Top Current Affairs of the day: 24 February 2020

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Last Updated: Feb 24, 2020 17:46 IST


Top Current Affairs of the day: 24 February 2020
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  • CDS to celebrate first anniversary of National War Memorial

    243 days ago
    The first anniversary of the iconic National War Memorial (NWM) will be observed on 25 February. Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the monument to the nation on 25 February 2019. The memorial is a tribute to the fallen heroes in the line of duty during various wars and internal security challenges since Independence.
    Event: ♦ A solemn ceremony will be held to mark the first anniversary at NWM on 25 February.
    ♦ Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat... Read More


    Narendra Singh Tomar launched PM-KISAN mobile application

    243 days ago
    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched PM-KISAN mobile application on the first anniversary of the launch of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) on 24 February.
    PM-KISAN App: ♦ PM-KISAN App aimed to broaden the reach of the scheme further.
    ♦ Using the app, the farmers can know their payment status, correct their name besides knowing their eligibility for the scheme and other information.   ♦ Government's has planned to double... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Delhi, Ahmedabad topped the list of seven metro cities in daily average consumption of added fat

    243 days ago
    Delhi and Ahmedabad topped the list of seven metro cities in daily average consumption of "added fat" in dishes such as dal fry, stuffed paratha, and mutton biryani. The seven cities are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Survey Highlights: ♦ The survey was carried out by the Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR-NIN).
    ♦ The database of the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau study (2015-16),... Read More
    Category: Index / List

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    Israel claimed airstrikes on Damascus airport area

    243 days ago
    Israel claimed airstrikes on Damascus airport area. Six people have been killed in an Israeli air attack on Damascus on 23 February. Israel confirmed raids on the Syrian capital and on the besieged Gaza Strip. More than 20 rockets and mortars were launched from Gaza towards Israel. The bombings have set off warning sirens in the southern city of Ashqelon and several other locations. Israel launched airstrikes on extremist group Islamic Jihad in response to a barrage of rockets from the group... Read More
    Category: International


    GSI discoverd gold deposits in Sonbhadra district

    243 days ago
    The Geological Survey of India (GSI) discovered gold deposits to the tune of around 3,000 tonnes in Sonbhadra district, Uttar Pradesh. The deposit is almost five times India's current reserve of gold. Gold deposits: ♦ The gold deposits were found in Son Pahadi and Hardi areas of Sonbhadra district, Uttar Pradesh. ♦ The British reportedly initiated the process of finding gold reserves in the Sonbhadra region first. Then, the project of finding gold began in 1992-93 by... Read More


    US President Donald Trump arrived in India

    243 days ago
    US President Donald Trump has arrived in India on a two-day state visit on 24 February. Mr. Trump arrived at Sardar Vallabhai Patel Airport in Ahmedabad on his maiden visit to India. He is also accompanied by US first lady Melania Trump, his daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and a high-level delegation of his administration. Highlights: ♦ The leaders participated in 22 km long grand India Roadshow with artists performing along the route to Sabarmati Ashram. ♦ The US... Read More


    MIAL to launch Export Cold Zone to store agro and pharma products

    243 days ago
    Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) is set to launch "Export Cold Zone", an exclusive terminal for processing and storage of agro and pharma products. Mumbai airport is the largest gateway for the movement of pharma and agro products in the country.
    Export Cold Zone: ♦ The Export Cold Zone facility will be operated by cargo handling service provider and MIAL's business partner, Cargo Service Centre.
    ♦ The world's largest airport-based... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    US agrees to sign a peace deal with Taliban if the truce holds

    243 days ago
    The United States announced that it is ready to sign a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan if a temporary truce holds in America's longest war. The announcement was made by US President Donald Trump.
    Highlights: ♦ There are more than 12,000 US troops in Afghanistan.
    ♦ A report stated that 2,448 Americans have died in combat there since the invasion in October 2001.
    ♦ The US and the Taliban announced the truce in February 2020. It came into effect... Read More
    Category: International


