Current Affairs consist of two words. ‘Current’ means ‘recent or day to day’ and ‘Affairs’ means ‘events or issues’. It is important to know what is going on around the world, so we provide a dose of general knowledge on daily basis. We try to keep you updated with the current affairs of 15/02/21 that will inform you about the recent happenings in the world. Owing to its importance and dynamic nature, current affairs is a section that is present in every competitive exam. So, we provide information from all the fields whether it is economy and business, nation and politics, sports and books, or world news.
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Business and Economy- Current affairs 15/02/21
This category of current affairs 15/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.
Hike in Fare of Domestic Flights
The rise in fuel prices led to an increase in air travel fares of domestic flights by up to 30%. The upper price band on 180-210 minute flights will be increased by about 30% to Rs 24,200. On the other hand, the shortest route for the minimum price band will be increased by Rs 200.
WTO’s New Director General, Nigerian Economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and African to become the Chief of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Her candidacy gained strong support from the Biden administration on February 5, 2021. She had also worked as the World Bank’s Managing Director and was Nigeria’s first woman Finance Minister (between 2003-2006 and 2011-2015).
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 15/02/21
This category of current affairs 15/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
Prime Minister Hands Over Indigenously Built Arjun Tank to Indian Army
Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over Made-in-India Arjun Main Battle Tank (Mark 1A) to Indian Army on 14th February 2021. The indigenously designed Arjun Tank developed by DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organisation). PM handed over the state-of-the-art tank to Army Chief General MM Naravane in Chennai.
Covid Warrior Memorial to be Constructed in Bhubaneswar
Odisha government will construct a Covid-19 Warrior Memorial in capital city Bhubaneswar to recognize the contributions of frontline workers in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The memorial will be set up in Biju Patnaik Park of Bhubaneswar. State government might inaugurate the memorial on Independence Day this year. Around 60 Covid warriors lost their lives in the battle against the pandemic and this memorial will also honour their services and will keep them in the memory of people.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 15/02/21
This category of current affairs 15/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
ISRO Opens its Satellite Centre for Private Companies
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has opened up its UR Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) for private sector first time in five decades. Two satellites developed by private companies were tested at ISRO facilities. ISRO will also allow private sector firms to test their engines at its Sriharikota Spaceport and Thiruvananthapuram Rocket Centre in the coming months.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 15/02/21
This category of current affairs 15/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
Germany’s Bayern Munich Win 2020 FIFA Club World Cup Football Tournament
Germany’s Bayern Munich defeated Mexico’s Tigers 1-0 in the final on February 11, 2021. The stadium of Doha held the final to win the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup football tournament. Also Benjamin Pavard scored for Bayern Munich. Moreover, six continental confederations and the host nation’s league champions take part in the tournament every year.
Ravichandran Ashwin Becomes 2nd Highest Wicket-Taker in Tests in India
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (266 wickets) on February 14, 2021 surpassed Harbhajan Singh (265 wickets) to become the second highest wicket-taker in Tests played in India. He achieved this status on the second day of the second test of the four-test series against England in Chennai. Moreover, Anil Kumble is the leading wicket-taker in Tests in India with 350 scalps.
Priyanka Goswami Shatters National Record in Women’s 20-km Walk in 1:28:45
Priyanka Goswami (25) shattered the national record in women’s 20-km walk at the 4th international race walking championship in Ranchi on February 13, 2021 with a timing of 1:28:45. However, the previous record of 1:29.54 was held by Bhawna Jat and was created in 2020.
Jual Oram Launches Book on Economic Awareness in India
Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Defence and MP Jual Oram has launched ‘Turn Around India: 2020- Surmounting Past Legacy’, a book on creating economic awareness among masses. The book is authored by RP Gupta. ‘Turn Around India: 2020’ is an intimate narrative of Gupta’s experiences and how he attained success through sheer hard work and determination. The book provides a practical and viable option for reviving Indian economy for creating new jobs and enlarging public income and also, the structural reforms such as fiscal and monetary stimuli for overcoming economic crisis arising due to pandemic. The book discusses about the economic history of India enabling to identify the strengths and weaknesses, and take corrective actions.
Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ Memoir Named ‘Unfinished’
Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas officially turned author with the release of her first book. The book titled “Unfinished: A Memoir” that described her as “honest, raw and vulnerable”. Moreover, Michael Joseph imprint published the book that covers her dual-continent 20-year-long career as an actor and producer. The book also describes her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The memoir also promises to offer insights into Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ childhood in India, and her formative teenage years in the US.
In Madhya Pradesh, Police Museum on Chambal Dacoits to be Set Up
The state of Madhya Pradesh has launched a unique Police museum at the police headquarters in Bhind, Madhya Pradesh. It themed on the dacoits and showcase their stories. The museum also contains several unique items used by dacoits namely Phoolan Devi and Nirbhay Gujjar. Several other items related to the Chambal dacoits will come up at the police museum. It also showcases the stills from the making of Bollywood movie ‘Chambal ke Daaku’.
The museum will display their crimes and therefore, has not been built to praise and pay respect to the dacoits. Moreover, it will showcase around 2,000 digitized police records and material. The museum will also highlight the sacrifices made by police to prevent any crime of the Chambal Dacoits. The place will have images of 28 martyred policemen who died while fighting with the dacoits. Along with this, it will also have images of 30 policemen who won the gallantry awards.
World- Current affairs 15/02/21
This category of current affairs 15/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
In the UK a Study Discovers an Anti-Viral Coating on Face Masks May Kill Corona
Scientists at the University of Cambridge are working with an anti-viral coating technology called DioX. They believe that it could kill the deadly coronavirus in as little as an hour and protect the facemask from the infection. Moreover, according to ‘The Daily Telegraph’, the invisible coating of DioX on facemasks attacks the virus by rapturing its outer layer. It also effectively eliminating all-new mutant variants, including the UK variant and the South African variant.
UK PM is All Set to Host Virtual Meeting of G7 Leaders
On February 19, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is going to host fellow G7 leaders for a virtual meeting. He will organize the meeting ahead of its presidency of a summit in June of the Group of Seven countries including the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US, Downing Street on Sunday. Moreover, this meeting will bring together the world leaders to discuss how leading democracies can work together. It also ensures equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines around the world and how to prevent future pandemics.
White House Lawyers Caution Meena Harris About Using Kamala Harris’ Name to Build Brand
White House lawyers have warned Kamala Harris’ influencer niece Meena, to stop using her aunt’s name and also to stop using the name to build her brand. The White House official also said that behavior needs to change. The ventures of Meena Harris have reportedly become a sensitive issue in the newly formed Biden-Harris White House.
Mario Draghi was Sworn in as Italy’s New Prime Minister
Mario Draghi, the ex-head of the European Central Bank has sworn-in as Italy’s next prime minister. Mr. Draghi put together a unity government of the main political parties. It also causes the collapse of the previous administration last month. It created chaos amid a row over how to spend EU coronavirus recovery funds. Moreover, Italy is still grappling with the pandemic and is also facing its worst economic crisis in decades.
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