GK & CA
Collection of weekly GK & CA since year 2016.
Maharashtra Government orders to destroy “Thai Mangur” fish breeding centres. The Mangur Fish was banned in India as the fish poses threats to other fishes in an ecosystem. A study in Mumbai says hat the Mangur fish is responsible for 70?cline in native fish species of the country.
First Khelo India University Games
More than 3400 athletes in 17 disciplines and from 159 Universities are to participate in the game. This is the first of its kind. On the whole, 17 sports are to be conducted. It includes athletics, archery, fencing, boxing, hudo, weight lifting, swimming, badminton, wrestling, basketball, hockey, football, tennis, table tennis, rugby, volley ball, Kabaddi.
Cheetah Reintroduction Project
The awards were instituted by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) since 2017. They are being awarded every year for the growth of the society. The Chhatra Vishwakarma awards are Class I awards and are presented for highly progressive staff.
President Trump visit to India
In the Defence Sector, 3 billion USD worth deal was signed to buy helicopters. The Memorandum of Understandings were signed in the field of oil and health. In the field of health, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization and the US Food and Drug Administration signed agreements over the safety of medical products.
30 Years Egypt Ruler Mohammed Hosni Mubarak
What is Counter Cyclical Fiscal Policy of GoI?
The Government of India has adopted “Counter Cyclical Fiscal Policy” in order to decrease the Economic Slow Down in the country. The GoI is in the path of achieving 5 trillion USD economy.
Indra Dhanush Exercise 2020: India-UK joint Air Force
The Exercise focused on “Base Defence and Force Protection”. Around 36 specialized combatants of the Royal Air Force participated in the exercise. The Hindon Air Force Station operates under Western Air Command. It is the eighth largest air base in the world and the largest air base in Asia. It is located in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Important days (Feb 21 to Feb 29)
February 28: National Science Day
February 25: First anniversary of National War Memorial commemorated
February 24: Central Excise Day
February 24: PM-Kisan Scheme completes one year
February 21: International Mother Language Day
Gold deposits found in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra
3,350 tonne gold deposits were found in Sonbhadra district by the Geological Survey of India and Uttar Pradesh Directorate of Geology and Mining.
Islamabad warned to comply with terror finance action
Pakistan has been retained on the “grey list” of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for another four months, with a stern warning from the global watchdog that met in Paris (February 19-21) to complete the 27-point action plan it has been given by June 2020 or face being put on the “black list”.
Shri Ram Janma Bhoomi Tirtha Kshetra Trust
The Trust was constituted on February 5th by PM Narendra Modi's government as per the orders of the Supreme Court. In one of its primary decisions Mahant Nritya Gopal Das has been elected as the chairman of the trust.
Bhaskar Khulbe, Amarjeet Sinha appointed advisors to PM
Retired IAS officers Bhaskar Khulbe and Amarjeet Sinha have been appointed as Advisors to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a government order said on Friday. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointments in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in the rank and scale of Secretary.
The ICC Women's T20 World Cup
The ICC Women's T20 World Cup is the biennial international championship for women's Twenty20 International cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council, with the first edition was held in England in 2009
PARASITE Wins 4 Oscars 2020
Became the first non-English language film in Oscar history to win the award for Best Picture, Directing, International Feature Film and Writing (Original Screenplay) ~ Director and Producer Bong Joon Ho won all three of the categories for which he was nominated
Muzzle velocity is the speed of a projectile (bullet, pellet, slug, ball/shots or shell) with respect to the muzzle at the moment it leaves the end of a gun's barrel (i.e. the muzzle). Firearm muzzle velocities range from approximately 120 m/s to 370 m/s, 1,700 m/s in modern rifles. Wikipedia
The 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup
The 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup was an international limited-overs cricket tournament that was held in South Africa from 17 January to 9 February 2020. It was the thirteenth edition of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, and the second to be held in South Africa.
Railways to operate new train based on Ramayana theme
Indian Railways will operate a new train based on Ramayana theme which will take pilgrims to locations associated with Lord Rama, The exterior and the interior of the train will be based on the Ramayana theme with bhajans playing on board. Source: Indian Express
A coronavirus is one of a number of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, the viruses cause respiratory infections, including the common cold, which are typically mild, though rarer forms such as SARS, MERS and COVID-19 can be lethal. There are no vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections.
