1. Union Environment Minister inaugurates ‘Atal Paryavaran Bhavan’
Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar said Lakshadweep in AB Environmental building inaugurated. Inaugurating the Atal Paryavaran Bhavan, the Minister said that Lakshadweep will undergo a comprehensive development without compromising the Union Territory’s commitment to nature. The minister attended high level meetings with the secretaries of various departments in the administration of Lakshadweep. He will also participate in programs in Suheli, Kadmat and Bangaram islands and will evaluate key innovative initiatives of the Union Territory of Forest and Environment Department.
2. ‘Smart’ Anganwadis to be constructed in Kerala
The Kerala government has sanctioned 9 crore to convert traditional Anganwadis into “smart” Anganwadis with better facilities . Under this scheme, the Department of Women and Child Development has allowed 48 Anganwadis of the states to construct new buildings. Smart Anganwadis will be constructed to provide early childhood care in a phased manner. These facilities will be set up with the aim of making it more child-accessible. Thus, these facilities will promote the mental and physical development of children. A total of nine crore rupees have been sanctioned for the construction of 48 Anganwadis. Smart Anganwadis are being designed and constructed under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS).
3. SWAMIH Fund will deliver its first finished apartment in the year 2021
The SWAMIH Fund will deliver its first finished apartment in the year 2021 . It is a 250 billion rupees fund set up by the Government of India . The fund was created to complete stalled residential projects. The fund will hand over 16 projects with more than 4,000 households in the financial year 2021-2022. The SWAMIH Fund was announced in November 2019 . SWAMIH stands for ‘ Special Window for Completion of Construction of Affordable and Mid-Income Housing Projects ‘.
4. Israel Launches Anti-Missile Arrow-4 System with US
Israel has announced that it is developing a new ballistic missile shield called ” Arrow-4 ” in collaboration with the US . This missile is being developed as another layer in the defensive system. Israeli ARO-2 and ARO-3 interceptors are already operational under the multi-layered system. This system can destroy missiles coming into the atmosphere and space. The development of Arrow-4 in collaboration with the US will result in further technological and operational improvements. This will prepare the countries for future battlefield threats.
5. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh presented the Ekushe Medal of the year 2021 to 21 eminent people in Dhaka
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presented the Ekushe Medal of the year 2021 to 21 eminent people in Dhaka . There the liberation movement affairs minister A.K.M. Mozammel Haque presented these medals on behalf of the Prime Minister. Amar Ekushe Day is observed on 21 February in honor of those who were martyred during the language movement in Bangladesh . These medals are given in categories such as music, acting, film, journalism and presentation besides the language, literature and liberation movement categories. The Ekushe Medal is the second highest civilian honor of Bangladesh, which was instituted in 1952 to commemorate the martyrs during the language movement. In addition to the gold medal in the award, four lakh bags and a certificate are given.
6. Argentine health minister resigns after Kovid vaccination scandal
Argentine Health Minister Guinness Gonzalez Garcia has resigned after a scandal related to the Kovid-19 vaccination . Fear of corruption spread in the region due to low supply of vaccine. The report said that many people used their relationships to get the Kovid-19 vaccine.
7. Tinsukia district of Assam sees Mandarin duck after a century
Recently in Assam ‘s Tinsukia district in Mguri-Motapung Biel after a century in Mandarin duck(Scientific name: X. gulariculata). The Mandarin duck was first identified in the year 1758 by the Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist Carl Linnaeus. It is considered the most beautiful duck in the world. Nine mandarins have elaborate orange, colored feathers near their back and neck. Male Mandarin is very beautiful. Female ducks are less beautiful than male mandarins, female mandarins have a head color ‘gray’, brown back and white eyes. These birds can eat seeds, oak, small fruits, insects, snails and small fish. These birds inhabit temperate forests near wetlands, including rivers, streams, punk, muddy lands and freshwater lakes. This bird is native to East Asia but also found in Western Europe and America. It is found in Russia, Korea, Breeds in the north-eastern parts of Japan and China. These ducks rarely come to India because India is not on their migration route. This bird was sighted in the Dibru river in Rongagora region in Tinsukia (Assam) in 1902. This duck was found in the Loktak of Manipur in 2013. The lake was sighted and sighted in 2014 in Tiger Reserve located in Baksa district of Assam and Satavoni Beal in Manas National Park.
