February 2020 Current Affairs !
1. When was Def Expo 2020 concluded ?
- 7th February 2020
- 8th February 2020
- 9th February 2020
- None of the above
Correct Answer :- Option B
Explanation :-DefExpo 2020 got concluded on 8th February 2020. The Def Expo 2020 had its 11th edition to be concluded on 8th February 2020. the biennial event “Defence Expo 2020” concluded in Lucknow. DefExpo 2020 was organized by the Ministry of Defence. Rajnath Singh- our Defence Minister had presided over the inauguration session of the event. The agreements basically aimed at forging and renewing the partnerships for innovative collaboration as well as transformation of Defence manufacturing sector in the country. During DefExpo event, the Initial Operational Clearance – IOC certificate for Light Utility Helicopter – LUH got issued to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited- HAL. The event has thus emerged as one of the largest event of Defence exhibitors so far in the aerospace sector. Defence Expo 2020 also witnessed the participation of 3 aerospace giants which included Airbus SE and US based Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co.
2. Which govt is to announce new horticulture policy ?
- Jammu Govt.
- Telangana Govt.
- Maharashtra Govt.
- Uttarakhand Govt.
Correct Answer :– Option A
Explanation :-Jammu govt is to announce new horticulture policy. The Jammu and Kashmir government is going to announce a horticulture policy with entrusting an aim to tackle all the upcoming marketing challenges and also to tackle the increase in the production manifold. The announcement of introducing horticulturein Jammu was henceforth made by Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Production and Horticulture Department, Manzoor Ahmad Lone.The new policy will govern with its main focus on increasing production as well as focuses onto ways to tackle climate change as per the unique temperature zones of the place.The new Horticulture Policy project is expected to increase horticulture revenue in Jammu and Kashmir. The revenue will be increasing from current Rs.8,000 cr. to Rs.50,000 cr. per annum.Horticulture sectors will thus be contributing immensely to strengthen up the financial condition of Jammu and Kashmir and also in the employment generation sector. Of over 33 lakh population of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir livelihood depends on Horticulture. Also around 7 lakh families in the Union Territory are to be directly or indirectly involved and thus depends on the Horticulture sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
3. Which country is going to strengthen the cooperation with India with an aim to combat terrorism ?
- Sri Lanka
Correct Answer :- Option C
Explanation :-Sri Lanka is going to strengthen the cooperation with India with an aim to combat terrorism. Prime Minister of India – Shri Narendra Modi held talks with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on 8th January 2020 during his state visit to India. Both leaders during visit, discussed of covering a range of key bilateral issues which included trade, Defence and security and alsodiscussed about the island nation’s Tamil population.Both leaders also discussed about the joint projects in Sri Lanka except certain issues such as deepening trade, investment, and people to people ties. India and Sri Lanka both agreed to deepen their cooperation to combat terrorism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed that the new lines of credit – LoC as announced in the year 2019 will strengthen the development cooperation between the two countries.
4. Karen Pierce is been appointed as UKs ambassador for which country ?
- Sri Lanka
Correct Answer :- Option D
Explanation :-Karen Pierce is been appointed as UKs ambassador to United States.Karen Pierce has became the 1st woman to hold the position of being the UKs ambassador and the most prominent person in the diplomatic services. She is currently serving as the Britain’s permanent representative to the UN- United Nation. Karen Pierce will be replacing Kim Darroch. Kim Darrochhad resigned in the year 2019 due to his controversial comments on United State President- Donald Trump in leaked diplomatic cables.Karen Pierce had her postings to Tokyo, the Balkans, and Geneva after she had joined the Foreign Office of UK. In the year 2015 – 2016 Karen Pierce had also served as the UK’s ambassador to Afghanistan. She held the eminent position as political director at the Foreign Office before heading to the United Nation.
5. Which state govt.is to create separate identity card for the transgender community within the state ?
- Jammu and Kashmir
Correct Answer :- Option D
Explanation :-Rajasthan govt.is to create separate identity card for the transgender community within the state. Rajasthan state government has announced a great move of connecting the transgender community of the state with the mainstream society in the state of Rajasthan. It will aid to provide separate identity cards for transgender in the state of Rajasthan. the Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mr. Bhanwarlal Meghwal had made this announcement .The main aim of providing identity card to transgender is to support the transgender community in order to get the required benefit of state government jobs and all other state government schemes.The Human Rights groups have been asking for transgender rights as starting with them to get included in mainstream society for the longest time ever. The only transgender in the state of Rajasthan got a government job in police under a woman’s quota. There is also more than 1 lakh transgender in the state of Rajasthan. As based on the census report, currently, there are only 16,517 transgender in Rajasthan.
6. According to the Researchers which animal has been found as the host of Coronavirus in China ?
Correct Answer :- Option C
Explanation :-Researchers had found Pangolinas the host of Coronavirus in China. Chinese researchers who conducted the investigation on the origin of animal for the deadly coronavirus outbreak in the country found out that the endangered pangolin could be the reason for the deadliest outbreak. As per the research conducted by Scientists at the South China Agricultural University, they found that the genome sequences of viruses in pangolins is to be 99% identical to those on coronavirus patients. The scientists also conducted tests on more than one thousand samples from wild animals.
7. Which bank is to create digital payments index ?
- Reserve Bank of India
- Canara Bank
- Union Bank
- Punjab Bank
Correct Answer :- Option A
Explanation :-Reserve bank of India is to create digital payments index. The Reserve Bank of India – RBI will be creating a digital payments index – DPI by the month of July this year. This digital payments index – DPI will indicate the level of digitalization that prevails in India.digital payments index – DPI will eventually help the regulator and the government to understand the adoption and implementation of digital payments in India. The digital payments index – DPI by Reserve Bank of India- RBI will be based on multiple attributes. It will also reflect the penetration and roots of different digital payment methods.