conduct and promotion of health research in India.

  • As per the MoU, areas of research collaboration would include genetic diseases that impact infant and neonatal mortality.

About CSIR:

  • CSIR – Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
  • Headquarters -New Delhi.
  • Director General, CSIR- Dr. Shekhar C. Mande,

 Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at IIT Kharagpur:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at IIT Kharagpur through video conferencing.

  • The super speciality hospital has been set up by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with support from the Ministry of Education.
  • The MBBS programme is expected to start from the academic year 2021-22 in addition to Postgraduate and doctoral programmes.

PM dedicates the INDMAX Unit to the nation at Assam:

Prime Minister dedicates to the nation the INDMAX Unit at Indian Oil’s Bongaigaon Refinery, Dibrugarh.

  • Prime Minister will dedicate Gas Compressor Station at Hebeda Village, Assam. He will also inaugurate the Dhemaji Engineering College and lay the foundation stone for Sualkuchi Engineering College.
  • These projects will usher in an era of energy security and prosperity, and open bright avenues of opportunity for local youth.

About Assam:

  • CM- Sarbananda Sonowal
  • Governor- Prof. Jagdish Mukhi
  • Capital- Dispur

Piyush Goyal dedicates 88 Railway projects to Nation worth more than Rs. 1000 crore:

88 Railway projects were dedicated to the Nation worth more than Rs 1000 crore making Indian Railways future ready.  Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal has inaugurated and dedicated a host of these projects.

  • These projects related to passenger amenities and facilities at various railway stations in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Karnataka through video conferencing.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the extension of Noapara to Dakshineswar Metro Railway WB:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the extension of Metro Railway from Noapara to Dakshineswar, and flag off the first service on this stretch. This 4.1 km extension has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 464 crore.

  • Prime Minister also inaugurate the third line between Kalaikunda and Jhargram over a stretch of 30 km of the 132 km long Kharagpur-Adityapur Third Line Project of South Eastern Railway, which  was sanctioned with an estimated cost of Rs. 1312 crores.
  • Prime Minister dedicates to the nation the doubling of Azimganj to Khargraghat Road section, which is a part of Howrah – Bandel – Azimganj section of Eastern Railway which has been laid at a project cost of about Rs 240 crore.
  • Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation the fourth line between Dankuni and Baruipara (11.28 kms) of Howrah – Bardhaman Chord Line, laid at the cost of Rs 195 cr and the third line between Rasulpur and Magra (42.42 kms) of Howrah – Bardhaman Main Line laid at the cost of Rs 759 cr.

About West Bengal:

  • Governor- Jagdeep Dhankhar
  • CM- Mamata Banerjee
  • Capital- Kolkata

INTERNATIONAL

India has signed Line of Credit agreement with the Maldives:

India has signed a 50 million dollar Line of Credit agreement in defence sector with the Maldives. The agreement will facilitate capability building in the maritime domain.

  • India also extended a new line of credit of US dollar 40 million for the development of new sports infrastructure in the Maldives.
  • Dr Jaishankar also co-signed the UTF Harbour Project agreement with Maldives Defence Minister Mariya Didi. This project agreement will strengthen Maldivian Coast Guard capability and facilitate regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief efforts.

About Maldivies:

  • President – Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
  • Capital- Male
  • Currency- Maldivian rufiyaa

STATE

“Second phase of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav”:

The second phase of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav has inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (Independent Charge) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel on 22nd Februrary 2021 at Raj Bhawan in Darjeeling,West Bengal.

  • The festival is being held from 22nd February to 24th February. T
  • The Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav is organised to promote the spirit of Ek Bharat Sreshtha Bharat.

About West Bengal:

  • Governor- Jagdeep Dhankhar
  • CM- Mamata Banerjee
  • Capital- Kolkata

Tamil Nadu CM laid the foundation stone for intra-sate river-linking project:

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami laid the foundation stone for the Cauvery-Vellaru-Vaigai-Gundar intra-sate river-linking project. The first phase of the project is worth Rs 6,941 crore, while the all three phases are pegged at a total cost of Rs 14,400 crore.

  • In the first phase, a 118.45 km canal will be built from Kattalai Canal to South Vellaru in Pudukkottai.

About Tamil Nadu:

  • Capital: Chennai
  • CM: Edappadi K. Palaniswami
  • Governor: Banwarilal Purohit

SPORTS

Second Khelo India University Games:

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has announced that the second Khelo India University Games will be hosted by Karnataka. The games will be held in Bengaluru’s Jain University and other venues in the state, in partnership with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

About Karnataka:

  • CM- S. Yediyurappa
  • Capital – Bangalore
  • Governor- Vajubhai Vala

26th edition of ‘Hunar Haat’:

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the 26th edition of ‘Hunar Haat’ in New Delhi. Haat is a beautiful exhibition of India’s traditional art and craft and more importantly country’s “cultural mosaic”. Hunar Haat brings together indigenous artisans and craftsmen from across the country.

  • Ministry of Minority Affairs is organising the Hunar Haat on the theme of Vocal for Local.
  • Hunar Haat will be underway till 1st March

Australian Open 2021:

  • Novak Djokovic has won his ninth Australian Open title, beating Daniil Medvedev
  • Naomi Osaka beat Jennifer Brady and won Australian Open title in women’s single. Osaka is the first Japanese player to win a major.
  • Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek won Australian Open men’s doubles title together by defeating defending Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury.
  • Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka won Australian Open women’s doubles title by defeating Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková in the final.
  • Barbora Krejcikova and Rajeev Ram won their second Australian Open mixed doubles title by defeating Sam Stosur and Matthew Ebden.
Event Winnner Runner
Men’s Single Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Daniil Medvedev
Women’s Single Naomi Osaka (Japan) Jennifer Brady
Men’s Doubles Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury
Women’s Doubles Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková
Mixed Double’s Barbora Krejcikova and Rajeev Ram Sam Stosur and Matthew Ebden

Note:

What is Grand Slam?

The four most important annual tennis events are called as Grand Slam. They are Australian Open, French Open (also known as Roland Garros), Wimbledon and US Open. Grand Slam tournaments, also called majors.

APPOINTMENTS

Hashimoto Seiko has appointed as the new President of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organising Committee:

She was the Minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Minister in charge of Women’s Empowerment and Minister of State for Gender Equality in the Government of Japan.

  • She replaces Yoshiro Mori who resigned over sexist comments against women.
  • The Tokyo Olympic 2020 scheduled to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

OBITUARIES

Veteran freedom fighter Debananda Gupta has Passed away:

Veteran freedom fighter Debananda Gupta of Kalami under Maneswar block passed away. He participated the ‘Quit India Movement’ and was arrested with many others. He was imprisoned for one year with rigorous punishment for taking part in the freedom movement.

BOOKS & AUTHOR

Dojang Napong written by Pudom Taku and Pumu Taku:

Dojang Napong, a book containing classic Nyishi folktales and fables, was released by Governor BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu on the occasion of the Statehood Day at IG Park.

  • The book is a collection of 13 enchanting folktales and fables of Arunachal, retold by Pudom Taku and Pumu Taku.

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