TNPSC Current Affairs 2019 in English 08.02.2019 –Download as PDF

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NATIONAL NEWS

India becomes world’s 2nd largest LPG consumer and importer

India is now the second largest consumer and importer of the LPG in the world. This is attributed to government initiatives to push for cleaner alternatives to traditional cooking fuels such as firewood and cow dung.

Chennai Police Commissioner launches police App ‘DigiCop’ in Chennai

Actor Vijay Sethupathi launched the mobile App ‘DigiCop’ of the Chennai police department at the Commissioner’s office. Using the App, people can track the status of stolen two-wheelers and cell phones.

  • The details of 18,000 stolen mobile phones are stored in the App. Using DigiCop App, people can verify IMEI, report lost two-wheelers and phones, know the nearest police station, police news, and traffic alerts.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Thailand names Siamese fighting fish its national aquatic animal

The government of Thailand has approved the proposal to name Siamese fighting fish as the National Aquatic Animal.The decision for based on the recommendation of the National Identity Committee of Thailand which promotes Thai cultural pride forwarded its endorsement of the fighting fish.

AWARDS

YES Bank Wins Data Science Innovation Award

YES BANK has been announced as the winner of the 9th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Award 2018 for its ‘Yes Engage Enrich Excel (EEE)’ project in data science. YES EEE program is an industry-first analytics tool that aids the Bank’s relationship managers with top three talking points to engage with their customers.

SPORTS

Vidarbha claim 2nd successive Ranji title, beat Saurashtra in final

Defending champions Vidarbha won the 85th Ranji Trophy title, beating Saurashtra by 78 runs in the summit clash in Nagpur. Left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate was the star for Vidarbha, claiming six wickets in his 24 overs in the second innings. He had picked up 5/98 in the first innings.

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