9th February 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of ninth February 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: 14th International Children’s Film pageant Bangladesh, SAANS, BEL, ONGC, CoBRA.

International News

1. 14th International Children’s Film pageant concludes in Bangladesh

  • The 14th International Children’s Film Festival of Bangladesh (ICFFB) got here to an finish in Dhaka. A complete of 12 awards had been offered to the winners on the concluding ceremony. 179 movies from 37 international locations had been proven at numerous venues through the 7-day lengthy pageant organised by the Children’s Film Society (CFS) of Bangladesh.
  • Apart from Bangladesh, movies from India, Armenia, US, UK, Ireland, Japan and China amongst others had been proven in the midst of the pageant. Dutch Film Jackie and Oopjen had been awarded the Best International Feature Film Award. Bangladeshi movie Maati received The Young Talent Award whereas Lottery gained the Special point out below the Young Talent Award.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina; Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka.
  • President of Bangladesh: Abdul Hamid.

State News

2. Madhya Pradesh launches ‘SAANS’ marketing campaign to cut back toddler mortality

  • The well being division in Madhya Pradesh has launched the Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully (‘SAANS’) marketing campaign.
  • The important goal of the marketing campaign is to cut back the loss of life charge on account of pneumonia amongst infants a technique is being chalked out below the Social consciousness marketing campaign wherein medical workers is being skilled.
  • Training will probably be imparted on the neighborhood and first well being centres.
  • Around 4,000 Health and Wellness Centres have been arrange in Madhya Pradesh for this goal.
  • The State authorities has additionally developed coaching modules in partnership with PGIMER, Chandigarh, and UNICEF, which will probably be used to boost the talents of well being staff, together with medical doctors and paramedical workers.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan; Governor: Anandiben Patel.

3. UP Government proclaims distinctive 16-digit Unicode to determine landholdings

  • Uttar Pradesh authorities has launched a system of issuing a novel 16-digit Unicode to mark all types of landholdings within the state.
  • The important goal of the system is to test the instances of land disputes, put an finish to pretend registries of the disputed land and save folks from falling into the lure of fraudsters.
  • Every piece of land within the state could have its personal distinctive id. The Unicode can be issued by the state income division for marking all types of agricultural, residential and industrial land.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Uttar Pradesh Capital: Lucknow.
  • Uttar Pradesh Governor: Anandiben Patel.
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief minister: Yogi Adityanath.

Agreements News

4. Defence Ministry inks pact with BEL to obtain ship-borne trendy radio system

  • The defence ministry has signed a contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to obtain a software-defined radio tactical (SDR-Tac) ship-borne system value over Rs 1,000 crore. The procurement of SDR-Tac (software-defined radio tactical) “will convey strategic depth to the armed forces.
  • The SDR-Tac is a four-channel multi-mode, multi-band, 19-inch rack-mountable, ship-borne software-defined radio system to serve ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore and ship-to-air voice and information communication for network-centric operations.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Bharat Electronics Limited Chairman & Managing Director: M V Gowtama.
  • Bharat Electronics Limited Headquarters: Bengaluru.
  • Bharat Electronics Limited Founded: 1954.

5. ONGC to ascertain India’s first geothermal discipline improvement undertaking in Ladakh

  • India’s first-ever geothermal energy undertaking will probably be carried out by state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) at Puga village of japanese Ladakh. The undertaking, referred to as Geothermal Field Development Project, will probably be carried out in three phases and is deliberate to fee by the top of 2022.
  • A tripartite settlement for this historic geothermal undertaking was signed between Union Territory Administration Ladakh, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC)-Leh and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Energy Centre on February 08, 2021.
  • Energy from the undertaking will probably be used for giving round the clock energy provides to neighbouring villages
  • Hot Water from the springs will probably be used for space-heating
  • Constructing sizzling swimming swimming pools to draw vacationers
  • The improvement of geothermal potential will probably be helpful throughout winter months, as Ladakh’s hydropower stations are shut or work at decrease efficiencies on account of low stream charges.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • ONGC Energy CentreChairman & Managing Director: Shashi Shanker.
  • ONGC Energy Centre Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh: Radha Krishna Mathur.

