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This section also provides important information regarding education including the notifications of SSC, NDA, UPSC, etc. Reading daily current affairs will help aspirants gaining more knowledge as exams conducted for jobs and interviews also contain questions on general awareness.
Business and Economy- Current affairs 16/02/21
This category of current affairs 16/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.
Palm Oil Imports
About 5.29 lakh tonnes of crude palm oil (CPO) was imported from Malaysia by India in January 2020. According to data from Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA), Malaysia was the major supplier of CPO with about 4.97 lakh tonnes, followed by Indonesia with about 2.70 lakh tones. India’s CPO imports in January 2021 from Malaysia were higher by 23% than December 2020.
The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India was formed in 1963 that helps and promotes the development and growth of Solvent Extraction Industry in India. India is also the world’s largest importer of palm oil with purchases of over 9 million tonnes every year mainly from Indonesia and Malaysia.
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 16/02/21
This category of current affairs 16/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
India will Supply Covid Vaccines to Canada
Under India’s vaccine diplomacy program, country will supply 5 lakh doses of Covid vaccine to Canada. The move has come after Canadian PM talked to his Indian counterpart for Covid-19 vaccine. Government will also supply vaccines to the armed forces of Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and other nearby countries through Indian Army.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 16/02/21
This category of current affairs 16/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
India’s Homegrown App MapmyIndia Collaborates with ISRO to Offer Geospatial Service
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has collaborated with India’s homegrown app MapmyIndia to make a joint platform offering mapping portal and geospatial services. MapmyIndia’s CEO has referred to this initiative a big boost and promotion to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ campaign. New initiative will bring ISRO’s catalogue of satellite imagery and earth observation data, and MapmyIndia’s digital maps together. The new indigenous platform will offer maps and navigation services and thus reduce the dependent on foreign companies.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 16/02/21
This category of current affairs 16/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
Ravichandran Ashwin Becomes 1st Bowler to Dismiss Left-Handers 200 times in Tests
In the 143-year history of Test cricket, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became the first player to take 200 wickets of left-handed batsmen. He achieved the feat against England during the second day of second Test at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on 14th February, 2021.
West Bengal Inaugurated the 11th Edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’
The Governor of West Bengal, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, inaugurated the 11th edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ on February 14, 2021. The year 2021 is witnessing the eleventh edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav. The festival is being held from 14th to 28th February 2021 in West Bengal. It will be organized at Cooch Behar between 14th to 16th February 2021, at Darjeeling between 22nd to 24th February 2021 while at Murshidabad between 27th to 28th February 2021. This edition has importance in the light of the COVID Pandemic that severely impacted the cultural sector. Through this event support and assistance will also be provided to the artists by the ministry of culture.
Kerala to Set Up Mini Museums
Kerala, which is home to India’s biggest art event called Kochi-Muziris Biennale, is now aspiring to become a museum center in the country. Keralam Museum has started the new museum movement. It is an organization that builds and modernizes museums. Moreover, the government started this new museum movement to challenge the old-fashioned norms regarding the conservation of cultures.
Keralam Museum has also completed several other assignments namely, Koyikkal Palace Folklore Museum at Nedumangad in Thiruvananthapuram, Gandhi Smriti Museum at Payyanur, and Vaikom Satyagraha Memorial Gandhi Museum in Kottayam. Apart from that, around 20 district heritage museums are under process.
Peter Mukerjea Pens Memoir ‘Starstruck: Confessions of a TV Executive’
A former media baron, Peter Mukerjea has published his memoir ‘Starstruck: Confessions of a TV executive’. The book is a recollection of his experiences in the satellite television industry in India. It also describes the changes he has gone through over the years.
Moreover, Mukerjea is the former chief executive of Star India. He has shared his journey through this book to highlight and showcase the plenty of mistakes he made. He also tried to tell us through this book the plenty of lessons he learned over almost three decades.
Meghna Pant’s New Book “The Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Good News”
Meghna Pant an award-winning writer, journalist, and speaker, has authored a new book called “The Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Good News”. She will release the book in April 2021. Moreover, the filmmakers will also adapt the story for making a movie under the title Badnam Ladoo.
The book is about a small-town woman, Ladoo, who scandalizes her conservative family by deciding to use a sperm donor to have a baby. With all of this, she will also continue to look for Mr. Right. This book takes a humorous and light approach to address an important issue that is relevant to every woman in the world, without being belligerent or pedantic.
World- Current affairs 16/02/21
This category of current affairs 16/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
Bangladesh Sends More Rohingya Refugees to New Island
Despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process of migrating Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh authorities sent the fourth group from Myanmar to a newly developed island. This island is located in the Bay of Bengal. Around 2,000 Rohingya refugees were living in the sprawling refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar. These refugees have fled from neighboring Myanmar. On Monday, after sending the fourth group, the new island has more than 7,000 refugees.
Powerful Quake in Japan Sets off landslide, Causes Minor Injuries
An earthquake of 7.3 magnitudes shook the quake-prone areas of Fukushima and Miyagi in Japan. Ten years ago these areas had been hit by a powerful earthquake that triggered a tsunami and a meltdown at a nuclear power plant. After the quake, the residents in northeastern Japan cleaned up clutter and debris in stores and homes. Moreover, this strong earthquake caused a landslide on a highway, damaged some buildings and parts of bullet train lines. It also caused power blackouts for thousands of people.
5 Tajiks Charged with Membership in ISIS Group in Germany
On Monday German prosecutors have charged five Tajik men with being members of the Islamic State group. They also accused them of participating in a cell of the extremist organization in Germany. At the Duesseldorf state court, Federal prosecutors filed the indictment. An alleged associate of the five was convicted last month of membership in IS for co-founding the German cell and supporting two planned attacks. Therefore, he was sentenced to seven years in prison.
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