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Current Affairs of 10th February 2019 10 Feb 2019

National News

 

“Swachh Bharat Sanitation Park” inaugurated in Delhi

  • Ms Uma Bharti inaugurated Swachh Bharat Sanitation Park in Delhi.
  • This park has been developed by Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in collaboration with the Environmental Sanitation Institute and Tata Trust.

Government approves construction of over 1.86 lakh more houses under PMAY-Urban

  •  Launched in – June 2015
  •  Objective – To build 20 million affordable houses by March 31, 2022
  •  Administered by – Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Jitendra Singh inaugurates International Conference on Unani Medicine

  • On February 10, 2018, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the two-day International conference on Unani Medicine in New Delhi.
  • .Unani Day will be celebrated on 11th February, to mark the 150th Birth Anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan, an eminent Indian Unani physician/researcher.
  • The theme of this two-day International conference on Unani Medicine is “Integration of Unani System of Medicine in mainstream healthcare”.

 

International News

 

Paisabazaar.com collaborates with Microsoft to build ‘industry first’ technologies

Key Points about  Microsoft:

♦ Founded in – 1975
♦ Headquarters – Washington, US
♦ Current CEO – Satya Nadella

Awards And Recognitions

 

Reliance Industries wins Golden Peacock Award 2017 for CSR
Key Points about Reliance Industries Ltd:
♦ Founded in – 1977
♦ Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
♦ Current Chairman – Mukesh Ambani

Appointments And Resigns

 

Vidit Gujrathi brand ambassador of All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB)
Key Points about All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB):
♦ Established – 1997
♦ Objective – to promote chess among the visually impaired all over India
♦ Headquarters – Mumbai

Muthoot Group Ropes in Amitabh Bachchan as Brand Ambassador
Key Points about Muthoot Group:
♦ Chairman – M.G. George Muthoot
♦ MD – George Alexander Muthoot
♦ Head Office – Ernakulam, Kerala

Sports

First Khelo India School Games organised in New Delhi

  • 1st Khelo India School Games were held in New Delhi from 31st January 2018 to 8th February 2018.
  • The inaugural Khelo India School Games were a part of revamped ‘Khelo India’ Programme, the National Programme for development of sports in India.
  • Anu Kumar of Uttarakhand won the first gold medal of the Khelo India School Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

Olympic Winter Games kick off with colourful ceremony at Pyeongchang

  • On 9th February 2018, the 23rd Olympic Winter Games started with a grand ceremony at Pyeongchang in South 
  • The ceremony was named “Peace in Motion”. The 23rd Olympic Winter Games end on 25th February 2018 with a closing ceremony.
  • Key Points about the International Olympic Committee (IOC):

♦ Headquarters – Lausanne, Switzerland
♦ President – Dr Thomas Bach
 

Obituary

Noted Odia litterateur Chandrasekhar Rath passes away

  • Chandrasekhar Rath was 89 years old. He was a well-known Odia author and poet.
  • He had received the Sahitya Akademi Award and Sarala Award. He was selected for the Padma Shri award this year.
  • He was born on 17th October 1929, in Malpada in Balangir district of Odisha. He was an expert in both fiction and non-fiction. His important works are Yantrarudha, Asurya Upanivesh, Nav Jatak, etc.


 

Miscellaneous Current Affairs

Books and Authors:

Sachin Tendulkar and his wife launch ‘Even When There Is A Doctor’ book

  • Even When There Is A Doctor’ was written by Dr Yashwant Amdekar, Dr Rajesh Chokhani and Krishnan Sivaramakrishnan.
  • This book explains the role of individuals and parents in improving the health of children. It helps parents identify and solve simple problems.

Key Points about Sachin Tendulkar:
♦ Born – 24 April 1973
♦ Role – Batsman
♦ Nickname – God of Cricket, Little Master, Master Blaster 

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