ILO Centenary Celebrations launched by Labour Minister
On 8th February 2019, The International Labour Organization (ILO) centenary celebrations have been inaugurated by the Union Minister of Labour and Employment, Santosh Kumar Gangwar at V.V. Giri National Labour Institute in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
♦ International Labour Organization is a tripartite organization where labour standards are created. It is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019.
♦ Headquarter: Geneva, Switzerland
♦ Director-General: Guy Ryder
Govt has funded Rs 59 crore for Lion conservation in Gujarat’s Gir
Lions, identified as one of the endangered species by the government, the Ministry of Environment launched a three-year Asiatic Lion Conservation Project in collaboration with the state of Gujarat.
♦ Capital: Gandhinagar
♦ Chief minister: Vijay Rupani
♦ Governor: Om Prakash Kohli
Himalayan Cloud Observatory set up in Tehri
with a motive to forecast and monitor cloudburst incidents in the Himalayan region and help to minimise the damage.
Ladakh declared Jammu & Kashmir’s third administrative division
♦ Capital – Srinagar
♦ Governor – Satya Pal Malik
Indian warship INS Trikand participated in “Cutclass Express 2019”
Held from 27th January to 06th February 2019.INS Trikand, commanded by Captain Srinivas Maddula.
♦ INS Trikand, commanded by Captain Srinivas Maddula, is equipped with a versatile range of sensors and weapons enabling her to address threats in all 3 dimensions – air, surface and sub-surface.
♦ The ship is a part of Indian Navy’s Western Fleet and operates under the Flag Officer Commander-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, headquartered at Mumbai.
♦ Chief of Naval Staff – Admiral Sunil Lanba
Hindi becomes the third high court language in Abu Dhabi
Facebook acquires GrokStyle virtual search start-up to boost AI capabilities
In an attempt to enable users to shop better using Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, Facebook has acquired US-based virtual search start-up, GrokStyle, at an undisclosed amount.
Awards And Recognitions
Mukesh Ambani ranked 1st in Hurun India Philanthropy list 2018
Science And Tech
Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR), indigenously developed missile system successfully flight tested in Odisha
Propulsion-based missile system was successfully flight tested from ITR, Chandipur, Odisha, by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday.
Unlike conventional rockets that carry propellant and oxidizer, Ramjet uses the air as an oxidizer just like a jet engine, and hence, the weight of the fuel required is eliminated.
World Pulses Day celebrated on 10th February 2019.
Miscellaneous Current Affairs
The book “Law, Justice and Judicial Power – Justice P N Bhagwati’s Approach” written by Mool Chand Sharma was launched by the Chief Justice of India, Shri Justice Ranjan Gogoi.