Top Current Affairs for freshlivejobs 20th Feb 2020

- The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, laid the foundation stone inaugurated various developmental projects of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu at function organised in Daman.

- Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 13th Conference of Parties on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals at Gandhinagar through video conferencing.

- India, which is hosting the 13th Conference of Parties to the Convention of Migratory Species and Wild Animals, officially took over its Presidency for the next three years.

- Moodys Investors Service slashed India’s growth forecast to 5.4 percent for 2020 from 6.6 percent projected earlier on slower than expected economic recovery.

- India skipper Virat Kohli slipped to the 10th position but KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma remained static at the second and 11th place respectively in the latest ICC T20I rankings released.

- The International Hockey Federation announced India as the hosts for next year’s junior mens World Cup.

- The United Arab Emirates has issued a licence for a reactor at its Barakah nuclear power plant, the first in the Arab world, hailing a “historic moment”.

- India claimed five silver and six bronze medals at the ongoing 2020 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

- Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who starred in the 2016 sports drama 'Queen of Katwe', has died. She was 15.

- World rapid champion Koneru Humpy claimed her title by emerging triumphant at the Cairns Cup chess tournament following a draw against compatriot Dronavalli Harika in the ninth and final round.

- The Government of India and the World Bank signed a $450 million loan agreement to support the national programme to arrest the country’s depleting groundwater levels and strengthen groundwater institutions.
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