India gets its 4 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters from the US
These are modern heavy lift choppers which have a primary purpose to move troops, artillery, barrier materials, and equipment on the battlefield. Its tandem configuration also provides exceptional handling qualities like to operate in climatic, altitude, and crosswind conditions.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurates Cremica Food Park, the 1st Mega Food Park of Himachal Pradesh
♦ Capital- Shimla
♦ Chief minister- Jai Ram Thakur
♦ Governor-Acharya Dev Vrat
Surging Silk, Mega Event Held in New Delhi
A mobile application e-cocoon was launched during this event to check the quality of silkworm seeds.
Meghalaya government to rename Dikki Bandi stadium after P A Sangma
On February 9, 2019, The Meghalaya Cabinet decided to rename the Dikki Bandi stadium in Tura town after former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno A Sangma.
The centrally sponsored scheme under which income support of Rs 6000/- per year (in 3 instalments) will be provided to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding/ownership of up to 2 hectares
Nepal hosted 2nd Joint Secretary Level Meeting to assess India-Nepal Trade Treaty
The two days 2nd Joint Secretary Level meeting to review the India-Nepal Trade Treaty, inked in 2009 was organized in Pokhara, Nepal on 7th Feb 2019 to deliberate upon various bilateral issues and non-tariff barriers in bilateral trade.
♦ Capital- Kathmandu
♦ Prime Minister- Khadga Prasad Oli
Awards And Recognitions
2019 Grammy Awards:
Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves won the most awards (4 each).
On 8th February 2019, Dolly Parton was conferred with the ”MusiCares Person of the Year”.
For the first time, both “Song of the Year” and “Record of the year” was awarded to a rap song, “This is America”
BAFTA Awards 2019 – “Roma” Film Won Best Picture
72nd British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards ceremony, popularly referred to as BAFTA Awards 2018 was held on 10th February 2019 in Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Appointments And Resigns
African Union elects Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi as its new chairman
Australia spin legend Shane Warne named brand ambassador of Rajasthan Royals
On February 10, 2019, Australia spin legend Shane Warne was entitled as the brand ambassador of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming 12th edition of Indian Premier League(IPL).
Jamie Chadwick becomes the first female driver to win MRF Challenge title in Chennai
Corentin Moutet wins Chennai Open ATP Challenger title by defeating Andrew Harris
11th February declared as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared 11th February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The theme for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019 was “Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth.
World Day of the Sick observed on 11th February