Current Affairs Daily Digest – February 13 2021
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1. Odisha To Construct ‘COVID Warrior Memorial’ in Bhubaneswar
In order to recognize the sacrifice and services rendered by the Covid warriors who lost their lives fighting the pandemic, the government has decided to construct a Covid Warrior Memorial in Odisha. The Biju Patnaik Park in Bhubaneswar has been selected for this purpose.
2. National Productivity Day 2021
National Productivity Day is observed every year in India on February 12. The objective of National Productivity Council is stimulating and promoting productivity and quality consciousness across all sectors in the country.
3. Rajnath Singh inaugurates ‘Jalabhishekam’ campaign in Madhya Pradesh
The state government of Madhya Pradesh has launched a water conservation campaign called ‘Jalabhishekam’, under which more than 57,000 water structures has been constructed. The campaign was inaugurated by the Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh virtually.
4. ISRO opens satellite testing centre for private sector
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has opened its UR Rao Satellite Centre for testing satellites developed by the private sector for the first time in its history. Two satellites, developed by the Indian startups SpaceKidz India and Pixxel (incorporated as Sygyzy) were tested at the UR Rao Satellite Centre.
5. Pakistan Army successfully test-fires Babur cruise missile
The Pakistan Army conducted a successful test-firing of a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Babar’ on February 11, 2021. This test was the third missile test carried out over the past three weeks.
6. World Bank Signs $100 million Project with Chhattisgarh
Indian Govt and Chhattisgarh Govt has signed a $100 million for CHIRAAG (Chhattisgarh Inclusive Rural and Accelerated Agriculture Growth) project with the World bank. The main purpose is to develop sustainable production systems that allow tribal households in remote areas of Chhattisgarh to practice round-the-year production of diversified and nutritious food.
7. World Radio Day: 13 February
World Radio Day is celebrated on 13 February each year to recognize radio as a powerful medium, which brings people together from every corner of the globe, to promote diversity and help build a more peaceful and inclusive world.
The theme of World Radio Day 2021 is “New World, New Radio”.
8. National Women’s Day of India 2021
In India, the National Women’s Day is observed every year on 13 February to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu. This year Nation celebrates its 142nd Birth Anniversary. She was born on February 13, 1879. She was famous for her nickname ‘Nightingale of India’ or ‘Bharat Kokila’ because of her poems.
9. Mario Draghi sworn in as Italy’s new Prime Minister
Former European Central Bank chief, Mario Draghi, was sworn in as Italy’s new Prime Minister on Saturday. The 73-year-old had put together a unity government of the main political parties, following the collapse of the previous administration. Ex-PM Giuseppe Conte had resigned in January after his party lost support for its coalition government over plans for spending EU recovery money.