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- The country which surpassed China
recently to become India’s top trading partner, according to the Commerce
Ministry data for 2018-19 – United States
- The person who launched $10bn fund to
combat climate change named Bezos Earth Fund recently – Jeff Bezos
- The state where India’s tallest railway
pier bridge is to be completed by Mar 2022 - Manipur
- The state govt which has announced to
open Atal Kisan – Majdoor canteens in all mandis and sugar mills across the
state - Haryana
- India’s ranking in the Sustainability
Index, according to a UN-backed report – 77th
- India’s ranking on the Flourishing Index
- The district in Uttar Pradesh where an
estimated gold reserve of 3,000 tonne worth ₹12 lakh cr was reportedly
discovered recently - Sonbhadra
- The Indian-origin Irish Prime Minister
who resigned recently – Leo Varadkar
- The New Zealand batsman who became the
first player in the world to play 100 matches each in all three formats of
cricket recently – Ross Taylor
- India’s ranking on the Worldwide
Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI) 2019 – 35th
- The city where the inaugural edition of
the Khelo India University Games was launched recently - Bhubaneswar
- The chatbot on e-ticketing site which now converses with customers in
Hindi language along with English – ASK DISHA
- The institution which has been ranked
first in the Nature Ranking Index–2020 – Council of Scientific and
Industrial Research (CSIR)
- The retail inflation based on Consumer
Price Index (CPI) in Jan 2020 – 7.59 per cent
- India’s GDP growth forecast for 2020-21
as per the rating agency Moody’s Investors Service – 5.6 percent
- The Indian refinery major which has
bought a minority stake in Israel’s Phinergy – Indian Oil Corp
- The research and development centre being
set up by the Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) focusing on a sustainable model for
development in coal mining - SARAS
- The energy sector firm which signed the
first term contract for importing Russian crude oil with Rosneft recently – Indian
Oil Corp
- The disinvestment target set for 2020-21
by the Govt in the Union Budget – ₹2.1 lakh cr
- The disinvestment receipt in 2019-20 as
per the revised estimates – ₹65,000cr
- The steel company which at its steel
plant in Ijmuiden, the Netherlands, has developed green steel technology which
reduces energy use and carbon dioxide emissions – Tata Steel
- The head of the committee set up by
market regulator Sebi which will suggest on policy matters pertaining to
development of municipal debt securities – Sujit Prasad
- The week observed by the Reserve Bank of
India (RBI) as the “Financial Literacy Week 2020” recently – Feb 10 to 14,
- The Goods and services tax (GST)
collection in Jan 2020 – ₹1,10,828cr
- The bank which has topped the list of
banks with ‘Highest increase in brand value’ across the world, according to ‘The
Top 500 Banking Brands 2020’ report – IndusInd Bank
- The signature the new ₹1 note will bear –
Atanu Chakraborty
- The overall colour of the new note – Pink
- The size of the new note – 9.7 x 6.3
- The minimum paid-up capital required for
the proposed pan-India new umbrella entity (NUE) focusing on retail payment
systems – ₹500cr
- The amount the Govt has decided to pump
into Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) to fund its business growth – ₹1,300cr
- The new enhanced authorised capital of
Exim Bank – ₹20,000cr
- The fiscal year the RBI decided to switch
to over 80 years after its inception recently – Apr-Mar
- The agency with which the Govt of India
and the Govt of Maharashtra have signed a loan agreement of USD 210mn to
support small holder farmers participate in competitive agriculture value chains
World Bank
- The new policy repo rate after the sixth
monetary policy statement of the RBI – 5.15 per cent
- The gross domestic product (GDP) growth
for 2020-21 fiscal – 6 per cent
- The first airport to become free of
single-use plastic usage in India – Indira Gandhi International Airport
- According to the US-based think tank
World Population Review, India’s position as the world’s largest economy - Fifth
- The telecom firm with which Tata
Teleservices’ merger was approved by the Department of Telecom (DoT) recently –
Bharti Airtel
- The country where the General Insurance
Corporation of India (GIC Re) received licence from the central bank of the
country to commence reinsurance business - Russia
- The first telecom operator in India to
facilitate UPI payments through its platform – Reliance Jio
- The new limit of insurance cover for
depositors in insured banks with effect from 4 Feb – ₹5 lakh
- The HIS Markit Services purchasing managers’
index (PMI) in Jan 2020 – 56.3
- The purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for
manufacturing in Jan 2020 – 55.3
- The establishment which received
President’s Colour recently, the highest honour that can be bestowed upon any
military unit – INS Shivaji (Lonavala)
- The 200km-strike-range tactical ballistic
missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) -
