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Current Affairs-Prepare for competitive exams 2020

Current affairs hold an important place in competitive exams. They occupy good enough marks and anyone preparing for competitive exams must be diligent towards learning current affairs too. We have combined for you the current affairs of February 2020. You can refer to the current affairs of February 2020 for better preparation of the exams you are awaiting.

  1. AMNESTY SCHEME FOR POWER CONSUMERS IN J&K: The Government has announced Amnesty scheme for power consumers across UT of Jammu & Kashmir on 28th February 2020.
  2. GDP GROWTH IN Q3 2019-20: The National Statistical Office released the data for the GDP growth in the 3rd Quarter of 2019-20 on 28th February 2020. (current affairs feb 2020)
  3. GOVT SANCTIONED 32 PROJECTS UNDER PMKSY: The Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC) has sanctioned a total of 32 projects under the ‘Unit’ scheme of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) on 27th February 2020.
  4. OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL-6 “VAJRA”: : The 6th Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV-6) ’VAJRA’ is launched at Chennai on 27th February 2020. (current affairs feb 2020)
  5. SUMANT KATHPALIA APPOINTED AS INDUSIND BANK CEO: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Sumant Kathpalia as the chief executive of IndusInd Bank for three years on 27th February 2020.
  6. COMPANIES (AUDITOR’S REPORT) ORDER, 2020: : The Corporate affairs ministry has notified the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2020 (CARO, 2020) on 25th February 2020. (current affairs feb 2020)
  7. EX INDRADHANUSH – V 2020: The fifth edition of Ex Indradhanush was commenced at Air Force Station Hindan on 24th Feb 2020 and would formally conclude on 29th Feb 2020.
  8. MARKET INTELLIGENCE AND EARLY WARNING SYSTEM: Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, launched the Market Intelligence and Early Warning System (MIEWS) Web Portal on 26th February 2020. (current affairs feb 2020)
  9. NATIONAL TECHNICAL TEXTILES MISSION: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval to set up a National Technical Textiles Mission on 26th February 2020.
  10. INDIAN BANK TO STOP USING RS 2,000 NOTES IN ATMS: : Indian Bank has started dispensing more of Rs 500 notes instead of Rs 2,000 denomination notes for a gradual phase out of the high denomination currency.
  11. RBI ISSUED NORMS FOR CRR: : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued clarifications on relaxation on cash reserve ratio (CRR) calculations on 26th February 2020. (current affairs feb 2020)
  12. SUGAR OUTPUT ESTIMATE FOR 2019-20: The Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has revised India’s sugar output estimate for the marketing year 2019-20 (October to September) to 26.5 million tonnes (mt), from the earlier estimate of 26 mt on 25th February 2020.
  13. VASANTOTSAV: The 25th cultural fair Vasantotsav, was inaugurated by the Chief Minister Vijay Rupani,
    at Sanskruti Kunj in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 25th February 2020. (current affairs feb 2020)
  14. ISRO TO LAUNCH GISAT-1 ON 5TH MARCH: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch Geo Imaging Satellite (GISAT1) at 5:43PM IST on 5th March 2020, subject to weather conditions.
  15. MP LAUNCHED UNIFIED VEHICLE REGISTRATION CARD: : Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in the country to introduce the unified Vehicle registration card on 25th February 2020. (current affairs feb 2020)
  16. CHATRA VISHWAKARMA AWARDS 2019: Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank presented the Chatra Vishwakarma Awards 2019 to the winners in New Delhi on 24th Feb 2020.
  17. SPICE+ WEB FORM: Injeti Srinivas, Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), inaugurated the ‘SPICe+’ Web Form on 24th February 2020.
  18. ROSS TAYLOR: 1ST TO PLAY 100 MATCHES IN ALL THREE FORMATS: New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor on 21st February 2020, became the first player in the world to play 100 matches in all three formats of cricket. (current affairs feb 2020)
  19. DOT LAUNCHED 5G HACKATHON: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications has launched ‘5G Hackathon’ on 21st February 2020, and will culminate on 16th October 2020.
  20. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS CONCLAVE 2020: The Sustainable Development Goals Conclave 2020: Partnerships, Cooperation and Development of North Eastern states, is being organized by NITI Aayog in Guwahati, Assam, from 24th February 2020. (current affairs feb 2020)
  21. CCI APPROVED GMR INFRA TO PARTNER WITH GROUPE ADP: The anti-trust body Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the proposal of GMR Infrastructure Ltd (GIL) to sell 49% stake in its airport business named GMR Airports Ltd (GAL) to France’s Groupe ADP.
  22. BHARTI INFRATEL MERGER WITH INDUS TOWERS APPROVED: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has given its approval to the merger of two tower companies, Indus Towers with Bharti Infratel. (current affairs feb 2020)
  23. PM-KISAN SCHEME COMPLETED 1 YEAR: : The first anniversary of Central Sector Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PMKISAN) is being observed on 24th February 2020.
  24. D GUKESH WON THE 34TH CANNES OPEN: India’s 13-year old Chess Grandmaster D Gukesh emerged champion in the 34th Cannes Open that was held in Cannes, France on 22nd February 2020. (current affairs feb 2020)
  25. SERB WOMEN EXCELLENCE AWARD-2020: Dr Niti Kumar, Senior Scientist from Division of Molecular Parasitology and Immunology, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow has received SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board) Women Excellence Award-2020.
  26. UNIFORM GST RATE OF 28% ON LOTTERIES: : The Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance has released a notification declaring that the uniform Goods and Service Tax (GST) of 28% will be levied on lotteries from 1st March 2020. (current affairs feb 2020)
  27. GOVT APPROVED CHANGES IN PMFBY: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved major changes in the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBJ) on 19th February 2020.
  28. GOLD DEPOSITS OF OVER 3,000 TONNES DISCOVERED: The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has discovered gold deposits to the tune of around 3,000 tonnes in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh on 21st Feb 2020. (current affairs feb 2020)
  29. RBI APPROVED APPOINTMENT OF SUNIL GURBAXANI FOR DHANLAXMI BANK MD: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Sunil Gurbaxani as Managing Director and CEO of Dhanlaxmi Bank on 20th February 2020.
  30. NATIONAL ORGANIC FOOD FESTIVAL: : The National Organic Food Festival has been inaugurated jointly by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Ministry of Women and Child Development in New Delhi on 21st February 2020. (current affairs feb 2020)
  31. 22ND LAW COMMISSION OF INDIA: : The Union Cabinet approved the constitution of the Twenty-second Law Commission of India on 19th February 2020.
  32. SRI LANKA’S WITHDRAWAL FROM CO-SPONSORSHIP OF UNHRC RESOLUTION 30/1: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa confirmed that his government has decided to withdraw from the co-sponsorship of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution 30/1. (current affairs feb 2020)
  33. CENTRE RELEASED RS 19,950 CR GST COMPENSATION TO STATES/UTS: The Central Government has released 19,950 crore rupees as GST compensation to states/ Union Territories.
  34. CCEA APPROVES SCHEME FOR FORMATION AND PROMOTION OF FPOS: : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval on 19th Feb 2020 for “Formation and Promotion of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) “to form and promote 10,000 new FPOs. (current affairs feb 2020)
  35. SUSTAINABILITY & CHILD FLOURISHING INDEX RANKING: : India ranked 77th on Sustainability index and 131st on Child Flourishing Index Ranking of a UN report, released on 19th February 2020.
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