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Daily Current Affairs 13 February 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 13 February 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 13 February 2020. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 13 February 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. National Water Conference

  • National Water Conference will be held in Bhopal.
  • Governor: Lalji Tandon || Chief minister: Kamal Nath

2. Ground Water Act-2020

  • Ground Water Act-2020 has been approved by Uttar Pradesh Government
  • Aim: To improve the falling groundwater level in the state.
  • Anandiben Patel is the present Governor of Uttar Pradesh.

3. Wendell Rodricks passes away

  • Wendell Rodricks was an Indian fashion designer and author based in the western Indian region of Goa.
  • He was also an activist for social causes, the environment, and gay rights. In 2014, the Government of India conferred upon him its fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri.

4. P. Parameswaran passes away

  • Parameswarji, was a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sanghpracharak from Kerala, India who was erstwhile Vice‑President of the Jan Sangh.
  • He was president of Vivekananda Kendra, and has been conferred with Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award, in 2018.

International News

1. World Radio Day

  • World Radio Day 2020 will be held on Thursday 13 February around the world.
  • Theme: ‘Radio and diversity’
  • Following a request from the Spanish Radio Academy on 20 September 2010, Spain proposed that the UNESCO Executive Board include an agenda item on the proclamation of a World Radio Day. UNESCO’s Executive Board the agenda item in its provisional agenda for the proclamation of a “World Radio Day” on 29 September 2011.

2. World Unani Day

  • World Unani Day has observed every year on 11th February.
  • This day is celebrated every year to mark the birth anniversary of great Unani scholar and social reformer Hakim Ajmal Khan.

3. World’s oldest living man

  • Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan has been named as the world’s oldest living man at 112 years 344 days.
  • Japan: Capital: Tokyo || Currency: Japanese yen || Prime Minister: Shinzo Abe

4. Covid-2019

  • World Health Organization has mentioned the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-2019.
  • WHO: Head: Tedros Adhanom || Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland || Founded: 7 April 1948

Business News

1. Ducati India MD

  • Italian motorcycle company Ducati appoints Bipul Chandra as Managing Director of India operations.
  • Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. is the motorcycle-manufacturing division of Italian company Ducati, headquartered in Bologna, Italy. The company is owned by German automotive manufacturer Audi through its Italian subsidiary Lamborghini, which is in turn owned by the Volkswagen Group.

2. RealmePaySa

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  • The financial services app for smart-phone brand Realme ‘RealmePaySa’ has drafted a pact with NPCI and HDFC Bank to conduct UPI hackathon.
  • NPCI: Headquarters: Mumbai || Founded: 2008 || Non-Exe Chairman :Biswamohan Mahapatra | MD & CEO :Dilip Asbe
  • HDFC Bank Ltd. is an Indian banking and financial services company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. CEO: Aditya Puri
  • Realme is a Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone manufacturer. The brand was officially established on May 4, 2018 by Sky Li, who was previously the Vice-President of Oppo Electronics. Realme also produces a wide variety of other products such as earphones, fitness bands and bags.

3. Prasar Bharati Chairman retires

  • PrasarBharati chairman A Surya Prakash has retired from his position.
  • PrasarBharati is India’s largest public broadcasting agency. It is a statutory autonomous body set up by an Act of Parliament and comprises the Doordarshan Television Network and All India Radio, which were earlier media units of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • CEO: Shashi Shekhar Vempati || Headquarters: New Delhi

4. Banking Technology Awards 2020

  • South Indian Bank has been awarded Banking Technology Awards 2020 instituted by the Indian Bank’s Association.
  • South Indian bank: Headquarters: Thrissur || CEO: V. G. Mathew || Founded: 29 January 1929

Sports News

1. FIH Women’s Rising Star of Year 2019

  • International Hockey Federation has named Indian striker Lalremsiami as 2019 FIH Women’s Rising Star of Year.
  • Lalremsiami is a Mizo Indian professional field hockey player who plays as a forward for the Indian national team. At the club level, she plays for Sports Authority of India. Lalremsiami was a part of the 18-member squad that represented India at the 2018 World Cup.

2. ESPNcricinfo Awards 2019

  • ESPNcricinfo announced the 13th edition of the Annual ESPNcricinfo Awards 2019.
  • Batting Awards:
  • Captain of the year: Eoin Morgan (England)
  • Test batting performance of the year: Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka)
  • ODI batting performance of the year: Ben Stokes (England)
  • T20I batting performance of the year: Gleen Maxwell (Australia)
  • Women’s batting performance of the year: Meg Lanning (Australia)
  • Bowling:
  • Test bowling performance of the year: Kemar Roach (West Indies)
  • ODI bowling performance of the year: Matt Henry (New Zealand)
  • T20I bowling performance of the year: Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
  • Women’s bowling performance of the year: Ellyse Perry (Australia)
  • Debutant of the year: Jofra Archer (England)

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