Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 February 2021
The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan has informed that Hoshangabad city in the state will be renamed Narmadapuram.
The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh informed on February 19, 2021, that Hoshangabad city in the state will be renamed Narmadapuram. The announcement was made by the CM during the Narmada Jayanti Programme in Hoshangabad. He further informed that the proposal to change the name will be sent to the Centre. However, the opposition Congress Party termed the announcement as a ploy to divert people from important issues.
PM Modi on February 22, 2021, dedicated various projects of the gas and oil sector to the nation in Dhemji district Assam. PM Modi in Assam inaugurated Secondary Tank Farm of Oil India Limited at Madhuban, Dibrugarh, a Gas Compressor Station at Makum, Tinsukia, and INDMAX Unit at Bongaigaon Refinery of Indian Oil. He also laid the foundation stone for Sualkuchi Engineering College and inaugurated Dhemji Engineering College.
The Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on February 21, 2021, dedicated railway infrastructure projects related to the passenger facilities and amenities at various Railway Stations in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, and Karnataka. A total of 88 projects worth more than Rs. 1,000 crores have been dedicated to making Indian railways future-ready. It also shows the speed of execution of various projects that India Railways has been carrying out.
UP has become India’s first state to table a paperless budget. The first paperless budget of the state was presented in the assembly on February 22, 2021. iPads were provided to all the members of the State Legislature to view the budget highlights, which were also shown on two big screens put up in the house. An app named ‘Uttar Pradesh Sarkar ka Budget' has also been made available on the Google play store.
The world number one Tennis Player, Novak Djokovic, on February 21, 2021, won his 9th Australian Open title by defeating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev. This is also the 18th Grand Slam win for Novak Djokovic. To win the Australia Open 2021, he first defeated Aslan Karatsev in the semi-finals, while Medvedev had defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas. On the other hand, Naomi Osaka of Japan also won her 2nd Australian Open Title by defeating Jennifer Brady of the United States.