Top Current Affairs of the day: 14 February 2020

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Top Current Affairs of the day: 14 February 2020
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  • National Conference on Policy Framework for Skilling of Women and Children was held in New Delhi

    48 days ago
    National Conference on Policy Framework for Skilling of Women and Children was held on 14 February in New Delhi. The Ministries of Women & Child Development (WCD) partnered with Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to enable and empower the women and youth of India with skilling in every segment where India is competent to make a mark. The announcement was made by the Union Minister of WCD and Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani.
    Highlights: ♦ India's demographic dividend... Read More


    Ministry of Steel to organize a workshop to foster steel usage in Railways

    48 days ago
    Ministry of Steel along with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is to organize a workshop on 17 February 2020 in New Delhi. The workshop will focus on fostering steel usage in the Railways and Defence sectors.
    Aim: The aim of the workshop is to provide an in-depth discussion with the Railways and Defence sector to identify gaps and opportunities available in the supply of Steel and Steel Products.   The Workshop will focus on the following points: ♦ Present &... Read More


    India, Portugal signs Cooperation Agreement in the field of Maritime Transport and Ports

    48 days ago
    A Cooperation Agreement was signed between India and the Republic of Portugal in the field of Maritime Transport and Ports on 14 February 2020. The objective of the agreement is to strengthen the coordination of Maritime transport between the two countries. Agreement Highlights: ♦ The agreement will open avenues for cooperation to promote Maritime Transport between India and Portugal for better operation of their merchant fleets. ♦ It will also enhance cooperation to... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU

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    Odisha govt announced a hike in 5% for Dearness Allowance

    48 days ago
    Odisha State government has announced a hike in 5% for Dearness Allowance (DA) for the state government employees and pensioners. The announcement was made by the Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik on 14 February. The state also announced a hike of 10% arrears of 7th pay commission. Background: In 2019, the Odisha government raised DA for its government employees and pensioners. During the 73rd Independence Day celebrations, the Central government announced a rise of DA for government... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    President Kovind paid homage to martyrs of Pulwama

    48 days ago
    President Ram Nath Kovind paid homage to martyrs of Pulwama. In Jammu, a memorial to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel was inaugurated at Lethpora camp on 14 February. On the memorial, the names of all the 40 martyrs along with their pictures are engraved as a part of the memorial along with the motto of CRPF 'Seva and Nishtha' (Service and Loyalty). Pulwama attack: On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying CRPF personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National... Read More


    RBI appoints 5 officials to the post of ED

    48 days ago
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed five officials to the executive directors' post. The elevated officials will take charge in 2020. Currently, the RBI has 12 executive directors (ED). Out of 12, five of them are due to retire in 2020. The officials are: 1) Indrani Banerjee, Regional Director, Nagpur 2) Saurav Sinha, chief general manager-in-charge 3) Vivek Deep, CGM in-charge 4) J.K. Dash, CGM in-charge 5) P. Vijayakumar, the senior-most RBI ombudsman


    SEBI introduces a system to track client securities

    48 days ago
    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has introduced an in-house system to track the movement of client securities that are collected as collateral by brokers.
    New Tracking system: ♦ SEBI has developed the in-house capabilities to track the movement of client securities collected by the broker as collateral online.
    ♦ It will raise alerts with exchanges if diversion of clients' securities is noticed. ♦ So far, three 'mismatch reports' has... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    USTR removes India from developing country list

    48 days ago
    The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has changed an administrative rule to impose countervailing duties (CVDs) on goods from India and certain other countries. Until 10 February 2020, India was on the developing country list and therefore eligible for the more relaxed standards. India has now been taken off of that list. Classification: In 1998, the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM) Agreement came up with lists of countries classified... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    India to partially import the US poultry and dairy markets

    48 days ago
    India has agreed to partially import poultry and dairy markets from the United States. The move comes ahead of the US President Donald Trump's first official visit to India. The move by GoI is to trade preferences, in exchange for tariff reductions and other concessions. India has earlier restricted dairy imports to protect the livelihoods of 80 million rural households involved in the industry.
    India will import the US chicken legs, turkey and produce such as blueberries and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    Judge of the Bombay HC Satyaraujan Dharmadhikari resigns

    48 days ago
    The second senior-most judge of the Bombay High Court (HC), Justice Satyaraujan Dharmadhikari, has bid his resignation. He did not mention the reason. Justice Dharmadhikari: Justice Dharmadhikari was born in 1960. He gained his LLB from Bombay University. He enrolled as an Advocate in June 1983. He has served as a member of the Board of Studies on Law, University of Mumbai, and a member of the Disciplinary Committee of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. In November 2003, he became the... Read More


