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CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL
National Science Day
- National Science Day is celebrated across India on February 28.
- Famous Indian scientist Sir ChandrasekharaVenkata Raman or CV Raman discovered the Raman Effect on this day in 1928.
- For his discovery, Sir CV Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. In honour of this discovery and as a mark of tribute to the scientist, National Science Day was marked for the first time on February 28, 1987.
|Theme 2019||Science for people and people for science|
CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE
Assam launched PRANAM Commission to protect parents of government employees
- Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the PRANAM Commission, a panel set up to look after the issues concerning a Bill, for protection of parents of state government employees.
- The Parents Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring (PRANAM) is an effort to protect elderly parents of government employees in their times of need.
|Assam Chief Minister||Sarbananda Sonowal|
|Assam Governor||Jagdish Mukhi|
Bihar government approved 10 % quota for weaker sections in general category
- Bihar government has approved 10 percent quota for weaker sections in general category in jobs and educational institutions.
- The reservation is meant for individuals whose annual income is below 8 lakh rupees and who possess less than 5 acres of agriculture land
- Other states which are implemented the reservation Bill – Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Assam
- Parliament recently passed the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019, approving 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker section in general category
|Bihar Chief Minister||Nitish Kumar|
|Bihar Governor||Lalji Tandon|
Odisha cabinet approved State Film Policy 2019
- With an aim to promote Odia films and create an conducive eco-system for production of films in the region, the state government rolled out Odisha State Film Policy-2019
- The policy will promote quality Odia films, facilitate film tourism in the state, establish Odisha as a destination for film shooting and improve screen density in the state
- To encourage filmmakers to shoot in Odisha, a subsidy uptoRs. 2.5 crore will be provided to English/Hindi/International/other language films that promote Odisha, it’s culture, heritage, tourist destinations
|OdishaChief Minister||Naveen Patnaik|
Andhra Pradesh gets new railway zone called ‘South Coast Railway’ in Vishakhapatnam
- Indian Railways will be making a new zone in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh named ‘South Coast Railway’, Railway Minister PiyushGoyal.
- The present divisions, including Guntakal, Guntur and Vijaywada and Waltair division will be split into two and will have the headquarter at South Coast Railway.
- Goyal added that a part of the Waltair division will be converted into a new division with its headquarter at Rayagada, Odisha.
|Andhra Pradesh Capital||Amaravati|
|Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister||N. Chandrababu Naidu|
|Andhra Pradesh Governor||E. S. L. Narasimhan|
CURRENT AFFAIRS: BANKING AND FINANCE
DCB Bank launches Open Banking for gen-next banking solutions
- DCB Bank announced the launch of its Open Banking Platform as part of efforts towards creating a collaborative ecosystem with enterprises, fintechs and app developers, and enhancing customer-service delivery.
- Over 20 start-ups, fintechs, merchants, enterprises and developers will partner with DCB Bank for access to its Open Banking Platform APIs as well as collaboration on innovation and customer centric products.
|DCB Bank Headquarters||Maharashtra|
|DCB Bank CEO||Murali M. Natrajan|
|DCB Bank Tagline||We Value You|
IDBI Bank, LIC ink bancassurance pact
- IDBI Bank will now have to offer LIC’s insurance products at its branches
- IDBI Bank and Life Insurance Corporation of India have signed a bancassurance agreement under which the lender will offer LIC’s insurance products at its branches.
- IDBI Bank as a corporate agent of LIC would get a window to provide LIC’s entire gamut of insurance offerings to the bank’s 1.80-crore customer base spread over 1,800 branches across the country.
|IDBI Bank Headquarters||Mumbai|
|IDBI Bank MD and CEO||B Sriram|
|IDBI Bank Tagline||Banking For All, AaoSocheinBada.|
ICICI Bank introduces super-premium credit card Emeralde
- ICICI Bank has launched a super-premium credit card, the ICICI Bank Emeralde Credit Card, in two variants – American Express and Mastercard.
- The Emeralde Credit Card is targeted at salaried customers with a minimum income of Rs 3 lakh a month and self-employed customers with an annual income tax return of at least Rs 30 lakh.
|ICICI Bank Headquarters||Mumbai|
|ICICI Bank MD and CEO||SandeepBakhshi|
|ICICI Bank Tagline||Hum Hain Na!|
CURRENT AFFAIRS: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ISRO to launch defence satellite ‘Emisat’ in March for DRDO
- Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said that the agency is set to launch an electronic intelligence satellite ‘Emisat’ for the DRDO in March.
- ISRO will also launch 28 third-party satellites and will demonstrate its new technologies like three different orbits with a new variant of ‘Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle’ rocket in March.
|ISRO Chairman||Kailasavadivoo Sivan|
CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENT
First woman four-star admiral in US Navy added to IBM board
- Retired Admiral Michelle J Howard, who was the first woman to become a four-star admiral in the US Navy, has been elected to IBM’s Board of Directors.
- The now 58-year-old became the first African-American woman to command a US Navy ship in 1999.
CURRENT AFFAIRS: BOOKS
Venkaiah Naidu Released Dr H.Chaturvedi’s Book on ‘Quality, Accreditation & Ranking in New Delhi
- Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released Dr H Chaturvedi’s edited book titled “Quality, Accreditation & Ranking – A Silent Revolution in the Offing in Indian Higher Education” in New Delhi.
- The Book has been published by the Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt Ltd.
CURRENT AFFAIRS: SPORTS
Gayle 1st batsman in the world to smash 500 sixes in int’l cricket
- Windies’ 39-year-old opener Chris Gayle has become the first ever batsman to smash 500 sixes in international cricket and the second batsman to slam 300 ODI sixes.
- Gayle smashed 14 sixes during his 97-ball 162-run knock against England in fourth ODI to reach 506 international sixes.
- He has hit 98 sixes in Tests, 305 in ODIs and 103 in T20Is.