Daily Current Affairs 20 February 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 20 February 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 20 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 20 February 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Integrated Tri-services Command

  • The Chief of the Defence staff General Bipin Rawat has announced the plan of establishing the first Integrated Tri-Services Command by June 2020.
  • The Integrated Tri-Services Command will be responsible for handing the air defence of India.

2. Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

  • Indian Government has decided to rename ‘The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses’ (IDSA), New Delhi as ‘Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses’.
  • The Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, is India’s foremost think tank for advanced research in international relations, especially defence, strategic and security issues, and providing training to civilian, military and paramilitary officers of the Indian government.

3. First single-use plastic-free airport of India

  • IGI Airport of Delhi has become the first single-use plastic-free airport of India.
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport serves as the major international aviation hub of the Indian capital city of New Delhi as well as India. The airport, spread over an area of 5,106 acres, is situated in Palam, 15 km south-west of the New Delhi railway station and 16 km from New Delhi city centre.

International News

1. Australia’s new high commissioner to India

  • Australia has appointed former New South Wales premier Barry O’Farrell as the next high commissioner to India.
  • Australia: Capital- Canberra || Currency- Australian Dollar || Prime Minister- Scott John Morrison

2. World Day of Social Justice

  • The 20th February has been observed globally as the World Day of Social Justice.
  • Theme: ‘Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice’.
  • World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections.

3. Afghanistan President

  • Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as President of the Afghanistan.
  • Afghanistan: Capital: Kabul || Currency: Afghan afghani

Business News

1. JSW Steel to acquire Bhushan Power

  • National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has given its approval to JSW Steel to take over the debt-laden Bhushan Power & Steel (BPSL).
  • The National Company Law Tribunal is a quasi-judicial body in India that adjudicates issues relating to Indian companies.
  • Founder: Government of India || Founded: 1 June 2016 || Headquarters: New Delhi

2. World’s 5th Largest Economy

  • 1. USA $21.44 trillion
  • 2. China $14.14 trillion
  • 3. Japan $5.15 trillion
  • 4. Germany $4 trillion
  • 5. India $2.94 trillion

Sports News

1. Tokyo 2020 Olympics motto

  • Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has revealed the official motto as ‘United by Emotion’.
  • IOC: Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland || President: Thomas Bach.

2. Cairns Cup (Chess)

  • Koneru Humpy of India has won Cairns Cup chess tournament held at St.Louis, USA.
  • Humpy Koneru is an Indian chess grandmaster and current World Rapid Chess Champion. In October 2007, she became the second female player, after JuditPolgár, to exceed the 2600 Elo rating mark, being rated 2606.

3. Grassroots Charter Bronze Level by AFC

  • All India Football Federation (AIFF) has received the ‘Grassroots Charter Bronze Level’ membership of the Asian Football Confederation.
  • The Asian Football Confederation is the governing body of association football in Asia and Australia.
  • President: Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa || Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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