Current Affairs – February, 2020

This section is a feed of Current Affairs February, 2020 comprising all Current Affairs National and International importance published in february, 2020 Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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Human Resources Development Ministry presents Vishwakarma Awards

On February 24, 2020, the Union Minster Ramesh Pokhriyal presented the Vishwakarma awards for the year 2019. Around 23 groups were awarded Chatra Vishwakarma Awards and 6 institutes were awarded with Utkrisht Santhan Vishwakarma Award.

Highlights

This year the theme of competition of the award is as follows

Theme: How to Enhance the income of a village

Around 2,372 teams submitted their solutions. There were three stages of evaluation and 117 teams were selected. The teams will exhibit their prototypes at the National Convention and Exhibition.

About Vishwakarma Awards

The awards were instituted by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) since 2017. They are being awarded every year for the growth of the society. The Chhatra Vishwakarma awards are Class I awards and are presented for highly progressive staff. The Utkrisht Sansthan Vishwakarma Awards are Class II awards that are presented to excellent institutional intervention.

AICTE

The All India Council for Technical Education is an advisory body that gained statutory status in 1987. It accredits graduate and post graduate programmes. The body is assisted by 10 other statutory boards such as Technical education, architecture education, vocational education, pharmaceutical education, etc

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February 25: First anniversary of National War Memorial commemorated

On February 25, 2020, the first anniversary of National War Memorial was commemorated. The CDS Bipin Rawat paid tribute to the memorial and so did several other leaders of the country.

The Memorial was inaugurated by PM Modi on February 25, 2019.

Highlights

The memorial was dedicated by the Prime Minster to honour the fallen heroes of wars. Today, more than 5,000 people visit the monument everyday. The monument was built in 40 acres of land at India Gate, New Delhi. The monument honours more than 26,000 soldiers.

The Monument holds “Veerta Chakra” that depicts 6 important battles of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. It also holds 14 lakh litre water storage tank for rainwater harvesting.

India Gate

India Gate is also a war memorial. It was built in 1931 to commemorate the Martyrs of India who died in World War I. It bears names of more than 13,516 soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the war.

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