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Dexter Academy
11 Feb 2019

Daily Current Affairs – February 09 2019

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NATIONAL

Arunachal Pradesh

  • The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for 7 Extra High Voltage (EHV) Sub-stations and 24 Low Tension (LT) Sub-stations in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.

  • The project is being implemented by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) a ‘Navratna’ Company under Ministry of Power, Government of India.

  • These projects will promote socio-economic and environmental welfare of the people by reducing reliance on Diesel Generating plants in Arunachal Pradesh.

Bihar

Krishi Kumbh

  • In Bihar, Governor Lalji Tandon and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh jointly inaugurated the three -day Krishi Kumbh in Motihari.

Jammu & Kashmir

High-level avalanche Warning

  • A high-level avalanche warning was issued by Snow & Avalanche Study Establishment, Chandigarh in Jammu & Kashmir.

Maharashtra

80% percent of the state’s farmers eligible for PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme

  • Maharashtra Government has informed that about eighty percent of the state’s farmers will be eligible for the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme.

Uttar Pradesh

Mega Food Park at Uttar Pradesh

  • Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal laid foundation stone for M/s Nandvan Mega Food Park Private Limited located in Badawal, Chhata-Barsana road in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.

INTERNATIONAL

Red Cross calls for total ban on nuclear weapons

  • The Red Cross called for a total ban on nuclear weapons, warning of the growing risk that such arms could again be used with devastating effect. The International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched a global campaign to raise awareness about the rising nuclear threat facing the world.

  • The campaign aims to encourage people to lobby their governments to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which has so far been signed by 70 nations and ratified by 21.

SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

Bengal Global Business Summit

  • The West Bengal has received more than two Lakhs 84 thousands 288 crore rupees investment proposals in the Bengal Global Business Summit. The two day long summit ended in Kolkata.

Mega silk event

  • To highlight the growth of silk industry in the country over the last four years, Textiles Ministry is organizing a mega silk event in New Delhi.

SCHEMES

Voter Verification and Information Programme

  • The Election Commission has launched a Voter Verification and Information Programme (VVIP) for verifications of voters’ names, new registrations, changes or corrections in the Voter Id Cards for the upcoming General Elections.

District Business Plan Competition

  • Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu launched two ambitious schemes, the Hirkani Maharashtrachi and District Business Plan Competition in Mumbai.

MOU, AGREEMENTS & CABINET APPROVALS

Punjab approves proposal to make it mandatory for MLAs to declare their immovable properties

  • The Punjab government approved a proposal to make it mandatory for all the 117 MLAs to declare their immovable properties.

APP & WEBPORTAL

DD Arunprabha

  • PM launches DD Arunprabha – a dedicated 24×7 Satellite channel for Arunachal Pradesh.

  • PM lays foundation stone of Film and Television Institute(FTI) and several other projects at Arunachal Pradesh.

PwD App’

  • To enable Divyangs for new registration, change in address and others details for the upcoming General Elections launched.

SPORTS

Leading run-scorer in T20 Format

  • Rohit with 2,288 runs, overtook Martin Guptill, who has 2,272 runs, to become the leading run-scorer in the shortest format of the game.

  • Rohit Sharma now also holds the record for most fifty-plus scores in T20s. His fifty in the second T20 helped him go past Virat Kohli, who has 19.

ATP Chennai Open Challenger tournament

  • In Tennis, the Indian campaign at the ATP Chennai Open Challenger tournament came to an end after Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Sasikumar Mukund losing their respective Singles semi-final matches.

Sofia Open Tennis

  • India’s top doubles pair Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan entered the semi-finals of Sofia Open Tennis in Bulgaria. Sofia Open is a men’s ATP World Tour 250 series tournament played on indoor hard courts in Bulgaria.

IPC lifts Russia’s doping ban

  • The International Paralympics Committee (IPC) said that it will conditionally readmit Russia by next month, lifting a suspension imposed over a doping scandal.

EGAT’s Cup

  • Jeremy Lalrinnunga clinched silver in men’s 67-kilogram category, fetching India’s second medal in the EGAT’s Cup International Weightlifting Championships in Thailand.

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