Current Affairs – February, 2020

Union Cabinet approves changes introduced in Surrogacy (Regulation) bill

On February 26, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved the changes introduced to the Surrogacy (Regulation) bill, 2019. The changes were introduced by the 23-member select committee of Rajya Sabha. Highlights The changes approved include not only close relatives but “any woman” willing to act as a surrogate mother shall be allowed. It has also approved Read More…

RAISE 2020: An International “Artificial Intelligence” Summit to be organised by GoI

The Government of India (GoI) is to organize an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summit called RAISE 2020. RAISE stands for Responsible AI for Social Empowerment. The Summit is to be held in New Delhi between April 11 and 12, 2020. Highlights The summit will be attended by experts of Artificial Intelligence from all over the world. Read More…

National Technical Textiles Mission approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs

On February 26, 2020, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the National Technical Textiles Mission. The mission has been allocated Rs 1,480 crores. The aim of the mission is to make India a global leader in Technical Textiles. Highlights The Mission is to be implemented in India for 4 years, that is, between 2020-21 Read More…

Indra Dhanush Exercise 2020: India-UK joint Air Force Exercise held at Air Force Station Hindon

The 5th edition of the Exercise Indra Dhanush commenced on 24th February, 2020. It is a joint air force exercise between the Indian Air Force and the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom. Highlights The Exercise focused on “Base Defence and Force Protection”. Around 36 specialized combatants of the Royal Air Force participated in Read More…

Desert Locust Control High Level Meeting held

On February 25, 2020, the Agriculture Ministry held a high-level meeting on Desert Locust Control. The meeting was chaired by Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare. Highlights The meeting discussed the locust control operations carried on between May 2019 and February 2020. The report submitted by National Disaster Response Force was discussed at Read More…