Current Affairs Daily Digest – February 21 & 22 2021
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1. L&T delivers 100th K9 Vajra howitzer to Indian Army
Army Chief Gen Manoj Naravane has flagged off the 100th K9 Vajra tracked self-propelled howitzer built by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) at its armoured system complex at Hazira in Gujarat. L&T had completed the delivery of all the howitzers under the contract awarded in May 2017 ahead of schedule.
2. Vice President releases ‘Maverick Messiah’, a political biography on NTR
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has released “Maveric Messiah”, a political biography on former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao authored by senior journalist Ramesh Kandula. NTR was ranked among the top pioneers of ‘alternative politics’.
3. Kerala Government sanctions Rs. 9 crore to build 48 ‘Smart’ Anganwadis
The state government of Kerala has sanctioned Rs. 9 crores to build ‘smart anganwadis’, by converting the conventional anganwadis into “smart” structures with better amenities. The state Department of Women and Child Development has given permission for 48 anganwadis in the state to construct new buildings under the Smart Anganwadi scheme.
4. India & Ethiopia Sign Agreements On Visa Facilitation and Leather Technology
India and Ethiopia signed two agreements related to visa facilitation and leather technology. The Ethiopia Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Demeke Mekonnen Hassen is on a 4-day visit to India to hold useful and productive discussions on a range of bilateral and regional issues.
5. India & Maldives sign 5 deals to boost infrastructure
External Affairs Minister (EAM), S. Jaishankar was on a two-day official visit to the archipelago nation the Maldives to review bilateral ties and development cooperation. During this visit, Mr S Jaishankar handed over 1 lakh additional doses of the made-in-India COVID-19 vaccine to the Maldives.
6. Indian Oil signs pact with Greenstat Norway for hydrogen fuel
Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has signed a Statement of Intent with Greenstat Hydrogen India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Greenstat Norway, to set up a Centre of Excellence on Hydrogen. Under this association, a Center of Excellence on Hydrogen (CoE-H) including CCUS and Fuel Cells.
7. International Mother Language Day: 21 February
The International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is observed annually on 21 February to raise awareness regarding linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism. The theme of the Day this year, “Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society”.
8. World Thinking Day: 22 February
World Thinking Day, originally known as Thinking Day, is celebrated annually on 22 February by all Girl Scouts, Girl Guides and other girl groups worldwide. The day is observed to think about fellow brothers and sisters around the world, address their concerns and understand the true meaning of guiding.
The theme for World Thinking Day 2021 is peacebuilding.
9. Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open 2021
In tennis, Japan’s Naomi Osaka won her fourth Grand Slam title on February 20, 2021, after she beat American Jennifer Brady in the women’s singles game of the Australian Open final 2021. The four Grand Slam title for Osaka comes two Australian Open titles (2021 and 2019) and two US Open title (2018 and 2020).
10. Puducherry CM Narayanaswamy resigns after losing trust vote in Assembly
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy submitted his resignation to Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on February 22, 2021 after losing trust vote in the Assembly.
The V Narayanaswamy-led Congress government lost the floor test, following which the Puducherry Assembly Speaker VP Sivakolundhu announced that the Chief Minister has failed to prove his majority and adjourned the house sine die.
11. Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad City to be renamed as Narmadapuram
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced on February 19, 2021 that Hoshangabad city in the state would be renamed as Narmadapuram.
He made the announcement while speaking during the Narmada Jayanti programme held in Hoshangabad. The Chief Minister said a proposal for the name change will be sent to the centre.
12. UP becomes first state to table paperless budget
Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in the country to table a paperless budget. The state’s first paperless budget was presented in the state assembly at 11 am on February 22, 2021 by UP State Finance Minister Suresh Khanna.
All members of the State Legislature were provided iPads to view the budget highlights, which were also displayed on two big screens put up in the House.