Current Affairs : 17-02-2020 in English

Important days

  • World Pangolin Day (15 February 2020) - Third Saturday in February.

International

  • The 'GulFood 2020' organised in – Dubai, The United Arab Emirates.
  • Host of the first UN biodiversity summit that is being held from 17 February 2020 – India (in Gandhinagar, Gujarat).

National

  • On 17th February 2020, ‘10th World PetroCoal Congress’ will be concluded in - New Delhi.
  • On 16 February, Prime Minister unveiled the Statue of Deendayal Upadhyay and dedicated to the nation the Deendayal Upadhyay Memorial in – Varanasi, UP.
  • 'Kashi Ek Roop Anek' organized in - Varanasi, UP.
  • On 16th February 2020, the annual All India Conference of the Central Administrative Tribunal was held in - New Delhi.
  • India's cleanest city and most silent city – Indore.
  • The Election Commission has collaborated with this institute to develope the concept of "two-way electronic voting system” - IIT Madras.

Person in news

  • Author of book, titled ‘The Crossfire of Love’ - Dhiren Tiwari.
  • Winner of the “Energy and Environment Foundation Global Excellence Award 2020” in Coal Sector - Gopal Singh.
  • Author of novel, titled "The Elephant Girl" - Chitta Ranjan Pathak.

Sports

  • Winner of the men's 50km race walk event at the National Championships 2020 in Ranchi - Sanabam Daman Singh.

State current affairs

  • Those states where there is five-day working week policy – Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bihar, Delhi, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

General knowledge

  • United Nations - Founded: 24 October 1945; Headquarters: New York City, the US.
  • United Nations Security Council (UNSC) - Founded: 1945; Headquarters: New York, the USA.
  • Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was created in – 1924.
  • The United Arab Emirates - Capital: Abu Dhabi; Currency: UAE Dirham.
  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is effective from - 1 December 2018.
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