Daily Current Affairs 16 February 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 16 February 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 16 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 16 February 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Operation Nakail

  • Ghaziabad police has launched ‘Operation Nakail’ for the Auto-rickshaws.
  • Under this the identity of all auto-rickshaw drivers will be verified and a unique four-digit number will be allotted to them.
  • Governor of Uttar Pradesh: Anandiben Patel.

2. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri passes away

  • Former Chairman and Director General of TERI Rajendra Kumar Pachauri passed away.
  • The Energy and Resources Institute is a research institute in New Delhi that specializes in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development. Established in 1974, it was formerly known as the Tata Energy Research Institute.
  • Headquarters location: New Delhi || Location: New Delhi || Founder: Darbari S Seth || Founded: 1974 || Director General: Dr. Ajay Mathur || Director: Ajay Mathur

3. New Secretaries Appointments

  • The CEO of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India Pawan Kumar Agarwal has been named Secretary, Consumer Affairs.
  • Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India Usha Sharma has been appointed the Department of Youth Affairs as Secretary.

International News

1. Genome Valley Excellence Award

  • BioAsia 2020 has announced the Genome Valley Excellence Award and will be organized by the Telangana government annual global biotechnology & life sciences forum.
  • Winner: American immunologist and oncologist Dr. Carl H June || Novartis CEO Dr. Vasant Narsimhan
  • It will be presented this award for their contributions to life sciences.
  • Governor of Telangana: Dr.Tamilisai Soundararajan.

2. Dan David Prize 2020

  • Feminist scholar, activist Gita Sen from India has won the prestigious Dan David Prize 2020.
  • Gita Sen is an Indian feminist scholar. She is a Distinguished Professor & Director at the Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity & Social Determinants of Health, at the Public Health Foundation of India.
  • The Dan David Prize grants annually three prizes of US$1 million each for outstanding achievement. Fields are chosen for Past, Present and Future. The Dan David Prize is awarded for innovative and interdisciplinary research.
  • Awarded for: outstanding contribution in the fields of science, technology, culture or social welfare
  • First awarded: 2002 || Country: Israel || Presented by: The Dan David Foundation

Business News

1. Economist Intelligence Unit revises Global Growth Rate

  • The Economist Intelligence Unit has revised downwards its global growth forecast for 2020 to 2.2% from 2.3%.
  • Economist Intelligence Unit Managing Director: Robin Bew || headquarters: London, England || Founded: 1946.

2. CMD of Air India

  • Rajiv Bansal was named the Chairman and Managing Director of national carrier Air India replacing Ashwani Lohani.
  • Air India is the flag carrier airline of India, headquartered at New Delhi. It is owned by Air India Limited, a government-owned enterprise, and operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft serving 94 domestic and international destinations.

3. New Chairman of New Space India Ltd (NSIL)

  • Space Scientist G Narayanan has been named the chairman of ISRO’s newly formed commercial entity New Space India Ltd (NSIL).
  • ISRO Director: K. Sivan || Headquarters: Bengaluru || Established: 1969.

Sports News

1. Khelo India Winter Games 2020

  • Ladakh and J&K will host Khelo India Winter Games 2020.
  • Khelo India Youth Games, formerly Khelo India School Games, meaning Play India Youth Games, held annually in January or February, are the national level multidisciplinary grassroots games in India held for two categories, namely under-17 years school students and under-21 college students.

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