Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Current Affairs: 21st February 2019 to 27th February 2019 | Oscar Winners 2019

Choudhary Fawad Hussain, Pakistan I&B Minister: Cinema Exhibitors Association has boycotted Indian content, no Indian movie will be released in Pakistan. Also have instructed PEMRA to act against made in India advertisements.

International Cricket Council: Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned from all cricket for two years after admitting breaching two counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the largest Bhagavad Gita of the world, at ISKCON temple.

A total of six bombs were dropped on Pakistan based terrorist camps by the Indian Air Force Mirage 2000s.

India successfully test fires quick reaction surface to air missile off the coast of Odisha. Two missiles were tested by the DRDO for the missile being developed for the Army.

Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind presents Gandhi Peace Prize for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

35th Annual North Bengal Flower Show organized at the Kanchanjunga Stadium in Siliguri.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated Smart Classrooms for students of Kendriya Vidyalayas in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the National War Memorial at India Gate in Delhi.

Pranab Nanda, AGMUT:1988 (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) has been appointed as the new DGP of Goa, replacing Muktesh Chander who has been transferred to Delhi.

Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurates Rail Drishti Dashboard portal, says, "People can access information related to railways, view live feeds of railway kitchens, get details of freight and passengers & rail time table through the Rail Drishti Dashboard."

Oscar Winners 2019
'Green Book' wins #Oscars for the Best Picture.

Olivia Colman wins #Oscars for Best actor (female) in a leading role for The Favourite.

Rami Malek wins #Oscars for Best actor (male) in a leading role for Bohemian Rhapsody.

Indian film producer Guneet Monga's 'Period. End of Sentence.' wins #Oscars for Documentary Short Subject.

'Roma' wins #Oscars for the Best Foreign Language Film.

#Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik flagged off a special train for senior citizens under 'Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra' from Bhubaneswar railway station to Kolkata & Kamakhya.

'Meaningful' vote on Brexit scheduled for March 12: UK PM Theresa May

Tamil Nadu: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal launched several new projects &  laid the foundation stone for installation of 200 toilets to be built at different stations across the state, at Chennai Central Railway Station.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurated a defence based exhibition, 'Defence Youth Fiesta 2019' in Rajkot.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley: GST payable for under-construction flat will be now 5%. Affordable housing will have 1% GST rate. A Jaitley:We've adopted twin definition of affordable housing. One on basis of carpet area&2nd on cost. In metros,60 sq m carpet area&Rs45 lakh cost of apartment to fall in affordable housing. In non metros,it'll be 90 sq m carpet&Rs 45 lakh cost;it'll come into effect from Apr 1.

Ministry of Home Affairs has announced enhancement of Risk and Hardship Allowance under RH Matrix for CAPF personnel from Rs 9700 to Rs 17300 per month for troops upto the rank of Inspector & from 16900 to 25000 for officers.

ISSF World Cup 2019: Sourabh Choudhary wins gold in Men's 10 meters air pistol event.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi digitally launches Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), a cash-transfer scheme, in Gorakhpur.

Tripura: State government's 'Bicycle Distribution to Girl Students' programme was launched yesterday in Agartala. Under this initiative, girl students studying in class 9 in the state, will be given a free bicycle.

ISSF World Cup 2019: Apurvi Chandela wins gold in Women's 10 m Air Rifle event.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to attend as the 'Guest of Honour' the 46th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to be held in Abu Dhabi on 1st and 2nd March 2019.

Railways to run a special train to Statue of Unity.

Renowned Telugu director Kodi Ramakrishna passed away in a hospital in Hyderabad today. He was admitted there a few days ago.

Telangana Government announces ex-gratia of  Rs 25 lakh each for the CRPF soldiers who lost their lives in #PulwamaTerrorAttack on February 14.

ICICI-Videocon case: CBI issues lookout notice against Former CEO of ICICI bank Chanda Kochhar.

Seoul, South Korea: Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarded the Seoul Peace Prize.

Telangana: State Cabinet has approved the Vote-on-Account budget for the year 2019-20. Cabinet also approved the supplementary demands for grant for the financial year 2018-19.

Andhra Pradesh: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated All India Radio FM Station in Nellore.

Maharashtra government has reappointed Vijaya Rahatkar as the Chairperson of the State Women's Commission for three years.

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation has hiked interest rate on employees' provident fund to 8.65% from 8.55% for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Ministry of Home Affairs has commissioned the Bureau of Police Research & Development to conduct a pan-India survey called “All India Citizens Survey of Police Services” through National Council of Applied Economic Research, Delhi. The survey will commence in March.

The government of Jammu & Kashmir has downgraded & withdrawn the security of 18 Hurriyat leaders in the state.

At the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has ordered the release of 850 Indian prisoners lodged in Saudi jails.

At the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Saudi Crown Prince has announced the increase in quota for Indian Haj pilgrims to 200,000.

West Bengal govt to give Rs 5 lakh as compensation to family of personnel killed in Pulwama attack.

Saudi Arabia to invest $100 billion in India - a huge vote of confidence in the Indian economy. PM Modi welcomed the announcement by #SaudiCrownPrince to invest in areas like energy, refining, petrochemicals, infrastructure, agriculture, manufacturing, etc.

Border Security Force (BSF) has organised a 6-day 'Bharat Darshan Tour' for 20 Kashmiri students.

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