Top Current Affairs of the day: 19 February 2020

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Last Updated: Feb 19,2020 17:14 IST


Top Current Affairs of the day: 19 February 2020
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  • UP allocated Rs.2,000 crore for the Noida international airport

    50 days ago
    The Uttar Pradesh state government has allocated Rs.2,000 crore for the Noida international airport that is being set up at Jewar. The allocation was announced in the state budget.
    Noida international airport: ♦ The fund allocation will support the authorities of the Yamuna Expressway industrial development authority (Yeida), the Noida and the Greater Noida who are facing a financial crisis. ♦ The move aims to boost to expedite this project.
    ♦ The allocation of... Read More


    Navi Mumbai to host final of FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup

    50 days ago
    Navi Mumbai will be hosting the final of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup on 21 November. The announcement was made by the organizing committee.
    FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: ♦ The committee stated that Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata, and Navi Mumbai will host the games. ♦ 16 teams will compete across 32 matches in Navi Mumbai. ♦ The official slogan of FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2020 is "Kick off the Dream".
    ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Sports


    Pakistan successfully tested Ra'ad-II cruise missile

    50 days ago
    Pakistan successfully flight tested the air-launched nuclear-capable cruise missile Ra'ad-II. The test aimed to boost the military's deterrence capability on land and at sea. The Ra'ad-II missile is an attempt to match India's BrahMos cruise missile Ra'ad-II missile: ♦ The range of Ra'ad-II missile is 600 km. This range can enhance air delivered strategic standoff capability on land and at sea. ♦ This missile will be attached to Mirage aircraft or F-16... Read More
    Category: International

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    Former FICCI president V L Dutt passed away

    50 days ago
    Former Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) President Dr. V L Dutt passed away on 18 February.
    V L Dutt: V L Dutt headed FICCI in 1991-92. He was the chairman of the India Vietnam Joint Business Council of FICCI. He graduated from the Business Institute of Management, London. He served as the chairman of The K C P Group of companies. He was awarded an honorary degree of doctor of letters by the Nagarjuna University. The award recognized his outstanding... Read More
    Category: Obituary


    Pakistan to remain in Grey List

    50 days ago
    The International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG) of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced that Pakistan will be retained on the "Grey List". Pakistan failed to completely implement the 27-point action plan to check terror financing. The announcement was made during the five-day FATF Plenary session which is held in Paris.
    Pakistan Grey Listed: ♦ Pakistan was evaluated by ICRG for the steps taken by the former on the implementation of its plan of action to... Read More


    State of Indias Birds 2020 states 79 percent of the bird species are on a decline

    50 days ago
    State of India's Birds 2020 reported that 79% of the bird species are on a decline in the last five years. The report was released at the 13th Conference of Parties (COP-13) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) which is hosted in India.
    Report Highlights: ♦ The report stated a dramatic rise in Peafowl/Peacock population calls for an assessment of crop damage caused by the bird.
    ♦ The report was based on data provided by... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Mansukh Mandaviya laid the foundation stone for a 50m lighthouse at Dhanushkodi

    50 days ago
    Minister of State (independent charge) for shipping Mansukh Laxman Mandaviya laid the foundation stone for a 50-metre-high lighthouse at Dhanushkodi near Rameswaram in Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu.
    Lighthouse at Dhanushkodi: ♦ The new lighthouse at Dhanushkodi will be the 5th lighthouse in the district after Pasipattinam, Olakuda, Pamban, and Keelakarai. ♦ The lighthouse will guide fishermen and vessels and will be a tourist attraction place.
    ♦ A visitors'... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti is celebrated on 19 February

    50 days ago
    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti is celebrated on 19 February. He was an embodiment of courage, compassion and good governance. His life continues to motivate millions. The year 2020 marks the 390th birth anniversary of great Maratha warrior Shivaji. PM Narendra Modi paid his tribute to India's great hero. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was a valorous warrior and an outstanding administrator. He was born 19 February 1630, at Shivneri Fort. He built a strong... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    UP enforces 2019 Performance Regulation Act for power department

    50 days ago
    The Uttar Pradesh state government has enforced the Performance Regulation Act 2019 for the power department. The move aims to provide timely and easy service to the consumers. Performance Regulation Act 2019: ♦ Under the act, the consumers will now get financial compensation for the delay in solving their complaints by the power department.
    ♦ The act will benefit 2 crore 87 lakh people under the new law.
    ♦ The consumer will get Rs.50 per day if there is a delay... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wins for the second term

