Current Affairs consist of two words. ‘Current’ means ‘recent or day to day’ and ‘Affairs’ means ‘events or issues’. It is important to know what is going on around the world, so we provide a dose of general knowledge on daily basis. We try to keep you updated with the current affairs of 19/02/21 that will inform you about the recent happenings in the world. Owing to its importance and dynamic nature, current affairs is a section that is present in every competitive exam. So, we provide information from all the fields whether it is economy and business, nation and politics, sports and books, or world news.
This section also provides important information regarding education including the notifications of SSC, NDA, UPSC, etc. Reading daily current affairs will help aspirants gaining more knowledge as exams conducted for jobs and interviews also contain questions on general awareness.
Business and Economy- Current affairs 19/02/21
This category of current affairs 19/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.
IFFCO Makes a Donation for the Construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya
Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) has donated Rs. 2.51 crores for the Ram Temple construction at Ram Janambhoomi in Ayodhya. Moreover, the donation was extended to the Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Trust which is the body responsible for the structure’s construction. IFFCO was ranked first among 300 large cooperatives of the world by World Cooperative Monitor.
Government in Favour of Merging of GST Tax Slabs
In a bid to simplify the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system, the government is planning to implement the merger of tax slabs 12% and 18% into a single standard rate. Currently, there are four primary GST rates of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28% besides special rates of 0.25% and 3% on precious stones and metals. In addition the government also charges cess on demerit and luxury products above the 28% GST.
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 19/02/21
This category of current affairs 19/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
Farmers Movement: Four-hour Rail Roko Agitation Conducted by Farmers Across the Nation
As a part of ongoing Farmers’ Movement against the farm bills passed by union government last year, farmers conducted four-hour Rail Roko agitation on 18th February 2021. During the event, farmers across the nation protested by sitting on railway tracks at several locations to stop the trains. In a statement, Railways said that protest passed off peacefully. Farm unions stated that thousands of farmers participated in Rail Roko protest in Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, West Bengal and other states.
Andhra CM J M Reddy Conferred with Skoch Chief Minister of the Year Award
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Jagan Mohan Reddy is conferred with the Skoch Chief Minister of the Year Award. The winner was declared on project-level outcomes in various states of the country. CM is also credited to take several revolutionary measures in the past two years to make governance more efficient and transparent in the state.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 19/02/21
This category of current affairs 19/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
NASA’s Perseverance Rover Landed on Mars
Under the NASA’s Mars Mission, its rover Perseverance created history by successfully landing on Red planet on 18th February 2021. The rover will search for the presence of ancient microbial life on Mars. The rover safely landed on the Jezero crater in the northern hemisphere of the Mars. Perseverance rover is said to be the most advanced astrobiology laboratory ever sent to the outer space.
World- Current affairs 19/02/21
This category of current affairs 19/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
WHO: Training of Health Workers Will Boost Vaccination in Africa
In Africa, a seamless roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine hinges on improving the knowledge of the continent’s frontline health care workers. So, they will be able to make decisions regarding critical areas like storage, supply chain management, and effective communication with the public.
WHO Regional Office’s emergency preparedness program manager said that a critical mass of trained healthcare workers is the key to boost Covid-19 vaccination. It will also uptake for Africa, the Xinhua news agency reported. The manager also said at a virtual briefing in Nairobi that there is a need to train and prepare African healthcare workers to administer the Covid-19 vaccine effectively
China Steps Up Online Controls With New Rule for Bloggers
Ma Xiaolin has frequently written about current affairs on one of China’s leading microblogging sites. He has 2 million followers on the same site. But recently, he said in a post that the Website officials called and asked him not to post original content. They also objected to writing on topics ranging from politics to economic and military issues. Moreover, Ma Xiaolin, is an international affairs researcher and a columnist. He said that it looks like he can only write about entertainment, food and beverage now.
Georgia’s PM Resigns Over Move to Arrest Opposite Leader
On Thursday, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia announced his resignation. He also has a court ruling that ordered the arrest of a man who leads the ex-Soviet nation’s top opposition party. Gakharia was stepping down from his position because of disagreements within his team over the decision to arrest Nika Melia.
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