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

Defence Exercise between India and United Kingdom:
i.Konkan- In the field of Navy
ii.Ajeya Warrior and VAJRA prahar- In the field of Army
iii.IndraDhanush and Desert Eagle- In the field of Air force.

About United Kingdom:
Capital- London (largest city)
Currency- Pound Sterling
Prime Minister- Boris Johnson


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

According to a mathematical model for the expected global spread of the coronavirus developed by the researchers at Germany’s Humboldt University and Robert Koch Institute.
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
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”

About International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD):Headquarters– Rome, Italy
Founded– December 1977
President– Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo
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.
PFRDA doubles minimum net worth for pension fund managers to Rs 50 cr from Rs 25 cr
About PFRDA
It is a pension regulator of India.
Establishment– 23 August 2003
Headquarters– New Delhi
Chairperson– Pankaj Jain

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

This move will help boost lending activities towards needy sectors & make loans cheaper to these particular segment.
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

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

the list “Top 50 By Total Brand Value by Country” has been topped by China.

India ranked 8th in this list in comparison to 10th place in 2019.
Odisha MSME Dept inked MoU with HDFC Bank to boost startups

About HDFC:
Establishment– 1994
Digital Assistant– Eva
Managing Director– Aditya Puri
Head Office– Mumbai, Maharashtra





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

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


setting up 2 data centers near Hyderabad, Telangana, with a total investment of Rs. 11,630 crore (around $ 1.6 billion).


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

The top 20 smart cities of the country will work as “sister city” & tasked to help make the most backward 20 cities smart cities.

About Smart Cities Mission:
It was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs in 2015 with the objective to develop 100 smart cities across the country by 2022
An 18-day Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat Campaign begins across India to promote cultural unity

The campaign is being organised by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry

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

The conference was jointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India (GoI) in association with the governments of Australia and Indonesia.
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
About Tripura:
Capital- Agartala.
Chief Minister (CM)- Biplab Kumar Dev.
Governor- Ramesh Bais.
India to host 13th COP of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals in Gujarat

Supported by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
The theme for the CMS COP 13 in India is, “Migratory species connect the planet and we welcome them Home”.
First ‘Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival’ will be held in Mumbai on Feb
Famous Israeli cinema,The Mossad, will be screened at the festival in the presence of the movie director Alon Gur Arye.

About Maharashtra:
Capital- Mumbai.
Chief Minister (CM)- Uddhav Bal Thackeray.
Governor- Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
Five day 11th edition of the Biennial Mega Defence Exhibition “DefExpo 2020” held in Lucknow, UP from Feb 5 – 9, 2020
It’s main theme was “India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub” with focus on “Digital Transformation of Defence”. This expo is also termed as “Mahakumbh of defence manufacturing companies”

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
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.
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
The Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra and The Foregin Service Institute have been named after former Indian Diplomat Sushma Swaraj for her Invaluable contribution in Public Service. 
Union minister Jitendra singh attends National workshop on e-office in New Delhi; CPGRAMS reforms launched
* He also launched the Centralized Public Grievance Redress And Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) 
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
About Vietnam:
Capital– Hanoi
Currency– Vietnamese dong
Prime Minister– Nguyễn Xuân Phúc

Arth-Ganga project to channelize economic activity along Ganga river bank

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS    

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

*Prasar Bharati Chairman Surya Prakash gets retired
About Prasar Bharati:
Founded- 23 November 1997.
Headquarters- New Delhi, India.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- Shashi Sekhar Vempati.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
The International Olympic Committee selects Gopichand for the Lifetime Award

2020 summer Olympic is going to be held in Tokyo, Japan from (24 July 2020- 9 august) 2020, and the 2022 winter Olympic is going to be held in Beijing, China from (4February -20 February) 2022. 

About International Olympic Committee:
Headquarters- Lausanne, Switzerland
President- Thomas Bach
Director General(DG)- Christophe De Kepper
Founded- 1894 in Paris, France.


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

Mount Aconcagua is the highest peak outside Asia which ranges about 6962 metres.


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

theme “India 2020: Digital Transformation”

India FinTech Festival (IFF) 2020, India’s 1st home based global platform to promote Fintech innovation will be held in Mumbai, Maharashtra in March 2020.

