Current Affairs – February 08, 2021 [Daily News Digest]

GKToday provides daily summary of important Current Affairs Topics selected from National and International News. Here is the list of articles covered under Current Affairs February 8, 2021.

Ladakh to get India’s first Geothermal Power Project

The first geothermal power project of India will be established at Puga village of eastern Ladakh. Highlights This decision was taken because, Puga village was identified as the hotspot…..Read Here

Chamoli tragedy: Glacial Breach Triggered Floods

An avalanche and flash floods triggered in Alaknanda river in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand following a glacial breach. Highlights Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) is inv…..Read Here

PMFBY: Govt allocates Rs16000 crore for 2021-22

The Central government has allocated Rupees 16,000 crores for the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) for the upcoming fiscal year 2021-22. Key Facts This allocation was done in o…..Read Here

Govt to work with RBI for Privatisation of Banks

Recently the Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, while addressing the business leaders, chartered accountants and tax professionals in Mumbai stated that the central government …..Read Here

Uttar Pradesh: 16-Digit Unicode To Identify Landholdings

The Uttar Pradesh government has introduced a system of issuing a unique 16-digit Unicode on February 7, 2020. This Unicode will be used to mark all kinds of landholdings in the state. …..Read Here

NCAER’s Business Confidence Index

The Business Confidence Index (BCI) was recently published by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER). Highlights The index has rose 29.6 per cent between second and t…..Read Here

February 6: International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

The “International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation’’ was observed on 6 February. This year the day was observed under the theme – “No Time for Glob…..Read Here

Samagra Shiksha funded school to be renamed after Netaji

The Ministry of Education has decided that the Schools and hostels under the Samagra Shiksha scheme will now be renamed after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Key Facts The renaming of the s…..Read Here

Judicial Activism: NITI Aayog orders to study the ‘Economic impact of Judicial Decisions’

The NITI Aayog has ordered the Jaipur-based research organisation Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International to study the “economic impact” of judgments delivered by Supr…..Read Here

FSSAI Caps Trans Fats in Foods

Recently, rules have been amended by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to put cap on trans fatty acids (TFAs) in the food products.  This decision was taken one …..Read Here

Rajya Sabha Passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Rajya Sabha have cleared The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 by voice vote on February 8, 2021. Highlights The bill seeks to replace the ordinance to merge t…..Read Here

RBI to conduct OMO of ₹20,000 Crores

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have announced that it will purchase four government securities (G-Secs) that amounts to ₹20,000 crore. The central bank will purchase it on February 1…..Read Here

Fisheries Sector: ₹ 400 Crore Investment to be made in Goa

The Union Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh announced on February 7, 2021 that an investment of ₹ 400 crore will be made in Goa to make this state a fisheries hub of India. Key Facts…..Read Here

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