Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (08th to 14th February 2019)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 2nd week of February 2019. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming NIACL AO 2019 and other competitive exams can make use of it.

Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
February 10 National Deworming Day
February 11 International Day of Women and Girls In science Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth
February 12-18 National Productivity Week Circular Economy for Productivity & Sustainability
February 13 World Radio Day Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace’
February 13 National Women’s Day

Current Affairs: National

  1. 5th India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Committee Meet held in Delhi
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Bangladesh Capital Dhaka
Bangladesh Currency Taka
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
  1. Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani launched the India Size project in Mumbai
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Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani
Constituency Gujarat, Rajya Sabha

3.      Health ministry notified eight medical equipment as ‘drugs’

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Health and Family Welfare Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda
Constituency Himachal Pradesh, Rajya Sabha
  1. India and Norway launched initiative to combat Marine Pollution
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Norway Capital Oslo
Norway Currency Norwegian krone
Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg
  1. India’s First Aqua Mega Food Park commissioned in Andhra Pradesh
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Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Constituency Bathinda, Punjab
  1. AYUSH Ministry launched e-AUSHADHI portal
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Minister of State for AYUSH (I\C) Shripad Yesso Naik
Constituency North Goa (Goa)

Current Affairs: International

  1. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) lifts the ban on Russian Para athletes by March 15,2019
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Russia Capital Moscow
Russia Currency Russian Rouble
 Russia President Vladimir Putin
International Paralympic Committee Headquarters Bonn, Germany
International Paralympic Committee President  

Andrew Parsons

International Paralympic Committee CEO Xavier Gonzalez
  1. 7th session of World Government Summit held in Dubai
  2. Abu Dhabi included Hindi as third official court language
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UAE Capital Abu Dhabi
UAE Currency Dirham
UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum

4.      Macedonia officially changed its name to North Macedonia

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Macedonia Capital Skopje
Macedonia Currency Macedonian denar
Macedonia President Gjorge Ivanov

Current Affairs: State

  1. Delhi government has launched bike ambulance services to ensure health assistance reaches on time in the congested areas of the national capital.
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Governor Anil Baijal

2.  3-day Krishi Kumbh held at Motihari in Bihar

  1. Bihar government announced universal old age pension scheme
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Bihar Capital Patna
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon
  1. Jammu and Kashmir government grants Divisional Status to Ladakh region
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Jammu and Kashmir Capital Jammu (Winter), Kashmir (Summer)
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister – (President Rule)
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik

5.  Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur laid foundation stone of Mega Food Park in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

  1. Himalayan Cloud Observatory set up in Tehri district to monitor cloud activities
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Uttarakhand Capital Dehradun
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat
Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya

7.  Meghalaya government to rename Dikkibandi stadium after P A Sangma

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Meghalaya Capital Shillong
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma
Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy

8.   PM Modi dedicated Visakhapatnam SPR facility to the nation

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Andhra Pradesh Capital Amaravathi
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu
Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narashiman
  1. PM Modi launched a dedicated channel ‘DD Arunprabha’ for Arunachal Pradesh
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Arunachal Pradesh Capital Itanagar
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu
Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra
  1. Odisha Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for Subarnarekha port
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Odisha Capital Bhubaneswar
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. State-run power giant NTPC has signed an agreement with HDFC Bank for a Rs 2,500 crore loan to part finance capital expenditure
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 HDFC Bank Headquarters Mumbai
HDFC Bank CEO Aditya Puri
HDFC Bank Tagline We understand your world
  1. PSU Banks bad loans decline to Rs. 8, 64, 433 crore in April-December FY19
  2. State Bank of India announced a cut in interest rates by 5 basis points on its home loans up to Rs 30 lakh.
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State Bank of India Headquarters Mumbai
State Bank of India Tagline The Banker to every Indian
State Bank of India Chairperson Rajnish Kumar
  1. RBI imposed fine of Rs. 1 crore on State Bank of Indiafor not monitoring the end use of funds
  2. RBI raised the limit of collateral-free agricultural loans to Rs. 1.6 lakh from the current Rs. 1 lakh
  3. RBI doubles the limit of ‘bulk deposit’ from Rs. 1crore to Rs. 2 crore
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RBI Headquarters Mumbai
RBI Governor Shaktikant Das
RBI Deputy Governor BP Kanungo, N S Vishwanathan, Viral Acharya and Mahesh Kumar Jain

