1.India successfully test-fires Helina, Dhruvastra anti-tank guided missiles
DRDO indigenously developed Helina and Dhruvastra Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) from the Advanced Light Helicopter at the Pokhran deserts in Rajasthan.
Features“Lock-on-Before-Launch (LOBL)” principle works. The missile systems have the all-weather day-and-night capability.
Defense Research and Development & Chairman DRDO: DrGSatheesh Reddy.
DRDO Headquarters: New Delhi.
DRDO Established: 1958.
2.19 February 2021:Observed as a 6th Soil Health Card Day
Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme, and create awareness about the benefits of the scheme. PM launched the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme on 19th February 2015 at Suratgarh in Rajasthan. The scheme ensures additional income to farmers by an increase in yields and it also promotes sustainable farming.
3.‘2020 Tree City of the World’ recognized Hyderabad
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Arbor Day Foundation recognized Telangana’s capital, Hyderabad as a 2020 Tree City of World. With this recognition, it has joined a network of like-minded global cities that recognize the importance of trees in building healthy, resilient, and happy cities.
Food and Agriculture Organization Head: Qu Dongyu
Food and Agriculture Organization Headquarters: Rome, Italy.