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.
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.
♦ Capital – Skopje
♦ President – Gjorge Ivanov
♦ Capital – Athens
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
♦ 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.
♦ 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
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
UNESCO celebrated “World Radio Day” on 13th February
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