Current Affairs : February 2020

3rd Feb

  1. IAMAI- Internet & Mobile Association of India 14th India Digital Summitfrom 5-6th Feb’2020 in New Delhi
  2. Gopal Baglay- Appointed as Indian High Commissioner to Srilanka replacing Taranjit Singh Sandhu who is appointed as Indian High Commissioner to USA.
  3. First time in election use of Facial Recognition Software in Telangana Polls.
  4. CISF declared as best marching contingent amongst Para-military forces in Republic Day Parade-2020
  5. BHEL has declared 2020 as “THE YEAR OF TRANSFORMATION”
  1. INDIAN OIL ranked 415th in world as the most valuable and strongest brand
  2. INTIVADHAKEY PENSION SCHEME – Andhra pensioners to get cash delivered at their doorstep according to this scheme
  3. Finance Secretary Of India- AJAY BHUSAN PANDEY
  4. Famous Basket Ball playerKOBE BRYANT died on 26th
  5. NOVAK DJOKOVICwins Australian Open 2020 which was his 17th grand slam title.
  6. HARMEET DESAI wins 81st national Table Tennis championship of Men’s singles held in Hyderabad
  7. Haryana’s Sutirtha Mukherjee wins Womens singles

4th Feb

  1. Defence expo 2020 will commence on 5th Feb in Lucknow.
  2. 21st edition of International Film Academy (IIFA) awards will held in Bhopal and Indore (M.P)
  3. 4th Feb world cancer day
  4. Who is 15th Finance Commission chairman?
  5. N K Singhb. M S Swaminanthan
  6. Rajiv Kumar d. Vimal Jalan
  7. Movie “1917” wins best film award in BAFTA(British Academy Film Award).
  8. Bong Joon Ho’sdirected Koreanmovie“PARASITE”wins best film in OSCAR
  9. l V Prabhakar appointed as new MD and CEO of Canara Bank.

5th Feb

  1. CBDT (central board of direct taxes)-P C Mody(chairman)
  2. Insurance cover on bank depositshas been increased to 5 lakhs from 1 lakhs effective from 4th Feb
  3. World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo.
  4. A direct tax amnesty scheme called “Vivad Se Vishwas” is introduced in which 60 days time period is given to clear all pending dues without paying interestand penalty
  5. Former president of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moidies at the age of 95 at Nairobi.

6th Feb

  1. A trust named “Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra” set for construction of temple in Ayodhya
  2. K Parasaran to head the trust
  3. MD and CEO of Maruti Suzuki India-Kenichi Ayukawa.
  4. MD and CEO of Hyundai Motors India-Seon Seob Kim.
  5. Auto expo 2020 to be held in New Delhi.
  6. India has been ranked 40th out of 53 countries on global intellectual property index
  7. Rakhi Haldher wins gold in 64 kg category in Womens National Weightlifting Championship in

7th Feb

  1. Longest Space Flight record by womenChristina Koch(USA) 328days.
  2. Longest Space Flights record by- Valery Polyakov (Russia) 438 Days.
  3. Jagmohan Dalmiya’s son Avishek Dalmiyabecome youngest president of CAB (Cricket Association Of Bengal)
  4. Commonwealth games silver medallist Pardeep singh won gold medal in 102 kg in National Weightlifting Championship in Kolkata.

 8th Feb

  1. Famous Hindi fiction writer Krishna Baldev Vaiddied in USA at the age of 93.(Bimal Urf Jaye To Jaye Kaha– best novel)
  2. Chairman of LIC–M R KUMAR.
  3. Zomato buys Uber Eats India.

9th Feb

  1. Srilankan PM Mahinda Rajpaksa meet with Indian counterpart PM Narendra Modi in Delhi.
  2. Shivaji Rao Gaekwad alias Rajinikanthset to launch party in april.

3.1st national camp of tribal &folk painters going to held in Netarhat(also known as the queen of hills ) Jharkhand.

