Current Affairs – 2020

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad resigns

On February 24, 2020, the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad resigned over political issues. ContentsHighlightsIndia and MahathirIndia-Malaysia Highlights The 94-year old Mahathir tried to form a coalition. This move would exclude his successor Anwar Ibrahim. This led to a tussle in the party and eventually the leader resigned. However, he will act as an interim Read More…

US President Donald Trump visits India: Signs Defence Deals

On February 24, 2020, the US President Donald Trump visited India. He was accompanied by his wife, the first lady, Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Along side his visit, India and US signed defence deals worth 3 billion USD. ContentsHighlightsDefence DealIndia-US Highlights The President was welcomed by PM Modi in a traditional Read More…

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-25 February 2020

Here are Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines for February 25, 2020 TRUMP VISIT PM Modi and US President Donald Trump addressed a gathering of more than one lakh people at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera near Ahmedabad at the Namaste Trump event. Trump and his family members visited Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad Read More…

Facts Box: Cheetah Reintroduction Project

Cheetah has become extinct in India for more than 70 years now due to over hunting. Hence, several steps are being taken for the reintroduction of the cat in the country. It was brought up at CMS-COP 13 as well. ContentsHighlightsCheetah in India Highlights On January 28, 2020, the Supreme Court of India cleared way Read More…

NITI Aayog Report: 28% of Aadhaar based payment are going to wrong accounts

The NITI Aayog has released a progress report on National Nutrition Mission (Poshan Abhiyaan). According to the report, one in three Aadhaar based payments was credited to a wrong bank account, especially in Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana. ContentsHighlightsWhy PMMVY in specific?Ranking of the states Highlights This is the second report prepared by the think Read More…

PM Kisan Mobile App launched to succeed “Doubling Farmer Income by 2022”

The successful completion of one year of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi is being celebrated on February 24, 2020. In order to commemorate its success, PM Kisan Mobile app was launched by the Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar. ContentsHighlightsPM Kisan Samman Nidhi Highlights The application helps farmers to learn about their Read More…

February 24: Central Excise Day

Every year, on February 24, the Central Excise Day is being celebrated by Central Board of Excise and Customs all over India. The day is being celebrated to honour the service of Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) to the country. ContentsHighlightsHistoryCBEC Highlights The day is also celebrated to honour the officers associated with Read More…

Facts Box: Thal Sena Bhawan, the new Army Headquarters

The Defence Minister Rajanth Singh recently laid foundation stone to construct a new Army Headquarters in Delhi Cantontment. The building has been named “Thal Sena Bhawan”. ContentsHighlightsGRIHA Highlights The building is designed as a rising sun and is spread over 39 acres. The new department that integrates army, navy and air force is to be Read More…