05th February 2019 Current Affairs

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Special postage stamp on Kumbh Mela released

  • Union Minister of state for Communications Mr Manoj Sinha has released a special postage stamp of the Indian Postal Department on Kumbh Mela.
  • It is a commemorative postal stamp (cost-5 rupees) on Second Shahi Snan holy bath of Mauni Amavasya.
  • Mr Sinha said the target to set up Passport Seva Kendra in all Lok Sabha constituencies will be achieved by end of this month.

Shehri Samridhi Utsav Launched Across the Country

  • Shehri Samridhi Utsav, an initiative of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), aims to extend the outreach of Deendayal Antyodaya Mission – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), to the most vulnerable, showcase its initiatives and facilitate access of Self-Help Group (SHG) members to the other government schemes.
  • Day one of Shehri Samriddhi Utsav began with a series of rallies led by women’s’ SHGs, across the length and breadth of the country.
  • These rallies spread awareness about DAY-NULM in urban poor communities.
  • A major highlight of Shehri Samridhi Utsav is theNational Exhibition cum sale of SHG products and National Street Food Festival being organized in New Delhi.

Pope and Grand Imam sign historic pledge

  • Pope and Grand Imam of al-Azhar have signed a historic declaration of fraternity, calling for peace between races, religions, and nations.
  • Sheikh Ahmed al Tayeb is the head of Sunni Muslim’s most prestigious seat of learning and Pope Francis is the leader of the world’s Catholics.
  • The document pledges that Vatican and al-Azhar will work together to fight extremism.

Pope Francis visits UAE

  • Pope Francis made his historic visit to UAE on 4th February 2019.
  • Francis attended an inter-religious meeting and held Mass at Zayed Sports City.
  • Pope Francis becomes first pontiff to visit Arabian Gulf.
  • His visit to UAE has highlighted religious freedom.

Uniphore won Aegis Graham Bell Award 2019

  • Uniphore was announced the winner of the Aegis Graham Bell Award 2019 in ‘Innovations and Data Science’ category for innovating ‘auMina’.
  • It was the 9th edition of the award ceremony and was hosted in Panaji, Goa on 4th February, 2019.
  • The Aegis Graham Bell Award has been promoting entrepreneurship and innovations since 2010 in Information and Communication Technology field.

P V Bharathi appointed as the CEO of Corporation Bank

  • PV Bharathi has taken charge as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Corporation Bank
  • Earlier, Bharathi (first woman CEO of the Corporation bank) was the Executive Director in Canara Bank.
  • She joined as an officer in Canara Bank in 1982 and handled key responsibilities in branches, regional offices, circle offices and the head office.
  • She also held the post of non-executive director of Can Fin Homes Limited and director board member of Canbank Venture Capital Limited.

Juan Guaido: President of Venezuela

  • Denmark, Sweden, Austria, France, Spain, and Britain recognised Juan Guaido as the President of Venezuela.
  • This decision came after the expiry of 8-day deadline they had set for President Nicolas Maduro to call a new vote.
  • Capital: Caracas.
  • Currency: Venezuelan Bolívar.

Veteran Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar passes away

  • Veteran Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar (70-years) passed away at a hospital in Mumbai.
  • Bhatkar was known for his roles in the TV series ‘Commander’ and ‘Hello Inspector’.
  • He worked for more than thirty years as an actor in mainstream Hindi and Marathi films such as ‘ Aaj Pahije’, ‘Kucch To Hai’ and ‘Bhavesh Joshi Suerhero’
  • His most recent movie was ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’.

Kerala Becomes 1st State to Set Up Price Monitoring and Research Unit

  • Kerala has become the first State to set up a Price Monitoring and Research Unit (PMRU) to track violation of prices of essential drugs and medical devices under the Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO).
  • The move comes more than five years after the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) proposed such a system for the States and the Union Territories.

Kala Ghoda Festival 2019 Begins in Mumbai

  • The Kala Ghoda festival, India’s largest multi-cultural street festival begins in Mumbai to celebrate its 20 years of art and culture through cinema, theatre, dance, literature, and sculpture.
  • Maneck Davar is Chairman of Kala Ghoda Association.
  • The festival hosted the exhibition at the Jehangir Art Gallery to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and some rich history of Mumbai.
  • To underscore KGAF’s two-decade run, the theme for this year is A Measure of Time.

‘ICT Academy Bridge 2019’ conference inaugurated in Tamil Nadu

  • Dr M. Manikandan, Minister for Information Technology of Tamil Nadu has inaugurated ‘ICT Academy Bridge 2019’ conference in the city .
  • The conference was organized under the theme “Fostering India for Industry 4.0”, by ICT Academy.
  • It witnessed more than 1,000 participants from government, industry and academia.
  • The 37th edition of the conference is the largest Industry-Institute Interaction Event of Asia.

Try out the quiz ?

1. A major highlight of Shehri Samridhi Utsav is theNational Exhibition cum sale of SHG products and National Street Food Festival being organized in which place?

Correct! Wrong!

A major highlight of Shehri Samridhi Utsav is theNational Exhibition cum sale of SHG products and National Street Food Festival being organized in New Delhi.

2. Who has released a special postage stamp on Kumbh Mela?

Correct! Wrong!

Union Minister of state for Communications Mr Manoj Sinha has released a special postage stamp of the Indian Postal Department on Kumbh Mela.

3. Who is the head of most prestigious seat of Sunni Islamic learning?

Correct! Wrong!

Pope and Grand Imam of al-Azhar have signed a historic declaration of fraternity, calling for peace between races, religions, and nations. Sheikh Ahmed al Tayeb is the head of Sunni Muslim’s most prestigious seat of learning and Pope Francis is the leader of the world’s Catholics.

4. Pope Francis attended an inter-religious meeting and held Mass at Zayed Sports City. Where is Zayed Sports City?

Correct! Wrong!

Pope Francis made his historic visit to UAE on 4th February 2019. Francis attended an inter-religious meeting and held Mass at Zayed Sports City.

5. Who is the winner of the Aegis Graham Bell Award 2019?

Correct! Wrong!

Uniphore was announced the winner of the Aegis Graham Bell Award 2019 in ‘Innovations and Data Science’ category for innovating ‘auMina’.

6. Who has become first woman CEO of the Corporation bank?

Correct! Wrong!

PV Bharathi has taken charge as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Corporation Bank Earlier, Bharathi (first woman CEO of the Corporation bank) was the Executive Director in Canara Bank

7. Who is President of Venezuela?

Correct! Wrong!

Denmark, Sweden, Austria, France, Spain, and Britain recognised Juan Guaido as the President of Venezuela.

8. Ramesh Bhatkar has passed away, he was a.......

Correct! Wrong!

Veteran Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar (70-years) passed away at a hospital in Mumbai.

9. Which state has become the first State to set up a Price Monitoring and Research Unit for essential drugs and medical devices?

Correct! Wrong!

Kerala has become the first State to set up a Price Monitoring and Research Unit (PMRU) to track violation of prices of essential drugs and medical devices under the Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO).

10. The Kala Ghoda festival-2019 begins in which city?

Correct! Wrong!

The Kala Ghoda festival, India’s largest multi-cultural street festival begins in Mumbai to celebrate its 20 years of art and culture through cinema, theatre, dance, literature, and sculpture.

11. Asia largest Industry-Institute Interaction Event 'ICT Academy Bridge 2019’ inaugurated in which state?

Correct! Wrong!

Dr M. Manikandan, Minister for Information Technology of Tamil Nadu has inaugurated ‘ICT Academy Bridge 2019’ conference in Tamil Nadu.

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