Current Affairs 19 February 2020 – NDA CDS AFCAT INET

  • The Soil Health Card Day will be observed on 19th Feb. It commemorates the day Soil Health Card Scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on February 19, 2015 at Suratgarh, Rajastha
  • Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses Renamed as Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
  • With an objective to promote Geographical Indication (GI) crafts and heritage of India the Ministry of Textiles is organising Kala Kumbh – Handicrafts Thematic Exhibition. The exhibitions are planned in various major cities like Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. These exhibitions are sponsored by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts.
  • The researchers at the India’s Atomic Energy Commission have found Lithium Reserves of 14,100 tonnes in Mandya which is 100 km away from Bengaluru
  • Fourth National Conference of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima yojana was held in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
  • Laureus World Sports Awards 2020 was held in Berlin, Germany.It was the 2nd  Laureus World Sports Awards. Indian former international cricketer Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar’s 2011 World Cup-winning moment was voted the Laureus Sporting Moment of 2000-2020. This moment of Sachin has been titled ‘Carried on the Shoulders of a Nation’.
  • According to the GMR Group-led  Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), Delhi-based Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has become the 1st airport in India to be completely free of single-use plastic usage
  • In order to provide timely and hassle-free service to electricity consumers, the Uttar Pradesh (UP) state Government led by its Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath has implemented the Performance Regulation Act 2019 for the electricity department. Consumers will now get financial compensation for delay in resolving their complaints by the department.
  • Delhi Police along with Uber launched “Himmat Plus app”, at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport, New Delhi, to ensure safety and security of the people travelling in cabs
  • ERO – Net facilitates efficient from processing, simplified dashboards, role based access, and maintenance of E-Rolls.
  •  As per the recent report of World Population Review, the rank of India in the ‘Largest Economy of the World’ list is Fifth.
  • The name of the storm which hit the United Kingdom in February 2020 is Dennis
  • On 7th February 2020, 13th edition of Asian Business & Social Investor Forum 2019-20 & 4th edition – Asia’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2019-20 held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand with the aim to improve investment in India and Asia.
  •  Ambala city bus stand was renamed after late Sushma Swaraj.
  • The Government of Somalia announced a National Emergency on Locusts (family- Acrididae) attack because these insects caused major damage to the food supply in one of the world’s poorest countries & and most vulnerable regions in the world. Somalia is the 1st country to make such a declaration & its declaration aims to intensify the national effort to combat these insects. The Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistan Imran Khan has also declared a national emergency due to the massive locust’s attack. These locusts have destroyed entire crops in the Punjab province of Pakistan, which now needs Rs 730 crore to overcome this crisis.


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