Current Affairs : 16-02-2020 in English

Economy

  • The Reserve Bank board recommended aligning the financial year of RBI, currently July-June, with the government's fiscal year (April-March) from the - year 2020-21.

International

  • On 14 February, India signed cooperation agreement with this European nation in the field of maritime transport and ports - Portugal.
  • India's partner country at the Technology Submit 2020 to be held in the New Delhi - Portugal.
  • Bengaluru based EV Startup that launched ‘Kirana Charzer’, a low-cost smart EV charging station costing just Rs 10,000 in London (the United Kingdom) - FAE Bikes.
  • The MOVE 2020, world's most important mobility event, was held on February 11 to 12 in – London.

National

  • On 13 February, the 181st meeting of ESI Corporation held in – Delhi.
  • Third corporate passenger train (on Varanasi-Indore route) - Kashi Mahakal Express.
  • A national level Tribal meet will be held from 1 to 3 June 2020 in – Munsiyari (Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district).

Person in news

  • New chairman and managing director of Air India - Rajiv Bansal.
  • Author of the book "Chanakya Niti: Verses on Life and Living" – A. N. D. Haksar.

Sports

  • First Indian who has been ranked number one in the 52 kilogram category for Olympic Qualifiers by the International Olympic Committee's Boxing Task Force - Amit Panghal.

State current affairs

  • This state’s forest department radio-tagged an Indian Pangolin for the first time - Madhya Pradesh.
  • New mobile app of Kerala government, through which the public can inform police about drug abuse - 'Yodhavu' (Warrior).
  • Chairman of a state-level parliamentary committee set up to follow up pending proposals related to Maharashtra with the central government - Arvind Sawant.

General knowledge

  • Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCRC) - Founded: 27 September 1999; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Satpura Tiger Reserve (Satpura National Park) is located in the Hoshangabad district of - Madhya Pradesh.
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) - Founded: 23 June 1894; Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) - Founded: 01 April 1935; Headquarters: Mumbai.

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