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CURRENT AFFAIRS ONE LINER SECOND WEEK FEBRUARY 8 TO 14


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                             FEB 8


                                          INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

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

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

IIM Bengaluru ranks third in Global MOOC performance among Business schools

                                                      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

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

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

DPIIT releases quality order for LPG rubber hose

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


                            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)


NCL sets up Research and Development centre for sustainable coal mining

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

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

Astronomers discover monster galaxy XMM-2599 from early universe

SPORTS

American tennis player Abigail Spears handed 22-month doping ban

OBITUARY

American Author Roger Kahn dies at 92

STATE NEWS

Haryana Launches Rs.1500 crores Mukyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana

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

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


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

                      FEB 9 AND 10

The International Olympic Committee selects Gopichand for the Lifetime Award

Kaamya Karthikeyan, Mumbai Youngest Girl in World to climb South America’s Highest Peak Mt. Aconcagua

23rd National conference on e-Governance 2020 held in Mumbai, Maharashtra; 

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS 

Prasar Bharati Chairman Surya Prakash gets retired

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Indian Army & Private firm developed the World’s Cheapest Gun Shot Locator “Parth”

Iran unveils new ballistic missile ‘Raad-500’; dedicated to former Major General Qasim Sulemani

SPORTS

13th ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2020 held in South Africa

ICC suspends Canada’s Under-19 spinner Raqib Shamsudeen for illegal bowling action

Australia clinches ICC women’s championship trophy 2020 for the 2nd time

ITF women’s tennis event 2020 in Thailand: India’s Ankita Raina wins 18th career doubles titlE

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs pairs up 20 best performing smart cities with poorly performing 20 cities

An 18-day Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat Campaign begins across India to promote cultural unity

4th EAS (East Asia Summit) conference on maritime security cooperation 2020 held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

BBIN(Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal) Nations deliberated on MoU to implement Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA)

1st Hornbill festival was celebrated in Tripura on Feb 8, 2020

OBITUARY
Padma Shri awardee & well-known Hindi Novelist Giriraj Kishore passed away

Famous Philosophical Author & RSS veteran P Parameswaran dies at 93

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Vice President released the book ‘A Child of Destiny’ an Autobiography by prof      K. Ramakrishna Rao

IMPORTANT DAYS

National Deworming Day was observed on February 10, 2020

World Pulses Day 2020 was observed on February 10, 2020

STATE NEWS

Uttarakhand Govt launched First Helicopter Services under UDAN Scheme 

                                                        FEB 11


India-UK joint Military EX: Ajeya Warrior to be conducted in Salisbury plains, UK

India stands 17th on a list of countries at risk of importing coronavirus, Thailand tops: Study
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BANKING & FINANCE

PFRDA doubles minimum net worth for pension fund managers to Rs 50 cr from Rs 25 cr

RBI grants 5-year CRR relief to banks for lending to auto, housing, MSMEs

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

BSNL, Air India and MTNL saw highest losses for 3rd consecutive year, ONGC most profitable: DPE survey

According to “Public Enterprises Survey 2018-19”

NATIONAL AFFAIRS
India to host 13th COP of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals in Gujarat

First ‘Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival’ will be held in Mumbai on Feb

Five day 11th edition of the Biennial Mega Defence Exhibition “DefExpo 2020” held in Lucknow, UP from Feb 5 – 9, 2020

1st India-Africa Defence Ministers Conclave 2020 held in Lucknow, UP

5th India-Russia Military Industrial Conference (IRMIC) in Lucknow; 14 MoUs signed

UK-India Defence Industry Forum held in Lucknow, UP

Bandhan, DefExpo 2020: The MoU signing ceremony

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS 
OVerview of 92nd Academy awards 2020 (Oscars 2020) held in Los Angeles, US

Category
Winner
Best Picture
Parasite
Actor in a leading role
Joaquin Phoenix for Joker
Actress in a leading role
Renée Zellweger for Judy
Actor in a supporting role
Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Actress in a supporting role
Laura Dern for Marriage Story
Animated feature film
Toy Story 4
Cinematography
Roger Deakins for 1917
Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran  for Little Women
Directing
Bong Joon Ho for Parasite
Documentary (Feature)
American Factory
Documentary (Short subject)
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone
Film Editing
Ford v Ferrari
International Feature Film
Parasite
Make-up and hairstyling
Bombshell
Music (original score)
Joker
Music (original song)
(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, Rocketman
Production Design
Once upon a Time…in Hollywood
Short Film (animated)
Hair Love
Short Film (live action)
The Neighbors’ Window
Sound Editing
Ford v Ferrari
Sound Mixing
1917
Visual Effects
1917
Writing (adapted screenplay)
Jojo Rabbit
Writing (original screenplay)
Parasite

