Top Current Affairs of the day: 10 February 2020

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  • DGT proposed to issue digital e-Credentials

    11 days ago
    Directorate General of Training (DGT) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has proposed to issue digital 'e-Credentials / e-Certificates'. The e-Certificates are freely portable for candidates and easily verifiable at scale by employers and job matching platforms but continue to allow print and other visual forms for human consumption. Aim:  The main objective is that e-Credentials will enable candidates to verifiably state their skill levels with a high... Read More


    Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat Campaign began on 10 February

    11 days ago
    Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat Campaign began on 10 February across India. It was organized by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. The campaign functions under the idea of a cultural connection between different regions. Aim: The aim of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat is to promote the spirit of national integration through engagement between all states and union territories. Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat Campaign: ♦ Under the campaign, various events conducted in Kerala.
    ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Government sanctions Electric Charging Stations Under Fame India- Phase II

    11 days ago
    Department of Heavy Industry under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has sanctioned 2,636 Electric Vehicles (EVs) charging stations in 62 cities across 24 States/UTs. The sanction is approved under Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) scheme phase II. The announcement was made by the Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Prakash Javadekar. Sanction: ♦ In Andhra Pradesh, a total of 92 charging... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    NASA sends a Solar Orbiter probe to map poles of the sun

    11 days ago
    The US space agency NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are sent a new probe toward the Sun to map its poles. The aim is to help researchers grasp how the sun's vast bubble of energy affects Earth and humans in space. Solar Orbiter: ♦ The Solar Orbiter was launched atop an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida on February 9. ♦ The satellite deployed an array of solar panels and antennas before setting off on its 10-year voyage to the Sun. ♦ It has been... Read More


    African Union summit was held in Addis Ababa

    11 days ago
    The African Union (AU) summit was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Heads of state and government officials from across Africa gathered in the summit.
    Theme: The theme of the summit is "Silencing the Guns: Creating conducive conditions for Africa's development".
    Highlights: ♦ The focus of the summit was to end regional violence, including the conflicts in South Sudan and Libya. ♦ The summit highlighted three challenges namely eradicating poverty, tackling... Read More


    Iran fails to launch satellite Zafar into orbit

    11 days ago
    Iran failed to put Zafar (Victory in Farsi) satellite into orbit after a successful launch on 9 February. But the US alleged that it is a cover for missile development. The launch comes close to the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and the parliamentary elections in Iran. The announcement about the launch was made by the Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi. The satellite reached an altitude of 540km. The rocket propelled the Zafar satellite into space... Read More
    Category: International


    Tamil Nadu CM announced Cauvery delta region as a Protected Special Agriculture Zone

    11 days ago
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami announced that the Cauvery delta region will be declared a Protected Special Agriculture Zone. The state government aims to ensure the food security of the State. Cauvery delta region: ♦ The Cauvery delta region is an important agricultural region in Tamil Nadu. ♦ The farmers continue to do agriculture, despite climate challenges. As the delta region is close to the sea, there is a need to safeguard the region. ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    CM Biplab Deb inaugurated the two-day Hornbill Festival at Agartala

    11 days ago
    Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb inaugurated the two-day Hornbill Festival at Baramura Eco-Park, Agartala on 8 February 2020. The festival is organized for the first time in the state. He also inaugurated a log-hut and a hornbill viewpoint for the tourists. Aim: The aim of the festival is to conserve Hornbill and boost the livelihood of the people through tourism. Hornbill: There are 55 living species in the Hornbill family. India is home to 9 species of hornbills of which two are... Read More
    Category: Festivals


    UP to introduce Internship scheme for students

    11 days ago
    Uttar Pradesh state government is to introduce an internship scheme for students of class 10th and 12th and those pursuing graduation. The announcement was made by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on 9 February at a job fair organized by the Department of Labour and Employment Exchange at Gorakhpur University Internship scheme: ♦ Under the scheme, the students will be linked to various technical institutes and industries. ♦ The students who do an internship for... Read More
    Category: Schemes


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    Indian Army develops cheapest gunshot locator device-Parth

    11 days ago
    Indian Army's College of Military Engineering (CME) in partnership with a private firm developed the cheapest gunshot locator device "Parth".
    Parth: ♦ The cost of the device is Rs.3 lakh. If the device is inducted into the Army, it will replace a similar imported item which costs around Rs.65 lakhs.
    ♦ The device can locate a bullet from a distance of 400m and will help to neutralize it in a faster way. ♦ The device was showcased at the DefExpo 2020... Read More


