Current Affairs – February, 2020

United Nations World Pulses Day celebrated in New Delhi

On February 10, 2020 the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare inaugurated the celebrations of World Pulses Day in New Delhi that aims to increase the production of pulses. Significance Pulses are important to improve soil fertility. They help to increase the productivity of the farmland. They also help to promote farm bio diversity Read More…

Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 won by Bangladesh for the first time

On February 9, 2020, Bangladesh won Under 19 Cricket World Cup organized by International Cricket Cup (ICC). Highlights The Bangladesh team beat India to win the ICC U19 title. Bangladesh won the title for the first time in its history. The tournament was held in South Africa between January 17, 2020 and February 9, 2020. Read More…

Ajeya Warrior: India-UK to hold joint military exercise

India-UK hold joint exercise called Ajeya Warrior on February 13, 2020. The exercise is being held from 2005. Highlights Around 120 soldiers are to participate in the exercise. This is the fifth edition of the exercise. The countries will hold the exercise in Salisbury Plains. Salisbury Plains The Salisbury plains are located in Chalk Plateau. Read More…

First Jerusalem-Mumbai festival held in Mumbai

The Jerusalem-Mumbai festival is to be held in Mumbai on February 15, 2020 to promote artistic and cultural ties between Israel and India. The festival is first of its kind. Highlights The aim of the festival is to establish links between the cities Jerusalem and Mumbai. The idea was mooted during PM Modi’s visit to Read More…

February 10: National Deworming Day

Every year National Deworming Day is observed twice on February 10th and August 10th. The event is observed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The implementing agency under the ministry is National Health Mission. The worms mainly spreads from the faeces of people who defecate in open. Highlights On the Deworming Day, the deworming Read More…