Current Affairs in English – February-24, 2021

Current Affairs in English – February-24, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

FEBRUARY – 24, 2021

NATIONAL

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.

STATES

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.

SPORTS

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.

ENVIRONMENT

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.
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