Current Affairs: Business

1.Facebook acquired GrokStyle virtual search start-up to boost AI capabilities

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Facebook Headquarters California, United States
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

 Current Affairs: Appointments

Rahul Jain General Manager of Integral Coach Factory (ICF)
Shri Sailesh Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs
Ricky Ponting Assistant coach of Australia’s men’s cricket team
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah

el-Sissi

Chairman of the African Union
Ruchira Kamboj  Ambassador of India to Bhutan
Salil Gupte Boeing India President

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

  1. Francois Laborde, a 92-year-old priest,from Bengal, was conferred the Légion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour) the highest civilian award of France in recognition of his work for specially-abled children.
  2. Aegis Graham Bell Award 2018 announced YES BANK as winner in “Innovation in Data Science” category for their industry-first project “Yes EEE (Engage Enrich Excel)”.
  3. Fast bowler Pat Cummins won Allan Border Medal, Australian cricket’s highest individual honor

4.    Indian Historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam Wins Israel’s Million Dollar Dan David Prize

  1. Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Eicher Motors, was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018

6.  Bradley Cooper wins Best Director Oscat award from PETA for ‘A Star Is Born’

  1. Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

BAFTA Awards 2019

  • 72ndedition of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards were presented
  • Legendary British actress Joanna Lumley hosted the show in London’s Royal Albert Hall.
  • “The Favourite” took the most awards with seven, including both actress categories for Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman and best original screenplay, though “Roma” nabbed the top prize for best film
  • The leading actor prize went to Rami Malek for “Bohemian Rhapsody” while favorite Mahershala Ali was lauded for “Green Book.”
Category Winner
Best film Roma
Best Outstanding British film The Favourite
Best Actress Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Best Actor Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Best Director Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Best Costume Design Sandy Powell (The Favourite)
Best Film Not in the English Language Roma
Best Special Visual Effects Black Panther
Best Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director or Producer Beast
Best Cinematography Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Best Supporting Actor Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
 

Best Original Screenplay

The Favourite (Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara)
Best Original Music A Star is Born
 

Best Adapted Screenplay

BlackKklansman (Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott)
Best Rising Star Letitia Wright
Best Supporting Actress Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)
Best Makeup and Hair Nadia Stacey (The Favourite)
Best Editing Hank Corwin (Vice)
Best Sound Bohemian Rhapsody
Best British Short Film 73 Cows
Best Production Design The Favourite
Best Animated Film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best British Short Animation Roughhouse
Best Special Visual Effects Black Panther
EE Rising Star Award Letitia Wright
Best Documentary Free Solo
BAFTA Fellowship Thelma Schoonmaker

Grammy Awards 2019

  • The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremonywas held at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
  • The show was hosted by Alicia Keys,who won 15 Grammys in her career.
Category Winner
Album of the Year Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
Record of the Year Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Song of the Year Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Best New Artist Dua Lipa
Best Music Film “Quincy”
Music Video/Film Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical Pharrell Williams
Best Pop Solo Performance Lady Gaga, “Joanne”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”
Best Country Album Kacey Musgraves, “Golden Hour”
Best Pop Vocal Album Ariana Grande, “Sweetener”
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Willie Nelson, “My Way”
​Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Best Rap Song Drake, “God’s Plan”
Best Rap Album Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy
Best Rock Performance Chris Cornell, “When Bad Does Good”
​Best Rock Song St. Vincent, “Masseduction”
​Best Rock Album Greta Van Fleet, “From the Fires”
Best Recording Package St. Vincent, “Masseduction”
Best Song Written for Visual Media Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Ludwig Göransson, “Black Panther”
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media “The Greatest Showman”
Best Comedy Album Dave Chappelle, “Equanimity & the Bird Revelation”
Best Dance/Electronic Album Justice, “Woman Worldwide”
Best Dance Recording Silk City & Dua Lipa, “Electricity”

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. Parmanu Tech 2019’ conference held in New Delhi
  2. India to host 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals (CMS)
Convention on Migratory Species Headquarters Bonn, Germany
Convention on Migratory Species Executive Secretary Xavier Gonzalez
  1. Fifth International Dam Safety Conference to be Held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

4.  National Conference on Unani Medicine Concluded in New Delhi

  1. CREDAI YouthCon- 19 annual Youth Conclave held in New Delhi
  2. First LAWASIA Human Rights conference 2019 was held in New Delhi with the theme of “State Power, Business and Human Rights: Contemporary Challenges”.

