? The Union Cabinet on February 5, 2020 approved the setting up of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra. The trust will be set up for the construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. PM Modi had made a statement regarding the same in the Lok Sabha on February 4, 2020.
? ‘The Banker’, a magazine run by the Financial Times of England, selected Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das as Banker of the Year-2020 for the Asia-Pacific region.
? Indian paceman Jasprit Bumrah became the first bowler in Twenty20 International cricket to bowl seven maiden overs.
? The Indian Navy recently conducted a coastal security exercise named ‘Malta Abhiyan’ in Kolkata, West Bengal.
? Karnataka has launched the doorstep delivery scheme- Janasevaka scheme to provide citizens with easy access to important government services such as the issuance of ration card, health card, senior citizen card, driver’s licence and marriage registration certificate.
? Paytm has launched an Android POS device for small and medium businesses (SMEs) & merchant partners.
? The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has developed a new vaccine to control ‘classical swine fever’. Earlier, this vaccine was sourced from England.
? Vinod Kumar Shukla has won the inaugural Mathrubhumi Book of the Year award for his translated book “Blue Is Like Blue”.
? Anirban Dasgupta has taken charge as the Director Projects & Business Planning of Steel Authority of India Limited on February, 1, 2020.
? The Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman will be honoured by the Madhya Pradesh government with its National Kishore Kumar Samman.
? The flame-throated bulbul, also called the Rubigula, was chosen as the mascot of the 36th National Games to be held in Goa because it is the state bird.
? Financial intelligence magazine ‘The Banker’ has named Shaktikanta Das as the ‘Central Banker of the Year 2020’ for the Asia-Pacific region for bringing in measures to tighten the rules around NBFCs.
? Cancer cases can rise to 81 percent by 2040, as per a report published by the World Health Organisation on World Cancer Day (February 4, 2020).
? The Government of Bhutan recently passed the ‘Sustainable Development Tax’ Bill. It allows the government of Bhutan to impose a sustainable development tax on tourists arriving in the country.
? In tennis, Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his record 8th men’s singles title at the Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. He defeated Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 for the first time.
? Joaquin Phoenix has won the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards in the category of leading actor.
? Shreyas Iyer has become the first No. 4 player to hit a century outside India in four years. He scored 103 runs out off 107 balls during India’s first ODI against host nation New Zealand on February 5, 2020.
? The Board of Control for Cricket in India has appointed Madan Lal, Rudra Pratap Singh and Sulakshana Naik as the member of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).