Current Affairs – February, 2019

Current Affairs – February, 2019

Defence

  • The place in Maharashtra where the Indian Army conducted its annual artillery fire power exercise Topchi – Deolali
  • The five-day multinational maritime exercise conducted at Karachi, Pakistan with participation of 46 countries and slogan “Together for Peace” – Aman-19
  • The multinational training exercise held from 27 Jan to 06 Feb 19 in the Western Indian Ocean with participation from USA, India, Netherlands and several East African countries was named – CUTLASS EXPRESS – 19

Persons

  • The former Chairman of Railway Board who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India – Shri Ashwani Lohani
  • The new Chairman of CBDT appointed to replace Shri Sushil Chandra who has taken over as Election Commissioner – Shri Pramod Kumar Mody
  • The American economist who has been nominated by the US President to be the next World Bank President – David Malpass
  • The new Director of Central Bureau of Investigation, replacing Shri Alok Verma for a period of two years – Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla

Places

  • The place in Haryana where setting up All India Institute of Medical Sciences was approved by the Union Cabinet – Manethi (Rewari Dist)
  • The places in Madhya Pradesh and Assam where National Institute of Design were inaugurated through video conferencing in New Delhi – Bhopal and Jorhat
  • The venue of first ever Drone Olympics, a competition for UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) held from 18 to 21 February 2019 – Bengaluru
  • The emirate of UAE which has declared Hindi to be its third official language in its courts to make the justice delivery simple – Abu Dhabi
  • The venue of Swachhta Shakti Convention 2019 of 16,000 women Swachhata Champions from across the country – Kurukshetra

 

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