Current Affairs 19 February 2024 & Test

Current Affairs 19 February 2024 & Test
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वर्ष 2024 में 12 फरवरी को महर्षि दयानन्द सरस्वती जयंती मनाई गई थी। इस बार इनका कौन सा जन्मदिवस या जयंती थी ? / Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati was celebrated on 12th February in the year 2024. Which birthday or jubilee was this time?

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हाल ही में किसने एस सोमनाथ को 'के.पी.पी. नांबियार पुरस्कार-2024' से सम्मानित किया है? / Who recently named S. Somnath as 'K.P.P.' Who has been honored with 'Nambiar Award-2024'?

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हाल ही में लखनऊ की जगजीवन राम अकादमी में रेलवे सुरक्षा बल द्वारा अखिल भारतीय पुलिस ड्यूटी मीट का आरंभ किया गया है। इसका क्रम क्या था? / Recently, All India Police Duty Meet has been started by Railway Protection Force at Jagjivan Ram Academy, Lucknow. What was its order?

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सतरिया भारत का नवीनतम शास्त्रीय नृत्य है। यह किस राज्य का शास्त्रीय नृत्य है? / Sattriya is the latest classical dance of India. This is the classical dance of which state?

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हाल ही में हैदराबाद में संगीत नाटक अकादमी का पहला क्षेत्रीय 'दक्षिण भारत सांस्कृतिक केंद्र' स्थापित होगा। इसका मुख्यालय कहां है? / Recently, Sangeet Natak Akademi's first regional 'South India Cultural Centre' will be established in Hyderabad. Where is its headquarters?

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हाल ही में भारत में पहली बार CAR - T थेरेपी के माध्यम से कैंसर जैसी गंभीर बीमारी का इलाज सफलतापूर्वक पूरा किया गया है । इसमें CAR - T का पूर्ण रूप क्या है? / Recently, for the first time in India, the treatment of a serious disease like cancer has been successfully completed through CAR T therapy. What is the full form of CAR T?

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हाल ही में स्वर्ण पदक और स्वर्ण गेंद किसने प्राप्त की है? / Who has recently received the gold medal and gold ball?

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हाल ही में दक्षिण अफ़्रीका में पुरुषों की अंडर-19 एक दिवसीय क्रिकेट प्रतियोगिता का 15वा संस्करण अयोजित हुआ था। इसमें भारत उपविजेता था। इसका विजेता कौन है? / Recently, the 15th edition of the men's under-19 one-day cricket competition was held in South Africa. India was the runner up in this. Who is its winner?

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अंतरराष्ट्रीय मातृभाषा दिवस कब मनाया जाता है? / When is International Mother Language Day celebrated?

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यूनानी अनुसंधान पद्धति कितने तत्वों पर आधारित है? / Unani research method is based on how many elements?

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Some lines of current affairs 19 February 2024 news

National

  • The third phase of Sagar Parikrama, focusing on resolving fishermen’s issues, to commence in Gujarat.
  • AICTE introduces curriculum for semiconductor design in technical courses.
  • Northern India’s inaugural nuclear plant to be established in Gorakhpur, Haryana.
  • Vice President visits Gujarat and participates in Rann Utsav.
  • The ‘SemiconIndia Conference’ inaugurated, focusing on the Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain Ecosystem.
  • Birth centenary celebrations of freedom fighter Shri Jawaharlal Ji Darda, founder of ‘Lokmat’.

Career Counselling Workshop ‘Pramarsh 2022’ started in Bikaner

Arjun Ram Meghwal, the Minister of State for Culture & Parliamentary Affairs, recently launched ‘Pramarsh 2022’, a large career counseling workshop for students in the Bikaner District of Rajasthan. Over 100,000 students from both private and government schools in Bikaner, including many from rural areas, took part. This marks the first time in India that over 100,000 students have participated in a single career counseling workshop.

International

Nepal will be the first country to use India’s UPI platform

Nepal plans to adopt India’s UPI system, with NPCI playing a key role. NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL) has partnered with Gateway Payments Service (GPS) and Manam Infotech to offer the services. GPS is Nepal’s authorized payment system operator, and Manam Infotech will implement UPI in Nepal.

