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Current Affairs of 17th February 2019 17 Feb 2019

National News

Second National Conference on “Sustainable and Environment-friendly Industrial Production” held in New Delhi.

India’s first district cooling system to be built in Amravati
United Arab Emirates (UAE) based international cooling provider, National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed) entered into a 30-year concession with Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) to build India’s first district cooling system in Amaravati, Hyderabad.
 

International News

WHO says Measles cases nearly doubled in 2018
Measles is a viral infection caused by the rubeola virus. It is a highly infectious disease but easily preventable by vaccination.
World Health Organization
♦ Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
♦ Director General- Tedros Adhanom
 

Bank News

JP Morgan became First US Bank with Cryptocurrency

FPI investment cap on corporate bonds lifted by RBI
Key Points of Reserve Bank of India
♦ Headquarter: Mumbai, Maharashtra
♦ Governor: Shaktikanta Das

Awards And Recognitions

AMRUT cities and Municipal Corporations of Raigarh, Ambikapurand Kumbakonam won the top Swachhata Excellence Awards 2019
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 

Eva de Goede from Netherlands and Arthur van Doren of Belgium were titled the International Hockey Federation’s Players of the Year for 2018 on 14th February 2019.

Abdul Aziz Muhamat, a Manus Island refugee, wins international human rights prize
A Sudanese refugee, Abdul Aziz Muhamat, who spent 5 years in the Australian detention centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea

Facts- Martin Ennals Award
The Martin Ennals Award Laureate is selected annually by a jury of 10 of the world’s leading human rights organisations, for demonstrating a deep commitment to human rights, often working under threat of imprisonment, torture, or worse. It is sometimes referred to as the “Nobel Prize for human rights”.

Appointments And Resigns

Dr B. P. Sharma as the new Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of the state-run helicopter manufacturer Power Hans.

Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal from Chandigarh, became the First Indian Woman Flight Engineer of the Indian Air Force(IAF).
About IAF
♦ Chief – Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa

Chandramouli Ramanathan of India was appointed as the Controller, Assistant Secretary-General for Programme Planning, Finance and Budget in the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, on 14th February 2019.
About United Nations
♦ Headquarters- New York, United States
♦ Secretary-General - Antonio Guterres

Tapsee Pannu becomes the brand ambassador of PepsiCo’s Kurkure

Sports

Steyn overtakes Kapil, becomes joint 7th highest Test wicket-taker
In the all-time list of Test cricket.

Obituary

Former Goa Deputy Speaker and writer, Vishnu Wagh, dies aged 53

 

Miscellaneous Current Affairs

Governor of West Bengal, Keshari Nath Tripathi launches book ‘Simplicity & Wisdom’ authored by Mr Dinesh Shahra
The book aims at guiding towards saintly wisdom and leading content and happy life.

A book containing Venkaiah Naidu’s selected speeches released by Pranab Mukherjee

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