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Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th February 2021

Published on February 20, 2021
  • ‘Common Research and Technology Development Hub (CRTDH)’: It is a research facility that was inaugurated at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, UP by Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.
  • Chris Morris: He became the most expensive player at the IPL 2021 auction.
  • TATA Group will be acquiring a 68% stake in Bigbasket worth Rs 9500 crore.
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘Indian Economy’s Greatest Crisis: impact of Coronavirus and the Raod Ahead’
    • Author: Arun Kumar
    • Title of Book: ‘Louiz Banks: A Symphony of Love’
    • Author: Ashis Ghatak
Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th February 2021
  • Snakepedia App: It was launched by scientist, doctors and photographers in Kerala. The app will provide information related to snakes. The app will help the public and doctors with data on how to provide treatment for snake bites.
  • The Exim Bank has extended Line of Credit (LoC) of USD 15 million to the Republic of Sierra Leone. This funds will help the nation to conduct rehabilitation of water facilities.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Sierra Leone: Freetown 
    • Currency of Sierra Leone: Sierra Leonean Leone
  • The Union Cabinet has given approval for the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for domestic manufacturing of telecom and networking products worth Rs 12,195 crore. The aim behind approval is to offset the imports of Telecomm equipment for more than Rs 50,000 crore and to focus on the Make in India objective.
  • Awards and Recognition: Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB): It is selected to be one of the winners for the 5th Asia Environmental Enforcement Award 2020 under the Innovation category by UNEP.
  • Important Days and Themes: 19th Feb 2021: Soil Health Card Day
    • 20th Feb 2021: World Day of Social Justice Theme for 2021: ‘A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy’
    • 20th Feb 2021: World Pangolin Day
  • PM inaugurated and laid Foundation Stone for Projects in Kerala
  • 29th NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum
  • RBI issues Directions for Housing Finance Companies
  • Indian Bank signed MoU with Society for Innovation and Development
  • Appointments on 20th February 2021


Q.1 When World Day of Social Justice observed?
a. 17th Feb
b. 18th Feb
c. 19th Feb
d. 20th Feb
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