Current Affairs – February 20, 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 20, 2021.

Coronil received AYUSH certification

The Divya Coronil medicine by Patanjali has received the certification from AYUSH Ministry in accordance with the WHO certification norms. Highlights Coronil has now been certified as a…..Read Here

Agri Ministry to use Drones to support PMFBY

The agriculture ministry was allowed to use drones for the purpose of remote sensing data collection under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). Highlights The conditional permissio…..Read Here

Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0 Launched

The Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 3.0. Highlights The mission will be conducted in two rounds. The first round will st…..Read Here

US officially re-joined the Paris Climate Deal

The United States has officially re-joined the Paris climate accord on February 19, 2020. It has joined the deal again after 107 days it left. Highlights With the rejoining of US, the w…..Read Here

India-Ethiopia: Agreements signed on visa facilitation & leather technology

India and Ethiopia have signed two agreements on February 20, 2021. These agreements are related to visa facilitation and leather technology. Highlights These agreements were signed in …..Read Here

Environment Minister inaugurates Atal Paryavaran Bhavan

The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, inaugurated the Atal Paryavaran Bhavan at Lakshadweep on February 19, 2021. Highlights While inaugurati…..Read Here

Kerala to build ‘smart’ Anganwadis

The government of Kerala has sanctioned ₹9 crore for the conversion of conventional anganwadis into “smart” anganwadis with better amenities. Smart Anganwadi Scheme Under…..Read Here

11th India-EU Macroeconomic dialogue held in virtual mode

The 11th India-European Union macroeconomic dialogue was held in the virtual mode on February 19, 2021. Highlights The Indian Delegation was led by the Secretary of Economic Affairs, Ta…..Read Here

Indian Oil- Norway’s Greenstat join hands for hydrogen research

The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and the Greenstat Norway signed an agreement to set up the Centre of Excellence on Hydrogen. This agreement was signed some days after India unveiled it…..Read Here

India- Indonesia Navies conduct PASSEX exercise

The Indian and the Indonesian navies held the PASSEX military exercise in the Arabian sea on February 18, 2021. This military exercise was organised in order to enhance the operational …..Read Here

Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram celebrate statehood day

The north-eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram observed their statehood day. Both of the states received their statehood on February 20, 1987. On this occasion, President Ram…..Read Here

New scheme launched to integrate Passport services with Digi Locker

The Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan has launched a new scheme that integrates the Passport services with the Digi Locker. With the launch of this scheme, th…..Read Here



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