22 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

22 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

22 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

1. Chitra Bharati Film Festival begins at Gujarat University in Ahmedabad

  • Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani & Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai jointly inaugurated the three-day Chitra Bharati Film Festival (CBFF) at Gujarat University in Ahmedabad.
  • The aim of this film festival is to establish a ‘Bharatiya’ narrative in Indian cinema.
  • Around 140 films falling under four categories are to be screened at the festival.
  • The categories are short film, documentary, animation and campus film.
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 National Affairs

2. Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurates National Organic Food Festival

  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal (Food Processing Industries Minister) & Smriti Irani (Women and Child Development Minister) jointly inaugurated National Organic Food Festival in New Delhi.
  • The three-day festival aims at strengthening the organic market and encouraging women entrepreneurs engaged in the manufacturing of organic produce.
  • 'Unleashing India’s Organic Market Potential' is the theme of the festival.
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 National Affairs

3. Myanmar Prez U Win Myint will be on 4-day State Visit to India

  • President of Myanmar U Win Myint will be on a four-day State Visit to India from 26th Feb 2020.
  • U Win Myint will be accompanied by the First Lady Daw Cho Cho.
  • The visiting dignitary is expected to visit Agra and Bodh Gaya following his official meetings in New Delhi
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 Obituaries

4. Former FICCI president V L Dutt passes away

  • Former president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) Dr V L Dutt passed in Chennai.
  • Dutt headed the industry body in 1991-92.
  • V L Dutt was awarded an honorary degree of doctor of letters by the Nagarjuna University.
  • He also served as the honorary consul general of the Republic of Turkey in Chennai.
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 National Affairs

5. Department of Telecommunications launches '5G Hackathon'

  • The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched ‘5G Hackathon’ in association with government, academia and industry stakeholders.
  • The 5G Hackathon is open to developers, students, start-ups, SMEs, academic institutions and registered companies in India and NRIs.
  • Winners of the various phases will share a total prize pool of 2.5 crore rupees.
  • The 5G technology provides quantum leap over 4G in terms of speed, spectrum efficiency and connection density.
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 Sports

6. Ross Taylor becomes first player to play 100 matches in all three formats

  • Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor (35-year) has become the first player in the world to play 100 matches in all three formats of cricket.
  • The right-handed batsman Ross Taylor is already his country's leading run-scorer in Test, and ODI with 7174 (100-test) and 8570 runs (231 ODIs) respectively.
  • He also scored 1909 runs in T20  match.
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 National Affairs

7. National Museum hosts 'Historical Gastronomica The Indus Dining Experience'

  • The National Museum in New Delhi is hosting a unique exhibition on India’s ancient food history called Historical Gastronomica - The Indus Dining Experience'.
  • The event is curated jointly by the National Museum and One Station Million Stories (OSMS) - is based on archaeological research, museum artefacts and their characteristics.
  • The exhibition demonstrates the evolution of food habits, food processing techniques and related architecture of the Harappans.
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 National Affairs

8. Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav launches HRMS Mobile App

  • Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav (Chairman, Railway Board) has launched HRMS Mobile App, designed and developed by Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS).
  • This Mobile App provides an important link to Railway employees to communicate with administration regarding change required in their data for validation.
  • An employee can view his date of joining in Railways including details related to his Increments, Promotions, Postings, Leave, and composition of Family.
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 National Affairs

9. GSI discovers gold deposits of over 3,000 tonnes in Sonbhadra district ofUP

  • The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has discovered gold deposits to the tune of around 3,000 tonnes (5 times of India's reserves) in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.
  • According to District Mining Officer K.K. Rai, the gold deposits were found in Son Pahadi and Hardi areas.
  • The deposits in Son Pahadi is estimated to be around 2,943.26 tonnes, while that at Hardi block is around 646.16 kilograms.
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 Sports

10. Drass Red lifts 2020 Ladakh Winter Sports Carnival

  • In Ladakh, Drass Red lifted 2020 Ladakh Winter Sports Carnival, Junior (Under-18) Ice Hockey and Skating Championship by Defeating Drass Winter Games Association, by 4 -0.
  • The Carnival was organized by Kargil Ice and Snow Sports Club in Collaboration with Letsleh.com from 15th to 20th February at Ice Hockey Rink of Kiss Club at Biamathang, Kargil in which six teams participated.
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 National Affairs

11. PM Modi inaugurates International Judicial Conference 2020 in New Delhi

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a two-day International Judicial Conference 2020 organized by Supreme Court in New Delhi.
  • The theme of the International Judicial Conference 2020 is "Judiciary and the changing world".
  • Chief Justice Robert Reed of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom will deliver a keynote address at the conference.
  • The conference will witness the participation of numerous other international legal luminaries from across the world.
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