Daily Gk update: 8th & 9th February 2020, Daily Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 8 & 9 February 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020:

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National (Current Affairs)

Haryana launches Rs 1500 crore Mukhyamantri Parivartan Yojna

Haryana launches Rs 1500 crore Mukhyamantri Parivartan Yojna

  • Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal launched “Mukhyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojna”
  • Benefit: Under this scheme, annual financial assistance of Rs 6000 will be provided to those families in the State whose annual income is upto Rs 1.80 lakh and land holding is less than 5 acres so that premium of various welfare schemes of the Central Government, pension scheme and crop insurance could be paid automatically from the bank accounts of the needy families.
  • The amount Rs.6000 would be transferred into bank in 2 equal installments of Rs.2000 each (total of Rs.4000) and the remaining 2000 would be transferred on March month.

Note: About Haryana

  • Capital: Chandigarh
  • Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya
  • Chief minister: Manohar Lal Khattar
  • Population:54 crores (2011)

PM attends celebrations on signing of Bodo Peace Accord at Kokrajhar in Assam

PM attends celebrations on signing of Bodo Peace Accord at Kokrajhar in Assam

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India-Central Asia Business council was launched

India-Central Asia Business council was launched

  • The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) launched the India-Central Asia Business Council in partnership with five of the epic industry bodies of Central Asian countries namely Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The council was formally declared to collaborate and provide an industry view to the governments of the six countries.
  • Council to examine the viability of establishing air corridors between and Central Asia to boost trade in perishable goods, agricultural and food products.
  • The Council, he revealed, has prioritized discussions on energy, pharmaceuticals, automotive, agro-processing, education and urban infrastructure and transport, civil aviation, IT and tourism.

International (Current Affairs)

World Bank chief economist Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg  announces resignation

World Bank chief economist Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg  announces resignation

  • World Bank chief economist Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg on 6th February announced she will be leaving the institution.
  • A Greek-American national, Goldberg took up her post at the end of April 2018, after the resignation of Paul Romer following a controversy over the World Bank’s statistical methods.

Note: About World Bank

  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
  • Membership: 189 countries (IBRD); 173 countries (IDA)
  • Founded: 1944
  • President: David Malpass

Banking and Financial

Reserve Bank set to conduct Financial Literacy Week (FLW) 2020 from 10-14 February

Reserve Bank set to conduct Financial Literacy Week (FLW) 2020 from 10-14 February

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is going to conduct the Financial Literacy Week (FLW) 2020 to propagate financial education messages on a particular theme across the country from February 10 February 14, 2020.
  • The theme selected for current year FLW is “Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs),” which will be observed from February 10 to February 14, 2020.
  • Aims: Focus will be on creating awareness about aspects relating to formalisation, collateral-free loan, discounting of receivables, rehabilitation of stressed units and timely repayment. Banks have been advised to disseminate the information and create awareness among its customers and the general public.

RBI to create Digital Payments Index to capture extent of digitisation of payments

RBI to create Digital Payments Index to capture extent of digitisation of payments

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will issue periodic scores to assess the performance of the digital payments industry on key operating parameters such as rural penetration and innovation in existing modes and channels.
  • Digital Payments Index (DPI), the ‘composite’ scoring system will allow both consumers and stakeholders to better gauge local area developments in infrastructure, access, demographic and acceptance related growth with reference to broader domestic and global standards in digital payments.
  • The banking regulator will make the index available in the public domain from July 2020.

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Odisha writer Manoj Das receives Mystic Kalinga Literary Award

Odisha writer Manoj Das receives Mystic Kalinga Literary Award

  • Noted writer Manoj Das, who recently received the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to English and Odia literature, has been honoured with the Mystic Kalinga Literary Award – Indian and Global Languages.
  • The award, carrying a cash prize of ₹1 lakh, was presented to the 85-year-old litterateur during the fourth edition of the two-day Mystic Kalinga Festival that kicked off at Bhubaneswar on 8th February.

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Kaamya Karthikeyan youngest girl to summit Mount Aconcagua in South America

Kaamya Karthikeyan youngest girl to summit Mount Aconcagua in South America

  • Kaamya Karthikeyan, a class VII student of Navy Children School (NCS), Mumbai, became the youngest girl in the world to summit Mt. Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America and outside of Asia.
  • She summited the mountain peak of 6962 m height on 01 Feb 2020 and unfurled the Indian tricolour.

Indian Army Major develops world’s first bulletproof helmet against AK-47 bullet

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  • An Indian Army Major who had developed a bulletproof jacket for protection against sniper bullets, has now developed a helmet which is claimed to be first such in the world that can stop an AK-47 bullet round from a distance of 10 meters.
  • “The ballistic helmet has been developed under project Abhedya by Major Anoop Mishra who has also developed a full-body protection bulletproof jacket which can withstand even sniper rifles,”.

Record-setting Nasa astronaut returns home after spending 328 days in space

Record-setting Nasa astronaut returns home after spending 328 days in space

  • Christina Koch set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman — 328 days — in a mission on the orbiting laboratory that spanned 5,248 orbits of the Earth and 22,36,99,000 km approximately.
  • Christina Koch performed six spacewalks during her mission and saw the arrival of a dozen visiting vehicles and the departure of a dozen spacecraft.

Sport

Bangladesh creates history; beats India to win ICC U19 WC title

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  • ICC Under-19 World Cup title after beating favourites India cricket by three wickets in the summit clash at JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom in South Africa on 9th
  • India thus missed out on a record fifth title in their seventh final appearance.

Note: List of Winner

  • 2008 (Winner: India)
  • 2010 (Winner: Australia)
  • 2012 (Winner: India)
  • 2014 (Winner: South Africa)
  • 2016 (Winner: West Indies)
  • 2018 (Winner: India)
  • 2020 (Winner: Bangladesh)

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