Daily GK Update 15th February 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021
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National (Current Affairs)
♦Mandu Festival Begins in Madhya Pradesh
- The three-day famous “Mandu Festival” began at the historic town of Mandu in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh on February 13, 2021. The festival will culminate on February 15, 2021.
- The festival is organised by the state government of Madhya Pradesh to showcase each and every aspect of the ancient Mandu city, ranging from food, music, history & heritage, art & craft etc.
Note: About MP
- Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan;
- Governor: Anandiben Patel.
- Capital: Bhopal
♦11th Edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ inaugurated in WestBengal
- The Governor of West Bengal, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, inaugurated the 11th edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ on February 14, 2021.
- The event was inaugurated in the presence of Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel. It was inaugurated at Cooch Behar Palace in West Bengal. Ten editions of the festival have successfully been organised ever since the festival was started in November, 2015.
- These 10 editions were organised in Delhi, Bengaluru, Varanasi, Tawang, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tehri and Madhya Pradesh.
Note: About West Bengal
- Governor: Jagdeep Dhankhar
- Capital: Kolkata
- CM: Mamata Banerjee
International (Current Affairs)
♦Reliance receives world’s first ‘carbon-neutral’ oil from US
- Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd has sourced the world’s first consignment of ‘carbon-neutral oil’ from the US as it looks to become a net zero-carbon company by 2035.
- Reliance, which operates the world’s largest single location oil refining complex at Jamnagar in Gujarat with capacity of 68.2 million tonnes a year. Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV), a division of US oil major Occidental, delivered carbon-neutral oil to Reliance.
♦Justice Puligoru Venkata Sanjay Kumar sworn-in as Chief Justice of Manipur HC
- Justice Puligoru Venkata Sanjay Kumar has been sworn-in as the Chief Justice of Manipur High Court today at Raj Bhavan, Imphal.
- Justice PV Sanjay Kumar was appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur by the President of India on 12th February, 2021. Prior to this, he served as a Judge in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Note: List of Chief Justice of HC
- S. Muralidhar– Orissa
- HimaKohli– Telangana
- Sanjib Banerjee– Madras
- Pankaj Mithal- Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh
- Raghvendra Singh Chauhan– Uttarakhand.
- Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari-Sikkim.
- Mohammad Rafiq-Madhya Pradesh.
- Arup Kumar Goswami-Andhra Pradesh.
♦Tata Motors appoints Marc Llistosella as CEO & MD
- Tata Motors Limited has announced Marc Llistosella as the new chief executive officer and managing director of the company effective July 1, 2021. He will take over from the current incumbent Guenter Butschek, who has preferred to relocate to Germany, his native place.
- Llistosella was most recently the president and CEO of Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and head of Daimler Trucks in Asia. He was earlier the MD and CEO of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd.
♦Dr Ajay Mathur elected new Director General at special assembly of International Solar Alliance
- The International Solar Alliance (ISA) announces Dr. Ajay Mathur as its new Director General following his election at the first special assembly of ISA members.
- ISA accelerate the demand for and use of safe, sustainable, and affordable solar energy for all. It aims to mobilize over $1 trillion USD of investment into solar projects by 2030 through focused advocacy, policy and regulatory support, capacity building, and by overcoming perceived investment barriers.
- Dr. Mathur replaces Mr. Upendra Tripathy, who has served as Director General since the ISA was founded in 2015.
Note: About International Solar Alliance (ISA)
- Headquarters: Gurugram
- Founded: 30 November 2015
- Founded at: Paris, France
♦Delhi Police receives Best Marching Contingent Trophy-2021
- On 15th February, 2021 Sh. Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence honoured Delhi Police with the Best Marching Contingent Trophy during Republic Day 2021 in the midst of glittery ceremony at South Block.
- Defence Minister highly appreciated the Delhi Police for showing exceptional professionalism in the recent highly stressful time.
Book & Author
♦Peter Mukerjea pens memoir ‘Starstruck : Confessions of a TV Executive’
- Beleaguered media baron Peter Mukerjea has come out with his memoir, which he says is just a personal recollection of his experiences in the satellite television industry in India and is neither intended to open a can of worms nor is a set of kiss-and-tell stories.
- “This book is a memoir. No more than that. It is a personal recollection of my experiences at the coalface in the formative years of the satellite television industry in India and a super-fast-changing media landscape.
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