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Saina Nehwal beats PV Sindhu

Saina Nehwal beats PV Sindhu

Updated : 19-Feb-2019 11:25   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Saina Nehwal beat P V Sindhu to retain her women’s singles crown at the 83rd Yonex Sunrise Senior Badminton Nationals on 16 Feb 2019.
• She registered a 21-18 21-15 against P V Sindhu.
• Saina Nehwal won her fourth Senior Nationals title
• It was held in Guwahati.

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World Sustainable Development Summit held

World Sustainable Development Summit held

Updated : 19-Feb-2019 11:23   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• World Sustainable Development Summit 2019 was held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 16 Feb 2019.
• The theme of WSDS 2019 was ‘Attaining the 2030 Agenda: delivering on our promise’.
• Frank Bainimarama, PM of Fiji was honoured with the Sustainable Development Leadership Award 2019 for his outstanding contributions towards sustainable development in Fiji.

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Pulwama attack:India hikes customs duty

Pulwama attack:India hikes customs duty

Updated : 19-Feb-2019 11:16   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• India raised the customs duty to 200% on all goods imported from Pakistan, as a strong action against the Pulwama attack.
• The 2 main items imported from Pakistan are cement and fruits, on which the current customs duty is 7.5% and 30-50% respectively.
• India also revoked the MFN (Most Favored Nation) status to Pakistan after this incidence.

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Odisha CM inaugurated development projects

Odisha CM inaugurated development projects

Updated : 19-Feb-2019 11:16   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurated and laid foundation stones for development projects in Kalahandi district on 16 Feb 2019.
• He inaugurated the Red Medium Irrigation Project which will benefit 79 villages and provide irrigation facility for 8500 hectares of agricultural land.
• Apart from this, he laid foundation stones for 38 development projects and launched 23 projects.

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Argentina President on 3-day visit to India

Argentina President on 3-day visit to India

Updated : 19-Feb-2019 11:15   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• President of Argentina Mauricio Macri arrived in New Delhi on 17 Feb 2019 on a 3-day official visit to India.
• Delegation level talks were held to review progress in bilateral ties and explore new avenues of cooperation.
• The President of Argentina also addressed the Plenary Session of India-Argentina Business Forum.

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Vidarbha won Irani Cup

Vidarbha won Irani Cup

Updated : 19-Feb-2019 11:14   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Vidarbha defended its Irani Cup title on 16 Feb 2019 at the Jamtha Stadium in Nagpur.
• The Irani Cup tournament was conceived during the 1959-60 season to mark the completion of 25 years of the Ranji Trophy championship.
• It is related to cricket.

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Elise Mertens won Qatar open

Elise Mertens won Qatar open

Updated : 19-Feb-2019 11:14   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Belgium’s Elise Mertens claimed the Qatar Open by beating top seed Simona Halep by 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, in tennis.
• This is her first-ever WTA Premier-level crown, and the fifth title of her career overall.
• Mertens is world number 21.

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DEPWD organised conference on DDRS scheme

DEPWD organised conference on DDRS scheme

Updated : 19-Feb-2019 11:13   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• A Regional Conference on Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) was held at Kolkata, West Bengal on 18 Feb 2019.
• It was organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD).
• Under the scheme, every year more than 600 NGOs are provided with financial assistance for running their projects for the rehabilitation of persons with disability.

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IBBI organised 2-day workshop

IBBI organised 2-day workshop

Updated : 19-Feb-2019 11:10   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), organised a 2-day workshop on “Committee of Creditors: An Institution of Public Faith” on 15-16 Feb,19 in Mumbai.
• It was the first of its kind organised jointly with State Bank of India (SBI) & Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA).
• Dr. MS Sahoo (Chairperson-IBBI) & Mr. Rajnish Kumar (Chairman-SBI) were some of the faculty members.

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PM unveiled development projects in Bihar

PM unveiled development projects in Bihar

Updated : 19-Feb-2019 11:09   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• PM Narendra Modi unveiled projects in Barauni on 17 Feb 2019 to boost development in various sectors.
• He laid the foundation stone of Patna Metro Rail Project and inaugurated the Phulpur to Patna stretch of the Jagdishpur-Varanasi Natural Gas pipeline.
• He also inaugurated the 1st phase of River Front Development at Patna and laid foundation Stone for the Karmalichak Sewerage Network.

