Current Affairs English -February 2020
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Which Indian think tank has been ranked among the top 30 think tanks globally, as per a recent report?
Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
Centre for Civil Society (CCS)
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Khadi wrist watches have been recently launched by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission, in association with which company?
‘SAMPRITI’ is a joint military training exercise between India and which country?
India recently observed ‘Martyrs’ Day’ on 30th January, to pay homage to which Indian leader?
B R Ambedkar
As per the recent Economic Outlook Survey released by FICCI, what is the estimated median GDP growth forecast for 2019–20?
What is the GDP growth rate of India, in 2018–19, as per the recent statement from the National Statistical Office (NSO), on January 31, 2020?
Which global tech firm has launched a short–video making application called ‘Tangi’, which focusses on creativity?
When is the Anti–leprosy day for the year 2020, observed across the world?
The European Union has how many countries in its bloc, after the exit of the United Kingdom?
The India International Leather Fair (IILF), 2020 is being held in which city?
The 250th flight operation under the RCS – UDAN scheme was recently commenced between Bhubaneswar and which Indian city?
What is the maximum insurance provided for bank deposits, as per the latest Union budget 2020–21?
₹ 5 Lakh
₹ 2.5 Lakh
₹ 2 Lakh
₹ 1 Lakh
Pramod Agrawal was recently appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director of which Public Sector Enterprise?
Which country has national emergency to tackle the attack of locust swarms?
In which Indian city, the Indian navy conducted its coastal security exercise, ‘Matla Abhiyaan’?
“Babenco: Tell Me When I Die”, which won the ‘Golden Conch Award for Best Documentary Film’ at the Mumbai International Film Festival 2020, is a film of which country?
L&T MBDA Missile Systems (LTMMSL) has recently set up a missile integration facility at which state?
Which Indian state has recently declared the disease caused by the novel coronavirus as a “state calamity”?
The famous arts festival called ‘Kala Ghoda Arts Festival’ is celebrated annually in which Indian city?
The third Defence Attaches conference, 2020 was recently held in which city?
Which country’s delegation of educational institutions recently visited India and signed agreements in the fields of higher education and research?
Pranab Kumar Gogoi, who recently passed away, was a famous personality in which field?
Which Indian city is set to play host to the 15th East Asia Summit conference, 2020?
The flagship biennial Defence exhibition of India ‘DefExpo’ is organised in which Indian city?
Which Asian country recently introduced a “sustainable development fee” for regional tourists including Indian visitors?
Which social–media platform recently announced that it will label the fake news and remove harmful data shared on its platform?
What is the rank of India in the recently released International intellectual property index 2020?
Which country recently launched the ‘International Religious Freedom Alliance’ for protecting religious freedom across the world?
The first India–Africa Defence Ministers’ Conclave was recently held in which city?
What is the projected growth rate of India, during the next financial year 2020–21, as per the recent monetary policy of RBI?
Which organisation is set to release Digital Payments Index (DPI), which will assess the digitalisation of payments in the country?
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
Which city plays host to the 22nd India International Seafood Show, after a gap of 12 years?
The cybersecurity project codenamed Dejfa, that was recently making news, belongs to which country?
How many major ports of India are named after individuals?
The term “SPICe” sometimes seen in news, is related to which of the following fields?
Science & Technology
Defence and Arms Production
Business & Economy
The term “Batterygate”, recently in news, is related to which of the following tech giants?
Recently, Esperanza Base on the Antarctic Peninsula reached a temperature of 18.3°C, thus becoming the hottest on record for continental Antarctica. Esperanza Base is a research station of which country?
Which Indian crop faces danger due to a fungus called Alternaria brassicae as per recent news?
Which state has recently launched an initiative to establish hotels to provide meals at subsidised price called ‘Kudumbashree’ hotels?
Which Metro rail service in India has become the second largest operational metro rail network in the country?
Which country has reportedly auctioned licenses to hunt elephants, to tackle human–animal conflict?
The book ‘A Child of Destiny’, which was recently released by the Indian Vice President, is an autobiography of which Indian educationist?
K Ramakrishna Rao
Municipal Performance Index (MPI), is an index recently launched by which organisation / Ministry?
National Development Council
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Which Union Ministry has recently launched the web portal for ‘Star rating of Coal mines’?
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Ministry of Coal
Ministry of Mines
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Recently, the Supreme Court of India upheld the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act. When was the original act of 1989 amended?
When is the World Pulses Day observed, across the world?
As per the notification of the Ministry of health and family welfare, which component will be treated as ‘drugs’ from April 1, 2020?
Raw materials for drugs
What does ‘GSP’ stand for, in the context of India– US trade?
Globalised System of Preferences
Generalized System of Preferences
Globalised System of Partners
Generalized System of Partners
PehleSafety’ is an Internet safety campaign of which major technological company?
We Think Digital’ is a digital literacy program of which global technological company?
