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CURRENT AFFAIRS FEBRUARY 14


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BANKING & FINANCE

Odisha MSME Dept inked MoU with HDFC Bank to boost startups

About HDFC:
Establishment– 1994
Digital Assistant– Eva
Managing Director– Aditya Puri
Head Office– Mumbai, Maharashtra



ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Indian imports to U.S. will face countervailing duties as India removed from USTR’s list of subsidy preference

Amazon Web Services to invest $1.6 billion for 2 data centres in India

setting up 2 data centers near Hyderabad, Telangana, with a total investment of Rs. 11,630 crore (around $ 1.6 billion).

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

BioAsia 2020 announces Genome Valley Excellence Award

American immunologist and oncologist Dr. Carl H June and Novartis CEO Dr. Vasant Narsimhan will be presented the Genome Valley Excellence Award of BioAsia 2020.

India’s renowned Feminist scholar & activist Gita Sen wins Dan David Prize 2020


India’s President Shri Ram Nath Kovind awarded President’s Colour to Indian Naval Station Shivaji

 to INS (Indian Naval Station) Shivaji, Lonavala, Maharashtra.


Rajendra Indraman Singh and Dr Sohini Sastri won Indian Achievers Award 2020

Rajendra Indraman Singh, Founder & Chairperson of Priyadarshini Group of Schools &  Colleges has been awarded the Indian Achievers Award (IAA)

Kolkata-born renowned astrologer Dr Sohini Sastri awarded IAA as Best Astrologer of the year


Hockey player Manpreet singh became the 1st  Indian to receive FIH player of the year award 2019

At the same time, Netherlands women”s captain Eva de Goede (30) has been named as FIH Women”s Player of the Year 2019.


Other winners:

S.NOAward NameWon by
1FIH Men’s Goalkeeper of the Year 2019Vincent Vanasch (Belgium)
2FIH Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year 2019Rachael Lynch (Australia)
3FIH Men’s Coach of the Year 2019Colin Batch (Australia)
4FIH Women’s Coach of the Year 2019Alyson Regina Annan (Australia)

About FIH/ International Hockey Federation:Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland
President– Narinder Dhruv Batra
Founded– 7 January 1924

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

INS Jamuna initiated Joint Hydrographic Operations off Sri Lanka
Amit Shah inaugurated two-day BIMSTEC ‘Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking’, in New Delhi

Anti-Hijack mock drill conducted at Visakhapatnam Airport

Government renames two Famous Institute after Sushma Swaraj
The Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra and The Foregin Service Institute have been named after former Indian Diplomat Sushma Swaraj for her Invaluable contribution in Public Service. 
Union minister Jitendra singh attends National workshop on e-office in New Delhi; CPGRAMS reforms launched
* He also launched the Centralized Public Grievance Redress And Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) 
Gandhinagar railway station in Gujarat to be the 1st in India to add 5-star hotel above the tracks: VK Yadav
Vietnam’s Vice President. Mrs. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh    visited India from Feb 11 – 13, 2020; holds bilateral level talks with Venakaih Naidu
About Vietnam:
Capital– Hanoi
Currency– Vietnamese dong
Prime Minister– Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
Arth-Ganga project to channelize economic activity along Ganga river bank

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS  
ISRO space scientist G Narayanan becomes chairman of NSIL( new space India limited)

Government of India appointed Rajiv Bansal as new CMD of Air India
CARE Ratings Chairman S B Mainak resigned

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
NASA’s ‘SuperCam’ to study mineralogy of Mars during Mars 2020 rover mission
US scientists discover the newborn massive planet closer to earth called “2MASS 1155-7919 b”

SPORTS
Inaugural National winter games 2020 to be held in Ladakh and J&K’s Gulmarg
Boxer Amit Panghal ranks world No. 1 in IOC’s ranking for Olympic qualifiers

OBITUARY
Nobel Prize awardee & Former TERI, IPCC chief Rajendra Kumar Pachauri passed away at 79

STATE NEWS
Board Exam 2020: UP Govt launched toll free helpline numbers for students
In case of any queries regarding the board exams students can contact the helpline numbers, 1800-180-5310 and 1800-180-5312.
Scientist finds Mysterious Yaravirus in Brazil
in an artificial lake Pampulha in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte.