11th February 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-02-12

? The Delhi Assembly has 70 constituencies. In the 2015 Delhi Elections, AAP had won 67 seats, BJP had won three seats and the Congress had drawn a blank.

? Uttar Pradesh government has announced an internship scheme for the tenth, 12th and graduate students of the state to brighten employment prospects by linking the students to various technical institutes and industries.

? The World Unani Day is observed every year on February 11. The day commemorates the birth anniversary of great Unani scholar and social reformer Hakim Ajmal Khan.

? The Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) has established a research and development centre named ‘Science and Applied Research Alliance and Support (SARAS)’.

? Haryana’s Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched Mukhyamantri Pariwar Smridhi scheme on the completion of 100 days of state government. The government will provide two thousand rupees to poor farmers in three installments in this scheme.

? Hyderabad Metro Rail has become the second largest operational metro rail network in India after Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

? Kerala’s Finance Minister Thomas Isaac announced in the state budget that Kerala will ban the sale of both compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) and incandescent (filament) bulbs from November 2020. All street lights and bulbs in government offices will be replaced with LED lights.

? The International team of astronomers led by scientists at the University of California, United States(US) have discovered an Ultramassive monster galaxy dubbed as XMM-2599.

? India’s forward player Lalremsiami has been selected as the 2019 FIH Women’s Rising Star of the Year. She defeated Argentina’s Julieta Jankunas and Frederique Matla of the Netherlands.

? 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.

? Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand has received an honourable mention in the male category of the prestigious 2019 International Olympic Committee’s Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the role he played in the development of the game in the country.

? The National Deworming Day is observed every year on 10 February across the country to deworm children and adolescents to reduce the prevalence of parasitic worms in the intestine.

? Ankita Raina won her third title when she triumphed in the final of the USD 25000 ITF women’s doubles event with partner Bibiane Schoofs.

? The Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre (LSRC) Red won the first Men’s section Khelo India Ice Hockey tournament 2020.

? The Marine Products Export Development Authority launched a certification system ‘Shaphari’ for aquaculture that it claimed guarantees quality shrimp Post Larvae (PL) and authenticates their quality in the highly competitive international market.

? World Pulses Day is observed globally on 10 February every year to recognize the importance of pulses (chickpeas, dry beans, lentils, dry peas and lupins among others) as a global food.

? Australia were presented with the ICC Women’s Championship trophy, which they have retained by taking a winning lead in the eight-team ODI competition played from 2017 to 2020.

? India has been ranked 40th out of 53 countries in the International Intellectual Property (IP) Index released by the Global Innovation Policy Center or GIPC of the US Chambers of Commerce.

? Sydney Sixers won their second T20 Big Bash League title as they beat Melbourne Stars by 19 runs in a final at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

? “Hunar Haat” a mega mission of economic empowerment of needy master artisans and craftsmen was recently inaugurated at Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

? Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team defeated India Under-19 team in the finals to win the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 held at JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

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