Top Current Affairs of the day: 27 February 2020

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Top Current Affairs of the day: 27 February 2020
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  • Khanderao, Vasudev Kamath was conferred the Raja Ravi Varma Award

    41 days ago
    The Raja Ravi Varma State Award for the year 2019 was conferred on a veteran painter from Kalaburagi Prof. J.S. Khanderao and senior artist from Mumbai, Vasudev Kamath for the year 2020 at a programme organized in the institute premises located on Narasaraja Road in Chamundipuram, Mysore, Karnataka.
    Prof. J.S. Khanderao was awarded for his art that defines the history of human culture as the art is a form of human expression. The painting dates back to the ages of primitive times. The... Read More


    Ratan Tata appointed as the chairman of the advisory council of Mumbai University

    41 days ago
    Industrialist Ratan Tata is appointed as the chairman of the advisory council of Mumbai University. Tata was nominated by Maharashtra Governor and Chancellor of Universities in the state Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Tata was appointed for his vast experience in education, entrepreneurship and employment creation. He has navigated the companies to greater heights in India and globally as the head of the Tata Group.
    Advisory council: ♦ The appointment of Tata comes under the Maharashtra... Read More


    IGI Airport ranked highest in duty-free revenue per passenger

    41 days ago
    Knight Frank India reported that Delhi's IGI Airport ranked highest in duty-free revenue per passenger at $10-11 per passenger.
    Highlights: ♦ The share non-aeronautical revenue of the joint venture airport in New Delhi is at 70%. The global average is 40%.
    ♦ From this 70%, 34% comes from retail, food and beverage, and duty-free components.
    ♦ Delhi is the only Indian city to feature in world's top 10 business metro rails ♦ Noida airport in Jewar... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Marathi to be made compulsory in schools

    41 days ago
    The Maharashtra state government passed the Maharashtra Compulsory Teaching and Learning of Marathi Language in Schools Bill, 2020. The bill makes Marathi a compulsory subject in all schools across boards, including the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), IB and Cambridge, from the forthcoming academic year.
    Bill provisions: ♦ As per the Bill, compulsory teaching of Marathi will be a condition for a school to register or... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Mansukh Mandaviya launched OPV-6 VAJRA in Chennai

    42 days ago
    The 6th Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV-6) 'VAJRA' was launched on 27 February at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Union Minister of State for Shipping(I/C) and  Chemicals & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya chaired the launching ceremony.
    VAJRA: ♦ The 6th OPV VAJRA will strengthen the efforts of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) to secure over 7500 km of vast coastline.
    ♦ The vessel will secure the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) that covers over 20 lakh sq... Read More


    Amit Shah to chair Eastern Zonal Council on 28 February

    42 days ago
    The 24th meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council will be held on 28 February 2020 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The member states of the Council includes the States of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal. The meeting will be chaired by the Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah. It is hosted by Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik, who is the Vice-Chairman of the Council.
    Eastern Zonal Council meeting: ♦ The meeting will address issues including inter-State water issues,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Xiaomi to use ISRO's NavIC technology

    42 days ago
    Xiaomi has collaborated with ISRO to bring the space agency's Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System "NavIC technology" to its smartphones. The announcement was made by Xiaomi Global VP and MD Manu Jain. Xiaomi is the only smartphone brand to have worked with ISRO to bring tech that has been developed in the country to the fore, so far.
    NavIC technology in Xiaomi: ♦ Many of the smartphones Xiaomi that are to be launched across multiple price points will support... Read More


    The US became Indias top trading partner

    42 days ago
    The data provided by the Ministry of Commerce stated that in 2018-2019 the US had surpassed China to become India's top trading partner. It shows greater economic ties between the two countries. The trend is expected to continue in the coming years as India and the US are engaged in further deepening the economic ties.
    Report Highlights: ♦ The bilateral trade between India and the US stood at $87.95 billion in the year 2018-2019.
    ♦ On the other hand, India's... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    RBI directed banks to link all new floating rate loan

    42 days ago
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) directed banks to link all the new floating-rate loan to medium enterprises with external benchmark. It will be effective from 1 April 2020. The floating rate loans of the micro and small enterprises are already linked with external benchmarks. Aim: The move by RBI is aimed to further strengthen the monetary policy transmission. The benefits of a reduction in key lending rates can be passed on to medium enterprises. Highlights: ♦ The external... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


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    Centre lifts the ban on onion

    42 days ago
    The government decided to lift the ban on the export of onions as the price of onion has been stabilized. The move will protect the interests of farmers as prices are likely to fall sharply due to a bumper rabi crop. The decision was approved in a meeting of a Group of Ministers (GOM) headed by Home Minister Amit Shah. The lifting of ban on onion is expected to be effective. GOM will also discuss whether to reduce or scrap the Minimum Export Price (MEP) on onion to facilitate outbound... Read More