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President presented Tagore Award

President presented Tagore Award

Updated : 19-Feb-2019 11:09   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The President of India presented the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony on 18 Feb 2019 at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, New Delhi.
• The award was presented to Shri Rajkumar Singhajit Singh; Chhayanaut, and Shri Ram Sutar Vanji for the years 2014, 2015 & 2016 respectively.
• The award was instituted from 2012.
• It is awarded annually and carries an amount of Rs.1 crore, citation, and Plaque.

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PM visited Hazaribagh

PM visited Hazaribagh

Updated : 19-Feb-2019 11:08   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• PM Narendra Modi visited Hazaribagh in Jharkhand on 17 February 2019 to unveil several development projects.
• He inaugurated the Medical Colleges at Hazaribagh, Dumka, and Palamu.
• He also inaugurated 4 Rural Water Supply Schemes in Ramgarh and Hazaribagh districts.
• He e-inaugurated the Only Women Engineering College at Ramgarh.

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PM-SYM scheme implemented

PM-SYM scheme implemented

Updated : 16-Feb-2019 10:37   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) Scheme was implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Employment on 15 Feb 2019.
• The features of the scheme are family pension and minimum assured pension.
• The unorganised workers whose monthly income is Rs 15,000/per month or less and belong to the entry age group of 18-40 years are eligible for the scheme.

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Bradley Cooper won the best director from PETA

Bradley Cooper won the best director from PETA

Updated : 16-Feb-2019 10:34   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Bradley Cooper was awarded the ‘Oscat’ by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
• The animal rights organisation awarded the best director award to Cooper for his enlightened decision to cast his own canine companion in ‘A Star Is Born’.
• PETA is an American animal rights organisation based in Norfolk, Virginia, and led by Ingrid Newkirk, its international president.

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B P Sharma: CMD Pawan Hans

B P Sharma: CMD Pawan Hans

Updated : 16-Feb-2019 10:33   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• B P Sharma was re-employed as the CMD of the state-run helicopter manufacturer Pawan Hans.
• He was the CMD of Pawan Hans earlier in March 2015.
• He will be serving for a period of 5 months.
• Pawan Hans has a fleet of more than 50 helicopters.

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Sushil Chandra became Election Commissioner

Sushil Chandra became Election Commissioner

Updated : 16-Feb-2019 10:31   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman Sushil Chandra as an Election Commissioner.
• The post had fallen vacant after the appointment of the then Election Commissioner Sunil Arora as Chief Election Commissioner.
• Ashok Lavasa is the senior-most Election Commissioner.

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e-AUSHADHI portal launched

e-AUSHADHI portal launched

Updated : 14-Feb-2019 20:22   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Minister of State for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik launched the e-AUSHADHI portal, on 13 Feb 2019 at New Delhi.
• It is launched for online licensing of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drugs and related matters.
• AUSHADHI is an acronym for Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy Automated Drug Help Initiative.

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Ruchira Kamboj: Indian envoy to Bhutan

Ruchira Kamboj: Indian envoy to Bhutan

Updated : 12-Feb-2019 20:21   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Ruchira Kamboj was appointed as the Indian envoy to Bhutan on 11th Feb 2019.
• She is an Indian Foreign Service Officer from the 1987 batch and currently India’s High Commissioner to South Africa.
• She was appointed by the Ministry of External Affairs.

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RBI changes threshold for bulk deposit

RBI changes threshold for bulk deposit

Updated : 12-Feb-2019 20:20   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• RBI has decided to alter the definition of bulk deposits in the recent monetary policy review.
• It has been revised as single deposits of Rs 2 crore and above.
• Final guidelines regarding this will be issued by the end of Feb 2019. Banks have also been asked to maintain their bulk deposit card rates.
• This indicates that the interest rates are expected to go down.

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1st Mega Food park of HP inaugurated

1st Mega Food park of HP inaugurated

Updated : 11-Feb-2019 19:58   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated Cremica Mega Food Park through a video conference on 10 Feb 2019.
• This is the first Mega Food Park of Himachal Pradesh located at Singhain village, Una district.
• The park has been set up at a cost of Rs. 107.34 crores and will provide facilities such as frozen storage, dry warehouse, deep freeze, QC lab, etc.

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Chief of the Air Staff visits Bangladesh

Chief of the Air Staff visits Bangladesh

Updated : 11-Feb-2019 19:57   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Air Chief Marshal, Birendra Singh Dhanoa, Chief of the Indian Air Force, went on a 4-day official visit to Bangladesh from 11-14 Feb 2019.
• He will visit operational and training units of Bangladesh Air Force. This is a bilateral goodwill visit to a SAARC nation.
• He will also meet the PM and Chiefs of 3 defense services in Bangladesh. The visit will increase defence cooperation.

