17th February 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-02-18

? Gokulam Kerala were crowned champions of the Hero Indian Women’s League after a dramatic 3-2 victory over Kangchup Road Young Physical and Sports Association (KRYPHSA) FC in the final in Bengaluru.

? Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated projects worth Rs 1200 crore in Varanasi including Kashi-Mahakal Express that connects Varanasi to Ujjain.

? Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) has recently launched a mobile application ‘CREDAI Awaas app’ to help buyers and developers in buying and purchasing properties.

? Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the first inter-city electric bus service, between Mumbai and Pune.

? The first intercity electric bus service between Mumbai and Pune was started on February 14, 2020. Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated this electric bus service. This electric bus has a seating capacity of 43 people.

? Adani Group inked agreements with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for the management, operations and development of Ahmedabad, Mangaluru and Lucknow airports.

? India and Portugal exchanged 14 agreements and understandings in a number of key areas, including maritime, intellectual property rights, aerospace and scientific research.

? Inflation based on wholesale prices increased to 3.1 percent in January from 2.59 percent in the previous month. This increase is due to the increase in the prices of food items like onions and potatoes.

? The conference will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from February 17-22, 2020.The Asian elephant and the Great Indian Bustard will be included in the Global Conservation List at this conference.

? Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda has made a new record by completing the five km road race in 12 minutes 51 seconds. He broke Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto (13.18 seconds) record by 27 seconds which he made in Valencia last month.

? Wadia group-promoted GoAir has appointed Vinay Dube as the airline’s Chief Executive Officer.

? Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt received the Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and Actress for the film ‘Gully Boy’. Apart from that, Ayushmann Khurrana baggeds the Best Actor (Male) Critics Award for ‘Article 15’.

? The Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, recently announced that the state government will give Rs. 6 crore to players those winning Gold Medal in Olympic Games.

? India star Smriti Mandhana rose three rungs to fourth but Jemimah Rodrigues dropped to seventh in the latest ICC women’s T20 International rankings for batters.

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