Daily Current Affairs 26 February 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 26 February 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 26 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 26 February 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020

  • Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020 announced in Mumbai.
  • Best Film: Super 30
  • Best Actor: Hrithik Roshan (Super 30)

2. Book ‘Death: An Inside Story’

  • The Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu released the Book ‘Death- An Inside Story’.
  • Book ‘Death- An Inside Story’ is authored by Jaggi Vasudev, but famously known as Sadhguru.

3. Central Excise Day

  • Central Excise Day is celebrated on February 24 across India.
  • Chairman of Central Board of Excise and Custom: M. Ajit Kumar.

4. Krishna Bose passes away

  • Former Lok Sabha MP Krishna Bose has passed away.
  • She was the wife of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s nephew Sisir Kumar Bose.

International News

1. International Judicial Conference

  • The International Judicial Conference was held in New Delhi which was addressed by PM Modi.
  • Theme: ‘Gender Just World’.

2. Defence and Security Expert Working Group (EWG) meeting of SCO

  • The 9th Edition of SCO’s Defence Experts Working Group meeting was held in Pakistan.
  • Secretary-General of SCO: Vladimir Norov || SCO founded: 19 September 2003 || Headquarters of SCO: Beijing, China.

3. India USA Defence Deal

  • India and the United States have finalized defence deals worth 3 billion dollars.
  • Union Minister of Defence of India: Raj Nath Singh.

Business News

1. SEBI allows the use of regulatory sandbox

  • SEBI has allowed the use of regulatory sandbox by the market players on select customers.
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India is the regulator for the securities market in India owned by the Government of India. It was established in 1988 and given Statutory Powers on 30 January 1992 through the SEBI Act, 1992.
  • Founded: 12 April 1992 || Sector: Securities market || Jurisdiction: India || Headquarters: Mumbai || Type: Statutory corporation || Chairperson: Ajay Tyagi

2. NABARD with the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir

  • NABARD has sanctioned over Rs 400 crore to boost infrastructure in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development is an Apex Development Financial Institution in India. The Bank has been entrusted with “matters concerning Policy Planning and Operations in the field of credit for Agriculture and other Economic activities in Rural areas in India”.
  • Founded: 12 July 1982 || Headquarters: Mumbai || Agency executive: Harsh Kumar Bhanwala (Chairperson)

3. Cent Bank Home Finance (CBHFL)

  • Central Bank of India is planning to sell its entire 40% stake in its housing finance subsidiary — Cent Bank Home Finance (CBHFL).
  • Central Bank of India, a government-owned bank, is one of the oldest and largest commercial banks in India. It is based in Mumbai which is the financial capital of India and capital city of state of Maharashtra.
  • Headquarters: Mumbai || CEO: Pallav Mohapatra

4. ‘UPI Chalega’ Campaign

  • NPCI has launched ‘UPI Chalega’ campaign for payment mode to gain currency.
  • The National Payments Corporation of India is an umbrella organisation for operating retail payments and settlement systems in India.
  • Headquarters location: Mumbai || Founded: 2008
  • Dilip Asbe is the current managing director and chief executive officer of the NPCI

Sports News

1. 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships

  • The 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships was held at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium, Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi in India.
  • Japan has topped the Medal Table with 8 Gold Medals, 4 Silver Medals and 4 Bronze Medals.
  • India has been ranked at 3rd Position with a total of 20 Medals that include 5 Golds, 6 Silvers and 9 Bronzes.

2. List of Gold Medal Winners for India in 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships

  • Men’s freestyle 57Kg: Ravi Kumar Dahiya
  • Men’s Greco-Roman 87Kg: Sunil Kumar
  • Women’s freestyle 55Kg: Pinki
  • Women’s freestyle 59Kg: Sarita Mor
  • Women’s freestyle 68Kg: Divya Kakran

3. Hungarian Open (Table Tennis)

  • Indian men’s doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan has settled for a silver medal at the ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open.

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