Appointments

The Institute of Economic Growth appointed Chetan Ghate as its new Director

Chetan Ghate has been named the new director of the Institute of Economic Growth, taking over from Ajit Mishra. Ghate, who previously served on the Reserve Bank of India’s inaugural monetary policy committee from 2016 to 2020, has earned recognition, including the prestigious 2014 Mahalanobis Memorial gold medal for outstanding research in economics by an individual under 45. Additionally, he presently holds the position of external affiliate at the Centre for Research in Macroeconomics and Macro-Finance at Swansea University in Wales, UK.

Economy

  • The GST council agreed to establish an Appellate Tribunal for resolving disputes, following a recommendation from the GoM.
  • The RBI released draft guidelines outlining the minimum capital requirements for managing market risk.
  • The GST Council opted to apply reverse charge mechanism for taxing services provided by courts and tribunals.
  • UAE and India inaugurated the UAE Chapter of the Business Council to enhance bilateral trade and investment.
  • The 12th World Hindi Conference concluded in Nadi, Fiji, earlier today.
  • The world’s highest weather station on Mount Everest has been reconstructed.
  • North Korea acknowledges conducting an ICBM test and warns of further actions against its rivals.
  • The earthquake in Turkey and Syria has claimed over 46,000 lives.
  • Research indicates that underwater noise emissions pose a threat to marine life.

SBI’s Ecowrap report forecasts India’s GDP to grow by 8.8% in FY22

The SBI Research Report, Ecowrap, has adjusted India’s GDP growth rate for FY22 (2021-22) from 9.3 percent to 8.8 percent. It now predicts a GDP growth of 5.8 percent in the third quarter (Q3) of FY2021-2022 (October-December). India’s economy grew by 8.4 percent in the second quarter of 2021-22, surpassing pre-pandemic levels.

Defence

Amit Shah introduces the ‘Shastra App’ and ‘Smart Card Arms License’ for the Delhi Police

Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, unveiled the ‘Smart Card Arms License’ and the ‘Shastra App’ of the Delhi Police to mark the 75th anniversary of the force. These initiatives aim to offer digitally advanced services to the residents of Delhi. The smart card, equipped with robust security features, is designed for convenience in carrying and usage. The issuance process involves in-house printing after thorough verification of the arms license holders’ data.

Awards

The winners of the 17th IBA Annual Banking Technology Awards for 2021 have been announced

The Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) recently revealed the winners of its 17th Annual Banking Technology Awards for 2021. South Indian Bank proudly secured six awards during the event. The theme for this year’s awards, “Next Gen Banking,” highlights innovative technologies and practices within the banking sector that have excelled in the past year.

Sports

The Indian badminton team clinched the Bronze at the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championship in Dubai. Meanwhile, Harmanpreet Kaur has become the T20I player with the most caps, surpassing Rohit Sharma.

Important Days

The 7th Soil Health Card Day was observed on February 19, 2022

Each year on February 19th, India celebrates Soil Health Card Day, honoring the inception of the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme and promoting its advantages. 2022 marks the seventh anniversary of the scheme’s launch. The initiative strives to distribute soil health cards to farmers biennially. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme on February 19, 2015, in Suratgarh, Rajasthan.

World Pangolin Day 2022 was celebrated on February 19th

World Pangolin Day is observed annually on the third Saturday of February. In 2022, it falls on February 19th, marking the 11th edition of the event. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about these remarkable mammals and accelerating conservation initiatives. Pangolin populations are facing rapid decline in both Asia and Africa.

February 20, 2022 marked the observance of World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice occurs globally every year on February 20th. The International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for Fair Globalization on June 10, 2008. Social justice serves as a fundamental principle for fostering peaceful and prosperous relations within and between nations. The theme for World Day of Social Justice in 2022 was “Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment.”

Obituaries

Football icon Surajit Sengupta has died

Former Indian footballer Surajit Sengupta, known for his role as a midfielder, has sadly passed away at the age of 71 due to complications from COVID-19. Sengupta had a notable career playing for Kolkata’s renowned clubs: Mohun Bagan (1972-1973, 1981-1983), East Bengal (1974-1979), and Mohammedan Sporting (1980). He was a member of the Indian national team that achieved a bronze medal at the 1970 Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand.

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