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Current Affairs 21st February 2020

1. Sanjay Kothari named new Central Vigilance Commissioner of India
  • Bimal Julka has been chosen as the new Chief Information Commissioner.
  • The selection panel also included Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2. Cabinet approves formation of 22nd Law Commission, PMFBY reforms, and Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill
  • Now farmers can enrol in the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) on a voluntary basis.
  • The Cabinet also approved the Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill 2020.
  • Minister of Women and Child Development : Smriti Irani
3. India ranks 131 on “child flourishing index”
  • at 77 on sustainability index in a report released by a Commission of World Health Organization (WHO)
  • The top three countries are : 1. Norway, 2. South Korea and  3.The Netherlands.
  • Central African Republic, Chad, Somalia and Niger are at bottom.
4. Govt approves Rs 4,558cr scheme for the dairy sector: Prakash Javadekar
  • which will benefit about 95 Lakhs farmers.
  • decided to raise the benefit under the interest subvention scheme from 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent.
  • Information and Broadcasting Minister : Prakash Javadekar.
5. India to switch to world’s cleanest petrol, diesel from 1st April 2020
  • India will join the league of nations using petrol and diesel containing just 10 parts per million of sulphur.
  • Bharat Stage (BS)-IV had a sulphur content of 50 ppm.
6. India overtakes UK & France to become 5th largest world economy
  • ndia has emerged as the 5th-largest world economy in 2019,
  • India has a gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.94 trillion, overtaking the UK and France in 2019.
7. Govt to formulate national action plan on business and human rights
  • Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister : Nirmala Sitharaman.
8. World Day of Social Justice : 20 February
  • On 26 Nov. 2007, the General Assembly declared this.
  • Theme: “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) HQs: Geneva, Switzerland.

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