Daily Current Affairs 5 February 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 5 February 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 5 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 5 February 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Exercise Matla Abhiyaan

  • Indian Navy has conducted a coastal security exercise named ‘Malta Abhiyan’ in Kolkata.
  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.

2. Kala Ghoda Art Festival

  • The 21st edition of Kala Ghoda Art Festival has started in Mumbai.
  • The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is annual festival, nine days long, commencing always on the first Saturday of February and closing always on the second Sunday in February, in the Kala Ghoda area of South Mumbai, India.

3. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index 2019

  • According to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Telangana has emerged as the best performing state in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index 2019.
  • It is for promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth and decent work for all.
  • The United Nations Development Programme is the United Nations’ global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves.
  • Headquarters: New York || Founded: 22 November 1965, United States || Head: Achim Steiner

International News

1. Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

  • Gopal Baglay has been appointed Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka replacing Taranjit Singh Sandhu.
  • Taranjit Singh Sandhu has been appointed Indian Ambassador to the USA recently.
  • Official languages: Sinhala, Tamil || Capitals: Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte || Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
  • President: Gotabaya Rajapaksa || Prime Minister: Mahinda Rajapaksa

2. Bhutan ends free entry for Indian tourists

  • Bhutan will be charging Rs 1200/day Sustainable Development Fee for tourists from India, the Maldives and Bangladesh, beginning July 2020.
  • Capital: Thimphu
  • Monarch: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck || Prime Minister: Lotay Tshering

3. South Asia Conference

  • The 12th edition of the annual South Asia Conference was held in New Delhi.
  • Theme: ‘Neighbourhood First” Policy: Regional Perceptions’.
  • The conference is organised by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi since 2007.

Business News

1. Flipkart to shutdown Jabong

  • Flipkart has shut down online fashion store Jabong.
  • Jabong.com was an Indian fashion and lifestyle e-commerce portal founded by Praveen Sinha, Lakshmi Potluri, Arun Chandra Mohan and Manu Kumar Jain.
  • CEO: Amar Nagaram || Headquarters location: Gurugram

2. Coal India chairman

  • Pramod Agrawal assumed charge as the new Chairman and Managing Director of Coal India.
  • Coal India Limited is an Indian state-owned coal mining and refinery company headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, India and the largest coal-producing company in the world and a Maharatna company. The company contributes to around 82% of the coal production in India.
  • Headquarters: Kolkata || CEO: Anil Kumar Jha

3. New CEO of Canara Bank

  • Lingam Venkat Prabhakar has been appointed as the new CEO of Canara Bank.
  • Headquarters: Bengaluru || Founder: Ammembal Subba Rao Pai || Founded: 1 July 1906

Sports News

1. Footballer Ngangom Bala Devi

  • Indian Women’s footballer Ngangom Bala Devi has become the first Indian woman to earn a professional football contract abroad after signing for Scottish giant Rangers FC.
  • Rangers Football Club is a Scottish professional football club based in the Govan district of Glasgow. It has played in the Scottish Premiership, the first tier of the Scottish Professional Football League, since winning the 2015–16 Scottish Championship.

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