10th Feb

  1. Bangladesh beat India to win U-19 world cup.
  2. RSS veteran PParameswaran dies at 93 in Thiruvananthpuram
  3. The Supreme Court of India has ruled that state are not bound to provide reservation in appointments and promotions and this is not fundamental right to reservation in promotions article 16(4).
  4. The highest no of Indian living in abroad in U.A.E approx 34.6 lakhs .
  5. A new cause of melting Antarctic glacier is detected- the presence of warm water at vital point beneath the glacier.
  6. A new life mapping project – Genome India Project a collaboration of 20 institutions to enable new efficiencies in medicine, agriculture and life science.
  7. Amendments in new abortion law in which terminating special kind of pregnancies will increase from 20 week to 24 week.(MTP 1971) Medical Temination of pregnancy act.
  8. On 4th Feb Srilanka celebrated its 72nd Independence Day.
  9. 1stJanta clinic opens in Jaipurbased on the model of Mohalla clinic of Delhi.
  10. Pakistani pacer Naseem becomes youngest (16 years) to take hatrick in test cricket .

11.Haryana winsNational Hockey Championship by defeating (SAI) 6-0.

  1. Jiri Vesely wins Maharastra Open title (lawn tennis) beating Egor Gerasimov.

11th Feb

1.Korean movie ”Parasite” won best picture award in 92nd oscar award, directed by Bong Joon-Ho.

  1. Best actor- Joaquin Phoenix(joker)
  2. Best actress-Renee Zellweger (Judy)
  3. Best supporting actor- Brad Pitt(Once Upon A Time In Hollywood).
  4. Best supporting actress-Laura Dern(Marriage Story).
  5. Credit information company CRIF high mark has appointedNavin Chandanias CEO for India.

12th Feb

  1. AAP formed government in Delhi 62/70
  2. Lok Shabha clears bill to include more tribes in ST category in Karnataka(Parivara and Talawara belong to Nayaka community).
  3. Former Jharkhand CMBabulal Marandi returns toBJP after merging his party JVM(P) with BJP.
  4. Assam to drop “Khilonijiya Muslim” from census.
  5. 11th Feb celebrated asInternational Day for Women and Girls in Science.
  6. H.O names Coronavirus- “Covid 19”.
  7. UN chief Antonio Guterres visit Kartarpur Sahib during his Pakistan visit.
  8. RBI has purposed to set up new umbrella entity for retail payment system with paid up capital of at least 500 cr.
  9. Infosys buys US firm Simplus to accelerate cloud capabilities.
  10. India beat New Zealand by 5-0 in T20s and looseODIs by 3-0 in recent New Zealand trip.

13th Feb

  1. Pronab Sen appointed as head of new data reforms panel,who is former chief statistician of India.
  2. Wendell Rodricks one of India’s leading designers died at the age of 59 in Goa
  3. NHRC chairperson of India –H L Dattu (former Chief Justice of India)
  4. BIMSTEC conference on drug trafficking held in New Delhi.

14th Feb

  1. Debasish pandaappointed as new finance secretary he replace Rajiv Kumar.
  2. Rajiv Bansal appointed as new cmd of air India.
  3. The ministry of external affairs has renamedPravasibhartiya Kendra a convention centre in New Delhi as Sushma Swaraj bhawan.
  4. Foreign Service institute is name as Sushma Swaraj institute of Foreign Service.
  5. R k pachauriformer Director General of (TERI) The energy and Resources Institute passes away at the age of 80 at New Delhi.
  6. He was also the former chairman of IPCC (INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE)
  7. Assam’s welfare of minorities and development department has announced plans to hold a census of four communities broadly known as “assamese Muslim”-goriya, moriya, deshi and julha.
  8. Indian origin Rishi sunakappointed as new finance minister of UK. He is son in law of Infosys co-founder Narayan murthy.
  9. Indian origin Agra bornalok Sharma appointed as business minister of UK.
  10. National men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh became the first Indian to win the international hockey federations (FIH) player of the year award.

