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Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
February 24 Central Excise Day
February 28 National Science Day Science for people and people for science

Current Affairs: National

  1. Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry launched Operation Digital Board provide better digital education in schools
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Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD)  

Prakash Javadekar

Constituency Madhya Pradesh, Rajya Sabha
  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the National War Memorial near India Gate in New Delhi
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Chief of Indian Army Bipin Rawat
Vice Chief of Indian Army Devraj Anbu
  1. Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey launches national programme to eliminate viral hepatitis
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Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey
Constituency Buxar, Bihar
  1. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal launched Rail Drishti Dashboard to keep people informed about ongoing Railway works in New Delhi
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Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal
Constituency Rajya Sabha, Maharashtra
  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiledworld’s largest Bhagwad Gita prepared by ISKCON Temple devotees in New Delhi

Current Affairs: International

  1. A small brown rat of northern Australia is the world’s first mammal to become extinct due to climate change
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Australia Capital Canberra
Australia Currency Australian dollar
Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison
  1. Zimbabwe banks start trading new currency RTGS dollar
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Zimbabwe Capital Harare
Zimbabwe Currency Dollar
Zimbabwe Prime Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa

Current Affairs: State

  1. Telangana to give Rs. 25 lakh each to families of Pulwama martyrs
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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao
Telangana Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan
  1. Odisha to provide free sanitary napkins to 17 lakh girl students
  2. Union Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurated a “Skill Saathi Youth Conclave in Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  3. Odisha cabinet approved State Film Policy 2019
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Odisha Capital Bhubaneswar
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal
  1. Punjab to build Jallianwala memorial with soil from its 13,000 villages
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Punjab Capital Chandigarh
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh
Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore
  1. Maharashtra government sets up transgender welfare board
  2. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis increased the bonus for paddy cultivation from 200 to Rs. 500 per quintal
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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Governor Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao
  1. Bihar 1st state to deploy dog squad to check liquor smuggling
  2. Bihar government approved 10 % quota for weaker sections in general category
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Bihar Capital Patna
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon
  1. Madhya Pradesh government launched‘Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana’
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Madhya Pradesh Capital Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben patel
  1. Tamil Nadu became the first state in the country to get a second Coast Guard district headquarters at Thoothukudi
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Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palanisamy
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit

12. Delhi government presents Rs. 60,000 crore budget for 2019-20.

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New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejiriwal
New Delhi Governor Anil Baijal

 

  1. Assam launched PRANAM Commission to protect parents of government employees
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Assam Capital Dishpur
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi
  1. Andhra Pradesh gets new railway zone called ‘South Coast Railway’ in Vishakhapatnam
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Andhra Pradesh Capital ‎Amaravati
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu
Andhra Pradesh Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) hiked the interest rate on employees’ provident fund by0.1% to 8.65%
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Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) Headquarters New Delhi
Union Labour Minister Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar
  1. The government approved the infusion of Rs. 48,239 crore in 12 public sector banks to help them meet regulatory capital requirements
  2. Foreign direct investment during April-December 2018-19 falls 7% to USD 33.49 billion
  3. ICICI Lombard, a private general insurer, ties up with AnyTimeLoan.in (ATL), a peer-to-peer lending platform, to provide insurance cover for the latter’s lenders and borrowers.
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ICICI Lombard Headquarters Mumbai
ICICI Lombard CEO Bhargav Dasgupta
  1. Syndicate Bank to bring down NPA in the current year
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Syndicate Bank Headquarter Manipal
Syndicate Bank Tagline Faithful Friendly Bank
Syndicate Bank CEO Mrutyunjay Mahapatra
  1. RBI to soon put into circulation Rs. 100 bank notes in new series

