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Nation and Politics- Current affairs 26/02/21
This category of current affairs 26/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
Brazil will Buy 20 Million Doses of Covid Vaccine from Bharat Biotech
According to a statement from Brazil Health Ministry, the country will buy 20 million doses of covid vaccine from India’s Bharat Biotech. The deal is worth $290000 and vaccines will be delivered between March and May as per the statement. Covaxin is the vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech.
Central Government Announced New Policy to Regulate Online News and Social Media
Central government on 25th February 2021 announced a new set of rules to regulate digital content. New policy features a Code of Ethics and a three-tier grievance redressal framework for OTT platforms and news sites. IT minister states that new rules will also empower social media users.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 26/02/21
This category of current affairs 26/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
ISRO Successfully Completes Launch Rehearsal for PSLV-C51 Mission
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully completed launch rehearsal for PSLV-C51 mission on 25th February 2021. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C51) of India will launch Brazil’s Amazonia-1 and 18 co-passenger satellites from first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on 28th February 2021.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 26/02/21
This category of current affairs 26/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
India Defeats England by 10 Wickets in Third Test at Ahmedabad
India (145 and 49 for no loss) defeated England (112 and 81) by ten wickets on the second day in the third test of 4-test series at Ahmedabad on February 25, 2021. The officials also declared Axar Patel as the player of the match who received 11 wickets for 70 runs in the match. Consequently, India is 2-1 up in the series.
Ravichandran Ashwin Reaches 400 Test Wickets in His 77th Match
Ravichandran Ashwin became the second fastest to 400 test wickets on February 25, 2201, after Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan. Ashwin dismissed Jofra Archer in the second innings of the third test match of the 4-test series as his 400th scalp. The match was held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Kabir Bedi’s Autobiography to be Released in April
Veteran actor Kabir Bedi will recount his life story in his memoir and will release it in April. The book titled ‘Stories I Must Tell: An Actor’s Emotional Journey,’ will provide an honest glimpse into the actor’s life. Moreover, the book describes the ups and downs of Bedi’s professional and personal life to the readers. He will also talk about his relationships, including marriage and divorce, why his beliefs have changed, and his days in movies, television and theatres in India, Europe, and Hollywood.
Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri, an Eminent Malayalam Poet Dies
Malayalam poet Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri had passed away in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram on February 24. He was 81 years of age when he died. His writings and love of people also made him one of the widely acclaimed poets of contemporary Malayalam literature. Moreover, Indian government awarded him with Padma Shri in 2014. On Thursday, PM Narendra Modi expressed grief over his demise. He also remembered his pioneering contribution to the world of culture and literature.
World- Current affairs 26/02/21
This category of current affairs 26/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
In Capital of Haiti’s Prison Outbreak, 7 Dead and 1 Injured
On Thursday several inmates tried to escape from a prison in the capital of Haiti. After that, at least seven people were killed and one injured in the incident. The incident occurred in north-east Port-au-Prince at the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison. The same prison is famous for its 2014 breakout in which more than 300 inmates were successful in escaping.
Call Meeting Between India and China to Advance Border Negotiation Process
S. Jaishankar- India’s External Affairs Minister and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi agreed to establish a hotline during a phone call. The Chinese Foreign Ministry also said that both nations had agreed to set up a communication hotline to exchange opinions in a timely manner over last year’s border crisis.
Medical Oxygen Scarce in Africa
Nations like Africa and Latin America have been suffering from a shortage of supply of medical oxygen. As a result of this, both nations have suffered from unnecessary deaths amid the pandemic. However, it takes around 12 weeks to install a hospital oxygen plant and even less time to convert this industrial oxygen into the medical-grade network. But apparently, fewer population nations including Brazil and Nigeria started this process last month when hospitals began to get full and patients started to die.
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