18 February 2020 Current Affairs in English
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18 February 2020
1. Social media company Facebook launches Hobby app
Facebook released its newest app Hobby. This app is inspired by PinTrust. It is a photo sharing app, in which users can not only enjoy their creative act service such as cooking, baking but can also organize it according to their own. In the app, users can organize photos of their project so that it can later assess its progress.
2. Sachin Tendulkar won the Lares 20 Sporting Moment 2000-2020 award called Khel Oscar
legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s name was announced at the Laureus World Sports Awards event held in Berlin. Please tell that Sachin Tendulkar was named in the Best Sporting Moment category. On reaching Berlin, the capital of Germany, Sachin Tendulkar had given information by putting a post on his Instagram. 20 contenders, including Sachin Tendulkar, were in the race for the best Lares game from 2000 to 2020. The moment associated with Tendulkar has been titled ‘Carried on the Shoulders of a Nation’ in reference to India’s 2011 World Cup victory. Nearly nine years ago, Tendulkar became a member of the team that won the world title, playing in their sixth World Cup.
3. Ambala city bus stand renamed after late Sushma Swaraj
Transport Minister Mool Chand Sharma said that the bus station of Ambala city is the first such bus station in the state which is named after former External Affairs Minister Late Sushma Swaraj. Now this bus stand will be known as Sushma Swaraj Bus Adda.
Sushma Swaraj will be named after women’s college in Ballabhgarh
He said that Sushma Swaraj has been a political university, she has given very big leaders, MPs to the country. Just as the bus stand is named after him today, similarly the very large women’s college in Ballabhgarh will also be named after Sushma Swaraj.
4. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched a mobile app called “Yodhuv” to combat drug menace
Yodhavu’ (Warrior), a mobile app through which public can inform police about drug abuse and its distribution, was launched by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here on Saturday as part of efforts to curb the growing menace in the State.
5. Bihar State Environment Department launches ‘Love plant’ under ‘Jal Jeevan Hariyali’ campaign
Bihar’s Environment Department launches ‘Love plant’ under ‘Jal Jeevan Hariyali’ campaign
The Bihar government has taken a completely new initiative, which calls for giving eco-friendly gifts instead of traditional rose flowers.
Financial Express Chief Secretary of the department, Deepak Kumar Singh, wrote “We have taken care that these plants can be grown in pots, to keep them in places where there is not much sunlight.
6. India to host Junior Under 21 Hockey World Cup
India will host the Junior Men’s (Under-21) Hockey World Cup in late 2021. The Women’s Junior Hockey World Cup will be held in Poshfostroom (South Africa). This will be the first time when the Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup takes place on African soil.
Defending champion India will host Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup for the second time in a row
7. Grand Master Koneru Hampi wins Cairns Chess Tournament
Indian Chess Grandmaster Koneru Hampi won the Cairns Chess Tournament, a draw between Hampi and Grand Masters Dronavalli Harika in the ninth and final round in St. Louis, USA.
8.The Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO launched a total of 10 satellites to replace its aging fleet.
K Sivan of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said the plan involves launching high throughput satellites, which can beam Internet of more than 300 gigabytes per second to remote corners.
The first satellite, GSAT-30, which will replace the 15-year INSAT 4-A satellite, was launched on 17 January. The satellite designed 12 C band transponders for communication and 12 Ku band transponders for direct-to-communication. ISRO’s communications satellites that hover in Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) 36,000 km above the Earth are designed for lifetimes of 12–15 years.
9. The Government has decided to rename ‘The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses’ (IDSA) as ‘Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies andAnalyses’
The Government has decided to rename ‘The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses’ (IDSA) as ‘Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies andAnalyses’. The decision has been taken to honour the commitment and legacy of late Manohar Parrikar. It will align the vision and aspiration of the premier defence Institute with the contribution of the former Raksha Mantri and Padma Bhushan awardee.
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