Daily GK Update 26 February 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021

Daily GK Update 26 February 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021

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National (Current Affairs)

♦Piyush Goyal addresses 6th International Conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices

  • The 6th edition of the International Conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Device sector was inaugurated by Union Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry, and Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution Piyush Goyal.
  • To encourage and bring forward the best technology solutions and manufacturing, for the overall growth of the Pharma & Medical Device sector.
  • The theme of India Pharma 2021: ‘Indian Pharma Industry: “Future is Now”.
  • The theme of India Medical Device 2021: “India MedTech Future: Innovate & Make in India through Global Alliance”.

♦Task force on river-linking approves the Mahanadi-Godavari link

  • The task force on Interlinking of Rivers has approved the Mahanadi-Godavari Link on February 25, 2021. Approval was given to the preparation of final detailed project report on proposed Mahanadi -Godavari link.
  • The linking project was approved by ensuring the utilisation of allocated Godavari waters by the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The proposals were based on draft detailed project report that was prepared with respect to the diversion of water from Godavari basin to Cauvery basin.

Banking & Financial

♦ICRA expects Indian economy to 10.5% in FY22

  • India’s rating agency, ICRA has projected the Indian economy to contract 7 percent in the current fiscal (FY21).
  • For FY22 (2021-22) ICRA expects a considerable rebound in India’s economic growth to 10.5 per cent due to higher central government spending, and a pick-up in consumption.

Note: India GDP projected F22 (2021-2022)

  • Word Bank-5.4%
  • Nomura –13.5%
  • UBS-11.5%
  • Fitch-11%
  • UN-7.3%
  • SBI-11%
  • IMF-11.5%
  • India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra)- 10.4%
  • S&P Global Ratings-10%

Appointment

♦Russian supermodel Vodianova is new UN goodwill ambassador

  • Russian supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova has become a United Nations goodwill ambassador, pledging to promote the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls and tackle stigmas surrounding their bodies.
  • She will be a campaigner for the UN Population Fund, which now calls itself the UN”s sexual and reproductive health agency, known as UNFPA.

Note: About UNFPA

  • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States
  • Head: Natalia Kanem
  • Founded: 1969
  • Parent organization: United Nations

♦Levi’s ropes in Deepika Padukone as its global brand ambassador

  • Denim brand Levi’s on 25th Feb announced it has roped in actor Deepika Padukone as its global brand ambassador.
  • The company said this was in line with its strategy that aims to attract the new generation of women consumers with a new “fashion-forward” offering in line with the brand’s DNA and comfort.

Note: List of brand ambassador

  • Paytm First Games (PFG): Sachin Tendulkar
  • Great Learning: Virat Kohli
  • Acer India: Sonu Sood
  • Ceat Tyres: Aamir Khan, Rana Daggubati
  • Syska Group: Rajkummar Rao
  • ‘Fit India’ Movement’: Kuldeep Handoo

♦Dushyant Chautala re-elected as President of TTFI

  • Dushyant Chautala has been re-elected as the President of Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) for a period of four-years. Chautala was elected unanimously during the 84th annual meeting of the TTFI, on February 24, 2021.
  • He is also the current Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana. The 32-year-old was first elected as President of the TTFI in January 2017, becoming the youngest President in the history of TTFI.

♦Vijay Sampla becomes new Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes

  • Vijay Sampla on February 24, 2021, took the charge of Chairman National Commission for Scheduled Castes- NCSC. He has been a former Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment from 2014-2019.
  • NCSC is an Indian Constitutional body that has been established to provide safeguards against the exploitation of Scheduled Castes and for promoting and protecting their economic, educational, social, cultural interests and other provisions in the Constitution.

Sport

♦Yusuf Pathan and R. Vijay Kumar announces retirement from all forms of cricket

  • India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan, who made a name for himself as a power-hitter, on 26th Feb announced retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • R Vinay Kumar, a medium pacer, represented India in one Test, 31 ODIs and 9 T20Is between 2010 and 2013. “To the “Davangere Express” after running for 25 years and passing so many stations of cricketing life, has finally arrived at the station called retirement.

♦2nd edition of Khelo India Winter Games begins at J&K

  • The second edition of the Khelo India Winter Games began at Gulmarg in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on February 26, 2021. This is a five-day event and will conclude on March 2, 2021.
  • The event will observe the participation of athletes from across India. The Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports, Kiren Rijiju, reached Srinagar to attend the event. It will officially kick-start in the Ski resort of Gulmarg in Baramulla district of north Kashmir.

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