Current Affairs – February 06-07, 2019

Here’s your daily summary of Current Affairs – February 06-07, 2019

National - Current Affairs - February 06-07, 2019

Union Cabinet Decisions on 6th January

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The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved the following:
  • The revised Office Memorandum pertaining to the Cabinet Note on “Amendment of Constitution to provide for reservation for Economically Weaker Sections”
  • Regularization of certain allowances being paid over and above the 50% (pre-revised) ceiling prescribed by DPE to the executives of certain operational category employees of AAI
  • Abolition of Institution of Income-Tax Ombudsman and Indirect Tax Ombudsman
  • Proposal for higher allocation of power to Home State from Under Construction Projects of NTPC Ltd.
  • Framework Agreement between India and Indonesia on cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes
  • Tackling Film Piracy & Copyright infringement
  • Introduction of National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019 in the Parliament
  • Establishment of a unified authority for regulating all financial services in International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) in India through International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019
  • Establishment of Circuit Bench of Calcutta High Court at Jalpaiguri
  • Proposal for Official Amendments to the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018
  • Establishment of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog for Conservation protection and development of cows and their progeny
  • Proposal for setting up 12,000 MW grid-connected Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Projects
  • Continuation for the Central Sector Scheme of Exploration of Coal and Lignite for a period of 3 years from 2017-18 2019-2020
  • “Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development” scheme of Prasar Bharti
  • CCEA approves the creation of Agri-Market infrastructure fund for development and up-gradation of Gramin Agriculture Markets
  • MoU between India and Malaysia for Mutual Cooperation in the field of Company Secretaryship
  • MoU between India and Election Management Bodies of Namibia and Panama
  • MoU between India and Norway on India-Norway Ocean Dialogue
  • MoU between India and Brazil on cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy
  • MoU between India and Maldives for Establishing Mutual Cooperation to Improve the Ecosystems for Agribusiness
  • The signing of Agreement between India and Ukraine for cooperation in Agriculture and Food Industry
  • MoU between India and the UAE on Development cooperation in Africa
  • MoU between India and Finland in the field of Biotechnology
  • MoU between India and Uzbekistan for promoting Bilateral cooperation in the area of e-Governance


India’s communication satellite GSAT-31 successfully launched from French Guiana

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India’s communication satellite GSAT-31 has been launched successfully from French Guiana in the wee hours today. The Ariane-5 rocket lifted off with it from Kourou Launch Base at 2:31 am Indian time, and in 42-minutes, placed it in the intended Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.


2019 Asia LPG Summit organized by the World LPG Association in New Delhi

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On 5th of February, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for petroleum and natural gas, inaugurated the 2019 Asia LPG summit in New Delhi. The two-day summit with the theme ‘LPG – Energy for Life’ will deliberate over series of subjects including how India’s successful Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana can become a viable model for other countries to replicate particularly those striving to provide clean cooking fuel to its people.


Darwaza Band – Part 2’ campaign was launched by Swatch Bharat Mission Grameen

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On 06th February, the “Darwaza Band- Part 2” campaign was launched by Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen focuses on sustaining the open defecation free status of villages across the country. The campaign launched by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in Mumbai in the presence of actor Amitabh Bachchan.


Business - Current Affairs - February 06-07, 2019
ICICI Bank introduces FD Xtra – term-deposit with insurance, savings

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ICICI Bank Ltd on 6th February launched its new term deposit called ‘FD Xtra’. The FD Xtra will include term-insurance, savings for the down-payment of home and car, retirement planning and others. It will be available to customers within the next few days.
HQ: Mumbai
MD & CEO: Sandeep Bakshi
Chairman: GC Chaturvedi
Tagline: Hum Hai Na, Khyal Apka


Federal Bank launches Open Banking Platform start-ups & fintech companies

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Federal Bank has launched an Open Banking platform which enables start-ups and fintech companies to consume the Bank’s APIs and innovate new products and integrate various banking services. This platform will help corporates, fintechs, and start-ups create value by way of smart integrations.
HQ: Aluva, Kochi
MD & CEO: Shyam Srinivasan
Tagline: Your Perfect Banking Partner


Awards - Current Affairs - February 06-07, 2019
SBI UK chief awarded ‘Freedom of the City of London’

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India’s largest state-owned lender SBI’s regional head in the UK has been honored with the ‘Freedom of the City of London’ award in recognition of his contribution to promoting the bilateral relations. Sanjiv Chadha, who oversaw State Bank of India (SBI) UK’s transition into a subsidiary in April last year, was nominated for the honor by Lord Mayor of London Peter Estlin and Sheriff Vincent Keaveny.


Appointments 330 x 70 - Current Affairs - February 06-07, 2019
Praveen Sinha appointed CBI additional director

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The government on 6th February formally cleared the proposal to promote Praveen Sinha, a 1988-batch Gujarat cadre officer working in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as a joint director, as additional director in the agency.


Air India Chief Pradeep Singh Kharola Appointed Civil Aviation Secretary

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Air India chief Pradeep Singh Kharola has been appointed Civil Aviation secretary as part of a minor top-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected on Wednesday, according to an official order.


Gajanan Mallya appointed new SCR GM

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Gajanan Mallya has been appointed as the new general manager of the South Central Railway (SCR), according to an official SCR release.
SCR HQ: Secunderabad


Sports - Current Affairs - February 06-07, 2019
Punjab beat Bengal to win CK Nayudu Trophy

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The game went down to the wire and finished with two days to spare, as the Punjab under-23 side beat Bengal by one wicket on a rank turner to lift Colonel CK Nayudu Trophy in Patiala.


International - Current Affairs - February 06-07, 2019
Macedonia signs accord to join NATO

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Macedonia on 6th February signed an accord to join NATO to become the 30th member of the US-led alliance. At a formal signing of the NATO accession protocol, Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov hailed the moment as showing that the country will never walk alone once in the alliance.
Capital: Skopje
Currency: Macedonian denar
NATO HQ: Brussels, Belgium


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