Current Affairs 13th February 2019 | Daily GK Update

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The General Awareness Section plays an important role in scoring well above cut off marks in any competitive exam. The Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs mainly. So you need to prepare well this section to score good marks. Here is the Daily GK Update to get you acquainted with the top events that made the headlines today!!



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National News
1. PM Modi Launched Several Development Projects for Haryana

i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid foundation stones of several development projects at Kurukshetra in Haryana. 
ii. The important events are enlisted as follows:
1. Mr Modi dedicated to the nation the National Cancer Institute at Bhadsa in Jhajjar district. The institute is the state-of-the-art tertiary cancer care-cum-research centre constructed at the AIIMS Jhajjar campus.
2. Mr Modi also inaugurated Employees’ State Insurance Corporation’s (ESIC) medical college and hospital in Faridabad. This will be the first ESIC medical college and hospital in north India.
3. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of National Institute of Ayurveda in Panchkula which is being set up at Shri Mata Mansa Devi Temple Complex.
4. Foundation stone of Sri Krishna Ayush University, Kurukshetra was also be laid by Mr Modi. It will be the first university related to Indian system of medicine in Haryana as well as the first of its kind in India.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For NIACL AO Mains Exam:
  • Haryana CM: Manohar Lal Khattar, Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya.



2. 1st Annual Conference of Media Units Under I&B Ministry Organized in New Delhi

i. The First Annual Conference of Media Units working under I&B Ministry was organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Union Minister of State (IC) for Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore chaired the Conference. 
ii. The focus of the Conference was on ensuring synergy between the Media Units in their day to day functioning.
3. 1st LAWASIA Human Rights Conference 2019 Held In New Delhi

i. LAWASIA, in association with the Bar Association of India, hosted its 1st LAWASIA Human Rights Conference in New Delhi with a motive to explore a broad range of human rights issues of relevance in the Asia Pacific region.
ii. This theme of the conference was “State Power, Business and Human Rights: Contemporary Challenges”. 
Static/Current Takeaways Important for NIACL AO Mains Exam:
  • President of LAWASIA: Mr. Christopher Leong, President Bar Association of India: Dr. Lalit Bhasin.
4. CREDAI’s Event ‘YouthCon-19’ Held In New Delhi

i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the CREDAI YouthCon -19 in New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium. The event is organized by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India, CREDAI. The theme for this YouthCon is ‘Next Generation’. 
ii. The annual conference will bring together the next generation of real estate builders and developers to enlighten their young minds and share their thinking and approach. 
Static/Current Takeaways Important For NIACL AO Mains Exam:
  • Established in 1999, CREDAI is the apex body representing real-estate developers from over 200 cities in the country.
5. NITI Aayog Signs SoI with MSDF to Document Systemic Transformation in Education

i. The NITI Aayog and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) to codify, document and share best practices to improve learning outcomes in public school education through systemic reforms, based on their collective experiences of working with various state governments in India.
ii. The SOI was signed in the presence of Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, by Mr. Alok Kumar, Adviser (HRD), NITI Aayog and Mr. Barun Mohanty, Managing Director (International), MSDF.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For NIACL AO Mains Exam 2018:

  • NITI- National Institution for Transforming India.
  • NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman- Rajiv Kumar, CEO- Amitabh Kant. 
6. 5th International Dam Safety Conference Starts In Bhubaneswar

i. The 5th International Dam Safety Conference–2019 is being held in Bhubaneswar as a joint initiative of the Government of India, Government of Odisha and the World Bank under aegis of the ongoing World Bank assisted Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) as a part of institutional strengthening.
ii. Dam Safety Conferences are being organized as an annual event in different DRIP States in collaboration with the Implementing Agencies and leading academic institutes to provide a common platform for all stakeholders including non-DRIP States.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For NIACL AO Mains Exam:

  • Globally India ranks third after China and the USA in terms of the number of large dams with 5264 large dams in operation and 437 large dams under construction.
7. ‘Exercise Rahat’ Concluded In Jaipur

i. Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Exercise `Exercise Rahat´ concluded in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was demonstrated in Jaipur, Kota, and Alwar in Rajasthan.
ii. Indian Army was represented by Jaipur based Sapta Shakti Command. Representatives from Armed Forces, National Disaster Management Response Mechanism (NDMRM), SDMA Rajasthan and DLMAs participated in the exercise.

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Static/Current Takeaways Important for NIACL AO Mains Exam:

  • Rajasthan Capital- Jaipur, Chief Minister – Ashok Gehlot, Governor – Kalyan Singh.
8. National Conference on Unani Medicine Concluded in New Delhi

i. The two-day National Conference on Unani Medicine organized by the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) as a part of 3rd Unani Day Celebration in New Delhi concluded with the note that integration and synergy of all medical systems is the need of the hour to address the health challenges we are facing today.
ii. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. Najma Heptulla, Governor of Manipur. The conference witnessed exchange of MoU for scientific collaboration in Unani Medicine between the CCRUM and Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For NIACL AO Mains Exam:

  • Shripad Yesso Naik is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).
International News


9. World Government Summit’s 7th Session Held In Dubai 

i. The seventh session of the World Government Summit held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). More than 4,000 people from 140 countries participated in the event.
ii. The main objective of the summit is to shape the future generation of governments, by bringing the public and private sectors together to collaborate with world-renowned experts, it seeks to help create a positive impact for citizens worldwide.


Important Days


10. World Radio Day: 13 February

i. 13 February is celebrated as World Radio Day by UNESCO all over the world. 
ii. The theme of WRD 2019 is “Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace”.

Awards



11. NFDC Declared Winner Under Miniratna Category by Ministry of  MSME

i. National Film Development Corporation of India has been declared winner under the Miniratna Category (Category II) by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
ii. The performance parameters were procurement from SC/ST entrepreneurs, number of vendor development programmes for SC/ST and number of SC/ST entrepreneurs benefitted as per data uploaded on Sambandh Portal.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For NIACL AO Mains Exam:

  • National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC), incorporated in the year 1975, (100% owned Central Public Sector Undertaking) was formed by the Government of India with the primary objective of planning and promoting an organized, efficient and integrated development of the Indian film industry.
Sports News
12. Prajnesh Gunneswaran, 3rd Indian To Reach Top-100 of Men’s Singles Tennis Rankings

i. Prajnesh Gunneswaran has made it to the top-100 of Men’s Singles Tennis rankings with a jump of six places that took him to 97. Prajnesh is the third Indian player to break into the top-100 barrier in the past decade after Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri.
ii. In the doubles, Rohan Bopanna stayed put at 37 and was followed by his partner Divij Sharan at 39. In the Women’s Tennis Association charts, Ankita Raina continues to be country’s top singles player at number 165.




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