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CURRENT AFFAIRS OF FEBRUARY 6

    
      INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS


India slips to 40th rank on GIPC’s 8th International Intellectual Property (IP) Index for 2020, US tops

The U.S.(United States) Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) has released


Prince Charles unveils children’s protection fund for India & Katy Perry as new Ambassador


G7 to work with WHO, EU, China to tackle nCoV; Hong Kong reported 1st Coronavirus death

Members countries- 7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom(UK) and the United States(US))


  BANKING & FINANCE

Overview of 6th Bi-monthly monetary policy 2020 released by RBI


Policy Rates under Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF)
Repo Rate5.15%
Reverse Repo Rate4.90%
Marginal standing facility (MSF) Rate5.40%
Bank Rate5.40%
Reserve Ratios
Cash reserve Ratio (CRR)4%
Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR)18.25%
GDP Prediction
GDP for 2020-216 % (from 5 %)





     NATIONAL AFFAIRS

PM Modi announced 15-member trust named ‘Sri Ram Janma Bhoomi Tirtha Kshetra trust for Ayodhya temple


Cabinet gives in-principle approval for setting up a new Major Port at Vadhavan in Maharashtra


Union cabinet approves relaxation of rules to Alliance Air in operating flights between India & Sri Lanka



India signs 1st ever term contract with Russia for Importing Russian Crude Oil


About Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL):
Headquarters- New Delhi, Mumbai (Registered Office)
Founded- 1959
Chairman- Sanjiv Singh.



Soil health card cuts fertiliser use by 10%: NPC study



Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced to create 10 more Defence Attache posts


MoFPI  sanctioned 39 Mega Food Parks & 298 Integrated Cold Chain Projects under PMKSY

Ministry of Food Processing Industries(MoFPI)


SAI and Hockey India Launch 7 High Performance Hockey Centres Across the Country


  ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Unemployment rate in India was 6.1% in 2017-18 as per new PLFS(Periodic Labour Force Survey)


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS


Rishabh Pant  appointed as brand ambassador of JSW Steel 


* Uddhav Thackeray presents lifetime achievement award to veteran journalist Raikar


Kohli most-valuable celebrity 3rd time in a row; Akshay, SRK in top 5 in Duff & Phelps’ celebrity report

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

WB chief economist Pinelopi announced resignation

Jeff Weiner becomes Executive Chairman of LinkedIn


  ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS  

Cognizant Tech Acquires EI Technologies and Code Zero Consulting Companies



  SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Navy to get third Scorpene submarine in December 2020

3rd Scorpene submarineKaranj



  OBITUARY

Famous Hollywood Actor Kirk Douglas Passes Away at 103


IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 2020 was observed on Feb 6

Theme: “Unleashing Youth Power: One decade of accelerating actions for zero female genital mutilation”. 


Rakhi Halder bags gold at 35th Senior Women’s National Weightlifting Championships