14th February 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-02-15

? Facebook launched its ‘We Think Digital’ programme, under which the social media giant will provide digital literacy training to 1 lakh women across seven states, including Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar.

? Centralized Public Grievance Redress And Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) Reforms was launched during the National Workshop on e-office held in New Delhi.

? President Ram Nath Kovind presented ‘President’s Colour’ to the INS Shivaji at a ceremony in Lonavala, Maharashtra.

? South Indian Bank has bagged the award in the ‘Most Customer-Centric Bank Using Technology’ category at the Banking Technology 2019 awards instituted by the Indian Banks’ Association.

? The world-famous ski destination Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir is all set to host a five-day National Winter Games from March 7 under the Khelo India program.

? Italian super bike maker Ducati has appointed Bipul Chandra as the new Managing Director of its India operations.

? The United Nations annually celebrates World Radio Day on 13th of February.

? Indian-origin Rishi Sunak has been named as the new Finance Minister of the United Kingdom by PM Boris Johnson.

? The Union Ministry of Finance has notified ‘Printing of One Rupee Currency Notes Rules, 2020’ vide Gazzette Notification G.S.R. 95(E) dated February 7, 2020.

? Tata Global Beverages Ltd has been renamed as Tata Consumer Products Ltd to spearhead FMCG ambitions of the $ 113-billion Tata group.

? India and Portugal exchanged 7 MoUs on February 14, 2020 to expand cooperation in areas such as industrial and intellectual property rights, maritime transport, port development and audio-visual co-production.

? The UK-based OneWeb company has sent 34 satellites into orbit on a single Soyuz rocket, from Baikonur port, Kazakhstan.

? Antarctica recorded its hottest-ever temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius recently, according to the World Meteorological Organization. The highest temperature recorded previously in the continent was 18.3 Degrees Celsius, which was recorded in January 1982.

? The Banking Technology 2019 awards was instituted by the Indian Banks’ Association and held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

? Amit Panghal was ranked number one by the IOC’s Boxing Task Force ahead of next month’s Olympic Qualifiers. Amit had won the historic silver medal at the World Championships in the 52-kg weight category.

? The Haryana government has launched an initiative called ‘Reading Mission- Haryana’ to encourage reading habit among the young students of the state.

? Indian Hockey Team captain Manpreet Singh has become the first Indian to win FIH’s Men’s Player of the Year 2019 award. He beat Belgium’s Arthur van Dorren and Argentina’s Lucas Villa to win the honour.

? Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has started developing a 200-km strike range tactical ballistic missile name as ‘Pranash’.

? According to the Finance Ministry’s notification on ‘Printing of One Rupee Currency Notes Rules, 2020’, the dimension of the note shall be 9.7cm x 6.3 cm.

? Indian women’s hockey team striker Lalremsiami has been adjudged the FIH Rising Star of the Year 2019.

? Martin Guptill surpassed former player Nathan Astle to become the top scorer as an opener for New Zealand in ODI cricket.

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