Current Affairs – February, 2020

International Hockey Federation names Indian Hockey Captain “Player of the Year”, 2019

On February 13, 2020, the International Hockey Federation named the Indian Hockey captain Manpreet Singh as Player of the Year, 2019. Highlights Manpreet is the first Indian to win the title. The accolade was introduced in 1999. Manpreet Singh Manpreet Singh is the Indian National Hockey team captain since 2017. He was named the Indian Read More…

India to partially open up Poultry and Diary Markets to imports from US

Ahead of President Trump’s visit by the end of February 2020, GoI has announced that it is to partially open the poultry and Diary market to imports from US. Highlights India will now allow imports of US turkey, chicken legs blueberries and cherries. The tarrif on Chicken legs are to be cut from 100% to Read More…

GoI hosts National Organic Food Festival in New Delhi

The Government of India is to host National Organic Food Festival at the National Capital between February 21, 2020 and February 23, 2020. The festival is first of its kind. Around 150 women entrepreneurs are to participate in the festival Highlights The Ministry of Food Processing is organizing National level Food Festival for 3 days. Read More…

Foreign Envoys from Gulf and EU visit Jammu and Kashmir for the second time

On February 13, 2020, foreign envoys from Gulf countries and European Union visited Jammu and Kashmir for the second time after Abrogation of Article 370. Highlights The delegation met secretary level officers of Government of India and other senior officers of Jammu and Kashmir. They also visited business women, traders, entrepreneurs in Jammu and Kashmir. Read More…

President’s Colours Awards to INS Shivaji on its 75 years of Service

On February 13, 2020, President Ram Nath Kovind presented the President’s Colours Awards to INS Shivaji. The Indian Naval Station Shivaji has completed 75 years of service. Last year, the award was given to Indian Naval Academy. Highlights The award was presented to the Indian Naval Station at Lonavala. The station was commissioned as HMIS Read More…