21st & 22th February 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-02-23

? External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar inaugurated the Indian pavilion at the Berlin International Film Festival. This festival will be held from February 20 to March 1, 2020.

? Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has announced the launch of “Bezos Earth Fund” to combat Climate Change.

? The 15th Finance Commission has appointed ITC Chairman and Managing Director Sanjiv Puri as the head of an eight-member panel on agriculture exports.

? Indian-born British businessman, Sanjeev Gupta-led GFG Alliance completed the strategic acquisition of Adhunik Metaliks Ltd (Adhunik) and Zion Steel in a Rs 425 crore cash deal, making its entry in the Indian market.

? Symposium on Emerging Opportunities for Indian Textiles and Crafts was held in New Delhi.

? The sixth edition of the Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series will be held at the clay courts of the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) from February 24-26 with four-time Grand Slam winner Mary Pierce as event ambassador.

? The government of Nepal observes the National Democracy Day every year on 19th of February.

? Arunachal Pradesh is celebrating its 34th Statehood Day on 20th February.

? GoI will set up the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) under the Consumer Protection Act 2019 by the first week of April 2020.

? According to 22nd edition of the world language database Ethnologue, Hindi was the 3rd most spoken language of the world in 2019 with 615 million speakers.

? National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) has organized a meeting on Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients (API) Industry.

? The 2nd Phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen was approved by the Union Cabinet till 2024-25.

? The Gujarat government signed an MoU with State Bank of India (SBI) to facilitate approval of loans to entrepreneurs in the MSME sector with ease.

? The World Day of Social Justice is celebrated annually on 20 February all over the world.

? Indian billionaire BR Shetty has resigned as the Co-Chairman of UAE’s biggest hospital operator NMC Health, which he founded in 1975.

? “Run for India Tea” has been organized in collaboration by Tripura Tea Development Corporation (TTDC) and Tea Board of India in Tripura.

? Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Laxmanbhai Mandaviya has laid the foundation stone of a modern lighthouse at Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu.

? India will host the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup in 2022.

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

? Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar released the Reference Annual Bharat 2020 & India 2020 in New Delhi.

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