Top Current Affairs of the day: 11 February 2020

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  • National Water Conference was held in Madhya Pradesh

    10 days ago
    National Water Conference was held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Well-known water experts in the country have expressed concern over the growing water crisis. The Conference was inaugurated by Chief Minister Kamal Nath. Highlights: ♦ The inaugural session was addressed by the State Water Resources Minister Sukhdev Panse and Rajendra Singh, known as Jal Purush. ♦ The experts discussed that water conservation technological development should be included with traditional means to... Read More


    Dr. Jitendra Singh to launch CPGRAMS reforms at the National Workshop on e-office

    10 days ago
    Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C) Dr. Jitendra Singh will launch the Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) Reforms at the National Workshop on e-office on 12 February 2020 in Parvasi Bhartiya Kendra, Chankyapuri, New Delhi. Aim: The main objective of the Workshop is to create a nation-wide momentum for the creation of e-Office across the State Secretariats.
    CPGRAMS Reforms: ♦ Many States including Rajasthan... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    U.S. State Department approved the sale of air defence system to India

    10 days ago
    The US Department of State approved the sale of a $1.867 billion Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) to India. The potential sale will be processed through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route. It has been sent for the U.S. Congress for consideration.
    IADWS: ♦ The Integrated Air Defence Weapon System is also known as the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS). ♦ IADWS provides an integrated air missile defence and is currently deployed around... Read More
    Category: Defence

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    Centre initiated KCC Saturation drive for PM-KISAN beneficiaries

    10 days ago
    Government has initiated a drive in Mission Mode to saturate all PM-KISAN beneficiaries with Kisan Credit Card (KCC). The aim is to enable universal access to Concessional Institutional credit. It will help all such farmers to get short term loans for crop and animal/fish rearing at a maximum interest of 4% on timely repayment. KCC Saturation drive: ♦ KCC Saturation drive began from 10 February 2020. It will be carried out for a period of 15 days. ♦ Detailed instructions... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Sanjay Vatsyayan took over as Eastern Fleet Commander

    10 days ago
    The command of the Eastern Fleet was handed over to Rear Admiral Sanjay Vatsyayan by Rear Admiral Suraj Berry at a ceremony at Visakhapatnam on 11 February 2020. He previously served as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy and Plans) at New Delhi. Rear Admiral Suraj Berry will take over as Chief of Staff of the tri-services Andaman and Nicobar Command shortly. Rear Admiral Sanjay Vatsyayan: Rear Admiral Sanjay Vatsyayan is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla,... Read More


    Fifth edition of joint military exercise Ajeya Warrior to be held in the UK

    10 days ago
    The fifth edition of joint military exercise Ajeya Warrior 2020 has been scheduled to be held 13-26 February at Salisbury Plains in the UK. The exercise will be held between India and the United Kingdom.
    Aim: The aim of the exercise is to conduct company-level joint training with an emphasis on counter-terrorist operations in urban and semi-urban areas. Ajeya Warrior 2020: ♦ Ajeya Warrior 2020 exercise will comprise of 120 soldiers each from the two armies. ♦ Both... Read More
    Category: Defence


    India to host COP-13 of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

    11 days ago
    India is hosting the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The conference will be held during 17-22 February 2020 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. The announcement was made by the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi. Theme: The theme of CMS COP13 is "Migratory species connect the planet and we welcome them home". The CMS COP 13 logo is inspired by... Read More


    US President Trump to visit India

    11 days ago
    U.S. President Donald Trump has been scheduled to visit India on 24-25 February. Mr.Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump will visit Ahmedabad and New Delhi. Ahmedabad was chosen for the visit as it was in Gujarat, as it is home to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that it had played an important role in Mahatma Gandhi's life. Agenda: ♦ During the visit, President Trump and the First Lady will attend official engagements in New Delhi and Ahmedabad, Gujarat. ♦ They will... Read More


    NCRB reported Mumbai and Kolkata holds the highest cases on women and child trafficking

    11 days ago
    A study by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) stated that the highest incidence of children and women being trafficked was observed from the cities of Mumbai and Kolkata. NCRB's data on missing children and women was compiled on the directions of the Supreme Court (SC). Report Highlights: ♦ The NCRB study on women and child trafficking was based on the annual Crime in India Report compiled by the agency for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018. ♦ NCRB study highlighted that... Read More
    Category: Index / List


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    Ministry of Coal launches web portal for star rating

    11 days ago
    The Ministry of Coal (MoC) has launched a web portal for star rating of coal mines. The aim is to promote green, safe and sustainable mining practices using technology as a tool. The web portal was launched by the Union Minister for Coal & Mines Shri Pralhad Joshi in New Delhi on 10 February.
    Star rating web portal: ♦ The portal will enable all operational coal mines across India for self-rating, their subsequent validation by Coal Controller's Organization (CCO), further... Read More


    SNA to compile National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

    11 days ago
    Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA) has collaborated with Zonal Cultural Centers of Ministry to prepare a list of ICH elements for the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). The information was shared by the Union Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel. National List of ICH: ♦ A list of ICH elements will be compiled and at least 100 elements will be documented by March 2020. ♦ The aim is to document at least 20 new elements in the ICH... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    First-ever Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival to be held in Mumbai

    11 days ago
    The first-ever Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival has been scheduled to be held in Mumbai on 15 February 2020. The festival aims to promote artistic and cultural ties between India and Israel. The festival will be held on 15-16 February.
    Aim: The festival aims to promote artistic cooperation in the diverse fields of culture, such as culinary art, music, and dance. Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival: ♦ The Festival will showcase the special links between the two cities and demonstrate their... Read More
    Category: Festivals


    International Day of Women and Girls in Science is observed on 11 February

    11 days ago
    International Day of Women and Girls in Science is observed on 11 February. The day aims to achieve the empowerment of women and girls and promote the participation of women and girls in science. According to the UN, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. Only around 30% of all female students select Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related fields in higher education. The day aims to achieve international development goals including 2030 Agenda for Sustainable... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Government to rename NIFM to Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management

    11 days ago
    The government has decided to rename the National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Faridabad as Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management (AJNIFM). NIFM: NIFM, Faridabad was established in 1993. The registered society functions under the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. The main objective of the Institution is to train officers of various Finance and Accounts Services recruited by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) through the Civil Services... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    AP govt signed MoUs with Agri institutions to provide technical assistance to farmers

    11 days ago
    The Andhra Pradesh State government signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with 11 premier agricultural institutions in the country on 10 February 2020. MoUs were exchanged between the state Agriculture Department and institutions, including the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), National Institute of Plant Health Management, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Central Fertiliser Quality, and Training Institute, and National Seed Research and Training Institute,... Read More


    JK government approved the two light metro rail projects

    11 days ago
    The Jammu & Kashmir government has approved the two light metro rail projects in the state to ease the public transport in twin cities of Jammu and Srinagar. The Administrative Council (AC) approved the proposal of the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD) in a meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor, GC Murmu. Light metro rail projects proposal: ♦ HUDD proposed to build an elevated Light Rail System in both the capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar.
    ♦ The move... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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