    50 days ago
    President Ashraf Ghani won Afghanistan's presidential election.
    He has been elected for t he second term.
    The election results were announced by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) five months after the voting took place amid the threat of violence and concerns over electoral fraud. Ghani won 50.64% of the vote on 28 September 2019. He defeated Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah who secured 39.52% of votes. The results were scheduled to be announced on 18 October 2019. But the... Read More


    India gets its first Greco-Roman gold medal after 27 years

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    Sunil Kumar won India's first Greco-Roman gold medal in Asian Wrestling Championships in 27 years on 18 February. He defeated Azat Salidinov of Kyrgyzstan under the 87kg category at the summit. He scored 5-0 in the event to claim the title. The previous gold was won by Pappu Yadav in 1993 for India under the 48 kg in the Greco-Roman category. Also, Arjun Halakurki won bronze at the championship under the 55 Kg category. He defeated Donghyeok Won of Korea to claim the medal.
    Sunil... Read More
    Category: Sports


    Veteran Kannada actor Kishori Ballal passed away

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    Veteran Kannada actor Kishori Ballal passed away on 18 February 2020. She was 82 years old. She passed away due to age-related ailments in Bengaluru. She has acted in around 75 movies including her role in Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Swades".
    Kishori Ballal: Kishori Ballal was born in Dakshina Kannada district. She was married to Bharatanatyam dancer N. Sripathi Ballal. She made her debut in the 1960's with Ivalentha Hendathi. She acted in many movies across different... Read More
    Category: Obituary


    Gadkari visited Autoliv and E-Highway Test-Bed demonstration Site in Sweden

    50 days ago
    Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari visited the Swedish Automotive Safety Supplier Autoliv in Stockholm on 18 February. He represented India at the 3rd High-Level Global Conference on Road Safety for Achieving Global Goals 2030. He also visited the E-Highway Test-Bed Demonstration Site in Sweden. Road Safety in India: ♦ The Minister presented a copy of the Report on Road Safety in India to the company representative.
    ♦ India has... Read More
    Category: International


    Lithium reserve of 14,100 tonnes found in Mandya, Bengaluru

    50 days ago
    Researchers at the Atomic Minerals Directorate has estimated lithium reserves of 14,100 tonnes in a patch of land surveyed in Mandya, Bengaluru. Lithium is a rare metal and is critical for manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles. Highlights: ♦ The traces that were recently found in Mandya is a small amount when compared to major producers like Chile, Australia, Argentina, and Portugal. ♦ The data provided by the researchers include a total estimation of available Li2O as... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    IGIA became the first airport to be free of single-use plastic usage

    50 days ago
    Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has become free of single-use plastic usage. With this feat, GMR-led Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) became the first single-use plastic-free airport in India. The implementation of single-use plastic-free airport measures within IGI Airport's operations was certified by the Confederation of Indian Industry-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CII-ITC CESD).
    IGIA: ♦ The move by IGIA is in line with... Read More


    India will stop the import of thermal coal from FY 2023-24 says, Pralhad Joshi

    50 days ago
    Union Minister of Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi chaired Chintan Shivir, a two-day brainstorming session at Kevadia in Gujarat on 17-18 February. The Minister announced that India will stop importing thermal coal from Financial Year 2023-24.
    Highlight: ♦ The workshop suggested ways to overcome various bottlenecks and provide innovative solutions to the Indian coal sector. ♦ It urged the key stakeholders to achieve 1 billion tonnes (BT) coal production target by Coal India... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Soil Health Card Day to be observed on 19 February

    50 days ago
    The Soil Health Card Day is observed on 19 February. The day commemorates the day Soil Health Card Scheme which was launched on 19 February 2015 by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Suratgarh, Rajasthan. Soil health card scheme: ♦ The scheme aims to assess the nutrient status of every farm holding in India. ♦ The scheme was introduced to assist State Governments to issue Soil Health Card (SHC) to all farmers in the country. ♦ So far, a total of Rs.751.42 crore has... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    India and Norway strengthen partnership on blue economy

    50 days ago
    Union Minister for Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Norway's Minister for Climate and Environment Mr. Sveinung Rotevatn opened the India-Norway Task Force on Blue Economy for Sustainable Development on 18 February. The aim is to make the Indo-Norwegian Ocean Cooperation a key pillar in the bilateral relationship. The meeting is the third meeting of the Task Force. Other initiatives: ♦ India and Norway also signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to confirm that they will develop a new... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


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