Daily Current Affairs 15 February 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 15 February 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 15 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 15 February 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. National Organic Food Festival

  • New Delhi will host the National Organic Food Festival for women entrepreneurs.
  • It will be jointly organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
  • Theme: ‘Unleashing India’s Organic Market Potential’.

2. Book ‘A Commentary and Digest on The Air, Act 1981’

  • Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has released a book titled ‘A Commentary & Digest on The Air, Act 1981’ authored by Dr KK Khandelwal.
  • Haryana: Capital: Chandigarh || HDI rank: 7th || Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya || Chief minister: Manohar Lal Khattar

3. Institutes to be named after Sushma Swaraj

  • The Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra and the Foreign Service Institute will be named after Sushma Swaraj.
  • SushmaSwaraj was an Indian politician and a Supreme Court lawyer. A senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, Swaraj served as the Minister of External Affairs of India in the first Narendra Modi government. She was the second woman to hold the office, after Indira Gandhi.

International News

1. Darwin Day

  • Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the birthday of Charles Darwin on 12 February 1809.
  • The day is used to highlight Darwin’s contributions to science and to promote science in general.
  • Darwinism is a theory of biological evolution developed by the English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809–1882) and others, stating that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual’s ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.

2. Indian in UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet

  • Finance Minister of the United Kingdom: Rishi Sunak
  • Secretary of State for the Home Department: Priti Patel
  • Business Secretary in the British Cabinet: Alok Sharma

3. BIMSTEC’s Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking

  • Narcotics Control Bureau has organised the two days BIMSTEC’s Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking in New Delhi.
  • The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation is an international organisation of seven nations of South Asia and South East Asia, housing 1.5 billion people and having a combined gross domestic product of $3.5 trillion.
  • Headquarters location: Dhaka, Bangladesh || Founded: 1997

Business News

1. New ICAI President

  • Atul Kumar Gupta has been appointed as the new President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI).
  • ICAI is the national professional accounting body of India. It was established on 1 July 1949 as a statutory body under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 enacted by the Parliament (acting as the provisional Parliament of India) to regulate the profession of Chartered Accountancy in India.

2. Panel on Defence and Internal security

  • The 15th Finance Commission has constituted panel on Defence and Internal security, headed by the Chairman of the Fifteenth Finance Commission N K Singh.
  • Expenditure secretary T V Somanathan, defence secretary Ajay Kumar, finance commission Member AN Jha and home affairs secretary Ajay Bhalla as its members.

3. General Insurance Corporation of India with Central Bank of the Russian Federation

  • General Insurance Corporation of India has received the license from Central Bank of the Russian Federation to commence reinsurance business in the country.
  • GIC of India is a state owned enterprise in India. It was the sole reinsurance company in the Indian insurance market until the insurance market was open to foreign reinsurance players by late 2016 including companies from Germany, Switzerland and France. GIC Re has its registered office and headquarters in Mumbai.
  • Headquarters: Mumbai || Founded: 22 November 1972
  • Devesh Srivastava took charge as the Chairman and Managing director of General Insurance Corporation of India

Sports News

1. UAE’s Director of Cricket

  • Former Indian Cricketer Robin Singh has been appointed as director of cricket of the UAE.
  • UAE: President: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan || Capital: Abu Dhabi || Currency: UAE dirham.

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