Latest Current Affairs 29th February 2020

S N Shrivastava appointed Delhi Police Commissioner: Ministry of Home Affairs has given special CP  S. N. Shrivastava the additional charge of commissioner of Police of Delhi as the current CP Amulya Patnaik retires tomorrow.

WHO raises Novel Coronavirus threat assessment to highest level: The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised its global risk assessment of the novel coronavirus to its highest level at global level after the epidemic spread to sub-Saharan Africa and caused financial markets to plunge.

Prez Kovind calls upon people to imbibe spirit of brotherhood, maintain peace & integrity: President Ramnath Kovind has called upon people to imbibe the spirit of brotherhood and maintain peace and integrity in the society.

Ensuring justice & benefits of welfare schemes to every section of society is govt’s priority, says PM Modi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that ensuring justice and benefits of welfare schemes to every section of society is his government’s priority.

FM asserts resurgent economy will make govt go forward with more confidence: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the economy is doing well in the difficult circumstances and this will make the government go forward with more confidence.

Standard of Indian football is getting better and better: Premier League legend Shearer: English Premier League’s top scorer Alan Shearer on Friday said the standard of Indian football is “getting better and better” and hailed the collaboration between ISL and EPL.

Asian Wrestling qualifiers postponed indefinitely: The Asian Olympic wrestling qualifiers, scheduled to be held next month in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, have been postponed indefinitely due to concerns over the novel coronavirus.

Polanski wins best director at Cesars, prompting walkout protest: Roman Polanski cast a shadow over France’s Cesar Awards on Friday even as he won best directing for his film “An Officer and a Spy,” with several women in the audience walking out in protest at honouring a man facing rape accusations.

Rock band Green Day among musicians pulling out of Asia tour dates: U.S. rock band Green Day on Friday called off all of the Asian shows in its upcoming world tour because of the coronavirus outbreak, the latest music act to pull back from performances in the region.

Billion-year-old Chinese seaweed is oldest green plant fossil: Scientists have spotted in rocks from northern China what may be the oldest fossils of a green plant ever found, tiny seaweed that carpeted areas of the seafloor roughly a billion years ago and were part of a primordial revolution among life on Earth.

Shake it, baby! NASA robotic lander confirms quakes on Mars: Scientists said on Monday the InSight lander, which touched down on the planet’s surface in November 2018 to begin the first mission to study the deep interior of Mars, has since detected around 450 marsquakes, most of modest strength.

Waiter, there’s a fly in my waffle: Belgian researchers try out insect butter: Belgian waffles may be about to become more environmentally friendly.

JPMorgan raises clean energy spending goals, profit targets unchanged: The largest U.S. bank will target $200 billion in lending and other financial services for green and sustainable companies and projects, up from an earlier target of $175 billion set in 2017, according to a presentation ahead of its annual investor day.

Genetic study shows the red panda is actually two separate species: Red pandas, the bushy-tailed and russet-furred bamboo munchers that dwell in Asian high forests, are not a single species but rather two distinct ones, according to the most comprehensive genetic study to date on these endangered mammals. Scientists said they found substantial divergences between the two species – Chinese red pandas and Himalayan red pandas – in three genetic markers in an analysis of DNA from 65 of the animals.

Poland names new head of Jewish museum as tensions rise: Poland’s government appointed a new director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews on Thursday, as the ruling nationalists face accusations of politicising museums to reflect their view of history.

Invader’s ‘Rubik Mona Lisa’ beats estimate at Paris auction: Putting more masterpieces in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to join his ceiling frescoes and Last Judgement wall might seem as superfluous as adding more diamonds to the Crown Jewels. But the creator of those masterpieces is Raphael, Michelangelo’s Renaissance contemporary and rival, so the Vatican has made an exception for a brief stay.

‘The White Palace’, a heritage to behold: The Heritage White Palace, is a display of purity, white and royalty.

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