15th FEB

  1. Article312 of constitution provides for creation of an all-India Judicial service.
  2. PM Narendra Modi dedicate to the nation the pandit Dindayal upadhyaya memorial centre and 63 ft. statue of RSS ideologue.
  3. Kashi ek, Roopanek” a programme of weavers under the one district one product (ODOP) Yojna is also inaugurate by PM in Varanasi.
  4. PM Flag off IRCTC” Mahakaal express “which connect three Jyotirling centre of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and Ujjain and omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh.
  5. Vivekjoshiis registrar general of India.
  6. National centre for polar and ocean research (NCOPR) situated in goa.
  7. The 18 –institutional team ,led by Dr Anoop Mahajan from The Indian institute of tropical meteorologyPune are collecting air and water sample from coastal water of ‘Bharti’ India’s third station in Antarctica on research vessel SA AGULHAS.
  8. Go air appoint s Vinay dube as airline CEO.

16th FEB

  1. Pakistan is likely to remain on the grey list of the financial action task force (FATF).
  2. IN 34thsurajkund international craft melaUzbekistan is partner nation and Himachal Pradesh is theme state

17th FEB

  1. KASHMIR Beyond Article 370 BOOK release by BASHIR ASSAD.

 2.”CHANGATHI” the project aims to teach Migrant labourers Malayalam within four Months.

  1. RomiyaKathur a woman from Bihar Tops Malayalam Literacy Exam.
  2. An initiative, titled MukhyamantriSathe, Mokla Mane was started in Gujarat.
  3. Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei set new world record in 5km road world record.

18th FEB

  1. Himmat plus app of Delhi police now linked with Uber.

2.”ABHIMAAN MERA” Delhi police new song on his 73rd   Raising Day.

3.The Great Indian Bustard is classified as Critically Endangered in IUCN Red List 2019.

  1. The UN –backed 13th Conference of Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals in Gandhinagar.
  2. The number of Indian national bird the peacock/thepeafowl have increased in few decades while those of eagle and vulture decreases according to state of India bird 2020 report.
  3. The Chief Financial officer (CFO) of RBI is SudhaBalakrishnan.
  4. The UAE issued licence for first nuclear power plant Barakah Nuclear power plant.
  5. FinCom (finance commission) sets up high level expert Group headed BY ITC Chairman Sanjeev Puri on agriexports.

19th FEB

  1. Kandlaport now known as Deendayal port.
  2. Sanjay Kothari appointed as the new CVC (Central vigilance Commissioner.
  3. Bimaljulkaappointed as the new CIC (Central Information Commissioner).
  4. The Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (ISDA)  Named as Manohar Parrikar institute of Defence Studies and Analyses.
  1. POLL STRATEGIST Prashant Kishore announced a new political initiative –Baat Bihar Ki –that aims to bring   together nearly 10 lakh people on issue related to youth and development at the panchayat level within 100 days.
  2. ‘Let Me Say It Now’ Autobiography of former Mumbai commissioner Rakesh Maria.
  3. Aditya- L1 First scientific expedition to study Sun
  4. L1 stands forLagrangian /langrage point 1 of five points in orbital plane of earth –sun system.
  5. ASHRAF GHANI Won a Second Term as President of Afghanistan.
  6. Manoj Jain Appointed as CMD of Gail.
  7. Mickey Wright Greatest Woman golfer died at the age of 85 in Florida.

20th FEB

  1. Nritya Gopal Das appointed as President of The Ram janamabhoomiTeerthKshetra Trust.
  2. HunarHaata skills fair at India gate organised by ministry of Minorities affair.
  3. The Union Cabinet approved to increase Premium subsidy to 90 percent for states in north east from existing sharing pattern 50:50.
  4. Backstage: The story behind India’s High Growth year, book launched by Manmohan Singh former Prime minister and written by Montek Singh Ahluwalia.
  5. BIOCON’S CHAIRPERSONand Managing Director KiranMazumdar Shaw named AS EY Entrepreneur of the Year for 2019.
  6. VETERAN KANNADA actor KishoriBallal (kaveriamma of movie Swadesh) died at the age of 82 in Bengaluru.

21th FEB

  1. Lawrence Tesler who invented ‘cut, copy and Paste, dies at 74in Sanfrancisco (USA).
  2. GMR to Sell 49% stake in Airports business to France‘s group ADP for 10780 cr.
  3. Reserve Bank of India appoints Sunil Gurbaxani as MD and CEO of Dhanlaxmi Bank.