8. The smallest reptile ever discovered on Earth
Scientists believe that they have discovered the smallest reptile ever found on Earth . It is a subspecies of chameleon that is equal in size to the seed. Two small lizards were discovered in Madagascar by a German-Madagascan research team . The team discovered a male and female of this species during an expedition in the year 2012, calling it ‘ Brookesia nana’Brookesia Nana’ or Nano-Chameleon’s body is just 13.5 mm. Is of Its length is 22 mm from head to tail. Occurs while the female is about 29 mm. According to Munich’s ‘Bavarian State Collection of Zoologies’, this species is the smallest of about 11,500 known species of nano-chameleon reptiles. The chameleon species ‘Brucacea micra’ was previously considered the smallest. The average length of adults of this species is 16 mm. (29 mm with tail), while the smallest adult male has a length of 15.3 mm. The longest ‘reticulated python’, which is about 6.25 m long, is equivalent to the length of about 289 Brucacea nana. This new chameleon is found only in a degraded mountain rainforest in northern Madagascar. And there is also the danger of its extinction.
9. Prime Minister will inaugurate Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at IIT Kharagpur on February 23, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi through February 23, 2021 video conferencing IIT, Kharagpur for Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Medical and Research Institute will be inaugurated and IIT Kharagpur 66th convocation will be addressed. The Governor of West Bengal, Union Minister of Education, and Union Minister of State for Education will also be present on the occasion. This super specialty hospital has been established by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. The institute is inspired by the Prime Minister’s vision – India’s future will be determined on the basis of investment in science and innovation and will gain momentum from research talent. This is an example of better synergy between hospital, technology and healthcare.
10. The Vice President tweeted in 22 Indian languages and wrote articles in 24 local newspapers on the need to encourage mother tongues.
Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu celebrated International Mother Language Day in a unique way. During this time, the Vice President had 22 Indian languages.And also tweeted in English and wrote articles in 24 local newspapers of the country on the importance of promoting mother languages. Mr. Naidu tweeted in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Konkani, Marathi, Oriya, Urdu, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Nepali, Assamese, Bengali, Manipuri, Bodo, Santhali, Maithili, Dogri and Sanskrit languages. The articles written by the Vice President’s pen have appeared in The Times of India (English) and 24 other Indian vernacular newspapers. These include Dainik Jagran (Hindi), Eenadu (Telugu), Dina Thanthi (Tamil), Lokmat (Marathi), Samaj (Odia), Siyasat (Urdu), Adaab Telangana (Urdu), Asomiya everyday (Assamese), Navbharat Times (Maithili) , Matrubhoomi (Malayalam), Divya Bhaskar (Gujarati), Present (Bengali), Bhangar Bhuin (Konkani), Hyeneni Radab (Bodo), Santhal Express (Santhali), Himali Bela (Nepali), Hamro Dialogue (Nepali), Dainik Mirmire ( Nepali), Hamro Praja Shakti (Nepali), Hindu (Sindhi),
11. China reduces age in juvenile crime from 14 to 12 years
China has amended juvenile crime law . Under this , the age of criminals in some serious crimes has been reduced from 14 to 12 years . The new law will come into effect from March 1. Under the amended law, a 12 to 14-year-old juvenile will be held responsible for death or serious disability due to willful murder or willful wounding. The amendment was passed on Saturday by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China Parliament. A juvenile under the age of 14 who commits a crime other than those mentioned in the new law will be exempt from criminal penalties, but will be given corrective education. The present age of criminal accountability in China is 16 years. Teenagers aged 14 to 16 are criminally prosecuted for serious offenses such as rape, robbery and willful murder.
12. FAITH Organizes Third ‘India Tourism Mart’
The third India Tourism Mart was organized on 18 February 2021. It was addressed by Dr. Harsh Vardhan , Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare . Organizing this event Federation of Associations in India Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH)Did through video conferencing. The event was attended by over 250 delegates from around 60 countries. It will be held from February 18, 2021 to February 20, 2021. The event will feature a mix of buyers from the world and exhibitors from India. This will provide a platform to connect with many buyers and exhibitors. The third India Tourism Mart is important because it is being held at a time when the world is emerging from the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic. This was also important because countries are now considering opening the yatra with all health and safety precautions.