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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

43rd Governing council meet of IFAD(International Fund for Agricultural Development) 2020 held in Rome, Italy

theme “Investing in sustainable food systems to end hunger by 2030”

About International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD):Headquarters– Rome, Italy
Founded– December 1977
President– Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo


BANKING & FINANCE

Induslnd Bank records highest growth in brand value among Top 500 Banking Brands 2020

the list “Top 50 By Total Brand Value by Country” has been topped by China.
India ranked 8th in this list in comparison to 10th place in 2019.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS


The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has revised its Global growth forecast for the year 2020 to 2.2 percent from the previous 2.3 percent

EIU also estimated the GDP growth for India to 6.1 percent for 2020 from 4.9 percent estimated for the year 2019


Retail inflation rises to 7.59% in January 2020; industrial output declines 0.3% in December 2019: NSO data


Facebook launched digital literacy training to 1 lakh women in 7 Indian states

Facebook launched “We Think Digital” Programme to provide digital literacy training to 1 lakh women across 7 states, including Uttar Pradesh (UP),West Bengal & Bihar.
It has been launched in partnership with National Commission for Women (NCW) and Cyber Peace Foundation.
About Facebook:
Founded- February 4, 2004.
Headquarters- Menlo Park, California, United States (US).
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- Mark Zuckerberg.


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Union HRD Minister and Union Health Minister jointly release curriculum for School Health Ambassador Initiative under Ayushman Bharat  in New Delhi.

India bans E-Cigarettes on Flights and Airports

Aviation security regulator the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has issued a circular that Electronic-Cigarettes and all forms of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System(ENDS) will not be allowed in both domestic and International flights as well as at airports and the order, issued with the approval of DG (director general) BCAS, Rakesh Asthana, is valid from the date of issuance.

About Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS):
Headquarters- New Delhi


Madhya Pradesh CM Inaugurates National Water Conference at Bhopal


Cabinet approval on February 12, 2020

Cabinet approves to infuse Rs 2500 crore as capital in OICL, NICL and UIICL

Cabinet apprised MoU between India and Iceland in the field of fisheries

Overview of Cabinet approval with foreign countries on February 12, 2020

Approval for MoU b/w India & Iceland for sustainable development in fisheries



APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS 

Arvind Kejriwal will sworn as Delhi CM for 3rd time


Former India all-rounder Robindra Ramnarine Singh, 56 years old, appointed Director of Cricket of the UAE(United Arab Emirates). 

About United Arab Emirates (UAE):
Capital- Abu Dhabi.
Currency- UAE dirham.
President- Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Prime Minister (PM)- Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.


AICF(all India chess federation) elects  The 5 persons elected unopposed are Ajay H. Patel as PresidentBharat Singh Chauhan as the Secretary, Naresh Sharma as Treasurer, M. Arun Singh as Joint Secretary and Vipnesh Bharadwaj as Vice President.

About All India Chess Federation (AICF):Founded– 1951
Headquarters– Chennai, Tamil Nadu


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

BARC’s Bhabha Kavach inducted in CISF

During a ceremony held at CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) UNIT, BARC Camp, Trombay in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty, Director BARC handed over 55 Bhabha Kavach bullet proof jackets to Rajesh Ranjan, Director General, CISF.

Developed by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)


SPORTS

Kohli continues at No.1, Babar azam moves up two places to 5th : ICC Men’s test rankings 2020


RankBattingBowlingAll-rounder
1Virat Kohli ( India)Patrick James Cummins (Australia)Jason Omar Holder (West Indies)

About ICC (International Cricket Council):Formation– 15 June 1909
Headquarters– Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Chairman– Shashank Manohar
CEO– Manu Sawhney

54th All India Bombay Gold cup hockey championship 2020 in Mumbai, Maharashtra: Indian navy Mumbai (Maharashtra) wins the title

defeated South Central Railway (SCR), Secunderabad (Telangana) 

The tournament was organised by Mumbai Hockey Association Limited(MHAL).


OBITUARY

Padma Shri awardee & Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks passed away at 59


BOOKS & AUTHORS

A book “Messages from Messengers” by Priti K Shroff launched

Haryana CM released book titled “A Commentary and Digest on The Air, Act 1981”

The book was written by Dr K K Khandelwal (Chairman, Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority, HRERA) and Apoorva Kumar Singh, (Principal Secretary, Town & Country Planning & Urban Estates Department)


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Radio Day (WRD) celebrated on February 13, 2020

theme “Radio and Diversity”

About United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO):
Formation– 4 November 1946
Director-General- Audrey Azoulay
Headquarters- Paris, France

National Women’s day observed on February 13, 2020

To commemorate the birth anniversary of independence activist, Sarojini Naidu (also named Nightingale of India)

International Women’s Day is observed on 8th March annually.


Safer Internet Day 2020 was observed on February 11, 2020

Theme: “Together for better Internet”.


STATE NEWS

Puducherry becomes 1st UT to pass resolution against CAA, NRC, NPR in Assembly


“Operation Nakail” for Auto-rickshaws in Ghaziabad  UP to bear unique number aim to curb crime

UP Govt. Inks MoU With eGov Foundation for State-wide Implementation of Municipal Financial Accounting Platform