Current Affairs : 08-02-2020 in English


  • India’s new tactical ballistic missile capable of striking targets at a range of 200km – Prakash.


  • The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) has raised the limit of insurance cover for depositors in insured banks from the present level of ₹1 lakh to - ₹5 lakh per depositor.
  • According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Overall index for world food prices in January rose by - 0.7%.


  • This African country will hold its first major auction for trophy elephant hunting quotas since controversially scrapping a hunting ban - Botswana.
  • The Federation of India-Israel Chamber of Commerce will hold the 'Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival' on February 15 and 16 in - Mumbai.


  • The “India-Central Asia Business Council 2020” was launched in - New Delhi.’
  • To help assess the progress made in cities through various initiatives, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs launched two Assessment Frameworks, viz. - Ease of Living Index (EoLI) and Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2019.
  • 132.3 metres long Lakshman Jhula, first glass floor suspension bridge in India, to be built across Ganga river in - Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.

Person in News

  • Winners of the Madhya Pradesh government's National Lata Mangeshkar Samman - singer Suman Kalyanpur (for the year 2017) and music composer Kuldeep Singh (for the year 2018).


  • Weightlifter who created three new snatch (149kg), clean and jerk (181kg) and total (330kg) records in his men’s 109kg title victory at the National Championships at Kolkata - Chandrakant Mali.

State Current Affairs

  • New speaker of the Nagaland Assembly - Sharingain Longkumer.


  • World's first helmet to stop AK-47 bullet from 10 metres is developed by – India’s College of Military Engineering (‘PARTH’).

General Knowledge

  • Botswana- Capital: Gaborone; Currency: Botswana pula.
  • UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Founded: 16 October 1945; Headquarters: Rome, Italy.
  • Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) – Founded: 15 July 1978; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Nagaland - Founded: 30 November 1963; Capital: Kohima.

No comments:

New Batch for SBI Clerk Mains starts from 12 March at 10:30 AM| New Batch for BSTC and Pre B.Ed starts from 20 March 2020 at 2:00 PM.| For more infomation contact us on these numbers - 9828710134 , 9982234596 .