Current Affairs – February 13, 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 13, 2021.

February 13: World Radio Day

The World Radio Day (WRD) is being celebrated across the world on February 13, 2021. This year, the marks the 10th anniversary of the proclamation of the world radio day and more than 1…..Read Here

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits Tajikistan

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit Tajikistan on February 12, 2020. The tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh. The seismology department at fi…..Read Here

7th Pay Commission: Family Pensions Ceiling Enhanced

The Union Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office and Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh, stated on February 12, 2021 that the upper ceiling for…..Read Here

Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2021

The Lok Sabha gave has passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2021. The bill was passed on February 12, 2021 by voice vote. Background The Law Minister Ravi Shankar Pr…..Read Here

PM Modi to visit Tamil Nadu & Kerala to Inaugurate Several Key Projects

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will visit Tamil Nadu and Kerala on February 14, 2021. He will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for several key projects in both the states. …..Read Here

Indian Astronomers detect huge Optical Flare in Astronomic Object

Indian Astronomers have detected one of the strongest optical flares in one of the oldest astronomical objects that is supermassive black hole or blazar called BL Lacertae. Highlights T…..Read Here

SERB announces Women Excellence Award 2021

The SERB Women Excellence Award was announced on the occasion of International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021. Key Facts Four young women fellows from the National Science Acade…..Read Here

What is Breach of Privilege Motion?

Recently, Rahul Gandhi led his party members and others for a 2-minute silence in the light of the death of farmers who lost their life in the ongoing protest by farmers against the fir…..Read Here

Digital Agriculture: National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture (NeGPA)

The National e-governance plan in agriculture (NeGPA) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. The scheme was initially launched in the year 2010-11 in 7 States. Recently, this scheme was exten…..Read Here

India-Japan: MoU on training of Skilled Workers

The Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Raj Kumar Singh, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on February 12, 2021 has said that the Government of India and the G…..Read Here

Vigyan Jyoti Programme

The second phase of Vigyan Jyoti programme was started on February 11, 221. It was started on the occasion of International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Key Facts The Vigyan Jyoti…..Read Here

All Digital Insurance Policies to be issued via Digilocker app

The Insurance sector regulator Insurance Regulatory Authority of India (IRDAI) has advised all the Insurance companies to issue digital insurance policies using the government’s D…..Read Here

Is Inter-caste marriage a way forward to reduce communal tensions?

The Supreme Court of India in a recent judgement said that, the educated youngsters are showing a way forward to reduce caste and community tensions across India by involving into the I…..Read Here

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