06 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

06 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

06 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

1. Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged at 5.15 %

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced its fifth bi-monthly monetary policy review of the current financial year 2019-20.
  • The RBI keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 5.15%.
  • Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF remains unchanged at 4.90%.
  • The marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate at 5.40%.
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 Important Dates

2. 6th Feb: International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

  • International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is a United Nations-sponsored annual awareness day that takes place on 6th February as part of the UN's efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation.
  • 2020 Theme: 'Unleashing Youth Power'.
  • Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons.
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 International Affairs

3. US Prez Donald Trump acquitted of all impeachment charges

  • The United States President Donald Trump has been acquitted of all impeachment charges.
  • The US Senate has acquitted President Trump on two articles of impeachment that are- abuse of power and obstruction to Congress.
  • The Republican-majority Senate voted 52-48 to acquit him of abuse of power and 53-47 to acquit him of obstruction of Congress.
  • The ruling Republican party has 53 seats while the Democrats have 47.
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4. Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas passes away

  • Hollywood legend and veteran actor Kirk Douglas (103-years) passed away at Beverly Hills, California in the US.
  • He is perhaps best known for his role as Spartacus, a Stanley Kubrick classic which won four Oscars and was so popular that its iconic "I am Spartacus" scene entered the pop culture lexicon. Born in New York in 1916.
  • He was also the father of Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas.
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5. Rakhi Halder bags gold at Senior Women's National Weightlifting Cham

  • Rakhi Halder has bagged gold in the 64kg category of the Senior Women's National Weightlifting Championships (35th edition) in Kolkata.
  • Halder lifted 93 kg in snatch & 117 kg in clean and jerk to clinch the gold medal.
  • She was 10kg ahead of her nearest rival Harjinder Kaur of Chandigarh.
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 International Affairs

6. Romania's pro-European govt collapses after no-confidence vote

  • Romania's pro-European government collapsed in a parliamentary no-confidence vote yesterday after only three months in office.
  • A total of 261 of 465 MPs voted in favour of a motion against the minority government led by Ludovic Orban, which took over in November.
  • Now, President Klaus Iohannis appoint a new Prime Minister who in turn must try to assemble a majority.
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 National Affairs

7. PM Modi announces setting up of ‘Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra’

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in the Parliament that Cabinet has approved the Ram Mandir Trust named as ‘Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra’.
  • There will be 15 trustees in Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust while one trustee will always be from Dalit society.
  • K. Parasaran (92-years) has been appointed the chairman of the trust, take decision-related to the construction of the temple.
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 State Affairs

8. UP government approves five acre land to Sunni Waqf Board in Ayodhya

  • Uttar Pradesh cabinet government headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has approved five-acre land to Sunni Waqf Board at village Dhannipur under Sohaval Tehsil near Raunahi police station in Ayodhya district.
  • The proposed land is 18 kilometres from Ayodhya.
  • The supreme court in its historic decision on 9th November 2019 had ordered to allot five-acre land in Ayodhya to Sunni Waqf Board for construction of a Mosque.
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 Banking & Finance

9. Reliance General launches health insurance plan “Infinity”

  • Reliance General Insurance Company Limited has launched a comprehensive health insurance plan named “Reliance Health Infinity”.
  • The policy offers 90 days pre and 180 days post hospitalization cover, along with sum insured ranging from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 1 crore, and free restore benefits.
  • This insurance plan (offers Ayush benefit), expenses incurred are covered on treatment in a hospital under Ayurveda, Unani, Sidha and Homeopathy.
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 Banking & Finance

10. Cooperative banks to come under RBI watch

  • The Union Cabinet has approved an amendment to the Banking Regulation Act to bring multi-state cooperative banks under the watch of the central bank.
  • It prevents a repeat of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank-like crisis.
  • The finance minister had in her budget speech announced an increase in the insurance cover for depositors to Rs 5 lakh from Rs 1 lakh.
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 International Affairs

11. WHO calls for USD 675m in donations to fight novel coronavirus

  • According to the World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom, WHO has called for 675 million US dollar in donations for a plan to fight the novel coronavirus.
  • Mr Tedros said 60 million US dollar of the funds would be for WHO operations while the remainder would go to countries requiring assistance to guard against the deadly virus.
  • WHO was sending 500,000 masks and 40,000 respirators to 24 countries from its warehouses in Dubai and Accra.
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