Current Affairs February 2021 -

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Current Affairs February 2021

8th February, Current Affairs:
  • Rajya Sabha today passed The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
  • Ishant Sharma became only the third Indian pacer to take 300 Test wickets after dismissing England batsman Daniel Lawrence in the ongoing first Test in Chennai.
  • India's wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant won the ICC's inaugural Player of the Month award for his superlative performances in the two Tests against Australia.
  • The India-US joint military exercise "Yudh Abhyas 20" commenced today in Mahajan Field Firing Range of Bikaner district in Rajasthan.
  • India's first geothermal power project will be established at Puga village of eastern Ladakh.

7th February, Current Affairs:
  • Ten people have died and over 100 are missing, and feared dead, after a glacier break at Joshimath in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district triggered massive flooding of the Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers.
  • Telegram has become the most downloaded non-gaming app across the globe for January 2021. It has more than 63 million installs.

6th February, Current Affairs:
  • England skipper Joe Root became the first batsman to score a double hundred in his 100th Test appearance. He scores 218 against India in the ongoing Test match in Chennai.
  • The Jammu and Kashmir administration announced that 4G mobile internet services will be restored in the entire Union Territory, nearly one and a half years after they were suspended in view of security concerns after revoking of Article 370.

4th February, Current Affairs:
  • The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 introduced in the Rajya Sabha today. The bill will replace Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Ordinance of 2021 which merged the J & K cadre of the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, and Indian Forest Service with the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram, and Union Territory cadre, also known as AGMUT cadre.
  • Ajay Singh has been re-elected as President of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI).
  • World Cancer Day 2021 observed today.
  • CBI Additional Director Praveen Sinha took charge as the acting chief of the agency.

3rd February, Current Affairs:
  • India becomes fastest country in world to administer four million COVID-19 vaccines. The country has achieved this feat in 18 days.
  • Asia's biggest Aero India show begins in Bengaluru. The show was inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Bengaluru today.

2nd February, Current Affairs:
  • Today is World Wetlands Day. The day is celebrated every year to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and the planet earth.
  • New Zealand became the first team to reach the final of the inaugural World Test Championship after Australia's away series against South Africa got cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1st February, Current Affairs:
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2021. This was the first paperless budget. This was the third Budget presentation for FM Nirmala Sitharaman since she took over the mantle of Finance Ministry
  • Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty took over as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff.
  • Indian-American Bhavya Lal was appointed by NASA as the acting chief of staff of the US space agency.
  • Myanmar’s military seized power in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
  • Tamil Nadu defeated Baroda by 7 wickets to win the second Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy in the final at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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