Daily GK Update 9 and 10 February 2020: Read Daily GK-Current Affairs Update

Daily GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily GK Update is the complete bag of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about the banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of 9 and 10 February 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

International News

1. ADB approves the funding of $2 million to combat Novel Coronavirus

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved the funding of USD 2 million to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (nCoV). The funds will support the efforts to stop the outspread of novel coronavirus (nCoV) by supplementing ongoing regional technical assistance and strengthening response capacity in China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Asian Development Bank Headquarters: Manila, Philippines; President: Masatsugu Asakawa.

State News

2. Uttarakhand flags off first Heli Services under UDAN

Under the Regional Connectivity Scheme “Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN)” of Government of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has operationalized the first ever helicopter services in the state of Uttarakhand. Under the UDAN 2 bidding process, Heritage Aviation has been given the responsibility of operating the Sahastradhara-Gauchar-Chinyalisaur route.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat; Governor: Baby Rani Maurya.

3. Hyderabad Metro Rail becomes 2nd largest metro network in India

Hyderabad Metro Rail, the world’s largest public-private partnership project, is now the 2nd-largest operational metro network in the country covering 69.2 km. With the launch of another 11-km stretch, Hyderabad Metro Rail has become the second-largest metro rail network in the country after Delhi.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Telangana: K. Chandrashekar Rao.
  • Governor of Telangana: Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan.
  • Capital of Telangana: Hyderabad.

4. Hunar Haat inaugurated in Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Governor of Madhya Pradesh Lalji Tandon has inaugurated Hunar Haat in Indore. Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was also present on this occasion. Hunar Haat is being organized till 16th February 2020. Governor stated that India is a country of diversity with every region having different art, culture, language, costumes. This Unity in Diversity is the identity of India. Every corner of the country has a legacy of arts/crafts.


5. Oscars Award 2020 winners: Full List of Winners (Check Live Updates)

The 2020 Oscars Awards has announced. it’s time to honour the movies of last year (2019) and the people directors, actors, writers, editors, and many more, who created them. The 92nd chapter of Hollywood’s most prestigious annual awards shows, overseen by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Check the Category winners Here-

  1. Best Picture- Parasite, Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers
  2. Actor in a Leading Role- Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
  3. Actress in a Leading Role- Renee Zellweger, Judy
  4. Best sound mixing- 1917
  5. Best sound editing- Ford v Ferrari
  6. Best supporting actress- Laura Dern for Marriage Story
  7. Documentary short feature- Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
  8. Documentary feature- American Factory
  9. Best costume design- Jacqueline Durran, Little Women
  10. Best production design- Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
  11. Live-action short film- The Neighbors’ Window
  12. Best adapted screenplay- Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
  13. Best original screenplay- Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
  14. Animated short film- Hair Love
  15. Animated feature film- Toy Story 4
  16. Best supporting actor- Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
  17. Best Music (Original Score)- Joker, Hildur Guonadottir
  18. Best Short Film (Animated)- Hair Love
  19. Best Directing Film- Parasite, Bong Joon Ho
  20. Best Cinematography- 1917, Roger Deakins
  21. Best Writing (Original Screenplay)- Parasite
  22. Best Music (Original Song)- “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman
  23. Visual Effects- 1917
  24. Makeup and Hairstyling- Bombshell

Ranks and Reports

6. India ranks 40th in Global Intellectual Property Index 2020

India has been ranked 40th out of 53 countries on a global intellectual property index 2020. The US, UK, Sweden, France and Germany remained the top five economies on the intellectual property index in 2019 retaining their spots from the last year.

7. IIMB ranks 3 in the list of Top Business Schools of 2020

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) has ranked 3rd in MOOCLab’s Business School Rankings 2020 for its provision, design and delivery of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). IIM Bangalore succeeds HEC Paris (France) and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA).

Summit and Conferences

8. 5th Dhaka Art Summit inaugurated in Bangladesh

The 5th edition of Dhaka Art Summit was inaugurated in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This summit was inaugurated by State Minister for Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh KM Khalid. More than 500 artists, sculptors, architects and art professionals from various countries are participating in the Summit.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina; Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka.

Schemes and Committees

9. Uttar Pradesh Govt to launch internship scheme for school college students

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath has announced an internship scheme for the tenth, 12th and graduate students of the state to brighten employment prospects.

Most Important takeaways for upcomig competitive exams-

  • Anandiben Patel is the current Governor of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Uttar Pradesh is India’s most populous state.


10. Bangladesh wins ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2020

Bangladesh has won the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 held in South Africa. Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team defeated India Under-19 team by 3 wickets to win the final of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 held at JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of International Cricket Council: Shashank Manohar; Chief Executive: Manu Sahney; Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

11. Ladakh Scouts wins Khelo India Ice Hockey Championship

The Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre (LSRC) Red won the first Men’s section Khelo India Ice Hockey tournament 2020. They defeated Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) team 3-2 in a nail-biting thriller final match. 13 teams participated in the Khelo India Ice Hockey Championship.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Minister of State (IC) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports: Kiren Rijiju.

Important Days

12. World Pulses Day observed globally on 10 February

World Pulses Day proclaimed on February 10 of each year since 2019. World Pulses Day is a designated United Nations global event to recognize the importance of pulses (chickpeas, dry beans, lentils, dry peas and lupins among others) as a global food.

13. National Deworming Day observed globally on 10 February

The National Deworming Day is being observed on 10 February across the country. Children and adolescents in the age group of 1 to 19 years are being administered a single dose of a safe medicine Albendazole in all states and Union Territories on the occasion.


14. American Author Roger Kahn passes away

American Author Roger Kahn passed away. He wrote at least 20 books in his lifetime. In 1989 he collaborated with Pete Rose for the Biography of legendary Boxer Jack Dempsey before Jack gets banned from the game. His best-selling book in 1972 “The Boys of Summer”.

15. P Parameswaran passes away in Kerala

Renowned thinker, writer and the founder-director of Bharatiya Vichara Kendram P Parameswaran has passed away in Ottapalam, Kerala. He was 91. Kendram P Parameswaran was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2018 and Padma Shri in 2004.


16. 1st look of biopic on APJ Abdul Kalam released

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar released the first look of a biopic on former President APJ Abdul Kalam in New Delhi. Javadekar along with Producer and Director Madhur Bhandarkar and Hollywood Producer and Director Johnny Martin released a poster of the film on the occasion. Hollywood actor Muhammad Ali is playing Dr Kalam’s role in the movie.

17. NCL establishes R&D centre ‘SARAS’ for sustainable coal mining

The Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) has established a research and development centre, named ‘Science and Applied Research Alliance and Support (SARAS)’. This research and development centre focuses on the sustainable model for development in coal mining. The R&D centre will be the centre of excellence, infrastructure up-gradation and IT initiatives for the subsidiary of the Coal India Ltd.

Important Takeaways for upcoming competitive Exams:

  • Chairman and Managing Director of the NCL: PK Sinha.

18. Astronomers discover Ultramassive Galaxy XMM-2599 from early universe

The International team of astronomers led by scientists at the University of California, United States(US) have discovered an Ultramassive monster galaxy dubbed as XMM-2599.

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