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Current Affairs 06 February 2020

1. Karnataka CM launches Janasevaka scheme for home delivery of govt services.
  • Under Sakala scheme.
  • To ensure home delivery of various services like ration cards & senior citizen identity cards.
  • CM of Karnataka : B S Yediyurappa.
2. PM Modi to inaugurate five-day Defence Expo 2020 in Lucknow
  • 11th edition of the DefExpo-2020.
  • Ministers from over 40 countries will take part in DefExpo.
3. Cancer Cases to increase by 81% in poorer countries by 2040: WHO report.
  • WHO & IARC have released 2 reports.
  • one aimed at setting the global agenda on the disease.
  • other focused on research & prevention.
4. India, Norway ink 4 MoUs in field of research, higher education
  • MoU was signed between the IIT Delhi & UiT-the Arctic University of Norway.
  • Norway Capita : Oslo.
  • Currency : Krone.
5. Saima Yunus Khan becomes first Indian to receive IADR Fellowship
  • Dr. Saima Yunus Khan, Chairperson, Dept of Paediatrics & Preventive Dentistry of Dr Z A Dental College, Aligarh Muslim University.
  • The famous International Association of Dental Research(IADR) John Clarkson Fellowship.
  • 1st Indian.
  • IADR headquartered : Alexandria, USA.
6. India develops new Vaccine to control Swine Fever.
  • Developed by ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute.
  • Swine fever is a highly contagious fatal pig disease.
  • It will cost Rs 2/dose compared to existing rate of Rs 15-20.
7. GDP growth of 5.5% in FY 2021 & 4.9% in FY 2020: Moody’s
  • Budget expects GDP growth of 12.6% & 12.8% in FY 2022 & 2023.
8. 7 projects worth Rs. 594 Crores sanctioned for J&K and Ladakh under Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD Schemes.
  • Swadesh Darshan & PRASHAD, provides financial assistance to State/ UTs.
  • PRASHAD fund is for the development of Hazratbal in Srinagar.
  • For tourism.
9. President Kovind inaugurates annual Udyanotsav at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • The Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan will be opened for the general public.
  • Sir Edwin Lutyens had finalized the designs of the Mughal Gardens as early as 1917.
  • During the year 1928-29 that plantings were done.
10. 38 Cr. bank accounts opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana till January 2020
  • Minister of State for Finance- Anurag Thakur announced.
  • PMJDY was launched on 28th August 2014.
11. Insurance cover on bank deposits increases from Rs 1 lakh to 5 lakhs.
  • The decision came into effect from 4 February.
  • The cover is provided by the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the RBI.
12. Weightlifting: Mirabai Chanu betters her own national record; wins gold with 203 kg lift.
  • She bettered her own national record by two kilogram.
  • She lifted a total of 203 Kg to win the 49 Kg gold in the National Championships in Kolkata.
  • This has put her in fourth place in world rankings.
  • Jiang Huihua : First.
  • Hou Zhihui : Second.
  • Ri Song Gum : Third.
13. RBI Introduces ‘Low KYC’ To Help Fintech Companies Retain Customers.
  • RBI has agreed to allow non-compliant KYC accounts to continue making payments through mobile wallets.
  • Know-your- customer (KYC).
  • Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI).


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