    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated Hunar Haat at Indore

    11 days ago
    The Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi along with Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Lalji Tandon inaugurated the 19th Hunar Haat at Indore, Madhya Pradesh. It will be held from 8-16 February 2020. It was organized across the country by the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
    Aim: The Government of India aims to provide employment opportunities to lakhs of artisans, craftsmen, and traditional culinary experts through Hunar Haat in the next 5 years. Hunar... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    National Conference on e-Governance concluded in Mumbai

    12 days ago
    The 23rd National Conference on e-Governance was held in Mumbai from 7-8 February 2020. The conference was held under the theme "India 2020: Digital Transformation". Organizing Team: The conference was organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology along with the Department of Information Technology, Government of Maharashtra. Highlights: ♦ The conference included discussion on the rich... Read More


    Oscar 2020 Winners List

    12 days ago
    The 92nd Academy (Oscars) Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California on 9 February 2020.
    Oscar 2020 Winners List: Best actor: Joaquin Phoenix- Joker Best actress: Renée Zellweger- Judy Best director: Bong Joon-ho- Parasite Best picture: Parasite  Best supporting actor: Brad Pitt in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Best animated feature: Toy Story 4 Best animated short: Hair Love Best original screenplay: Parasite Best adapted... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    Mondo Duplantis set world record at the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting

    12 days ago
    American-born Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis set a world record by soaring 6.17 meters on his second attempt at the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting held in Torun, Poland on 8 February. He achieved this feat in his second attempt at the height and sixth jump of the competition. He broke Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie's record of 6.16m which was set in February 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine. He represented his mother's native country of Sweden. Mondo Duplantis: In 2019 he... Read More
    Category: Sports


    MoCA flagged off first Heli Services under UDAN in Uttarakhand

    12 days ago
    Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) operationalized the first-ever helicopter services from Dehradun's Sahastradhara helipad to Gauchar and Chinyalisaur. It was flagged off under the Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN) of Government of India. Aim: The aim of the heli routes in the Uttrakhand region is in line with the government's objective to enhance the aerial connectivity of the hilly areas in the country. Uttarakhand’s First Heli... Read More


    Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated first Disha Mahila Police Station

    12 days ago
    Andhra Pradesh got its first Disha Mahila Police Station in the state in Rajahmundry. It was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on 8 February.
    Disha Mahila Police Station: ♦ The state government plans to set up a total of 18 such police stations across the state to exclusively deal with crimes against women and children.
    ♦ These 18 stations will be the upgraded versions of existing women's police stations. ♦ Every police station... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    World Pulses Day is observed on 10 February

    12 days ago
    World Pulses Day is observed on 10 February. The day aims to create public awareness of the nutritional benefits of eating pulses. Pulses: Pulses (legumes) are the edible seeds of leguminous plants cultivated for food. Lentils, peas and dried beans are the most commonly known and consumed types of pulses. Pulses has the nitrogen-fixing properties which will improve the soil fertility. It increases and extends the productivity of the farmland. farmers can promote farm biodiversity and soil... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Kaamya Karthikeyan became the youngest girl in the world to summit Mt. Aconcagua

    12 days ago
    Kaamya Karthikeyan, a 12-year-old girl, became the youngest girl in the world to summit Mt. Aconcagua. She summited the mountain peak of 6962 m height on 1 February 2020.
    Kaamya Karthikeyan: Kaamya Karthikeyan is a class VII student of Navy Children School (NCS), Mumbai. She has had years of physical and mental preparation along with regular participation in adventure sports combined with strong character. She overcame many administrative hurdles and extreme climbing conditions to... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    National Deworming Day is observed on 10 February

    12 days ago
    National Deworming day is observed on 10 February. The main objective of the day is to deworm all preschool and school-age children between 1-19 years of age through the platform of schools and Anganwadi Center. The day aims to improve the overall health, nutritional status, access to education and quality of life of the children. History: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare initiated the observation of the National Deworming Day. The first National Deworming Day in India was observed... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Guru Ravidas Jayanti was celebrated on 9 February

    12 days ago
    Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated on 9 February 2020. The day is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Magh (Magh Purnima). In India, this day is a holiday in the regions of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Punjab. To mark his birth anniversary, processions carrying his portrait took place in the streets of Seer Govardhanpur.
    Guru Ravidas: Guru Ravidas was an Indian mystic poet-sant. He was born at the end of the 14th century in Seer Govardhanpur village, Uttar Pradesh. He was... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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