Current Affairs of 9 February


Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan
Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan
Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan - All unorganised sector workers up to 40 years of age can subscribe to the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan (PMSYM) scheme, which entails a minimum monthly pension of Rs 3,000, from February 15. The scheme is targeted at unorganised sector workers with monthly income of up to Rs 15,000. It would benefit 10 crore workers in the next five years. The monthly contribution by the worker joining the scheme at the age of 18 would be Rs 55, with matching contributions from the government. The worker joining the scheme at the age of 40 years would contribute Rs 200, while workers at the age of 29 years would pay Rs 100.

ASEAN-India Youth Summit
ASEAN-India Youth Summit
ASEAN-India Youth Summit - Union Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the 2nd ASEAN-India Youth Summit at Hotel Taj Vivanta in Guwahati. Over 100 youth delegates from Vietnam, Laos, Brunei, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia took part in the summit. Theme of the Summit is Connectivity: Pathway to Shared Prosperity.

COP Meeting in India
COP Meeting in India
COP Meeting in India - The 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals (CMS), an environmental treaty under the aegis of United Nations Environment Programme, is going to be hosted by India during 15th to 22nd February 2020 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. Representatives from 129 Parties and eminent conservationists and international NGOs working in the field of wildlife conservation are expected to attend the COP.

ICAI Signed Pact With Invest India
ICAI
ICAI Signed Pact With Invest India - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) announced that it has signed a pact with Invest India to promote foreign investments in the country and Indian investments abroad. The objective of the MoU is to provide necessary guidance and advice to the potential inbound and outbound investors and promote India as an investment-friendly destination.

New Airport in Arunachal Pradesh
New Airport in Arunachal Pradesh
New Airport in Arunachal Pradesh - Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for construction of greenfield Airport at Hollongi near Itanagar and inaugurated an upgraded and retrofitted Airport at Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh. Modi said flights under the UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme will start from Tezu airport.

Krishi Kumbh
Krishi Kumbh
Krishi Kumbh - In Bihar, Governor Lalji Tandon and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh jointly inaugurated the three -day Krishi Kumbh in Motihari. The objective of Krishi Kumbh is to promote modern techniques and diversification in agriculture that could help in doubling farmers income.

Election Commission Proposed Silent Period
Election Commission Proposed Silent Period
Election Commission Proposed Silent Period - The Election Commission has written to the law ministry seeking amendments to Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act - 1951 to bring print media, news portals and social media under the purview of the 48-hour ban on electioneering prior to conclusion of poll.

Arunachal Pradesh Is An Integral Part Of India
Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh Is An Integral Part Of India - Hours after China raised objections to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, the Ministry of External Affairs reacted sharply to Beijing’s remarks, asserting that the northeastern state is an “integral and inalienable part” of India. “The State of Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inalienable part of India. Indian leaders visit Arunachal Pradesh from time to time, as they visit other parts of India,” the MEA said in a statement.

Debt Crisis in Arab Countries
Debt Crisis
Debt Crisis in Arab Countries - Public debt has rapidly increased in many Arab countries since the 2008 global financial crisis, due to persistently high budget deficits, the International Monetary Fund warned. Nearly half of these countries now have public debt of over 90 percent of GDP. Public debt among oil exporters — including the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council — rose from 13 percent of GDP to 33 percent of GDP, accelerated by the crash in oil prices around five years ago.

Credit Card by NBFC
Credit Card by NBFC
Credit Card by NBFC - Digital payment industry body Payments Council of India (PCI) suggested Nandan Nilekani-headed RBI Committee on Deepening of Digital Payments (CDDP) to allow NBFCs (non-banking financial company) issue credit cards (physical or digital). The council’s chairman Vishwas Patel also asked for formation of a KYC bureau for the entire payments system and access to digital KYC framework along with having an interoperable KYC infrastructure.

Mahesh Anand
Mahesh Anand
Mahesh Anand - Actor Mahesh Anand was found dead at his Mumbai residence. Mahesh Anand was popular in the ‘90s for his negative roles in Hindi films.