09 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

09 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

09 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

1. Bangladesh wins ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020

  • Bangladesh beat India by three wickets to win maiden ICC U-19 World Cup cricket title by Duckworth-Lewis method in South Africa.
  • In final, Bangladesh first restricted India to a meagre 177 in 47.2 overs and then did well enough to score a revised target of 170 in 42.1 overs.
  • For India, Yashaswi Jaiswal scored 88 runs off 121 balls.
  • Bangladeshi skipper Akbar Ali was declared the Player of the Match for his captaincy and unbeaten 43.
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 State Affairs

2. Haryana launches Rs 1500 crore Mukhyamantri Parivartan Yojna

  • Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal has launched “Mukhyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojna”.
  • Under this scheme, annual financial assistance of Rs 6000 will be provided to those families, whose annual income is upto Rs 1.80 lakh and land holding is less than 5 acres.
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 International Affairs

3. Nepal to count LGBT population in census for first time

  • Nepal’s upcoming national census will for the first time count the LGBT population in the Himalayan nation in order to better allocate government jobs and education set aside for minority groups.
  • The exact population of LGBT would help determine how much of the quota in these jobs and education will go to them.
  • A new constitution adopted in 2015 forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation, reaffirming a 2008 Supreme Court ruling.
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 International Affairs

4. Prince Charles unveils children's protection fund for India

  • Britain's Prince Charles has unveiled a new children's protection fund for India as part of British Asian Trust, the charity founded by him in 2007 to fight poverty in South Asia.
  • The British Asian Trust's Children's Protection Fund will cover child sexual abuse, child labour and trafficking,
  • It will reduce the exploitation of children by 50 per cent in India for over 10 years.
  • American singer Katy Perry will be the ambassador of the new fund.
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 Arts & Culture

5. 1st look of biopic on former President APJ Abdul Kalam released

  • Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has released the first look of a biopic on former President APJ Abdul Kalam in New Delhi.
  • Mr Javadekar along with Producer and Director Madhur Bhandarkar and Hollywood Producer & Director Johnny Martin released a poster of the film on the occasion.
  • Hollywood actor Muhammad Ali is playing Dr Kalam’s role in the movie.
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 Defense

6. Army gets upgraded 155mm artillery gun at Defexpo

  • The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) handed over Sharang, the first 130mm M-46 artillery gun upgraded to 155mm to the Indian Army.
  • It was formally handed over by OFB Chairman Hari Mohan to Army Chief Gen. Manoj Naravane at the ongoing Defexpo.
  • The Army had issued the Request For Proposal (RFP) in 2013 for both OFB and private industry.
  • The gun’s range has now gone from 27km to over 36km with the upgrade.
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 Defense

7. Army gets upgraded 155mm artillery gun at Defexpo

  • The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) handed over Sharang, the first 130mm M-46 artillery gun upgraded to 155mm to the Indian Army.
  • It was formally handed over by OFB Chairman Hari Mohan to Army Chief Gen. Manoj Naravane at the ongoing Defexpo.
  • The Army had issued the Request For Proposal (RFP) in 2013 for both OFB and private industry.
  • The gun’s range has now gone from 27km to over 36km with the upgrade.
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 National Affairs

8. National conference on e-governance 2020 concludes in Mumbai

  • National Health Authority, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare received Gold for Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, under the category Excellence in Government Process Re-engineering for Digital Transformation.
  • IIT Roorkee’s Satellite-Based Agriculture Information System: An Efficient Application of ICT - received the Gold Award for Outstanding Research on Citizen-Centric Services.
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 Sports

9. Haryana win 10th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship

  • Haryana thrashed Sports Authority of India (SAI) 6-0 to win the 10th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2020 (A Division) title at Kollam.
  • Manisha was the first to get on the score sheet for Haryana in the 19th minute.
  • Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy beat Hockey Maharashtra 2-1 in the third-fourth place play-off match.
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 Sports

10. Armand Duplantis breaks Pole Vault World Record

  • Swedish Armand Duplantis broke the world record in the pole vault with a jump of 20 feet 2 ¾ inches, or 6.17 meters.
  • At an indoor meet in Torun, Poland, Duplantis edged by a centimetre the previous record set in 2014 by Renaud Lavillenie of France, the 2012 Olympic champion.
  • He will represent Sweden, his mother’s home country, instead of the United States at the Olympics.
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 International Affairs

11. Meeting of BBIN Motor Vehicle Act held in New Delhi

  • A meeting of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal on the BBIN MVA (Motor Vehicle Act) was held in New Delhi
  • They discussed the passenger and cargo Protocols that are to give effect to the Motor Vehicles Agreement for the Regulation of Passenger, Personal and Cargo Vehicular Traffic between the countries.
  • The delegations recalled commitments made for implementation of the BBIN MVA and the importance of trade, economic cooperation.
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