Weekly Current Affairs is posted on every sunday.

  • The 21st Kala Ghoda Arts Festival was inaugurated in the city on 1 February 2020 – Mumbai
  • Envisage of total outlay in Union Budget for FY 2020-21 – Rs 30,42,230 crore
  • Amount allocated for Defense (excluding Defense Pension) in the Union Budget for the financial year 2020-21 – Rs.3,37,553 crore (For Defense Pension: Rs. 1,33,825 crore)
  • New Chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBITC) – M Ajit Kumar
  • Venue of ‘India-Africa Defense Council’ to be held during the period of 5-9 February 2020 – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  • The Ministry of Finance submitted a proposal to establish this institute with the status of a deemed university under the Ministry of Culture – Indian Institute of Heritage and Promotion
  • Ministry of Finance announced this scheme to provide increased insurance for small exporters and reduce premium – Nirvik / Nirvik Yojana (Export Credit Development Scheme)
  • India’s next High Commissioner in Sri Lanka – Gopal Bagle
  • Winner of the “World Peace Envoy” Award instituted by the Passion Vista Institute in Los Angeles (USA) – Mr. Saini (Miss World America Washington)
  • Iraq’s new Prime Minister – Mohammed Allawi
  • Winner of the first ‘Motherland Book of the Year’ award given in Thiruvananthapuram – Hindi poet-novelist Vinod Kumar Shukla (for the translated book “Blue is like Blue”)
  • Actor who won National Kishore Kumar honor of Madhya Pradesh government for 2018 – Waheeda Rehman
  • Official mascot for the 2020 National Games to be played in Goa – Rubigula (Flame-throated Bulbul)
  • Winner of Men’s Singles Competition in 81st National Table Tennis Championship played in Hyderabad – Harmeet Desai
  • Winner of women’s singles competition in 81st National Table Tennis Championship – Sutirth Mukherjee
  • Theme for World Wetlands Day (2 February 2020) – “Wetlands and Biodiversity”
  • This country is preparing to be released into space by the new scientific observation satellite ‘Simorgh’ launcher named ‘Zafar (Victory in Persian)’ – Iran
  • Winner of men’s singles tennis competition at ‘Australian Open 2020’ – Novak Djokovic of Serbia (2nd consecutive win and 17th Grand Slam trophy overall)
  • The Indian Olympic Association has invited this Indian to be the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games which will be held from July 24 to August 9 – Sourav Ganguly (President of BCCI)
  • Social activist who were honored for their ‘Sparsh Ganga Initiative’ under ‘Aspirational Districts Transformation Program’ – Arushi Nishank
  • Researchers found 33 groups of viruses in the interior of a 15,000-year-old Gulia ice cap, which is still unknown – 28 above the Tibetan plateau.
  • Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV) named ‘Heron TP’ will be manufactured in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in partnership with companies in this country – Israel
  • Bank launching a self-service delivery facility called ‘iBox’ for customers – ICICI Bank
  • Antarctica’s “Doomsday Glacier”, one of the fastest melting glaciers in Antarctica – Thieves Glacier
  • Venue of “Ekushi Pustak Mela” – Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • India and this country signed five MoUs to establish Edu tourism region in five islands of Edu Atoll – Maldives
  • The film won seven awards, including Best Film and Best Director at the ‘British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2020’ in London – ‘1917’ (directed by Sam Mendes)
  • To provide technical assistance to food industries in the North East region, an MoU was signed between APEDA and CSIR-CFTRI under which Liaison office will be opened in this city – Guwahati, Assam
  • To meet the need of building a shared and strong science and technology infrastructure in the country, a unique scheme launched by the Department of Science and Technology – Sophisticated Analytical & Technical Assistance Institutes – SATHI
  • The venue of India’s largest rural technical festival of national level named “Intagragya 2020” – Basar, Telangana
  • Winner of 2nd “PEN Gauri Lankesh Award for Democratic Idealism” – Yusuf Jamil (Journalist from Jammu)
  • Newly appointed Chairman of FICCI’s Regional Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation for the year 2020 – Sanjay Nayak
  • The Indian boxer boxer who won the ‘Best Boxer’ award in the Junior category at the Golden Girl Championship in Borus (Sweden) – Prachi Dhankar (50 kg)
  • State government opens new virology lab here in Telangana – Gandhi Hospital, Hyderabad
  • Ladakh mountaineering association organized ice climbing festival here – Gangles village
  • Award winner for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan under ‘Aspirational District Program for Change’ – Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra
  • Theme for World Cancer Day (4 February 2020) – “I’m Will”
    Which scheme is related to ‘Rosavalli Scam’ – Holiday Membership Scheme
  • ‘Sumit Nagal’ is a good player of which sport – Tennis
  • Who is the author of ‘Queen of Suspense’ – Mary Hignis Clarke
  • Who has topped the recently released ICC Test batting rankings – Virat Kohli
  • Recently, Mohammad Allavi has been named the new Prime Minister of which country – Iraq
  • Where has the 21st edition of Kala Ghoda Utvas started recently – Mumbai
  • Who is the author of Queen of Suspense – Mary Higgins Clarke
  • Which game is related to Josena Chinappa – Squash Player
  • On January 4, India and this country signed four MoUs in the field of research and higher education to strengthen their bilateral partnership – Norway
  • The third ‘World Peace Pooja’ ceremony was held here – Pokhara, Nepal
