7th February 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-02-08

? The International Gandhi Award for Leprosy in the individual category went to Dr. NS Dharmashaktu for his exemplary work towards fighting leprosy. The honour was presented by President Ram Nath Kovind on February 6, 2020.

? Indian Oil Corporation Limited has picked up a minority equity stake in Israel’s battery developer Phinergy to jointly set up a facility in India to manufacture metal-air batteries for electric vehicles.

? President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy to the Leprosy Mission Trust under the institutional category for its tireless work with the people afflicted by Leprosy for over a century.

? Reliance General Insurance Company Limited has launched a comprehensive health insurance plan named “Reliance Health Infinity”.

? Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog has begin a series of innovation demo days. The first innovation demo day was held in New Delhi.

? Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation has increased the insurance coverage for depositors in all insured banks from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh with effect from February 4, 2020.

? RBI has increased the real GDP growth for fiscal year 2020-21 from 5% to 6% in its 6th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2019-20.

? According to the 6th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2019-20, the repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) is 5.15%.

? The Madhya Pradesh state government has decided to deploy drones to map villages. This will be the first time that drones are being used to make maps in the state.

? Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will partner with Israel Aerospace Industries for the manufacturing of advanced Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs) in India.

? Romania’s government fell to a no-confidence vote in the Parliament on February 5, 2020 after being in office for only three months. Overall, 261 out of 465 MPs voted against the minority government.

? Eastern Railways has partnered with Amazon India to set up a pick-up kiosk at the Sealdah railway station in Kolkata, West Bengal.

? Romania’s government fell to a no-confidence vote in the Parliament on February 5, 2020 after being in office for only three months. Overall, 261 out of 465 MPs voted against the minority government.

? US astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth on February 6, 2020 after a record space station mission. She completed 328 days aboard the International Space Station, the most by any woman, surpassing previous record-holder Peggy Whitson’s 289-day record. Koch, however, fell short of Scott Kelly’s all-time US record by 12 days.

? The Union Cabinet has approved amendments to the Banking Regulation Act to empower Reserve Bank of India to have better control over urban co-operative banks and Multi-state cooperative banks.

? Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation has increased the insurance coverage for depositors in all insured banks from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh with effect from February 4, 2020.

? The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female is observed globally to eradicate female genital mutilation. The theme of the day for 2020 is “Unleashing Youth Power”.

? The Indian Olympic Association has invited BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to become the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Olympics.

? Weightlifter Sambo Lapung has won the gold medal with a national record of 188kg in clean and jerk in the men’s 89kg event of the National Weightlifting Championships held in Kolkata.

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Mousumi
Mousumi
2 years ago

Good