Today Top Current Affairs 27 February 2021
Daily Current Affairs 27 February 2021: This article consists of the latest top current affairs for 27 February 2021 that are essential for all competitive exams such as Bank, SSC, IBPS, SBI exams. You can also take our Current Affairs Quiz after studying our Today current affairs.
Indian Railways re-launches UTS ON MOBILE App
The Indian Railways is going to reactivate the facility of ‘UTS ON MOBILE App’. this app will help in booking unreserved train tickets.
- Due to Nation-Lockdown, Piyush Goyal stopped The facility of Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) on the Mobile app.
Chandigarh launches ‘Carbon Watch’: An assess one’s carbon footprint
Punjab and Haryana’s Capital Chandigarh launches a mobile application “Carbon Watch” in order to assess the carbon footprint of an individual. after launching the app, Chandigarh became the first state or Union Territory in India
What is Carbon Watch App
- The mobile application will suggest methods to reduce carbon footprints.
- Users will fill details in four parts — Water, Energy, Waste Generation and Transport (Vehicular movement).
NSO predicts Indian economy to contract by 7.7% in 2020-21
As per the National Statistical Office (NSO), the Indian Economy will contract 8% for 2020-21.
- The government had forecasted a GDP contraction of 7.7 per cent in its first advance estimate.
- As per the 3rd quarter GDP data, the Indian economy came out of the recession and expanded by 0.4 per cent.
OLX Autos elects Gautam Thakar as global CEO
The Prosus-owned OLX Group has elected Gautam Thakar as the global CEO of its pre-owned car marketplace OLX Autos.
- his role will be to manage the company’s offline and online presence across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States.
- Gautam Thakar will serve from 15th March 2021 and his duty will be to manage the global operations of OLX Autos based out of India.
Michael Somare (First Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea) died at 84
The First prime minister of Papua New Guinea, Michael Somare “father of the nation” has passed away at the age of 84. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
- Somare led the Pacific archipelago to independence from Australia in 1975
- He has served four times as prime minister of the country between 1975 to 2011 (17 years Span).
Malayalam poet Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri died at 81
The Noted and Well-known Malayalam poet Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri has passed away at the age of 81. he was a recipient of the Padma Shri (2014).
- Also, he was a scholar of language and the Vedas and an orator.
- He was honoured with the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Kendra Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, Vallathol Award, Odakkuzhal Award and the Mathrubhumi Literary Award in the field of poetry.
World NGO Day 2021
Every year, the day of 27th February is observed as World NGO Day by more than 89 countries and over six continents. the full form of NGO is Non-Governmental Organisation.
- it aims to create awareness about the NGO sector and encourage people worldwide who are involved and dedicatedly working for a good cause.
- On 27th April 2010, the Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Council of the Baltic Sea States recognized this day.