7. RBI removed Allahabad Bank, Corporation Bank, Dhanlaxmi Bank from PCA framework

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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
  1. Kotak Mahindra Bank has raised the limit on total shareholding of foreign institutional investors and foreign portfolio investors in the company to 45 percent from 43 percent.
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Kotak Mahindra Bank Headquarters Mumbai
Kotak Mahindra Bank Tagline Let’s make money simple
 Kotak Mahindra Bank CEO Uday Kotak
  1. India’s fiscal deficit during April-January stood at Rs. 7.7 lakh crore or 121.5% of the budgeted estimate of Rs 6.24 lakh crore for 2018-19
  2. Bank of Baroda has tied up with Germany’s KfW Development Bank for funding of USD 113 million to refinance solar projects
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Bank of Baroda Headquarters Vadodara
Bank of Baroda CEO P. S. Jayakumar
Bank of Baroda Tagline India’s International Bank
  1. ICICI Bank introduced super-premium credit card Emeralde
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ICICI Bank Headquarters Mumbai
ICICI Bank MD and CEO Sandeep Bakhshi
ICICI Bank Tagline Hum Hain Na!
  1. IDBI Bank and Life Insurance Corporation of India have signed a bancassurance agreement
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IDBI Bank Headquarters Mumbai
IDBI Bank MD and CEO B Sriram
IDBI Bank Tagline Banking For All, Aao Sochein Bada.
  1. DCB Bank launched Open Banking for gen-next banking solutions
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DCB Bank Headquarters Maharashtra
DCB Bank CEO Murali M. Natrajan
DCB Bank Tagline We Value You

Current Affairs: Business

  1. Adani Group wins bids to operate five Airports for 50 years. The Airports are Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Lucknow, Mangaluru and Jaipur airports

Current Affairs: Appointments

India’s Boxing Chief Ajay Singh President of the Foundation Board for Better Boxing of  AIBA
Justice DK Jain First Ombudsman for BCCI
Tarun Sridhar ( Secretary of Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying ) Secretary, Department of Fisheries
Reema bint Bandar First female  Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States.
Indra Nooyi Amazon board of directors
Muhammadu Buhari Re-elected as Nigerian President

Current Affairs: Resignation

Mohammad Javad Zarif Iranian Foreign Minister

 

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

  1. PV Sindhu becomes first woman to co-pilot Made-In-India Tejas at Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru

2. Playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar to be honoured with META lifetime achievement award

Oscar Awards 2019

  • 91st Academy Awards (Oscars) has been announced at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood& Highland Center, the USA.
  • Rami Malek won the Best Actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody”, Olivia Colman won Best Actress for ‘The Favourite’ and Filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron won the Best Director award for ‘Roma’ at the 91st Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
Category Winner
Best Picture Green Book
Best Actor in a Leading Role Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Actress  in a  Leading Role Olivia Colman for The Favourite
Best Actor  in a Supporting Role Mahershala Ali for Green Book
Best Actress  in a Supporting Role Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk.
Best Animated Feature Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse
Best Cinematography Alfonso Cuarón for Roma
Best Costume Design Ruth Carter for Black Panther
Best Directing Alfonso Cuarón for Roma
Best Documentary Feature Free solo
Best Documentary Short Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton for Period. End of Sentence
Best Film Editing John Ottman for Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Foreign Language Roma (Mexico)
Makeup & Hairstyling Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia Dehaney for Vice
Best Music Original Score Ludwig Goransson for Black Panther
Best  Music Original Song Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt for SHALLOW  from A Star Is Born
Best Production Design Hannah Beachler (Production Design); Jay Hart (Set Decoration) for Black Panther
Best Short Film Animated Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb for Bao
Best Short Film Live Action Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman for Skin
Best Sound Editing John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone for Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Sound Mixing Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali for Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Visual Effects Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm for First Man
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee for  Blackkklansman
Best Writing (Original Screenplay) Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly for Green Book

 President Conferred ‘Gandhi Peace Prize’

YEAR AWARDEES LOCATED AT FIELD
2015 Vivekananda Kendra KANYAKUMARI, TN Rural Development, Education and Development of natural resources.
2016 Akshaya Patra Foundation and Sulabh International BENGALURU, KARNATAKA 1.For Providing mid-day meals to millions of children across India

