CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021
FEBRUARY – 24, 2021
National Toy Fair
- The first-ever National Toy Fair will be starting from the February 27th.
- IIT Gandhinagar is the only IIT in the country running this centre for creative learning.
- The toy fair is being organised by the Ministry of Textiles.
100% tap water connections to schools
- Telangana has provided tap water connections to all schools and anganwadis in the State.
- Previously, the State had become the only one, along with Goa, to provide functional tap connections to all households.
- It was taken up under the 100-day special campaign of the Ministry of Jal Shakti under the Jal Jeevan Mission.
PERSONALITIES And AWARDS
Book ‘Maverick Messiah’
- The Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu released a book ‘Maverick Messiah’.
- The book is a political biography of ‘N T Rama Rao’, the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
- It has been authored by senior journalist, Ramesh Kandula.
Australian Open 2021
- Novak Djokovic, the world-number one Serbian Tennis player, won his 9th Australian Title.
- This is the second time for such winning.
Rare Birds sighted in Mangalore
- The rare birds namely the Yellow-Billed Babbler, Green Sandpiper and GreyNecked Bunting were spotted in the Mangalore University.
- The team of birdwatchers spotted 108 species of birds in Mangalore University
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Clone of black-footed ferret
- The US scientists have successfully cloned an endangered black-footed ferret using frozen cells from a long-dead wild animal.
- It is named as Elizabeth Ann.
- It is created from the cells of Willa, a black-footed ferret
- That has lived more than 30 years ago.