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Current Affairs One-Liner: 26th February 2021

Published on February 26, 2021
  • International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) Symposium: It was inaugurated by Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. It was organised by ICOLD, Central Water Commission (CWC), Dam Rehabilitation Improvement Project (DRIP) and National Hydrology Project (NHP). The theme for the Symposium was ‘Sustainable Development of Dams & River Basins’
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of ICOLD: Paris, France
  • India signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Partnership Agreement (CECPA) with Mauritius. This will help Mauritius to evolve as a ‘Hub of Africa’. Also, an LoC of USD 100 million was granted to Mauritius by India to procure defence assets.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 26th February 2021
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Mauritius: Port Louis
    • Currency of Mauritius: Mauritian Rupee
  • 2nd Khelo India Winter Games: The event commenced on 26th Feb 2021 at Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Lal Lakir Mission: It was approved by Punjab Cabinet and will be implemented for the village community to monetise their property rights and avail benefits provided by government departments and banks. The mission will provide a right of record of properties under the SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) scheme.
  • Static Part: 
    • Lakes in Punjab: Harike Lake, Kanjli Lake, Ropar Lake
  • The government of Karnataka’s Horticulture Department in partnership with International Flower Auction Bangalore (IFAB) will be setting up ‘Flower Processing Centre’.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Karnataka: B S Yediyurappa
    • Governor of Karnataka: Vajubhai Vala
  • Saral Suraksha Bima: It is launched by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI). It is a standard personal accident cover that will be mandatorily offered by the general and health insurers from 1st April 2021. The insurance product has an assured maximum sum of Rs 1 crore while the minimum assured sum of Rs 2.5 lakh. 
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of IRDAI: Hyderabad 
    • Chairman of IRDAI: Subhash Chandra Khuntia
  • EBC Nestham Scheme: It is launched by Andhra Pradesh Government. The scheme will offer Rs 15000 financial support to economically-backwards women in the age group of 45-60 age Static Part: Dams in AP: Srisailam Dam(Krishna River), Tatipudi Reservoir(River Gosthani), Somasila Dam (Penna River), Dummaguden Dam (River Godavari).
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘#METOO’
    • Author: Karan Puri
    • Title of Book: ‘The Last Light of Glory Days: Stories from Nagaland’
    • Author of Book: Dr Avinuo Kire
  • GOI and AIIB to improve Assam Power Transmission Network
  • ‘Namma Chennai Smart Card’
  • Appointments on 26th February 2021
  • SEBI introduces Pre-expiry Margins to Restrain Negative Price Scenarios
  • India, Australia and France held Trilateral Dialogue


Q.1 Which state to setup ‘Flower Processing Centre’?
a. Maharashtra
b. Punjab
c. Karnataka
d. Kerala
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