  • On 3 January, the organization called upon countries to launch programs to fight the outbreak of new coronoviruses and mobilize their own resources against the disease – the World Bank
  • Best performer in the Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) category of States / UTs with a population of more than 1 crore – Madhya Pradesh
  • Best performer in the Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) category of States / UTs with a population of less than 1 crore – Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • Best performer in the category of district level awards for the state / union territories having more than 1 crore population under Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) – Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  • Best performer in the category of district level awards for the state / UTs with population less than 1 crore in Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) – Sarchhip, Mizoram
  • On February 4, the President of India Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the annual “Udayanotsav” here – Mughal Garden, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi
  • Winner of ‘Road Safety Award 2018-19’ given by Ministry of Transport for “Lowest” accident rate – DTC (Public Transport of Delhi)
  • The environmentalist and social activist who was honored for his contribution towards the environment with the ‘Competitive Ganga Initiative’ under the ‘Aspirational District Program for Change’ – Arushi Nishank
  • Award winner for Social Welfare under ‘Aspirational District Program for Transformation’ – Anurag Thakur (Minister of State Finance and Corporate Affairs)
  • International Association of Dental Research (IADR) First Indian to get John Clarkson Fellowship – Dr. Syma Yunus Khan
  • New CEO of Bangalore-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited – Amitabh Bhatt
  • Ujh multipurpose (national) project is the ongoing project here – Jammu and Kashmir (Uzh river, which is a tributary of Ravi river)
  • A tribal festival called ‘Sammakka Saralamma Maha Jatra’ or ‘Medaram Jatra’ was organized here – Mulugu district of Telangana (starting 5 February)
  • States that have not yet implemented the ambitious Ayushman Bharat Scheme – Delhi, West Bengal, Odisha and Telangana
  • Recently who has been appointed as the President of Kaul India – Pramod Aggarwal
  • The player who has recently won a gold medal at the National Bharatolan Championship- Mirabai Chanu
  • Q. Recently which film has won the best film award at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards – 1917
  • Recently who has been appointed as the new High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka – Gopal Bagle
  • Which state has recently launched a scheme called ‘Jansevak’ to provide various government services to citizens – Karnataka
  • The President of the recently formed Ram Mandir Trust, formed by the Central Government – K. Parasaran
  • The 33rd General Session of the Assembly of African Union (AU) heads and state government will be held from 21 January to 10 February here – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 54th Member of Commonwealth – Maldives
  • The Indian Navy started a coastal security exercise called ‘Matla Abhiyan’ here – Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Recently, which author’s book has won the first Motherland Book of the Year award – Vinod Shukla
  • According to the new reform, now the banking operations of all the co-operative banks in the country have come under the regulation of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) – 1540
  • The host country of the fourth EAS Conference on Maritime Security Cooperation to be held on 6-7 February 2020 – India (in Chennai)
  • According to the data of World Steel Union, this country became the second largest steel producer of crude steel after China in the year 2018 and 2019 – India
  • Current Director-General of UNESCO – Audrey Azole
  • On 5 February, the Union Cabinet gave its ‘in-principle’ approval to establish a major port here – Wadhwan (near Dahanu, Maharashtra)
  • The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is organizing the 22nd ‘India International Seafood Show’ during the period 7-9 February – Kochi
  • On 5 February, the Union Cabinet approved the inclusion of the Indian Institute of Information Technology located in these five cities under the ‘IIIT (Public-Private Partnership) Act, 2017’ – Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur.
  • On 3 February, President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the annual Udyanotsav here – Mughal Garden, Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • Shaktikanta Das (RBI Governor) – ‘Banker’ magazine awarded ‘Central Banker of the Year 2020 – Asia-Pacific’
  • New Secretary-General of the Climate Action Committee at the United Nations and Special Adviser to the Assistant Secretary-General – Selwyn Hart (Barbados)
  • The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) agreed in principle to organize the 2022 National Games in this state – West Bengal
  • 3 members of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) – Madan Lal, Rudra Pratap Singh and Sulakshana Naik
  • State organizer of first ‘Bhitarkanika Utsav’ – Odisha (from 7 February)
  • Which state government of India has started virtual police station recently – Odisha government
  • This state government started ‘Jansevak’ scheme to provide doorstep services – Karnataka
  • Researchers at this university discovered a new molecule called ‘AIM4’ that can be used in the treatment of a rare disease called ALS – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad
  • Prince Charles of Britain has recently launched ‘Children Protection Fund’ for which country – India