- The anti-submarine warfare stealth
corvette the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) is set to deliver
to the Navy soon – INS Kavaratti
- The state where the Assam Rifles has
constructed a combined war memorial for the 357 Army and Assam Rifles personnel
killed while fighting insurgency in the northeastern state - Nagaland
- The state which emerged on top in terms
of best practices followed in budget formulation, as per Transparency
International - Assam
- The best-performing state in promoting
inclusive and sustainable economic growth and decent work for all on
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index 2019 - Telangana
- The state where 2,000 hectares of land
was certified for organic farming out of 9,000 hectares of identified land for
the farming system recently - Tripura
- The state where Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik launched a virtual police station along with two other transformational
projects of the state Police recently - Odisha
- The state where a two-day first Hornbill
Festival was held recently - Tripura
- The three-day international conference on
the impact of climate change on ‘hydrological cycle, ecosystem, fisheries and
food security’ held recently in Kerala – ClimFishCon 2020
- The state where the Govt approved a
proposal to set up a major port at Vadhavan near Dahanu - Maharashtra
- The city whose authorities launched
‘Operation Nakail’ to ensure that the auto drivers or miscreants do not get
away after crime - Ghaziabad
- The state govt which launched the
Janasevaka scheme to ensure home delivery of various services like ration cards,
senior citizen identity and health cards recently - Karnataka
- The French province with which Tamil Nadu
has decided to make Tamil and French fusion music to be performed in both the
states – Center-Val de Loire
- The state where Madhavpur Mela will be
organised in Apr 2020 - Gujarat
- The state which celebrated its 34th
Statehood Day on 20 Feb – Arunachal Pradesh
- The amount released by the Central Govt
as GST compensation to states recently – ₹19,950cr
- The city where the National Water
Conference was held recently - Bhopal
- The mission the Govt will launch to make
the country self-reliant in oilseed production – Tilhan Mission
- The Law Commission of India whose
constitution was approved by the Union Cabinet recently – 22nd
- India’s rank as the world’s largest
producer of crude steel as of now - Second
- The country with which India held the
fifth Military Industrial Conference on the sidelines of the Def Expo 2020 in
Lucknow - Russia
- The country which has decided to withdraw
from the co-sponsorship of UNHRC resolution 30/1 which called for addressing
war crimes and reconciliation efforts with minorities – Sri Lanka
- The country which celebrated its 70th
National Democracy Day on 19 Feb - Nepal
- The country which has announced to shut
down Fessenheim nuclear reactor, which is the country’s oldest nuclear complex
- France
- The amount committed by India in Union
Budget 2020-21 towards the development of the Chabahar port – ₹100cr
- The country which recently approved the
plan to enhance the capacity of the Mongla port to be completed with financial
assistance from India - Bangladesh
- The fifth edition of the joint military
exercise which was conducted between India and the United Kingdom recently – Ajeya
Warrior - 2020
- India’s position on the International
Intellectual Property (IP) Index prepared by the US Chamber of Commerce’s
Global Innovation Policy Centre – 40th
- India’s position on the 2019 Democracy
Index’s global ranking prepared by The Economist Intelligence Unit – 51st
- The country with which India recently
held the maiden Ganga Volga Dialogue (Track 1.5) in New Delhi - Russia
- The Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
who was named the ‘Central Banker of the Year 2020’, Asia-Pacific – Shaktikanta
- The Slovenian Prime Minister who resigned
recently – Marjan Sarec
- The World Bank’s chief economist who
announced recently that she would be leaving the institution – Pinelopi
Koujianou Goldberg
- Greece’s first female president who was
elected recently – Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou
- The person elected as the president of
the Ram Mandir Trust to oversee the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya –
Mahant Nritya Gopal Das
- The incumbent President of Afghanistan
who has been declared the winner of the presidential election held in Sep 2019
Ashraf Ghani
- The noted fashion designer and Padma Shri
awardee who passed away in Goa recently – Wendell Rodricks
- The Indian environmentalist, under whose
leadership The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) shared the 2007 Nobel
Peace Prize, who died recently – Rajendra Kumar Pachauri
- The new President of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants (ICAI) for the year 2020-21 – Atul Kumar Gupta
- The Indian-origin former banker who was
appointed the UK’s new finance minister recently – Rishi Sunak

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