8th February 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-02-09

? Jaipur “The Pink City” has been certified by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as the World Heritage site.

? Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the government is targeting defence export of 5 billion dollars in the next five years.

? Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry has organized the “Central Asia Business Council” in New Delhi.

? The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has presented the International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy for the year 2019 to Dr N.S. Dharmashaktu.

? As per World Steel Association data, India has become the second-largest steel producer of crude steel by replacing Japan.

? The Academy Award winning Hollywood Actor, producer and director Kirk Douglas passed away. He gave some intense performances in films like Spartacus and Paths of Glory.

? To ensure the home delivery of the government services, Karnataka Government has launched a scheme “Janasevaka“.

? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will conduct the “Financial Literacy Week 2020” from February 10 to February 14, 2020.

? China is ranked 1st among the largest steel producers of crude steel as per World Steel Association data.

? Romania’s pro-European government collapsed in a parliamentary no-confidence vote after only three months in office. Klaus Iohannis is the present president of Romania.

? Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has signed 1st term contract with Russian Rosneft to import 2 Million Metric Tonnes of Urals grade crude oil to India for the year 2020.

? World Health Organisation has called for 675 million US dollars in donations for a plan to fight against the novel coronavirus.

? American singer Katy Perry has become the ambassador of new British Asian Trust’s Children’s Protection Fund for India recently unveiled by Britain’s Prince Charles.

? Jindal South West (JSW) Steel has appointed Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant as its brand ambassador.

? Hockey India and Sports Authority of India (SAI) has announced the plan of establishing the High Performance Hockey Centres.

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