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CURRENT AFFAIRS OF FEBRUARY 19




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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Hindi is the 3rd most spoken language in the world  after English & Mandarin Chinese 


India ranked 35th in Worldwide Education for The Future Index (WEFFI) 2019, Finland tops


Index Formation
Index is based on 3 categories

  • Policy environment
  • Teaching environment
  • Socio economic environment
The WEFFI report is created by The Economist Intelligence unit and commissioned by Yidan Prize foundation. 

THE’s emerging economies university rankings 2020: India has 11 institutes among world’s top 100 universities, IISC at No. 16Th

Tsinghua University in China has topped the list with the score of 83.8.


BANKING & FINANCE

Gujarat govt signs MoU with SBI to facilitate MSME loans


NATIONAL AFFAIRS


IDSA (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses ) renamed as Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses


Govt plans to doubling of Milk processing capacity to 108 million MT by 2025



India & Norway signs LoI for collaboration on blue economy for sustainable development in New Delhi, India

About Norway:Capital– Oslo
Currency– Norwegian krone
Prime Minister– Erna Solberg



APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS 

Ashraf Ghani wins second term as Afghanistan’s President

About The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan:
Capital- Kabul
Currency- Afghan Afghani
Founded- 1709



Supratim Bandyopadhyay appointed as  PFRDA   (Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority) Chairman


Ex-IAS officers Sanjay Kothari and Bimal Julka to become next Chief Vigilance Officer (CVC) and Chief Information Commissioner (CIC)


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Lithium reserve found in Mandya near Bengaluru

About Karnataka:
Capital- Bengaluru.
Chief Minister (CM)- Bookanakare Siddalingappa Yediyurappa.
Governor- Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala.


India-Russia defence deals set to cross USD 16 billion



GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers ltd.) delivers 4th Anti-Submarine warfare corvette INS Kavaratti to Navy


Pakistan successfully tests nuclear-capable air launched cruise missile Ra’ad-II

with a range of 600 km

About Pakistan:
Capital- Islamabad.
Currency- Pakistani rupee.
President- Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi.
Prime Minister (PM)- Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi.


OBITUARY

Famous journalist M.S. Mani passed away at 79


Veteran Kannada actor Kishori Ballal, passed away at 82


IMPORTANT DAYS

Soil Health Card Day was observed on February 19, 2020

at Suratgarh in Rajasthan, to increase the fertility of the soil.

About SHC scheme: The scheme aims at issuing soil health cards to farmers every 2 years to identify the nutritional deficiencies in the soil. The scheme also ensures additional incomes to the farmers by increase in yields & also promote sustainable farming.


Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy launched Nadu-Nedu scheme for modernising hospitals

CM also launched third phase of YSR Kanti Velugu at a cost of Rs 560 crore under which 56,88,420 elderly would get free eye screening across the state.

About Andhra Pradesh (AP):
Capital- Amaravati.
Governor- Biswabhusan Harichandan.