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Current Affairs 25th February ;2020

JITHIN LAL , Published On:25-Feb-2020

 

                CURRENT AFFAIRS 


1.The Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad resigned over political issues.

 94-year old Mahathir tried to form a coalition. This move would exclude his successor Anwar Ibrahim. which led to a tussle in the party and eventually the leader resigned. However, he will act as an interim PM.


2.Cheetah has become extinct in India for more than 70 years now due to over hunting.Hence, several steps are being taken for the reintroduction of the cat in the country.

The Supreme Court of India cleared way for the reintroduction of the Cheetah Project.


3. The Government of India introduced  SPICe+, a web form that integrates 10 services of various ministries and departments. This will help boost Ease of Doing Business in India. 

It was launched Under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

India ranked 63rd in Ease of Doing Business ranking published by World Bank.


4.Prime Minister  Kisan Mobile App launched to succeed “Doubling Farmer Income by 2022.

On successful completion of one year of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi was celebrated on February 24, 2020.

In order to celebrate  its success,PM Kisan Mobile app was launched by the Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar.


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5.The Defence Minister Rajanth Singh recently laid foundation stone to construct a new Army Headquarters in Delhi Cantonment.The building has been named “Thal Sena Bhawan”.

The building is designed as a rising sun  spread over 39 acres.

 The new department that integrates army, navy and air force is to be placed under Chief of Defense Staff in the new building.



WEEKLY AFFAIRS 


1. India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth $2.49 Million to establish an Addu Tourism Zone with which Country?

Answer- Maldives

2. Which nation has appointed Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as their New Prime Minister in February 2020 he succeeds Adil Abdul-Mahdi?

Answer- Iraq

3. Who among the following has been appointed as Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) members by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in January 2020?

Answer-(BCCI) has announced the appointment of its 3-member Cricket Advisory Committee(CAC). Committee comprises Madan Lal, Rudra Pratap Singh and Sulakshana Naik and the term of appointment is 1 year.

4. To Which Nation Ministry of External Affairs has appointed Gopal Baglay as India’s next High commissioner replacing Taranjit Sandhu?

Answer- Sri Lanka

5. Who has been elected as President of Paralympic committee of India (February 2020)?

Answer- Deepa Malik

6. Pramod Agarwal has become chairman & Managing director (MD) of which Indian Maharatna Company (February 2020) replacing Anil Kumar Jha?

Answer- Coal India (CIL)

7. Which Indian City and State won the 1st position in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMKVY) in February 2020?

Answer- Indore & Madhya Pradesh.


8. A concave lens always forms an image which is?

Virtual and erect.

9-Heat transfer horizontally within the atmosphere is called?

Advection.

10-Noise is measured in?

Decibel

11-The isotope used for the production of atomic energy?

U-235

12-The material used in the manufacture of lead pencil?

Graphite 


Source: The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Indian Express, Press Information Bureau website








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