Top Current Affairs of the day: 12 February 2020

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Last Updated: Feb 12,2020 18:46 IST


Top Current Affairs of the day: 12 February 2020
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  • The 20th International Seminar on Comprehends the Evolving Contours of Terrorism is held in Haryana

    9 days ago
    The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy inaugurated the 20th International Seminar on "Comprehends the Evolving Contours of  Terrorism & IED Threat-Way ahead for the Security Community". The seminar was organized by the National Security Guard (NSG), at Manesar, Haryana 12 February 2020. It will be held on 12-13 February. Aim: The seminar urged the need of the global community to come together against terrorism across the world that faces the menace,... Read More


    Amit Shah to inaugurate Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking

    9 days ago
    Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah will be inaugurating the two-day 'Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking' for Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Partner Nations, in New Delhi on 13 February.
    The conference is in pursuance of the commitment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 4th BIMSTEC summit held at Kathmandu in 2018. The conference is organized by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). The platform will provide... Read More


    Cabinet approves MoU signed between India and Iceland in the field of Fisheries

    9 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Iceland in the field of Fisheries. The MoU was signed on 10 September 2019. Aim: The MoU will strengthen the existing friendly relations between India and Iceland. It will also enhance consultation and cooperation on Fisheries including consultation on bilateral issues. MoU Provisions: ♦ The MoU will create facilities for the exchange of scientists and... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU

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    World Unnani Day was observed on 11 February

    9 days ago
    World Unnani Day was observed on 11 February. The day marks the birthday of great Unani scholar and social reformer "Hakim Ajmal Khan". Aim: The day aims to pay tribute to Hakim Ajmal Khan for his wonderful contribution to the sustained development of the Unani system of medicine in the country and the rest of the world. It also aims to spread awareness in masses and action about healthcare delivery through the Unani system of medicine worldwide through its preventive and curative... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Cabinet approves protocol amending agreement between India and Sri Lanka for avoidance of DTAA

    9 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the Signing and Ratification of the Protocol amending the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and Sri Lanka. The protocol avoids double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. The Updation of preamble text and inclusion of Principal Purpose Test, a general anti-abuse provision in DTAA will result in the curbing of tax planning strategies that exploit gaps and... Read More


    ONGC, Indian Oil, NTPC topped the 2018-19 Public Enterprises Survey

    9 days ago
    Public Enterprises Survey 2018-19 tabled at Parliament stated that Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Indian Oil Corporation and NTPC Limited were the top three profitable PSUs in 2018-19. Also, BSNL, Air India and MTNL incurred the highest losses for a third consecutive year.
    Survey Highlights: ♦ The survey mapped the annual financial performance of all central PSUs. ♦ The survey revealed that the top 10 companies claimed 94.04% of the total losses made by all the 70... Read More
    Category: Index / List


    BARC handed over 55 Bhabha Kavach bulletproof jackets to CISF

    9 days ago
    Dr. A. K. Mohanty, Director BARC handed over 55 Bhabha Kavach bulletproof jackets to Shri Rajesh Ranjan, Director General, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in a ceremony held at CISF UNIT, Trombay, Mumbai. Bhabha Kavach has received approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs for induction into all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). Bhabha Kavach:  ♦ Bhabha Kavach was developed by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). ♦ It is the lightest level III plus... Read More
    Category: Defence


    UP government approves 2020 Ground Water Act

    9 days ago
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath chaired a state cabinet approved the Ground Water Act, 2020. It aims to improve the falling groundwater level.
    Ground Water Act, 2020: ♦ Under the Ground Water Act, 2020, registration is mandatory to install submersible pumps.
    ♦ Online registration facility will also be available. ♦ The domestic users and farmers need not pay any fee. ♦ Rainwater harvesting system has been made mandatory in all private and... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


    Government authorized companies to export military equipment to 42 countries

    9 days ago
    The government has authorized companies to export military equipment to 42 countries across the world, including Azerbaijan, Estonia, Indonesia, Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Seychelles, and the UAE. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik.
    Defence exports: ♦ India's defence exports have increased seven-fold in the last two years from Rs.1,521 crore in 2016-17 to Rs.10,745 crore in 2018-19.
    ♦ After 2014, 79 companies... Read More
    Category: Defence


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    FIH named Lalremsiami as the 2019 FIH Womens Rising Star of the Year

    9 days ago
    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has named India forward Lalremsiami as the 2019 FIH Women's Rising Star of the Year. She won 40% of all the votes cast. She got 47.7% of her votes from among national associations and the media, fans/players contributed 28.4% and 36.4% respectively. She came ahead of Argentina's Julieta Jankunas and Frederique Matla of the Netherlands, who finished second and third, respectively. Lalremsiami: Lalremsiami is from Kolasib in Mizoram. She... Read More


