Current Affairs – February 24, 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 24, 2021.

National Urban Digital Mission Launched

The Central government has launched the ‘National Urban Digital Mission’ on February 23, 2021. Highlights The National Urban Digital Mission was launched by the Union Housing &a…..Read Here

Japan Appoints Loneliness Minister to Check Suicide Rate

Japan has appointed the first ever Minister for Loneliness amid the increasing suicide rates in Japan. Key Points Suicide rates in Japan has increased for the first time in 11 years in …..Read Here

NITI Aayog’s Draft National Policy on Migrant Workers

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) recently published its draft national policy on migrant labours. Highlights The policy was prepared in association with the …..Read Here

Indian activist gets U.S’ International Anti-corruption Champions Award

An Indian social activist, Anjali Bhardwaj, who works on issues of transparency and accountability has been selected for the “United State International Anti-Corruption Champions Awar…..Read Here

DAC approves Acquisition Proposals of Three Armed Forces

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the acquisition of 118 Arjun Mark 1A tanks on February 23, 2021. Highlights The approval was given for the Indian Army at a cost of �…..Read Here

Two Years of PM KISAN Scheme- Highlights

The flagship scheme of the central government, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM KISAN) has completed its two years on February 24, 2021. Highlights The PM-KISAN Scheme was formally…..Read Here

Rajasthan Government Presents First Paperless Budget

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, led Congress government presented its third state budget and the first paperless budget on February 24, 2021 in the state assembly. The Ch…..Read Here

New Alpine Plant Species Discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

A group of scientists of three institutes have discovered a new species of alpine plant in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The details were published in Biodiversitas: Journal…..Read Here

Australia’s oldest Aboriginal rock art identified

Recently, a kangaroo painting was identified in Australia with the help of some ancient wasps. The kangaroo painting was created over 17,000 years ago by Aboriginal community artists. T…..Read Here

President inaugurates world’s largest stadium in Gujarat

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, has inaugurated the world’s largest Stadium at Motera, in Gujarat on February 24, 2021. Key Facts The Motera stadium was later renamed as …..Read Here

Cabinet approves PLI Scheme for IT hardware & pharma sectors

The Union Cabinet has approved the production-linked Incentive scheme for IT Hardware on February 24, 2021. Key Facts The PLI scheme proposes an incentive to boost the domestic manuf…..Read Here

ARHMD System for Indian Army – Key Facts

The Indian Army is in process of acquiring niche technology by procuring quantity 556 Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display (ARHMD) System. The army will procure it under Make-II Categ…..Read Here

ICOLD Symposium on Sustainable Development of Dams & River Basins inaugurated

The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) Symposium on Sustainable Development of Dams & River Basins was inaugurated by the Minister for Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Sh…..Read Here

Cabinet approves President’s Rule in Puducherry

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to impose President’s Rule in Puducherry. This proposal was approved days after the Congress-led government in the union territory lost pow…..Read Here

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