17 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

17 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

17 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

1. PM Modi inaugurates 13th COP of UN’s Conservation of Migratory Species

  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar through Video Conferencing.
  • The theme of the Conference is "Migratory species connect the planet and we welcome them home”.
  • The mascot is “Gibi - The Great Indian Bustard” is a critically endangered species.
  • The CMS COP 13 logo is inspired by ‘Kolam’.
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 Summits & Conferences

2. BioAsia Summit 2020 begins in Hyderabad

  • Telangana Government is hosting three days Bio-Asia Summit 2020 in Hyderabad.
  • The theme of the Summit is ‘Today for Tomorrow’.
  • Around 2,000 Delegates representing 37 Countries, 800 Corporates, 75 Startups are participating in this Summit.
  • The main objective of the summit is to explore the capabilities of Life Science Companies and their investments.
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3. Haryana govt announces Rs six crore to those winning gold medals at Olympic

  • Haryana government has decided to give 6 crore rupees to players of the state that bag gold medals at the Olympic Games.
  • 3 crore rupees will be given to those winning gold medals at Asian Games and 1.5 crore rupees to the winners of yellow metal at Commonwealth Games.
  • An amount of 15 lakh rupees will be given to each player participating in the Olympic Games so that the players can make the state, as well as the country, proud. 
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 Banking & Finance

4. SEBI constitutes municipal bonds development committee

  • SEBI has constituted a committee which will suggest on policy matters pertaining to the development of municipal debt securities and facilitate municipalities for issuance of such bonds.
  • The regulator has constituted a municipal bonds development committee headed by its Executive Director Sujit Prasad.
  • The panel will advise Sebi on issues related to regulation and development of the primary and secondary market of municipal debt securities.
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5. Indian athletes clinch 3 medals in World SnowShoe Championship

  • Indian athletes finished with three medals in different categories in the World Snowshoe Championship at Myoko, Japan.
  • Ayan Bin Shahnaz bagged silver, while Zain Ali and Muzamil Hussain Mir, all are from Kashmir,  bagged bronze medals in their respective categories.
  • Athletes from 17 countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, Germany, Spain, Sweden and France participated in the championship.
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6. Parikrama lead guitarist Sonam Sherpa passes away

  • Lead guitarist of the Indian rock band Parikrama Sonam Sherpa (48-years) passed away.
  • Sherpa was one of the founding members of Parikrama and was credited with memorable musical pieces such as “I Beleive” and “But it Rained”.
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 Arts & Culture

7. Govt to host “National Organic Food Festival” in New Delhi

  • The government will organise a “National Organic Food Festival” for women entrepreneurs at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi (from February 21-23).
  • The theme of this festival is ''Unleasing India’s Organic Market Potential''.
  • The aim of this program is to promote the segment which is projected to expand nearly three-fold to Rs 75,000 crore in market size in the next five years.
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 National & International Appointments

8. Vinay Dube appointed as GoAir CEO

  • GoAir has appointed Vinay Dube as the airline's Chief Executive Officer.
  • Earlier, Dube was serving as an advisor to the carrier, a role which he took up after quitting the defunct Jet Airways in May 2019.
  • Dube would be responsible for the management of the airline and also for meeting the goals and long-term growth objectives of the company.
  • The budget airline did not have a CEO since the departure of Cornelis Vrieswijk in March last year.
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 State Affairs

9. 'Pyaar ka Paudha' campaign launched by Bihar govt

  • 'Pyaar ka Paudha' (a plant of love) campaign has been launched by the Bihar government's Department of Environment and Forest in Patna.
  • Department of Environment, humbly request you to gift one plant of love to your closed ones and provide good care.
  • aim to promote the practice of planting trees in the state, the government of Bihar has launched ‘Pyaar ka Paudha’ campaign.
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 State Affairs

10. GOI sanctioned 9 Medical colleges and 2 AIIMS for Jammu & Kashmir

  • Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh performed Bhoomi pooja ceremony of AIIMS building.
  • Jammu and Kashmir allocated two AIIMS – one in Jammu and another in Kashmir.
  • The nine medical colleges had been sanctioned in Jammu and Kashmir in addition to the two AIIMS.
  • The new work culture of the government of working beyond vote bank politics has greatly benefitted the people
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