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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

33rd edition of  African Union (AU) Summit 2020 held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

theme “Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development” was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

About Ethiopia:Capital– Addis Ababa
Currency– Ethiopian birr
Prime minister– Abiy Ahmed



WHO renames deadly coronavirus from China as ‘COVID-19’

[“co” stands for “corona”, “vi” for “virus” and “d” for “disease”, while “19” was for the year, as the outbreak was first originated in China’s Wuhan area in December 2019].

Wild mammal pangolin suspected as coronavirus host


BANKING & FINANCE

Union Ministry of Finance has notified ‘Printing of One Rupee Currency Notes Rules, 2020’

It shall be rectangular 9.7 x 6.3 cms, with its paper made of 100% (cotton) rag content.

PSBs recover record 2.03 lakh crore bad loans in last one-and-half years: FM


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

2nd BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise-2020 held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha; inaugurated by Naveen Patnaik

themes “A cultural heritage site that suffers severe damage in the Earthquake” & “Flooding or Storm”.


20th ‘Hunar Haat’ 2020 to be held in New Delhi from Feb 13

theme of “Kaushal Ko Kaam” 

About Ministry of Minority Affairs:Formed– 29 January 2006
Headquarters– New Delhi
Union Minister– Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi


NIFM(National Institute of Financial Management)  , Faridabad renamed ‘Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management’

National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Faridabad, Haryana, as “Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management (AJNIFM)” .


Kerala to hosts Intl conference on Climate change & Ocean health “CLIMFISHCON-2020”

theme ‘Climate Change-Effective Adaptation for a Secure Future’

About Kerala:
Capital- Thiruvananthapuram
Chief Minister- Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor- Arif Mohammad Khan



Mumbai to get India’s largest air quality monitoring network

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will develop an air quality monitoring network across 90 locations in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It will be the largest network in India.

About Maharashtra:
Capital- Mumbai.
Governor- Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
Chief Minister (CM)- Uddhav Bal Thackeray.
Deputy CM- Ajit Anantrao Pawar.


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS     

South Indian Bank bags 6 Awards at IBA Banking Technology Awards

Two Awards at the Banking Technology category.

South Indian Bank emerged winner in the ‘Most Customer Centric Bank Using Technology’ category and runner up in the ‘Best Payments Initiative’ category for Small Banks.

About South Indian Bank:
Headquarters- Thrissur, Kerala
Founded- 1929
Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- V.G. Mathew
Tagline- Experience Next Generation Banking.

About Indian Banks’ Association (IBA):
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS  

CCI(Competition Commission of India) approved joint venture between Mahindra & Mahindra and Ford Motor


Adani Transmission sold 25.1% stake in arm AEML( Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited ) to QIA(Qatar Investment Authority) for Rs 3,220 crore


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

U.S. approves sale of Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) to India

Estimated cost of USD 1.867 billion

Ananth Technologies first Indian private firm to build foreign-owned satellites


SPORTS

Premier Badminton League 2020 in Hyderabad,Telangana: Bengaluru Raptors become champions for 2nd  time in a row


OBITUARY

Famous journalist Nandu R Kulkarni passed away at 70


BOOKS & AUTHORS

Dharmendra Rai, Mind Map & Brain Literacy trainer launched his book “The Thin Mind Map”

Dharmendra Rai was the first person in the world to talk on TEDx on creativity & mind mapping.


IMPORTANT DAYS

National Productivity Day 2020 was observed on February 12, 2020

International Darwin Day celebrated on February 12, 2020


STATE NEWS

Ground water act 2020 approved by Uttar Pradesh cabinet


Andhra Pradesh govt inks MoU with 11 agri institutions to help farmers

About Andhra Pradesh (AP):
Capital- Amaravati.
Chief Minister (CM)- Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy.
Governor- Biswabhusan Harichandan.


Tamil Nadu CM Inaugurates SCF( Salem Cricket Foundation) cricket ground in Salem

About BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India):
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra
Founded- 1928
President- Sourav Ganguly
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- Rahul Johri