Current affairs : 11-02-2020 in English

Important days

  • World Pulses Day – 10 February.
  • National Deworming Day – 10 February.

International

  • Under the theme "Silencing the Guns", the annual African Union summit 2020 was held in - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • First foreign-language film to ever win the Oscar for the best picture - “Parasite” (South Korean movie).
  • Best actor at the 92nd Oscars - Joaquin Phoenix ("Joker").
  • Best actress at the 92nd Oscars - Renee Zellweger (“Judy”).
  • First Asian and South Korean filmmaker who won the best director at the 92nd Oscars - Bong Joon Ho ("Parasite").
  • The conference, titled "40 years of Afghan Refugees Presence in Pakistan A New Partnership for Solidarity" will be organised from 17 February 2020 in - Islamabad, Pakistan.

National

  • The 'CSR Conclave 2020' was held in - Pune.
  • Best performing (1st rank) smart city – Ahmedabad.

Person in news

  • New chief digital officer of HDFC Bank - Anjani Rathor.

Sports

  • Winner of the Men’s singles title at the Tata Open Maharashtra tennis tournament in Pune - Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic).
  • Winner of the 10th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2020 (A Division) in Kollam (Kerala) – Haryana.
  • Youngest player who claim a hat-trick wickets in Test cricket history - Naseem Shah (16-year-old).
  • New ethics officer and first ever ombudsman at the BCCI - Justice D K Jain.
  • Winner of the men's snooker finals at the National Snooker Championship 2020 in Pune - Aditya Mehta.
  • Winner of the women's snooker finals at the National Snooker Championship 2020 - Vidya Pillai.
  • ‘Captain of the year’, announced at the ESPNcricinfo Awards - Eoin Morgan (England).

State Current Affairs

  • On 10 February, the 'Reading Mission' has been initiated by the state government of - Haryana.
  • This state government signed memoranda of understanding with 11 premier agricultural institutions in the country to usher in revolutionary changes in the sector - Andhra Pradesh.

Science

  • New rice variety which is resistant to arsenic – Muktoshri (IET 21845).

General knowledge

  • Smart Cities Mission was launched in - 2015.
  • United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) - Founded: 1945; Headquarters: New York, US.
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - Founded: 14 December 1950; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - Founded: 1928; Headquarters: Mumbai

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