Current Affairs : 26-02-2020 in English

Economy

  • This international bank has listed its 10-year masala bonds worth Rs 850 crore on the global debt listing platform of India INX - Asian Development Bank (ADB).
  • India's first international exchange, located at International Financial Services Centre, GIFT City in Gujarat - India INX.

Environment

  • Most polluted capital cities in the world in 2019, according to the World Air Quality Report 2019 – Delhi.
  • The World Air Quality Report 2019 revealed that ___ of the world's 30 most polluted cities are in India - 21.
  • Most polluted city in the world – Ghaziabad (followed by Hotan in China, Gujranwala and Faisalabad in Pakistan and then Delhi).
  • India’s rank in the world's most polluted countries – fifth.
  • World's most polluted country – Bangladesh (followed by Pakistan, Mongolia and Afghanistan).

National

  • On 25 February, the All India Tribal Workers Meet organised by Bharatiya Adim Jati Sevak Sangh (BAJSS) in - Delhi.
  • Number of winners of Vishwakarma Awards 2019 - 23 teams (Chatra Vishwakarma Awards) and Six institutes (Utkrisht Santhan Vishwakarma Award).
  • Theme for the 4th anniversary celebration of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission - ‘Aatma Gaon Ki, Suvidha Sheher Ki’.

Persons in News

  • Fastest special girl (and youngest) in the world who swim 14 Km (in 03 hours 27 minutes and 30 seconds) in open water - Jiya Rai (11-year-old from Mumbai).

State Current Affairs

  • The State Election Commission will be informed that the Maharashtra government had passed a bill in the Assembly which reverses an earlier decision under which people directly elected the - village sarpanch (headman).
  • First state in India to launch the unified vehicle registration card - Madhya Pradesh.
  • New Speaker of the assembly of Himachal Pradesh - Vipin Parmar.

General Knowledge

  • Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India – Established: 26th February 1984; Location: New Delhi.
  • Bharatiya Adim Jati Sevak Sangh (BAJSS) – Constituted: 24th October 1948; Founder: Pujya Thakkar Bapa; First President: Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
  • First President of India - Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1950-1962).
  • Swimming Federation of India - Founded: 1948; Headquarters: Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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