14 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

14 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

14 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

1. Rajiv Bansal appointed as Air India CMD

  • Senior IAS officer (Nagaland cadre) Rajiv Bansal has been appointed as the Chairman and managing director (CMD) of Air India
  • Rajiv Bansal will take over from Ashwani Lohan.
  • Currently, Mr. Bansal is the additional secretary in the petroleum ministry.
  • Air India is the flag carrier airline of India, owned by Air India Limited and operates a fleet of Airbus & Boeing aircraft serving 90 domestic and international destinations.
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 National & International Appointments

2. Narayana Murthy's son-in-law appointed as UK's new Finance Minister

  • Three Indian origin Members of Parliament are now a part of Britain's most diverse cabinet led by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
  • Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy's son-in-law, Rishi Sunak has been appointed as UK's Finance Minister.
  • He replaced Pakistani Chancellor Sajid Javid.
  • Priti Patel (47-years) has been appointed as the Home Minister.
  • Alok Sharma (51-year) has been appointed as the Business Secretary in the British Cabinet.
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 National & International Appointments

3. Manipur CM launches ‘Anganphou Hunba’ programme in Imphal

  • Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has launched ‘Anganphou Hunba’ (Early Paddy Crop) programme at Arapti Mayai Leikai in Imphal East.
  • The State government has planned to provide irrigation water by the Minor Irrigation Department to places having adequate arable land and many farmers.
  • Manipur government has also taken up steps to produce a sufficient quantity of fishes by providing loans to 800 selected fish farmers.
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 National Affairs

4. Government renames two prominent institutes after Sushma Swaraj

  • The Government of India (GoI) has renamed two institutions (Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra and Foreign Service Institute) after Sushma Swaraj in honour of the late External Affairs Minister.
  • The Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra is a cultural centre which reflects India’s connection with its diaspora around the world.
  • The Foreign Service Institute is an institution where the training of the diplomats takes place
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5. Indian hockey captain Manpreet Singh named Player of the Year 2019 by IHF

  • The Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh was named Player of the Year for 2019 by the International Hockey Federation.
  • Manpreet became the first Indian to win the accolade since the awards were introduced in 1999.
  • He beat competition from Belgium's Arthur van Dorren and Lucas Villa of Argentina, who came second and third.
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 National Affairs

6. India bans e-cigarettes in both domestic and international flights

  • The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has issued a circular that Electronic-Cigarettes and all forms of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) will not be allowed in both domestic and international flights as well as at airports, Under the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Act, passed in December 2019.
  • The offenders will be sentenced into prison up to one year and also a fine of Rs. 1 lakh.
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7. Veteran journalist Nandu Kulkarni passes away

  • Veteran journalist Nandu R Kulkarni (69-years) passed away due to heart attack.
  • Kulkarni started his career with The Indian Express Mumbai in 1976, known in journalistic circles used to report on economic offences.
  • Nandu joined "The Statesman" in 1992 and as the bureau chief, he would report on a wide range of subjects including politics and business.
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 Summits & Conferences

8. Mobile World Congress cancelled Over Coronavirus fears

  • The annual telecoms industry gathering ‘the Mobile World Congress’ at Barcelona cancelled.
  • The decision comes after dozens of tech companies and wireless carriers dropped out, with the latest cancellations by Nokia, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and Britain’s BT.
  • The event was hosted by the Global System for Mobile Communications telecoms association.
  • More than 100,000 people usually attend the annual event, about 6,000 of whom travel from China.
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 International Affairs

9. “State of the World's Children Report 2019” of UNICEF

  • As per UNICEF's State of the World's Children Report 2019, the Under 5 Mortality Rate in India is 37 per 1,000 live births against Global average of 39 per 1,000 live births in 2018.
  • As per the UNICEF 2019 report, Globalization, urbanization, inequities, humanitarian crises and climate shocks are driving unprecedented negative changes in the nutrition situation of children around the world.
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10. Amit Panghal is World No.1 in IOC's Boxing Task Force rankings for Olympic

  • World silver-medallist Amit Panghal has been ranked number one in the 52 kilogram category for Olympic Qualifiers.
  • The list was released by the International Olympic Committee's Boxing Task Force ahead of next month's Olympic Qualifiers.
  • Last year, he became the first Indian to claim a silver medal at the world championships after notching up a gold at the Asian meet.
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