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MoU signed between Mongolia and EIL

MoU signed between Mongolia and EIL

Updated : 11-Feb-2019 19:55   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• An MoU was signed between Mongolia and Engineers India Ltd., on 10th Feb 2019.
• Engineers India Ltd. is a PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
• It has been signed for Project Management Consultancy services for construction of an oil refinery plant in Mongolia by EIL.
• A 1.5 MMTPA greenfield crude oil refinery will be set up in the Sainshand.

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India participated in Berlin Film Festival

India participated in Berlin Film Festival

Updated : 11-Feb-2019 19:55   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Ministry of Information & Broadcasting participated at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019.
• The festival is taking place from 7-17 Feb 2019 at Berlin, Germany.
• India Pavilion has been set up to showcase Indian Cinema at the global platform and facilitate new business opportunities in the Media & Entertainment sector.

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Govt Policies & Schemes (04-09 Feb 2019)

Govt Policies & Schemes (04-09 Feb 2019)

Updated : 11-Feb-2019 09:46   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• An initiative of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Shehri Samridhi Utsav was launched on 4th February 2019.
• Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) App is launched on the Google play store.
• The Cabinet gave its approval to the proposal to launch Prasar Bharati’s ‘Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development’ scheme.
• The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by PM Narendra Modi approved the creation of Agri-Market Infrastructure Fund (AMIF) on 6th Feb 2019.
• The Union Cabinet approved the proposal for Abolition of Institution of Income-Tax Ombudsman and Indirect Tax Ombudsman on 6 Feb 2019.
• A dedicated ‘Asiatic Lion Conservation Project’ was launched by Environment Ministry on 8 February 2019.

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Sports News (04-09 Feb 2019)

Sports News (04-09 Feb 2019)

Updated : 11-Feb-2019 09:44   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Smriti Mandhana has attained number one ranking in the ICC ODI batting rankings.
• Haryana Hammers won the 4th edition of the Pro Wrestling League defeating Punjab Royals by 6-3 in the summit clash.
• Sana Mir from Pakistan became the first Asian woman cricketer to play 100 T20 international matches.
• Ramit Tandon won the final of the Seattle Open, a Squash event by defeating Egyptian Mohamed Al Sherbini on 2nd February 2019.
• Indian opener Smriti Mandhana made the fastest fifty for India in Women’s T20Is.
• Jeremy Lalrinnunga won the silver medal in men’s 67-kilogram category at the EGAT’s Cup International Weightlifting Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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NASA’s first mini-spacecraft goes silent

NASA’s first mini-spacecraft goes silent

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:48   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• NASA has lost touch with the first mini-spacecraft named MarCO CubeSats that ventured into deep space.
• The MarCO CubeSats, nicknamed EVE and WALL-E, were launched in 2018 to test if such low-cost technology can operate in deep space.
• They served as communications relays during the InSight’s Mars landing and have travelled well past Mars.

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IRDAI imposes fine on United India Insurance

IRDAI imposes fine on United India Insurance

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:45   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) imposed a fine of Rs 9 lakh on state-owned United India Insurance Co (UIIC) Ltd for violating certain procedures.
• 3 violations were found during the inspection, of which 2 attracted the fine.
• UIIC is headquartered in Chennai, while IRDAI is in Hyderabad.

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Yes Bank won Data Science Innovation Award

Yes Bank won Data Science Innovation Award

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:44   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Yes Bank was announced as the winner of the 9th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Award 2018 for its ‘Yes Engage Enrich Excel (EEE)’ project in data science.
• Its EEE program is an industry-first analytics tool that aids the Bank’s relationship managers with top 3 talking points to engage with their customers.
• Aegis Graham Bell Award promotes innovations and entrepreneurship in the ICT domain.

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SBI fined by RBI

SBI fined by RBI

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:42   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• RBI slapped Rs 1 crore penalty on SBI, country’s largest lender on 7th Feb 2019 for violating norms.
• RBI levied the penalty in the exercise of powers conferred under Section 47 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
• SBI was charged for not monitoring the end use of funds in respect of one of its borrowers.

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Indirect Tax Ombudsman abolished

Indirect Tax Ombudsman abolished

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:40   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Union Cabinet approved the proposal for Abolition of Institution of Income-Tax Ombudsman and Indirect Tax Ombudsman on 6 Feb 2019.
• The Cabinet was chaired by PM Narendra Modi.
• The Institution of Income-Tax Ombudsman was created in the year 2003 in order to deal with the grievances of public related to the settlement of complaints relating to Income Tax.

