10 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

10 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

10 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

1. National Deworming Day being observed across the country today

  • The National Deworming Day is being observed across the country today.
  • Children and adolescents in the age group of 1 to 19 years are being administered a single dose of a safe medicine Albendazole in all states and Union Territories on the occasion.
  • The objective of the day is to deworm children and adolescents to reduce the prevalence of parasitic worms in the intestine.
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 State Affairs

2. Chhattisgarh Govt decides to impose permanent ban on hookah bars

  • In the Cabinet meeting of the Chhattisgarh chaired by  Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, the state govt. has decided to cancel licenses issued for running hookah centres.
  • The decision comes in the wake of complaints that school students, children and youth are getting attracted towards tobacco use and other addictions.
  • The State Cabinet has also decided to close 49 liquor shops as part of its declared policy of gradually moving towards prohibition.
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3. Renowned thinker, writer P Parameswaran passes away in Kerala

  • Renowned thinker, writer and the founder-director of Bharatiya Vichara kendram P Parameswaran passed away at Ottapalam in Kerala.
  • He was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2018 and Padma Shri in 2004.
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 State Affairs

4. Cauvery delta to be declared a protected agriculture zone

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy has said, the Cauvery Delta Region in the state will be declared a protected special agricultural zone.
  • The foundation stone for what is touted as Asia’s largest livestock farm at Thalaivasal village near his hometown Salem.
  • The Cauvery delta region is an important agriculture region in Tamil Nadu and farmers continue to do agriculture, despite climate challenges.
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 National Affairs

5. Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat campaign starts across country today

  • Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Campaign (18-day) gets underway across the country, organised by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
  • In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mooted the idea of a cultural connection between different regions.
  • The objectives of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat include celebrating the Unity in Diversity of our nation and promoting the spirit of national integration through engagement between all states and UT.
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 Arts & Culture

6. MP Governor Lalji Tandon inaugurates Hunar Haat in Indore

  • Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon inaugurated Hunar Haat in Indore, organized by the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
  • Hunar Haat is an exhibition of handicrafts and traditional products made by artisans from the Minority communities.
  • Hunar Haat is organized under USTTAD-Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development scheme.
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 Honours & Awards

7. Oscars 2020: Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor trophy

  • Hollywood star Joaquin Phoenix has won the best actor trophy for his performance in "Joker" at the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony at Dolby Theatre in Los Angles, United States.
  • Renee Zellweger won the best actress for her poignant portrayal of yesteryear actor-singer Judy Garland in Rupert Goold's “Judy”.
  • Director Bong Joon Ho ed has won best director Oscar for his sensational class satire "Parasite".
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 Summits & Conferences

8. 5th Dhaka Art Summit inaugurated in Bangladesh

  • Dhaka Art Summit ( biennial art extravaganza of Bangladesh) was inaugurated by State Minister for Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh K M Khalid.
  • More than 500 artists, sculptors, architects and art professionals from various countries are participating in the Summit.
  • The Summit will also featuring live events, panel discussions and puppet shows among other things.
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9. Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre Red wins Khelo India Ice Hockey tournament

  • The Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre (LSRC) Red won the first Men’s section Khelo India Ice Hockey tournament 2020, by defeating Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) team.
  • Around 6,800 athletes across 37 (states and union territories) teams competed in a total of 20 sports events.
  • Khelo India is an initiative taken by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to aware people about the importance of sports and fitness.
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