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CURRENT AFFAIRS OF FEBRUARY 15


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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

43rd IFAD Governing Council in Rome, Italy: Climate Change to push 100 millions to poverty by 2030

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

IISS(International Institute for Strategic Studies) Study: World Defence spending rose by 4.0% in 2019; India ranked 5th & US tops

Mobile World Congress 2020 cancelled

 has cancelled the MWC 2020 (Mobile World Congress) to be held in Barcelona, Spain due to Coronavirus outbreak.


ECONOMY & BUSINESS

SEBI constituted municipal bonds development committee headed by Sujit Prasad


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

South Central Railways zone becomes India’s 1st to have energy-neutral stations

Govt amends Arbitration and conciliation act 1996 for making arbitration user friendly

by the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015  with the aim to make the arbitration process smooth, cost efficient, speedy execution of the case and ensure the mediation of the arbitrator.

Nitin gadkari flags off KVIC’s ‘Apiary on wheels’ for bee keeping in New Delhi

About Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC):Founded– 1956
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra



15th finance commission forms 5-member panel led by NK singh on defence & Internal security fund


Nitin Gadkari inaugurated first inter-city electric bus service in Maharashtra

between Mumbai (Maharashtra) and Pune (Maharashtra).


Government of India hosts National Organic Food Festival in New Delhi

Theme: Unleashing India’s Organic Market Potential.


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

DMart’s Founder Radhakishan Damani becomes India’s 2nd richest person after Mukesh Ambani

According to Forbes ‘Real Time Billionaires’ Index, Damani has a net worth of $17.8 billion.


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS      


Indian origin, Rishi Sunak, named UK’s new Chancellor of the Exchequer

About UK
Capital– London
Currency– UK Pound
Head of state– Queen Elizabeth II


Vinay Dube appointed as CEO of GoAir

About GoAir:
Founded- 2005.
Founder- Jehangir Waldia.
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra.



SPORTS

ICC women’sT20I rankings 2020: Smriti mandhana reached 4th place

i.Batting ranking: New Zealand batsman Suzannah Wilson “Suzie” Bates is at the first place with a rating of 765.
ii.Bowling: In the bowling rankings, Australia’s Megan Scutt ranks first & India’s Poonam Yadav slipped six places to drop out of the top 10 and now remains in the 12th position.


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


OBITUARY

Parikrama lead guitarist & founder Sonam Sherpa passed away at 48


IMPORTANT DAYS

February 15: World Pangolin Day & Madhya Pradesh radio-tags first-ever Indian Pangolin


STATE NEWS


Bihar govt launches `Pyaar ka Paudha` campaign to promote the practice of planting trees


Manipur’s ‘Anganphou Hunba’ programme launched at Arapti Mayai Leikai in Imphal East


GOI sanctioned 9 Medical colleges and 2 AIIMS for Jammu & Kashmir