20th February 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-02-21

? According to the World Population Review report, India has emerged as the 5th-largest world economy in 2019, overtaking the United Kingdom and France.

? The Soil Health Card Day is celebrated every year on 19th February.

? The Delhi Police has integrated its “Himmat Plus App” with the app of ride hailing company “Uber” to ensure safety and security of people travelling in cabs.

? During the “Chintan Shivir”, Union Minister of Coal and Mines Shri Pralhad Joshi stated that India will put an end on importing thermal coal by the Financial Year 2023-24.

? ‘Carried on the shoulders of a nation’ – Sachin Tendulkar has won the Laureus Best Sporting Moment award in the Laureus Awards 2020.

? The former Manchester United goalkeeper Harry Gregg, who was awarded with Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 New Year Honours, passed away recently.

? South Africa Men’s Rugby Team has won the Laureus World Team of the Year award in the Laureus Awards 2020.

? Dirk Nowitzki has won the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award in the Laureus Awards 2020.

? The CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development has certified “Indira Gandhi International Airport” of Delhi as India’s first single-use plastic-free airport.

? Gujarat hosts brainstorming session “Chintan Shivir” to focus on the future prospects of the coal sector.

? The Ministry of Textiles organized “Kala Kumbh” exhibition in New Delhi to promote Geographical Indication (GI) craft and heritage of India.

? The Government of India has renamed ‘The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses’ (IDSA) as ‘Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses’.

? Bangladesh and Nepal have agreed to sign a Free Trade Agreement to enhance trade between the two countries.

? The resolution plan of JSW Steel to take over the bankrupt Bhushan Power and Steel has been approved by the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.

? External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will inaugurate Indian Pavilion at 70th Berlin International Film Festival in Germany.

? “Kick Off The Dream” is the official slogan of the FIFA Under-17 Women’s Football World Cup 2020.

? Legendary women’s golfer Mickey Wright, who won 82 titles of Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour titles during a professional career lasting from 1954 to 1969.

? India to host the FIFA U-17 Women’s Football World Cup 2020.

? Ashraf Ghani has won the Presidential elections of Afghanistan and will become the President of Afghanistan for the 2nd time.

? The Asian Football Confederation’s “Grassroots Charter Bronze Level” membership has been alloted to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to enable the national body to promote its basic-level events as AFC recognised.

? The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced that India will host 2021 Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup.

? Simone Biles has won the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year 2020 award.

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