Daily Current Affairs 24 February 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 24 February 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 24 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 24 February 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Bharat-Bangla Paryatan Utsav-Tourism festival

  • The first edition of the Bharat-Bangla Paryatan Utsav-Tourism festival has started in Agartala, Tripura.
  • Chief Minister: Biplab Kumar Deb || Governor: Ramesh Bais.

2. Gold reserves in Uttar Pradesh

  • The Geological Survey of India has found Gold reserves in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Chief minister: Yogi Adityanath || Governor: Anandiben Patel || Capital: Lucknow

3. Advisers to Prime Minister of India

  • Retired IAS officers Amarjeet Sinha and Bhaskar Khulbe have been appointed as the Advisers to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • It was appointed by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

4. India’s first Floating Jetty

  • India’s first Floating Jetty has been inaugurated by the Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya in Goa.
  • Goa: Governor: Satya Pal Malik || Chief minister: Pramod Sawant || Capital: Panaji

International News

1. Prime Minister of Ireland resigns

  • Leo Varadkar has resigned as Prime Minister of Ireland.
  • Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.
  • Ireland Capital: Dublin

2. ‘India by the Nile’ fest

  • Egypt will host ‘India by the Nile’ fest in March.
  • Capital: Cairo || Currency: Egyptian pound

3. UNHRC consensus resolutions

  • Sri Lankan Government formally announced its decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution.
  • The resolution was co-sponsored by Sri Lankan Government to address war crimes accusations and initiate reconciliation mechanism, after defeat of Mahinda Rajapksa in 2015 elections.
  • UNHRC: Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland || Founded: 15 March 2006 || Head: President; Coly Seck

Business News

1. 5G Hackathon

  • The ‘5G Hackathon’ has been launched by the Department of Telecommunication.
  • It is with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in association with the government of India

2. ‘PM KISAN’ Mobile App

  • ‘PM KISAN’ Mobile Application has been launched by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
  • It is on the occasion of 1st anniversary of the launch of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme.

3. Microsoft with SBI

  • Microsoft and SBI Foundation have joined hands to up-skill youth with disabilities for BFSI jobs.
  • SBI: Chairperson: Rajnish Kumar || Headquarters: Mumbai

4. SBI Card with Landmark Group

  • SBI Card has partnered with Landmark Group to launch retail co-branded credit cards.
  • It is for the partnership with four Landmark brands – Lifestyle, Home Centre, Max, and Spar.
  • SBI Cards & Payments Services Ltd., previously known as SBI Cards and Payment Services Private Limited, is a payment solutions provider in India. SBI Card was launched in October 1998 by the State Bank of India, India’s largest bank, and GE Capital. In December 2017, State Bank of India and The Carlyle Group.
  • CEO: Hardayal Prasad || Headquarters: Gurugram

Sports News

1. ESPN India Awards 2019

  • The ESPN India Awards 2019 was announced.
  • Sportsperson of the Year (Female): PV Sindhu (Badminton)
  • Sportsperson of the Year (Male): Saurabh Chaudhary (Pistol shooter)
  • Emerging Sportsperson of the Year: Deepak Punia (Freestyle wrestler)
  • Coach of the Year: Pullela Gopichand (Badminton)
  • Team of the Year: Manu Bhaker-Saurabh Chaudhary (10m air pistol)
  • Lifetime Achievement award : Balbir Singh Sr (Hockey)
  • Comeback of the Year: Koneru Humpy (Chess player)
  • Differently-abled Athlete of the Year: Manasi Joshi (Badminton)
  • Moment of the Year: PV Sindhu’s World Championships final win
  • The Courage award : Dutee Chand (Athlete)

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