Today Top Current Affairs 16 February 2021
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Maharashtra signs an MoU with Flipkart
The Board of Maharashtra Small Industries Development Corporation and Maharashtra State Khadi & Village Industries made an agreement with Flipkart.
- the agreement aims to promote wooden toys, local artifacts, handicrafts at state-level.
- Under this MoU, Flipkart will offer free training for packaging and branding.
- Also, it will help in promoting the local artisans, weavers, craftsmen & MSMEs and will have a platform to show their products to millions of customers in India.
MapmyIndia will make Bhuvan with ISRO
MapmyIndia has made a partnership with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in order to provide an indigenous satellite-based mapping service “Bhuvan”.
- Bhuvan will be an alternative app to Google maps.
- it will provide mapping and other location-based services in India.
- Along with it, the app will use ISRO’s database of satellite images and MapmyIndia’s digital map platform.
11th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav starts in West Bengal
On 14th February 2021, 11th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav has been inaugurated by Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar (West Bengal’s Governor). he begins Mahotsav at Cooch Behar Palace at Cooch Behar.
- The 11th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav will be conducted from 14th February to 28th February in West Bengal.
Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav
- it is a flagship programme, conducted by Ministry of Culture under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme. it aims to observe the idea of unity in diversity.
- it is a platform that provides a showcase, folk and tribal art, dance, music, cuisines, and culture.
Nomura estimates Indian GDP to contract 6.7% in FY21
The Nomura has estimated that The GDP of India will be contracted by 6.7 per cent in FY21 (2020-21). however, it will grow at 13.5% in FY22 (2021-22).
About Nomura –
CEO – Koji Nagai
Headquarters – Tokyo, Japan
Founder – Tokushichi Nomura II
Founded – 25 December 1925
The Terrible Horrible Very Bad Good News novel by Meghna Pant
Meghna Pant has penned a new novel named ‘The Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Good News’. Meghna is a writer, journalist and speaker and has won awards for her contribution to literature, gender issues and journalism.
- Penguin Random House India has published the novel and will be released in April 2021.
RBI makes panel for strengthening Urban Co-operative Banks
RBI has established a panel on urban co-operative banks (UCBs) in order to review their issues and offer a roadmap for strengthening the sector.
- This panel will have eight-members.
RBI Expert Panel Members –
|N. S. Vishwanathan||former RBI Deputy Governor|
|Harsh Kumar Bhanwala||Former Chairman of the NABARD|
|Mukund Chitale||Chartered Accountant|
|NC Muniyappa and RN Joshi||Retired Indian Administrative Service officers|
|MS Sriram||IIM Bengaluru Professor|
|Neeraj Nigam||Chief General Manager-in-Charge, Department of Regulation|