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Friday, February 21, 2020

DAILY GK 14 FEB 2020


DAILY GK 14 FEB 2020
1.    BIMSTEC ‘Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking’
Amit Shah inaugurated the two-day long BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) ‘Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking’, in New Delhi. It was organized by Narcotics Control Bureau.
Ministry will also establish a training centre for NCB officials regarding enforcement of drug laws, at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
2.    Amazon Web Services to invest $1.6 billion in India
Amazon, E-commerce company and leader in cloud computing service with its Amazon Web Services (AWS), is setting up 2 data centers near Hyderabad, Telangana, with a total investment of Rs. 11,630 crore (around $ 1.6 billion).

3.    Dan David Prize 2020
Gita Sen , an Indian feminist scholar, activist has won the prestigious Dan David Prize 2020 under “present” category for her path-breaking work in the fields of population policies, reproductive and sexual health, women’s rights, poverty, labour markets and global governance.


4.    FIH player of the year award 2019
Manpreet Singh Pawar the captain of India men’s national field hockey team, has been selected as the FIH Men’s Player of the Year 2019 by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).With this he becomes the 1st Indian to receive this honor.
Netherlands women’s captain Eva de Goede has been named as FIH Women’s Player of the Year 2019.

5.    New CMD of Air India
Government of India appointed Rajiv Bansal as CMD of Air India. He was the successor of Ashwani Lohani, who didn’t agree to extend his 1 year contract, which expired on february 11, 2020.

6.    Rajendra Kumar Pachauri passed away at 79
Rajindra Kumar Pachauri, former Chairman and Director General of The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), passed away at the age of 79 in New Delhi, India due to cardiac ailments.


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