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  • China bars travellers from Tibet till 1st April

    February 21, 2019
    China is barring foreign travellers from Tibet over a period of several weeks that includes a pair of sensitive political anniversaries questioning the legitimacy of Beijing’s rule over the Himalayan region.
    It is reported that the foreign tourists would not be allowed back into Tibet until April 1. It’s not clear when the ban started, although some monitoring groups said it began from the month of February.
    The ban was confirmed by the online customer service portal of... Read More

    Putin threatened Western capitals with new missiles

    February 21, 2019
    Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to deploy new missiles against Western capitals while addressing the nation. It aimed at boosting falling approval ratings. This threat against Washington comes after the collapse of a key Cold War-era treaty, that accused Moscow of developing new weapons that violated the treat.
    The U.S. and Russia raised fears of a new arms race when U.S. announced that they were pulling out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, a 1987 deal... Read More
    Category: International

    Swine flu deaths reached 377 across India

    February 21, 2019
    Swine flu deaths reached 377 across India. The number of those infected by the flu has crossed 12,000. Rajasthan reported the highest number of cases (3,508) and fatalities (127).
    The governments of the states most affected by the virus have now issued advisory to control the pandemic. The swine flu virus is harbored in pigs but transmitted through the inhalation of contaminated droplets of moisture or through contact with a contaminated surface and a person’s eyes, nose or... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Vietnam to host high-profile meet to be held on 27 and 28th February

    February 21, 2019
    Kim Hyok-chol, Pyongyang’s special representative to the U.S., arrived in Hanoi with a North Korean delegation ahead of a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un on February 27-28.
    Mr. Kim Hyok-chol is to meet with his U.S. counterpart Stephen Biegun, who is heading to Hanoi, later in the week to lay the groundwork for talks between Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim in the Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital.
    Category: International

    Five MoUs, agreements signed between India and Saudi Arabia

    February 21, 2019
    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and India’s PM Narendra Modi signed 5 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs)/Agreements: 1. Investing in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund between the Government of India and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 2. Cooperation on broadcasting between Prasar Bharati and Saudi Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) for exchange of audio visual programme. 3. MoU in the field of tourism and National Heritage. 4. Framework... Read More

    PM Modi inaugurated supercomputer 'PARAM Shivay' at IIT-BHU

    February 21, 2019
    Supercomputer named 'PARAM Shivay' of 833 teraflop capacity is built for 32.5 crore, at IIT-Banaras Hindu University (BHU). It will include 1 peta byte secondary storage. It was built under the 4,500-crore National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), under which 73 supercomputers would be installed. India’s first supercomputer called PARAM 8000 was launched in 1991.

    Maldives ex-president Abdulla Yameen arrested for money laundering

    February 21, 2019
    He had taken bribes amounting to $1.5 million, ahead of his re-election bid. He is accused of receiving US$1 million ($1.4 million) of government money through a private company, SOF Private Limited, which has been implicated in a corrupt deal to lease tropical islands for hotel development.
    Category: International

    Bernie Sanders announced to run for US presidential election again in 2020

    February 21, 2019
    Bernie Sanders (77-year-old), a self-described democratic socialist, is an independent Senator from Vermont. He had lost the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2016 to former US State Secretary Hillary Clinton. The 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled to be held on November 3, 2020 and will be the 59th quadrennial U.S. presidential election.
    Category: International

    RBI warns of mobile data theft by AnyDesk app

    February 21, 2019
    Once installed, AnyDesk app reportedly generates a nine-digit code and seeks users' permission to access phone controls on inserting it. It then allegedly steals confidential data to process fraudulent transactions via payments apps. About AnyDesk: 'Anydesk' is a remote control application. It works to connect one device to another device.
    Category: Banking & Finance

    LCA Mark I Tejas got its FOC certification

    February 21, 2019
    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's (HAL)'s Mark I (MkI) Tejas, the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) designed and developed in India has got its FOC certification.
    The FOC or Final Operational Clearance certifies that the world’s lightest fighter plane is ready for use. LCA-MkI would soon be inducted into the IAF. Indian Air Force (IAF): ♦ Founded on: October 1932 ♦ Headquarters: New Delhi ♦ Chief of the Air Staff (CAS): Air Chief Marshal Birender... Read More

    Centre approved a recapitalization package of Rs.48,239 crore for 12 PSBs

    February 21, 2019
    The Centre has approved a recapitalization package of Rs.48,239 crore for 12 public sector banks.
    Till now 12 banks are under the purview of the PCA framework.
    It aims to bring the better-performing banks now in the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) category out of the restrictive framework, help those that had come out of the PCA to stay out of it, equip non-PCA banks to meet regulatory requirements, and help the PCA banks to meet their requirements. The 12 banks under the purview of PCA... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Seventh Strandja Memorial Tournament held in Sofia, Bulgaria

    February 21, 2019
    Russia topped the medals tally with 9 medals (5 Gold and 4 Bronze), followed by India at 2nd rank with 7 medals (3 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze) and USA at 3rd with 8 medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 5 Bronze). Asian Games Gold medallist, Amit Phangal, claimed a second successive Gold by defeating Kazakhstan’s Temirtas Zhussupov by pulling off a dominating 5-0 triumph in the Men’s 49 KG category. Former junior world champion, Nikhat Zareen (Women’s 51 KG) and Meena Kumari Devi... Read More
    Category: Sports

