16th February 2020 – Current Affairs
Stuff Reporter | 20-02-17

? BioAsia 2020 has announced the Genome Valley Excellence Award. American immunologist and oncologist Dr. Carl H June will be presented this award for their contributions to life sciences.

? India celebrates Sarojini Naidu’s birthday as National Women’s Day every year on February 13. She was famous for her nickname ‘Nightingale of India’ or ‘Bharat Kokila’ because of her poems.

? Indian feminist scholar, activist Gita Sen has won the prestigious Dan David Prize 2020 under “present” category.

? Veteran space scientist G Narayanan has been named the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation’s newly formed commercial entity New Space India Ltd (NSIL).

? Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has announced Khelo India winter games 2020 which will be held in the Union Territory of Ladakh.

? Senior IAS officer Rajiv Bansal was named the Chairman and Managing Director of national carrier Air India.

? Devesh Srivastava is the present Chairman and MD of General Insurance Corporation of India.

? Former Chairman and Director General of The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) Rajindra Kumar Pachauri passed away. Pachauri received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the IPCC, with the former United States (US) Vice President, Al Gore, for the year 2007.

? Pawan Kumar Agarwal, CEO of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, has been named Secretary, Consumer Affairs.

? The Ghaziabad police launched ‘Operation Nakail’ under which the identity of all auto-rickshaw drivers will be verified and a unique four-digit number will be allotted to them.

? Novartis CEO Dr. Vasant Narsimhan will be presented this Genome Valley Excellence Award for their contributions to life sciences.

? Mumbai is the headquarters of General Insurance Corporation of India.

? India’s reinsurance company, General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) has received the license from Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia) to commence reinsurance business in Russia.

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