Indian hockey players Lalremsiami & Vivek sagar wins FIH women and men’s rising star of year 2019 
13th edition of ESPNcricinfo Awards 2019: England’s Eoin Morgan named captain of the year
Ben Stokes was awarded the ‘ODI (One Day International) batting performance of the year’.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
DRDO developing a new ballistic missile Pranash with striking range of 200km
SPORTS
India boxers bags 5 medals at 64th “Bocskai Istvan Memorial” boxing 2020 held in Debracen, Hungary
National snooker championship 2020 in Pune, Maharashtra: Aditya Mehta & Vidya Pillai wins men and women’s title
Mondo Duplantis breaks pole vault world record with 6.17m jump
IMPORTANT DAYS
International Day of  Women and Girls in Science was observed on February 11, 2020
Theme: “Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth”.
World Unani Day was observed on February 11, 2020
STATE NEWS
Haryana Government launched ‘Reading Mission’
Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi forms 28th District of Chattisgarh
Cauvery Delta Region to be declared as Protected Agricultural Zone by TamilNadu Govt
Sophie Devine becomes 1st cricketer to hit 5 successive 50-plus scores in T20 International

                                 FEB 12
NTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

33rd edition of  African Union (AU) Summit 2020 held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

theme “Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development” was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

About Ethiopia:Capital
– Addis Ababa
Currency– Ethiopian birr
Prime minister– Abiy Ahmed


WHO renames deadly coronavirus from China as ‘COVID-19’

[“co” stands for “corona”, “vi” for “virus” and “d” for “disease”, while “19” was for the year, as the outbreak was first originated in China’s Wuhan area in December 2019].

Wild mammal pangolin suspected as coronavirus host


BANKING & FINANCE

Union Ministry of Finance has notified ‘Printing of One Rupee Currency Notes Rules, 2020’

It shall be rectangular 9.7 x 6.3 cms, with its paper made of 100% (cotton) rag content.

PSBs recover record ₹2.03 lakh crore bad loans in last one-and-half years: FM


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

2nd BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise-2020 held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha; inaugurated by Naveen Patnaik

themes “A cultural heritage site that suffers severe damage in the Earthquake” & “Flooding or Storm”.


20th ‘Hunar Haat’ 2020 to be held in New Delhi from Feb 13

theme of “Kaushal Ko Kaam” 

About Ministry of Minority Affairs:Formed– 29 January 2006
Headquarters– New Delhi
Union Minister– Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

NIFM(National Institute of Financial Management)  , Faridabad renamed ‘Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management’

National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Faridabad, Haryana, as “Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management (AJNIFM)” .


Kerala to hosts Intl conference on Climate change & Ocean health “CLIMFISHCON-2020”

theme ‘Climate Change-Effective Adaptation for a Secure Future’

About Kerala:

Capital- Thiruvananthapuram
Chief Minister- Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor- Arif Mohammad Khan


Mumbai to get India’s largest air quality monitoring network

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will develop an air quality monitoring network across 90 locations in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It will be the largest network in India.

About Maharashtra:
Capital- Mumbai.
Governor- Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
Chief Minister (CM)- Uddhav Bal Thackeray.
Deputy CM- Ajit Anantrao Pawar.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS     

South Indian Bank bags 6 Awards at IBA Banking Technology Awards

Two Awards at the Banking Technology category.

* South Indian Bank emerged winner in the ‘Most Customer Centric Bank Using Technology’ category and runner up in the ‘Best Payments Initiative’ category for Small Banks.

About South Indian Bank:
Headquarters- Thrissur, Kerala
Founded- 1929
Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- V.G. Mathew
Tagline- Experience Next Generation Banking.

About Indian Banks’ Association (IBA):
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS  

CCI(Competition Commission of India) approved joint venture between Mahindra & Mahindra and Ford Motor


Adani Transmission sold 25.1% stake in arm AEML( 
Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited ) to QIA(Qatar Investment Authority) for Rs 3,220 crore


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

U.S. approves sale of Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) to India

Estimated cost of USD 1.867 billion

Ananth Technologies first Indian private firm to build foreign-owned satellites


SPORTS

Premier Badminton League 2020 in Hyderabad,Telangana: Bengaluru Raptors become champions for 2nd  time in a row


OBITUARY

Famous journalist Nandu R Kulkarni passed away at 70


BOOKS & AUTHORS

Dharmendra Rai, Mind Map & Brain Literacy trainer launched his book “The Thin Mind Map”

Dharmendra Rai was the first person in the world to talk on TEDx on creativity & mind mapping.


IMPORTANT DAYS

National Productivity Day 2020 was observed on February 12, 2020

International Darwin Day celebrated on February 12, 2020


STATE NEWS

Ground water act 2020 approved by Uttar Pradesh cabinet


Andhra Pradesh govt inks MoU with 11 agri institutions to help farmers


Tamil Nadu CM Inaugurates SCF( Salem Cricket Foundation) cricket ground in Salem
                               FEB 13
43rd Governing council meet of IFAD(International Fund for Agricultural Development) 2020 held in Rome, Italy

theme “Investing in sustainable food systems to end hunger by 2030”


BANKING & FINANCE

Induslnd Bank records highest growth in brand value among Top 500 Banking Brands 2020


ECONOMY & BUSINESS


The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has revised its Global growth forecast for the year 2020 to 2.2 percent from the previous 2.3 percent


Retail inflation rises to 7.59% in January 2020; industrial output declines 0.3% in December 2019: NSO data


Facebook launched digital literacy training to 1 lakh women in 7 Indian states


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Union HRD Minister and Union Health Minister jointly release curriculum for School Health Ambassador Initiative under Ayushman Bharat  in New Delhi.

