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 18/02/21 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.
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 18/02/21
This category of current affairs 18/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
Pey Jal Survekshana: Government Launches Scheme for Drinking Water in 10 Cities
Government has launched a project to survey the drinking water condition, waste-water management and water bodies in 10 cities. Newly announced Jal Jeevan Mission-Urban (JJM-U) by Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry will be later conducted in 500 cities. As per a statement, survey will collect data on equitable distribution of water, reuse of waste water and also mapping of water bodies with respect to quantity and quality through a challenge process.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 18/02/21
This category of current affairs 18/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
National Informatics Centre Launches Instant Messaging App Sandes
National Informatics Centre has launched an instant messaging application named Sandes. With this platform users can have all kinds of communications with an email ID or mobile number. The new messaging platform does not allow users to change registered mobile number or email ID. It was initially released for government employees but now it is available for use for common people as well. The app is a step towards government’s strategy to build an ecosystem of India-made software.
Fossils of 550 Million Years Old Animal Dickinsonia Found in Bhimbetka
A team of researchers has discovered fossils of earliest known animal Dickinsonia dated back to 550 million years ago. Fossils are found near Bhimbetka Rock Shelters about 40 km from Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. According to the report published in Gondwana Research journal, researchers have found three fossils, out of which one is 17 inches long and two are smaller.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 18/02/21
This category of current affairs 18/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
Historian and Author Christopher Lee dies
On February 17, historian and author Christopher Lee passed away after contracting coronavirus at his home in Sussex. He was 79 years old when he took his last breath. On BBC Radio 4, Christopher had won acclaim for the BBC’s This Sceptred Isle.
Across a six-decade career, he also worked abroad as a defence and foreign affairs correspondent. Moreover, he wrote books on topics including the royal family, British society and culture throughout history.
Sundararaj Theodore Baskaran Wins Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award 2020
Sundararaj Theodore Baskaran is a writer, historian, naturalist, and activist. He has won the Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award for his writing prowess in English and Tamil in the year 2020. The Sanctuary Nature Foundation instituted the award. Moreover, his writing has contributed towards the conservation discourse.
He was also chosen for the award in the backdrop of inspiring the young naturalists. Some of his books in English language are- Dance of the Sarus: Essays of a Wandering Naturalist, Book of Indian Dogs, and A Day with the Shama: Essays on Nature.
World- Current affairs 18/02/21
This category of current affairs 18/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
Executioners Sanitized Accounts of Deaths in Federal Cases
Executioners put the 13 inmates to death in the last months of the Trump administration. Now, they likened the process of dying by lethal injection to falling asleep. They also called gurneys “beds” and final breaths as “snores.” But those tranquil accounts are at odds with reports by The Associated Press. Moreover, as the pentobarbital took effect inside the US penitentiary death chamber, the other media witnesses how prisoners’ stomachs rolled, shook and shuddered.
8 People Shot Near Philadelphia Subway Station and 1 is Critical
On Wednesday, the attackers shot eight people in a daytime attack near a Philadelphia bus and subway station. Authorities said that because of the attack one person is in critical condition and seven others are wounded. The authorities also discovered two guns at the scene and 18 bullet shells casing littered the road.
No Electricity, No Water as Texas Shivers with More Dark Days Ahead
Texas officials warned of “disasters within the disaster” of historic cold weather. On Wednesday this left millions without heat for the third day. The officials are also telling residents to prepare themselves as energy would not return until the weekend.
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