27 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

27 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

27 February 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

1. CBSE has launched an Exam center locator app “CBSE ECL”

  • The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released Exam Centre Locator app-CBSE ECL which is an android based mobile app (available on play store) that can be used by students to locate their examination centre.
  • The app will also measure the distance between current location and examination centre.
  • CBSE has also launched an Online Exam Center Management System-OECMS for the school Principals of the school to get real time information in a single click.
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 National Affairs

2. Union Cabinet approved the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2020

  • This will allow any "willing" woman to become a surrogate mother to regulate surrogacy while prohibiting commercial surrogacy allowing altruistic ones
  • As per the new bill, the insurance cover for a surrogate mother has been increased to 36 months from 16 months earlier.
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3. Renowned Tennis Player Maria Sharapova announced her retirement

  • Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 32. 
  • This Russian tennis player won her first Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2004 aged 17.
  • She became world number one in 2005 and won the US Open in 2006.
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 Banking & Finance

4. RBI allows Bandhan Bank to open new branches

  • The Reserve bank of India has lifted the restrictions placed on Bandhan Bank allowing it to open new branches without prior permission.
  • RBI had restricted Bandhan Bank to open new branches without prior approval in September 2018.
  • Opening of branches will be subject to condition that 25% of newly opened banking outlets in a financial year shall be in unbanked or rural locations.
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 National Affairs

5. Union FPI Minister launches a portal to monitor prices of TOP Crops

  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries launched Market Intelligence and Early Warning System (MIEWS) Web Portal for real time monitoring of tomato, onion and potato (TOP) prices.
  • This app will also generate alerts for intervention under the Operation Greens (OG) scheme.
  • Prices and Arrivals, Area, Yield and Production, Imports and Exports, Crop Calendars, Crop Agronomy, etc are the main area that will be focused through this app.
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6. 5th Edition of Exercise Indradhanush held

  • Indian Air Force (IAF) with 42 combatants of the GARUD Force and Royal Air Force (RAF) of United Kingdom with 36 specialised combatants of the RAF Regiment jointly participated in the 5th edition of Exercise Indradhanush 2020.
  • The exercise focused on “Base Defence and Force Protection” and is held in Air Force Station Hindan, India.
  • Airfield Seizure, Base Defence and anti-terror operations will be the important part of the exercise.
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 Science & Technology

7. Maharashtra to undertake the genetic study for native species of cattle

  • Maharashtra state Government is planning to undertake genetic study of native cattle and domesticated animal species of the Marathwada region of Maharashtra to help in the conservation of such species.
  • Genetic traits of Osmanabadi goat, Red Kandhari cow, Deoni bull, Caravan or Pashmi dogs are to be studied under this.
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8. 6th Offshore Patrol Vessel ’VAJRA’ launched at Chennai

  • OPV-6 Vajra, also known as 'Yard 45006 Vajra’, is launched was formally launched in the presence of Union Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and senior government officials to enhance coastal security at Chennai.
  • The vessel is built by Larsen and Toubro under the Centre's 'Make in India' campaign would be utilized for day and night patrolling.
  • It is fitted with the state-of-the-art machinery, equipment and navigation systems.
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 Summits & Conferences

9. Government will host ‘Raise 2020’ Summit

  • The Indian Government announced to host RAISE 2020- ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020’ summit in New Delhi between April 11 and April 12.
  • The RAISE 2020 summit will be adjoined by a “Startup Pitchfest.”
  • The aim of the summit is to exchange ideas on the use of Artificial Intelligence for “social empowerment, inclusion and transformation” in industries such as education, smart mobility, agriculture, and healthcare among others.
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 Important Dates

10. World NGO Day Celebrated on 27 February

  • World NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) Day is commemorated every year across the world on 27 February to celebrate the NGO’s vital activities and contribution to the society.
  • The World NGO Day also provides an opportunity to honour and remember NGO founders, employees, volunteers, members and supporters.
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 International Affairs

11. Hurun Global Rich List 2020 released

  • Hurun Global Rich List 2020 has released the ranking of the world’s dollar billionaires.
  • It is a compilation of the richest 2,817 individuals across the globe having a net worth of $1 billion or even more.
  • Jeff Bezos has topped the list while Mukesh Ambani ranked 9th came out to be the richest in India.
  • China with 799 Billionaires topped the list followed by the USA. 
  • India stood at the third position.
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 Important Dates

12. India’s First Protein Day celebrated on February 27

  • Right To Protein, a national-level public health initiative, has launched India’s first ‘Protein Day’ on February 27 to raise awareness about the health benefits of protein.
  • The theme of India Protein Day 2020 was #ProteinMeinKyaHai.
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