Current Affairs – February, 2020

GoI approves two AIIMS institutes and 9 medical colleges for Jammu and Kashmir

Since the Abrogation of Article 370, the GoI has been keenly focussing on improving the infrastructure in the Kashmir region. Highlights The AIIMS proposal was approved by the Union Government under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana. The cost of the project estimated is Rs 1,661 crores. The project is to be completed by 2022. The Read More…

India-Portugal sign 7 agreements

The Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is on a 4-day visit to India. During his visit, he held talks with PM Modi. After their meeting 4 agreements were signed between the countries Highlights The countries signed agreements on culture, transport, investment, industrial and intellectual property rights. Agreements were also signed on developing a world Read More…

Antarctica recorded the hottest temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius

The World Meteorological Organization announced that for the first time in record Antarctica has recorded its hottest temperature ever, 20.75 Degree Celsius. So far, the highest was 18.3 Degrees Celsius that was recorded in January 1982. Highlights The higher temperatures were influenced by shifts in El Nino and Ocean Currents. According to United Nations scientists, Read More…

UN’s IFAD Governing Council: Climate Change will push 100 millions to poverty

The Governing Council of International Fund for Agriculture let in Rome recently. The council says that by 2030 around 100 million people will be pushed to poverty. The council also said that this is mainly due to climate change impact on agriculture. Highlights The Government representatives and global development from all over the world attended Read More…

Portugal President to make a 4-day visit to India

Portugal President Rebelo de Sousa is to make a four-day visit to India. The last visit by a Portugal President to India was in 2007. Highlights The Portugal President during his visit will hold talks with President Ram Nath and PM Modi. He will also travel to the states of Maharashtra and Goa.  The countries Read More…