Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 February 2019

United States President Donald Trump will hold the second summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on February 27-28, 2019 as part of his administration's ongoing endeavours to denuclearise North Korea.

Feb 27, 2019 17:30 IST
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Trump-Kim Vietnam Summit: President Donald Trump to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam

United States President Donald Trump will hold the second summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on February 27-28, 2019 as part of his administration's ongoing endeavours to denuclearise North Korea.

Vietnam's Hanoi will be hosting the second summit. Vietnam has diplomatic ties with both Washington and Pyongyang. The 2nd Trump-Kim Summit will be in continuation of Trump’s efforts to persuade Kim to roll back his nuclear program.

Assam launches PRANAM commission to protect parents of state government employees

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on February 26, 2019 launched the PRANAM Commission, which is a panel set up to look after the issues concerning a Bill brought in for the protection of parents of state government employees.

The Parents Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring (PRANAM) Bill, stated to be the first-of-its-kind bill in the country, aims to protect elderly parents of government employees in their times of need.

ISRO to launch electronic intelligence satellite ‘Emisat

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) would be launching an electronic intelligence satellite Emisat for Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in March 2019.

In the special mission, ISRO would also be launching 28 third-party satellites and demonstrate its new technologies like three different orbits with a new variant of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket. The exact date of the mission has not been specified yet.

National Cancer Institute at Jhajjar a part of AIIMS Delhi; AIIMS Rewari to come up as 22nd AIIMS in country


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Jhajjar, Haryana, recently dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is an integral part of All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. This tertiary healthcare institute dedicated for cancer care is the second campus of the AIIMS Delhi only.

As announced in the speech of Interim Budget 2019, the AIIMS Rewari will be 22nd AIIMS to come up in the country and the first in Haryana. The site for this AIIMS has already been finalised at Manethi in Rewari, Haryana. Like other AIIMS in the country, the AIIMS Rewari will also be set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).

Exercise Sampriti 2019: India-Bangladesh joint military exercise to be held from March 2

India and Bangladesh will be conducting a joint military exercise, ‘Exercise Sampriti 2019’ at Tangail, Bangladesh from March 2 to March 15, 2019.  This will be the eighth edition of the exercise which is hosted alternately by both countries.

As part of the ongoing India-Bangladesh defence cooperation, Exercise Sampriti is an important bilateral endeavor between India and Bangladesh. The exercise is aimed to strengthen and broaden the aspects of interoperability and cooperation between the Indian and Bangladesh Armies.

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