Current Affairs | Release Date 2021-02-14 16:31:04
Current Affairs | Release Date 2021-02-14 16:31:04

• The Minister of Earth Science informed Rajya Sabha about National Monsoon. Under the Monsoon Mission, the Ministry has developed the most advanced weather and climate prediction models, which are now in operation. These models include models for short-range and medium-range (1-10 days), extended-range (10 days to 30 days), and seasonal (up to one season). Targets of Monsoon Mission:

• Under National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA), the Impact of Climate Change on Indian agriculture was studied. The Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) launched a network project NICRA in 2011 to address the impact of climate change on Indian agriculture. The project aims to enhance the resistance of Indian agriculture to climate change and climate vulnerability through strategic research and technology demonstration.

• India and Afghanistan were signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of the Lalandar “Shatoot” dam, Afghanistan. The project is part of a New Development Partnership between India and Afghanistan.

• TROPEX 21, which started in January, is underway. TROPEX (theatre-level combat readiness exercise) is the largest exercise of the Indian Navy. TROPEX (theatre-level combat readiness exercise) is the largest exercise of the Indian Navy. It sees the participation of all naval combat units, including ships, submarines, aircraft, and units of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Coast Guard.

• The government will fully launch the website of the Indian Toy Fair 2021. Toy fair website will be launched on February 11, 2021. It will be initiated by Iranian Textile Minister Smriti, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Industry and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi. India’s first toy fair (Indian Toy Fair) will be held from February 27 to March 2, 2021.

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