Daily Current Affairs of 11 February 2021

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11.02.2021 Current Affairs
11.02.2021 Current Affairs

Daily Current Affairs of 11 February 2021

Here we have given the Today Important Current Affairs 11, February 2021 PDF to prepare for the Competitive Exams (TNPSC, UPSC, SSC, RRB & Banking Exams). This Top Current Affairs will be prepared from Various Sources like PIB, The Hindu, Economic Times, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express & all government websites. Also here we provided the Important Events of the day.

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DAYS

International Day of Women and Girls in Science:

International Day of Women and Girls in Science is observed in 11 February every year. In this year, the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly will be held at the United Nations Headquarters virtually.

  • Theme – ‘Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 ’

Death anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya:

  • Deendayal Upadhyaya was an Indian politician and thinker of right-wing Hindutva leader of the political party Bharatiya Jana Sangh. He was assassinated on 11 February 1968
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 NATIONAL

CCI approves acquisition of Varian Medical Systems, Inc by SHS GmbH:

Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves acquisition of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (Varian) by Siemens Healthineers Holding I Gmb (SHS GmbH) under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002.

  • The proposed combination relates to the acquisition of 100% of shares of common stock and sole control of Varian, by SHS GmbH.
  • SHS GmbH, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Healthineers AG (Siemens Healthineers) which is ultimately part of the Siemens AG Group.
  • Varian is a global provider of medical devices and software solutions for treating cancer with radiation therapy.

About CCI:

  • CCI- Competition Commission of India
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Founded: 14 October 2003
  • Chair Person- Ashok Kumar Gupta

MoU signed between Indian Navy and IIT Delhi:

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed to furthering the relationship between Indian Navy and IIT Delhi on research in underwater domain of Naval Electronic Systems.

The research carried out at IIT Delhi has played an important role in the technological advances made by the Indian Navy.

About Indian Navy:

  • Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS): Admiral Karambir Singh,
  • Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS): Vice Admiral G. Ashok Kumar,

TROPEX 21- Indian Navy’s largest war game:

The biennial Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX 21) (Indian Navy’s largest war game) which commenced in early January, is currently underway with participation of all operational units of Indian Navy including ships, submarines, aircraft as well as units of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Coast Guard.  The exercise will culminate by third week of February.

  • The exercise is being conducted over a vast geographical expanse in the Indian Ocean Region.
  • Theatre Level exercise also aims to validate Navy’s offensive-defence capabilities

NATMO organise 40th INCA International Congress:

National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO), under Ministry of Science & Technology, is organising 3 days long 40th INCA International Congress. This congress will be held from 10th February, 2021 in Kolkata in both physical and virtual mode.

  • Governor of West Bengal Sri Jagdeep Dhankar inaugurate this congress (meet).
  • The focal theme of 40th INCA International Congress is ‘Digital Mapping Innovations in Make India Initiatives’.

About NATMO:

  • NATMO- National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation
  • Headquarters-Kolkata
  • Director – Dr. Tapati Banerjee

“Mandarin and Turmeric” were included for the 50% subsidy through Kisan Rail transportation:

  • Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) is providing 50% subsidy on transportation of any Fruits and Vegetables through any type of train service provided by Indian Railways.
  • Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Food Processing Industries have included Mandarin (a variety of Orange) and Turmeric (raw) in the list of eligible Fruits and Vegetables for 50% transportation subsidy.

About Ministry of Food Processing Industries:

  • Union Minister- Shri Narendra Singh Tomar
  • Ministers of State- Shri Rameswar Teli

SAKSHAM and Seaweed Mission were launched in 34th Foundation Day of TIFAC:

Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), an autonomous organisation of Department of Science & Technology, today celebrated its 34th Foundation Day. In this celebration, SAKSHAM and Seaweed Mission were launched by the officials.

  • SAKSHAM (Shramik Shakti Manch)- a dynamic job portal for mapping the skills of Shramiks.
  • Seaweed Mission- This is a mission for commercial farming of seaweeds and its processing for value addition towards boosting national economy.

About TIFAC:

  • Pradeep Srivastava, Executive Director
  • The theme of the Foundation day was: “Technology, Innovation and Economy for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat”.

Rajya Sabha passed the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020:

Rajya Sabha passed the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020. The bill seeks to provide for regulation, operation and planning of major ports in the country and provide greater autonomy to these ports.