    Former TERI chief RK Pachauri passed away

    48 days ago
    Former TERI chief RK Pachauri, 79, passed away on 13 February due to a prolonged battle against heart illness.
    RK Pachauri: RK Pachauri played a pivotal role in growing the New Delhi-based The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and making it a premier global organization in the sustainability space. He was the founder-director and former chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He became chief executive of TERI in 1981 and headed TERI for more than... Read More
    Category: Obituary


    INS Jamuna progresses joint hydrographic operations off Sri Lanka

    48 days ago
    INS Jamuna (J16) arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka under a mutual agreement to carry out the Joint Hydrographic Survey off the South West Coast of Sri Lanka. It is commanded by Captain HA Hardas. It will be deployed for over 2 months.
    Highlights: ♦ The Commanding Officer Captain HA Hardas held talks with the Rear Admiral Sisira Jayakody, Chief Hydrographer of Sri Lanka Navy and Rear Admiral SA Weerasinghe, Commander Western Naval Area. ♦ INS Jamuna will carry out detailed... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Ministry of shipping increases cargo volumes to boost economic activity along Ganga bank

    48 days ago
    Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge) Mansukh Mandaviya announced that the government is to increase cargo volume on Ganga to develop inland waterways. Also, the Arth-Ganga project will channelize economic activity along the banks of the Ganga River. The project will improve the Ease of Living and Ease of Doing Business. Arth-Ganga: ♦ Inland Waterways is one of the most important pillars of the Arth-Ganga project as it focuses on economic activities related to... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    National Workshop on Disaster Risk Financing, Insurance and Risk Transfer was held in Mumbai

    48 days ago
    National Workshop on Disaster Risk Financing, Insurance, and Risk Transfer was held at the Insurance Institute of India in Mumbai on 13 February. It was inaugurated by NIDM, Major General Manoj Kumar Bindal; Member Secretary, NDMA, Shri. G.V. V. Sarma; Secretary General, Insurance Institute of India, Shri Deepak Godbole; Executive Director, and CMD, GIC Re, Mr. Dervesh Srivastava inaugurated the workshop. Organizing Team: The one-day workshop was jointly organized by the National Institute... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    MoFPI to organize National Organic Festival

    48 days ago
    Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) is to organize a National Organic Festival with a special focus on women entrepreneurs. The festival will be jointly organized by the MoFPI and Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD). The festival will be held from 21-23 February 2020 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. Aim: The festival aims to empower women and promote organic produce. The information was announced by the Union Minister for Food Processing Industries (FPI) Smt... Read More


    Exercise Ajeya Warrior 2020 began in Salisbury Plains

    48 days ago
    The fifth edition of joint military exercise Ajeya Warrior 2020 began at Salisbury Plains in the United Kingdom. The exercise is 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 focuses on the joint operation by soldiers during the conduct of counter-terrorist operations. ♦ Over 120... Read More
    Category: Defence


    FCXV form Group on Defence and Internal Security

    48 days ago
    The Fifteenth Finance Commission (FCXV) has formed a 5-member Group on Defence and Internal Security under the Chairmanship of N K Singh. The announcements were made after the commission held the 6th meeting of its advisory council to seek views on the report of the panel for 2020-21 and on the outlook for nominal Gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2020-21 to 2025-26. Group on Defence and Internal Security: ♦ The group will examine whether a separate mechanism for funding of... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Piyush Goyal inaugurated the Phase I of East-West Metro corridor of Kolkata Metro

    48 days ago
    Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal inaugurated and flagged off the Phase I of East-West Metro corridor of Kolkata Metro on 13 February at a function in Kolkata. He also dedicated a project in Katwa-Azimganj and Monigram-Nalhati sections of Howrah and Malda Divisions.
    East-West Metro corridor: ♦ The East-West corridor up to Howrah Maidan is expected to be completed by December 2021.
    ♦ Kolkata Metro will be the preferred mode of transport for... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Valentines day is celebrated on 14 February

    48 days ago
    Valentine's day is celebrated on 14 February every year. The day marks the death anniversary of Saint Valentine. To celebrate the day, all the lovers in the world express their feelings and remember Saint Valentine. People exchange gifts, cards, chocolates, flowers and express their feelings.
    History: The day commemorates the anniversary of a Christian martyr Saint Valentine's death around 270 A.D. Valentine's Day is celebrated across the globe. The day is popularly... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Manpreet Singh won the FIH Mens Player of the Year award

    49 days ago
    Manpreet Singh won the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Men's Player of the Year award. He created a record as he became the first Indian hockey team player to win the awards since its inception in 1999. He won the award ahead of Arthur van Doren of Belgium and Lucas Vila of Argentina, who finished second and third respectively.
    Manpreet Singh: The Indian hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh made his debut in 2011. He has made more than 260 appearances, he has been a huge... Read More
    Category: Sports


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