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Current Affairs 27th February 2020

1. Madhya Pradesh becomes first state to launch unified vehicle registration card
  • 2nd state to launch the unified driving license after UP.
  • CM Kamal Nath distributed the unified cards to six persons in a function held in Bhopal.
  • The card bears a unique number recognized across the country.
2. India and US sign defence deals worth 3 billion dollars
  • Signed three agreements, including in health and oil sectors.
  • A MoU was signed on mental health between the health departments of both the countries.
  • Another MoU on the safety of medical products was also signed.
3. 3,000 Km long power grid from Myanmar-Thailand to India: BIMSTEC
  • Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical & Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).
  • Working on connecting about 3,000-kilometre long power grid from Myanmar-Thailand to India.
  • Countries had signed a MOU for forming a power grid in 2018.
4. New Zealand Deputy PM Winston Peters arrive on 4-day India visit
  • He will attend the inaugural ceremony of New Zealand Centre at IIT Delhi.
  • He will give speech on Indo Pacific at the Indian Council of World Affairs.
  • New Zealand Capital : Wellington,
  • Currency : Dollar.
5. UNSC renews its sanctions regime on Yemen for another year
  • Effect through February 2021.
  • 13 countries eventually adopted the London-drafted resolution on the sanctions.
  • Russia and China abstained the resolution.
6. Bangladesh records sharp decline in Child malnutrition: UNICEF Survey
  • over the last 6 years.
  • The finding was reported in the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2019,
  • MICS conducted by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics & United Nations Children’s Fund.
  • The rate of chronic malnutrition among children is 28% in 2019.
7. 16th Session of the Joint Ministerial Commission between India & Australia held in New Delhi
  • It was co-chaired by Union minister Piyush Goyal and Hon. Senator Simon Birmingham of Australia
  • Senator Simon Birmingham, is the Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment, Government of Australia.
  • Piyush Goyal : Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry.
8. In a first Canadian doctors use robot to perform surgery to treat brain aneurysm
  • The medical condition is a weakness in a blood vessel in the brain that balloons and fills with blood.
  • The experimental procedure was described at the Internationa.
  • International Stroke Conference-2020 was held in US.
9. UP, MP, Bihar send most patients out for treatment under PM-JAY
  • send maximum patients out to other states for treatment
  • PM-JAY provides health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh.
10. Human Resource Development Minister Pokhriyal presents Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards to 23 teams
  • Awards 2019 instituted for promoting an innovative spirit and scientific temperament for the holistic development of society through stakeholders of its approved institutes.
  • AICTE has been organizing Vishwakarma Awards since 2017.
  • AICTE = All India Council for Technical Education
11. Kiren Rijiju inaugurates 1st Khelo India Winter Games in Leh, Ladakh
  • Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports (I/c), Kiren Rijiju
  • Inaugurated the first-ever Khelo India Winter Games in the UT of Ladakh at Leh, Ladakh.
  • The event, which is first of its kind in India,
  • To promote winters sports in India.
  • The second leg of the Winter Games will be held at Gulmarg.
12. J&K bags gold in 6th National Ice Stock sports Championship at Ice Rink in Gulmarg
  • Hosts : Jammu &
  • Organized at Ice Rink in Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Two hundred participants from 18 different states across the country participated in the three-day event.
  • The event was organized by J&K Ice Stock Sports Association.
13. Egypt’s former President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak passes away
  • Who ruled the country for 30 years,
  • Died at the age of 91.
  • Current Egyptian President : Abdel Fattah El-Sissi.
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