Where is the Headquarters of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) located?
What is the capital package recently approved for infusion in three state–owned general insurance companies?
Rs. 1000 Cr
Rs. 2500 Cr
Rs. 3000 Cr
Rs. 5000 Cr
Amit Panghal, who was seen in news recently, is a famous personality associated with which sports?
‘Pyaar ka Paudha’ (a plant of love), is a campaign of which state, for promoting planting of trees?
Rajiv Bansal has been appointed as chairman and managing director of which Indian airline?
Rishi Sunak recently became the first Indian–origin Finance Minister of which country?
As of 2020, which Indian Telecom operator is the second most valuable mobile operator in Asia?
What is the name of the 3rd corporate passenger train of India?
Kashi Vishwanath Express
Kashi Indore Express
Kashi Mahakal Express
Which state commenced operations of India’s first Inter–City Electric Bus service?
'Yodhavu' (Warrior), a mobile application for curbing drug menace, is an initiative of which state?
The late External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was born in which city, where she was elected as MLA twice?
Ambala Cantt, Haryana
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat
What is the theme of Telangana’s biotechnology and life sciences forum ‘Bio Asia 2020’?
Instrumental Life Sciences
Today for Tomorrow
Life Science for All
Which city plays host to ‘GulFood 2020’, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition?
Which global financial institution is set to grant $450 million loan to India for Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY)?
New Development Bank
Which city plays host to the ‘3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety’?
Under the GST regime, e–Way Bill is mandatory of the value of inter–state movement of goods is more than __?
A paramilitary Sufi group called Ahlu Sunna Waljama, which is recently in news, is fighting with radical Islamist group in Civil War of which country?
The Far East Development Fund, which recently submitted an expression of interest (EoI) for the beleaguered Jet Airways, is based in which country?
The ‘Pandemic Bonds’ are issued by which multilateral development bank?
European Investment Bank
Which country is world’s biggest palm oil importer?
Currently, which Economic Census is underway in India?
Which country has highest rate of hepatitis C in the world and is expected to eradicate the disease in 2020?
The cabinet of which state in India has cleared a bill to enact the “Time–Bound Clearance Act” which shall ensure time–bound clearance of industrial licenses for investment projects?
What is the rank of India in the ‘Global Flourishing index’ released by WHO Commission and UNICEF?
As per the annual ‘Nature Ranking Index–2020”, which Indian institution is ranked in the first place in the country?
What does CCPA stand for, in the context of Consumer Protection Act 2019?
Common Consumer Protection Agency
Central Consumer Protection Authority
Company Consumer Protection Authority
Centralised Consumer Protection Affairs
Which city was host to the ‘Symposium on Emerging Opportunities for Indian Textiles and Crafts’?
Leo Varadkar, who recently tendered his resignation, was the Prime Minister of which country?
Which state Government has ordered destruction of breeding centres of Thai Mangur fish?
‘Viewpoints’, which was recently in news, is an application of which major technological company?
India’s first floating jetty has been inaugurated in which State / UT?
India is set to provide grant to which country for upgradation of plantation schools, for Indian–origin estate workers?
As of February, 2020, which country is India’s top trade partner?
What was overall rank of India in the Asian Wrestling Championships, 2020 held in New Delhi?
Which state has recently ordered the destruction of ‘Thai Mangur’ fish breeding centers?
NRI Sabha is an NGO controlled by which state government?
What is Ethnologue?
Database of Languages
Database of Heritage Buildings
Database of local customs
Database of Tribes
In which city, India’s Central Vista project, that was recently in news, is coming up?
For the 1st time, which of the following supranational banks has listed Masala Bonds in the Global Securities Market?
Asian Development Bank
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
African Development Bank
Antihydrogen is composed of _____?
Positron & Proton
Nuetron & Proton
Positron & Antiproton
Neutrino & Neutron
After initially dropping shooting and archery from Commonwealth Games, 2022, it has been recently decided that these two sports will be included and will be organized and funded in India as a part of Birmingham Commonwealth Games, 2022. What is the venue of these two sports in India?
In which year, the MoU to establish the ‘BIMSTEC grid interconnection’ was signed between the members of BIMSTEC countries?
As of 2020, the largest cricket stadium of the world is located in which country?
Which country organised a training course on ‘Vessel Search Technique’ for Indian Coast Guard and Customs personnel at Chennai?
Which city hosted the 4 day ‘International Conference on Banana’ organised by ICAR?
Which Indian PSU is set to acquire the government’s entire stake in THDC India and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO)?
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
Which is the only Indian company to feature in the Fortune’s ‘Top 20 Big Companies to Work For’ list in 2020? [
Tata Consultancy Services
Which aircraft carrier launched freighter services to assist shrimp farmers?
As of 2020, what is the Foreign Direct investment (FDI) limit, allowed in insurance intermediaries?
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