PRELIMS FACTS OF 26 FEBRUARY

CURRENT AFFAIRS 26 FEBRUARY

1.China Surpasses US to become India’s top trade partner in 2020

The top trading partner of India in 2020, which was held by the United States, surpasses China with an amount of $77.7 billion. Meanwhile, the UAE continues to remain India’s third-biggest trading partner.

China Capital: Beijing.

China Currency: Renminbi.

China President: Xi Jinping.

 

2.Centre launches National Urban Digital Mission

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs along with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology launched this Mission, to create a digital infrastructure for cities in India.

Mission–“Citizen-centric, and “ecosystem-driven” approach to urban governance and service delivery in cities by 2022, and across all cities and towns by 2024. The mission has three pillars – people, process, and platform.

 

3.Chairman of National Commission for SC charged by Vijay Sampla

 

 

Former Union Minister Vijay Sampla has assumed the charge of Chairman National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC).

NCSC is an Indian constitutional body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, that works for the socio-economic development of the scheduled castes and to prevent atrocities against them.

NCSC Founded: 19 February 2004.

NCSC Headquarters: New Delhi.

Daily Current Affairs 26 February 2021.