Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 February 2018

Feb 21, 2018 17:03 IST
Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 February 2018

Uma Bharti launches Bagori Ganga Gram & New Swajal Projects

Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharti on February 20, 2018 launched the Bagori Ganga Gram project, New Swajal Project at Bagori and Gangotri as Swachh Iconic Place at Dunda village in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

These both projects will create cleanliness, provide basic amenities to the people of Ganga bank villages and will also generate employment.

Maharashtra Government to launch cheap sanitary pad scheme

The state government of Maharashtra would be launching its new programme, ‘Asmita Yojana’ on the occasion of the International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018 to provide cheap and subsidised sanitary pads to school girls and women.

Under the scheme, girls studying in Zilla Parishad schools will get sanitary napkin packets at Rs 5, while rural women would be able to avail it at a subsidised rate of Rs.24 and Rs.29.

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International Mother Language Day 2018 observed globally

The International Mother Language Day 2018 was observed across the world on February 21, 2018 with an aim to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

The Day promotes the dissemination of mother tongues to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education with an aim to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world.

India 7th most targeted nation for Web Application Attacks: Akamai Report

India has been placed at the seventh spot in the list of targeted countries for Web Application Attacks (WAA), according to a new report titled ‘Akamai State of the Internet Security Q4 2017’ that released on February 21, 2018.

The report reveals that security incidents such as phishing, website intrusions and defacements, virus and ransomware have targeted the rapidly growing of the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector in India.

Union Agriculture Ministry launches six new user friendly features of e-NAM Platform

The Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh on February 21, 2018 launched six new features of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform with an aim to make it more users friendly.

The new and user-friendly features of the e-NAM platform are MIS Dashboard for better analysis, BHIM payment facility by traders, mobile payment facility by traders, enhanced features on Mobile App, integration of farmer’s database, eLearning module in e-NAM website, etc.  Here are the details of these features:

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