19th February 2019 Daily Current Affairs

19th February 2019 Daily Current Affairs: Dear Students, Here is 19th February 2019 Daily important Current Affairs. We are providing you Today’s Important Current Affairs, which have unique updates of all daily events from all newspapers. It helps you for SSC, Railway, State PSU & all competitive exams. Happy Reading……

PM flags off first ever Diesel to Electric Converted Locomotive in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the world’s first Diesel to Electric Converted Locomotive at Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) campus in Varanasi.

  •  Accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Prime Minister also paid obeisance at the Ravidas temple in Varanasi. 
  • PM Modi paid homage at the statue of Shri Guru Ravidas at the Janmsthan temple at Seer Goverdhanpur in Varanasi.

BJP, AIADMK announce an alliance in Tamil Nadu for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The BJP announced that it is joining hands with the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in Tamil Nadu for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. According to the agreement reached, BJP has been allocated five seats. For the by-polls in 21 seats, BJP will support the AIADMK candidates.

Telangana gets two new districts

Two new districts, Narayanpet and Mulugu were created in Telangana taking the total number of districts in the state to 33

Narayanpet has been carved out of Mahabubnagar district while Mulugu from Jayashankar Bhupalpally district. Telangana earlier had 31 districts.

SPORTS

ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli at the top, Pujara secures the 3rd position

India captain Virat Kohli remained on top while teammate Cheteshwar Pujara managed to hold on to his third position in the latest ICC Test Cricket rankings

            Djokovic, Biles win Laureus Sports awards Tennis world No.

  • Djokovic triumphed in tough competition against football star duo of Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, Kenyan marathon world record-breaker Eliud Kipchoge and NBA superstar LeBron James.

                             The Maharashtra government has bestowed the ‘Shiv Chhatrapati Lifetime Achievement Award’ on mallakhamb coach Uday Deshpande for 2017-18. The (Shiv Chhatrapati) lifetime achievement award is being conferred upon Uday Deshpande of Samarth Vyayam Mandir, who has dedicated his life for mallakhamb

  • The names of the Shiv Chhatrapati award winners in the players’ category also include Indian women’s cricket team member Smriti Mandhana, who hails from Sangli in western Maharashtra.
  • Among the other award recipients are hockey player Suraj Karkera, paddler Sanil Shetty, track and field athlete Siddhant Thingaliya, who specializes in 110 meters hurdles, runner Monika Athare and squash player Mahesh Mangaonkar.
  • The sports minister also announced that Satara’s mountaineer Priyanka Mohite, who has scaled the Mt Everest and the Mt Lhotse among other peaks, will be awarded the ‘Shiv Chhatrapati Award for Adventure’.

TN CM Palaniswami flagged off 4 vessels made under deep sea fishing project

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami flagged off the first set of four vessels made at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) under the deep sea fishing project. The project was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  The project is to protect the fishermen from the ‘troubled waters’ of Palk Bay and prevent their arrest by the Sri Lankan navy on charges of trespass, through video conferencing from Chennai.  The CSL has built the vessels at a cost of Rs.81.5 lakh each and has four more orders. Under the project, the beneficiaries are helped to construct the longliners at the cost of Rs.80 lakh per boat. The Centre provides 50% subsidy and the State government 20% as the beneficiaries contributed 10% and helped to raise 20% institutional finance.

 

SC set aside NGTs decision to reopen Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi

                    The Supreme Court on 18th February set aside the National Green Tribunal (NGT) decision to reopen the Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi. 

First Israeli private lunar mission set to be launched

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami flagged off the first set of four vessels made at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) under the deep sea fishing project. The project was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

The project is to protect the fishermen from the ‘troubled waters’ of Palk Bay and prevent their arrest by the Sri Lankan navy on charges of trespass, through video conferencing from Chennai.  The CSL has built the vessels at a cost of Rs.81.5 lakh each and has four more orders. Under the project, the beneficiaries are helped to construct the longliners at the cost of Rs.80 lakh per boat. The Centre provides 50% subsidy and the State government 20% as the beneficiaries contributed 10% and helped to raise 20% institutional finance.

Rajnath Singh Launches Pan-India Number 112 For Women Safety

 The ERSS project, being launched by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Women & Child Development (WCD), is financed using Rs 321.69 crore from the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme.

Dhanya became the First woman to climb Keralas Agasthyarkoodam peak

  • Bureaucrat Dhanya Sanal K. became the first woman to climb Agasthyarkoodam peak in Kerala. Agasthyarkoodam peak is an 1868 meter high mountain peak within Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala.It is a pilgrimage center as of Hindu Puranas for the devotees of Agasthya. Agasthya is considered as the father of Tamil language and the Malayalam language is said to be born from him.

Global cybersecurity company Symantec has launched ‘Email Fraud Protection’, an automated solution, to help organizations block fraudulent emails from reaching enterprises. 

It aims to reduce workload for IT departments and eliminate the need to manually manage email security configurations while combating Business Email Compromise attacks. 

 

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