Current Affairs Daily Digest – February 17 2021
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1. Assam government appoints Hima Das as DSP
Star sprinter Hima Das has been appointed as a Deputy Superintendent of Police by the Assam government. The 21-year-old from Assam, known as ‘Dhing Express’ referring to the town near her native village, is currently training at the NIS-Patiala and will be aiming to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics as the athletics calendar starts in a few days.
2. ‘Pahela Phagun’ spring festival celebrated in Bangladesh
The first day of the spring called ‘Pahela Phagun’ was celebrated in Dhaka, Bangladesh despite the continued shadow of Corona pandemic in the country. Cultural organisations held programmes at different venues in the city to herald the beginning of the spring.
3. China Overtakes the US as Largest Trading Partner of European Union
The People’s Republic of China has overtaken the United States (US) as the biggest trading partner of the European Union (EU) in 2020, according to the data by the European Union statistics agency, Eurostat. Britain, which left the European Union in 2020, was the third-largest trading partner for the bloc, behind China and the United States.
4. Kiran Bedi removed as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Telangana governor given additional charge
The Rashtrapati Bhawan informed in a statement on February 16, 2021, that Kiran Bedi has been removed as Puducherry’s Lieutenant Governor.
The Governor of Telangana, Tamilisai Soundararajan has been given an additional charge of executing the functions of Puducherry L-G, in addition to her own duties, until a new appointment is made.
5. Cabinet approved PLI scheme for Telecom Sector
The government of India has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) norms for the telecom sector on February 17, 2021. The approval of the PLI scheme was given for telecom and network equipment manufacturing in a bid to boost the local manufacturing of the components.
6. India joins “Iran-Russia Maritime Security Belt 2021”
India has joined the “Iran-Russia Maritime Security Belt 2021″ which is a two-day naval exercise. The exercise is being held in the northern part of the Indian Ocean.
The drill was participated by the forces and vessels from navy divisions of both the Iranian army and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).