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Current Affairs 24th February 2020

1. Ravi Dahiya won gold medal at Asian Wrestling Championship
  • In men’s freestyle 57 kg category,
  • Defeating Tajikistan’s Hikmatullo Vohidov
  • Earlier, India’s Bajrang Punia, Gourav Baliyan & S Kadian won silver medals
  • Asian Wrestling Championships began in 1979
2. 13th COP to CMS concludes with Gandhinagar Declaration
  • At the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals convention.
  • Total of 10 species were listed in the CMS appendices 1 & 2
  • While 13 species recommended for concerted action
  • Great Indian Bustard, Asian elephant listed in appendix 1
3. PM Modi inaugurates 1st Khelo India University Games at Cuttack
  • As many as 3,400 athletes
  • From 159 universities across the country will vie for top honours
  • 17 disciplines including rugby which is among the 6-team events
  • Odisha Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik
4. Govt pays over Rs 50,000 crore to farmers under PM-KISAN scheme
  • Enabling them to meet farm input cost & household expenses.
  • The agriculture ministry shared the progress made under the scheme, ahead of its first anniversary
  • PM-KISAN launched on Feb 24, 2019 by PM Modi at Gorakhpur
5. Vice President felicitates 3 Padma Awardees from Telangana
  • Player Ms PV Sindhu,
  • Innovative farmer C. Venkat Reddy
  • Well known Sanskrit/Telugu poet V. Sribhashyam,
  • At a function organized by Swarna Bharat Trust, Hyderabad
  • Sindhu is a recipient of Padma Bhushan
6. PM Modi Addresses International Judicial Conference in New Delhi
  • Modi said “1.3 billion Indians” disregarded apprehensions & “wholeheartedly” accepted recent critical judicial verdicts which were subjects of global discussion,
  • At the International Judicial Conference 2020 – ‘Judiciary and the Changing World’
  • Chief Justice of India: Justice Arvind Bobde
7. Wipro Digital acquires customer experience firm Rational Interaction
  • Wipro Digital, the digital business unit of Wipro
  • Acquired Washington-based Rational Interaction, a full-service digital customer experience company.
  • Wipro HQ: Bengaluru
8. Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurates New Institutional Campus at NIPHTR in Navi Mumbai
  • Union Minister of Science & Technology, Health and Family Welfare and Earth Science Dr Harsh Vardhan
  • Inaugurated a New Institutional Campus at the National Institute of Public Health Training & Research (NIPHTR)
  • At Navi Mumbai.
  • NIPHTR estd in 1957 under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
9. Maharashtra CM presents State awards to 44 sportspersons
  • Maharashtra CM : Uddhav Thackeray
  • Presented the Shiv Chhatrapati award
  • For 44 sportspersons apart from a lifetime achievement award & awards to sportspersons in the adventure category for 2018-19 at the Gateway of India, Mumbai
  • Maharashtra Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
10. Goa ‘Carnival 2020’ kicks off in Panaji
  • Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant
  • Flagged off the Carnival 2020 float parade in Panaji.
  • The annual Goa Carnival, which is the major traditional Catholic festival celebrated in the state
  • Governor of Goa : Satya Pal Malik
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