Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 February 2021
Hyderabad has been recognised as the Tree City of the World 2020 by the Arbor Day Foundation and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation- FAO.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on February 20, 2021 chair the 6th Governing Council meeting of the NITI Aayog through video conferencing. The meeting will include deliberations on agriculture, infrastructure, manufacturing, service delivery, human resource development and health and nutrition.
Hyderabad has been recognised as the Tree City of the World 2020 by the Arbor Day Foundation and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation- FAO. Hyderabad is the first and only Indian city to be acknowledged with this recognition for maintaining and growing the urban forest.
The Perseverance rover of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on February 18, 2021 landed successfully at Jezero Crater of Mars, nearly seven months after its takeoff. The Perseverance rover is the fifth rover of NASA to touch down on Mars. The other four rovers are Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 18, 2021 suggested five proposals for COVID-19 management during the virtual workshop on ‘COVID-19 Management: Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward’.
PM Narendra Modi on February 19, 2021 inaugurated the major power and urban sector projects in Kerala including 320 KV Pugalur (Tamil Nadu)- Thrissur (Kerala) Power Transmission Project, 50 MW Kasaragod Solar Power Project, etc. During the occassion, the Prime Minister addressed the convocation ceremony of Visva-Bharati via video conferencing.