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CURRENT AFFAIRS OF FEBRUARY 16-17



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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

2020 UN Climate Summit ‘COP26′ to be held in Glasgow, UK in November

Indian-origin Alok Sharma (52) from Agra,Uttar Pradesh(UP) has been appointed as the minister in charge of the UK’s COP26 climate change summit.


Thailand  hosts 13th Asian Business & Social Investor Forum 2020 & 4th Asia’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2020

held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand with the aim to improve investment in India and Asia.

BANKING & FINANCE

RBI board recommends aligning accounting year with fiscal year from 2020-21

 at its 582nd meeting recommended aligning the financial year of RBI, currently July-June, with the government’s fiscal year (April-March) from the year 2020-21.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Moody’s lowers India’s GDP growth estimate for 2020 to 5.4% from 6.6%

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS  

65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020 in Guwahati, Assam: Gully Boy’ bags best film

i.Zoya Akhtar’s directorial ‘Gully Boy’ emerged as big winner as it bagged several awards including the prestigious best film award.
ii.Ranveer Singh bagged Best Actor’s trophy for his performance in Gully Boy, while Alia Bhatt won the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) for the same film.



NATIONAL AFFAIRS

A 3-day long 17th edition of Bio Asia 2020 begins in Hyderabad, Telangana

theme of ‘Today for Tomorrow’

Switzerland is the partner Country for 2020


1st -ever Global investors summit 2020 will be held in Jammu & Kashmir


CDS aims to establish Air Defence Command by June 2020


Manipur: Seed sowing festival ‘Lui-Ngai-Ni’ celebrated at Ukhrul

Theme: “Oneness through Culture”.


ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS

NCLAT (National Company Law Appellate Tribunal) clears JSW Steel’s acquisition of Bhushan power for Rs 19,700 cr


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Kerala CM launched ”Yodhavu”(Warrior) mobile app to combat drug menace

through which the public can inform police about drug abuse & its distribution.


Credai (The Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India) launched ‘Credai Awaas’ app to connect homebuyers with developers

The app was launched by Mohammad Akbar, Minister of Transport, Housing & Environment, Forest & Law, in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

About CREDAI:
Founded- 1999.
Chairman- Jaxay Shah.
President- Satish Magar.


SPORTS

“United by Emotion” to be 2020 Tokyo Olympics Motto

The official Olympic motto is “Citius, Altius, Fortius” or “Faster, Higher, Stronger”, but each host city chooses its own motto to accompany that edition of the Games.

India’s Koneru Humpy wins Cairns Cup chess tournament

held at St.Louis, US (United States).


OBITUARY

Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ child actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa passed away at 15

American actress Lynn Cohen passes away at 86


BOOKS & AUTHORS

Penguin published the Book Chanakya Niti: Verses on Life and Living translated by A.N.D. Haksar


STATE NEWS

Haryana Govt announced Rs 6 crores cash rewards to gold medal winners at Olympics games

Rs. 4 crores for the silver medalist and Rs. 2.5 crores for the bronze medalists at the Olympics Games and also employment in Haryana Civil Service or Haryana Police service to the sportsperson.

Upcoming Olympics events:
Summer Olympics- 2020, Tokyo, Japan
Winter Olympics- 2022, Beijing, China
Youth Olympics (summer)- 2022, Dakar, Senegal (1st IOC event to be held in Africa)
Youth Olympics (winter)- 2020, Lausanne, Switzerland (Headquarters for IOC)


Ambala city bus stand renamed after late Sushma Swaraj by Haryana Govt


Punjab to honour cops under ‘Appreciate and Commend’ scheme

Uddhav Thackeray approves renaming of Latur Medical College after former CM Vilasrao Deshmukh


Pole vaulter  Armand Duplantis sets new world record at Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix


India’s female Race Walker Bhawna Jat qualifies for Tokyo Olympics 2020