TNPSC Current Affairs 2019 in English 06.02.2019 –Download as PDF

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India launches latest communication satellite GSAT-31 onboard European launch vehicle

India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana. Blasting off from Kourou Launch Base at Kouro, the Ariane-5 vehicle-injected GSAT-31 into the orbit in a flawless flight.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) App Launched

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) App has been launched on Google play store. Ayushman Bharat Yojana or Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) is a centrally sponsored scheme; which was launched in the year 2018, under the Ayushman Bharat Mission of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(MoHFW) in the country.

Facebook launches a digital skilling initiative for girls

Focussing on its mission to empower women, social networking giant Facebook launched a digital skilling and mentorship initiative across 5 states in India that would encourage tribal girls to become village-level digital young leaders for their communities.

Google to shut down its Google Plus platform

Google is to shut down its Google Plus platform, which had been originally conceived as a social networking option different from Facebook and Twitter. This announcement was made in December 2018. The reason for the shutdown was prompted by a major security breach, besides the lack of a growth trajectory that Google had anticipated.
The shutdown process has started. The option for users to create new Google+ profiles, pages, communities or events is no longer available, since February 4. The option for using Google+ for comments was removed from Blogger on February 4, and from other sites, it will be removed by March 7. All the Google+ comments will be deleted starting April 2.

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY

Facebook launches a digital skilling initiative for girls

Focussing on its mission to empower women, social networking giant Facebook launched a digital skilling and mentorship initiative across 5 states in India that would encourage tribal girls to become village-level digital young leaders for their communities.

AWARDS

K.Veeramani Award for Social Justice 2018 to P.S. Krishnan

K.Veeramani Award for Social Justice 2018 will be conferred on P.S. Krishnan, former Secretary, Government of India. Dravidar Kazhagam leader Veeramani will felicitate the awardee at a function in New Delhi.

  • About the award: Periyar International Inc., (USA) gives an annual award for outstanding contributions to Social Justice, which is named his honor.

SPORTS

Ramit Tandon Wins Seattle Open

Indian squash player Ramit Tandon defeated Egyptian Mohamed El Sherbini in the finals to win the Seattle Opena PSA challenger squash Tour event. The top-seeded Indian, who rose to his career high ranking of 58 in the latest February list, won his first PSA title in the new year and fourth title overall in his career.

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