Current Affair For Month “February, 2019”

Seoul Peace Prize for 2018:Awarded to PM Modi

Date: February 22, 2019

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth.The committee also cited "modinomics" for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor and his contribution for clean energy along with climate change for giving this honor.

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112: A pan India emergency helpline No. launched

Date: February 20, 2019

Single emergency helpline number '112' is joined by 16 states and UTs. It will provide immediate assistance to anyone in distress. It is an integration of police (100), fire (101) and women (1090) helpline numbers. The health helpline (108) will be integrated with 112 soon.The emergency number will gradually be extended to other states as well.The '112' helpline is launched under the the Emerge...

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Sea of Azov and Kerch strait:Ukraine-Russia sea clash

Date: February 19, 2019

It is part of tension between Ukraine and Russia on the basis of International maritime laws. Ukraine claims that Moscow is holding freedom of navigation in the Azov Sea.While Russia says it had temporarily closed the area for shipping and that the Ukrainian vessels entered its territory illegally carrying out "provocative actions".

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Indus Water Treaty:what is it and can India abandon it

Date: February 19, 2019

The Indus Water Treaty (IWT) is a treaty for disribution of water between India and Pakistan. It was signed on September 19, 1960 by the then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan’s President Ayub Khan. It was brokered by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank).

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National Emergency in USA: Why and what are the provisions

Date: February 16, 2019

USA President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency, bypassing Congress to build a wall along the southern U.S. border at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Initially he had demanded that Congress provide him with $5.7 billion for making of wall as part of legislation to fund the agencies. That triggered a historic, 35-day December-January government shutdown that hurt the U...

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India withdraws Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan: know what is MFN status

Date: February 15, 2019

India announced today (February 15th) decided that the 'Most Favoured Nation' (MFN) status given to Pakistan stands withdrawn, in the wake of the heinous terrorist attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, in which over 39 CRPF personnel killed.

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KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan) Scheme

Date: February 14, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has formulated a Scheme ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM)’. KUSUM scheme is for promotion of decentralised solar power production with reference to farm and farmer's electricity needs.It will also provide provide extra income to farmers, by giving them an option to sell additional power to the grid.

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Swachh Shakti 2019

Date: February 13, 2019

Swachh Shakti 2019 is the third version of the annual function organised by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Swachh Shakti-2019 is a national event which aims to bring in to focus the leadership role played by rural women in Swachh Bharat Mission. Women Sarpanches and Panches from all over the country will be attending the event. Around 15,000 women are expected to partici...

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Date: February 13, 2019

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Insects: role and importance

Date: February 13, 2019

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Recently study on, ‘Worldwide decline of the entomofauna: A review of its drivers’, is published in Biological Conservation journal. Researchers discovered that over 40 per cent of insect species could go extinct in the next few decades — this extinction rate is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds...

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