Daily Current Affairs – 22 February 2020

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Current Affairs 22 February 2020

Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Harsimrat Kaur Badal Jointly Inaugurates Organic Food Festival in New Delhi

  • The Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Irani jointly inaugurated the Organic Food Festival in New Delhi to be held from 21 to 23 February 2020.
  • The Organic Food Festival would provide an opportunity to women entrepreneurs for capacity building and economic empowerment
  • The festival, spread over an area of 6,000 sqm of space, is first of its kind event where more than 180 women entrepreneurs and self-help groups are participating from over 25 States and Union Territories with very interesting products on display from across the country.
  • The festival is being organized by National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as the Industry Partner.

National Museum Inaugurates Exhibition Titled ‘Historical Gastronomica – The Indus Dining Experience’ in New Delhi

  • The National Museum in New Delhi is hosting a unique exhibition on India’s ancient food history titled “Historical Gastronomica – The Indus Dining Experience” from 19 to 25 February 2020, that goes back to more than 5000 years ago.
  • ‘Indus Dining Experience’ has been organised jointly by the National Museum and One Station Million Stories (OSMS).
  • The first of its kind exhibition demonstrates how the first humans evolved due to food habits, learnt to distinguish edible from non-edible substance, food processing techniques and related architecture of the Harappans.
  • One of the main attractions of this exhibition is, recreation of food of the Indus-Saraswati Civilization by National Award-winning Chef Sabyasachi Gorai.

NCAER Pegs India’s GDP Growth at 4.9% in 2019-20; 5.6% in 2020-21

  • Delhi-based think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has pegged the economic growth of India for 2019-20 at 4.9 percent.
  • For 2020-21, the Indian economy is expected to improve to 5.6 percent.

Bhaskar Khulbe and Amarjeet Sinha Appointed Advisors to Prime Minister

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointments of retired IAS officers Bhaskar Khulbe and Amarjeet Sinha as Advisors to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Both the Indian Administrative Service officers are appointed in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in the rank and scale of Secretary.
  • Bhaskar Khulbe is an IAS officer from 1983 batch from West Bengal cadre and Sinha is also from the 1983 batch but Bihar cadre.
  • They both are appointed on contractual basis initially for a period of two years, or until further orders.

US-India Business Council Appoints Vijay Advani as new Chairman of Global Board

  • The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has appointed Vijay Advani as new Chair of its Global Board of Directors.
  • Prior to this, he served as Executive Chairman of the Board in January 2020.
  • Apart from this, the council also announced two new members of the Global Board of Directors, which includes: Lockheed Martin International Senior Vice President Tim Cahill and GE South Asia President & CEO Mahesh Palashikar.

Veteran Actor Manoj Kumar felicitated by World Book of Records, London

  • Veteran Bollywood actor Manoj Kumar has been felicitated by the World Book of Records, London with the WBR Golden Era of Bollywood honour for being a legendary actor and for his contribution to Indian cinema.
  • The certificate of honour was presented to Manoj Kumar by Santosh Shukla, Supreme Court Advocate (President World Book of Records), Usman Khan (Vice President, World Book of Records, India) and Professor Rajeev Sharma.
  • Before this, legendary actor Dilip Kumar has also been felicitated with the honour.

PM Modi Inaugurates first-ever Khelo India University Games at Cuttack

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first-ever Khelo India University Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha on 22nd February 2020 through video conferencing.
  • About 3,400 athletes from 159 universities across the country will be participating across 17 disciplines.

New Zealand Cricketer Ross Taylor Becomes First Cricketer to play 100 International Matches in all 3 formats

  • Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor made history on 21st February 2020, as he became the first-ever cricket player in the world to play 100 matches in all three formats of the game.
  • The 35-year-old right-handed middle-order batsman achieved the feat in Wellington on 21 February, in the first Test against India at Basin Reserve, which happened to be his 100th Test for Kiwis.
  • He played his 100th T20 International against India in January 2020 and has also played 231 ODIs for New Zealand.
  • He is already his country’s leading run-scorer in Test and ODI with 7174 and 8570 runs respectively.

Bangladesh Observes Language Martyrs’ Day ‘Amar Ekushey’ on 21 February 2020

  • On 21 February every year, Bangladesh observes the Shaheed Dibash known as ‘Amar Ekushey’ across the country to pay tribute to the martyrs of language movement.
  • The day is observed to commemorate the martyrs, of the language movement, who were killed in firing by the Pakistani police on 21 February 1952 for establishing Bangla as the official language of the then East Pakistan.

World Thinking Day: 22 February

  • World Thinking Day is celebrated annually on 22 February.
  • The day is celebrated by Girl Scouts, Girl Guides and other girl groups to set aside a day for girls all over the world  to think of each other, and to give thanks and appreciation to “sister” Girl Scouts and Girl Guides.
  • World Thinking Day Theme 2020: Living Threads.

Centre Released Rs 50,850 crore to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme as on 20 February 2020, benefitting 8.46 crores of farmer families.

Great Britain women’s field hockey Champion Alex Danson-Bennett announces her retirement 

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