Current Affairs – February, 2020

Cabinet Approves amendment of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with Sri Lanka

On February 12, 2020 the Union Cabinet approved the protocol to amend the DTAA (Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement) that was signed between India and Sri Lanka. The DTAA with respect to prevention of fiscal evasion is to be amended. Highlights Under the amendment, an anti-abuse provision is to be included. Also, the amendment will include Read More…

43rd Session of International fund for Agricultural Development: UN SDG 2030 not achievable

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the United Nations works to address hunger and poverty in developing countries. The 43rd session of the governing council of IFAD was held at Rome between February 11, 2020 and February 12, 2020. It was announced at the council meet that with the current progress rate, it Read More…

National Winter Games to be held in Gulmarg

The National Winter Games is to be held in Gulmarg from March 7, 2020. The games are to be held for five days in Gulmarg, the world-famous Ski destination. It is being held under Khelo India. Highlights The Department of Tourism is to create wide publicity about the event through roadshows. Around 30 events are Read More…

February 11: World Unani Day: Birth Anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan celebrated

Every year, on February 11, the birth Anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan is celebrated as World Unani Day. He was an Indian Unani Physician and a social reformer. The main aim of the World Unani Day os to spread awareness about Unani medical system, its preventive and curative philosophies. The AYUSH Ministry organized a function Read More…

Corona Virus Vaccine: UK starts testing on Mice; WHO says vaccine to be ready in 18 months

The scientists in UK have tested a new Corona Virus vaccine. The Shanghai University of China has also extracted a vaccine to treat the virus and has injected in to a mice recently. The World Health Organization has also announced that the vaccine will be ready in 18 months. WHO recently named the virus as Read More…

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