  • It seeks to replace the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963.
  • The legislation provides for the creation of a Board of Major Port Authority for every major port. These Boards will replace the existing Port Trusts.

Note:

  • Union Shipping Minister- Mansukh Mandviya

Indian government will launch the website of the “India Toy Fair- 2021”:

The website will be launched jointly by Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in New Delhi on 11.02.2021.

  • The first ever national toy fair under the aegis of ministry of textiles is being organised during 27-28 February 2021 and 1-2 March 2021.

Ministry of Textiles:

  • Union Minister – Smriti Irani.

CCEA has accepted the proposal of Grant-in-aid of Rs. 100 crore to BVFCL:

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, (CCEA) has given its nod to a proposal of the Department of Fertilizers for Grant-in-aid of 100 crore rupees to Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizers Corporation Limited (BVFCL). This aid is aimed to sustain operations of its urea manufacturing units.

  • BVFCL is a Public Sector Undertaking which is situated in North-East India.

Note:

  • BVFCL – Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizers Corporation Limited
  • CCEA- Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
  • CCEA is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

CCI approves acquisition of BOI AXA Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd by BOI:

Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves acquisition by Bank of India (“BOI”) of BOI AXA Investment Managers Private Limited (“BOIAXA IM”) and BOI AXA Trustee Services Private Limited (“BOIAXA TS”) under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002.

  • The proposed combination involves the acquisition of 49 % of the total share capital of BOI AXA IM & BOI AXA TS by BOI.
  • BOI is public sector bank constituted under the banking Companies (Acquisition & Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970.
  • BOI AXA TS, BOI AXA IM are private limited companies incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956.

About CCI:

  • CCI- Competition Commission of India
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Founded: 14 October 2003
  • Chair Person- Ashok Kumar Gupta

INTERNATIONAL

China’s Tianwen-1 entered orbit around Mars:

China’s Mars mission, Tianwen-1 an unmanned spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Mars after a 6-1/2-month journey from Earth. This is the country’s first independent mission to the red planet.

  • Tianwen-1 will attempt to land a capsule carrying a 240kg rover in May or June.
  • If the landing is successful, the solar-powered rover will explore the Martian surface for 90 days.

About Chinese Space Agency:

  • CNSA- China National Space Administration
  • Director- Zhang Kejian
  • Headquarters – Beijing, China
  • Founded- 1993

India, US review Indo-Pacific developments and Quad cooperation:

India and U.S held a comprehensive discussion yesterday and reviewed Indo-Pacific developments and the Quad cooperation. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held this discussion.

About USA:

  • Capital-Washington, D.C.
  • President- Joe Biden
  • Currency- US Dollor

Bangladesh receives USD 200 mn from World Bank:

Bangladesh has received USD 200 million for Water Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) project for rural areas from the World Bank. The agreement was signed between the government of Bangladesh and the World Bank.

  • The WB funding will provide microcredits to both households and entrepreneurs for water and sanitation facilities. More than 3 lakh poorest households will receive fully subsidised toilets.
  • The credit from the World Bank’s International Development Association, has a 30-year term, including a five-year grace period.

About Bangladesh:

  • Capital: Dhaka
  • Currency: Bangladeshi Taka
  • President: Mohammad Abdul Hamid
  • Prime Minister: Sheikh Hasina

About World Bank:

  • Headquarters- Washington, D.C., US
  • President (Chair Person)- David R. Malpass

 STATE

25th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala:

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has inaugurated the film festival at the Nishagandhi auditorium in Thiruvananthapuram. Around 80 feature films from over 30 countries will be screened this year. Bosnian film ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ will be the inaugural film of the festival.

  • On account of pandemic, the festival is being held in 3 phases and different venues.
  • The duration of each phase is reduced to five days at each venue, with the first one ending on February 14 in Thiruvananthapuram. The festival will be held from February 17th to 21 in Ernakulam, February 23rd to -27th at Thalassery and from March 1st to 5th at Palakkad.

 ECONOMY

SBI revises FY21 GDP estimates to -7.0%:

State Bank of India’s Economic Research Department revised FY21 GDP estimates to -7.0%. Previously it had estimated GDP at -7.4%. Based on ‘SBI Nowcasting Model’ the GDP growth forecast for Q3 would be around 0.3%. Apart from Q3 FY21, the Q4 growth will also be in positive territory (approximately 2.5%).

  • SBI is expecting FY 22 GDP to be 11%.
  • The report says the 9.5% fiscal deficit of the Centre might be on the higher side.

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