6th February Current Affairs 2020

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6th February Current Affairs 2020

 

Union Cabinet clears the setting up of Vadhavan Port in Maharashtra

The cabinet has given its ‘in-principle’ approval for setting up a Major Port at Vadhavan near Dahanu in Maharashtra at a cost of Rs.65,544.54 crore.

The new Major Port will be established on the basis of land lord model.

A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) will be formed with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) as the lead partner.

This is part of the government’s plan to develop infrastructure projects with a cost of ₹100-lakh crore over the next five years.

India ranked 40th in International Intellectual Property (IP) Index 2020

India has been ranked at 40th position among 53 global economies in the 2020 International Intellectual Property (IP) Index.

This report was conducted by Pugatch Consilum, a consultancy that provides evidence-based research, analysis, and intelligence on the fastest growing sectors of the economy.

Top 3 Countries

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Sweden

East Asia Summit on Maritime Cooperation to be held in Chennai

The 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) Conference on Maritime Security Cooperation will be held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

The first conference was organized in Delhi in 2015.

The fourth conference is being organized by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in partnership with the Governments of Australia and Indonesia.

6th Bi-monthly monetary policy 2020 released by RBI

The Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee has released its 6th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy 2019-20.

The Reserve Bank of India’s MPC has decided to keep the policy repo rate unchanged to 5.15%

RBI expects the India’s GDP to grow by 6% next year

Current rates:

  • Policy Repo Rate: 5.15%
  • Reverse Repo Rate: 4.90%
  • Marginal Standing Facility Rate: 5.40%
  • Bank Rate: 5.40%
  • CRR: 4%
  • SLR: 18.25%

Sourav Ganguly to be Indian team’s Goodwill Ambassador for Tokyo Olympics

The Indian Olympic Association has invited the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly to become the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Olympics this year.

President of Indian Olympic Association – Narinder Dhruv Batra

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: 6th February

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed globally on 6 February.

It was observed since 2003, as part of the UN’s efforts to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation and to spread the awareness about FGM which is a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

International Day of Zero Tolerance 2020 theme was Unleashing Youth Power: One decade of accelerating actions for zero female genital mutilation.

JSW Steel names Rishabh Pant as brand ambassador

JSW steel has appointed Indian cricketer Rishabh Rajendra Pant as its brand ambassador.

The young wicketkeeper-batsman Pant has been signed for three-years to promote JSW’s steel products which include JSW Colouron+ color coated sheets & JSW Neosteel TMT bars.

President confers International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy to Dr N.S. Dharmashaktu under the Indian nomination (individual) category and the Leprosy Mission Trust under the institutional category in New Delhi.

The International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy commemorates the compassion that Mahatma Gandhi possessed and his services towards people with leprosy.

India’s unemployment rate hit four-decade high of 6.1%

India’s unemployment rate hit a 45-year-high of 6.1 per cent in 2017-18, as per the National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO’s) periodic labour force survey (PLFS) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

Rakhi Halder bags gold at Senior Women’s National Weightlifting Championships

Rakhi Halder of Bengal claimed gold in the 64kg category of the 35th edition of the Senior Women’s National Weightlifting Championships at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra in Kolkata.

Halder is ranked 19th in the Olympic qualifiers list and she has a personal best of 218 kg at the Qatar International Cup last year to win the bronze medal.