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February 2019 Current Affairs

  • Trump declares national emergency to build US-Mexico border wall

    US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order declaring national emergency in the nation. The move would unblock billions of dollars of federal money to construct a wall along the US-Mexico border.

    2 hrs ago
  • India withdraws Most Favoured Nation status accorded to Pakistan

    India has withdrawn the ‘Most-Favoured Nation’ status that it had granted to Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that led to the killing of 37 CRPF personnel and injuring of many others.

    3 hrs ago
  • Chris Gayle announces retirement from One-day Internationals

    Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has announced that he will retire from One-day Internationals after this year’s World Cup in England and Wales. The announcement was made by West Indies Cricket on February 17, 2019.

    5 hrs ago
  • Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 11 February to 17 February 2019

    11 February to 17 February 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics such as Dan David Prize 2019, Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 and Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019 among others.

    1 day ago
  • Inland Waterways Authority of India launches new portal 'LADIS'

    The Inland Waterways Authority of India has launched a new portal called LADIS, Least Available Depth Information System in New Delhi to ensure optimum use of national waterways. The portal will ensure that the real-time data on LADs is disseminated for ship and barge and cargo owners.

    1 day ago
  • Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 11 February to 16 February 2019

    India has withdrawn the ‘Most-Favoured Nation’ status accorded to Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that led to the killing of 37 CRPF personnel and injuring of many others.

    2 days ago
  • India liberalises e-visa regime, makes it more tourist friendly

    The Union Tourism Ministry recently made a series of amendments in India's e-visa regime, liberalising it further and making it more tourist friendly. The duration of stay in India of e-tourist and e-business visas has been made maximum up to one year with multiple entry subject to the stay stipulations.

    2 days ago
  • Sushil Chandra appointed as new Election Commissioner

    Sushil Chandra has assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India. He would be working along with Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa in the Election Commission.

    2 days ago
  • Anoop Satpathy-led Expert Committee submits report; recommends National Minimum Wage at Rs 375 per day

    It recommended the fixation of need based National Minimum Wage for India at Rs 375 per day or Rs 9,750 per month irrespective of sectors, skills, occupations and rural-urban locations for a family comprising of 3.6 consumption units.

    2 days ago
  • Current Affairs in Short: 15 February 2019

    Nations from across the globe have condemned the terror attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, with US, Russia and France asserting that they stand with India in combating the menace of terrorism.

    2 days ago
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 15 February 2019

    15 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 Vande Bharat Express, Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan scheme and Pulwama terror attack among others.

    2 days ago
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 February 2019

    India on February 15, 2019 withdrew the ‘Most-Favoured Nation’ status accorded to Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that led to the killing of 37 CRPF personnel and injuring of many others.

    2 days ago
  • President to confer Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony

    Indian President Ram Nath Kovind would be presenting the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony to Rajkumar Singhajit Singh, Bangladesh cultural organisation Chhayanaut and Ram Sutar Vanji for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively on February 18, 2019.

    2 days ago
  • Vande Bharat Express: PM Modi launches India’s first semi-high speed train

    Vande Bharat Express has 16 air-conditioned coaches, of which 2 are executive class coaches. The total seating capacity is 1,128 passengers. There are seats in the driving coach as well.

    3 days ago
  • Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Yojana launched: Everything you need to know

    The unorganised sector workers, with income of less than Rs 15,000 per month and who belong to the entry age group of 18-40 years, will be eligible for the scheme. He or she should not be an income tax payer.

    3 days ago