22th FEB

1.30 Squats =1 Platformticket an initiative aimed at promoting fitness stated at Anandvihar ISBT (Delhi).

2.21st February celebrated as international mother language day.

3.NCAER(National council of Applied Economic Research) pegged the economic growth for the current fiscal at 4.9 % down from previous 5%.

23rd Feb

  1. International Judicial Conference-2020 organised under the aegis of Supreme Court on the theme ‘Judiciary and changing world’ in Delhi on 22 February.
  2. Khelo India university Games started at the Jawaharlal indoor stadium in Cuttack.
  3. Rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn as first vice president of south Sudan.
  4. G20 Finance minister meeting held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

24th FEB

  1. Pakistan will confer NISHAN –E -PAKISTAN -the country top civilian award and honorary citizenship to Darren Sammy, former West Indies captain.

2.28% GST will be levied on lotteries from 1st march.

  1. Himachal Pradesh become first state to achieve 100%LPG coverage.

4.22 February celebrate as NO BAG DAY in Rajasthan to ease the burden on student.

  1. India skills 2020 started in Kerala.

25th FEB

  1. USA President Donald trump came to India on two day official visit an event name Namaste Trump start at Motera stadium in Ahmedabad.
  2. IN Order to ease practice for Indian sports shooters ,in new amendment shooters can now keep 12 fire arms(previously it was7).
  3. Katherine Johnson, Mathematician who works at NASA dies at 101, she calculated the precise Trajectories that would LET Apollo on the moon in 1969.She also called Women computer.
  4. Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad step down as PM.
  5. TechM acquire US based Zen3 Info solutions for 460 crore.
  6. Abhay Kumar Singh takes over as CMD of NHPC (National hydro power corporation).
  7. Yash Fadte from goa wins French junior open in Squash.

26th FEB

  1. IN Bihar annual budget highest share allocated 21264 crore to Education.
  2. Michael MieBach appointed as new CEO of Master card and replace Indian origin CEO Ajay banga.The appointment effective from 1 Jan 2021.
  3. Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak dies at 91.
  4. Chitetsu Watanabe (japan) world’s oldest man dies at 112.
  5. Bangladesh is most polluted country on PM2.5 levels.
  6. Ghaziabad is most polluted city in India on PM2.5 Level.
  7. India America 3billion defence deal to buy 30 armed helicopter (apache and mh-60 Romeo).

27th FEB

  1. In this Year Women international day on 8th March celebrate on the theme ‘Each for Equal’.
  2. The Government of India approved the surrogacy (regulation)bill2020,which allow a “willing “woman to be surrogate mother and proposes that widows and divorced women can also benefit from its provision besides infertile Indian couple.
  3. Government of India has instituted Sardar Patel National Unity Award as highest civilian award in the field of contribution to unity and integrity of India.
  4. HENNEGUYA SALMINICOLA the organism lives in salmon fish muscle, Discovered, an animal that does not breathe. Because Mitochondria the “Powerhouse “of the cell absent in this organism.
  5. National Technical Textile mission establish with 1480 cr outlay to focus on raising export.

28th FEB

  1. Bus service starts from Manipur, Imphal to Myanmar’s Mandalay from 7th
  2. London street Named after Freddie Mercury an Indian origin singer-songwriter.
  3. Puneet Sharma Appointed as CFO of Axis Bank.
  4. Sumant KathpaliaAppointed as MD and CEO of IndusInd Bank.
  5. Bengaluru accounted maximum no of digital Transaction and UPI is preferable medium of transfer.
  6. Losar festival celebrated in Himachal Pradesh by Tibetans.
  7. National science day celebrated on 28th February, to commemorate the discovery of Raman Effect, theme for 2020 ‘women in science’.
  8. Renowned Vedic Scholar Sudhakar Chaturvedi passes away. He is expert of Vedas.

29th FEB

  1. Scotland become first country to provide free sanitary pads.
  2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to launch 10000 FPO (Farmer producer organisation) across the country at chitrakoot while foundation scheme of Bundelkhand expressway.
  3. Maharashtra to become single use plastic Free State by 1 may.

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