Daily Current Affairs 29 February 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 29 February 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 29 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 29 February 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience 2020

  • The National Conference on Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience 2020 was held in New Delhi.
  • It was organised by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM).

2. New MD and CEO of CIBIL

  • TransUnion CIBIL has appointed Rajesh Kumar as its new managing director and chief executive replacing Satish Pillai.
  • Headquarters of CIBIL: Mumbai || CIBIL founded: August 2000.

3. National Krishi Vigyan Kendra Conference 2020

  • The 11th National Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Conference 2020 was held in New Delhi.
  • Theme: ‘Empowering Youth for Technology Led Farming’.
  • The conference was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar.

4. National Science Day

  • National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928.
  • For his discovery, Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

International News

1. Hurun Global Rich List

  • Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $140 billion.
  • 2. French billionaire business magnate Bernard Arnault
  • 3. Microsoft founder Bill Gates
  • Mukesh Ambani was the only Indian to make into the top 10 rankings this year with a net worth of $67 billion.

2. India’s next Ambassador to France

  • Jawed Ashraf has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to France.
  • President of France: Emmanuel Macron || Capital of France: Paris || Currency of France: Euro, CFP Franc.

3. Chitetsu Watanabe passes away

  • The world’s oldest man, Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan, has passed away at 112.
  • He received his Guinness World Record certification on February 12, 2020.

4. India’s first ‘Protein Day’

  • India’s first ‘Protein Day’ was observed on 27 February.
  • Theme: ‘ProteinMeinKyaHai’

Business News

1. Airtel Payments Bank rolls out AePS

  • Airtel Payments Bank has launched the Aadhaar enabled payment system (AePS).
  • AADHAAR Enabled Payment System provides basic financial services (cash deposit, balance enquiry, cash withdrawal and remittance) at low cost access devices (called MicroATMs) maintained at Business correspondents in an inter-operable way.
  • Airtel Payments Bank is a public limited company with its headquarters in New Delhi, India. The company is a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel. It is the first company in India to receive a payments bank license from the Reserve Bank of India and it became the first live payments bank in the country.
  • CEO: Anubrata Biswas || Headquarters location: New Delhi || Parent organization: Bharti Airtel || Founded: 2017

2. HDFC Bank with IndiGo

  • HDFC Bank has launched co-branded credit card with IndiGo.
  • The Travel credit card named ‘Ka-ching’- powered by Mastercard.
  • IndiGo is an Indian low-cost airline headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana, India. It is the largest airline in India by passengers carried and fleet size, with a 47.5% domestic market share as of November 2019.
  • CEO: Rahul Bhatia || Parent company: InterGlobe Aviation Ltd

3. New CFO of Axis Bank

  • Axis Bank has appointed Puneet Sharma as its Chief Financial Officer.
  • Axis Bank is the fifth-largest Indian bank offering a wide assortment of financial products. The bank has its head office in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • CEO: Amitabh Chaudhry || Headquarters: Mumbai

4. New MD and CEO of IndusInd Bank

  • IndusInd Bank has appointed Sumant Kathpalia as new MD and CEO.
  • IndusInd Bank Limited is an Indian new generation bank in Pune, established in 1994. The bank offers commercial, transactional and electronic banking products and services. IndusInd Bank was inaugurated in April 1994 by then Union Finance Minister Manmohan Singh.
  • CEO: Romesh Sobti || Headquarters: Pune

Sports News

1. National Ice Stock sports Championship

  • Jammu and Kashmir bagged gold medal in the 6th National Ice Stock Sports Championship organized at Ice Rink in Gulmarg.
  • Haryana bagged silver while Maharashtra and Bihar bagged bronze.

2. Khelo India University Games 2020

  • Top Three
  • 2. Savitribai Phule Pune University
  • 1. Punjab University (Chandigarh)
  • 3. Punjab University (Patiala)

3. Maria Sharapova Retires

  • Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova has retired from Tennis.
  • Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian former professional tennis player. Although she played under the banner of Russia with the Women’s Tennis Association, she has lived in and been a United States permanent resident since 1994.

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