Daily GK Update: 10 February 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020:
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National (Current Affairs)
♦ PM Modi to inaugurate COP13 through video conferencing
- Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on 10th February said that Prime Minister NarendraModi will inaugurate COP13 through video conferencing.
- Addressing press conference, he said that this is the 2nd COP that India is hosting which will focused around Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.
- The conference will take place from 15 to 22 February 2020 in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar.
List Of COP Summit
- CoP 14- Noida
- CoP 18- Geneva, Switzerland
- CoP 24- Katowice, Poland
- CoP 25- Spain, Madrid
- CoP 26- Glasgow, Scotland
- CoP 40- Copenhagen, Denmark
♦ Uttarakhand Govt launched First Helicopter Services under UDAN Scheme
- Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on 8th February launched helicopter services from the city to Gauchar and Chinyalisaur in the Garhwal hills under the Centre’s Udan scheme.
- The fare from Sahastradhara to Gauchar will be Rs 4,120 per person while the fare from Sahastradhara to Chinyalisaur will be Rs 3,350.
- Helicopters for Gauchar and Chinyalisaur from Sahastradhara will fly twice a day.
Note: About Uttarakhand
- Capital: Dehradun
- Literacy (2011): 79.63% (17th)
- Governor: Baby Rani Maurya
♦ Warner beats Smith by one vote to win Australian cricketer of the year award
- David Warner on 10th February won the Australian cricketer of the year award beating teammate Steve Smith by one vote in their first season following the ball-tampering ban that brought their rollicking careers to a one-year halt.
- Warner won his third Allan Border Medal with 194 votes, with former Test captain Smith getting 193 votes and fast bowler Pat Cummins coming third with 185.
- Ellyse Perry claimed her second Belinda Clark Award at the Australian Cricket Awards in Melbourne.
♦ Gopichand receives honourable mention of IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards
- Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand has received an honourable mention in the male category of the prestigious 2019 International Olympic Committee’s Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of role he played in the development of the game in the country.
- “The Panel wish to recognise his efforts in the development of Badminton in India, his efforts in supporting athletes across sports and his contribution to the Olympic Movement.”
♦ Armand Duplantis breaks Pole Vault World Record
- Swedish Armand Duplantis breaks the Pole Vault World Record with a jump of 20 feet 2.9 inches; At meet in Torun, Poland, Duplantis surpasses by a centimeter the previous record set in 2014 by Renaud Lavillenie of France.
♦ Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre Red wins 1st Khelo India Ice Hockey tournament
- The Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre (LSRC) Red won the first Men’s section Khelo India Ice Hockey tournament 2020.
- They defeated Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) team 3-2 in a nail biting thriller final match on 9th February.
♦ Australia Win ICC Women’s Championship Trophy For Second Time in a Row
- The Australian Women’s cricket team on 8th February was presented with ICC Women’s Championship Trophy. They have won the prestigious prize for the second time in a row, after taking an unassailable lead in the championship that was played from 2017 to 2020.
- Secured spot at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand.
Book and Author
♦ Venkaiah Naidu release “A Child of Destiny”: An Autobiography by Prof. Ramakrishna Rao
- Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on 8th February expressed deep anguish over recent happenings in some legislatures and Parliament in which members resorted to acrimonious behaviour.
- Addressing the gathering after releasing a book titled, ‘A Child of Destiny’, an autobiography penned by Prof. K. Ramakrishna Rao, an educationist.
Note: List of Book (January 2020)
- “Human Dignity– A purpose in perpetuity”- Ashwini Kumar
- ‘The Winning Sixer’- WV Raman
- ‘Karmayoddha Granth’- life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
♦ 10th February: World Pulses Day
- First-ever World Pulses Day, a United Nations global event to celebrate pulses worldwide and continue the important gains made with the 2016 International Year of Pulses.
- The aim is to celebrate, raise awareness and promote the consumption of pulses at events around the globe.
Note: List of Important Day (January)
- 1st January – Global Family Day
- 9th January – NRI (Non-Resident Indian)
- 12th January – National Youth Day
- 15th January – Indian Army Day
- 25th January- National Voters’ Day
♦ Padma Shri awardee Giriraj Kishore passes away
- Hindi novelist and Padma Shri awardee Giriraj Kishore passed away on 9th February in Kanpur. Giriraj Kishore was best known for his novel ”Pehla Girmitiya” that was based on Mahatma Gandhi”s stay in South Africa. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India and was the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award. He was also conferred the Vyas Samman in 2000.
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