• The first hockey player to win the prestigious ‘World Games Athlete of the Year’ award – Rani Rampal (Captain of Indian Women’s Hockey Federation
  • Two state-run banks that performed ‘well’ in terms of digital transactions in December 2019 – Bank of Maharashtra and State Bank of India
  • India’s ranking in World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ rankings in 2019 – 63rd
  • This company announced a grant of 1 million dollars for the ‘Internet’ organization to spread literacy in the media sector – Google
  • YSR Pension Kanuka doorstep pension scheme launched in AP; pensioner age reduced to 60 from 65
  • Andhra Pradesh flagged off India’s 1st of its kind first ‘fruit train’
  • Govt appoints M.Ajit kumar as chairman of CBIC
  • 250th route selected under UDAN (Regional Contact Scheme – Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) – Direct daily flight from Bhubaneswar-Varanasi
  • The state sent the first consignment of 890 MT of high quality bananas to Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai – Andhra Pradesh
  • The topic of ‘Economic Survey 2019-20’ – Ensemble Markets, Promote ‘Pro-Business’ Policies and Strength ‘Trust’ in the economy
  • Navarsa Dunde World Film Festival will be held on 8 and 9 February in this city – Mumbai
  • The first woman to take over the orchestra at the Oscars ceremony – Amire Noon (Irish musician)
  • Next Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh – Hitesh Chandra Awasthi
  • Mo de O’Brien (60-year-old female), the first deaf person to cross the ocean after finishing a 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic.
  • 34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela begins in Haryana
  • Indian-origin techie Arvind Krishna elected as CEO for IBM
  • Ajay Bisaria Appointed as Next High Commissioner of India to Canada
  • Union HRD Minister chairs the meeting of the Indian National Commission For Cooperation (INCCU) with UNESCO in New Delhi
  • Sofia Kenin wins Australia open Grand Slam Singles title 2020

  • Indian Coast Guard Day: 1st February
  • Month-long Nagoba jatara concludes in Telangana
  • Abidali Neemuchwala quits as CEO and MD from Wipro

Daily General Knowledge Dose

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme launched this year by Government of India – Year 2015

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) – Establishment: Year 1986; Headquarters: New Delhi

Election Commission of India (ECI) – Established: 25 January 1950; Headquarters: New Delhi

World Health Organization (WHO) – Established: 7 April 1948; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

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