Current Affairs – February 16, 2021 [Daily News Digest]

India Liberalised the Regulation on Geospatial Data

India has liberalised its regulations on geospatial data starting from February 15, 2021. It has now allowed the private companies to conduct surveying and mapping without getting gover…..Read Here

Nesting of Olive Ridley begins

The mass nesting of the Olive Ridley turtles has finally began in Puducherry coastline. Though, the traditional migration season of the turtles has delayed possibly due to climate chang…..Read Here

Kochi Water Metro project: First Route Inaugurated

The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, has inaugurated the first route and terminal buildings of Kochi Water Metro. Key facts This project connects the islands across the city …..Read Here

RBI Data on Bank Credit and Deposits

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently released its data on the Bank Credit and Deposits. Key findings The data shows that, the Bank credit grew by 5.93 per cent which now account…..Read Here

Government to set up Intelligence Unit to tackle Frauds

The Union telecom ministry has decided to set up an intelligence unit and a consumer protection system. These systems will be set up in the effort to tackle the threats associated with …..Read Here

Rajasthan Prison Rules, 1951- Recent Amendments

The Rajasthan government has amended the Rajasthan Prison Rules, 1951 recently. The move was aimed to do away with the caste-based assignment of labour. Highlights The state government …..Read Here

UP: Foundation Stone for Maharaja Suheldev Memorial to be laid down

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually lay the foundation stone of the Maharaja Suheldev Memorial on February 16, 2021. Apart from that, the foundation stone for the developmen…..Read Here

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala: First Woman to lead WTO

The Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has been appointed as the head the World Trade Organization. She has become the first woman to take this position. She has also become the fir…..Read Here

India-Myanmar: Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project

The Union External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar recently said that the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project is in the final stages however, the project was delayed because o…..Read Here

Defence Minister launches e-Chhawani Portal

The Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh, has launched the e-Chhawani portal on February 16, 2021. E-Chhawani Project With the launch of this portal, the residents of Cantonment are…..Read Here

Theodore Baskaran won Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award 2020

S. Theodore Baskaran who is a writer, a historian, a naturalist and an activist has won the Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award, 2020. The award was instituted by the Sanctuary Nature Foun…..Read Here

Tata Electronics inks MoU with TN to set up Mobile Component Unit

The Tata Electronics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government in order to establish a facility to manufacture the mobile components. Key Highlights …..Read Here

Preeti Sinha- To lead United Nations Capital Development Fund

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has appointed Preeti Sinha as its Executive Secretary. She is an Indian-origin investment and development banker. Highlights The exec…..Read Here




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