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Tuesday, February 11, 2020


1.    IHME Report
ü According to a recent report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation(IHME), 14% of under 5 years of age deaths in India occurred mainly due to pneumonia. This accounted for approximately 1,27,000 deaths annually where the figure was around 1,78,000 in 2013.

2.     ‘Central banker of the year 2020
ü The Banker magazine, a British English-language monthly financial affairs publication has named RBI governor Shaktikanta Das as the ‘Central Banker of the Year 2020’, Asia-Pacific for encouraging growth and balancing the economy.
ü Apart from this, the announcement of the title of Global Central Banker award 2020 has been given to Jorgovanka Tabakovi , the head of the National Bank of Serbia.

3.    Mathrubhumi book of the year award
ü Eminent  Hindi poet-novelist  Vinod Kumar Shukla  has won the 1st Mathrubhumi Book of the Year award 2020 for his translated book ‘Blue Is Like Blue’, which deal with common people and their daily struggles.

4.    Kishore Kumar Samman 2018
ü Bollywood actor Waheeda Rehman was selected for the National Kishore Kumar Samman of the Madhya Pradesh(MP) government for the year 2018.

5.    BAFTA film award
ü 73rd British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)Awards 2020 ceremony, popularly referred to as BAFTA Awards 2019 was held in London, United Kingdom. It honours the best national and foreign films of 2019.
ü First World War drama ‘1917’ won the Best Film award, which was directed by Sam Mendes.The film 1917 won 7 awards including best picture & director for Sam Mendes, the 1st  time he has been honoured for direction by the British academy.

6.    HAL to make advanced armed UAVs
ü Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company will sign a partnership pact with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) at the DefExpo 2020 to manufacture advanced Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs) in India for the 1st time.

7.    World Cancer Day 2020-February 4
ü The theme of WCD from 2019-21 is “I am and I will”.

8.    Goodwill Ambassador of India at Tokyo Olympics
ü Indian Olympic Association(IOA) has invited BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to become the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Olympics Games 2020.



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