9th February 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-02-10

? The Supreme Court has directed the states to establish Gram Nyayalayas to provide speedy and inexpensive justice to people in rural areas at their doorsteps.

? The Supreme Court of India has appointed retired Kerala High Court judge C N Ramachandaran Nair to formulate an inventory and valuation report of ornaments at Sabarimala temple.

? Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg has announced her resignation from the post of Chief Economist of the World Bank.

? The state government of Madhya Pradesh has decided to employ drones for mapping of villages.

? Andhra Pradesh government has launched the first Disha Police Station in Rajamahendravaram city to provide speedy justice for female victims of Sexual assault, Sexual harassment and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.

? The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority has decided to increase the minimum net worth criterion for pension fund managers from Rs 25 crore to Rs 50 crore.

? National Payments Corporation of India has permitted the instant messaging platform WhatsApp to expand its Unified Payment Interface (UPI) services to 10 million users.

? Aart Kraay will replace Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg as the interim Chief Economist of the World Bank.

? Indian Army has developed first bulletproof helmet of the world which can stop an AK-47 bullet round fired from a distance of 10 meters. The Ballistic helmet is developed by an Indian Army Major Anoop Mishra.

? National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s astronaut Christina Koch has returned to Earth after her record stay of 328 days in space.

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