Current Affairs in English – February-20, 2021

Current Affairs in English – February-20, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

FEBRUARY – 20, 2021

TAMIL NADU

Oil & Gas sector projects in Tamil Nadu

  • He dedicated the Ramanathapuram-Thoothukudi natural gas pipeline and Gasoline Desulphurisation Unit at Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, Manali.

National

Digital Intelligence Unit

  • It will act as a nodal agency to deal with complaints of unsolicited commercial communication (UCC) and cases of financial fraud, especially in the digital payments space.
  • Apart from the DIU, a Telecom Analytics for Fraud Management and Consumer Protection (TAFCOP) will also be set up at all the 22 license service area levels.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

PiMo – eBike

  • The Pi Beam launched the electric two-wheeler called ‘PiMO’.
  • The electric two-wheeler can charge faster than a smartphone.

Astra Mark 2 Missile

  • India will start the testing of the Astra Mark 2 missile soon.
  • The missile is capable to take down enemy aircraft from a range of 160 kms.
  • The Astra Mark is beyond visual range air-to-air missile – BVRAAM. It flies over 4 times the sound speed at Mach 4.5.

INS Karanj

  • Indian Navy got its third Scorpene Submarine under project 75.
  • Total 6 submarines of the Indian Navy are being constructed under Project 75.

ENVIRONMENT

World’s Smallest Reptile

  • The world’s smallest species of reptiles have been found in Madagascar.
  • It is a species of a chameleon and called Brookesia nana.
  • The length of the chameleon is 22 mm that is 0.86 inches in all.

STATES

Kochi Water Metro project

  • The CM of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, has inaugurated the first route and terminal buildings of Kochi Water Metro.
  • This project connects the islands across the city with the help of state-of-the-art boats.

UP Abhyudaya scheme

  • The government of Uttar Pradesh has started UP Abhyudaya scheme to provide free coaching for competitive exams.
  • It includes JEE, NEET, NDA, CDS and UPSC. PERSONALITIES, AWARDS, AND EVENT

AWARDS

Skoch CM of the Year

  • Andhra Pradesh’s Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has been conferred the Skoch Chief Minister of the Year award.
  • The award selection was based on study of project-level outcomes in various States.
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