daily-news-prescription-20th-february-2021

Modern History: GS1    

Polity: GS2   

  • "Explained: In Australia vs Facebook, issues affecting media everywhere (IE) Morrison has launched a global diplomatic offensive to drum up support for Australia’s proposed law to force Internet giants Facebook and Google to pay media companies for the news content that is published on their platforms. He is learnt to have reached out to Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well.

Polity: Health GS2    

Economy: GS3   

Environment: GS3    

  • "Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi attends valedictory function of India-Australia Circular Economy (I-ACE) Hackathon, 2021 virtually (PIB)" “The IACE Circular Economy Hackathon is a splendid example of innovation collaboration between India and Australia resulting from the commitments of Honourable Prime Ministers of Australia and India for responsible production and consumption in the virtual summit last year. Atal Innovation Mission is proud to have partnered with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization of Australia in the launch and execution of the same resulting in some incredibly exciting ideas / innovations from the student and startup community of both the nations. The finalists will be supported by AIM network to enable the realisation of their ideas in the marketplace.”

Science & Technology: GS3 

  • Guinea Ebola outbreak risk ‘very high’, warns WHO (DTE) The WHO said the Nzérékoré region shares borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia, where Ebola outbreaks have occurred previously. Despite some movement restrictions across official border-crossings due to the ongoing novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, a significant proportion of cross-border movement continues to take place.