Current Affairs in English – February-28, 2021

Current Affairs in English – February-28, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

FEBRUARY – 28, 2021

NATIONAL

Skill center for fire safety training

  • It was inaugurated at Pilkhuwa in Uttar Pradesh.
  • This facility has been created by Delhi based DRDO laboratory ‘Centre for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES)’.

8 toy manufacturing clusters

  • It aims to boost India’s traditional toys industry.
  • These clusters will manufacture toys made of wood, Lacquer, palm leaves, bamboo and fabric.
  • 8 clusters will be formed in these states Madhya Pradesh: 3, Rajasthan: 2 , Karnataka: 1, Uttar Pradesh: 1, Tamil Nadu: 1.

Narendra Modi Stadium.

  • The world’s largest cricket stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad was renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium.
  • The enclave is spread in over 220 acres on the Sabarmati river bank in the north east area of Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Spacecraft Named in Honor of mathematician

  • A space supply ship, Cygnus NG-15 cargo dubbed as ‘S.S. Katherine Johnson.
  • It has been named in honour of Katherine Johnson.
  • She is a NASA mathematician.
  • She played a major role in the success of the first U.S. crewed spaceflight, Mercury-Atlas 6 Mission

ENVIRONMENT

Ban on Vulture-Toxic Drugs

  • Bangladesh has become the first country that has banned the painkiller ketoprofen used widely to treat the cattle.
  • But this painkiller is toxic to vultures.
  • The Indian government had banned the use of diclofenac for veterinary purpose in the year 2006.

STATES

India’s First Digital University

  • Country’s first Digital University has been set up in Kerala’s Technocity, Mangalapuram.
  • It will focus on postgraduate programmes and research.

Road Constructed Using Plastic Waste

  • In a first-ever initiative in Tripura, the state has started using non-recyclable plastic waste in the construction of roads.
  • It aims to reduce plastic waste and make the environment plastic-free.

PERSONALITIES AND AWARDS

Youngest woman to row Atlantic

  • A British woman, Jasmine Harrison of England has become the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • She achieved the feat by finishing top in the 2020 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
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