Weekly Current Affairs 9-02-2020 to 15-02-2020

Current Affairs 9-15th Feb 2020

Reserve Bank of India will conduct Financial Literacy Week (FLW) 2020 from 10th February to 14th February 2020.

Researchers  have discovered that endangered pangolin may be the reason for of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China.

Recently, a two-day hornbill festival has been organized by the Tripura  govt. to create awareness about conservation of bird named hornbill and promotion of livelihood through tourism.

Madhya Pradesh Govt. has decided to use drones for mapping villages, for the first time

Andhra Pradesh govt.has launched the first Disha Police Station in Rajamahendravaram city to provide speedy justice for female victims of Sexual assault, Sexual harassment and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012

Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg Chief Economist of the World Bank has recently announced her resignation from the post.

Odia and English writer Manoj Das received the Mystic Kalinga Literary Award (Indian and Global Languages) at the Mystic Kalinga Festival (MKF).

Central Asian countries namely Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekista formed the India-Central Asia Business council

Scientists have registered the hottest temperature at nearly 65 degrees Fahrenheit -18.3 Celsius ever at Antarctica. 

Information and Broadcasting Ministry is organising ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ campaign across the country from February 10 to 28 to promotes the spirit of national integration

12-year old Kaamya Karthikeyan becomes world’s youngest girl to summit 6926 metre Mt Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America

Ladakh Scouts win Khelo India Ice Hockey Championship by defeating ITBP in final at Leh

Delhi, Chandigarh, Daman and Diu administration have emerged leaders among Union territories across all parameters for national e-governance service delivery assessment (NeSDA)

National Deworming day is observed on 10 February.  


World Pulses Day is observed on 10 February. The day aims to create public awareness of the nutritional benefits of eating pulses. 

India ranks 40th in Global Intellectual PropertyIndex 2020.

DRDO developing 200-km strike range tactical ballistic missile named ‘Pranash’ 

Indian Army, private firm developed World’s cheapest gunshot locator named ‘Parth'  

Veteran Hindi writer and Padma Shri awardee Giriraj Kishore dies in Kanpur at 82; known for the novel ‘Pahla Girmitiya’  

Jiri Vesely of Czech Republic wins men’s singles title, Christopher Rungkat (Indonesia) & Andre Goransson (Sweden) win men’s doubles title in Tata Open Maharashtra tennis tournament held in Pune 

Maharashtra govt. to set up “Bharosa centre” in Raigad district to “monitor the impact of social media on youth”  

Aditya Mehta wins National Snooker Championship in Pune 

‘Reading Mission-Haryana’ initiated by the state government to inculcate reading habit among students 

Under the Regional Connectivity Scheme “Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN)”, Ministry of Civil Aviation has operationalized the first ever helicopter services in the state of Uttarakhand

International Day of Women and Girls in Science is observed on 11 February.  

First Solar Orbiter on Sun is on 11th February 2020. This is the first time Solar Orbiter has captured the Sun in space history. 

Chhattisgarh: CM Bhupesh Baghel inaugurates Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi as state’s 28th district  

Web portal launched for Star Rating of coal mines. The portal is to promote green, safe and sustainable coal mining  

India-UK joint military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior’ to be conducted at Salisbury Plains (UK) on February 13-26  

 All medical devices sold in the country would be treated as drugs from April 1 and would be regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 1940  

India to include Elephant and Bustard in global conservation list 

India forward Lalremsiami has been named as the 2019 FIH Women's Rising Star of the Year by the International Hockey Federation.    

Donald Trump administration approves sale of Integrated Air Defense Weapon System (IADWS) to India  

The Vice President of India and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha released a book titled 'A Child of Destiny' by Professor Koneru Ramakrishna Rao at GIITM University, Visakhapatnam.   

Second BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise-2020 is to be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha between February 11-13, 2020 and the theme is "A Cultural Heritage Site that suffers severe damage in the Earthquake and Flooding or Storm"  

12 February is celebrated every year as Darwin Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin. This day highlights Darwin's contribution to evolutionary and plant science.  

India’s Vivek Sagar and Lalremsiami named as Rising Stars of the Year by International Hockey Federation FIH.  

Novel coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ by WHO; “co” for “corona”, “vi” for “virus” and “d” for “disease”  

Command of the Eastern Fleet was handed over to Rear Admiral Sanjay Vatsyayan by Rear Admiral Suraj Berry. 

Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi on 16th February in Ramlila Maidan  

The National Productivity Day is observed every year in India on February 12 with the theme ’Industry 4.0 Leapfrog Opportunity for India’. 

Centre launched School Health and Wellness Ambassador Initiative under Ayushman Bharat where 2 teachers in every govt. school will be identified as ‘health   and wellness ambassadors '.

Indian Navy wins All India Bombay Gold Cup hockey championship  

Ajay Patel is elected new president of All India Chess Federation (AICF)  

National Women's Day is observed on 13 February every year to honour the work and contribution of Sarojini Naidu, the first female governor of India 

World Radio Day is observed on 13th February 2020. The theme of 2020 is "Radio and Diversity".

Atul Kumar Gupta is elected as The President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for 2020-2021.

Vietnam’s national media group VOV (Voice of Vietnam) opens its first Indian bureau in Delhi 

Singing National Anthem is made compulsory in Maharashtra colleges from Feb 19 

National Winter Games will be hosted in  Gulmarg from 7 March under the Khelo India programme. The event will witness 30 events under four disciplines including snowboarding, snow skiing, cross country, and snow show.

Manpreet Singh won the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Men's Player of the Year award. 

South Indian Bank has emerged the winner in the ‘Most Customer-Centric Bank Using Technology’ category and runner up in the ‘Best Payments Initiative’ category at the Banking Technology 2019 awards instituted by the Indian Banks’ Association.

President Ram Nath Kovind presented President's Colour to Indian Navy's INS Shivaji  

New Zealand Police has recruited first Artificial Intelligence (AI) cop called Ella to the force.  

Valentine's day is celebrated on 14 February every year. The day marks the death anniversary of Saint Valentine. 

Bihar’s Department of Environment and Forest launched the ‘Pyaar ka Paudha‘ Campaign in Patna. 

The Ministry of MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) launched “Apiary on Wheels to make migration easy.

India’s largest air quality monitoring network will be set up in the next five years in Mumbai.

Rishi Sunak who is the British MP of Indian origin elected to the post of Minister of Finance in Britian.

Bio Asia has named the American scientist Dr. Carl H June for the Genome Valley Excellence Award, which has provided innovative cancer treatment.

Amit Panghal ranked number one in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Boxing Task Force’s latest rankings.

Manipur Government launched the new program called ‘Anganphou Hunba‘ to provide irrigation facilities by pumping groundwater

The scientists of Rochester Institute of Technology has discovered the nearest-known ‘baby giant planet’ which is named as “2MASS 1155-7919 b

UP Govt. to replace Yash Bharti Awards with State Cultural Award

Udayan Mane wins TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship in Bengaluru

Eva de Goede of Netherlands named 2019 FIH Women’s Player of the Year by International Hockey Federation (FIH)

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