Page-2 of GKToday Archives: February, 2020

Government approves 6-month extension to the present Chairman of SEBI

Recently, the government has approved a six-month extension to the present Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Ajay Tyagi. The Chairman’s term was ending on February 29, which has now been extended to six months from ..

124th birth anniversary of Morarji Desai observed on February 29, 2020

Former Indian Prime Minister Morarji Desai, who was also the Finance Minister of India, has presented 10 Union budgets, which is the highest as of 2020. P Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee have presented 9 and 8 budgets respectively. Recently, the ..

Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar becomes the first woman paediatrician to become Lieutenant General for Indian Army Doctors

Major General Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar is the first woman paediatrician to be elevated to the highest rank of Lieutenant General for Indian Army Doctors. She is the former Dean of Armed Forces Medical College Pune and has been promoted to ..

February 29: World Rare Disease Day

Every Year, last date of February is observed as World Rare Disease Day. It was first launched by Eurordis in 2008. It aims to create awareness about the impacts of the disease. This year, it is observed on the theme ..


GMRT discovers the biggest explosion seen in the universe since the Big Bang

The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) is an array of radio telescopes, located in Pune. It is operated by the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, under the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. Recently, this is one of the four ..

India to partner with Japan to implement ‘Purvodaya’ scheme

Purvodaya is a scheme to develop the steel sector in eastern India by creating an integrated steel hub in the eastern region. Recently Union Minister of Steel Dharmendra Pradhan attended the workshop on “Enabling Procedures for Increase of Steel Usage for ..