Defence News

6. First Women Team Inducted in CRPF’s CoBRA Commando Unit

  • A maiden contingent of 34 CRPF ladies personnel has been inducted into its specialised jungle warfare commando pressure CoBRA. The contingent will quickly be deployed within the anti-Naxal operations grid of the nation.
  • This ladies’s contingent will endure pre-induction coaching for 3 months after which deployed with the models in Naxal violence-affected districts of Chhattisgarh like Dantewada, Sukma, and Bijapur. The members of the 34 CRPF ladies personnel contingent have been chosen from the 6 all-women battalions of CRPF.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Central Reserve Police Force Director-General: AP Maheshwari.
  • Central Reserve Police Force Headquarters: New Delhi, India.

Awards News

7. Steve Smith claims Allan Border Medal for third time in his profession

  • Former Australian captain Steve Smith gained the third Allan Border Medal of his profession on the Australian Cricket Awards for the interval 2020-21. The Allan Border Medal recognises essentially the most excellent male Australian cricketer of the previous season as voted by his friends, the media and umpires.
  • Apart from this, Beth Mooney bagged Belinda Clarke Award, the highest honour for a feminine participant on the Australian Cricket Awards. This is the maiden Belinda Clarke Award for Mooney.

List of 2021 Australian Cricket Awards:

  • Belinda Clark Award: Beth Mooney.
  • Allan Border Medal: Steve Smith.
  • Men’s Test Player of the Year: Pat Cummins.
  • Women’s One Day International Player of the Year: Rachel Haynes.
  • Male One Day International Player of the Year: Steve Smith.
  • Female International Twenty20 Player of the Year: Beth Mooney.
  • Male International Twenty20 Player of the Year: Ashton Agar.
  • Female Domestic Player of the Year: Elyse Villani.
  • Male Domestic Player of the Year: Shaun Marsh.
  • Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year: Hannah Darlington.
  • Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year: Will Sutherland.
  • Community Impact Award: Joshua Lalor.
  • Hall of Fame inductions: Johnny Mullagh, Merv Hughes, Lisa Sthalekar.

8. Rishabh Pant wins inaugural ICC Player of the Month January 2021

  • The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has gained the inaugural ICC Player of the Month award 2021. Pant has been honoured for his superlative performances within the two Tests towards Australia in January 2021, whereby he scored a 97 at Sydney and an unbeaten 89 at Brisbane, main India to an unimaginable sequence win.
  • Apart from this, Shabnim Ismail of South Africa has been named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month following her performances throughout three ODIs and two T20Is in January 2021. A quick bowler, Ismail took seven wickets in ODI sequence towards Pakistan to realize victory and 5 wickets within the second T20 International towards the identical opposition.

Obituaries News

9. Founder of Rang Vidushak, Padma Shri Bansi Kaul Passed away

  • Founder of Rang Vidushak and theatre director Padma Shri Bansi Kaul handed away. He was born in 1949 in a Kashmiri Pandit household, Bansi Kaul was a Hindi theatre director and the founding father of Rang Vidushak, a theatre group and theatre institute in Bhopal.
  • He was awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1995 and Padma Shri in 2014. He obtained Rashtriya Kalidas Samman for the yr 2016–17.

10. Bollywood actor Rajiv Kapoor passes away

  • Bollywood actor and Raj Kapoor’s son Rajiv Kapoor handed away. He made his appearing debut with 1983 film Ek Jaan Hain Hum. He gained recognition along with his father’s final directorial Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985).
  • Some of his different memorable movies embrace Aasmaan (1984), Lover Boy (1985), Zabardast (1985) and Hum To Chale Pardes (1988). But quickly Rajiv additionally addressed as Chimpu, moved to movie course and manufacturing.

Miscellaneous News

11. Ramnath Kovind Inaugurates Museum Dedicated to General KS Thimayya

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated a museum, devoted to the lifetime of former Army Chief General Kodandera Subayya Thimayya, in Karnataka. General Thimayya served because the Chief of Army Staff from 1957 to 1961.
  • The ancestral home of General Thimayya known as “Sunny Side” at Madikeri in Kodagu district of Karnataka has been renovated and transformed right into a museum.
  • A museum celebrating the lifetime of former Army Chief General Kodandera Subayya Thimayya, housing a wide range of vintage weaponry and battle relics.
  • A statue of the General from Kodagu in uniform greets as one enters the museum, which additionally showcases a slice of Indian army historical past.
  • The museum additionally acknowledges the contribution of General Thimayya’s siblings, together with two of his brothers, who too had been Army officers, and his spouse Nina, who was bestowed with ”Kaiser-e-Hind” award in recognition of her work in public service.
  • Key points of interest on the premises of this battle memorial embrace a battle tank, a type of utilized by the Army through the battle with Pakistan in 1971.