Current Affairs – 2020

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-6 February 2020

Here are Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines for February 6, 2020 ContentsINDIAECONOMY & CORPORATEWORLDSPORTS INDIA ‘Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra’ trust set up for constructing Ram temple at Ayodhya (UP) UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay presents World Heritage Certificate for the walled city of Jaipur to Rajasthan government Cabinet approves grant of Institution of National Read More…

India Russia sign first ever Term Contract to import crude oil to India

On February 5, 2020, the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and the Chairman of Rosneft (Russia’s largest oil producing company) signed the first ever term contract. According to the contract India will import 2 million metric tonnes of Urals grade crude oil. ContentsHighlightsIndia and Russia Oil Ties Highlights The agreement was Read More…

Cabinet approves amendment to bring Cooperative Banks under RBI Regulation

On February 5, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved to bring regulation of cooperative banks under Reserve Bank of India. In order to achieve this, the Cabinet approved amendments to Banking regulation act. ContentsHighlightsBackground Highlights According to the amendment, the cooperative banks will now hold the regulatory requirements that have been set for scheduled commercial banks. Read More…

DefExpo 2020: Uttar Pradesh is to sign 23 MoUs and create 3 lakh job opportunities

The DefExpo was inaugurated by PM Modi on February 5, 2020. During the Defence Exhibition the Uttar Pradesh Government is to sign 23 MoUs.  The agreements will bring in Rs 50,000 crores of investment. This will bring in job opportunities to 3 lakh people. ContentsHighlightsGovernmental MeasuresAbout DefExpo Highlights The DefExpo 2020 being held in Lucknow Read More…

DefExpo 2020: India’s target in Defence Sector is 5 billion USD in next 5 years

The 11th edition of DefExpo (Defence Exhibition) was inaugurated by PM Modi on February 5, 2020. At the inaugural speech, PM Modi announced that India will work towards increasing its Defence economy to 5 billion USD. ContentsHighlightsTargets set Highlights India announced at the DefExpo that it has aimed to develop 25 products based on Artificial Read More…

National Productivity Council study: Fertilizer use reduced by 10% with the use of soil cards

The study conducted by the National Productivity Council has reported that the use of soil cards has reduced the fertilizer use by 10% in the country. The study also reported that the productivity has increased by 5-6% due to soil card. This is mainly because the soil card scheme aims at addressing the issue of Read More…

India-South Korea hold meeting to enhance Bilateral Security Cooperation

On January 4, 2020, the defence ministers of India and South Korea discussed ways to enhance bilateral security cooperation in the field of defence industries and research and development. ContentsHighlightsDefence Industrial CorridorsSignificance Highlights During the defence ministers meet held between India and South Korea, several possible areas of cooperation in the field of defence industry Read More…

East Asia Summit on Maritime Cooperation to be held in Chennai

The Ministry of External Affairs is to organize East Asia Summit in Chennai between February 6, 2020 and February 7, 2020. This is the fifth time the conference is being held in India. The first conference was organized in Delhi in 2015, second in Goa in 2016, third in Bhubaneswar in 2018. In 2019, the Read More…