16 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

16 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

16 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

1. Arvind Kejriwal sworn in as Chief Minister of Delhi

  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal was sworn in as Delhi chief minister for the third time in New Delhi.
  • Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal administers the oath of office to Arvind Kejriwal at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.
  • Kejriwal's AAP won 62 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won eight seats.
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 National Affairs

2. PM Modi inaugurates 63-ft statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a 63-foot statue of former Bhartiya Jana Sangh leader Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya in Chandauli.
  • Prime Minister Modi also flagged off IRCTC's third corporate passenger train, the Kashi Mahakal Express, via a video link.
  • The superfast air-conditioned express will be connecting three Jyotirling pilgrim destinations, Varanasi, Ujjain and Omkareshwar.
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 Arts & Culture

3. Manipur: Seed sowing festival 'Lui-Ngai-Ni' celebrated at Ukhrul

  • The Naga tribes of Manipur celebrated it's seed sowing festival 'Lui-Ngai-Ni', under the theme "Oneness through Culture”.
  • Manipur's Minister of Tribal Development N. Kayisii graced the festival as inaugural Chief Guest.
  • The festival showcases the rich cultural heritage and strengthens the bond of unity among different communities residing in the state.
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 Honours & Awards

4. D-Mart’s owner Radhakishan Damani becomes second richest man in India

  • As per the Forbes’ Real-Time Billionaires’ Index, Avenue Supermarts founder Radhakishan Damani (doing business as D-Mart) has become the second richest Indian after Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries ltd chairman).
  • Damani en-masses a total wealth of USD 17.9 billion and is just behind RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani who is not only India’s but Asia’s richest man having a total net worth of $57.9 billion.
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 Honours & Awards

5. Indian feminist Scholar Gita Sen wins prestigious Dan David Prize

  • Feminist scholar and activist Gita Sen has won the prestigious Dan David Prize for her expansive work in the fields of population policies, reproductive and sexual health, women’s rights, poverty, labour markets and global governance.
  • The Dan David Prize annually awards three prizes of USD 1 million each to globally inspiring individuals and organisations.
  • It is endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University.
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 Summits & Conferences

6. All India Conference of Central Administrative Tribunal 2020 held in New De

  • The annual All India Conference of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) was held in New Delhi.
  • The Conference was presided over by Union Minister for Law and Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad.
  • The Judicial and Administrative Members of CAT deliberated in two technical sessions on issues related to the work of CAT, the functioning of administrative tribunals in other legal systems and methodology for the functioning of the tribunal.
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 Sports

7. Joshna Chinappa clinches 77th Senior National squash Championship

  • India's squash ace Joshna Chinappa has clinched 77th Senior National Championship in woman's category at the ISA courts in Chennai.
  • Saurav Ghosal won in Men's category bagging 13th titles to his kitty.
  • Chinappa defeated Tanvi Khanna, 8-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-7 in to add yet another national title to her record while Ghosal defeated second seed Abhishek Pradhan 11-6, 11-5, 11-6 to win the title yet again.
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 State Affairs

8. Auto-rickshaws in Ghaziabad to bear unique number

  • The Ghaziabad police have launched ‘Operation Nakail’ under which the identity of all auto-rickshaw drivers will be verified, and a unique four-digit number will be allotted to them.
  • The drivers will be required to get the unique number painted on front, left, right and rear side of the auto-rickshaws.
  • The drivers will also be required to get their names and mobile number of the auto-rickshaw owner painted on the vehicles.
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 State Affairs

9. CM Pinarayi Vijayan launches ‘Yodhavu’ mobile app to combat drug menace

  • ‘Yodhavu’ (Warrior) was launched by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
  • ‘Yodhavu is a mobile app through which the public can inform police about drug abuse and its distribution,
  • It is a part of efforts to curb the growing menace in the State.
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 International Affairs

10. IFAD Governing Council 2020 held in Rome, Italy

  • The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 43rd Governing Council meeting was held in Rome, Italy.
  • It was focused on the overarching theme “Investing in sustainable food systems to end hunger by 2030″.
  • The theme highlights how IFAD’s role and experience in supporting sustainable, inclusive, nutritious and efficient food systems uniquely place it in a position to contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG2).
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