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CURRENT AFFAIRS OF FEBRUARY 22


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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Pakistan continues at grey list of FATF for another 4 months

Grey list:
FATF grey lists a country which it considers as a safe haven for terror funding and money laundering.
About FATF:
Formation– 1989
Headquarters– Paris, France
Membership– 39
President– Xiangmin Liu



Nitin Gadkari led India at the 3rd High Level Global Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm

theme “Achieving Global Goals 2030”

It was hosted by Government of Sweden in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO)

9th Defence and Security Expert Working Group meeting of SCO held in Islamabad, Pakistan

About SCO
Establishment– 19 September 2003
Led by– China
Members– 8 (India, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, and Russia)
Observer States– 4 (Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia)
Dialogue partners– 6 (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia, Nepal, Turkey, and Sri Lanka)
Secretariat– Beijing, China
Secretary-General– Vladimir Norov



BANKING & FINANCE

India’s GDP growth to be 4.9% in 2019-20: NCAER

About National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER):Headquarters– New Delhi
Founded– 1956
President– Nandan M Nilekani



Sweden’s Riksbank begun testing world’s 1st  digital version of currency, e-krona

The digital currency e-krona will be used to simulate day-to-day banking functions like payments from a digital wallet such as a mobile phone application.

About Sveriges Riksbank:Headquarters– Stockholm, Sweden
Established– 1668
Governor– Stefan Ingves
Currency– Swedish krona


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Dharampal Satyapal Limited won Best In-House direct tax Team of the Year award in BRICS CCI’s 2nd edition of Annual Direct Tax Summit & Awards 2020

About BRICS:Headquarter– Shanghai, China
Members– Brazil, Russia, India, China, South africa
Formation– 2009 



Manoj Kumar felicitated by London’s World Book of Records for his contribution to Indian cinema


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya Inaugurated India’s First Floating Jetty & Immigration office in Goa

India’s first floating jetty on the banks of Mandovi river, Goa and also an immigration facility office at a cruise terminal in Vasco, Goa.

Ministry of MSME launched national level awareness programme(NLAP) 2020

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has launched a National Level Awareness Programme (NLAP) 2020

Objective: The main objective of NLAP is to spread awareness about the schemes & activities undertaken by the Ministry and its attached organisations


India & Sri Lanka signed MoU for up-gradation of infrastructure in plantation schools 

About Sri Lanka:
Capital- Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.
Prime Minister (PM)- Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Currency- Sri Lankan rupee.


Parsi population went up by 233 since the launch of Jiyo parsi scheme: Mukhtar abbas naqvi

About Jiyo Parsi scheme:
It is run by the Ministry of Minorities affairs with the aim to increase the population of the Parsi community.
It has two components: Medical Assistance and Advocacy (Counselling).



Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Union Minister of Women and Child Development inaugurated National Organic Food Festival for women entrepreneurs

 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.

The theme of the festival is ‘Unleashing India’s Organic Market Potential’.

IRSDC installs India’s 1st squat machine at Delhi’s Anand Vihar railway station; Free platform ticket will be given for 30 squats

Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) has installed a India’s 1st squat machine at Anand Vihar Railway Station in Delhi, where a person who performs 30 squats in 3 minutes (or 180 seconds) will get a platform ticket for free.

Along with this, the railway has also opened a shop in the name of “Dawa Dost” to provide cheap generic medicines.It aims to make it easier for people to take care of their health and to provide them affordable high quality medicines.


A 2-day long first-ever Bharat-Bangla tourism festival 2020 held in Agartala, Tripura

It was inaugurated by Tripura Chief Minister (CM) Biplab Kumar Deb & organized by Department of Tourism, Government of Tripura in memories of the contribution of Tripura in 1971 Bangladesh liberation war.

About Tripura:Capital– Agartala
Governor– Ramesh Bais
National Park– Clouded Leopard National Park, Rajbari National Park.



APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS     


US-India Business Council (USIBC) appoints Vijay Advani as a New chairman of Global board


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

IRCTC ‘ASKDISHA’ upgraded to converse with Railway Customers in Hindi Language

Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) upgraded ASKDISHA (Digital Interaction to Seek Help Anytime) in Hindi language by voice as well as text in order to enhance the customer services.



SPORTS

Great Britain Olympic hockey champion Alex Danson-Bennett announced her retirement


Russia will host new edition of AIBA World Cup 2020

The Boxing tournament will be coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II under the motto “Boxing for Peace”.


About AIBA:
Founded- 1946.
Headquarters- Lausanne, Switzerland.
President- Dr Mohamed Moustahsane.


FC Goa created history by becoming the 1st Indian club to reach 2021AFC Champions league group stage

About Asian Football Confederation (AFC):
It is the governing body of association football in Asia and Australia.
Motto– One Asia One Goal
Formation– 8 May 1954
Headquarters– Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
President– Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa



IMPORTANT DAYS


World Thinking Day celebrated on February 22

The theme of World Thinking Day 2020 is “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”.


STATE NEWS

Odisha government presented Rs 1.5 Lakh crore paperless budget 2020-21

i.The Odisha government has switched to a paperless budget for the first time and is the second state in India after Himachal Pradesh.
ii.The budget is termed as ‘Green Budget’, an initiative under 5T action plan to reduce printing of 75Lakhs pages hence to save around 1000 trees.



Govt of Haryana to open Atal kisan – majdoor canteens to provide affordable meals to farmers

to provide affordable, cheap meals to farmers and labourers at concessional rate of Rs 10 per plate.

About Haryana:Capital– Chandigarh.
Chief Minister (CM)- Manohar Lal Khattar
Tree– Peepal
National Parks(NP)– Sultanpur NP, Kalesar NP.