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MoU between India and Finland approved

MoU between India and Finland approved

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:38   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Union Cabinet approved the MoU between India and Finland on 6th Feb 2019.
• It will support the creation of long-term Research, Development & Innovation collaboration mechanism and establish and strengthen cooperative network between Indian and Finnish organisations.
• The Cabinet was chaired by PM Narendra Modi and the MoU was signed on March 25, 2018 in Helsinki.

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PM laid the foundation for NH Project

PM laid the foundation for NH Project

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:35   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the four laning of the Falakata-Salsalabari section of NH-31 D in the northern part of West Bengal on 8 February 2019.
• This 41.7 Km long section of the National Highway falls in the Jalpaiguri district.
• It will have 3 railway over bridges, 3 underpasses, 2 flyovers, 17 minor bridges, and 8 bridges.

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PM-KISAN scheme speedy implementation

PM-KISAN scheme speedy implementation

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:35   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Union Minister of Agriculture, Radha Mohan Singh asked all states to support the PM-KISAN scheme.
• Under the scheme, all Small and Marginal farmers (SMF) families having cultivable land up to 2 hectares will be provided income support of Rs.6000 per year.
• The amount will be provided in three equal instalments of Rs 2000 to farmers.

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Chennai Police launches ‘DigiCop’ app

Chennai Police launches ‘DigiCop’ app

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:31   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Chennai Police Commissioner launched ‘DigiCop’ mobile app on 6 February 2019.
• The user can lodge mobile theft complaints using the app and can check if the user’s mobile is in the police list of retrieved mobiles.
• Through the app, the user can also know the traffic condition in the city and also information about nearby police stations.

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NASA: 2018 4th warmest year on record

NASA: 2018 4th warmest year on record

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:29   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The global surface temperatures on the Earth in 2018 were the 4th warmest since 1880.
• This was found in an independent analysis by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
• The global temperatures in 2018 were 0.83 degree Celsius warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean.
• 2018’s temperatures rank behind those of 2016, 2017 and 2015.

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RBI lowered repo rate to 6.25%

RBI lowered repo rate to 6.25%

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:28   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Reserve Bank of India lowered the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25% on 7th February 2019.
• This is the first time in 17 months that the central bank has cut the rate.
• The reverse repo rate, too, was lowered to 6%, and the bank rate to 6.25%.
• The repo rate is the interest rate at which RBI lends to commercial banks.

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Sanjiv Chadha awarded in UK

Sanjiv Chadha awarded in UK

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:27   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The State Bank of India’s UK Chief Mr. Sanjiv Chadha has been honored with the ‘Freedom of the City Of London’.
• The award was given by the city of London Corporation in recognition of his contribution to promoting bilateral relations.
• The previous Indian recipient of the honour is Jawaharlal Nehru, the first PM of India. Other recipients include author J K Rowling and actor Dame Judi Dench.

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Mandhana scored India’s fastest T20I Fifty

Mandhana scored India’s fastest T20I Fifty

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:26   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Indian opener Smriti Mandhana made the fastest fifty for India in Women’s T20Is.
• The left-handed batswoman struck a half-century in just 24 balls.
• She made the history in the 1st T20I against New Zealand at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
• New Zealand’s Sophie Devine holds the record of the quickest half-century in women’s T20Is. She set the record in 2005 against India in just 18-balls.

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Pradeep Singh became Civil Aviation Secretary

Pradeep Singh became Civil Aviation Secretary

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:24   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The government appointed Air India Chief Managing Director and Chairperson Pradeep Singh Kharola as the secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
• Kharola will take over from Rajiv Nayan Choubey.
• He is an IAS officer of Karnataka cadre from the 1985 batch, who was named chairperson of Air India in November 2017.
• Jayant Sinha is the Minister of Civil Aviation.

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Nitin Gadkari laid foundation of NH project

Nitin Gadkari laid foundation of NH project

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:17   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, laid the foundation for 5 National Highway projects of length 632 km in Ayodhya on 8 Feb 2019.
• The estimated cost is Rs. 7195 crore and the project will establish direct connectivity from Ayodhya to Ambedkarnagar and Chitrakoot.
• He will also visit Prayagraj to inaugurate Phase 2 of River Information System on National Waterway-1.