India bans E-Cigarettes on Flights and Airports

Madhya Pradesh CM Inaugurates National Water Conference at Bhopal


Cabinet approval on February 12, 2020

Cabinet approves to infuse Rs 2500 crore as capital in OICL, NICL and UIICL

Cabinet apprised MoU between India and Iceland in the field of fisheries

Overview of Cabinet approval with foreign countries on February 12, 2020

Approval for MoU b/w India & Iceland for sustainable development in fisheries



APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS 

Arvind Kejriwal will sworn as Delhi CM for 3rd time


Former India all-rounder Robindra Ramnarine Singh, 56 years old, appointed Director of Cricket of the UAE(United Arab Emirates). 


AICF(all India chess federation) elects  The 5 persons elected unopposed are Ajay H. Patel as President, Bharat Singh Chauhan as the Secretary, Naresh Sharma as Treasurer, M. Arun Singh as Joint Secretary and Vipnesh Bharadwaj as Vice President.

About All India Chess Federation (AICF):Founded– 1951
Headquarters– Chennai, Tamil Nadu


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

BARC’s Bhabha Kavach inducted in CISF


SPORTS

Kohli continues at No.1, Babar azam moves up two places to 5th : ICC Men’s test rankings 2020


54th All India Bombay Gold cup hockey championship 2020 in Mumbai, Maharashtra: Indian navy Mumbai (Maharashtra) wins the title


OBITUARY

Padma Shri awardee & Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks passed away at 59


BOOKS & AUTHORS

A book “Messages from Messengers” by Priti K Shroff launched

Haryana CM released book titled “A Commentary and Digest on The Air, Act 1981”


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Radio Day (WRD) celebrated on February 13, 2020

theme “Radio and Diversity”

National Women’s day observed on February 13, 2020

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Safer Internet Day 2020 was observed on February 11, 2020

Theme: “Together for better Internet”.


STATE NEWS

Puducherry becomes 1st UT to pass resolution against CAA, NRC, NPR in Assembly


“Operation Nakail” for Auto-rickshaws in Ghaziabad  UP to bear unique number aim to curb crime

UP Govt. Inks MoU With eGov Foundation for State-wide Implementation of Municipal Financial Accounting Platform

                               FEB 14

Odisha MSME Dept inked MoU with HDFC Bank to boost startups



ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Indian imports to U.S. will face countervailing duties as India removed from USTR’s list of subsidy preference

Amazon Web Services to invest $1.6 billion for 2 data centres in India

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

BioAsia 2020 announces Genome Valley Excellence Award


India’s renowned Feminist scholar & activist Gita Sen wins Dan David Prize 2020


India’s President Shri Ram Nath Kovind awarded President’s Colour to Indian Naval Station Shivaji


Rajendra Indraman Singh and Dr Sohini Sastri won Indian Achievers Award 2020

Hockey player Manpreet singh became the 1st  Indian to receive FIH player of the year award 2019


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

INS Jamuna initiated Joint Hydrographic Operations off Sri Lanka
Amit Shah inaugurated two-day BIMSTEC ‘Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking’, in New Delhi

Anti-Hijack mock drill conducted at Visakhapatnam Airport

Government renames two Famous Institute after Sushma Swaraj
Union minister Jitendra singh attends National workshop on e-office in New Delhi; CPGRAMS reforms launched
Gandhinagar railway station in Gujarat to be the 1st in India to add 5-star hotel above the tracks: VK Yadav
Vietnam’s Vice President. Mrs. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh    visited India from Feb 11 – 13, 2020; holds bilateral level talks with Venakaih Naidu
Arth-Ganga project to channelize economic activity along Ganga river bank

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS  
ISRO space scientist G Narayanan becomes chairman of NSIL( new space India limited)

Government of India appointed Rajiv Bansal as new CMD of Air India
CARE Ratings Chairman S B Mainak resigned

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
NASA’s ‘SuperCam’ to study mineralogy of Mars during Mars 2020 rover mission
US scientists discover the newborn massive planet closer to earth called “2MASS 1155-7919 b”

SPORTS
Inaugural National winter games 2020 to be held in Ladakh and J&K’s Gulmarg
Boxer Amit Panghal ranks world No. 1 in IOC’s ranking for Olympic qualifiers

OBITUARY
Nobel Prize awardee & Former TERI, IPCC chief Rajendra Kumar Pachauri passed away at 79

STATE NEWS
Board Exam 2020: UP Govt launched toll free helpline numbers for students
Scientist finds Mysterious Yaravirus in Brazil
in an artificial lake Pampulha in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte.

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