Top Current Affairs of the day: 08 February 2020

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  • HAL received approval to produce light utility helicopter

    54 days ago
    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) received initial clearance from DRDO's department of defence research and development for its light utility helicopter (LUH). The clearance will pave way for its production. LUH will replace the aging fleet of Cheetah and Chetak helicopters. Light Utility Helicopter (LUH): ♦ LUH is a single-engine, 3-ton utility helicopter. ♦ It is indigenously designed and developed to meet the operational requirements of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and... Read More


    SBI announces rate cut in FDs

    54 days ago
    State Bank of India (SBI) has announced a cut in retail fixed deposits (FD) rates. The rate cut will be effective from 10 February. The move by SBI is due to the surplus liquidity in the system.
    SBI rate cut: ♦ SBI realigned its interest rate on Retail Term Deposits which is less than Rs.2 crores and Bulk Term Deposits of Rs.2 crores and above.
    ♦ SBI reduced the Term Deposit rates by 10-50 basis points (bps) in the Retail segment and 25-50 bps in the Bulk... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Manoj Das received the Mystic Kalinga Literary Award

    54 days ago
    Odia and English writer Manoj Das received the Mystic Kalinga Literary Award (Indian and Global Languages) at the Mystic Kalinga Festival (MKF). He received the award at the literary-cultural festival in Bhubneswar on 8 February. The award carried a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh along with a khadi shawl and certificate for the laureate. Manoj Das: Manoj Das is currently teaching English literature and Philosophy at the Sri Aurobindo International University in Puducherry. He was recently... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

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    TRIFED conducted a fashion show in Suraj Kund Mela

    54 days ago
    Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) conducted a fashion show entitled "Naturally North-East: The Naga Narrative" held at Suraj Kund Mela on 7 February. It was curated by Mrs. Ritu Beri noted fashion designer and Chief designer of Tribes India.
    Organizing Team: The first of its kind fashion show was organized by TRIFED in association with Tribes India and Suraj Kund authorities.
    Highlights: ♦ The fashion show showcased the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    India-Central Asia Business council was launched

    54 days ago
    The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) launched the India-Central Asia Business Council in partnership with five of the epic industry bodies of Central Asian countries namely Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The council was formally declared to collaborate and provide an industry view to the governments of the six countries. India-Central Asia Business council: ♦ The council will share its recommendations to promote... Read More


    DoT approved the merger of Tata group with Bharti Airtel

    54 days ago
    The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) approved the merger of the consumer mobile operations of the Tata group with Bharti Airtel. The final approval comes over two years after the companies had announced their plan to merge businesses. Merger of Tata group with Bharti Airtel: ♦ In October 2017, the Tata group had announced that it is to sell its consumer mobile business to Bharti Airtel. ♦ Under the deal, Airtel absorbed Tata's mobile phone operations across the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Major Anoop Mishra developed a helmet that can stop an AK-47 bullet

    54 days ago
    Major Anoop Mishra, the Indian Army Major, developed a helmet that can stop an AK-47 bullet round from a distance of 10 meters. It is claimed to be first in the world. The Major has earlier developed a bulletproof jacket for protection against sniper bullets. Ballistic Helmet: ♦ The ballistic helmet was developed under project Abhedya by Major Anoop Mishra. ♦ He got into the development of bulletproof jackets after he had received gunshots on his vintage bulletproof... Read More
    Category: Defence


    DGQA conducted a seminar DGQAs Role in MoD Schemes for Incentivizing Defence Manufacturing

    54 days ago
    Directorate General Quality Assurance (DGQA) conducted a seminar to spread awareness about the various Schemes of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to facilitate the domestic defence industry on 7 February 2020. The seminar was conducted during the 11th edition of the biennial mega defence exhibition DefExpo 2020 at Lucknow.
    DGQA's seminar: ♦ The theme for the seminar was "DGQA's Role in MoD Schemes for Incentivizing Defence Manufacturing".
    ♦ It showcased... Read More


    Astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth after spending 328 days on space

    54 days ago
    NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth on 6 February after spending 328 days on the International Space Station (ISS). She completed the longest ever single spaceflight by a woman. On 28 December 2019, she beat the previous record for a single spaceflight by a woman of 289 days which was set by NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson in 2016-17. Koch's Mission: Koch is a 41-year-old Michigan-born engineer. She began her journey to space on 14 March 2019. She joined along with the European... Read More
    Category: International


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    Scientists registered the hottest temperature ever in Antarctica

    54 days ago
    Scientists from Argentina meteorological agency said that Antarctica recorded the hottest temperature ever on 6 February at a remote station on the continent's northern tip. The temperature was recorded at nearly 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 Celsius) at Argentina's Esperanza research station. The temperature surpassed the previous record of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit (17.5 Celsius) set on 24 March 2015 at the same location. The current temperature records from Esperanza date back to... Read More


    PM attends celebrations of the signing of Bodo Peace Accord at Kokrajhar

    54 days ago
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the celebrations on the signing of the Bodo Peace Accord at Kokrajhar in Assam on 7 February. This is PM Modi's first visit to the North-Eastern state after the signing of Bodo accord on  27 January 2020. PM said that the Government had adopted a new approach to deal with various issues plaguing the North East. Bodo Peace Accord: ♦ The government of India signed an accord with the banned Assam-based insurgent group Democratic Front of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    MPEDA proposed Rs.2500 crore project to upgrade fishing harbours

    54 days ago
    The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) along with the Central government is to take up the upgradation and modernization of 25 fishing harbours in the country. The estimated outlay of the project is Rs.2500 crore. Aim: The aim of the project is to increase the value addition of marine products which was around 5% in India compared with 50% in South East Asian countries. Fishing harbours upgradation project:  ♦ Initially, the project has been planned to start... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    PM of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa is on a 3-day visit to India

    54 days ago
    Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa is on a State visit to India from 8 to 11 February 2020. His visit comes at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr. Rajapaksa is with a high-level delegation.
    Agenda: ♦ On 8 February, he will hold delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Modi.
    ♦ After his official engagements in Delhi the Sri Lankan Prime Minister will travel to Varanasi, Sarnath, Bodh Gaya, Tirupati before he gets back to... Read More


    Britain appoints Philip Barton as the High Commissioner to India

    54 days ago
    Career diplomat Philip Barton has been appointed as the High Commissioner to India by the British government. He will succeed Dominic Asquith. The appointment will be effective from Spring 2020.
    Philip Barton: Philip Barton is a career diplomat. He studied economics and politics at Warwick University. He holds a Masters degree in economics from the London School of Economics. He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1986. He served as the British High Commissioner to... Read More
    Category: International


    Repo rate remains unchanged as per the 6th bi-monthly monetary policy statement

    54 days ago
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the 6th bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2019-20 on 6 February. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) which was led by Governor Shaktikanta Das from 4-6 February. Highlights: ♦ The Central Bank has kept the repo rate unchanged at 5.15%.
    ♦ The reverse repo rate was decided to remain unchanged at 4.90%.
    ♦ RBI is to maintain an accommodative policy stance to ensure that inflation remains within the target.
    ♦... Read More


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