📖 Exam Related Current Affairs with Static Gk : 12 February 2021
1) Union Environment Ministry approved the Lakhwar electricity project on Yamuna river. Apart from electricity generation, six states will also get irrigation and pure drinking water from this project. Its construction will provide 330 metric cusec meters of additional water.
▪️ Ministry Of Environment, Forest And Climate Change :-
Headquarters: New Delhi
Cabinet Minister – Prakash Javadekar
Minister of State – Babul Supriyo
2) The 1st meeting of the Joint Working Group in the field of Renewable Energy between India and the Kingdom of Bahrain held in virtual format. Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, President of Sustainable Energy Authority led the Bahraini delegation.
3) The third Bangladesh Film Festival 2021 opened in Kolkata. Information Minister of Bangladesh Dr. Hasan Mahmud inaugurated the festival as Chief Guest. Minister for Science and Technology, government of West Bengal Bratya Basu and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla joined the festival as the guest of honour.
👉Capital and largest city:- Dhaka
President :- Abdul Hamid
Prime Minister :- Sheikh Hasina
▪️West Bengal :-
👉CM – Mamata Banerjee
👉GOVERNOR – Jagdeep Dhankhar
👉Folk Dances – Lathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Chhau, Santhali Dance
4) Ghulam Nabi Azad’s Rajya Sabha term ends.He first became a Rajya Sabha member in 1990 from Maharashtra but in 1996, shifted to his home state, Jammu and Kashmir — which became a Union Territory in 2019. Azad represented it from 1996 to 2006, resigning mid-way as he became the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
▪️Jammu and Kashmir :-
👉L. Governor of J&K – Manoj Sinha
👉Dachigam National Park
👉Salim Ali National Park
5) The Asian Football Confederation has granted All India Football Federation the rights to host the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 finals.
▪️ Recent News :- Abhishek Yadav has been appointed as the 1st deputy general secretary of AIFF?
▪️All India Football Federation:-
President: Praful Patel
Founded: 23 June 1937
FIFA affiliation: 1948
AFC affiliation: 1954
Headquarters: Dwarka, Delhi
6) The Textiles Committee, Ministry of Textiles, and Nissenken Quality Evaluation Centre, Japan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure quality of textile and clothing exports to Japan as specified by Japanese buyers.
▪️ Recent News :- Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has inaugurated the 8th India International Silk Fair on Virtual Portal. The fair is considered to be India’s biggest silk fair, being held under one roof on Indian Silk Export Promotion Council’s virtual platform.
7) The historical city Mandu in Madhya Pradesh is all set to welcome tourists to the Mandu Festival of this year on February 13th and 14th. The two-day Mandu festival organised by Madhya Pradesh Tourism will have heritage walks, cycling tours, photo contests, yoga workshops, musical performances and much more.
▪️Recent News – World’s largest floating solar energy project in India is going to be constructed on Omkareshwar Dam on Narmada river.
CM – Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Governor – Anandiben Patel
8) The Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated “Aadi Mahotsav”, a National Tribal Festival being organized by TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi.
👉Aadi Mahotsav is a Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Crafts, Cuisine and Commerce – is a successful annual initiative that was commenced in 2017.
9) The Indian military carried out a large-scale conjoint training exercise, codenamed Kavach or shield, in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal to fine-tune joint war-fighting capabilities.
▪️Ministry of Defence :-
Headquarters – New Delhi
Founded – 15 August 1947
👉The Indian Armed Forces (including Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy) and Indian Coast Guard under the Ministry of Defence are primarily responsible for ensuring the territorial integrity of India.
10) The Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Uttarakhand government to set up a Science City in the Jhajhra area of Dehradun. The project worth Rs 173 crore would come up in a span of four years.
▪️Uttarakhand CM :- Trivendra Singh Rawat
Governor :- Baby Rani Maurya
👉Asan Conservation Reserve
👉Country’s first moss garden
👉Country’s first Pollinator Park
👉Integrated Model Agriculture Village Scheme
11) Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology has developed a satellite which the Indian Space Research Organisation will launch on February 28. The college’s 12 students with support from faculty had developed the satellite, Sri Shakti Sat, at around ₹2 crore.
▪️Indian Space Research Organisation :-
Formed :- 15 August 1969
Headquarter :- Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Chairman :- Kailasavadivoo Sivan
12) The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has launched a week-long digital campaign ‘Ab Pata Chal Jaane Do’ to shed the guilt and shame associated with menstruation, causing trauma, ignored health issues and misdiagnosis for girls.
👉The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has been constituted under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005 vide a notification issued by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi on 7 July, 2008. It has six members and a Chairperson. The Commission started functioning from 8 September, 2008.