CURRENT AFFAIRS : 10-02-2020 in English

Economy

  • India’s first and world’s largest payment service that enables neighbourhood stores to act as Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) for users - PhonePe.
  • New Index of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) which will indicate the level of digitalization prevailing in the country - Digital Payments Index (DPI).
  • The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has doubled the minimum net worth criterion for pension fund managers to - Rs 50 crore (from Rs 25 crore).

Environment

  • Tropical cyclone that lashed north-western Australia's resource-rich Pilbara region on 8 February 2020 - Cyclone Damien.

International

  • To deliberate on a proposed MoU for implementation of the Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA) which signed on 15 June 2015, a meeting of the BBIN nations (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal) was held on 8 February 2020 in - New Delhi.
  • This India’s neighbouring country will count the third gender in its next population census for the first time counting LGBT people as a minority group - Nepal.

Person in news

  • Nominee director on the board of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) - Mahmood Ahmed (Deputy Director General of the Licensing Finance Assessment, Department of Telecom).
  • Youngest girl in the world to summit Mt Aconcagua (6962 metres) - Kaamya Karthikeyan (class seven student of Navy Children School in Mumbai).
  • World Bank chief economist who will step down from her post on 1 March 2020 - Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg.

Sports

  • Indian badminton coach who has received an honourable mention in the male category of the prestigious 2019 International Olympic Committee's Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award - Pullela Gopichand.
  • Winner of the women's doubles event at the 2020 Nonthaburi ITF tournament in Thailand - Ankita Raina and Bibiane Schoofs.
  • The National Skiing and Snowboarding Championship organised at - Auli, Chamoli district, Uttarakhand.

State Current Affairs

  • The Census to find out the number of crocodiles in Vishwamitri river and other water bodies began in - Vadodara district, Gujarat.
  • This UT government has initiated steps to get the UNESCO World heritage status - Puducherry.
  • This state has been ranked first among eighteen large and mid-sized states on the capacity of justice delivery system, as per the India Justice Report-2019 prepared by Tata Trusts - Maharashtra (followed by Kerala, Tamil Nadu).
  • This state government has announced an internship scheme for the 10th, 12th and graduating students which will provide the internship of a period of six months or a year with 2500 rupees per month - Uttar Pradesh.
  • Andhra Pradesh government inaugurated Disha police station in – Rajamahendravaram.

Science

  • According to researchers of china, Host of the Coronavirus – Pangolin.

General knowledge

  • Highest peak in South America - Mt Aconcagua (6962 metres).
  • Highest peak outside Asia - Mt. Aconcagua.
  • Indian Olympic Association was founded in – 1924.
  • Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) –Founded: 1984; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) - Founded: 01 April 1986; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • World Bank - Founded: 1944; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.

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