Current Affairs – February, 2020

VAJRA: The Offshore Patrol Vessel-6 launched at Chennai

On February 27, 2020, the 6th Coast Guard OPV-6 (Offshore Patrol Vessel-6) called the “VAJRA” was launched in Chennai. Highlights The OPV will assist Indian Navy in guarding 7,500 km long coast line and 20 lakh square kilo metre of Exclusive Economic Zone. It will also help to safeguard one lakh merchant ships transiting in Read More…

Largest conference on traditional medicine: AYUSH Terminologies and their Standardisation held in New Delhi

On February 26, 2020, the largest ever conference on traditional medicine was held in New Delhi. The ICoSDiTAUS-2020 called the International Conference on Standardisation of Diagnosis and Terminologies of AYUSH was attended by 16 countries. It included Serbia, Sri Lanka, Curacao, Mauritius, Iran, Japan, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Switzerland, Myanmar, Cuba, Ghana, Jamaica, Equatorial Guinea and Read More…

Market Intelligence and Early Warning Systems to monitor prices of Onion, Tomato and Potato

On February 26, 2020, the Minister of Food Processing Industry launched Market Intelligence and Early Warning System (MIEWS) Web Portal in New Delhi. The MIEWS is first of its kind. Highlights The main function of MIEWS is to monitor prices of onion, tomato and potato (TOP crops). It will also generate alerts under the terms Read More…

Cabinet Approval: Occupancy rights to Scheduled Tribes of Lakshadweep

On February 26, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved amendments to provide occupancy rights to Scheduled Tribes of Lakshadweep. The approval was provided to amend the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands Land Revenue and Tenancy Regulation, 1965. Highlights The Scheduled Tribes in the island did not have occupancy rights so far. The Occupancy right is the Read More…

EASE 3.0 launched by the Finance Minister to enhance Ease of Banking

On February 26, 2020, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman launched Enhanced Access and Service Excellence (EASE 3.0). It was launched along with the annual report of EASE 2.0 at a function organized by Indian Banks’ Association. Highlights The main aim of EASE 3.0 is to make public sector banking technology enabled and smart. By this Read More…