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Current Affairs 17th February 2020

1. Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as Chief Minister of Delhi
  • Aam Aadmi Party Convenor Arvind Kejriwal
  • third time.
  • on 16 February
  • Delhi is a UT with 70 seats in state Legislative Assembly.
2. India and Thailand marching hand-in-hand to foster business relations
  • AsiaOne Magazine and URS Media organized a Networking Meet
  • called India-Thailand: Today, Tomorrow, Together collaboration with the India Thai Chamber of Commerce (ITCC) at Sathon, Bangkok.
  • Thailand Capital : Bangkok
  • Currency : Thai Baht.
3. AAI signs concession agreements with Adani Group for 3 airports
  • Those three are Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangalore airports.
  • The concession period is 50 years from the commercial operation date.
  • GMR Group & GVK Group are the largest private airport operators.
4. India attends Munich Security Conference in Germany
  • between 14th-16th  February, 2020.
  • Conference was attended by External Affairs minister S Jaishankar representing India.
  • It is one of the world’s leading forum that debates on international security policy.
  • Munich Security Conference was founded in 1963.
5. Chief of Defence Staff aims to set up Air Defence Command by June 2020
  • CDS Gen Bipin Rawat is aiming to set up the first integrated tri-services command
  • for handing the air defence of the entire country by June 2020
  • which will be headed by an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer.
  • aims to protect the air space of the country.
  • Each service has its individual air defence set-up.
6. ISRO to launch 10 Earth Imaging Satellites in 2020 including first Geo Imaging Satellite-1
  • 10 earth observation (EO) satellites during 2020-21
  • It includes the first Geo Imaging Satellite, GISAT-1.
  • For the on going year 2019-20, ISRO had planned for 17 missions.
7. Kerala CM launches ”Yodhavu” mobile app to combat drug menace
  • through which the public can inform police about drug abuse and its distribution
  • launched by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
  • Informer’s identity will be kept secret.
  • It was introduced by the Kochi city police.
8. Manipur: Seed sowing festival ‘Lui-Ngai-Ni’ celebrated at Ukhrul
  • The Naga tribes of Manipur celebrated their seed sowing festival ‘Lui-Ngai-Ni’
  • theme “Oneness through Culture”, with much fanfare at Tangkhul Naga Long ground in Ukhrul
  • Lui-Ngai-Ni reflects the rich cultural heritage of the Nagas.
  • Manipur Chief Minister : Nongthombam Biren Singh.
9. Prakash Javadekar to attend bilateral COP meetings in Gandhinagar
  • will attend bilateral Conference of Parties meetings in Gandhinagar
  • as part of the 13th Conference of Parties
  • Prakash Javadekar : Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change
  • Theme : Migratory species connect planet & we welcome them home.
10. Mizoram, Bihar paired under EK Bharat Shrestha Bharat programme
  • Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat programme aims to establish cultural exchanges between people of different regions
  • to further human bonding & a common approach to nation building.
  • Mizoram is paired with the State of Bihar for the year 2019-20 under the campaign.
  • Mizoram Capital : Aizawl.
  • Bihar Capital : Patna
11. Bhawna Jat sets new national record in 20-kilometer race walk category
  • Bhawna Jat qualified for the 2020 Olympics after setting a new national record
  • 20 km race walk category at the National Championships in Ranchi.
  • her personal best of 1 hr 38 minute 30 seconds set in last year.
  • The 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo.
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