    India to conduct Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020 summit

    42 days ago
    The Government of India (GoI) has announced that it is to organize the mega event "Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020" (RAISE 2020). It will be India's first Artificial Intelligence (AI) summit. The event will be held from 11-12 April in New Delhi.
    Organizing Team: RAISE 2020 will be organized by the Government in partnership with Industry & Academia.
    RAISE 2020: ♦ The summit aims to exchange ideas and charter a course to use AI for social... Read More


    Myanmar President Win Myint to visit India

    42 days ago
    Myanmar President Win Myint, along with his wife, the First Lady, Daw Cho Cho, arrived in India on a 26 February. The state visit will be from 26-29 February. President Myint's visit comes after the invitation extended by President Ram Nath Kovind. His visit is expected to deepen bilateral ties between the countries. Agenda: ♦ The Myanmar President will hold several official meetings will high-level delegations in New Delhi.
    ♦ His visit is expected to enhance the... Read More


    Rattan Lal Kataria chaired the 17th Meeting of SCILR

    42 days ago
    The 17th edition of the Special Committee for Inter-Linking of Rivers (ILR) was held on 26 February in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by the Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Social Justice & Empowerment Rattan Lal Kataria.
    Highlights: ♦ The Inter-Linking of Rivers, the vision of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was discussed in detail. ♦ The project comprises 16 rivers of Himalayan origin and 14 in the peninsular... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    NTPC, CPCB to set up 25 CAAQMS in States and UTs

    42 days ago
    NTPC Limited has agreed to help the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to set up 25 Continuous ambient air quality monitoring stations (CAAQMS) across six States and three Union Territories (UTs) in India.
    Agreement: ♦ As per the agreement, NTPC will provide financial support of Rs.80 crore for the installation of CAAQMS in the States and Union Territories. ♦ The six states are Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, Ranchi in Jharkhand, Patna in Bihar, Varanasi, Lucknow, Kanpur,... Read More
    Category: Environment


    ICoSDiTAUS 2020 concluded in New Delhi

    42 days ago
    An International Conference on Standardisation of Diagnosis and Terminologies in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha Systems of Medicine (ICoSDiTAUS-2020) was concluded in New Delhi. The conference was held from 25-26 February 2020.
    ICoSDiTAUS-2020: ♦ ICoSDiTAUS-2020 is the biggest ever international event dedicated to the standardization of Diagnosis and Terminologies of Traditional Medicine in terms of the broad level of participation covering virtually all the continents. ♦ The... Read More


    World NGO Day is observed on 27 February

    42 days ago
    World NGO Day is observed on 27 February. The day aims to raise awareness about the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) sector. The day is observed every year to encourage people worldwide who are involved and dedicatedly working for a good cause. Aim: The day aims to highlight the achievements and success of NGOs from all the sectors across the globe. The day aims to make people understand the role of NGOs in society. History: The observation of World NGO Day was founded in 2009 by Law... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Cabinet approved the 2020 Surrogacy Regulation Bill

    42 days ago
    The Union Cabinet approved the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2020, on 26 February. The Bill will allow widows and divorced women to be surrogate mothers. The Bill has incorporated all recommendations made by the Rajya Sabha Select Committee. The amended Bill is the reformed version of the draft legislation, which was passed by Lok Sabha in August 2019. Aim: The Bill aims to ensure effective regulation of the surrogacy service. It bans commercial surrogacy and allow altruistic... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


    Scientist discover first-ever animal that does not need oxygen to breathe

    42 days ago
    Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered a unique organism that doesn't need to breathe. Henneguya salminicola, the tiny parasite, is the first known multicellular animal that can survive without oxygen. It lives in an anaerobic environment. The parasite lives in salmon tissue and evolved so that it doesn't need oxygen to produce energy. The researchers made the discovery accidentally while sequencing the Henneguya genome. Henneguya salminicola: H. salminicola is a... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Cabinet approved the exemption of IPGL from the DPE Guidelines

    42 days ago
    The Union Cabinet led by PM Narendra Modi approved the exemption of the India Ports Global Ltd (IPGL) from the DPE Guidelines, except reservation and vigilance policies. The approval will help in the smooth execution of the Chabahar project in Iran. Background: IPGL was established under Companies Act 2013, as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). It was jointly promoted by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and Deendayal Port Trust (DPT) under Administrative control of the Ministry of Shipping,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    RBI lifted its ban on Bandhan Bank

    42 days ago
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) lifted its ban on Bandhan Bank after considering the efforts made by the Bank to comply with the licensing conditions on 25 February. Now, the Bank can expand its branch network.
    Background: In September 2018, RBI had banned Bandhan Bank from expanding its network as the Bank failed to reduce the promoters' stake to 40% from close to 82% within the stipulated three-year time frame of commencing operations. The Bank has not complied with the licensing... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


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