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Current Affairs of 15th February 2019 15 Feb 2019

National News

UNICEF in Maharashtra joined hands with Goa WCD for addressing issues in child protection
UNICEF in Maharashtra joined hands with Goa Women and Child Development (WCD).

Real Estate Conference CREDAI YouthCon 2019 organized by CREDAI 
Annual Youth Conclave of Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India (CREDAI)
Theme:NexGEN – Next Generation

Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s life-size portrait was unveiled at the Central Hall of Parliament by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Universal Old Age Pension scheme has been announced by Bihar Government
Nitish Kumar announced a Universal Old Age Pension scheme, named Mukhya Mantri Vriddha Pension Yojana (MMVPY), irrespective for all caste, community, religion, except for those who are retired from government organizations.
♦ Bihar Governor- Lalji Tandon

PM-Kisan scheme and Annadatha Sukhibhava scheme has been amalgamated by Andhra Pradesh
This move will further allow a fixed amount of Rs. 10,000 per annum to all farmers in the state, irrespective of the size of their land.
Andhra Pradesh
♦ Capital- Amaravati, Hyderabad
♦ Chief Minister- N. Chandrababu Naidu.
♦ Governor- E.S.L. Narasimhan

Jharkhand government has prohibited the Popular Front of India (PFI) in the state to prevent its anti-national tasks and activities, and for keeping alleged association with terror outfits like ISIS.

International News

WHO and ITU issued a new standard for Music Devices to make them safe for listening
Key Points of WHO
♦ Headquarter: Geneva, Switzerland
♦ Director General: Tedros Adhanom
♦ World Hearing Day – 3rd March.

India signed a deal with the US to procure 72,400 Assault Rifles

Bank News

Yes Bank cleared of Divergence charges imposed by RBI
About Yes Bank
♦ Interim CEO- Ajai Kumar
♦ Head Quarter- Mumbai
♦ Tagline- Experience our Expertise

Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Indian Overseas Bank and Bank of Maharashtra were penalised for not following directions set by RBI on monitoring end use of funds
About RBI
♦ Governor – Shaktikanta Das
♦ Headquarters – Mumbai

Awards And Recognitions

Bradley Cooper wins PETA’s ‘Oscat’ award for A Star is Born

Appointments And Resigns

President appointed Sushil Chandra as new Election Commissioner
Sunil Arora as the Chief Election Commissioner and Ashok Lavasa and Sushil  Chandra as fellow commissioners.

Air India reappoints Ashwani Lohani as CMD

Vice Admiral SN Ghormade takes over as the Chief of Staff at Eastern Naval Command

Science And Tech

A new snake species “Hebius lacrima” discovered in Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
♦ Capital: Itanagar
♦ Governor: B.D. Mishra
♦ Chief Minister: Pema Khandu


Derrick Pereira becomes the India U-23 Football team coach


Manfred Eigen, German Nobel Prize winning Chemist, dies age 91

Telugu Film Director, Vijaya Bapineedu, dies at age 83

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