TNPSC Current Affairs 2019 in English 14.02.2019 –Download as PDF

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PULWAMA ATTACK 

On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora (near Awantipora) in the Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The attack resulted in the deaths of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and the attacker. The responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed. A Jaish-e-Mohammed member named Adil Ahmad Dar, a Kashmiri local was identified as the attacker.

NATIONAL NEWS

CCEA approves CLCS-TUS with total outlay of Rs. 2900 crore

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs,CCEA has approved the Credit Linked Capital Subsidy and Technology Up-gradation Scheme (CLCS-TUS) with a total outlay of 2900 crore rupees. The scheme aims at improving the competitiveness of MSMEs by integrating various ongoing schematic interventions aimed at up-grading technology through Credit Linked Capital Subsidy (CLCS).

Bihar govt announces universal old age pension scheme-Mukhyamantri Vridhajan Pension Yojna

Bihar government has announced a universal old age pension scheme – Mukhyamantri Vridhajan Pension Yojna- MVPY for all people above 60 years of age. The scheme will come into force from the 1st of April this year. Except those senior citizens who have retired from government service, all will be eligible for 400 rupees monthly pension irrespective of caste, religion or community.

India’s first Centre for Textiles Trends Forecasting soon in Delhi

In keeping with its status as a major textiles market as well as exporter, India will soon have its first Centre for Textiles Trends Forecasting to be set up in Delhi. The complex of facilities in the centre designed to boost India’s exports would include an Incubation and Innovation Centre designed to aid “design interventions” and incubate textile start-ups, as well as a first of its kind Crafts and Textiles Depository.

5.P Chidambaram book Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India launched by Hamid Ansari

Former Vice President Hamid Ansari launched the new book of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram named “Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India” at Nehru Memorial Museum, New Delhi. The book is a collection of essays on the country’s atmosphere of fear and how the constitutional values are being threatened.
 
Centre introduced the Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill
The government has introduced the Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019 in the Parliament. The Bill aims to arrest the cases of Indian women being trapped in fraudulent marriages with non-resident Indians (NRI). The bill was introduced by the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill proposes to offer greater protection to Indian women married to NRIs and serve as a deterrent to NRIs against harassment of their spouses.
 
INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Macedonia officially changes the name to North Macedonia

The country is formerly known as the Republic of Macedonia officially changed its name to the Republic of North Macedonia, on paper ending a decades-long dispute that should pave the way for NATO membership. 

  • After declaring independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, the country chose the name Macedonia. But that title severely strained relations with neighbor Greece, which also has a region called Macedonia.

Cobra Gold, one of world’s largest multinational military exercises, kicks off in Thailand

One of the world’s largest and longest-running international military exercises officially began in Thailand. The 38th annual Cobra Gold exercise, scheduled to run through Feb. 22, is co-sponsored by the Royal Thai and U.S armed forces.

 
AWARDS
 
Siddhartha Lal won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018
  • Siddhartha Lal, MD & CEO of Eicher Motors won the EY Entrepreneur of the year 2018 after transforming Eicher Motors and helping the company resurrect the Royal Enfield motorcycle brand in India and making it a global brand icon.
  • Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro won the Lifetime Achievement Award for putting the Indian Information Technology industry in the global market and his notable contribution to society as a philanthropist.
  • Other EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 winners in other categories Start-up -Byju Raveendran(BYJU’S) Business Transformation – Kishore Biyani (Future Group) Manufacturing – Nirmal K Minda(Minda Industries) Services -Ritesh Agarwal(OYO Hotels and Homes) Financial Services – Sanjay Agarwal (AU Small Finance Bank) Consumer Products & Retail – Rajesh Mehra(Jaguar Group) Life Sciences & Healthcare -BinishChudgar (Intas Pharmaceuticals) Entrepreneurial CEO – Bhaskar Bhat (Titan Company) Energy, Real Estate & Infrastructure – Atul Ruia(The Phoenix Mills)

SPORTS

Clouded Leopard to be Mascot for National Games 2022

Sports and Youth Ministry in the meeting of Executive Committee of the National Games 2022 chosen the ‘Smiling Clouded Leopard’ to be the Mascot for the National Games 2022. Meghalaya will host the 2022 National Games, which is coinciding with its 50 years of statehood. Clouded Leopard is among the wild cats that live throughout the forests of Garo, Khasi and Jaintia Hills. About Meghalaya ♦ Capital- Shillong ♦ Chief Minister- Conrad Sangma ♦ Governor- Tathagata Roy ♦ Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs- Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
 
 

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