Daily Current Affairs 21 February 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 21 February 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 21 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 21 February 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. 22nd Law Commission of India

  • The constitution of the ’22nd Law Commission of India’ has received the approval from Union Cabinet.
  • The Commission will be responsible for giving recommendations on different aspects of law which are entrusted to it.
  • Minister of Law and Justice: Ravi Shankar Prasad.

2. Central Consumer Protection Authority

  • Government of India will set-up the Central Consumer Protection Authority in April 2020.
  • The authority would be set up under the Consumer Protection Act 2019.
  • Aim: To address various issues related to consumer rights, unfair trade practices, misleading advertisements and imposing penalties for selling spurious and adulterated products.
  • Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution: Ramvilas Paswan.

3. Kala Kumbh Exhibition

  • The Kala Kumbh Exhibition was organized by the Ministry of Textiles in New Delhi.
  • Aim: To promote Geographical Indication (GI) craft and heritage of India.
  • Union Minister of Textiles: Smriti ZubinIrani.

4. Phase- 2 of the Swachh Bharat Mission, Grameen

  • Union Cabinet has approved the Phase-2 of the Swachh Bharat Mission, Grameen till 2024-25, which will focus on Open Defecation Free Plus (ODF Plus).
  • The program will work towards ensuring that no one is left behind and everyone uses a toilet.

International News

1. Bangladesh with Nepal

  • Bangladesh will sign Free Trade Agreement with Nepal.
  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina || Capital: Dhaka || Currency: Taka

2. Berlin International Film Festival

  • External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will inaugurate Indian Pavilion at 70th Berlin International Film Festival.
  • Germany: Capital: Berlin || Currency: Euro || Chancellor of Germany: Angela Merkel.

3. Ra’ad II Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Cruise Missile

  • Pakistan has test-fired Ra’ad II Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Cruise Missile.
  • Pakistan: Capital- Islamabad || Currency- Pakistani rupee || President- Arif Alvi || Prime Minister- Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi

Business News

1. EY’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award

  • Biocon’s Chairman and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has been declared EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019.
  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw will now represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (WEOY) to be held in Monte Carlo

2. Gujarat Govt with SBI

  • Gujarat Government has signed an MoU with SBI to facilitate approval of loans to entrepreneurs in the MSME sector with ease and within a short time-frame.
  • SBI: Chairperson– Rajnish Kumar || Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra.

3. Times Higher Education’s (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020

  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has ranked 16th among the top 100 universities of under ‘Times Higher Education’s (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020’.
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is a public deemed research university for higher education in science and engineering, located in Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka. It was granted the deemed to be university status in 1958 and the Institute of Eminence status in 2018.

Sports News

1. Harry Greg passes away

  • Former Manchester United goalkeeper Harry Greg has passed away.
  • Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.

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