Current Affairs - February, 2019

Arundhati Scheme of Assam

The government of Assam has announced a new scheme called Arundhati to provide gold at free of cost to the brides. Arundhati Scheme The important features of the scheme are: Under the scheme, the government of Assam aims to provide 1 Tola Gold, at about Rs 38K as on today, to brides belonging to all ..

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Vidarbha claim 2nd successive Ranji Trophy

The defending champions Vidarbha won the 85th Ranji Trophy title. The defending champions defeated Saurashtra by 78 runs in the final. Score Card of the Ranji Final Clash Vidarbha: 312 and 200 Saurashtra: 307 and 127 Aditya Sarwate of was Vidarbha was declared man of the match for his 11 wickets in the match and ..

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GSAT-31 launched from French Guiana

India’s communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana. GSAT-31 was launched from the launch vehicle Ariane 5 VA-247. Features of the GSAT-31 The important features of the GSAT-31 are: GSAT-31 would be placed at Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit. GSAT-31 will augment the Ku-band transponder capacity in Geostationary Orbit. GSAT-31 derives its heritage from ISRO’s earlier ..

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Part Two of the Darwaza Band Campaign Launched

The part two of Darwaza Band campaign which aims to promote the use of toilets and to sustain the open defecation free status of villages across India has been launched. The campaign has been launched under the aegis of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen initiative of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Darwaja Band literally stands for ..

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is observed on February 6 every year. It is an annual awareness day celebrated as part of the UN’s efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation. It was first introduced in 2003. Why February 6 was Chosen? It was on February 6, 2003, Stella Obasanjo, the First Lady of Nigeria and spokesperson ..

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