Current Affairs in English – February-28, 2021

Current Affairs in English – February-28, 2021


FEBRUARY – 28, 2021


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.


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


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.


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.


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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