Daily Gk update: 4th February 2020, Daily Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 4 February 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020:

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National (Current Affairs)

7 projects worth Rs. 594 Crores sanctioned for J&K and Ladakh under Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD Schemes

7 projects worth Rs. 594 Crores sanctioned for J&K and Ladakh under Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD Schemes

  • Ministry of Tourism, under its schemes of Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD, provides financial assistance to State Governments / UT Administrations, including J&K and Ladakh, for development of tourism infrastructure. The Ministry has sanctioned 7 projects in J&K and Ladakh.
Project Amount Sanctioned
Integrated Development of Jammu, Kashmir, Pehalgam, Kargil, Leh under Himalayan Circuit (Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme) 82.97cr.
Integrated Development of Tourist Facilities at Jammu-Rajouri-Shopian-Pulwama under Himalayan Circuit (Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme) 96.38cr.
Integrated Development of Tourist Facilities under the Construction of Assets in lieu of those Destroyed in Floods in 2014 under PM Development Package for J&K under Himalayan Circuit (Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme) 90.96cr.
Integrated Development of Tourist facilities at Mantalai- Sudhmahadev- Patnitop under Himalayan Circuit (Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme) 97.82cr.
Integrated Development of Tourist Facilities at Anantnag- Kishtwar- Pahalgam – Daksum – Ranjit Sagar Dam under Himalayan Circuit (Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme) 87.44cr.
Integrated Development of Tourist Facilities at Gulmarg-Baramulla-Kupwara-Leh under Himalayan Circuit (Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme) 96.93cr.
Development at Hazratbal (Under PRASHAD Scheme) 40.02cr.

Antahpragnya 2020 – India’s Biggest Rural Technical Fest in Telangana

Antahpragnya 2020 - India's Biggest Rural Technical Fest in Telangana

  • National Level India’s Biggest Rural Technical Festival titled Antahpragnya 2020 in the state of Telangana at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies-Basar (RGUKT-Basar).
  • The fest showcases 300 prototypes, working models, exhibits and technologies such as automatic switch for water, homemade electricity, smoke absorber, automatic street lighting system, smart dustbins, zero budget farming, automatic irrigation and others.

Note: About Telanagana

  • Founded: 2 June 2014
  • Capital: Hyderabad
  • Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan
  • Chief minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao

International (Current Affairs)

Pakistan and Somalia declare national emergency over locust as hordes

Pakistan and Somalia declare national emergency over locust as hordes

  • Following infestation of swarms of desert locusts in the eastern part of Pakistan the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan declared national emergency on 2nd February to protect crops and help farmers.
  • Somalia has also declared a national emergency as large swarms of locusts spread across east Africa.

Note: About Somalia

  • Capital: Mogadishu
  • Currency: Somali shilling

Albin Kurti Appointed New Prime Minister of Kosovo

Albin Kurti Appointed New Prime Minister of Kosovo

  • Kosovo’s parliament has approved Albin Kurti as the new prime minister of the country on 3rd February 2020.
  • Albin Kurti, leader of the political party Vetëvendosje, will serve as the fourth Prime Minister of Kosovo.

Note: About Kosovo

  • Capital: Pristina
  • Currency: Euro
  • President: Hashim Thaçi

Banking and Financial

Fitch predicts India’s FY21 GDP growth at 5.6%

Fitch predicts India's FY21 GDP growth at 5.6%

  • Fitch Ratings on 3rd February predicts India is expected to clock a GDP growth of 5.6 per cent in the financial year2021.
  • India’s high public debt relative to peers is a rating weakness. India’s economic growth outlook, which we forecast to pick up to 5.6 per cent in FY21 from 4.6 per cent in FY20.

Note: List of FY20 India’s GDP

  • RBI forecasted– 5%
  • Moody- 4.9%
  • ADB- 5.1%
  • World Bank-5%
  • IMF-4.8%

Award

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das wins Asia Pacific central banker of the year

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das wins Asia Pacific central banker of the year

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has been named the Central Banker of the Year, Asia-Pacific 2020, by the Banker magazine, a unit of Financial Times.
  • The award is given to central bankers who have “best managed to stimulate growth and stabilise their economy.”

Waheeda Rehman to be honoured with Kishore Kumar Samman by Madhya Pradesh government

Waheeda Rehman to be honoured with Kishore Kumar Samman by Madhya Pradesh government

  • Actress Waheeda Rehman will be conferred the Madhya Pradesh government’s National Kishore Kumar Samman on 4th February.
  • The award, for the year 2018, will be given to Rehman at her Bandra residence in Mumbai by Madhya Pradesh Culture Minister Vijaylaxmi Sadho.

Vinod Shukla bags first Mathrubhumi Book of the Year award

Vinod Shukla bags first Mathrubhumi Book of the Year award

  • Hindi poet-novelist and Sahitya Akademi honouree Vinod Kumar Shukla has bagged the inaugural Mathrubhumi Book of the Year award for his translated book Blue Is Like Blue.
  • The stories in Blue Is Like Blue, translated into English by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and Sara Rai, deal with common people and their daily struggles.

BAFTA Award 2020: An Overview

BAFTA Award 2020: An Overview

  • The 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) were distributed during the award ceremony held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Category Winner
BEST FILM 1917
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM 1917
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER Mark Jenkin (Writer/Director), Kate Byers, Linn Waite (Producers) (Movie: Bait)
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE Parasite
DOCUMENTARY For Sama
ANIMATED FILM Klaus
DIRECTOR Sam Mendes (1917)
LEADING ACTRESS Renee Zellweger (Judy)
LEADING ACTOR Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
SUPPORTING ACTOR Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood)
ORIGINAL SCORE Joker
CASTING Joker
CINEMATOGRAPHY 1917
EDITING LE MANS ’66
PRODUCTION DESIGN 1917
COSTUME DESIGN Jacqueline Durran (Little Women)
MAKE UP & HAIR Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan (Bombshell)
SOUND 1917
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS 1917
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION Grandad Was A Romantic
BRITISH SHORT FILM Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (IF YOU’RE A GIRL)
EE RISING STAR AWARD Micheal Ward

Appointment

Tata Power appointed Indian cricketer Shardul Thakur as brand ambassador

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  • Tata Power appointed Indian cricketer Shardul Thakur as brand ambassador. As part of the agreement, Thakur will support the multiple new green initiatives of the company,
  • Tata Power is aggressively getting into solar power in domestic, as well as in e-charging for vehicles of the future.

Note: List of Brand ambassador

  • Anti-doping brand ambassador- Suniel Shetty
  • PUMA brand ambassador-Sunil Chhetri
  • Pepsi’s new brand ambassador- Salman Khan
  • Ambassadors for ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’- Deepika Padukone and shuttler PV Sindhu Mastercard – M. S Dhoni

Important Day

4th February: World Cancer Day 2020

4th February: World Cancer Day 2020

  • World Cancer Day is observed on 4th February every year to create awareness about cancer.
  • Theme 2020:’I am and I will’

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

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