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Ujjwala Utsav observed by Oil industry

Ujjwala Utsav observed by Oil industry

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:15   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Ujjwala Utsav was observed by the Oil industry in New Delhi on 7th Feb 2019.
• It was observed to celebrate the stellar role played by all stakeholders in making PMUY scheme a success.
• PMUY anthem – ‘Ujjwala Bharat Ujjwala’ composed by Kailash Kher was also launched on the occasion.
• The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana aims to provide free cooking gas connections to 80 million families by 2020.

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New Secretary of Ministry Minority Affairs

New Secretary of Ministry Minority Affairs

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:13   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Shri Sailesh assumed the charge as Secretary of Ministry of Minority Affairs on 7th Feb 2019.
• He is an IAS from Assam-Meghalaya Cadre, 1985 batch.
• Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is the Minister of Minority Affairs.

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Suresh Prabhu addresses interactive session

Suresh Prabhu addresses interactive session

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:06   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• An interactive session on the Indo-Africa Strategic Economic Co-operation was held in New Delhi on 6th Feb 2019.
• It was organised by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
• The bilateral trade between Africa and India has increased from $7 billion in 2001 to $78 billion in 2014 and then $60 billion in 2017.
• Suresh Prabhu is the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation.

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US to sell 2 missile defence systems to India

US to sell 2 missile defence systems to India

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 11:05   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The US has agreed to sell its 2 advanced missile defence systems to India at a cost of $190 million for 2 Boeing-777 Head-of-State aircraft.
• This decision will enhance the security of the planes flying the President and Prime Minister.
• The sale will also support the national security and foreign policy of the US. It will also strengthen the US-Indian strategic relationship.

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India’s oldest elephant died at 88

India’s oldest elephant died at 88

Updated : 09-Feb-2019 10:34   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• ‘Granny Dakshayani’, India’s oldest elephant in captivity died at 88 in Kerala.
• She was awarded with the title ‘Gaja Muthassi’ and also took part in the temple processions and rituals for decades.
• India has around 2,454 elephants in captivity as per a survey released last month.

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Suresh Prabhu addressed India-Monaco Forum

Suresh Prabhu addressed India-Monaco Forum

Updated : 06-Feb-2019 09:33   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry addressed the India-Monaco Business Forum in New Delhi on 4th February 2019.
• He said that there is a vast scope of cooperation between Indian and Monaco in various sectors including tourism.
• Bilateral trade between India and Monaco in 2017-18 was USD 3.01 million
• Monaco Capital: Monte Carlo
• Currency: Euro.

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Words Count Festival 2019 held

Words Count Festival 2019 held

Updated : 06-Feb-2019 09:33   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The Words Count Festival 2019 was held in Pune, Maharashtra on 3rd February 2019.
• It is an initiative aimed to bring together speakers from different spheres to share their insights on various pertinent issues.
• This was the second edition of the festival, curated by award-winning author Advaita Kala.
• It featured talks that covered issues such as secularism, nation building, etc.

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Increase in steel export by 16.7% in 2017-18

Increase in steel export by 16.7% in 2017-18

Updated : 06-Feb-2019 09:31   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• The total steel export has seen an increase by 16.7% in 2017-18.
• The export of the finished steel was 8.245 MT in 2016-17 and 9.620 MT in 2017-18.
• The contribution of non-alloy steel segment was 8.727 MT.

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Pope Francis visits UAE

Pope Francis visits UAE

Updated : 06-Feb-2019 09:31   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Pope Francis made his historic visit to UAE on 4th February 2019.
• Francis attended an inter-religious meeting and held Mass at Zayed Sports City.
• Pope Francis becomes first pontiff to visit Arabian Gulf.
• His visit to UAE has highlighted religious freedom.

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Meeting of IORA in Delhi

Meeting of IORA in Delhi

Updated : 06-Feb-2019 09:30   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• A meeting of Indian Ocean Rim Association will be organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Disaster Management Authority in New Delhi on 5-6 February 2019.
• The aim is to help strengthen cooperation in disaster response.
• IORA is an inter governmental organisation which has 22 disaster-prone countries as its members.
• Headquarters: Mauritius
• Founded: 1995

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Air India’s first Flight Simulator ready

Air India’s first Flight Simulator ready

Updated : 06-Feb-2019 09:29   हिंदी में पढ़ें

• Air India’s first ever Flight Simulator, Boeing-747-200 is ready for public view at Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai.
• It was extensively used by the pilots and was manufactured and designed by CAE, Canada.
• It was acquired by Air India in 1980 and was in service for about 21 years.
• A Memorandum of Agreement was also signed between AAI and National Council of Science Museums for worth 2 crores.

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