1. Government Schemes

Haryana launches ‘Reading Mission’

Mission Reading Daily Current Affairs Update | 16 Feb 2020

Haryana has launched an initiative called ‘Reading Mission- Haryana’ on the lines of the ‘Reading Mission 2022’, launched by the central government.

The initiative was launched to encourage reading habit among the young students of the state.

Under the state’s initiative, monthly book review sessions and mass book reading are to be organised by students in educational institutions.

Key Takeaways: Governor of Haryana: Satyadeo Narayan Arya Chief Minister (CM) of Haryana: Manohar Lal Khattar

2. Environment

Mumbai to host “Disaster Risk Financing, Insurance and Risk Transfer” Workshop

Disaster Daily Current Affairs Update | 16 Feb 2020

The workshop will be organised by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) in partnership with the Insurance Institute of India.

3. Defence & Security

DRDO developing Pranash ballistic missile with a new strike range

Missile Daily Current Affairs Update | 16 Feb 2020

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has started developing a 200-km strike range tactical ballistic missile ‘Pranash’.

The missile is an advanced version of the 150-km strike range Prahar tactical missile which can travel at the speed of Mach 2.

The surface-to-surface, solid-propellant ballistic missile will be of use for the Air Force and Army.
Key Takeaways: DRDO Chairman: G Satheesh Reddy; Established: 1958. Headquarters: New Delhi.

4. Persons In News

Rajiv Bansal appointed as Air India CMD

Rajiv Bansal Daily Current Affairs Update | 16 Feb 2020

Senior IAS officer (Nagaland cadre) Rajiv Bansal has been appointed as the Chairman and managing director (CMD) of Air India.

He will take over from Ashwani Lohan.

5. Persons In News

Narayana Murthy’s son-in-law Rishi Sunak appointed as UK’s new Finance Minister

Narayan Murthy Daily Current Affairs Update | 16 Feb 2020

Three Indian origin Members of Parliament are now a part of Britain’scabinet led by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy’s son-in-law, Rishi Sunak has been appointed as Finance Minister.

Priti Patel (47-years) has been appointed as the Home Minister.

Alok Sharma (51-year) has been appointed as the Business Secretary in the British Cabinet.

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