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19 February Important Current Affairs In English

   

Daily Important Current Affairs In English


 Why is it important to read current affairs?    

Current Affairs refer to the events of national and international importance relevant from competitive exams perspective like Civil Services Exam, Bank exam, etc. With the change in the pattern of examinations, questions related to current events and news have assumed a major role in deciding the fate of students



1) PM Modi launched ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ and laid the foundation stone of the Dhubri Phulbari bridge via video conferencing in Assam.
👉Prime Minister also performed bhumi pujan for the construction of Majuli Bridge.
▪️Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways :-  
👉Headquarters - Parivahan Bhavan, New Delhi
👉Minister - Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Minister of State (Independent Charge)
▪️Assam 
👉CM - Sarbananda Sonowal
👉Assam - Bihu Festival 
👉Governor - Jagdish Mukhi

2) Union Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh announced an investment of ₹ 400 crore in Goa to make the coastal state a fisheries hub in the country.
▪️Goa Recent News :- 
Recently, India flagged off the 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (40-ISEA) from the  ormugao Port, Goa by the Ministry of Earth Science.
👉Goa CM - Pramod Pandurang Sawant
👉Goa Governor - Bhagat Singh Koshyari

3) The Indian Army has laid the foundation stone of the tallest 'Iconic National Flag' at the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir. The flag will be on a 100 feet-high pole, the highest Tricolour in the Valley.
▪️Ministry of Defence :-  
Headquarters - New Delhi
Founded - 15 August 1947
👉Chief of Defence Staff (CDS):- General Bipin Rawat
👉Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) :- General Manoj Mukund Naravane
▪️Jammu and Kashmir :-
👉L. Governor of J&K - Manoj Sinha 
👉Dachigam National Park
👉Salim Ali National Park
👉Dal Lake

4) President-designate of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) and British MP Alok Sharma called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which they discussed the India-UK collaboration on climate change issues in the run up to the crucial meet.

👉COP refers to the decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 26th session of which will be hosted by the UK in November 2021 in Glasgow.

5) The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the selection of Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to provide launch services for its SPHEREx mission.
▪️SpaceX :- 
Founder: Elon Musk
Founded: 6 May 2002
CEO - Elon Musk
Headquarters - Hawthorne, California, United States
▪️NASA :- 
👉Headquarters - Washington, D.C.
👉Formed - July 29, 1958
👉Preceding agency - National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

6) The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is developing a futuristic high altitude pseudo satellite with a start-up company, to strengthen the country's military strike capabilities.
▪️Hindustan Aeronautics Limited :-
👉Founded - 1940 (As Hindustan Aircraft) , 1964 (As Hindustan Aeronautics)
👉Headquarters - Bangalore, Karnataka.
👉Industry - Aerospace and Defence
👉Chairman & MD - R Madhavan

7) In its first mission in 2021, India's space agency ISRO planned to launch on February 28 Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 and three Indian payloads, including one built by a homegrown startup.
👉The satellites are slated to be launched onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-51 at 10.24 am from the Sriharikota spaceport, over 100 km from Chennai.
▪️ISRO :- 
Formed :- 15 August 1969
Headquarter :-  Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Chairman :- Kailasavadivoo Sivan

8) The book Parliamentary Messenger in Rajasthan is written by Dr K.N. Bhandari and focuses on the health and education initiatives undertaken through the MPLAD Scheme.

9) The Navy’s largest war game, the biennial Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX-21), with the participation of all its operational units as well as those of the Army, Air Force and the Coast Guard has completed the weapon work-up phase and the tactical scenario phase was under way.
▪️Ministry of Defence :-  
Headquarters - New Delhi
Founded - 15 August 1947
👉 Chief of the Navy Staff - Admiral Karambir Singh
👉Navy Day - 4 December

10) The Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has launched two schemes namely Pragyan Bharati and Bhasha Gaurav to provide monetary  assistance to college students and literary bodies of the state.
▪️Assam 
👉CM - Sarbananda Sonowal
👉Assam - Bihu Festival 
👉Governor - Jagdish Mukhi
👉Nameri National Park
👉Manas National Park
▪️Dibru Saikhowa National Park
👉Kaziranga National Park

11) The Union Cabinet has approved Rs 12,195 crore production linked incentive (PLI) scheme for the telecom and networking products in order to boost India's manufacturing capabilities and enhance exports.

▪️Ministry of Communications and Information Technology :-
Founded - 19 July 2016
👉Headquarters - New Delhi
👉Departments: India Post and  Department of Telecommunications
👉Cabinet Minister - Ravi Shankar Prasad, 
👉Minister of State - Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre


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