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Feb 21, 2021 12:23 | Poltics



1.  *The tenth round of Corps Commander level talks between India and China* at the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control in Moldo. The disengagement process of troops of the Indian Army and China’s People's Liberation Army from the Line of Actual Control was reached after sustained negotiations at the military and diplomatic level.
Yesterday The Corp Commander-level talks took off at 10 am at the Moldo border point on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh,

 2. *The Divya Coronil medicine by Patanjali has received the certification from AYUSH Ministry in accordance with the WHO certification norms.* 

3. Patanjali had launched the Coronil tablets in June 2020. It was developed at Haridwar-based Divya Prakashan Patanjali Research Institute. The Patanjali group had claimed that the drug cures the Covid-19 in seven days. But, AYUSH Ministry then put a ban on Patanjali from selling it as a “cure”.

 4. *The Indian and the Indonesian navies held the PASSEX military exercise in the Arabian* sea on February 18, 2021. This military exercise was organised in order to enhance the operational interoperability and the overall cooperation.

5.  *India and Ethiopia have signed two agreements on February 20, 2021.* These agreements are related to visa facilitation and leather technology. India’s exports to 11% of all the imports in Ethiopia which mainly comprises primary and semi-finished iron and steel products. 

6. *The 11th India-European Union macroeconomic dialogue was held in the virtual mode on February 19, 2021:* Both the countries also shared their experiences so as to enable both the countries on aspects such as G20 Framework Working Group and  discussions on all the dimensions of mutual interest including the political, economic, environmental, research & innovation, trade & investment and security.

7. *Indian Naval Ship Pralaya reached Abu Dhabi in UAE to participate in the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 21) and International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 21) from February 20 to 25, 2021.* NAVDEX 21 and IDEX 21 is one of the leading international naval and defence exhibitions of the region.


1. *PM Sheikh Hasina handed over the prestigious Ekushey Padak 2021 to 21 eminent persons of Bangladesh in Dhaka on Saturday on the eve of ‘Amar Ekushey’ day which is celebrated on February 21 to honour the martyrs of the language movement of Bangladesh.* 
 2. *Two killed in police firing on protestors in Myanmar* : Earlier, one young student died on Friday after she was injured ten days back in police firing in the capital city of Naypyidaw. With the latest deaths, the number of protestors killed in Myanmar agitation has gone up to 3. The military government also claimed that a policeman had been killed after he was injured by protestors.

3.  *Russia said Saturday that its scientists had detected the world's first case of transmission of the H5N8 strain of avian flu from birds to humans and had alerted the World Health Organization.* 
 4. *Coronavirus Cases:* 111,600,799
Deaths: 2,471,227
Recovered: 86,789,424

Sports: 1.  *Alfiya Pathan wins first gold medal at Adriatic Pearl Tournament in Montenegro* : Indian Women boxers continued their fine run as Alfiya Pathan (81+kg) living up to the expectations, ensured the first gold medal for India and Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg), Vinka (60kg), Arundhati (69kg) and Sanamacha Chanu (75kg) stormed into the finals of the 30th Adriatic Pearl Tournament in Budva, Montenegro.

2. *Jiya Rai, 12-yr-old Autistic girl sets Guinness World Record;* swims 36 km in 9 hoursJiya Rai achieved the monumental task of swimming across the 36-kilometer distance between Bandra and Worli sea link to the Gateway of India in less than 9 hrs