📖 Exam Related Current Affairs with Static Gk : 15 February 2021
1) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari launched India’s first CNG tractor and said that it can help the farmers save over Rs 1 lakh annually on fuel costs.
▪️ Recent News – Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence signed a framework Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New Delhi to strengthen collaboration in the field of technical exchange and co-operation on sustainable geo-hazard management.
▪️Ministry of Road Transport and Highways :-
Headquarters :- Parivahan Bhavan, New Delhi
Founded :- July 1942
👉Nitin Gadkari (Union Minister), Mansukh L. Mandaviya (Minister of State)
2) Ankita Raina becomes fifth Indian woman to feature in Grand Slam main draw after making the cut for the women’s doubles event of the Australian Open.
3) Union defence minister Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurated more than 57,000 water structures constructed in Madhya Pradesh under ‘Jalabhishekam’ campaign from New Delhi.
▪️Ministry of Defence :-
Headquarters – New Delhi
Founded – 15 August 1947
👉CM – Shivraj Singh Chouhan
👉Governor – Anandiben Patel
👉Buddhist Monument at Sanchi
4) Bharti AXA General Insurance has launched unique campaign ‘Caregivers’ to support cancer survivors in the battle against the killer disease.
5) Virat Kohli topped the charts for the fourth time in a row as India’s most valued celebrity with a brand value of USD 237.7 million, according to Duff & Phelps new report titled ‘Embracing the New Normal.
6) The first heliport of Assam has come up at Kerelagaon in Majuli district. Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated heliport.
▪️Recent News – Assam state government has decided to provide khadi shirts, and shawls and stoles made of ‘Eri silk’ to grade IV mployees of the state.
👉Assam – Bihu Festival
👉Assam CM – Sarbananda Sonowal
👉The Khasi and Jaintia Hills are a mountainous region that was mainly part of Assam and Meghalaya
7) Suresh Khatanhar has been named as the new Chairman of the Board of Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) Intech.
▪️Industrial Development Bank of India :-
Founded – 1 July 1964
Founder – Government of India by an Act of Parliament
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman – M. R. Kumar
MD & CEO – Rakesh Sharma
8) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully conducted the maiden test of the New Generation Akash missile (Akash-NG).
▪️Defence Research and Development Organisation( DRDO) :-
👉 Founded – 1958
👉 HeadQuarter – New Delhi
👉 Chairman – G. Satheesh Reddy
👉 Recent News – Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)
9) Ministry of Civil Aviation has set a target of operationalising 100 unserved and underserved airports and starting at least 1,000 air routes under the UDAN scheme. Privatisation is required in the field of aviation as it is not the government’s specialisation to run airports.
▪️Ministry of Civil Aviation :-
👉Headquarters – New Delhi
👉Minister for Civil Aviation – Hardeep Singh Puri
10) Minister of information and broadcasting Prakash Javadekar announced that every musical concert broadcast on All India Radio (AIR) would now be known as Bharat Ratna Pt Bhimsen Joshi Sangeet Sammelan to mark the birth centenary of the Kirana gharana doyen.
▪️Ministry of information and broadcasting :-
👉Departments – Films Division of India
👉Headquarters – New Delhi
11) The Maharashtra Cabinet approved implementation of the Chief Minister Water Conservation Programme, costing Rs 1,340.75 crore.
▪️National Park in Maharashtra :-
👉Gugumal National Park.
👉Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.
👉Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
👉Navegaon National Park.
👉Pench National Park.
12) Ministry of Labour & Employment has appointed Shri S.N. Subrahmanyan, CEO and Managing Director, L&T Ltd, as the Chairman of the National Safety Council for a period of three years.
👉The Ministry launched the National Career Service portal on 20 July 2015 to help bridge the gap between job providers and job seekers.
▪️Ministry of Labour & Employment :-
👉Minister – Santosh Gangwar, Minister of State (Independent Charge)
👉Headquarters – Rafi Marg, New Delhi