  • By what name in Indonesia, an institute has been converted into the first Hindu university in the country – Sugriva University

  • Theme for International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Deformity (6 February 2020) – “Unleashing Youth Power: One Decade of Accelerating Actions for Zero Female Genital Mutilation”.

  • Which film actress has been awarded the Kishore Kumar Samman-2018 by the Madhya Pradesh government – Waheeda Rehman

  • President of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) who has been appointed recently-  Deepa Malik

  • Inaugurated the Third Defense Conference here on 6 February 2020 – New Delhi

  • Repo rate – 5.15 percent

  • In which state has the joint military exercise “Sampriti-IX” started between India and Bangladesh – Meghalaya

  • Reverse Repo Rate – 4.90 percent

  • Which award was awarded to Dr. Sandra Desa Souza, who was able to listen to people by performing more than 2000 surgeries – Padma Shri

  • Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) Rate and Bank Rate – 5.40 percent

  • In which city the coastal security exercise ‘Matla Abhiyan’ is being organized recently – Kolkata

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended a one-time restructuring plan for MSME industries to this day – 31 December 2020

  • For this, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will prepare a framework for setting up a Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) – Digital Payments

  • Recently, ‘The Banker Magazine’ has been selected for Asia Pacific Region’s “CENTRAL BANK OF YEAR 2020” – Shaktikanta Das

  • Railways has set up the first government plant in the country to produce energy from waste –  Bhubaneswar

  • Growth of India’s projected economy during FY 2020-21 – 6%

  • The country announced the launch of the International Religious Freedom Alliance of 27 countries including Australia, Brazil, Britain, Israel, Ukraine, Netherlands and Greece – United States of America

  • Who has topped the recently released ATP rankings – Novak Djokovic

  • The country unveiled a new child protection fund for India to fight poverty in South Asia – Britain

  • Audrey Ezole, Director-General of UNESCO gave the world heritage certificate to the city – Jaipur, Rajasthan

  • India’s Rank – 40th in GIPC’s ‘Global International Intellectual Property (IP) Index 2020’

  • India has slipped as high as the International Intellectual Property (IP) Index in 2020- 40

