? The central government has given in-principle approval for the construction of a new major port at Vadhavan in Maharashtra. This port will help to keep the largest ship. It will cost around Rs.5500 cr.
? UNESCO has handed over the formal certificate of World Heritage City to Jaipur. UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay conferred this certificate.
? World Wetlands Day is annually celebrated globally on 2nd of February.
? India’s biggest rural technical festival titled ‘Antahpragnya 2020’ held in Basar town of Nirmal District of Telangana.
? India’s biggest rural technical festival titled ‘Antahpragnya 2020’ held with theme of “Spot and encourage rural tech innovators”.
? The central government has constituted ‘Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra’ trust for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Senior advocate K Parasaran will head the Ram Mandir Trust.
? The National Anti-Doping Agency has suspended weightlifter Ramshad AR for a period of 2 years for violating the anti-doping rules.
? This award is given by the Madhya Pradesh Government. Actress Waheeda Rehman was awarded two lakh rupees, shawl and memento as a Kishore Kumar Samman.
? The legendary Hollywood actor, Kirk Douglas passed away at his family home in Beverly Hills at the age of 103 years on February 5, 2020. He has acted in iconic films including the Spartacus, Paths of Glory, Champion, the Vikings and the Bad and the Beautiful.
? Pramod Agrawal assumed charge as the new chairman and managing director of Coal India Ltd.
? The union government has set the target of installing 100 GigaWatt solar power and 60 GigaWatt wind power capacity across the nation by December 2022. The target would be achieved through the implementation of various schemes.
? Sri Lanka celebrated its 72nd Independence Day on 4th February 2020.
? The World Health Organization has requested funds worth USD 675m in donations to fight the novel coronavirus in countries that are being considered particularly “at risk”. The donation has been requested to fund WHO’s plan for the next three months.
? World Wetlands Day is annually celebrated globally to raise the awareness about the crucial role played by wetlands for people and our planet. The theme of World Wetlands Day 2020 is “Wetlands and Biodiversity”.
? Indian and Russian companies exchanged 11 MoUs on Day 2 of DEFEXPO 2020 on February 6, 2020. The major companies that were a part of the agreements include Bharat Dynamics Limited, BHEL and Vista control from India and BEML, INVERSIA and UVZ from Russia. Three agreements were signed in relation to production of different defence equipment such as parts of t-72, T-90, radar systems and 3D modeling.
? The ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 is taking place in South Africa.