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Current Affairs of 26th February 26 Feb 2019

National News

Tamil Nadu CM launched the Virtual learning portal for rural students
(www.tamilnaducareerservices.gov.in) to offer guidance to rural students preparing for competitive exams.
Tamil Nadu
♦ Capital – Chennai
♦ Chief Minister – Edappadi K. Palaniswami
♦ Governor – Banwarilal Purohit

12th Aero-India 2019 held in Bangalore
The theme of the event was “‘Runway to a Billion Opportunities”

PV Sindhu became the first woman to co-pilot Tejas

PM Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme in Gorakhpur
The scheme will provide Rs 6,000 per year to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding/ownership of up to 2 hectares. The amount will be given in three instalments of Rs 2,000 each.

33rd GST Council meeting chaired by Arun Jaitley in New Delhi

Ashwini Kumar Choubey in the presence of Amitabh Bachchan, the goodwill ambassador for hepatitis, WHO South-East Asia Region, launched the “National Action Plan – Viral Hepatitis” in Mumbai.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath launched the State Government’s flagship scheme ‘Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana’ that guarantees 100 days of employment every year to urban youth from Economically Weaker Sections(EWS).
Under the scheme, Rs 4,000 stipend per month during 100 days of the period, would be given to the youth and they will also be given skill development training in order to become independent.
Each youth enrolled under the scheme will get total Rs 13,500 for the 100 days period.
Only those youths, whose family’s annual income is less than Rs 2 lakh and who are in the age group of 21-30 years, are eligible for the scheme.


International News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with Seoul peace prize in the 14th Edition of Seoul Peace Prize Ceremony.

2019 Passport Index: India at 67th & UAE in Top
Top 3 Countries:

Government released draft e-commerce policy
That provides setting up a legal and technological framework for restrictions on cross-border data flow and also laid out conditions for businesses regarding collection or processing of sensitive data locally and storing it abroad.

Awards And Recognitions

The 91st Academy Awards (commonly known as Oscars), presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
India-set short film, “Period- End of Sentence”, a short documentary film based on mensuration won the Oscar for “Best Documentary Short” category. It is directed by Iranian-American film director, Rayka Zehtabchi.
”Black Panther”  became the first superhero film to win “Best Original Score”.
”Roma” created history by becoming the first Mexican feature to win “Best Foreign Film” Oscar.


Science And Tech

Scientists discovered exo planet named ‘hot Earth’ that orbits its star in just 11 hours.
Exoplanet ‘hot Earth’ is rocky in composition and only about fifty light-years away from its star. The planet has a radius of about 1.3 Earth-radii.

Himachal Pradesh government declared Monkeys as vermin.
Vermin are pests or wild animals that are believed to be harmful to crops, farm animals, or game, or which carry disease.


Sri Lanka became the first ever Asian team to win Test Series in South Africa
Kusal Perera of Srilanka was given the Man of the Series award.

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)’s disciplinary committee has banned the English Premier League club, Chelsea.

Rashid Khan became the first bowler in T20I history to pick 4 wickets in 4 balls.



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