4th February Current Affairs 2020

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4th February Current Affairs 2020

 

World Cancer Day: 4 February

World Cancer Day observed every year globally on 4th February.

The Day aims to raise awareness to encourage cancer’s prevention, detection and treatment.

Theme: I am I will

The day is observed by the United Nations and the theme highlights that all of us can fight against cancer.

Shaktikanta Das wins ‘Central Banker of the Year 2020’ for the Asia-Pacific region

The Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das has been named the ‘Central Banker of the Year 2020’ for the Asia-Pacific region by financial intelligence magazine The Banker.

As per Banker magazine, Shaktikanta Das has made many efforts to improve India’s banking system from NPAs (non-performing assets) loans to banks struggling with fraud.

Waheeda Rehman to be honoured with Kishore Kumar Samman by MP Govt

The Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman will be honoured the Madhya Pradesh government’s National Kishore Kumar Samman.

The award, for the year 2018, will be given to Rehman at her Bandra residence in Mumbai by Madhya Pradesh Culture Minister Vijaylaxmi Sadho.

Rehman, one of Hindi film industry’s most successful leading ladies with a string of box office hits and several awards.

L V Prabhakar assumes office as MD, CEO of Canara Bank

L V Prabhakar has assumed office as managing director and chief executive officer of Canara Bank.

Prior to his appointment as MD and CEO of Canara Bank, he was holding the post of executive director at Punjab National Bank.

11th DefExpo 2020 to be held in Lucknow

11th edition of DefExpo 2020 which will be held from 5th to 9th February at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.

Theme of the DefExpo 2020 is ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’.

The 11th biennial edition of defence expo will be held in coordination with the Ministry of Defence.

Fitch forecast India’s FY21 GDP growth at 5.6 per cent

Fitch Predicts India’s GDP Growth to 5.6 % for the financial year FY21

For the current fiscal 2019-20 (FY 20), GDP is projected at 4.6 %.

This estimation is less than what the central government had estimated in the Economic Survey 2020, presented just a day before the Union Budget for 2020-21.

Amazon partnering with Eastern Railways sets up pick-up kiosk in Kolkata.

Amazon India has partnered with Eastern Railways inorder to set up a pick-up kiosk at the Sealdah railway station in Kolkata, West Bengal.

A kiosk is a small open-fronted hut or cubicle from where newspapers, refreshments, tickets will be sold.

This tie up with the Amazon India, will help Indian Railways meet its freight and passenger earning targets.

Vinod shukla wins first Mathrubhumi book of the year 2020 award

Eminent Hindi poet-novelist and Sahitya Akademi awardee Vinod Kumar Shukla has won the inaugural Mathrubhumi Book of the Year award.

He won the award for his translated book “Blue Is Like Blue “.

Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and Sara Rai have translated the stories of ‘Blue Is Like Blue’s into English.

Punjab government bans online lottery schemes

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh decided to ban the sale of all types of online lottery schemes in the state.

The ban, under Section 5 of the Lotteries (Regulation) Act 1998, would not only check illegal lottery business but also give a boost to the state’s tax and non-tax revenue.

9th edition of India-Bangladesh joint military exercise SAMPRITI-IX begins in Meghalaya

The 9th edition of the annual joint military training exercise by Indian and Bangladesh armies named ‘SAMPRITI-IX’ was flagged off on 3rd February 2020 in Umroi in Meghalaya.

The objective of SAMPRITI-IX is to provide basic counter-terrorism training for mountainous and jungle locations.

Albin Kurti appointed as the new Prime Minister of Kosovo

Albin Kurti has been appointed as the new and 4th Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo.

Albin Kurrti replaced Ramush Haradinaj.

Albin who is the leader of the political party Vetëvendosje (Self Determination).

Maldives rejoins Commonwealth as 54th member

Maldives officially re-joined the Commonwealth on February 1, 2020 and became the 54th member of the Commonwealth Union.

Maldives joined the Commonwealth in 1982 and withdrew its membership in 2016 upon the decision of the then President Abdulla Yameen over the charges of corruption and deteriorating human rights in the country.