Daily Current Affairs 6 February 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 6 February 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 6 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 6 February 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Antahpragnya 2020

  • At national level India’s largest Rural Technical Festival named ‘Antahpragnya 2020’ has started in the state of Telangana.
  • It is being held at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies-Basar.
  • Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan || Chief minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao

2. National Horticultural Fair 2020

  • The ‘National Horticultural Fair 2020’ will be organised at ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research in Bengaluru.
  • The Indian Institute of Horticultural Research is an autonomous organization acting as a nodal agency for basic, strategic, anticipatory and applied research on various aspects of horticulture such as fruits, vegetable, ornamental, medicinal and aromatic plants and mushrooms in India.

3. Jaswant Singh Kanwal passes away

  • Jaswant Singh Kanwal was an Indian novelist, short story writer and essayist of the Punjabi language.
  • Jaswant Singh Kanwal was awarded Sahitya Akademi Fellowship for his 1996 book Pakhi. He received the Sahitya Academy award for Taushali Di Hanso (Novel) in 1998.

International News

1. India’s next Ambassador to Canada

  • Ajay Bisaria has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Canada replacing Vikas Swarup.
  • Ajay Bisaria is presently served as High Commissioner of India to Pakistan.
  • Currency: Canadian dollar || Capital: Ottawa || Prime minister: Justin Trudeau

2. National Emergency in Pakistan

  • Prime Minister Imran Khan has declared a national emergency in Pakistan to battle locust swarms.
  • Locust Swarm insects are destroying crops on a large scale in Punjab province.
  • Capital: Islamabad || Currency: Pakistani rupee || President: Arif Alvi

3. Spitzer Space Telescope

  • NASA has decommissioned ‘Spitzer Space Telescope’ after 16 years of service.
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA was established in 1958, succeeding the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
  • Headquarters: Washington DC || Founder: Dwight D. Eisenhower

4. East Asia Summit conference

  • India is set to host the 15th edition of East Asia Summit conference in Chennai.
  • The East Asia Summit (EAS) is a regional forum held annually by leaders of, initially, 16 countries in the East Asian, Southeast Asian, and South Asian regions, based on the ASEAN Plus Six mechanism. Membership expanded to 18 countries including Russia and the United States at the Sixth EAS in 2011.

Business News

1. Central Banker of the Year 2020

  • RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has been named the ‘Central Banker of the Year 2020’ for the Asia-Pacific region by ‘The Banker Magazine’.
  • The Banker is a British English-language monthly international financial affairs publication owned by The Financial Times Ltd. and edited in London, United Kingdom.

2. Global Go To Think Tank Index Report 2019

  • Global Go To Think Tank Index Report 2019 has been released by Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Observer Research Foundation (ORF) of India has been ranked at 27th position among 176 global think tanks.
  • It was ranked at 118th position in the 2018
  • Observer Research Foundation is an independent think tank based in India. The foundation has three centres in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. ORF provides potentially viable inputs for policy and decision-makers in the Indian Government and to the political and business communities of India.

Sports News

1. President of Paralympic Committee of India

  • Paralympic medalist Deepa Malik has been elected as president of Paralympic Committee of India.
  • Deepa Malik is an Indian athlete. She is the first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games and won a Silver medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in the shot put. She has also won gold in F-53/54 Javelin event at the para athletic grand Prix held in Dubai in 2018.

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