    Philippine government scraps the 1998 Visiting Forces Agreement with the US

    10 days ago
    The Philippine government scrapped a 20-year-old security pact with the United States on 11 February. The pact allows the American troops to take part in the military exercises and humanitarian operations in the country. The agreement will remain in force for now and will lapse in 180 days. The decision was announced by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. 1998 Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA): ♦ The agreement will allow the American forces to train in the Philippines. The... Read More
    Category: International


    The new coronavirus is officially named as Covid-19 by WHO

    10 days ago
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has now officially named the new coronavirus, which has killed more than 1000 people so far, as Covid-19. It is the shortened version of coronavirus disease 2019.
    Coronavirus: Coronavirus causes infection in the sinuses, nose, or upper throat. Most viruses in this family are not dangerous. But some types of the virus are serious and may lead to death. Coronavirus was first identified in the 1960s. This virus can infect both humans and animals. The... Read More
    Category: International


    UNICEF released 2019 State of the Worlds Children Report

    10 days ago
    The State of the World's Children Report 2019 stated more than 8 lakhs under 5 Mortality Rate in India. The report was released by the United Nations Children's Fund is a United Nations agency (UNICEF). Report Highlights: ♦ The report has ranked countries in the order of 'highest burden of death among children of under-5' to the 'lowest burden Of death among children Of under-5'.
    ♦ The report analyses the global state Of children's health... Read More
    Category: Index / List


    Rear Admiral Puruvir Das takes over as Flag Officer Commanding Gujarat Naval Area

    10 days ago
    Rear Admiral Puruvir Das took charge of the Gujarat, Daman and Diu Naval Area from Rear Admiral Sanjay Roye as Flag Officer Commanding Gujarat Naval Area (FOGNA) at a ceremony held at Headquarters Gujarat, Daman and Diu Naval Area on 10 February 2020. Rear Admiral Puruvir Das: Rear Admiral Puruvir Das has a career spanning of 30 years. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA) and has held numerous specialist, staff and operational appointments both afloat and ashore. Puruvir... Read More


    TRIFED organized a workshop on Van Dhan and Entrepreneurship Development

    10 days ago
    Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) organized a workshop on Van Dhan and Entrepreneurship Development on 11 January. It was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda. The workshop held discussions implementing and expanding the Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana (PMVDY) in their respective constituencies. Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana (PMVDY): ♦ PMVDY initiative targets livelihoods generation for tribals by harnessing the... Read More


    Centre announces to treat all medical devices as drugs with effect from 1 April

    10 days ago
    The government of India has announced all medical devices sold in the country would be treated as "drugs" with effect from 1 April 2020. All devices will be regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 1940. The announcement was made by the ministry of health and family welfare on 11 February. The decision was made after consultation with the Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB). Currently, 23 medical devices have been classified as drugs. Out of these, only a few including... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    National Horticulture Fair 2020 concluded in Bengaluru

    10 days ago
    National Horticulture Fair 2020 was concluded in Bengaluru. It was inaugurated by Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and Director General (ICAR) on 5 February 2020. The fair was held from 5-8 February. It focused on creating awareness about the nutrition and vertical gardening for nutritional security and accentuated the need for horticulture-based integrated farming systems.
    Highlights: ♦ The fair addressed the malnutrition problem in the country. ♦ 8 farmers... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    A book titled A Commentary and Digest on The Air, Act 1981 was released

    10 days ago
    Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar released a book titled "A Commentary and Digest on The Air, Act 1981," at Chandigarh. The book was written by Dr. K K Khandelwal, Chairman, Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority (HRERA), Gurgaon and authored by Apoorva Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary, Town and Country Planning and Urban Estates Department. A Commentary and Digest on The Air, Act 1981: ♦ The book focuses on ways to prevent and control air pollution. ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Books & Authors


    National Productivity Day is observed on 12 February

    10 days ago
    National Productivity Day is observed on 12 February. The day is celebrated by the National Productivity Council (NPC) to promote productivity culture in India. Also, National Productivity Week is celebrated from 12-18 February 2020. The day aims to propagate productivity, quality, competitiveness, and efficiency.
    National Productivity and Innovation Awards Scheme (NPIA): NPIA aims to bring forth innovative enterprises in different sectors. The main objective is to raise consciousness... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    BoB, UBI cuts lending rates by 5-10 bps

    10 days ago
    State-owned lender Bank of Baroda (BoB) and Union Bank of India (UBI) has lowered their lending rates by 5-10 basis points (bps).
    BoB has reduced its one-year Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rate (MCLR) by 10 bps to 8.15% and one-month MCLR by 5 bps. The announced new rates will come into effect from 12 February.
    Also, UBI has reduced its 3-month MCLR rate by 5 bps to 7.80% from 7.85%. The one-year MCLR capital remains unchanged at 8.10%. The revised rates will come into effect... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


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