Current Affairs 17 February 2020 – NDA CDS AFCAT INET

  • SAMPRITI is a  joint exercise is a very important military & diplomatic initiative between India and Bangaldesh. The edifice of the trust and friendship between India & Bangladesh has been nurtured with the sweat and toil of Officers and soldiers of contingents participating in each edition. It(SAMPRITI-IX) was recently held at at Umroi, Meghalaya
  • Navy is preparing itself for the biggest multilateral naval exercise, MILAN 2020 to be conducted in the Indian Ocean Region. Around 42 countries are to participate in the exercise. It includes Russia and USA as well. India has not invited China to participate in the exercise. The exercise is to be conducted in Vishakhapatnam in March 2020.Theme: Synergy across the Seas.
  • February 15: World Pangolin Day. The IUCN Red List puts the Indian Pangolin under Endangered category. The Madhya Pradesh Forest department radio-tagged Indian Pangolin in order to learn its ecology.
  • India and Portugal an agreement to jointly set up the National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) at Lothal,Gujarat
  • First inter-city electric bus was launched. The bus will transit between Mumbai and Pune twice every day.
  • ‘Kambala’, is a traditional sport of Karnataka.
  •  The world’s biggest defence spenders are United States (US), ChinaSaudi ArabiaRussia and India
  • Supermarket chain DMart’s Founder Radhakishan Damani becomes India’s 2nd richest person after Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited. According to Forbes ‘Real Time Billionaires’ Index, Damani has a net worth of $17.8 billion
  • The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will observe 2020 as the ‘Year of Mobility’. It aims for the creation of more residential units and the implementation of various welfare measures for the troops. It will focus on sports and physical fitness leveraging modern gadgetry and constructing infrastructure to their families.
  • India’s 1st transgender university will open in Fazilnagar block in UP’s (Uttar Pradesh) Kushinagar district. It is being constructed by Akhil Bhartiya Kinnar Siksha Seva Trust. 

Girish

    Senior Lecturer, SSBCrackExams, B-Tech, Mechanical Engineering Examinations - Cleared written exams in CAPF AC- 2018, 2019(Written), Intelligence Bureau ACIO(Written), AP Public Service commission GROUP 1(Written), AP Public Service commission GROUP 2(Written).

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