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CURRENT AFFAIRS OF FEBRUARY 20



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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India ranks 77th in terms of sustainability & 131st in flourishing index:UN report

commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and The Lancet medical journal

Sustainability Index - top - Burundi

Child flourishing Index - top - Norway


External Affairs Minister Jaishankar attends Munich security conference 2020 in Germany

About Germany:Capital– Berlin
Currency– Euro
Chancellor– Angela Merkel


Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s 3- day visit to Dubai, UAE

to attend the 25th Gulfood 2020 & inaugurated the Indian Pavilion in the event.

Indian Pavilion inaugurated by external affairs minister Dr S. Jaishankar at 70th Berlinale 2020

He revealed the poster of the 51st edition of Indian International Film Festival to be celebrated in Goa 2020.


BANKING & FINANCE


HDFC, MasterCard and SAP concur partnered to manage spending in corporate sector


Kotak Mahindra Bank gets RBI’s approval for reducing the promoter’s stake to 26%

About Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd:Founded– February 2003
Founder– Uday Kotak
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Tagline– Let’s Make Money Simple.



ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Women entrepreneurship can create 170 million jobs

with the report titled ‘Women Entrepreneurship in India – Powering the economy with her’ by Bain & Company and Google.

The lead author of the report was Meghna Chawla, a Bain & Company partner.


EESL( Energy Efficiency Services Limited), BSNL inks MoU for installing 1000 public EV charging stations


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

India to switch to World’s Cleanest petrol and diesel from April 1,2020: Bharat Stage(BS)-VI

About Indian Oil Corporation
Chairman – Sanjiv Singh
Headquarter- New Delhi



Report “Today for tomorrow: realising the potential of Life Sciences 4.0” released at 17th BioAsia 2020 in Hyderabad, Telangana

the theme “Today for Tomorrow”

It was hosted by the Government of Telangana in partnership with EY (Ernst & Young Private Limited).


Northeast Frontier Railway Construction built India’s tallest pier bridge in Manipur

 It is built across the Makru river in the Tamenglong district ,near Noney of Manipur

Structure of the Bridge
i.Total amount spent was Rs 283.5 crore.
ii.It is 100m tall similar to a 33 storey building.
iii.The width 555m is a part of 111km Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge line.


About Manipur
Capital- Imphal
Governor- Najma Heptulla
Chief Minister- N. Biren Singh


India to end Thermal coal import from FY 2023-2024- Pralhad Joshi

at two-day national workshop called ‘Chintan Shivir’ at kevada in Gujarat 

8th edition of Ganga Kayak Festival celebrated in Uttarakhand

inaugurated by MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) Vinod Kandari in Devprayag, Uttarakhand. 

* In male sprint category, India’s Ayodhya Prasad stood first

In the women’s category, Elizabeth Health of Australia came in first

Among the Indian kayakers, Ashu Rawat was presented the best peddler award.

Priyanka Rana and Vikas Rawat were presented the best debut award in the women’s and men’s categories respectively.

About Uttarakhand:
Capital- Dehradun.
Chief Minister (CM)- Trivendra Singh Rawat.
Governor- Baby Rani Maurya.

India’s foodgrain production to hit a record high of 291.95 million tonnes for crop year 2019-20

In accordance with the Second Advance Estimates for crop year 2019-20 by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare

MOU signed by India-Myanmar for bus service

an MoU for regular passenger bus service between Imphal and Mandalay.

The MOU was signed between the two firms namely Shwe Mandalar Express Company limited, Yangoon & Seven Sisters Holiday, Imphal

About Manipur
Capital- Imphal
Governor- Najma Heptulla
Chief Minister- N.Biren Singh
About Myanmar
Capital- Naypyidaw
Currency- Burmese Kyat
President- Win Myint



APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS     

Centre appoints three experts as NDMA members

The Government of India has approved the appointment of Rajendra Singh (former Director General of the Indian coast guard), Syed Ata Hasnain (former Lt. General of Army) and Krishna Vatsa (Policy and Recovery Advisory, Climate change and disaster risk reduction, United nations Development Program) as the members of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

About National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA):
Headquarters- New Delhi
Founded- 2005
Chairman- Shri. Narendra Damodardas Modi
Parent Agency- Ministry of Home Affairs

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS

Twitter acquired Chroma Labs founded by Facebook veterans

Twitter has acquired California-based Chromo Labs for an undisclosed amount.

About Twitter:
Founded- 21 March 2006.
Headquarters- United States (US).
CEO (Chief Executive Officers)- Jack Dorsey.



SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

First ever long Endurance solar-powered unmanned aircraft PHASA-35 flies successfully

Persistent High Altitude Solar Aircraft (PHASA)- 35

SPORTS

Football — India to host 2022 AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Women’s Asian Cup

Venues: D.Y. Patil Stadium (Maharashtra), TransStadia Arena (Gujarat) and Fatorda Stadium (Goa).

About AFC:
Motto- One Asia One Goal.
Headquarters- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
President- Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa.
AFC Women’s Committee Chairperson– Mahfuza Akhter Kiron



AIFF received ‘Grassroots Charter Bronze Level’ membership of AFC

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) had received the “Grassroots Charter Bronze Level” membership which will allow the national body to promote its basic-level events recognised by Asian Football Confederation (AFC) .

About All India Football Federation:
Founded- 23 June 1937.
Headquarters- Dwarka, Delhi.
President- Praful Manoharbhai Patel.


Brazil Para badminton International 2020 in Sao Paulo: India finish with 11 medals

India ended its campaign with 11 medals(4 Gold, 5 Silver,2 Bronze).

Indian para-badminton player Pramod Bhagat from Odisha claimed 2 gold medals for India at the Championship in men’s singles SL3 and men’s doubles SL3-SL4 categories along with Manoj Sarkar.

India to host the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup 2020; ‘Kick Off the Dream’ is official slogan

About FIFA:
Motto- For the Game, For the World.
Headquarters- Zurich, Switzerland.
FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer- Sarai Bareman.
President- Giovanni Vincenzo Infantino.


OBITUARY

Former FICCI president & Executive Chairman of KCP Group V L Dutt passed away at 82

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar unveils an annual reference book India/Bharat 2020


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Day of Social Justice was observed on February 20, 2020

Theme of 2020: “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”.

STATE NEWS

TamilNadu govt announced 5 girl child welfare scheme & will celebrate former CM Jayalalitha’s birth anniversary as ‘State Girl Child Protection Day’ on Feb 24