28th February & 1st March 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of twenty eighth February and 1st March 2021 protecting the next information headlines: National Science Day, India Toy Fair, Fino Payments Bank, G20 Central Bank Governors’ assembly, ISRO.

National News

1. PM Modi inaugurates first-ever India Toy Fair 2021

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first-ever Indian Toy Fair 2021 through video convention throughout which he urged the nation to grow to be ‘Atmanirbhar’ within the toy manufacturing sector.
  • The Ministry of Textiles, in collaboration with different ministries, together with the Ministry of Education, has organised the digital occasion with an purpose to supply joyful studying to kids by together with them in educating and studying in addition to selling the indigenous toy trade. The toy truthful is split into 5 phases — pre-school to Class II, major, higher major, secondary and senior secondary.
  • The thought of a toy truthful emerged from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat handle on August 30, 2020, the place he highlighted the massive potential of the toys market and the alternatives that may be tapped to advertise indigenous toys.
  • Aimed at offering a platform to states to develop toys reflecting the historical past, tradition and social milieu particular to the states and in addition to revive conventional and indigenous toys within the lives of kids, the nationwide toy truthful claims to additionally increase the financial system by supporting native toy trade below ‘Atamnirbhar Bharat’. 

States News

2. thirty ninth Agartala International Book Fair begins at Tripura

  • In Tripura, the thirty ninth Agartala International Book Fair with the theme “Ek Tripura, Shrestha Tripura” has begun at Agartala.
  • State Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has inaugurated the truthful in presence of Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner Md. Jobayed Hossain and different state cupboard ministers and MLAs.
  • This ebook truthful helps in constructing a optimistic mindset amongst folks and that ensures a optimistic strategy for general progress in society. Cultural troops coming from Bangladesh, Northeastern States together with Sikkim might be performing varied cultural occasions on every day as a part of the truthful.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Tripura: Biplab Kumar Deb; Governor: Ramesh Bais.

Banking News

3. Fino Payments Bank upgraded to scheduled business financial institution standing

  • Reserve Bank of India has notified that it has included Fino Payments Bank within the Second Schedule of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.
  • All banks that are included within the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 are Scheduled Banks. These banks comprise Scheduled Commercial Banks and Scheduled Co-operative Banks.
  • Scheduled Commercial Banks in India are categorised into 5 completely different teams in keeping with their possession and/or nature of the operation.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chairman of Fino Payments Bank: Prof Mahendra Kumar Chouhan.
  • Fino Payments Bank established: 13 July 2006.
  • MD & CEO of Fino Payments Bank: Rishi Gupta.
  • Headquarters of Fino Payments Bank: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Summits and Conferences News

4. Nirmala Sitharaman attended G20 Central Bank Governors’ assembly

  • The Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman has attended the G20 Central Bank Governors’ assembly. This was the first-ever G20 Central Bank Governors’ assembly that was held below the Italian Presidency.
  • The foremost purpose of the assembly was to debate coverage actions for transformative and equitable restoration together with different points on the agenda together with the worldwide financial outlook, monetary sector points, monetary inclusion and sustainable finance. This assembly is a follow-up for the upcoming 2021 G20 Summit, the sixteenth assembly of Group of Twenty, scheduled to happen in Rome, Italy, on 30–31 October 2021.
  • During the assembly, the finance minister highlighted India’s coverage response with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic and the world’s largest inoculation drive with their G-20 counterparts. The G20 Finance Ministers and the Central Bank Governors additionally held a dialogue concerning the implications of local weather change on world development and monetary stability.

Science and Technology News

5. ISRO’s PSLV-C51 launches Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite tv for pc

  • India’s Polar rocket has efficiently launched Amazonia-1 of Brazil and 18 different satellites from the spaceport right here, within the first mission of the yr for house company ISRO.
  • The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C51 lifted from the primary launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) and first injected into orbit major payload Amazonia-1.
  • The 637-kg Amazonia-1 which grew to become the primary Brazilian satellite tv for pc to be launched from India is an optical earth statement satellite tv for pc of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE).
  • After a spot of over one-and-half hours, the co-passenger satellites, together with one from Chennai- primarily based Space Kidz India (SKI), which is engraved with an image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have been launched subsequently one after one other within the house of ten minutes in a textbook launch.
  • SKI’s Satish Dhawan Satellite (SD-SAT) additionally carried Bhagavad Gita in a Secured Digital card format.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • ISRO Chairman: K.Sivan.
  • ISRO Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • ISRO established: 15 August 1969.

