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 25/02/21 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.
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.
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 25/02/21
This category of current affairs 25/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
Vaccination for Covid-19 from 1st March for Senior Citizens
Under India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive, shots will be given to senior citizens from 1st March 2021. In this phase of vaccination, citizens above the age of 60 will get the dose. People aged over 45 with comorbidities will be also given the shots in this round. At around 10000 government-run facilities and 20000 private centres, people can get vaccinated in this phase. There will be no charge at government centres while people have to pay some charge at private hospitals.
Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2021
In the recently announced Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards for 2021, Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone won in the best actor category for their roles respectively in Laxmii and Chhapaak. Tanhaji was declared the Best Film. Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput was honoured as critic’s best actor while Kiara Advani won in the female category of the same award for her role in Guilty. Moreover, Best series was awarded to Hansal Mehta directed and hugely acclaimed series Scam 1992. In the web series categories, Bobby Deol for Ashram and Sushmita Sen for Arya bagged the best actor honours.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 25/02/21
This category of current affairs 25/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
Government Launched National Urban Digital Mission
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched National Urban Digital Mission on 23rd February, 2021. The objective of the program is to create a shared digital infrastructure for cities. The Ministry also launched the India Urban Data Exchange developed by the Smart Cities Mission in association with the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 25/02/21
This category of current affairs 25/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
President Inaugurates World’s Largest Stadium in Gujarat
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad on February 24, 2021. It will have a seating capacity of 1.32 lakh spectators. The refurbished Sardar Patel Stadium will now be known as Narendra Modi stadium. The President also performed the ground-breaking ceremony for a sports complex in the stadium. He also named it Sardar Patel sports complex, for sports like football, hockey, basketball, kabbadi, boxing, and lawn tennis among others. Additionally, this stadium has surpassed the Melbourne Cricket Ground and became the largest stadium in the world.
Australia’s Oldest Aboriginal Rock Art Identified
Recently, archeologists have identified a kangaroo’s painting in Australia with the help of some ancient wasps. They predicted that aboriginal community artists had created the painting over 17,000 years ago. Moreover, the painting, a two-meter-long artwork, was identified as Australia’s oldest intact rock art. The archeologists discovered the painting on the sloped ceiling of a rock shelter in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Renowned Punjabi Singer Sardool Sikander Dies
On February 24, 2021, renowned Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander passed away at the age of 60. He had tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and also getting treatment for it. Sikander was an Indian singer who also worked in Punjabi-language folk and pop music. He made his first appearances on radio and television in the early 1980s with his introductory album ‘Roadways Di Laari’. He also acted in some Punjabi language films, like Jagga Daku.
World- Current affairs 25/02/21
This category of current affairs 25/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
The US to Seek Election to Human Rights Council for 2022-24 Term
Asserting that the Biden administration is placing human rights and democracy at the center of its foreign policy. On Wednesday, the Secretary of State Tony Blinken announced that the US will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term. Moreover, the US will conduct the elections almost three years after it quit the UN’s top rights body.
To Attack US Citizens, China Hijacked NSA Hacking Tool
China hacks the NSA hacking tool in a daring incident. The Chinese cyber criminals managed to steal, clone and use nation-grade cyber tools from the US National Security Agency (NSA). China did this to attack US targets. Moreover, the tool called “Jian” was a clone of the US National Security Agency’s software.
Single-Dose Shot from Johnson & Johnson Prevents Severe COVID Says USFDA
Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose of vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19. US regulators released a report after analyzing the pros and cons of vaccines. This analysis also sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help in taming the pandemic. Moreover, The long-anticipated shot could offer the nation a third vaccine option. It will also help speed vaccinations by requiring just one dose instead of two.
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