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February 2019 Current Affairs

Current Affairs 28 March 2019 Digest 3: Top Cabinet Approvals

Mar 28, 2019
The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of the Biomedical Research Career Programme beyond its initial 10-year term from 2008-09 to 2018-19 to a new five year phase from 2019-20 to 2023-24.

States’ Budget 2019: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma presents Tax-Free Deficit Budget for 2019-20

Mar 13, 2019
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, who also holds the finance portfolio of the state, presented the budget 2019-20 on March 12, 2019.

PM-KISAN Scheme: Over 2 crore small & marginal farmers benefitted so far

Mar 8, 2019
On the launch day itself, the first instalment of Rs 2,000 was directly credited to the bank accounts of selected beneficiary farmers. Around 12 crore farmers are expected to benefit from PM-KISAN.

Exercise Sampriti 2019: India-Bangladesh joint military exercise begins

Mar 4, 2019
In addition to understanding each other in tactical level operations, the exercise also lays emphasis on greater cultural understanding to strengthen military trust and cooperation between the two nations.

30 Most Important Current Affairs of February 2019

Mar 2, 2019
Jagranjosh.com brings to you February 2019 monthly recap that summarises the top current affairs of the month, covering topics such as Geneva Convention, Most-Favoured Nation status, Personal Laws (Amendment Bill), 2018, PM-KISAN, Seoul Peace Prize 2018, Vande Bharat Express, Padma Awards 2019, National War Memorial, Oscars 2019 and Chabahar port among others.

Union Cabinet approves National Policy on Software Products 2019

Mar 1, 2019
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the National Policy on Software Products 2019 to develop India as a Software Product Nation.

Union Cabinet approves National Mineral Policy 2019

Mar 1, 2019
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved National Mineral Policy 2019. The New National Mineral Policy will ensure more effective regulation and will lead to sustainable mining sector development in future.

NASA to launch new mission to study space weather from ISS

Feb 28, 2019
NASA has selected a new mission that will help scientists understand and ultimately, forecast the vast space weather system around the Earth. The mission will investigate how waves in the lower atmosphere, caused by variations in the densities of different packets of air, impact the upper atmosphere.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 February 2019

Feb 28, 2019
The Geneva Conventions are a set of international treaties agreed to between 1864 and 1949 that establish the standards of international law for humanitarian treatment in case of war. The conventions ensure that warring nations conduct themselves in a humane way with non-combatants such as civilians and medical personnel, as well as with prisoners of war.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 February 2019

Feb 28, 2019
The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Geneva Convention, National Science Day and Indian Railways among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 28 February 2019

Feb 28, 2019
The Income Tax Department on February 28, 2019 said that it will only issue refunds via e-mode into bank accounts of taxpayers which are linked with PAN. Those who have not linked their PAN with their bank account should provide it to their home bank branch and also validate this over the e-filing website of the IT Department.

Nitin Gadkari to launch project to connect Ring Road-DND Junction with Delhi-Mumbai Expressway

Feb 28, 2019
This National Highway project connecting Ring Road-DND Junction with Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is in addition to the other nine projects being implemented for decongesting Delhi-NCR region.

Tribal Affairs Minister launches MSP for Minor Forest Produces

Feb 28, 2019
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is now scaling up the Van Dhan Scheme and is ready to extend it to all tribal districts of the country in phases starting with the aspirational districts with substantial tribal population.

Geneva Convention: How will it help India bring back captured IAF Pilot?

Feb 28, 2019
During aerial combat with Pakistani fighter jets on February 27, India lost one of its MiG-21 aircraft. The fighter jet was shot down in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and its pilot, an Indian Air Force Wing Commander was taken into custody by Pakistan.

Trump-Kim Vietnam Summit: President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam

Feb 28, 2019
The first Trump-Kim Summit was held in Singapore on June 12, 2018. During the first historic delegation level talks, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a historic agreement.

National Science Day 2019 observed; Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize conferred

Feb 28, 2019
On the occasion of National Science Day 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 to the awardees.

SHREYAS: Union HRD Ministry launches Scheme to provide apprenticeship opportunities to graduates

Feb 28, 2019
The scheme will be implemented by the Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) initially in the Banking Finance Insurance Services (BFSI), Retail, Health care, Telecom, Logistics, Media, Management services, ITeS and Apparel. More sectors would be added over time with emerging apprenticeship demand.

Indian Railways launches new facility; Rail passengers can now view reservation chart, vacant berths online

Feb 28, 2019
The public viewing of train charts and vacant berths will facilitate the prospective passengers in getting the information of the vacant berths available in the train after chart preparation.

Government brings 42 non-scheduled cancer drugs under price control

Feb 28, 2019
The Union Government has brought 42 non-scheduled anti-cancer drugs under price control, capping trade margin at 30 per cent, which would reduce their retail prices by up to 85 per cent. The revised prices shall come into effect from March 8, 2019.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 27 February 2019

Feb 27, 2019
27 February 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like Trump-Kim Vietnam Summit, 22nd AIIMS in Haryana and India's attack on Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp among others.
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