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CURRENT AFFAIRS OF FEBRUARY 8

We bring you the complete and important daily Current Affairs of 8 TH February 2020 to achieve more marks in Banking, Insurance, UPSC, SSC, CLAT, Railways and all other competitive Exams. We prepare it based on our daily current affairs.Hope you like it.

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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

UN releases USD 30mn for humanitarian operations in syria’s ldlib province

from United Nations’ (UN) Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

About Syria
Capital– Damascus
Currency– Syrian pound
Prime Minister– Imad Khamis
President– Bashar al-Assad


Treating female genital mutilation annually costs $1.4 bn globally: WHO

About World Health Organisation (WHO):Founded– 7 April 1948.
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland.
Director General– Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.



IIM Bengaluru ranks third in Global MOOC performance among Business schools

Global MOOC(Massive Open Online Course)


Ranking of Top 3 Business schools (B-schools):
Name of B-schools Rank
HEC Paris, France1
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, United States (US)2
IIM-Bengaluru, Karnataka3

BANKING & FINANCE

Reserve Bank set to conduct Financial Literacy Week (FLW) 2020 from February 10–14

theme “Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)”.


ADB approved $2 million fund amount to combat nCoV

About Asian Development Bank:
Founded- 19 December 1966
Headquarters- Mandaluyong, Philippines.
President- Masatsugu Asakawa.



NATIONAL AFFAIRS

MoHUA launched Ease of Living Index and Municipal Performance Index 2019 to assess cities’ performance

About Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA)
Minister of State (Independent Charge) Housing And Urban Affairs– Hardeep Singh Puri
Secretary– Durga Shanker Mishra


Sum of Rs 6,717.18 crore released under Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme between FY16 and FY20

Hyderabad Metro Rail becomes Country’s 2nd Largest Operational Metro Project

from Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) to Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) connecting twin cities if Hyderabad and Secunderabad, and the stretch covering of 11-kms(Kilometers) total operational distance of 69.2kms. only next to Delhi Metro Rail Network having an operational distance of 231kms.

* Hyderabad Metro Rail Project is constructed by LARSEN & TOUBRO 

About LARSEN & TOUBRO:
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra
Founded- 1938
Chief Executive Officer(CEO)& Managing Director(MD)- S N. Subrahmanyan
About Telangana State:
Capital- Hyderabad
Governor- Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan
National Parks(NP)- Kasu Brahmananda Reddy NP, Mahaveer Harina NP, Mrugavani NP.



DPIIT releases quality order for LPG rubber hose

The norm will come into effect from August1, 2020.

LPG coverage reached 96.9 % as on Jan 1, 2020: Dharmendra pradhan

under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme.

About Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY):

PMUY was launched in May 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh (UP) with total expenditure of Rs.8000 crore & with tagline of Swachh Indhan, Behtar Jeevan.

The scheme targets to give 5 crore connections by March 2019.The target was later raised to 8 crore connections by 2021.


ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS    

Cipla acquires 4 key brands from Wanbury for up to Rs 89 crore


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Indian leopard population declined by 75-90% as per study conducted by CWS(Centre for Wildlife Sanctuaries)

The study was conducted by scientists from the Centre for Wildlife Sanctuaries (CWS), Bengaluru, Karnataka and the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) Uttarakhand, Dehradun.

NCL sets up Research and Development centre for sustainable coal mining

Coal India Limited (CIL) subsidiary NCL(Northern Coalfield Limited)

named ‘SARAS’ (Science and Applied Research Alliance and Support) in collaboration with IIT (BHU)-Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (UP).

Indian Army Major Anoop mishra develops world’s 1st bulletproof helmet that can stop AK-47 firing

About Indian Army:
Founded– 1 April 1895.
Headquarters– New Delhi.
Motto– “Service Before Self”.
Commander-in-Chief– President Ram Nath Kovind.
Chief of Army Staff(CoAS)- General Manoj Mukund Naravane



IIT Madras & AIIMS Mangalagiri to collaborate for patient safety, quality healthcare delivery


Astronomers discover monster galaxy XMM-2599 from early universe

astronomers led by scientists at the University of California, United States(US) 


SPORTS

American tennis player Abigail Spears handed 22-month doping ban

About International Tennis Federation(ITF):
Formation- 1 March 1913.
Headquarters- London, United Kingdom (UK).
President- David Haggerty.

OBITUARY

American Author Roger Kahn dies at 92


STATE NEWS

Haryana Launches Rs.1500 crores Mukyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana

The scheme is about providing financial assistance of Rs.6000 to the families below the poverty line. 

* The amount Rs.6000 would be transferred into bank in 2 equal installments of Rs.2000 each (total of Rs.4000) and the remaining Rs.2000 would be transferred on March month.

About Haryana:
Capital- Chandigarh
Governor- Satyadev Narayan Arya
National Parks(NP)- Sultanpur NP, Kalesar NP
Dance- Phag, Dhamal, Loor, Khoria. 



Kerala budget 2020: 1000 Kudumbashree hotels to serve meals at Rs 25


CM Jagan mohan reddy inaugurates AP’s 1st Disha police station in Rajamahendravaram

with the aim to provide speedy justice to female victims of sexual assaults and other heinous crimes under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.

Prime Minister attends celebrations on signing of Bodo Peace Accord at Kokrajhar in Assam