India-Africa Defence Ministers Conclave:DefExpo for 1st time
India’s largest Defence Exhibition is to be held in Lucknow between February 5, 2020 and February 8, 2020. During the exhibition, India showcases its existing and new defence technologies to the world. As a part of the event, the India-Africa Defence Conclave is to be held.
Income tax highlights of Budget 2020
A new income tax regime has been proposed. A taxpayer can opt for it by forgoing 70 tax exemptions.
A taxpayer has an option to choose between existing tax regime and new tax regime.
Budget 2020 has proposed amendments in the defintion of income tax residency in India.
WHO on Corona Virus: Virus is not yet pandemic
The disease has so far killed 425 people and has infected more than 20,000. Hong Kong recently reported death due to the virus. It is the first country outside China to report death. An Epidemic disease spread over a large region is pandemic. Currently, the WHO list of pandemics include HIV, 2009 flu, Spanish flu and H1N1.
World Wetlands Day
The World Wetland Day is being marked since 1997. February 2 was chosen as the Ramsar Convention was signed on this day in 1971. The day is important to create awareness about the importance of wetlands. The wetlands provide habitat to several species, acts as a buffer zone against flooding and storms. Above all, wetlands act as natural filter of water.
India Russia sign 1st ever Term Contract to import crude oil
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and the Chairman of Rosneft (Russia’s largest oil producing company) signed the first term contract. According to the contract India will import 2 million metric tonnes of Urals grade crude oil.
The Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas bill introduced in Lok Sabha
The scheme aims to settle the pending cases on direct taxes. The scheme is very similar to the “Indirect Tax, Sabka Vishwas Scheme” introduced by the minister in her previous budget in 2019. The Sabka Vishwas scheme aimed to settle down the disputes related to service tax and excise duty payment
Pink City-Jaipur: World Heritage Certificate from UNESCO
The World Heritage Certificate was presented to Jaipur for the efforts of the people of the pink city towards preserving its cultural heritage. Jaipur's Parkota has been listed in the World Heritage sites of UNESCO. Jaipur is known for its palaces, architecture, forts. The architecture in the city reflected inclusion of Mughal, Persian and Hindu designs.
Vardhavan port in Maharashtra
Union Cabinet approved to set up the Vardhavan port in Maharashtra. The port is to be developed in “Landlord Model”. The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust will act as the lead partner in developing the port. With the development of Vardhavan port, India will enter into the category of countries with top 10 container ports in the world.
Karnataka launches Janasevaka Scheme
State Government of Karnataka launched Janasevaka scheme. The Government aims to provide doorstep government services under the scheme. Also, it intends to digitize several services and make these services easily available to the citizens through the scheme.
Rakhi Halder wins gold
Rakhi Halder of West Bengal won Senior Weightlifting Championship. She bagged gold medal in the 64 kg category at the 35th National Weight lifting Championship held in Kolkata. The sport of weightlifting is related to the strength and technique of a player. A good weightlifter will lift three times their weight.
GoI signs “Historic Accord”, Bodo Agreement
On January 27, 2020, the Government of India signed the historic agreement with the nine factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). According to the agreement, the Bodoland Territorial Area District will hold special rights for the locals. However, the outsiders will have to obtain “permit” to work in the territory.
January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
The United Nations Department of Global Communications marked the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of Victims of Holocaust on January 27. The Day was officially announced in November 2005 at the United Nations General Assembly
India’s first underwater Metro:
January 28: Lala Lajpat Rai Birth Anniversary Celebrated
He is one of the most celebrated freedom fighters in the country. His patriotism earned him titles such as “Punjab Kesari” and “Lion of Punjab”.
World Sustainable Development Summit organized by TERI
Summit organized by TERI first time in New Delhi. The World Sustainable Summit is an annual event organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). It is being organized since 2001. The event has become a premier international event focusing on developing actions.
January 30: World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day
The day creates awareness in addressing the tropical diseases. This is the first time World NTD Day that is being marked. The Neglected Tropical Diseases are caused by pathogens such as bacteria, helminths, viruses and protozoa. They are common in low-income countries of Asia, Africa and America.
World Games Athlete of the Year, 2019
Indian Railways: First High Capacity Parcel Van
With its firsts increasing, Indian Railways has recently launched a high capacity parcel van at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station. Also, the Indian Railways has launched an exclusive Banana Container train to boost the exports of the fruit.
1st indigenous bio-jet fuel
Powered IAF aircraft lands successfully in Leh. The AN-32 aircraft of Indian Air Force powered with 10% blend of bio-jet fuel took off and landed successfully in Leh airport.