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CURRENT AFFAIRS OF FEBRUARY 21


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BANKING & FINANCE

SBI Card join hands with Landmark group to launch 3 new retail co-branded credit cards

to launch 3 new retail co-branded credit cards namely Lifestyle Home Centre SBI Card, Max SBI Card and Spar SBI Card

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw won EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2019

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director (MD) of Bengaluru based biopharmaceutical company Biocon, won Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year 2019 (for her innovation & affordable life saving medicines)


ESPN Multi-Sport Annual Awards 2019 announced:PV Sindhu & Saurabh Chaudhary becomes Sportperson of the year Female & Male

Dutee Chand was named as the first winner of the ESPN India courage award.

Indian freelance journalist Ahmer Khan wins AFP. (Agence France-Presse)’s Kate Webb Prize 


Venkaiah Naidu presented the Ideal Legislative Assembly Speaker/ Ideal Legislative Council Chairman Award 2019 to P. Ramakrishnan, Speaker of Kerala

M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the Ideal Legislative Assembly Speaker/ Ideal Legislative Council Chairman Award 2019 to the Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly Shri P. Ramakrishnan, during the inauguration of the 10th edition of the 4 day function “Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad” (Indian Student Parliament),from february 20 to 23,2020, held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, India.

Ideal Chief Minister Award 2019 will be awarded to Amrinder Singh, CM of Punjab


Indian Railways Customer grievance portal “RailMadad” gets National e-Governance Awards


Two 1 Million Dollar worth ‘Food Planet Prize’ created by The New Curt Bergfors Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden

The jury prize will be chaired by Johan Rockstrom the director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research.


About the Food Planet Prize
i.Th prizes will be issued under two categories which are follows:-
  • One prize for “an existing scalable solution for sustainable foods”
  • Second prize for “innovative initiatives that could transform the global food sector”

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Delhi, tops in Nature Ranking Index 2020


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

RBI appointed Sunil Gurbaxani as Dhanlaxmi Bank MD & CEO

Sunil was the successor of T.Latha.

About Dhanlaxmi Bank:
Headquarters- Thrissur, Kerala.
Tagline- Tann.Mann.Dhan.
Chairman- Mr. Sajeev Krishnan.


Irish Prime Minister Leo Eric Varadkar resigned due to the insufficiency of the majority after the parliamentary vote. He submitted his resignation to Irish President Micheal Daniel Higgins.

About Ireland:
Capital- Dublin.
Currency- Euro.


Mahant Nritya Gopal Das is elected as the President and Champat Rai as general secretary of The Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust



About the Trust
i.It was constituted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi government with 15-member .
ii.In November 2019 the trust was formed in obedience to the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya dispute.


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Netherlands Scientists discovered new snail species; named after Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg

A group of scientists with Naturalis Biodiversity Center,a research center on biodiversity based in Leiden, the Netherlands, have discovered a new species of land snail and named it “Craspedotropis gretathunbergae” in honour of the young Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg for her efforts to raise awareness about climate change.

Cabinet approved Procurement of 24 US made MH-60R Seahawk helicopters

worth of USD 2.6 billion (approximately Rs.1871 crores) for Indian Navy.

Indian Railways launched HRMS Mobile app for its employees

Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board, launched HRMS (Human Resource Management System) Mobile application (app) through which all employees of Indian Railways can view and access data related to their services. The app was designed and developed by CRIS (Centre for Railway Information System).

SPORTS

Left arm Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha announced retirement from all forms of cricket


OBITUARY

Larry Tesler Inventor of Copy-Cut-Paste passed away at 74


IMPORTANT DAYS

International Mother Language Day (IMLD) was observed on Feb 21, 2020

Theme of IMLD for the year 2020 is“Languages without Border”.

MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development)    celebrated ‘Matribhasha Diwas’ on feb 21, 2020


Theme for the year 2020 is “Celebrating our Multilingual Heritage”.



STATE NEWS

Central and UP government renamed 4 railway stations of Prayagraj

Key Points:
i.Allahabad Junction will now be Prayagraj Junction, Allahabad City will now be known as Prayagraj Rambag, Allahabad Chhioki has been changed to Prayagraj Chheoki & the name of Prayagghat to Prayagraj Sangam.

About Uttar Pradesh (UP):
Capital- Lucknow.
Chief Minister (CM)- Yogi Adityanath.
Governor- Anandiben Patel.


National Payments Corporation of India launches ‘UPI Chalega’ campaign

which is aimed to guide users towards the right usage of UPI(Unified Payments Interface) and help to create a habitual change, use of UPI in their daily life.