01 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

01 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

01 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

1. Union budget 2020-21 presented by Finance Minister

  • The Union Budget 2019-20 presented by the Union Finance Minister 'Nirmala Sitharaman' in Lok Sabha.
  • The annual financial statement of a government, the Union budget gives details about the revenue and expenditure of the Centre in the past and estimated spending and projections for the coming year.
  • The themes of this Budget: Aspiration, development, compassion.
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2. Indian Navy launches operation 'Vanilla' to provide disaster relief

  • Indian Navy has launched operation 'Vanilla' to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief at Madagascar.
  • Operation Vanilla has been launched to provide assistance to the affected population of Madagascar post devastation caused by Cyclone Diane.
  • The Indian Navy Ship is geared to set up medical camp and provide food, water and other necessary relief material.
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 Important Dates

3. 1st February:Indian Coast Guard Day

  • Indian Coast Guard (ICG) celebrated its raising day on February 1.
  • ICG protects India's maritime interests and enforces maritime law, with jurisdiction over the territorial waters of India, including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone.
  • It operates under the Ministry of Defence.
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 National & International Appointments

4. RBI appoints ED Janak Raj as member of Monetary Policy Committee

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed its Executive Director Janak Raj as member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the highest interest rate-setting body.
  • Raj replaces M D Patra, who was recently elevated as Deputy Governor of the RBI.
  • The government had in 2016 constituted MPC to set the benchmark interest rate.
  • The MPC is headed by the RBI Governor.
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 State Affairs

5. Month-long Nagoba jatara concludes in Telangana

  • A Month-long Nagoba Jatara concluded in Telangana with the ceremony of Betal puja.
  • It is the second biggest tribal carnival and celebrated by the Mesaram clan of Gond tribes for 10 days.
  • Tribal people from Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh belonging to the Mesram clan offer prayers at the festival.
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6. India-Bangladesh JT Exercise SAMPRITI-IX

  • As part of the ongoing Indo-Bangladesh defence cooperation, a joint military training exercise SAMPRITI-IX is being conducted at UMROI, Meghalaya, India.
  • Exercise SAMPRITI is an important bilateral defence cooperation endeavour between India and Bangladesh and will be the ninth edition of the exercise which is hosted alternately by both countries.
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 Arts & Culture

7. 34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela begins today

  • The cultural extravaganza Surajkund International Crafts Mela (34th) has been inaugurated at Faridabad (Haryana).
  • This year Himachal Pradesh is the theme state.
  • Artistes will showcase the art, culture, heritage, handicrafts, and cuisine of the state.
  • Surajkund is located near the Surajkund village between the villages of Baharpur and Lakkarpur in Faridabad district of Haryana.
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8. Flame-Throated Bulbul 'Rubigula' official mascot for 2020 National Game

  • 'Rubigula', Flame-Throated Bulbul, has been unveiled as the official mascot for the Goa 2020 National Games in Panaji, Goa from 20th October to 4th November 2020.
  • The event will see participation by 36 states and union territories, 12,000 athletes, officials and will host 37 sports disciplines across 24 venues in Goa.
  • The Flame-Throated Bulbul is the state bird of Goa.
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9. Veteran feminist writer Vidya Bal passes away

  • Veteran social activist & feminist writer Vidya Bal (84-years) passed away at a private nursing in Pune.
  • She Known for her heroic crusade against oppressive practices involving women.
  • Bal was in the forefront in the fight for women’s rights and equality with men.
  • Bal always motivated women to break the shackles of oppression and fight for their rights.
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 Honours & Awards

10. Mo O'Brien : 1st deaf person to row across Atlantic Ocean

  • Pharmacy worker (60-years) has become the first deaf person on record to row an ocean by finishing a 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic.
  • Mo O'Brien and her fellow crew members, including her daughter, landed on the Caribbean island of Antigua 49 days after setting out from the Canary Island of La Gomera in December.
  • Ms O'Brien, rowed almost 3,000 miles (4,800km) of Atlantic Ocean with her daughter and their friend Claire Allinson.
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11. ISRO announces it is preparing low-cost satellite launch vehicles

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it is preparing low-cost satellite launch vehicles costing around 30-35 crores rupees each, which can put into orbit satellites weighing 500 kgs.
  • The first such launch is expected to take place in the next four months from the country.
  • ISRO has earmarked 1,600 million Dollars for launch vehicles of which 870 million Dollars will be for PSLV and the remaining for GSLV.
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12. Sofia Kenin wins Australian Open Grand Slam Singles title 2020

  • American Sofia Kenin (21-years) has won the Australian Open Grand Slam Singles title 2020 (108th edition) at Melbourne, Australia.
  • She defeated GarbiƱe Muguruza in the final 4–6, 6–2, 6–2.
  • Kenin was the youngest Australian Open finalist since Ana Ivanovic, and the youngest champion since Maria Sharapova, both in 2008.
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