Daily Current Affairs 3 February 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 3 February 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 3 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 3 February 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Ramsar Convention

  • India has added 10 more wetlands to sites protected by the Ramsar Convention.
  • The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands.
  • It is also known as the Convention on Wetlands. It is named after the city of Ramsar in Iran, where the Convention was signed in 1971.
  • From Maharashtra; Keshopur-Miani, Beas Conservation Reserve, Nandur Madhameshwar.
  • Nangal in Punjab
  • Nawabganj, Parvati Agra, Saman, Samaspur, Sandi and Sarsai Nawar in Uttar Pradesh.

2. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

  • Madhya Pradesh has been ranked first position for implementation of radhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana-PMMVY.
  • Minister for Women and Child Development Madhya Pradesh Imarti Devi and Principal Secretary Anupam Rajan received the award from Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani

International News

1. BAFTAs Film Awards 2020

  • Best Film: 1917
  • Best actress: Renee Zellweger for Judy
  • Best actor: Joaquin Phoenix for Joker
  • Best Director: Sam Mendes for 1917
  • Outstanding British Film: 1917
  • Supporting actress: Laura Dern for Marriage Story
  • Supporting actor: Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Original Score: Joker
  • Cinematography: 1917 by Roger Deakins
  • Special Visual effects: Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron, Dominic Tuohy (for 1917)
  • The outstanding British contribution to cinema: Andy Serkis

2. Coronavirus

  • Global Health Emergency is declared over Coronavirus by World Health Organization.
  • WHO Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland || Director General: Tedros Adhanom.

3. EU’s first Ambassador to Post-brexit UK

  • Portuguese diplomat Joao Vale de Almeida has been appointed as the EU’s first Ambassador to Post-brexit UK.
  • The European Union is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Its members have a combined area of 4,233,255.3 km² and an estimated total population of about 447 million.
  • Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

4. Tyler Prize 2020

  • UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador Pavan Sukhdev has won Tyler Prize 2020.
  • The Tyler Prize, regarded as the ‘Nobel Prize for the Environment’, for Environmental Achievement is an annual award for environmental science, environmental health, and energy.
  • Pavan Sukhdev is an Indian environmental economist whose field of studies include green economy and international finance.

Business News

1. New CEO of WeWork

  • Sandeep Mathrani has been appoints as the new CEO of WeWork.
  • WeWork is an American commercial real estate company that provides shared workspaces for technology startups and services for other enterprises. Founded in 2010, it is headquartered in New York City. As of 2018, WeWork managed over 4 million square metres. WeWork’s parent company is The We Company.

2. New CEO of IBM

  • Arvind Krishna has been elected Chief Executive Officer of American IT giant IBM replacing Virginia Rometty.
  • The International Business Machines Corporation is an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, with operations in over 170 countries.

3. United Natons Resident Coordinator in Thailand

  • The United Nations has appointed Gita Sabharwal of India as the Resident Coordinator in Thailand.
  • The United Nations Resident Coordinator is the highest-ranking representative of the United Nations development system at the country level.

Sports News

1. Chief Commercial Officer of ICC

  • Anurag Dahiya has been appointed as the Chief Commercial Officer of International Cricket Council.
  • Chairperson: Shashank Manohar || CEO: Manu Sawhney || Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates || Founded: 15 June 1909 || Abbreviation: ICC

2. Australian Open 2020

  • Men’s Singles: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic
  • Women’s Singles: United States’ Sofia Kenin
  • Men’s Doubles: Rajeev Ram (United States) and Joe Salisbury (United Kingdom)
  • Women’s Doubles: Tímea Babos (Hungary) and Kristina Mladenovic (France)
  • Mixed Doubles: Barbora Krejčíková (Czech Republic) and Nikola Mektić (Croatia)

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