3rd February 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-02-04

? Kerala government has confirmed the third positive case of Coronavirus in India. According to the Kerala health department, an infected patient has been kept in an isolated ward. It was also informed that the patient is stable and under-treatment.

? The Maldives separated from the Commonwealth about three years ago on the issue of human rights. The Maldives seceded from the Commonwealth due to its lack of progress on democratic reforms. The Maldives requested the Commonwealth to let them rejoin the group.

? The President of Iraq Barham Salih designated Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as the new prime minister of the country. Allawi replaced Adel Abdul-Mahdi who resigned last year.

? India’s senior bureaucrat Ajay Bisaria recently appointed as the High Commissioner to Canada. He is a 1987-bath IFS officer who worked as the private secretary to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

? This day is organized to raise global awareness about the important role of wetlands for our planet. World Wetland Day was celebrated for the first time on February 02, 1997, on the completion of 16 years of the Ramsar Conference.

? State-owned Bank of Baroda has signed a pact with Care Ratings to assess the credit quality of its small and medium enterprises (SME) customers.

? Pakistan has recently declared National Emergency due to a heavy attack of locusts on crops. Millions of hectares of land have been destroyed by these locusts.

? Seasoned diplomat Ajay Bisaria was appointed High Commissioner to Canada, a posting considered important in view of India’s close ties with the North American country.

? Sofia Kenin won the Australian Open women’s singles title by defeating two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza. Sofia Kenin won a major for the first time.

? Delegates from over 60 countries including China, Russia, the UK, and South Korea will participate in the upcoming DefExpo, India”s mega defense exhibition, which is being held in Lucknow from February 5-9.

? World No-2 Novak Djokovic defeated the Dominic Thiem of Austria in the final of the Australian Open to clinch the title of the first Grand Slam of the year for the eighth time.

? Economic Survey 2019-20 has projected economic growth at 6 to 6.5 percent in the Next financial year.

? India’s first-ever chocolate museum is located in Tamil Nadu’s Ooty and run by a local family.

? Wrestler Ravinder Kumar, who won a silver medal at the Under-23 World Championships last year, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and he has been banned for four years.

? Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has become the first player in the Spanish football history to record 500 wins.

? Former India cricketers Rudra Pratap Singh, Madan Lal, and Sulkashana Naik were appointed members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) by the BCCI.

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