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G K Update

Fri 26 Feb, 2021

National News

Latest technology Integrated Bamboo Treatment Plant inaugurated

  • Union Minister of State Development of North Eastern Region, MoS, PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated the latest technology Integrated Bamboo Treatment Plant in the premises of North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC).

Assam

Capital:Dispur
Governor:Jagdish Mukhi
Chief Minister:Sarbananda Sonowal

New guidelines for OTT platform released

  • The government of India has now issued guidelines for Over The Top ( OTT) platforms like Netflix-Amazon and social media platforms like Facebook-Twitter. Under the Information Technology (Intermediate Guidelines and Digital Media Code of Conduct) Rules 2021.
Information Technology Minister: Information and Broadcasting Minister:
Ravi Shankar Prasad Prakash Javadekar

Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction

  • The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai inaugurated a virtual workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction on the Network of Indian Universities and Institutions (IUINDR-NIDM). He appreciated NIDM and also stressed documentation and sharing of experience.
National Institute of Disaster Management(NIDM)
Founded: 1995

International News

India-USA Executive Steering Group meeting concluded

  • The 24th edition of the India-USA Executive Steering Group (ESG) meeting was held in New Delhi. The meeting was attended by a 12-member delegation of the US Army and relevant issues of defense cooperation between the two sides and shared topics of interest were discussed during this meeting.

USA

Capital: Washington, D.C.
President: Joe Biden
Vice President: Kamala Harris

India-Brazil: Science and Technology Ministers' Meeting

  • Union Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan discussed a wide range of scientific and technical issues and possible bilateral and multilateral collaborations such as BRICS with a high-level delegation led by Brazilian Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Mr. Marcos Cesar Pontes.

Brazil

Capital:       Brasília
President: Jair Bolsonaro

India, Australia and France hold trilateral dialogue

  • A trilateral dialogue was held between senior officials of India, France and Australia to pursue trilateral cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. The purpose of this trilateral dialogue is to strengthen bilateral relations between the three countries and to coordinate the respective power in the Indo-Pacific region.

Economy & Banking

CCI approves proposed merger with Indiabulls Real Estate

  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves proposed merger of NAM Estates and Embassy One Commercial Property Developments into Indiabulls Real Estate. NAM Estates belongs to the Embassy group of companies.

CCI

Founded: 2003
Headquarters: New Delhi
Chairperson: Ashok Kumar Gupta

Sports News

India beat England by 10 wickets in the third Test

  • India's grand victory over England in the third Cricket Test. India is now leading the four-match series with a 2-1 unbeatable lead. Ashwin makes history by completing his 400 test wickets. Man of the Match Akshar Patel also took 10 plus wickets on his home turf.

Person in News

Dushyant Chautala

  • Dushyant Chautala has been re-elected as the President of Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) for a period of four years. He was elected unanimously during the 84th annual meeting of the TTFI.He is also the current Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana.

Table Tennis Federation of India

Founded: 1926
Headquarters:New Delhi

Poet Vishnu Narayanan passes away

  • Malayalam poet Vishnu Narayanan Nambuthiri, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 2014, has passed away, he was 80 years old. The Prime Minister expressed grief over his death and said that his contribution to the world of 'culture and literature' will always be remembered.