  • On 5 February, the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) organized a national conference for “Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction: Inclusion and Action for Resilience” – Delhi

  • Venue of the fifth ‘Science at the gathering’ to be organized by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences on 16 February – Chennai

  • Mamta Banerjee – author of the book ‘Fear of Citizenship’

  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray presented this senior journalist with the Jeevan Gaurav Award for his contribution to journalism – Dinkar Keshav Raikar

  • Winner of the Best Journalist Award for the year 2019 in various categories by the Maharashtra State Ministry and Legislative Negotiations Association – Janhvi Patil, Rahul Kulkarni and Sanjay Bapat

  • Winner of International Gandhi Award for Leprosy under Indian Nomination (Individual) category – Dr. NK s. Godly

  • Winner of International Gandhi Award for Leprosy under Institutional Category – Leprosy Mission Trust

  •  22nd edition of India International Seafood Show is being organized in the state-  Kerala

  • Winner of Mystic Kalinga Literary Award (Indian and Global Language), to be presented at the Mystic Kalinga Festival starting in Bhubaneshwar from 8 February – Manoj Das (Odia and English writer)

  • Which state government has started public service program recently – Karnataka

  • The Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India announced the setting up of seven high-performance centers in these cities – New Delhi, Sundargarh, Bengaluru, Takil, Imphal, Pune, Ranchi and Gomke Jaipal Singh Astroturf Hockey Stadium

  • President Ramnath Kovind has recently been awarded the International Gandhi Award for his efforts against leprosy –  Dr. NK S Dharmashaktu

  • After Nagaland, this state government will organize a two-day Hornbill Festival for the first time – Tripura
  • Who has recently become the largest producer of crude steel –  India
  • Who has inaugurated the 11th edition of Defexpo -2020 in Lucknow – Narendra Modi 
  • Which state has approved the establishment of a new major port in Wadhwan – Maharashtra
  • Which city of India has handed over a formal certificate of “World Heritage City” to UNESCO – Jaipur
  • India’s new tactical ballistic missile, capable of hitting targets over a range of up to 200 km – Prakash
  • Which state government of India has declared the corona virus a state disaster when the first death in the country is caused by corona virus – Kerala government
  • Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) raised the limit of insurance for depositors in insured banks from Rs 1 lakh per depositor to Rs 5 lakh.
  • Which singer has been honored with the President’s Award at the 51st National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Awards –  Rihanna
  • According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the overall index for world food prices increased by so many percent in January – 0.7 percent.
  • Union Cabinet has approved the amendment to bring cooperative banks under whose regulatory control –  RBI
  • This African country will hold its first major auction to hunt elephants – Botswana
  • Which medal has been won by Deepika of India at the International Boxing Championships of Sweden –  Gold Medal
  • Federation of India-Israel Chamber of Commerce will hold ‘Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival’ here on 15 and 16 February – Mumbai
  • Which country has been ranked first in the list of world’s most expensive country released by Business Magazine CEO World –  Switzerland
  • “India-Central Asia Business Council 2020” held here – New Delhi
  • To help assess the progress made in cities through various initiatives, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched two indices – Is of Living Index (EoLI) 2019 and Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2019
  • The 132.3 meter tall ‘Laxman Jhula’, India’s first glass suspension bridge, will be built over the Ganges River in this city – Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
  • Winner of National Lata Mangeshkar Award given by Madhya Pradesh Government – Singer Suman Kalyanpur (for the year 2017) and composer Kuldeep Singh (for the year 2018)
  • The lifter who scored three new snatches (149 kg), clean and jerk (181 kg) and total (330 kg) in the men’s 109 kg group at the National Championships in Kolkata – Chandrakant Mali
  • New Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly – Sheringan Longkumer
  • Which city will host the 21st edition of ‘IIFA’ Awards recently –  Indore city
  • This country built the world’s first helmet with the ability to stop an AK-47 rifle shot from 10 meters – India (developed the ‘Parth’ helmet by the College of Military Engineering)
  • Recently who has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of India in Tokyo Olympics –  Sourav Ganguly

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