    NITI Aayog organized SDG Conclave 2020 in Assam

    243 days ago
    NITI Aayog's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Conclave 2020: Partnerships, Cooperation and Development of North Eastern States began at Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati, Assam on 24 February. The conclave aims to foster partnerships at the sub-national level. The conference will be held from 24-26 February 2020. Organizing Team: The conclave is organized by GoI's policy think tank NITI Aayog in association with North Eastern Council, Assam government, Tata Trusts,... Read More


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    India might participate at 2020 Cannes Film Market

    243 days ago
    The Indian Delegation discussed the participation of India at Cannes Film Market 2020 at Berlin International Film Festival. The delegations met Ms. Maud Amson, Head of Sales & Operations, Marche Du Film, Cannes Film Festival, and Mr. Arnaud Menindes, Sales & Operations-Advertising at Marche du Film, Cannes Film Festival.   Highlights: ♦ The discussions will position India much more strategically at Cannes. ♦ Cannes confirmed its collaboration and participation for... Read More


    Central Excise Day is celebrated on 24 February

    243 days ago
    Central Excise Day is celebrated on 24 February in India. The day recognizes the contribution of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (at present Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs). The day marks the enactment of the Central Excise and Salt Act in 1944.
    Aim: The day aims honours the contribution of the Central Board of Excise and Custom to India's economy. The day recognizes the hard work and accomplishments of its employees. Events: ♦ On this day, seminars,... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    International conference on EMMDA at NCMRWF, Noida

    243 days ago
    An international conference on "Ensemble Methods in Modelling and Data Assimilation (EMMDA)" began on 24 February 2020 at NCMRWF, Noida, India. The conference will be held from 24-26 February. It was inaugurated by Dr.Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology, Earth Sciences. Organizing Team: The three-day conference is organized by the National Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) that functions under the Ministry of Earth... Read More


    Dr. Niti Kumar received 2020 SERB Women Excellence Award

    243 days ago
    Dr. Niti Kumar has received the SERB Women Excellence Award 2020. The award will be conferred by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind during National Science Day Celebrations on 28 February 2020 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The award is presented to women scientists below 40 years of age who have received recognition from national academies. The winner will be supported by a research grant of Rs.5 lakhs per annum for 3 years by Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    INSV Mhadei, Tarini begins Bay of Bengal Offshore Sailing Expedition

    243 days ago
    Indian Naval Sailing Vessels (INSV) Mhadei and Tarini began its sail for the Bay of Bengal Offshore Sailing Expedition on 22 February 2020. It started the journey from the Indian Naval Ocean Sailing Node at Goa. The expedition was flagged off by Rear Admiral SJ Singh, Commandant Naval War College, Goa.
    Bay of Bengal Offshore Sailing Expedition: ♦ The expedition will be the maiden major mixed crew sailing expedition of the Indian Navy. The crew is composed of five naval officers... Read More
    Category: Defence


    PM-KISAN completed the first year on 24 February

    243 days ago
    Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) celebrated the first anniversary of the new Central Sector Scheme on 24 February 2020. The Central Government has released more than Rs.50850 crores so far. The total number of beneficiaries covered under the scheme, based on estimates of the Agriculture Census 2015-16, is about 14 crore. PM-KISAN scheme: ♦ The scheme was aimed to augment the income of the farmers, with less than 2 hectares of land, by providing income support to all... Read More


    TN CM announces 5 schemes for children living in government-run homes

    243 days ago
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami announced 5 schemes for children living in government-run homes on the birth anniversary of former Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalalithaa. The aim is to honour the late leader CM J. Jayalalithaa's birthday. 5 Schemes: ♦ The state government announced special financial assistance for girls who face difficulties after leaving government-run homes on completion of 18 years of age. The scheme will ensure the social and financial safety of the... Read More
    Category: Schemes


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