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20th February 2019 Current Affairs

World Day of Social Justice observed on 20 February.

 

World Day of Social Justice is observed on 20 February.

It is observed every year to promote gender equality, indigenous peoples and migrants' right.

This day also focuses on achieving the goal of full employment and social integration.

The theme for the year 2020 is "Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice".

 

Titabor becomes Assam's first "Zero Waste Town"

 

Titabor  has become Assam's first "Zero Waste Town" by setting high standards in effective integrated waste management.

As per the general standard, if any town succeeds in processing up to 80% of waste, it can claim to be a zero waste town.

Titabor is also credited to have started Assam's first bio-mining project to completely recover the dumpsite and move toward 100% processing of waste, which is an exceptional case in Assam.

 

Veteran Kannada actor Kishori Ballal passed away on 18 February 2020.

 

Veteran Kannada actor Kishori Ballal passed away at the age of 82 years.

She has acted in around 75 movies including her role in Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Swades".

She was born in Dakshina Kannada district. 

 

Sunil Kumar won India's 1st Greco-Roman gold medal in Asian Wrestling Championships

 

Sunil Kumar won India's 1st Greco-Roman gold medal in Asian Wrestling Championships in 27 years.

He defeated Azat Salidinov of Kyrgyzstan under 87kg category at the summit.

He scored 5-0 in the event to claim the title.

 

Former FICCI President Dr. V L Dutt passed away

 

Former Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) President Dr. V L Dutt passed away.

V L Dutt headed FICCI in 1991-92.

He was the chairman of the India Vietnam Joint Business Council of FICCI.

 

India becomes 5th-largest world economy

 

India overtakes United Kingdom and France to become the 5th-largest world economy in 2019, According to the "World Population Review".

India is the 5th-largest world economy with a gross domestic (GDP) of $2.94 trillion.

 

“Bezos Earth Fund” launched by Jeff Bezos to combat climate change

 

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has launched “Bezos Earth Fund”. 

 The fund's aim is  to to help preserve and protect the natural world against the climate change.

He has committed to contribute $10 billion through the fund.

 

Nritya Gopal Das elected as the president of Ram Mandir Trust

 

Mahant Nritya Gopal Das has been elected as the president of the Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust while vice-president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Champat Rai elected as the General Secretary of the trust.

 



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