Top Current Affairs of the day: 22 February 2020

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Last Updated: Feb 22,2020 15:47 IST


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  • International Judicial Conference was held in New Delhi

    47 days ago
    International Judicial Conference was held in New Delhi on 22 February. The conference was addressed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
    Highlights: ♦ The topic of the one-day conference is "Judiciary and The Changing World”. Also, the theme of 'Gender Just World' was introduced at the conference. ♦ They discussed the changes made by GoI to bring gender equality including recruitment of women in military service, changes in the selection process of... Read More


    Sreeramakrishnan was conferred the Ideal Legislative Assembly Speaker Award

    47 days ago
    The Ideal Legislative Assembly Speaker/Ideal Legislative Council Chairman Award was presented to the Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly, Shri P. Ramakrishnan. It was conferred by the Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at the 10th edition of Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad in New Delhi on 20 February 2020.
    P. Sreeramakrishnan: P. Sreeramakrishnan was born on 14 November 1967 in Perinthalmanna, Kerala. On 3 June 2016, he was elected as the Speaker of the Kerala State Legislative... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    India, Maldives agree to combat terrorism, radicalization

    47 days ago
    Union Home Minister Amit Shah met his Maldivian counterpart, Sheikh Imran Abdulla, on 21 February 2020. The Ministers agreed to combat terrorism, radicalization in both the countries.
    Highlights: ♦ The Ministers discussed bilateral cooperation in the fields of counter-terrorism and counter-radicalization. ♦ They also discussed various issues of mutual interest in the area of security and law enforcement cooperation. ♦ A meeting was organized to discuss the measures... Read More
    Category: International

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    RBI unveiled a 2019-24 National Strategy for Financial Inclusion

    47 days ago
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) unveiled a National Strategy for Financial Inclusion 2019-24. The RBI's Strategy is aimed at providing access to formal financial services in an affordable manner. It aims to promote financial literacy among customers.
    Formed by: The Financial Inclusion Advisory Committee of the RBI in consultation with the Government of India, Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), and Pension Fund... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Bhaskar Khulbe, Amarjeet Sinha appointed as Advisors to PM Narendra Modi

    47 days ago
    Retired IAS officers Bhaskar Khulbe and Amarjeet Sinha has appointed as Advisors to Prime Minister Narendra Modi 21 February 2020. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointments in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in the rank and scale of Secretary. The appointments were made on a contractual basis initially for a period of two years, or until further orders. General terms and conditions that are applicable in the case of re-employed officers of... Read More


    Railways launches online Chatbot ASKDISHA

    47 days ago
    Ministry of Railways upgraded services of Artificial Intelligence (AI) based ASKDISHA chatbot to converse with Railway customers in the Hindi language. It aims to resolve queries of railway passengers over the internet pertaining to various services offered.
    ASKDISHA chatbot: ♦ Indian Railways introduced the services of AI-based ASKDISHA chatbot in October 2018. ♦ The chatbot will be used for the benefit of the users of Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Chhattisgarh to be made a steel hub of the country

    47 days ago
    The government is planning to make Chhattisgarh a steel hub of the country. The announcement was made by the Union Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan during his two-day visit to Chhattisgarh.
    Highlights: ♦ The Minister visited the Bhilai Steel Plant in Durg district and held meetings with the plant officials.
    ♦ He directed the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) officials to draw an Action Plan to enhance production and ensure safety at... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Maharashtra bans the cultivation centres of Thai Mangur fish

    47 days ago
    The Maharashtra state government has launched a special drive to destroy the centre that cultivates the centres of the exotic Thai Mangur fish. The decision was made at a meeting which was held between fish traders and officials of the Maharashtra fisheries department headed by Minister Aslam Shaikh after a detailed review of the situation. Thai Mangur: ♦ The fish is popularly known as Thai Mangur or African Mangur or foreign Mangur ♦ It looks like freshwater... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    IIT-Palakkad to set up a Centre for Research and Education in Data Science

    47 days ago
    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Palakkad, is to set up a Centre for Research and Education in Data Science (CREDS) on its campus at Kanjikode, Kerala. CREDS will be established with an aim to provide quality education and research. It also aims to develop data science and artificial intelligence (AI). Centre for Research and Education in Data Science (CREDS): ♦ Along with IIT-Palakad experts from engineering streams such as computer science, electrical, civil and mechanical... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    Cabinet approved the procurement of 24 MH-60R multi-role helicopters from the US

    47 days ago
    The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) of India approved the procurement of 24 MH-60R multi-role helicopters from the US. The cost of the acquisition of the helicopter is $2.6bn. The helicopters will be given to the Indian Navy and will be done through the US foreign military sales (FMS) programme. Highlights: ♦ In April 2018, the procurement was cleared by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC).
    ♦ The sale was approved by the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA),... Read More


    MSME launched a 2020 National Level Awareness Programme

    47 days ago
    The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) launched a National Level Awareness Programme (NLAP) 2020 from 17-28 February 2020.
    Aim: The main objective of NLAP is to spread awareness about the schemes and activities undertaken by the Ministry of MSME and its attached organizations including Office of Development Commissioner (MSME), MSME Technology Centres, Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Coir Board, National Small Industries Corporation Limited,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    RBI appointed Sunil Gurbaxani as MD and CEO of Dhanlaxmi Bank

    47 days ago
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approved the appointment of Sunil Gurbaxani as Managing Director and CEO of Dhanlaxmi Bank. Prior to this appointment, he was working with Axis Bank. He will serve for a period of three years from the date of taking charge. Dhanlaxmi Bank was removed from the RBI PCA framework as it was subject to certain conditions and continuous monitoring. The bank reported a 26% rise in net profit to Rs.21.28 crore for the third quarter ended December 2019. The bank had... Read More


    Indian Railways launched self-sustainable railway stations

    47 days ago
    Indian Railways has launched self-sustainable railway stations with high standards and best practices. The aim is to enhance passengers' satisfaction and experience. Such amenities were inaugurated in Anand Vihar Terminal Station, New Delhi New Facilities: ♦ The user-friendly passenger amenities, standards of safety, comfort, value-added services, and efficiency by adopting the best technological practices and optimum utilization of resources.
    ♦ Indian Railways has... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    India Networking Reception was hosted at 2020 Berlinale

    47 days ago
    Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (Mo I&B) in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) hosted India Networking Reception at Berlinale 2020. India Networking Reception: ♦ The discussion focused on forging ties for the co-production of films. It also aims to develop partnerships for the 51 edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in 2020.
    ♦ They also apprised about policy initiatives of Government to ease filming... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    DoT launched 5G Hackathon to promote 5G technology in India

    47 days ago
    The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched the "5G Hackathon" on 21 February to promote applications relevant to India in the 5G realm. The 5G Hackathon was launched by DoT in association with several governments, academia-industry stakeholders. Aim: The hackathon is aimed to shortlist India focussed cutting edge ideas that can be converted into workable 5G products and solutions. 5G Hackathon: ♦ The Hackathon will be held in three phases beginning from... Read More


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