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February 2019 Current Affairs

  • Setback for chit funds, Cabinet approves amendments to Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018

    The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 provides a comprehensive legislation to deal with the menace of illicit deposit schemes, such as Saradha chit fund scheme, in the country.

    Feb 7, 2019
  • Current Affairs in Short: 7 February 2019

    The Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani launched the India Size project in Mumbai on February 6, 2019. A first-of-its-kind project in the history of the country aims to arrive at a standard Indian Size for the ready-to-wear clothing industry, on the lines of the standardised sizes available in countries such as the USA and the UK.

    Feb 7, 2019
  • International Financial Services Centre: Cabinet approves setting up of unified authority for regulating IFSCs in India

    An IFSC helps bring back the financial services and transactions that are currently carried out in offshore financial centers by Indian corporate entities and overseas branches of financial institutions to India by offering business and regulatory environment.

    Feb 7, 2019
  • Cabinet approves amendment to the Cinematograph Act, 1952

    The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for introducing the Cinematograph Amendment Bill, 2019 to amend to the Cinematograph Act, 1952.

    Feb 7, 2019
  • Cabinet approves setting up of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog for cows

    The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog will work in collaboration with Veterinary, Animal Sciences or Agriculture University, departments or organisations of the Central and State Governments engaged in the task of research in breeding and rearing of cow, organic manure, biogas, etc.

    Feb 7, 2019
  • Cabinet approves proposal for higher power allocation to Telangana, Jharkhand

    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Power to allocate 85 per cent power from Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (4000MW) of NTPC Ltd to the Telangana government.

    Feb 7, 2019
  • Swachh Bharat Mission launches 'Darwaza Band - Part 2' campaign; Amitabh Bachchan stars in campaign films

    As per Amitabh Bachchan, “The campaign talks about how a toilet must be used by all, always and under all circumstances (har koi, har roz, hamesha).” The actor dedicated a re-adaptation of a poem of his father Late Harivansh Rai Bachchan to the Swachh Bharat Mission - “Swachh Tann, Swachh Mann, Swachh Bharat, Mera Parichay”.

    Feb 7, 2019
  • Union Cabinet Approvals: 7 February 2019

    The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs approved creation of a corpus of Rs. 2000 crore for Agri-Market Infrastructure Fund (AMIF) to be created with NABARD for development and up-gradation of agricultural marketing infrastructure in Gramin Agricultural Markets and Regulated Wholesale Markets.

    Feb 7, 2019
  • Union Cabinet approves MoU between India, Finland in the field of Biotechnology

    The Union Cabinet has approved the MoU between India and Finland for cooperation based on mutual interest in the field of Biotechnology, for funding and implementing ambitious industry-led innovative and transnational projects within the broad scope of research development and innovation.

    Feb 7, 2019
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 6 February 2019

    Indian Space Research Organisation’s latest communication satellite, GSAT-31 was successfully launched by Arianespace aboard its launch vehicle Ariane 5 from the spaceport in French Guiana on February 5, 2019. GSAT-31 is India's 40th communication satellite and derives its heritage from ISROs earlier INSAT/GSAT satellite series.

    Feb 6, 2019
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 6 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 topics such as Trump- Kim Summit, India’s 40th communication satellite and new train project among others.

    Feb 6, 2019
  • Current Affairs in Short: 6 February 2019

    The government allowed export of bio-fuels from Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and export-oriented units (EoUs) with certain conditions. In August 2018, the government imposed restrictions on export of bio-fuels for non-fuel purposes.

    Feb 6, 2019
  • President Ram Nath Kovind confers Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for Year 2017

    The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards are conferred every year by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, is an autonomous body of the Union Ministry of Culture.

    Feb 6, 2019
  • Transport Minister launches highway projects in Odisha

    The Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has launched three major highway projects with an investment worth Rs 2,345 crores in Odisha. The projects are aimed at ensuring speedy development in the state.

    Feb 6, 2019
  • NBWL grants wildlife clearance to Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project

    The Rs 1 trillion Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project has a track-length of 508 km. It will begin from the Bandra Kurla Complex of Mumbai and terminate at the Sabarmati in Gujarat.

    Feb 6, 2019