February Current Affairs 2020

February 2020 Current Affairs 2020

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DateDayTheme 2020
02 FebruaryWorld Wetlands DayWetlands and Biodiveristy
04 FebruaryWorld Cancer DayI am and I Will
06 FebruaryInternational day of zero Tolerance to female genital MutatilationUnleashing Youth power
10 FebruaryWorld Pulses DayPlant proteins for a sustainable future
11 FebruaryInternational day of women and Girls in ScienceInvestment in women and Girls in science of inclusive Green growth
13 FebruaryWorld Radio DayRadio and Diversity
13 FebruaryNational women's day in India
15 FebruaryWorld Pangolin Day
(Third Saturday of February)
19 February%th soil card day
20 FebruaryWorld day of social justiceClosing the inequalities gap to achieve Social Justice
21 FebruaryInternational Mother Language DayLanguages without borders
22 FebruaryWorld Thinking dayLiving Threads
24 FebruaryCentral Eccise day
27 FebruaryIndia's First Protein Day#ProteinMeinKyaHai
27 FebruaryWorld NGO Day
28 FebruaryNational Science DayWomen in Science
29 FebruaryRare Disease DayRare is Many. Rare is Strong. Rare is Proud

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Second largest Emerging Green Bond Market is India.

Second largest Emerging Green Bond Market

After China, India is ranked as the second largest emerging Green Bond Market by Economic Survey. India also joined IPSF( International Platform on Sustainable Finance ) in 2019 to measure environmentally sustainable investments.

The estimated cost of Forex reserve is $ 461.2 billion in 2019-20

forex

The forex reserves of India  are comfortably placed at USD 461.2 billion, says the Economic Survey 2019-20, presented by Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

AIDC will be implemented by Indian Railways.

Automatic Identification and Data Collection

The Railway of India has gone under Radio-frequency identification (RFID) project for Automatic Identification and Data Collection(AIDC) of rolling stock for improving the safety and reliability.

First Train with Banana Container sent to JNPT for Exports.

First Train with Banana Container

State Government of Andhra Pradesh has dispatched the first train with high quality bananas from Tadipatri, Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh to Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai for export to international markets.

TN CM launches Direct CTO scheme for green category industries

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced a new initiative, ”Direct CTO”, to enable companies operating under ”green category industries” receive faster clearances from government to commence operations.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami launched Direct CTO for companies operating under green category industries to receive faster clearances from government to commence operations.

ICICI Bank introduces iBox

ibox

ICICI Bank Limited has introduced iBox, a unique self-service delivery facility that permits its customers to collect their deliverables such as different cards, cheque book and returned-cheques.

Indian Bank introduces tailor made credit products

Indian Bank

Indian Bank has launched two tailor-made credit products for the well-being of the textile sector. The products are Corporate Loan and Ind Surya Shakti/ Indian Bank Solar

Rajnath Singh at 12th South Asia Conference

12th South Asia Conference

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh delivered the inaugural address at 12th edition of the annual South Asia Conference which was held in New Delhi. India’s “Neighbourhood First” Policy: Regional Perceptions was the theme of The South Asia Conference 2020.

IAF’s plane AN-32 with bio-jet fuel takes wings from Leh airfield.

Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32

The aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 with indigenous bio-jet fuel has taken wings successfully from Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh for the first time.

Calcutta Nights, a Bengali Novel

Calcutta Nights

Calcutta Nights, a Bengali Novel has been written by Rajat Chaudhuri, an Indian novelist and short story writer which is an English translation of Bengali fiction, ‘Raater Kolkata’ originally written by writer Hemendra Kumar Roy in 1923.

Bengaluru has topped the list of worst traffic in the world.

Traffic

India has been on the top of TomTom Traffic Index 2019 with 4 cities in top 10 most congested cities globally. The cities of India are Bengaluru(1st), Mumbai(4th), Pune(5th), New Delhi(8th).

Telangana outstrips country in sustainable growth goals according to UN Development Programme

Telangana

Telangana has turned up as the best performing state in sustainable economic growth and decent work for all on Sustainable Development Goals India Index 2019, according to United Nations Development Programme.

Joint military exercise of India-Bangladesh at Umroi from Feb 3

Indo-Bangladesh

A 14-day Indo-Bangladesh joint military training exercise, Sampriti-IX, will be conducted at Umroi, Ri-Bhoi, Meghalaya from 3rd of February. Command Post Exercise (CPX) and a Field Training Exercise (FTX) will be conducted during joint military exercise.

Bala Devi to become 1st Indian professional woman footballer

Ngangom Bala Devi

Indian women’s football star Ngangom Bala Devi has become the first Indian woman to earn a professional football contract abroad after signing for Scottish giant Rangers FC.

Flame-Throated Bulbul ‘Rubigula’ is decided as official mascot for Goa 2020 National Games.

Mascot

The official mascot for the Goa 2020 National Games in Panaji, Goa will be Flame-Throated Bulbul ‘Rubigula’. Goa will be hosting the 36th edition of the National Games from 20th October to 4th November 2020.

India, Maldives sign five MoUs for initiating Addu Tourism zone.

Addu Tourism zone

India and Maldives signed five MoUs for initiating the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Addu atoll at a cost of 2.49 million dollars.

Union HRD Minister supervised the Indian National Commission meeting For Cooperation with UNESCO in New Delhi

Indian National Commission meeting

Union Human Resource Development(HRD) Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ supervised the Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (INCCU) meeting which was held in New Delhi .

President Kovind will start off 34th Surajkund Mela

Surajkund Mela

President Ram Nath Kovind will visit and inaugrate the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela at Faridabad, Haryana. This year the partner country will be Uzbekistan and Himachal Pradesh is the theme-state.

Andhra govt initiates doorstep pension distribution scheme

Andhra govt

Andhra Pradesh Government has launched a doorstep pension delivery scheme across the state, under which, various welfare pensions is being delivered at the doorstep of the pensioners.

Favourite arts festival of Mumbai Kala Ghoda begins

Kala Ghoda festival

The 21st edition of Mumbai’s favourite arts festival Kala Ghoda began. This year the annual arts extravaganza is comprised with a bigger, tighter selection of vibrant events.

Waheeda Rehman to be honored with MP govt’s Kishore Kumar Samman

Waheeda Rehman

Actress Waheeda Rehman will be decorated with the Madhya Pradesh government’s National Kishore Kumar Samman. Rehman, one of Hindi film industry’s most respectful leading ladies with a chain of box office hits and several awards.

First special security team of India for RBI currency chests in Bihar

Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)

Bihar’s Home Guard wing of armed police force, in association with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), jointly constituted a Special Security Team with 440 specially trained Home Guard soldier in Bihar.