Latest Current Affairs 09th February 2020

Nearly 9 thousand cases disposed off by National Lok Adalats across J&K and Ladakh: A series of National Lok Adalats, first in the year 2020, were held in all the courts across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh regions including both wings of the High Court under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority, NLSA.

PM Modi to share his thoughts in ‘Mann Ki Baat’: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people in the country and abroad in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio on 23rd of this month.

Nation celebrates Ravidas Jayanti: Ravidas Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Sant Ravidas, is being celebrated across the country.

Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 813 overtaking global fatalities during the SARS epidemic: Death toll due to Coronovirus climbs to 813; exceeds 774 deaths recorded globally during the 2002-2003 outbreak of SARS.

Turkey deploys massive armoured column to Syria: Turkey sent hundreds of military vehicles into Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, after Syrian government forces took control of a strategic town close to the provincial capital.

Rain and flooding continue on Australia’s wildfire-ravaged east coast: New South Wales, an east coast state where nearly a third of Australia’s population lives, saw some areas drenched by the heaviest rainfall in almost 20 years by Saturday, with severe weather and flash flood warnings.

Thai soldier killed after shooting dead at least 20: The Thai soldier who killed at least 20 people and holed up in a mall overnight was shot dead this morning by commandos, ending a near-17-hour ordeal which left dozens wounded and stunned the country.

Bangladesh to disinvest in 4 govt owned Banks: The government of Bangladesh has decided to start the process of disinvestment in four State Owned Commercial Banks (SOCB) by October this year. Announcing this in Dhaka, Finance Minister of Bangladesh AHM Mustafa Kamal said that the Bangladesh Development Bank Limited (BDBL), Agrani Bank Ltd, Janata Bank Ltd and Sonali Bank Ltd would be listed on the stock market while the share of Rupali Bank limited offered to the public would be raised from current 9.91 percent to 25 percent.

FM holds interaction with industry representatives in Kolkata: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday held in an interactive session with Traders and Industry Representatives on Budget 2020 – Jan Jan Ka Budget in Kolkata in West Bengal.

Bangladesh defeat India to win U-19 ICC World Cup: Bangladesh created history as its Under 19 team scored an easy victory over India to lift the ICC U19 World cup in Potchefstroom in South Africa on Sunday. Bangladesh defeated the defending champions and four time winner India by 3 wickets to clinch its maiden U-19 world cup title.

Armand Duplantis breaks Pole Vault World Record: Swedish Armand Duplantis breaks the Pole Vault World Record with a jump of 20 feet 2.9 inches; At meet in Torun, Poland, Duplantis surpasses by a centimeter the previous record set in 2014 by Renaud Lavillenie of France.

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar releases poster of biopic on Dr. Kalam: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday released the first look of a biopic on Former President and Bharat Ratna APJ Abdul Kalam in New Delhi.

UK’s OneWeb launches batch of 34 satellites on a Soyuz rocket: The UK-based OneWeb company has sent 34 satellites into orbit on a single Soyuz rocket, from Baikonur port in Kazakhstan, to provide global broadband internet.

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