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Current Affairs 26th February 2020

1. NABARD sanctions over Rs 400 cr to boost infrastructure in J&K
  • During the current financial year
  • To boost the infrastructure in the rural areas.
  • The funding is a part of the NABARD’s Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).
  • Chintala Govinda Rajulu, newly appointed NABARD Chairman.
2. India to host Commonwealth Shooting and Archery Championships in January 2022
  • The medals from the two events will be counted for ranking of competing nations at the Birmingham Games.
  • The two events will be held in Chandigarh.
  • Birmingham Commonwealth Games- July 27 to August 7, 2022.
3. Microsoft, SBI join hands to train differently-abled people to find jobs
  • find jobs in the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector.
  • Over 500 differently-abled youths will be upskilled in the first year of the collaboration.
  • SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar.
4. First anniversary of National War Memorial being observed on February 25, 2020
  • The memorial is a fitting tribute to those heroes who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty during various wars and internal security challenges since Independence.
  • PM Modi dedicated the monument to the nation last year.
5. ICC bans Oman player Yousuf Abdulrahim Al Balushi from all forms of cricket for 7 years
  • For his involvement in trying to fix matches.
  • Al Balushi accepted four charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
  • ICC Chairperson: Shashank Manohar; Headquarters: Dubai, UAE.
6. ‘Human computer’ Katherine Johnson dies at 101
  • NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson,
  • Whose calculations helped get the first Americans to space & back safely.
  • She completed the trajectory analysis for Alan Shepard’s 1961 suborbital flight.
  • National Aeronautics & Space Administration Founded:29 July 1958
7. ExxonMobil inks cooperation pact with IndianOil and Chart Industries
  • To supply liquified natural gas (LNG) by road, rail and waterways.
  • Will supply to areas not connected by physical pipelines.
  • India is the world’s third-largest oil importer.
8. Abbott India launches vaccine against 4 strains of influenza virus
  • It is the only 0.5 ml quadrivalent flu vaccine in India.
  • That has been approved for use in children below 3 years.
  • Influenza (Flu) is a respiratory illness that a virus causes.
9. Daredevil and Flat Earth theorist “Mad Mike” Hughes dies in rocket crash
  • Hughes, 64, wanted to prove the Flat Earth theory by taking photographs of the Earth from a homemade rocket.
  • Hughes launched himself into the heavens in a steam-powered rock.
  • The flat Earth model is an archaic conception of Earth’s shape.
10. Birla Estates launches interactive AI powered ChatBot LIDEA on WhatsApp
  • The solution is aimed at providing information of its projects to users.
  • Who are evaluating residential developments of Birla Estates.
  • John McCarthy is one of the “founding fathers” of AI.
11. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad Resigns, Cabinet Dissolved
  • He is 94-year-old leader.
  • Abdullah of Pahang-King of Malaysia.

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