Today Top Current Affairs 20 February 2021
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PM Modi addressed at the Valedictory Function of India-Australia circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE)
On 19th February 2021, Indian PM Modi has addressed the valedictory function of the India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE) via a video conference.
- Over 200 participants from India and 33 teams from Australia become part of the Valedictory Function of India-Australia circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE).
Four key themes:
- Innovation in packaging reducing packaging waste
- Innovation in food supply chains avoiding waste
- Creating opportunities for plastic waste reduction
- Recycling critical energy metals and e-waste
Hyderabad as 2020 Tree City of the World by FAO
The Arbor Day Foundation and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation- FAO has selected Indian city Hyderabad as the 2020 Tree City of the World. Hyderabad is the only city in India to be recognised as the Tree City.
- Most of the cities were selected from countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.
- 2020 Tree Cities of the world recognition was the 2nd year of the programme and it lists 120 cities from 63 different nations.
Ajai Malhotra as Chairperson of the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council
Ajai Malhotra is appointed as the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee of the United Nations Human Rights Council. after his appointment, he will be the First Indian who will serve as Chairperson.
- In 1977, he joined the Indian Foreign Services.
- Also, Ajai has served as ambassador to Kuwait between 2009 and 2011 and later served from 2011 to 2013 to Russia.
- From 2005 to 2009, he also worked as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York.
Chris Morris as IPL most expensive player in history
The all-rounder from the South-African team Chris Morris has been the most expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. he was brought by Rajasthan Royals in Rs 16.25 crore.
- He played the last IPL 2020 season for Royal Challengers Bangalore and RCB released The 33-year-old Chris Morris before the auction.
Costliest or Most Expensive players in IPL history
- Yuvraj Singh was bought for Rs 16 crore by Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2015.
- Pat Cummins – (Rs 15.5 crore, IPL 2020)
- Ben Stokes – (14.5 crores, IPL 2017).
Manika Batra earns 2nd Women’s Singles Title
The table tennis player from India Manika Batra has won the women’s singles title at the 82nd Senior National Table Tennis Championship. in the final match, he defeated Reeth Rishya, 4-2 and claimed her 2nd national title.
- The 82nd Senior National Table Tennis Championship was held at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula, Haryana.
- Prior to this, she achieved her 1st national title in 2015 in Hyderabad.
World Day of Social Justice 2021
On 20th February, the World Day of Social Justice is observed since 2009.
- The main purpose of this day is to promote and tackle issues of social justice like poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections.
- it also encourages people to look at how social justice affects poverty eradication.
Theme 2021 –
- “A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy.”
World Pangolin Day 2021
The day of 20th February is observed as World Pangolin Day. it comes on the “3rd Saturday of February” every year.
- The main purpose of this day is to create awareness regarding unique mammals and boost conservation efforts. the numbers of Pangolin are rapidly falling down in Asia and Africa.
6th Soil Health Card Day on 19th February
On 19th February 2021, India’s citizens have observed the 6th Soil Health Card Day.
- This day commemorates the launch of the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme and also it creates awareness among citizens regarding the advantages of the scheme.