Overview of 92nd Academy awards 2020 (Oscars 2020) held in Los Angeles, US





Overview of 92nd Academy awards 2020 (Oscars 2020) held in Los Angeles, US


CategoryWinner
Best PictureParasite
Actor in a leading roleJoaquin Phoenix for Joker
Actress in a leading roleRenée Zellweger for Judy
Actor in a supporting roleBrad Pitt for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Actress in a supporting roleLaura Dern for Marriage Story
Animated feature filmToy Story 4
CinematographyRoger Deakins for 1917
Costume DesignJacqueline Durran  for Little Women
DirectingBong Joon Ho for Parasite
Documentary (Feature)American Factory
Documentary (Short subject)Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone
Film EditingFord v Ferrari
International Feature FilmParasite
Make-up and hairstylingBombshell
Music (original score)Joker
Music (original song)(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, Rocketman
Production DesignOnce upon a Time…in Hollywood
Short Film (animated)Hair Love
Short Film (live action)The Neighbors’ Window
Sound EditingFord v Ferrari
Sound Mixing1917
Visual Effects1917
Writing (adapted screenplay)Jojo Rabbit
Writing (original screenplay)Parasite
Quick Facts about Oscars:First awarded in– 1929
Frequency– Annual
Creator– George Stanley
Presented by– AMPAS
Indian hockey players Lalremsiami & Vivek sagar wins FIH women and men’s rising star of year 2019 
About FIH/ International Hockey Federation:Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland
President– Narinder Batra
Founded– 7 January 1924
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’.
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
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). 

About United Arab Emirates (UAE):
Capital- Abu Dhabi.
Currency- UAE dirham.
President- Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Prime Minister (PM)- Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

AICF(all India chess federation) elects  The 5 persons elected unopposed are Ajay H. Patel as PresidentBharat 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
BioAsia 2020 announces Genome Valley Excellence Award

American immunologist and oncologist Dr. Carl H June and Novartis CEO Dr. Vasant Narsimhan will be presented the Genome Valley Excellence Award of BioAsia 2020.

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

 to INS (Indian Naval Station) Shivaji, Lonavala, Maharashtra.


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

Rajendra Indraman Singh, Founder & Chairperson of Priyadarshini Group of Schools &  Colleges has been awarded the Indian Achievers Award (IAA)

Kolkata-born renowned astrologer Dr Sohini Sastri awarded IAA as Best Astrologer of the year


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

At the same time, Netherlands women”s captain Eva de Goede (30) has been named as FIH Women”s Player of the Year 2019.

Other winners:

S.NOAward NameWon by
1FIH Men’s Goalkeeper of the Year 2019Vincent Vanasch (Belgium)
2FIH Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year 2019Rachael Lynch (Australia)
3FIH Men’s Coach of the Year 2019Colin Batch (Australia)
4FIH Women’s Coach of the Year 2019Alyson Regina Annan (Australia)

About FIH/ International Hockey Federation:Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland
President– Narinder Dhruv Batra
Founded– 7 January 1924

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) 

*Indian Army & Private firm developed the World’s Cheapest Gun Shot Locator “Parth”
The Indian Army’s College of Military Engineering (CME), Pune, Maharashtra, jointly with a private firm developed gunshot locators named as “Parth”.
Iran unveils new ballistic missile ‘Raad-500’; dedicated to former Major General Qasim Sulemani
About Iran:
Capital– Tehran.
Currency– Iranian rial.
President– Hassan Rouhani
*DRDO developing a new ballistic missile Pranash with striking range of 200km

*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

*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

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

Bangladesh’s youth team defeated India by three wickets in a thrilling match in the final. With this, the Bangladesh team won the under-19 World Cup title for the first time.

Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali was adjudged Man of the Match for the match-winning innings, while India’s Yashasvi Jaiswal, who scored the highest 400 runs in the tournament, was adjudged Player of the Tournament.

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

About ICC(International Cricket Council ):Formation– 15 June 1909
Headquarters– Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Chairman– Shashank Manohar
CEO– Manu Sawhney


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

With this, Australia making it to the Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand  2021.

