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 23/02/21 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 23/02/21
This category of current affairs 23/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.
Uttar Pradesh Becomes the First State to Table a Paperless Budget
On February 22, 2021, Uttar Pradesh has initiated in bringing forward the paperless budget of the state. Along with this an app by the name ‘Uttar Pradesh Sarkar ka Budget’ has been launched. Finance minister of Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government presented a budget of ₹ 5,50,270.78 crore for the financial year 2021-22. FM Suresh Khanna tabled the budget on 22nd February in the state assembly. It was also the first paperless budget of the state. Compared to previous budget of Rs 5.12 lakh, government has increased the budget by Rs 38000 crore this year.
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 23/02/21
This category of current affairs 23/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
India May Face Second Wave of Coronavirus as Cases Surge
Amid the ongoing vaccination drive across the country, India may face second wave of coronavirus as cases are surging in many states in last few days. As per the data available with the central health ministry, over 85% cases out of the new cases are from 5 states. Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu registered the highest number of cases on 21st February 2021.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 23/02/21
This category of current affairs 23/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
Chandrayaan-3: ISRO May Launch The mission in 2022
Indian Space Research Organisation had planned to launch its follow-up mission Chandrayaan-3 in 2020. However, due to delays caused by the pandemic, it will be launched in 2022 now as stated by ISRO chief K Sivan. India’s third mission to Moon will not have an orbiter as it will use same orbiter which was used in Chandrayaan-2.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 23/02/21
This category of current affairs 23/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
Adriatic Pearl Boxing Tournament in Montenegro: Indian Women Finish on Top
Indian women boxers ended with five overall for a top finish in the 30th Adriatic Pearl Tournament. The Adriatic Pearl Tournament was held in Budva, Montenegro in which Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg) and Arundhati Choudhary (69kg) fetched two more gold medals. Other Indian women boxers including Alfiya Pathan (+81kg), Vinka (60kg) and T Sanamacha Chanu (75kg) also secured gold medals earlier in this tournament. Indian women emerged as the top team with 10 medals (5 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze).
Novak Djokovic Wins Men’s Singles Title at Australian Open Tennis Tournament
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic won his ninth Australian Open tennis men’s singles title at the Melbourne stadium. He defeated Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the final 7–5, 6–2, 6–2 played on February 21, 2021. Moreover, Men’s Doubles title was won by Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and Slovakia’s Filip Polášek. Women’s Doubles title was won by Belgium’s Elise Mertens and Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka. Also, Mixed Doubles was won by Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejčíková and Rajeev Ram of US.
Ankita Raina of India Wins Women’s Doubles Title at Phillip Island Trophy Tennis
On February 19, 2021, India’s Ankita Raina won her maiden WTA title. She and her Russian partner Kamilla Rakhimova clinched the doubles event in the Phillip Island Trophy in Melbourne. Moreover, in the final the pair of Ankita-Kamilla beat Russia’s Anna Blinkova and Anastasia Potapova by 2-6, 6-4, 10-7. The win will also propel the 28-year-old Ankita to top-100 in the WTA rankings in doubles. Moreover, she will be the second Indian woman player to be in top-100 after Sania Mirza.
Khajuraho Dance Festival 2021
On February 21, 2021, the Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad organised a six-day Khajuraho Dance Festival at the Khajuraho Temple. The temple is also a UNESCO World Heritage site in Madhya Pradesh. The government organised this festival annually from February 20th to February 26th. The dance festival also showcases the richness of Indian classical dance styles including the Odissi, Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, and Kathakali. Recently, the authorities also added Modern Indian dance to the festival.
Vice President Releases a Political Biography on NTR Called ‘Maverick Messiah’
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has released a book named “Maveric Messiah”. The book is a political biography on former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao. Senior Journalist Ramesh Kandula authored the book. Moreover, NTR was ranked among the top pioneers of ‘alternative politics’. His entry into politics and also ‘dramatic’ success within about nine months of floating a regional party gave a new direction to national politics.
Award Winning Author Irwin Allan Sealy’s New Novel ‘ASOCA’
Prize-Winning writer Irwin Allan Sealy’s new novel ‘ASOCA: A Sutra’ is purely an imagination of ‘Ashoka the Great’. The emperor ruled most of the Indian Subcontinent and also played a pivotal role in the spread of Buddhism from India to other parts of Asia in the 3rd century BC. His debut novel was the Trotter-Nama.
World- Current affairs 23/02/21
This category of current affairs 23/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
Dubai’s Emirates Seeks Key Role in Global Vaccine Delivery
On early Sunday, an Emirates plane that touched down in Dubai from Brussels was carrying tens of thousands of doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Moreover, the Middle East’s biggest airline made an effort to pivot from shuttling people to shipping cargo. It also grabbed a central role in the global vaccine delivery race.
China’s Treatment of Uighur Minority as ‘Genocide’, Says Canadian MPs
On Monday, Canadian MPs voted to label Beijing’s treatment of its Uighur minority as genocide. Canadian MPs voted hours after China claims its policy in Xinjiang is a “shining example” of human rights progress. Moreover, rights groups believe at least one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities have been incarcerated in camps. They also accused China of forcibly sterilizing women and imposing forced labor.
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