Daily Current Affairs 17 February 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 17 February 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 17 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 17 February 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020

  • The 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020 was held in Assam.
  • The event was hosted by Karan Johar, Vicky Kaushal and Varun Dhawan.
  • Awards to Gully Boy:
  • Best Film- ‘Gully Boy’
  • Best Director Zoya Akhtar for ‘Gully Boy’
  • Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male)- Ranveer Singh for ‘Gully Boy’
  • Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female)- Alia Bhatt for ‘Gully Boy’
  • Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female)- Amruta Subhash for ‘Gully Boy’
  • Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male)- Siddhant Chaturvedi for ‘Gully Boy’
  • Best Lyrics- Divine and Ankur Tewari for “Apna Time Aayega” (Gully Boy)
  • Best Music Album- ‘Gully Boy’: Zoya Akhtar-Ankur Tewari and ‘Kabir Singh’: Mithoon, Amaal Mallik, Vishal Mishra, Sachet–Parampara and Akhil Sachdeva
  • Best Screenplay- ‘Gully Boy’ (Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar)
  • Best Dialogue- ‘Gully Boy’ (Vijay Maurya)
  • Others Awads:
  • Best Film (Critics)- ‘Article 15’ (Anubhav Sinha) and ‘Sonchiriya’ (Abhishek Chaubey)
  • Best Actor (Critics)- Ayushmann Khurrana for ‘Article 15’
  • Best Actress (Critics): Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu for ‘Saand Ki Aankh’
  • Best Debut Actor- Abhimanyu Dassani for ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’
  • Best Debut Actress- Ananya Pandey for ‘Student Of The Year 2’ and ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’
  • Excellence In Cinema- Govinda
  • RD Burman Award For Upcoming Music Talent- Sashwat Sachdev for URI

2. ‘Yodhavu’ mobile app

  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has launched ‘Yodhav’ (Warrior) mobile app to inform police about drug abuse and its distribution.
  • Governor of Kerala: Arif Mohammed Khan.

3. President’s Colour to INS Shivaji

  • President Kovind presented the President’s Colour to INS Shivaji in Lonavala, Maharashtra.
  • The President’s Colour – the highest honour that is bestowed upon a military unit – was received by Academy Cadet Captain Sushil Singh on behalf of the INA in an impressive parade comprising 730 cadets of INA and a 150 – men Guard of Honour.

International News

1. United Nations Convention on Migratory Species

  • PM Modi will inaugurate the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Theme: ‘Migratory species connect the planet and we welcome them home’

2. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

  • The 43rd Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the United Nations was held in Rome.
  • Theme: ‘Investing in sustainable food systems to end hunger by 2030’.
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): Headquarters– Rome, Italy || Founded- 1977

Business News

1. New Finance Secretary

  • Senior IAS officer Debasish Panda was appointed as the new finance secretary replacing Rajiv Kumar.
  • The Finance Secretary is the administrative head of the Ministry of Finance. This post is held by senior IAS officer of the rank of Secretary to Government of India.

2. Moody’s lowers India’s GDP Growth Rate

  • Moody’s has lowered India’s GDP Growth Rate to 5.4% for 2020 and 5.8% for 2021.
  • Moody’s Corporation, often referred to as Moody’s, is an American business and financial services company. It is the holding company for Moody’s Investors Service, an American credit rating agency, and Moody’s Analytics, an American provider of financial analysis software and services.
  • Headquarters: New York || CEO: Raymond W. McDaniel Jr.

3. Municipal Bond Development Committee

  • SEBI has constituted a committee which will suggest on policy matters pertaining to development of municipal debt securities.
  • It will be headed by SEBI’s Executive Director Sujit Prasad and comprises representatives from municipal corporations, lawyers, professionals and market practitioners.
  • SEBI: Founded: 12 April 1992 || Headquarters: Mumbai || Chairperson: Ajay Tyagi

Sports News

1. World’s Largest Cricket Stadium

  • The Sardar Vallabhbhai Stadium will be inaugurated by US President Donald Trump during his visit to India.
  • The World’s Biggest Cricket Stadium, the Motera Stadium in Ahmadabad renamed as the Sardar Vallabhbhai Stadium

2. IOC’s Boxing Task Force rankings for Olympic Qualifiers

  • Boxer Amit Panghal has ranked No 1 by IOC’s Boxing Task Force rankings in the 52 kilogram category for Olympic Qualifiers.
  • Amit Panghal is an Indian amateur boxer. He won silver medal at the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships in the Flyweight division.

3. Senior National squash championships

  • The 77th Senior National squash championships was concluded in Chennai.
  • Man’s Winner: Saurav Ghosal
  • Woman’s Winner: Joshna Chinappa

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