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Current Affairs of 14th February 2019 14 Feb 2019

National News

New Delhi hosted the 3rd Indo-German Environment Forum on 13th Feb
The theme of the forum is “Cleaner Air, Greener Economy”.

Indian Army carried out the annual exercise named ‘Exercise Topchi’
The latest ultra-light Howitzer M-777, self-propelled gun K-9 Vajra and indigenous Swathi weapon-locating radar were demonstrated.
♦ Chief of the Army Staff – General Bipin Rawat

Nation’s first Aqua Mega Food Park commissioned in AP by Harsimrat Kaur
In Andhra Pradesh.
benefit farmers, growers, processors and consumers of Andhra Pradesh and adjoining areas and boost the growth of food processing sector in the state.

International News

Macedonia officially changed its name to North Macedonia
Ending a long-running dispute with Greece, the Republic of Macedonia has officially changed its name to North Macedonia.
North Macedonia
♦ Capital – Skopje
♦ President – Gjorge Ivanov
♦ Capital – Athens

Bank News

NTPC signed a pact with SBI for Rs. 5,000 Crore Term Loan
♦ Chairman & MD – Gurdeep Singh
♦ Headquarters – New Delhi
♦ Chairman – Rajnish Kumar
♦ Headquarters – Mumbai

NITI Aayog signs SoI with MSDF to document Systematic Transformation in Education
NITI Aayog
♦ Chairperson – PM Narendra Modi
♦ Vice Chairman – Rajiv Kumar
♦ CEO – Amitabh Kant

Awards And Recognitions

Bharat Ratna and Padma Awards cannot be used as Titles
Replying to a written question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said that National Awards, such as Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri do not amount to titles within the meaning of Article 18(1) of the Constitution 

Siddhartha Lal won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018
Siddhartha Lal, MD & CEO of Eicher Motors has won the EY Entrepreneur of the year 2018 after transforming Eicher Motors and helping the company resurrect the Royal Enfield motorcycle brand in India and making it a global brand icon.

NFDC declared winner under Miniratna Category by MSME Ministry
National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) in recognition for their work in promoting SC/ST entrepreneurs.
NFDC has funded over 300 films in various Indian languages which have been widely acclaimed and have won many national and international awards.
About NFDC-
♦ Headquarters – Mumbai
♦ Director – Anupama Chopra

Science And Tech

e-AUSHADHI portal launched for Online Licensing System of AYUSH Medicine
Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik launched the e-AUSHADHI portal for online licensing of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drugs and related matters.
It will aid the licensing authority, manufactures and consumers by providing real-time information of the license manufacture and their products, cancelled and spurious drugs, contact details of the concerned authority for specific grievances.


‘Clouded Leopard’ to be Mascot for National Games 2022
Key points
i. Meghalaya will host the 2022 National Games
ii. Clouded Leopard is among the wild cats that live throughout the forests of Garo, Khasi and Jaintia Hills. Clouded Leopard is the state animal of Meghalaya.

Sports Authority of India Won 9th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship (B Division) held in Hisar, Haryana. They defeated Hockey Chandigarh by 4-1 in the final.

The Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB)won the 9th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2019 (A Div), defeating Punjab by 3-2 at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

Russia’s Medvedev clinched Sofia Open Title

Important Days

UNESCO celebrated “World Radio Day” on 13th February
Key Points
This year World Radio is celebrated with the theme of “Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace”.
Headquarters: Place de Fontenoy, Paris, France
♦ Director General: Audrey Azoulay

International Darwin Day celebrated on 12th Feb

Miscellaneous Current Affairs

P Chidambaram’s book “Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India” launched by Hamid Ansari Former Vice President Hamid Ansari 

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