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Current Affairs: 13 February 2020

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  • Arvind Kejriwal will be sworn in as the next Delhi Chief Minister on February 16, 2020.
  • The World Health Organization has officially named coronavirus as ‘COVID-19’.
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Indian Oil Corporation and NTPC are the top three companies in the PSU survey of 2018-19.
  • The central government has announced to introduce new one rupee note in the market soon with new security features.
  • Babulal Marandi, the first Chief Minister of Jharkhand and President of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Democratic) Party, recently announced that his party will be officially merged with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 17 February.
  • Jammu and Kashmir’s LG GC Murmu has launched a financial inclusion outreach campaign to extend financial services to all areas that are un-banked.
  • The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has approved the Ground Water Act-2020 to improve the falling groundwater level.
  • The United Nations Security Council( UNSC ) conducted a vote on a resolution supporting a ceasefire in Libya on February 12, 2020.
  • Gulmarg, a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir will be hosting the National Winter Games from March 7, 2020 under Khelo India.
  • Bihar Chief Minister and Finance Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on February 12, 2019 presented the Rs 2,00,501 crore state budget in the Bihar Assembly with focus on education, rural development and energy sectors.
  • The first meeting of the US-India CEO Forum under the US President Donald Trump Administration will be held in New Delhi on February 14, 2019.
  • The Supreme Court on February 12, 2019 referred the petition seeking withdrawal of minority status of the Aligarh Muslim University to a seven-judge bench.
  • The Parliament has passed the Personal Laws (Amendment Bill), 2018 that seeks to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce.
  • Australian legislators have passed a landmark bill making it easier for asylum seekers, being held on remote Pacific islands, to get medical treatment in the country.
  • European Union members of the UN Security Council have asked for humanitarian access to eastern Ukraine’s areas held by separatists.
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