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CURRENT AFFAIRS FEBRUARY 2

   
 
  NATIONAL AFFAIRS

HRD Minister chaired meeting of the INCCU with UNESCO in New Delhi

Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (INCCU) 

About United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO):
Founded- 16 November 1945.
Headquarters- Paris, France.
Director General(DG)- Audrey Azoulay.

Andhra Pradesh flagged off India’s 1st of its kind first ‘fruit train

This is the first time an entire train carrying a load of  980 metric tonnes of locally grown bananas has been sent to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNP)in Mumbai, Maharashtra from where it will be exported to Iran.

About United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO):
Founded- 16 November 1945.
Headquarters- Paris, France.
Director General(DG)- Audrey Azoulay.

   INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report: India’s ORF ranks 27th; CEIP, US tops the list

Observer Research Foundation (ORF) was ranked at 27th place among 176 global think tanks. The report was topped by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) of US.


      BANKING & FINANCE



Bank of Baroda signed pact with CARE Ratings to assess the credit quality of SMEs

About Bank of Baroda(BoB):

Headquarters- Alkapuri, Vadodara.
Founder- Sayajirao Gaekwad III.
Non-Executive Chairman- Dr. Hasmukh Adhia.
Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO)- Sanjiv Chadha.
Tagline- India’s International Bank.



NABARD approved loan worth Rs 140 crore at low interest to Punjab Agri Development Bank

NABARD

Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Chairperson- Harsh Kumar Bhanwala.
Act- National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act 1981.


Govt data: BoM & SBI were only PSBs rated  ‘good’ in digital transactions in Dec 2019


       APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS



Ajay Bisaria Appointed as Next High Commissioner of India to Canada

About Canada:
Capital– Ottawa
Currency– Canadian dollar
Prime Minister– Justin Trudeau.


Indian-origin techie Arvind Krishna elected as CEO for IBM



Abidali Neemuchwala quits as CEO and MD from Wipro

About Wipro:
Headquarters- Bangalore, Karnataka
Founder– M.H. Hasham Premji in 1945
Chairman- Rishad Premji



Govt appoints M.Ajit kumar as chairman of CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)


Canara Bank MD & CEO R.A. Sankara Narayanan retires



            SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


In a first IAF’S AN-32 aircraft landed at Leh with indigenous bio-jet fuel


About Indian Air Force(IAF):
Founded– 8 October 1932.
Headquarters- New Delhi.
Commander-in-Chief- President Ram Nath Kovind.
Air force day- October 8.
Chief of Air Staff(CoAS)- Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.




       OBITUARY

Veteran social activist and feminist writer Vidya Bal dies at 83

Padmashri awardee & Eminent Punjabi novelist Dalip Kaur Tiwana passed away at 84



     STATE NEWS


World’s largest solar telescope reveals never-before-seen images of Sun’s turbulent surface

Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), the world’s largest solar telescope,has captured first highest-resolution image of the Sun’s turbulent surface

YSR Pension Kanuka doorstep pension scheme launched in AP; pensioner age reduced to 60 from 65

About Andhra Pradesh(AP):
Governor- Biswabhusan Harichandan.
Chief minister- Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy.
National Parks(NP)- Papikondalu NP, Sri Venkateswara NP