CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021
FEBRUARY – 20, 2021
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.
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.
- Indian Navy got its third Scorpene Submarine under project 75.
- Total 6 submarines of the Indian Navy are being constructed under Project 75.
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.
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
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.