7. Third Indo-German Environment Forum held in New Delhi with the theme of “Cleaner Air, Greener Economy”

  1. First Annual Conference of Media Units under I&B Ministry organized in New Delhi
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Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting (I\C) Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Constituency Jaipur Rural, Rajasthan

Current Affairs: Mobile Application

1.Chennai city Police Launched Mobile App ‘Digicop’

Current Affairs: Ranking

1.India jumps eight places to 36th spot in US Chamber’s global IP index

  1. The India national football team has dropped out of the top 100 in the FIFA Rankings being ranked in 103rd place in the revised list released

 Current Affairs: Books

  1. Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s book “Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India” Launched

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. Government e Marketplace (GeM) and Competition Commission of India (CCI) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to enable a fair and competitive environment in the e-Marketplace.
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Competition Commission of India (CCI)Chairman A.K. Gupta
Competition Commission of India (CCI)Headquarters New Delhi
Government e Marketplace(GeM) CEO S. Radha Chauhan
  1. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has signed a pact with Invest India to promote foreign investments in the country and Indian investments abroad

3. India and Bangladesh signed MOU for training 1800 Bangladesh civil servants

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Bangladesh Capital Dhaka
Bangladesh Currency Taka
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
  1. Engineers India Ltd and Mongolia signed MOU for Project Management Consultancy for oil refinery
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Mongolia Capital Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia Currency Mongolian togrog
Mongolia President Khaltmaagiin Battulga
  1. NITI Aayog signed a Statement of Intent with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF)to document systemic transformation in education
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NITI AAYOG Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar
NITI AAYOG CEO Amitabh Kant
  1. State-owned power giant NTPC has signed a term loan agreement for Rs. 5,000 crore with State Bank of India
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State Bank of India Headquarters Mumbai
State Bank of India Tagline The Banker to every Indian
State Bank of India Chairperson Rajnish Kumar

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. US approved sale of two missile defence systems for Air India One for an estimated cost of $190 million
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USA Capital Washington DC
USA Currency Dollar
USA President Donald Trump
  1. Indigenously developed “Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR)” missile system was successfully flight tested in Odisha

3. INS Trikand participated in multinational training exercise “Cutclass Express 2019”

  1. Five-day multinational maritime exercise ‘AMAN-19’ begins in Pakistan
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Pakistan Capital Islamabad
Pakistan Currency Rupee
PakistanPrime Minister Imran Khan
  1. A joint exercise – Exercise Rahat, for disaster relief held in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

6. Indian Army carried out the annual exercise named ‘Exercise Topchi’ in Deolali Camp near Nashik

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Constituency Rajya Sabha, Karnataka
Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. World champion, Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu notched up a gold medal at the EGAT Cup in Thailand
  2. Vidarbha lifted the Ranji Trophy for the second time in a row, defeating Saurashtra by 78 runs at Nagpur
  3. 9th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2019 Begins In Hisar, Haryana
  4. Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) lifted the 9th Senior National Men’s Hockey Championship crown at Gwalior

5. France’s Corentin Moutet clinched Chennai Open ATP Challenger title

  1. 83rd edition of Senior National Badminton Championships begin in Guwahati, Assam.

7. Jamie Chadwick became the first female driver to win the MRF championship

8. Clouded Leopard will be mascot for National Games 2022 in Meghalaya

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person Field
John Dingell US congressman
Albert Finney Oscar nominee and British actor
Mahesh Anand Bollywood Actor
Former England football team goalkeeper Gordon Banks
Chemistry Nobel Prize Winner Manfred Eigen

 

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