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Current Affairs of 13th February 13 Feb 2019

National News

Immediate steps were taken for the Promotion and Protection of Maithili Language and its scripts by the HRD Ministry
About Mithila Language
‘Mithilakshar’ or ‘Tirhuta’ is the script of a broader culture ‘Mithila’. The scripts of the Mithilakshar, Bangla, Assamese, Nebari, Odia and Tibetan are part of the family. The oldest form of Mithilakshar is found in the Sahodara stone inscriptions of 950 A.D.

"Exercise Rahat" concluded in Jaipur on 12th February
On 12th February 2019, Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Exercise `Exercise Rahat´ concluded in Jaipur, Rajasthan. 
It was demonstrated in Jaipur, Kota and Alwar in Rajasthan.

1st LAWASIA Human Rights conference 2019 was held in New Delhi
LAWASIA, in association with the Bar Association of India, hosted its 1st LAWASIA Human Rights Conference in New Delhi with a motive to explore a broad range of human rights issues of relevance in the Asia Pacific region.

Two days Conference on Unani Medicine for Public Health inaugurated at New Delhi
On February 11,2019,Dr. Najma Heptulla, Governor of Manipur, inaugurated the two-day National Conference on Unani Medicine organized by the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) in New Delhi.

Institute of Advanced Virology (IAV) inaugurated in Thiruvananthapuram by Kerala CM
Key Points of Kerala
♦ Capital-Thiruvananthapuram
♦ Chief minister-Pinarayi Vijayan
♦ Governor-P. Sathasivam

Government panel recommended reducing GST on under-construction flats from 12% to 5%

International News

First joint initiative signed between India and Norway to combat Marine Pollution
Key Points of Norway:
Prime Minister – Erna Solberg
Capital– Oslo

Red Cross calls for a ban on nuclear weapons
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a global campaign to raise awareness about the rising nuclear threat facing the world.
Red Cross
♦ Headquarters-Geneva, Switzerland
♦ Founded-1863

World Government Summit’s seventh session held in Dubai
The seventh session of the World Government Summit began on Sunday, 10th February 2019, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Awards And Recognitions

Sanjay Subrahmanyam wins Israel’s Million Dollar Dan David Prize
♦ Capital – Jerusalem
♦ Prime Minister – Benjamin Netanyahu


New Zealand wins the T20I series beating India by 2-1
Records made in this Series:
i. Rohit Sharma, with 2,288 runs broke the record of New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill (2.272 runs) to become leading run-scorer in T20I history.
ii. With 20 fifty-plus scores, Rohit Sharma now holds the record for the highest number of the fifties, going past Virat Kohli who had the record of 19.
iii. Rohit Sharma became the third cricketer to hit 100 T20I sixes after scoring 102 sixes, while Chris Gayle and Guptill both have 103. With this, he also became the first Indian cricketer to smash 100 sixes in a T20I series.
iv. Rohit Sharma’s 349 sixes in international cricket (ODIs, T20I and Tests) has now made the Indian cricketer with most sixes in international cricket.

New Zealand Tour of India’s Women’s Team
Mithali Raj captained the Indian team in ODIs and Harmanpreet Kaur captained the WT20Is. New Zealand Women’s Cricket Team was captained by Amy Satterthwaite.
India won the 3 match ODI series by 2-1
New Zealand women won the 3 match T20 series by 3-0

Important Days

National Deworming day observed on February 8th for the year 2019

National Productivity Council celebrates its Foundation Day on 12th Feb
The theme of this year’s Productivity Day is “Circular Economy for Productivity and Sustainability”.


Miscellaneous Current Affairs

Indian Politician and author, Manish Tewari, launched ‘What Marx Left Unsaid’ – Production of Skills by Means of Skills, authored by Dr Malay Chaudhari, Dr Arindam Chaudhari and Che Kabir Chaudhari at Indian International Centre, New Delhi.

“Let’s Talk On Air: Conversations with Radio Presenters” by Rakesh Anand Bakshi released
On the occasion of World Radio Day (WRD-2019), on February 13, the book titled “Let’s Talk On Air: Conversations with Radio Presenters” has been released. It has been authored by Rakesh Anand Bakshi.

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