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 05/02/21 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 05/02/21
This category of current affairs 05/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.
RBI’s Monetary Policy Announcements
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to contract by 7.7% in the current fiscal ending March 31, 2021 and also estimated to grow by 10.5% GDP for 2021-2022.
- Bank rate is unchanged at 4.25%
- Repo rate is unchanged at 4%
- The reverse repo rate is unchanged at 3.35%
Market Indices Soaring
Sensex touched a new record touching at 50,000. Nifty is at an all-time high nearing the 15,000 mark. In Indian stock market, these are benchmark indices which offer as best points of reference for checking how the markets are performing in general.
Budget Allocation to Environment Ministry
Government of India has allocated Rs 2,869.93 crore to environment ministry compared to Rs 3,100 crore in the previous year. In addition a separate amount of Rs 2,217 crore has been alloted to combat rising air pollution levels in 42 cities whereas in the previous year the allocation for the similar purpose was Rs 4,400 crore.
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 05/02/21
This category of current affairs 05/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
Farmers’ Protests: FIR Filed by Delhi Police Against Protest Toolkit Shared by Greta Thunberg
In the latest development to the months-long ongoing farmers’ protests, Delhi Police filed a case against unknown persons in reference to the protest toolkit shared by climate activist Greta Thunberg on her Twitter account. Swedish activist Greta had forwarded her support to the farmers’ movement against the farm bills passed by Indian government. She tweeted, “We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India”. She also shared a toolkit document suggesting peaceful actions in order to help the farmer protest. FIR filed by Delhi Police cited charges of sedition, overseas conspiracy and an attempt to promote enmity between the groups. In response of the case, Greta again extended her support with the tweet ‘’I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest. No amount of hate, threats or violations of human rights will ever change that. #FarmersProtest’’.
Ayesha Aziz, 25-Year-Old, Becomes Youngest Female Pilot of India
Ayesha Aziz has become India’s youngest female pilot at the age of 25 years. Hailing from Kashmir, Ayesha graduated in aviation from Bombay Flying Club and get a commercial license in 2017. Before that, she had become youngest student pilot to get a license in 2011 when she was just 15. She is also a source of inspiration for thousands of Kashmiri women and young girls.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 5/02/21
This category of current affairs 5/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
NASA Shared a Dazzling Picture of a Pulsar
NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory shared a dazzling picture of a pulsar on its Instagram account which has drawn a lot of reactions from the users. The striking image features the spinning ultra-dense star named SXP 1062. It is located in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy. A pulsar is a neutron star that emits beams of radiation that sweep through Earth’s line of sight.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 05/02/21
This category of current affairs 05/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
New Zealand Qualifies for WTC Final After Australia-South Africa Postponement
Australia, India, and England are in the race to book a berth at the showpiece event at Lord’s. Australia’s tour of South Africa has been postponed due to Covid-related health concerns. This secured New Zealand’s qualification for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC). It is extremely unlikely that the series can be rescheduled in time for the results to count towards the final of the WTC. However, India needs 70 points from their upcoming Four-Test series against England to be the Kiwis’ opponents in the final at Lord’s in June. But since they play each other, only one of them can exceed New Zealand’s points percentage of 70.
Birth Centenary Celebrations of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Begins
The year-long Birth Centenary celebrations of legendary classical singer Pandit Bhimsen Joshi has begun on February 04, 2020. The Rithwik Foundation for performing arts also organized a two-day event. The foundation organized this event to commemorate the timeless legacy of the great musical maestro in Mumbai. Moreover, the event named the Birth Centenary as “SwarBhaskar 100”. Jayateerth Mevundi started the event by renditioning some compositions of the Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. Also, Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal organized a musical program called ‘Abhivadan’ in Pune.
World- Current affairs 05/02/21
This category of current affairs 05/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine is Not Effective for People Above 60
Pakistan began its countrywide Covid vaccination program with the Chinese jabs. On Thursday Pakistan said that China’s Sinopharm vaccine is not effective for people who are over 60 years of age. However, China donated half a million doses of its vaccines to Pakistan by airlifting it. Therefore, after considering the preliminary analysis data, Pakistan’s expert committee recommended that the vaccine is only for the people who are 18-60 years old.
House Democrats Ask Trump to Testify Under Oath in Senate Impeachment Trial
Under the pressure of House Democrats, Donald Trump has to testify under oath for his Senate impeachment trial on Thursday. Democrats want to know that why the former president and his lawyers have disputed key factual allegations at the center of the case. Although, the Senate impeachment trial will start on February 9, 2021. Moreover, Democrats charged Trump with inciting a mob of supporters that stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Britain’s COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Policy Will Start from February 15
Britain will start its hotel quarantine policy for travelers who will arrive from COVID-19 hot spots areas on February 15. The government announced this news on Thursday after critics said it was not moving fast enough to bring in the measures. Moreover, the 10-day stay in government-provided accommodation is mandatory. The government also designed this policy to tighten borders against new variants of the coronavirus which could endanger Britain’s vaccination program.
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