    PayU India appoints Reliance Payments executive Anirban Mukherjee as CEO

    February 21, 2019
    Anirban Mukherjee, presently the co-chief executive of Reliance Payments has been appointed as the CEO of PayU India. The urgent responsibilities at hand would be the management of $100 million worth of business, witnessing a growth rate of 30% currently, formulating investment plans and gauging potential technological partnerships.
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Regional Conference on Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation scheme (DDRS)organised by DEPwD at Kolkata, West Bengal

    February 21, 2019
    A regional conference on ‘Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS)’ was organised in Kolkata, West Bengal. DDRS is a scheme implemented by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Programme Implementing Agencies (PIAs), mostly NGOs and state government representatives from 13 Eastern and North-Eastern states of India-West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    International Vision Zero Conference to promote Occupational Safety and Health inaugurated in Mumbai, Maharashtra

    February 21, 2019
    ‘International Vision Zero Conference’ was inaugurated in Mumbai, Maharashtra to promote occupational safety and health. The Conference was organized by Directorate General Factory Advice and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI), Ministry of Labour and Employment, German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Germany along with Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and International Social Security Association – Manufacturing, Construction and Mining. It was inaugurated by Shri Heeralal... Read More

    Kerala Police inducts India's first humanoid robot officer

    February 21, 2019
    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inducted India's first humanoid robot 'KP-BOT', gendered female, into the Kerala Police force at the rank of Sub-Inspector (SI). It'll receive the visitors & direct them to different places according to their needs. About Kerala: Capital: Thiruvananthapuram Chief minister: Pinarayi Vijayan It is the Land of Coconut Trees And Backwaters. Kerala has the highest literacy rate in India.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Eighth World CSR Congress 2019 in Mumbai

    February 21, 2019
    World Corporate Social Responsibility Congress (World CSR Congress 2019) is one of the admired meetings which promote Entrepreneurship, Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Social Development. 8th World CSR Congress held between Feb 17 and Feb 18, 2019, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was attended by participants from 33 countries to encourage the efforts of individuals and organizations. The theme of the year 2019 is ‘Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)’ to focus on corporate... Read More
    Category: International

    Textiles Minister Launches four projects in North East for the development of Silk Sector

    February 21, 2019
    Four projects for the development of Silk sector were launched by Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani via video-conferencing,in the North-East. She also inaugurated new office buildings of the Weavers’Service Centre (WSC)in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, and Kannur, Kerala. The projects launched are: Muga silk seed production centre in Tura, Meghalaya, taken by the Central Silk Board for implementation under the Integrated Sericulture Development Project in order to establish seed... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, launched SWAYATT in New Delhi

    February 21, 2019
    Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation launched SWAYATT in New Delhi. SWAYATT-an initiative to encourage Start-ups, Women and Youth Advantage Through eTransactions on Government e-Marketplace (GeM). It aims at creating a conducive atmosphere for interaction between key stakeholders within our entrepreneurial ecosystem and Government e-Marketplace which is the national procurement portal.  A Startup Runway which is an initiative under the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Eco Circuit Project in Kerala inaugurated by K.J. Alphons

    February 21, 2019
    K.J. Alphons, Union Minister for Tourism inaugurated the project ‘Development of Eco Circuit: Pathanamthitta – Gavi – Vagamon – Thekkady’ under the Swadesh Darshan scheme of Ministry of Tourism at Vagamon, Kerala. .About Ministry of Tourism: Formed: 1967 Headquarters: New Delhi Minister responsible: Alphons Kannanthanam It is responsible for the formulation and administration of the rules, regulations and laws relating to the development and promotion of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Spain conferred with 'Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit' to Sushma Swaraj

    February 21, 2019
    Spanish Government presented this award to India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in recognition of India's support in evacuating 71 Spanish nationals during April 2015 Nepal earthquakes. The Operation Maitri (Hindi word for Amity and Friendship) was a rescue and relief operation in Nepal launched by the Modi government and Indian armed forces in the aftermath of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake. About Spain: Capital: Madrid Currency: Euro Prime Minister: Pedro... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Cabinet approves 3 percent hike in Dearness Allowance for central govt employees

    February 21, 2019
    Dearness Allowance (DA) to central government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners has been increased from 9% to 12% with effect from January 1, 2019. This move will benefit 48.41 lakh central government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners. The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs 9,168.12 crore per annum and Rs 10,696.14 crore in 2019-20 (for a period of 14 months from January 2019 to February 2020). Previously, the Cabinet had increased dearness... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Union Minister Rathore presented Seventh National Photography Awards

    February 21, 2019
    The 7th National Photography Awards were presented by Union Minister of State (IC) for Information & Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore. The seventh edition of National Photography Awards was organized at National Media Centre in New Delhi. The theme for the Professional category was "Women-led Development" and Amateur category was "Fairs and Festivals of India". Lifetime Achievement Award - Shri Ashok Dilwali Professional Photographer of the Year - Shri SL Shanth... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Odisha government launched KALIA Chhatra Bruti scholarship

    February 21, 2019
    The government of Odisha has launched the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) Chhatra Bruti scholarship for the children of farmers.
    The Scholarship is under the KALIA, a scheme for financing farmers in Odisha.
    Eligibility for the Scholarship ♦ Students should be the children of KALIA beneficiaries  ♦ They should be studying in government professional colleges on merit. The government has launched the 'KALIA Chhatra Bruti'... Read More
    Category: Schemes



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