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Current Affairs One-Liner: 27th February 2021

Published on February 27, 2021
  • BRICS First Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meet: It was hosted by India. It was co-chaired by Tarun Bajaj, Secretary of Economic Affairs and Michael Patra, Deputy Governor of RBI.
  • ‘Namma Cargo’ Services: It was launched by the CM of Karnataka, B.S. Yediyurappa. It was launched at Vidhana Soudha, where the state road transport corporations, barring the BMTC, will transport parcels to increase revenue. The service will be implemented at the 109 bus station in the state. The first phase of service will be operated in 88 talukas of the state and at 21 inter-state locations.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 27th February 2021
  • Awards and Recognition: PM Narendra Modi: He will be honoured with the ‘CERA Week Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award’ at an Annual International Energy Conference.
  • Swavalamban Divyangjan Assistive Tech Market Access (ATMA) Fund: It is a social impact fund, which is launched by Social Alpha in partnership with Small Industries and Development Bank of India (SIDBI). It will offer financial support to the startups which work in the Assistive Technology sector and are registered under Social Alpha. The main aim of this fund is to promote innovation and support financially to persons with disabilities to procure new technologies.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of SIDBI: Lucknow, UP
    • HQ of Social Alpha: Bangalore, Karnataka
  • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has approved to acquire 12% stake in Max Life Insurance Company by Axis Bank and its subsidiaries like Axis Capital and Axis Securities.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Max Life Insurance Company: New Delhi
    • HQ of Axis Bank: Mumbai
  • Important Days and Themes: 27th Feb 2021: World NGO Day
  • The government of Tamil Nadu announced an increase in the retirement age of government employees to 60 years.
  • Static Part: 
    • Lakes in TN: Chembarambakkam Lake, Kaliveli Lake, Red Hills Lake, Singanallur Lake, Veeranam Lake
  • Chandigarh: It has become the first UT in India to launch ‘Carbon Watch’ named mobile application. This app will help to analyse the carbon footprints of an individual Static Part: Administrator of Chandigarh: V P Singh Badnore.
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘India: A Scamstar Born Every Minute’
    • Author: Snigdha Poonam
  • Obituaries: Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri: He was a Malayalam Poet.
  • MCA signed MoU with CBIC
  • IWAI signed MoU with MOL (Asia Oceania) Pte. Ltd
  • Appointments and Retirement on 27th February 2021
  • Indian Economy to Contract by 8% in 2020-21—By NSO
  • India’s GDP to contract by 7% in FY21—Moody’s Rating Agency

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following will be honoured with the ‘CERA Week Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award’?
a. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu
b. Prime Minister Narendra Modi
c. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar
d. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
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