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CURRENT AFFAIRS FEBRUARY 5


  INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

One in 10 Indians to have cancer in their lifetime: WHO report

About WHO (World Health Organization):Formation– 7 April 1948
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
Director-General– Tedros Adhanom



Bhutan ends free entry for Indian tourists

About Bhutan:
Capital- Thimphu.
Prime Minister (PM)- Lotay Tshering.
Currency- Ngultrum.



  BANKING & FINANCE

Paytm unveils all-in-one QR, PoS device and merchant SDK

About Paytm:Founded- August 2010
Headquarters- Noida, Uttar Pradesh (UP)
Founder & CEO– Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Owned by– One97 Communications Limited.



 RBI hikes Insurance cover on bank deposits to Rs 5 lakh from Rs 1 lakh 

The cover is provided by a wholly owned subsidiary of the RBI, the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC).


Reliance general insurance introduces comprehensive health insurance plan “Infinity

Under the plan, the minimum sum insured will be Rs. 3 lakh while the maximum sum insured limit will be Rs. 1 crore. 

About Reliance General Insurance:Founded– 17 August 2000
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
ED and CEO– Rakesh Jain


  NATIONAL AFFAIRS


India & Norway signed 4 MoUs in field of research, higher education

The agreements were led by Anni Line Wold, Norway Director-General,Norwegian Ministry of Education & Research and witnessed by Hans Jacob Frydenlund Norwegian Ambassador to India at New Delhi, India.

About Norway:
Capital- Oslo.
Prime Minister (PM)- Erna Solberg.
Currency- Norwegian Krone.


Andhra Pradesh Govt made history with ‘Intivadhakey Pension’ scheme by covering 94 % within few days

About Andhra Pradesh:Capital City- Amaravati
Governor– Biswabhusan Harichandan.
National Parks(NP)- Papikondalu NP, Sri Venkateswara NP



New Delhi hosts Ministerial-level defence dialogue 2020 between India & South Korea

About South Korea:Capital– Seoul
Currency– South Korean won
President– Moon Jae-in



APEDA-CFTRI Sign MoU for Liason Office in Guwahati to Promote Food Processing & Organic Agri Exports in North-East States


MSME implemented new scheme SFURTI to set up traditional industries clusters

Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries”(SFURTI)

2020 union budget: Rs 2.3 crores has been sanctioned for the SFURTI scheme in the budget 2020


Greenbone Sustainable Resilience data: Maharashtra tops States hit by global medical data leak

The analysis was made after data of around 120 million Indian patients were leaked and made freely available on the internet.


Supreme Court directs States to notify setting up Gram Nyayalayas’ within 4 weeks

The  Supreme Court (SC) bench headed by Justice Nuthalapati Venkata (NV) Ramana 



  AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS     


Big Bang Boom Solutions wins prestigious SKOCH Award


ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS


India’s top refiner IOC acquires minority stake in Israeli battery developer Phinergy

About Indian Oil Corporation (IOC):Headquarters– New Delhi.
Chairman– Sanjiv Singh.



  SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


UAE discovers new natural ‘Jebel Ali gas field’ between Abu Dhabi, Dubai

About United Arab Emirates(UAE):Capital– Abu Dhabi
Currency– United Arab Emirates dirham
President– Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan



World’s oldest Bamboo Fossil Discovered turns out to be Conifer

fossil of leafy branch was discovered in Eocene, Patagonia


   OBITUARY

Former Karnataka Minister D. Manjunath passed away at 92


Former Assam Speaker and sitting MLA Pranab Kumar Gogoi passed away at 84


  BOOKS & AUTHORS


Pop singer Lord J launches his Autobiography Book “Lord J: Lord of Anonymity”

Lord J is the 1st and only Anonymous singer in the world. Lord J was born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Lord J is a Self-Taught singer and Lyric writer in an Anonymous way, and he is a world famous celebrity without revealing his identity to the world. 



   STATE NEWS

Karnataka CM launches Janasevaka Scheme to Provide delivery of Govt Services at Doorstep

About Karnataka:
Capital- Bengaluru, Karnataka
Chief Minister- Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa,
Governor- Vajubhai Vala
National Parks(NP)- Kudremukh NP, Bannerghatta NP, Nagarhole NP, Bandipur NP.



Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2020.