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February 2018 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of February 2019 related to politics, sports, culture, science, awards, person in news, etc. Monthly edition of our current affairs carries important news and events happening in India and around the world. These current affairs are important for competitive examinations such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, Banking, CDS, NDA, LIC, PSC, MAT, CAT, Railways, etc.

Latest current affairs for the month of February 2019 are given below. Hope you like it.


For which state a new Railway Zone was announced by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal?

The new railway zone named Southern Coast Railway will be headquartered in Visakhapatnam.
Andhra Pradesh
2nd Edition of Indian Sign Language Dictionary for Hearing Impaired Persons contains how many words? 6000 words
On which day National Science Day 2019 was observed? 28th February 2019
What was the theme of National Science Day 2019? Science for the People and People for Science
Which player was honoured with Asian Hockey Federation’s Player of the Year award? Manpreet Singh
Which Indian bank which has joined hands with World Bank and UN Women to launch new social impact bonds exclusively for women, called Women's Livelihood Bonds (WLBs)? SIDBI
Which state government has recently declared Monkeys as Vermin for the next one year due to monkey menace in the state? Himachal Pradesh
The Indian Air Force in a recent retaliatory move destroyed the biggest Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) training camp in Balakot. The town is located in which Pakistani provinces? Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
PM Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Yojana for the farmers’ welfare recently. How much income support will be provided in a year to farmers under the scheme? Rs 6000 per year
What is the name of India's first humanoid robot developed by Asimov Robotics which was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Kerala for induction into its police force? KP-BOT
12th biennial edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition 'Aero India 2019' was held at which location? Air Force Station Yelahanka
What was the tagline for the air show Aero India-2019 (12th edition) which was held at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru The Runway to a Billion Opportunities
Who became the 14th recipient of the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize? Narendra Modi
At which place first ever Drone Olympics, a competition for UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) was held from 18th to 21st February 2019? Bengaluru
Which state approved Sanskrit as the second official language after Hindi? Himachal Pradesh
The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) raised the interest rate on Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) for 2018-19. What is the new interests rate? 8.65 percent
Which international organisation recently urged the international community to co-operate with India in dealing with terrorism? United Nations Security Council
Name India's first self-made fighter jet which received the final operational clearance for induction into the air force as a fully-weaponised fighter jet? Light Combat Aircraft Tejas
India has raised customs duty to 200 per cent on all goods imported from which nation?

The decision was taken following withdrawal of Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.
Which state has launched the Annadata Sukhibhava Scheme under which farmers having land less than 5 acres will receive Rs 9000 in addition to Rs 6000 announced by the Central Government? Andhra Pradesh
Name the former badminton player of India who has been awarded the Sportstar Lifetime Achievement Award? Prakash Padukone
Which team won the Irani Cup 2018-19 season after Draw With Rest of India? Vidarbha
The Union Cabinet approved the agreement between India and which organisation for its participation in the Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA)? Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OCED)
The Cabinet approved the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) beyond March 2019 to which year? 2022
The Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched ____________ to boost quality digital education in the country.

Shri Prakash Javadekar disclosed that the digital board will be introduced all over the country in government and government aided schools from class 9th onwards as well as in higher education institutions.
Operation Digital Board
Name the former Chairman of Railway Board who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India? Ashwani Lohani
At which place in Maharashtra the Indian Army conducted its annual artillery fire power exercise named Topchi? Deolali
The citizens in distress can dial which number to get immediate access to emergency services?

The Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) is a pan-India single number based response system for persons in distres.
Name the new Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) who will succeed Sushil Chandra?

Sushil Chandra will take over as Election Commissioner of India.
Pramod Kumar Mody
Name the animal which has been chosen to be the mascot of National Games 2022 to be held in Meghalaya? Clouded Leopard
In which city the National Cyber Forensic Lab has been inaugurated? New Delhi
The first of the 15 Chinook heavy lift helicopters ordered by the Indian Air Force (IAF) arrived in India on February 10, 2019. From which country India has purchased these helicopters? USA
In which city Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first-ever diesel to electric converted locomotive twin engine? Varanasi
The Expert Committee led by Anoop Satpathy on February 14, 2019 submitted its report. It recommended raising National Minimum Wage to how much amount per day? Rs 375 per day (Rs 9,750 per month)
Government of which state has announced a universal old age pension scheme called Mukhyamantri Vridhajan Pension Yojna? Bihar
The Indian Parliament has passed the Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019. The bill seeks to remove which disease as a ground for divorce? Leprosy
Name the Indian cricketer who has become the highest run scorer in T20 internationals by surpassing New Zealand's Martin Guptill? Rohit Sharma
Which team won the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 defeating Saurashtra in the finals in Nagpur? Vidarbha
Name the state which has declared the Indus Water Dolphin to be its State Aquatic Animal? Punjab
Name the Indian cricketer who has become the first woman in the world to play 200 One Day Internationals (ODI)? Mithali Raj
Who is the author of the book - The Third Pillar? Raghuram Rajan
Who is the author of the book - Undaunted, Saving the Idea of India? P Chidambaram
According to Interim Budget 2019-20, income up to which amount is exempted from Income Tax? Rs 5 lakh


How many countries have ratified the Geneva Convention?

The Geneva Conventions are a set of international treaties agreed to between 1864 and 1949 that establish the standards of international law for humanitarian treatment in case of war.
196 countries
Which cricket team scored the highest ever total in T20 internationals by scoring 278 runs against Ireland in Dehradun surpassing Australia's 263 against Sri Lanka in 2016? Afghanistan
Name the Sri Lankan cricketer who has been banned from cricket for 2 years by the ICC Sanath Jayasuriya
In which country a two-day summit meeting between North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump was held? Vietnam
Which film directed by Peter Farelly was awarded Best Picture award at the 91st Academy Awards (Oscars)? Green Book
Who was awarded Best Actor award for the film Bohemian Rhapsody at the 91st Academy Awards (Oscars)? Rami Malek
Who was awarded Best Actress award for the film The Favourite at the 91st Academy Awards (Oscars)? Olivia Colman
Who was awarded Best Director award for the film Roma at the 91st Academy Awards (Oscars)? Alfonso Cuaron
Name the West Indian cricketer who has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after the Cricket World Cup 2019 Chris Gayle
What was the theme of World Sustainable Development Summit 2019? Attaining the 2030 Agenda; Delivering on our Promise
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is the President of which country who has taken over as the new chair of 55-member African Union? Egypt
On which day World Radio Day was observed across the world? 13th February
Name the European coumtry which has signed an accord to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) becoming its 30th member? Macedonia
In a landmark decision, _____________ has included Hindi as the third official language used in its courts, alongside Arabic and English, as part of a move designed to improve access to justice. Abu Dhabi
Name the American economist who has been nominated by the US President to be the next World Bank President? David Malpass
On which day Safer Internet Day was observed across the world with the theme - Together for better internet? 5th February

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