Awards News

7. PM Modi to obtain world power and surroundings management award

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will obtain the CERAWeek world power and surroundings management award throughout an annual CERAWeek Conference-2021. The award is given to him for his dedication to sustainability in power and the surroundings.
  • The CERAWeek Conference-2021 might be held just about from March 1 to five, 2021. It is an annual worldwide convention that brings collectively the power trade leaders, consultants. Policymakers Government officers, leaders from the know-how, power know-how innovators and monetary & industrial communities.

Sports News

8. Indian Women’s League 2020-21 to be hosted in Odisha

  • All India Football Federation confirms Odisha because the venue for the forthcoming Hero Indian Women’s League 2020-21 version.
  • This is the fifth version of IWL, the highest division girls’s league in India. The Odisha authorities is a strategic associate of the AIFF (All India Football Federation) because it supplies the mandatory infrastructure to numerous women and men age-group groups.
  • AIFF appreciates Odisha Government’s longstanding partnership with Indian Football whereby the latter have been offering its stadia and State of the Art coaching amenities to National Teams throughout varied age teams and genders – all in an effort to take Indian Football ahead collectively.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • President of AIFFPraful Patel.
  • AIFF based: 23 June 1937.
  • FIFA affiliation of AIFF: 1948.
  • Headquarters of AIFF: Dwarka, Delhi.

Books and Authors News

9. A ebook titled “Advantage India: The Story of Indian Tennis” by Anindya Dutta

  • Anindya Dutta, a banker turned creator, penned a brand new ebook titled “Advantage India: The Story of Indian Tennis”, a chronicle of Indian Tennis.
  • Advantage India is a well-researched account of the journey of Indian tennis, with a particular part on the Doubles sport and on girls’s tennis in India. The ebook is revealed by Westland publications.
  • The ebook supplies an in depth historical past of Indian tennis on each males’s and girls’s facet.
  • The ebook is the results of the detailed analysis of Anindya Dutta on the information from the archives of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and British newspapers from the previous 200 years.
  • The ebook options pre-independence gamers like Mohammed Sleem, the Fyzee brothers, S.M. Jacob and Ghaus Mohammed and tennis icons like Dilip Bose, Sumant Misra, Naresh Kumar and Ramanathan Krishnan.
  • This additionally options Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza who remodeled Women’s Tennis in India.

Important Days

9. National Science Day: 28 February

  • National Science Day is widely known throughout India on twenty eighth February. On this present day, Sir CV Raman had introduced the invention of the Raman Effect for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930. The authorities of India designated 28 February as National Science Day (NSD) in 1986.
  • The theme for this yr’s National Science Day is ‘Future of STI: Impact on Education Skills and Work’. The National Science Day 2021 goals to encourage the scholars to realize hands-on expertise within the discipline of science.
  • Dr CV Raman was a famend scientist who had a bachelors’ and masters’ in Physics from the Presidency College in Madras. He took half in quite a few science competitions together with the federal government job. Afterwards, he obtained a scholarship from the Indian authorities.

10. Rare Disease Day: February 28, 2021

  • Rare Disease Day is noticed yearly on the final day of February. This yr in 2021 it falls on February 28, 2021.
  • The day is noticed to boost consciousness for uncommon ailments and enhance entry to remedy and medical illustration for people with uncommon ailments and their households. Rare Disease Day was first launched by  European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS) and its Council of National Alliances in 2008.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • EURORDIS Founded: 1997.
  • EURORDIS Headquarters location: Paris, France.

11. India observes Second Protein Day on 27 February

  • In India, February twenty seventh is widely known because the National Protein Day, to create consciousness about protein deficiency and encourage folks to incorporate this macronutrient of their weight loss plan.
  • The day was launched by the ‘Right to Protein’, a national-level public well being initiative on February 27, 2020. This yr theme of National Protein Day is “Powering with Plant Protein”. 2021 marks the second yr for this dietary consciousness milestone in India by ‘Right to Protein’.

Miscellaneous News

12. Saras Aajeevika Mela opens at Noida Haat

  • The Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021 is underway at Noida Haat. The truthful was inaugurated by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
  • Narendra Singh Tomar whereas inaugurating the occasion highlighted that the Ministry of Rural Development is working to incorporate extra girls below the Self-Help Groups (SHGs).
  • SHGs performed a significant position in rising household earnings and enhancing high quality of life. More than 300 rural self-help teams and craftsman from 27 states are taking part within the Mela which is being run by the Ministry of Rural Development.