2. Sulabh International for its contribution in improving the condition of sanitation in India and emancipation of manual scavengers

2017 Ekal Abhiyan Trust KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL  For Providing Education for Rural and Tribal Children in remote areas pan India, Rural Empowerment, Gender and Social Equality
2018 Yohei Sasakawa

(Goodwill Ambassador of the World Health Organisation for Leprosy Elimination)

 

Japan His contribution in Leprosy Eradication in India and across the world.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award for G.R. Karthikeyan

  • R. Karthikeyan, father of India’s first Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan,was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award and Raghul Rangasamy was named the Upcoming Motorsports Person of the Year and received the Raymond Gautam Singhania Trophy at the FMSCI Annual Awards in Mumbai
  • FIA president Jean Todt was the chief guest and handed over the awards.

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. NITI Aayog organized the conference on Future of Indian Banking
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NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar
  1. Health Minister JP Nadda inaugurated the 4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit in New Delhi

Current Affairs: Science and Technology

1.  Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated India’s first humanoid police robot KP-BOT

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Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala Governor P. Sadasivam
  1. SpaceX launches world’s first private Moon lander for Israel
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Israel Capital Jerusalem
Israel Currency Israeli new shekel
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  1. NASA launched website to check daily weather on Mars
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NASA Headquarters Washington, D.C., United States
NASA Head Jim Bridenstine
  1. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch an electronic intelligence satellite ‘Emisat’ for the DRDO in March.
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ISRO Headquarters Bangalore
ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. BEL signs Teaming Agreement with Hughes India for Helicopter SATCOM solutions
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BEL headquarters Bengaluru, Karnataka
Chairman and Managing Director M V Gowtama

2. India, Sri Lanka signed MoU to establish business centre for ICT incubators in Jaffna

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Sri Lanka Capital Colombo, Jayawardenepura Kotte
Sri Lanka Currency Sri Lankan rupee
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

3.    MoUs signed between India and South Korea

  • MoU on release of commemorative postal stamp on Queen Hur (Suriratna)
  • MoU on Start-up Cooperation
  • MoU between Korean National Police Agency and MHA on Combating Transnational Crime And Developing Police Cooperation
  • MoU between Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) and Prasar Bharti on Cooperation in Broadcasting
  • MoU between National Highways Authority of India and Korea Expressway Corporation
  1. IIT-Madras has entered into an agreement with Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) to address public health issues
  2. FCI Aravali Gypsum and Minerals India Limited (FAGMIL) signed MoU with Himachal Pradesh Government to establish a white cement plant project

Current Affairs: Defence

1.  DAC approved acquisition of defence equipment worth Rs. 2700 crore

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Constituency

Rajya Sabha, Karnataka

  1. India-Bangladesh Joint Military Exercise ‘Sampriti 2019’ to be held in Bangladesh
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Bangladesh Capital Dhaka
Bangladesh Currency Thaka
Bangladesh Prime Minster Sheikh Hassina
Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid

Current Affairs: Book

  1. 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

  1. Sri Lanka first ever Asian team to win Test series in South Africa
  2. Manpreet Pawar named Player of the Year 2018 by Asia Hockey
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Asian Hockey Federation Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Asian Hockey Federation President Abdullah of Pahang
  1. 21-year-old Mayank Markande becomes India’s 79th T20I cricketer
  2. Indian Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta finished with 7.5 points to win the Cannes International Open
  3. India’s Tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran achieved his career-best ranking, rising three places to 94th in the latest list.
  4. Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya was handed a two-year ban from all forms of cricket by the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption code
  5. Chris Gayle has become the first ever batsman to smash 500 sixes in international cricket and the second batsman to slam 300 ODI sixes

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person Field
Raj Kumar Barjatya Bollywood film producer
Pratik Choudhury Bengali singer and music composer
Rajendran Tamil Nadu, sitting Lok Sabha member from AIADMK
Kodi Ramakrishna Veteran Telugu film director

 

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