About Australia:
Capital– Canberra
Currency– Australian dollar
Prime Minister– Scott Morrison

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

along with her partner Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands
About International Tennis Federation(ITF):Formation– 1 March 1913.
Headquarters– London, United Kingdom (UK).
President– David Haggerty
India boxers bags 5 medals at 64th “Bocskai Istvan Memorial” boxing 2020 held in Debracen, Hungary
About Hungary:Capital– Budapest
Currency– Hungarian forint
President– János Áder
Prime Minister– Viktor Orbán
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

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

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


RankBattingBowlingAll-rounder
1Virat Kohli ( India)Patrick James Cummins (Australia)Jason Omar Holder (West Indies)

About ICC (International Cricket Council):Formation– 15 June 1909
Headquarters– Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Chairman– Shashank Manohar
CEO– Manu Sawhney

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

defeated South Central Railway (SCR), Secunderabad (Telangana) 



The tournament was organised by Mumbai Hockey Association Limited(MHAL).
OBITUARY
*American Author Roger Kahn dies at 92
*Padma Shri awardee & well-known Hindi Novelist Giriraj Kishore passed away
*Famous Philosophical Author & RSS veteran P Parameswaran dies at 93
*Nobel Prize awardee & Former TERI, IPCC chief Rajendra Kumar Pachauri passed away at 79
BOOKS & AUTHORS
Vice President released the book ‘A Child of Destiny’ an Autobiography by prof      K. Ramakrishna Rao
K.Ramakrishna Rao was an Eminent Scholar, Author, Researcher, Scientist and Gandhian.
A book “Messages from Messengers” by Priti K Shroff launched

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



The book was written by Dr K K Khandelwal (Chairman, Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority, HRERA) and Apoorva Kumar Singh, (Principal Secretary, Town & Country Planning & Urban Estates Department)

IMPORTANT DAYS
National Deworming Day was observed on February 10, 2020

World Pulses Day 2020 was observed on February 10, 2020
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
The day marks the birthday of great Unani scholar and social reformer “Hakim Ajmal Khan”.
National Productivity Day 2020 was observed on February 12, 2020


International Darwin Day celebrated on February 12, 2020
World Radio Day (WRD) celebrated on February 13, 2020

theme “Radio and Diversity”

About United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO):
Formation– 4 November 1946
Director-General- Audrey Azoulay
Headquarters- Paris, France

National Women’s day observed on February 13, 2020

To commemorate the birth anniversary of independence activist, Sarojini Naidu (also named Nightingale of India)

International Women’s Day is observed on 8th March annually.


Safer Internet Day 2020 was observed on February 11, 2020


Theme: “Together for better Internet”.

STATE NEWS

Haryana Launches Rs.1500 crores Mukhyamantri 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


*Uttarakhand Govt launched First Helicopter Services under UDAN Scheme 
About Uttarakhand:
Capital- Dehradun
Governor- Baby Rani maurya
Heritage site- Valley of flowers national park
National Park (NP)- Jim Corbett NP, Gangotri NP, Nanda Devi NP, Rajaji NP

Haryana Government launched ‘Reading Mission’
About Haryana:
Capital- Chandigarh.
Chief Minister(CM)- Manohar Lal Khattar.
Governor- Satyadev Narayan Arya.
Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi forms 28th District of Chattisgarh
About Chhattisgarh:
Capital- Raipur.
Districts- 28.
Chief Minister (CM)- Bhupesh Baghel.
Governor- Anusuiya Uikey.
Cauvery Delta Region to be declared as Protected Agricultural Zone by TamilNadu Govt
About Tamil Nadu:
Capital- Chennai
Governor- Banwarilal Purohit
National Parks(NP)- Gulf of Mannar Marine NP, Guindy NP, Mudumalai NP, Mukurthi NP.
Sophie Devine becomes 1st cricketer to hit 5 successive 50-plus scores in T20 International
* New Zealand captain Sophie Devine 
Andhra Pradesh govt inks MoU with 11 agri institutions to help farmers

About Andhra Pradesh (AP):
Capital- Amaravati.
Chief Minister (CM)- Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy.
Governor- Biswabhusan Harichandan.

Tamil Nadu CM Inaugurates SCF( Salem Cricket Foundation) cricket ground in Salem

About BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India):
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra
Founded- 1928
President- Sourav Ganguly

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- Rahul Johri
Board Exam 2020: UP Govt launched toll free helpline numbers for students
In case of any queries regarding the board exams students can contact the helpline numbers, 1800-180-5310 and 1800-180-5312.
Scientist finds Mysterious Yaravirus in Brazil
in an artificial lake Pampulha in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte.