Current Affairs – February 17, 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 17, 2021.

What is Credit Default Swap?

The Reserve Bank of India revealed the credit default swaps (CDS) and has allowed the retail users to do the transactions in permitted credit derivatives in order to hedge their underly…..Read Here

Privatisation of PSBs: Govt to bring Two Amendments

The government will bring about amendments in the two acts in order to facilitate the privatisation of public sector banks (PSBs). Key Facts Amendments will be made in the Banking Compa…..Read Here

Third Edition of Indian Sign Language dictionary to be released

The ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will release the third edition of the Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary on February 17, 2021. The new edition will comprise of 10,000 …..Read Here

ECOPact: New Low-Carbon range of Concrete

ACC Ready Mix Concrete has recently introduced its new low carbon range of concrete called ECOPact. It is a “Green Concrete” that has been introduced for a high-performing, sustaina…..Read Here

PiMo- eBike launched by IIT Madras-Incubated start-up

The Pi Beam, which is an IIT Madras-incubated start-up, recently launched the electric two-wheeler called ‘PiMO’. Highlights Pi Beam has set an aim of selling 10,000 vehicles by the…..Read Here

France approved the Anti-Radicalism Bill

The lower house of the French parliament has approved the Ant-Radicalism bill in a bid to fight the Islamic radicalism. Anti-Radicalism Bill The bill seeks to strengthen the government …..Read Here

Sandes- India’s new instant messaging platform

The National Informatics Centre (NIC) has launched an app called Sandes. This instant messaging platform is similar to WhatsApp. It can be used for any type of communications by anyone……Read Here

India joins “Iran-Russia Maritime Security Belt 2021”

India has joined the “Iran-Russia Maritime Security Belt 2021″ which is a two-day naval exercise. The exercise is being held in the northern part of the Indian Ocean. Highlights…..Read Here

MoHUA Launches ‘Pey Jal Survekshan’

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan. This was launched under the Jal Jeevan Mission- Urban (JJM-U). Highlights This sarvekshan will be con…..Read Here

Ministry of Earth Sciences invited suggestion on Draft Blue Economy Policy

The Ministry of Earth Sciences has asked for suggestions on the Draft Blue Economy Policy for India. The stakeholders such as NGOs, industry, academia and citizens have been asked to su…..Read Here

Cabinet approved PLI scheme for Telecom Sector

The government of India has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) norms for the telecom sector on February 17, 2021. Key Facts The approval of the PLI scheme was given for tele…..Read Here

Amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection of Children Act, 2015 on February 17, 2021. Key Facts The amendment proposes that, the DMs, ADM…..Read Here

Labour Minister to Launch Software for 5 surveys

The Labour Minister, Santosh Gangwar, will launch the software applications for five all India surveys on February 18, 2021. Key Facts The survey will also include the data of migrant a…..Read Here



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