Daily Current Affairs 25 February 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 25 February 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 25 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 25 February 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. ‘WatanKoJano’ youth exchange programme

  • J&K Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan has flagged off a youth exchange programme ‘WatanKoJano’.
  • Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir: Girish Chandra Murmu.
  • Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh: Radha Krishna Mathur.

2. SERB Women Excellence Award-2020

  • Dr Niti Kumar will be honoured with the SERB Women Excellence Award-2020.
  • Dr Niti Kumar is a Senior Scientist from Division of Molecular Parasitology and Immunology, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow
  • The SERB Women Excellence Award-2020 will be conferred by the President of India during the celebrations of National Science Day.

3. Veteran actor Manoj Kumar

  • Veteran actor Manoj Kumar has been honoured by the World Book of Records, London.
  • Reason: for his contribution to Indian cinema.

4. North East SDG Conclave 2020

  • NITI Aayog will organize North East Sustainable Development Goals Conclave 2020 in Assam.
  • National Institution for Transforming India: CEO: Amitabh Kant || Vice Chairman: Rajiv Kumar.

International News

1. New chairman of Global Board of Directors of US-India Business Council (USIBC)

  • Vijay Advani has been appointed by the US-India Business Council (USIBC) as new chairman of its Global Board of Directors.
  • The U.S.-India Business Council was formed in 1975 as a business advocacy organization to enlighten and encourage the private sectors of both India and United States to enhance investment flows.
  • Headquarters location: Washington DC || Founded: 1975

2. Malaysian Prime Minister resigns

  • Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has announced his resignation.
  • Malaysia: King: Abdullah of Pahang || Capital: Kuala Lumpur || Currency: Malaysian ringgit

3. Meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and central bank Governors

  • Riyadh will be hosting the inaugural meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and central bank Governors.
  • Theme: ‘Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All’.
  • The G20 is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 19 countries and the European Union.
  • Chairman: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud || Leader: Salman of Saudi Arabia || Founder: Group of Seven || Founded: 26 September 1999

Business News

1. ASKDISHA chatbot

  • Indian Railway has launched AI based ASKDISHA chatbot
  • Aim: To further enhance the customer services rendered and to further strengthen the services of the chatbot.

2. MD and CEO of Dhanlaxmi Bank

  • Sunil Gurbaxani appointed as new MD and CEO of Dhanlaxmi Bank.
  • It has been approved by the Reserve Bank of India
  • Dhanlaxmi Bank: Headquarter: Thrissur, Kerala || Dhanlaxmi Bank founded: 14 November 1927.

3. Merger of Bharti Infratel and Indus Tower

  • The Department of Telecom has approved the merger of India’s largest mobile tower company Indus Towers with Bharti Infratel.
  • The Department of Telecommunications, abbreviated to DoT, is a department of the Ministry of Communications of the executive branch of the Government of India.

4. India’s Growth rate by National Council of Applied Economic Research

  • National Council of Applied Economic Research has pegged GDP growth at 4.9% in 2019-20.
  • National Council of Applied Economic Research is a New Delhi based non-profit think tank of economics. Nandan Nilekani is president of the governing body and Dr Shekhar Shah is current director general of NCAER.
  • Headquarters location: New Delhi || Founded: 1956

Sports News

1. World’s first cricketer to play 100 matches in all 3 formats

  • New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor has become world’s first cricketer to play 100 matches in all three formats of Cricket.
  • Ross Taylor is a New Zealand cricketer who plays predominantly at number four in all formats of the game. Taylor is a former captain of New Zealand in all formats.

2. Khelo India University Games

  • Prime Minister Modi has declared open the first-ever Khelo India University Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium Cuttack in Odisha .
  • Odisha: Capital: Bhubaneswar || Governor: Ganeshi Lal || Chief minister: Naveen Patnaik

3. President of Rowing Federation of India

  • Rajlaxmi Singh Deo has been elected as president of Rowing Federation of India.
  • Rowing Federation of India: founded: 30 August 1976 || Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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