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  • Current Affairs Monthly Capsule I

    February 2019 Current Affairs Weekly Capsule I 9thto 15th

    September 2018

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  • Current Affairs Monthly Capsule I

    February 2019 Current Affairs Weekly Capsule I 9thto 15th

    September 2018

    2 | P a g e

    Table of Contents

    Awards & Honours.................................................................................................................................................. 3

    Days & Events ......................................................................................................................................................... 6

    International Affairs ............................................................................................................................................... 7

    National Affairs ....................................................................................................................................................... 9

    Personalities in News ........................................................................................................................................... 22 Books & Authors ................................................................................................................................................... 23

    Government Policies & Schemes .......................................................................................................................... 23

    Science & Technology ........................................................................................................................................... 29

    Committees & Recommendations ....................................................................................................................... 31

    Business & Economy ............................................................................................................................................. 31

    Sport ..................................................................................................................................................................... 35

    Defence ................................................................................................................................................................. 36

    Polity .................................................................................................................................................................... 40

  • Current Affairs Monthly Capsule I

    February 2019 Current Affairs Weekly Capsule I 23rdto 29th

    September 2018 Current Affairs Weekly Capsule I 16thto 22nd

    September 2018 Current Affairs Weekly Capsule I 19th to 25th

    August 2018

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    Awards &Honours

    Nuvoco won FICCI CSR Award 2017-18

     Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd. (formerly Lafarge India Limited) bagged the FICCI CSR Award for 2017-18 in the Women Empowerment category in New Delhi.

     They were awarded for their project 'Aakriti'.

     The project has been implemented in the Nimbaheda block of Chittorgarh, where, 400 women from neighbouring villages have been trained in tailoring and associated skills.

    Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes conferred

     PM Narendra Modi attended the award ceremony for the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on 28 February 2019.

     He conferred the prizes for 2016, 2017 and 2018 to the awardees.

     The prize, named after Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, is given each year to recognize outstanding Indian work in various disciplines of Science and Technology.

    Alastair Cook recieved knighthood

     Alastair Cook received the knighthood in the New Year’s Honours.

     He received the honour at a ceremony in the Buckingham Palace and has become the 11th Englishman to be knighted for services to cricket.

     Enid Bakewell, a legend of the women’s game received an MBE, while Alvin Kallicharran and Peter Wynne-Thomas were both recognised with a British Empire Medal.

    Indore and Bhopal won Saubhagya award

     The Central Zone Power Distribution Company, Bhopal and West Zone Power Distribution Company, Indore were awarded the Saubhagya award on 26 February 2019.

     It was presented under Pradhanmantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana at the National Conference of Energy Ministers.

     The award carries a cash prize of 100 crore rupees each.

    IRCTC Rail Connect won National Award

     Railway's ticket booking mobile application, IRCTC Rail Connect, has been chosen for National e-Governance Awards 2019.

     The app was launched in January 2017 to facilitate the booking of train tickets in a faster and easier way.

     Chhattisgarh government's 'Khanij online' and 14 such IT projects will also receive the award.

    Karthikeyan received Lifetime Achievement

     G.R. Karthikeyan was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the FMSCI annual awards function on 25 February 2019.

     He is the father of India’s first Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan.

     Raghul Rangasamy received the Upcoming Motorsport Person of the Year award for the Raymond Gautam Singhania Trophy.

    Gandhi Peace Prize presented

     President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented the Gandhi Peace Prize on 26 February 2019.

     It was presented for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 at Darbar Hall, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. The awardees were:

     Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari - 2015

     Akshaya Patra Foundation and Sulabh International - 2016 (Jointly)

     Ekal Abhiyan Trust - 2017

     Sh Yohei Sasakawa - 2018.

    Mahesh to be honoured with META lifetime award

     Eminent Indian playwright, Mahesh Elkunchwar has been chosen for the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) Lifetime Achievement Award 2019.

     The award will be given on 12 March 2019.

     He is a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship and has over 30 plays and essays to his credit including works like 'Sultan', 'Holi', 'Garbo', 'Yatanaghar', and 'Atmakatha'.

    PM Modi to confer Youth Parliament Awards 2019

     Prime Minister Narendra Modi will confer the 'National Youth Parliament Festival 2019' awards to the winners on 27 February 2019.

     The National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 was launched on 12th January 2019.

     The aim of the festival was to encourage the youth in the age group of 18-25 years to engage with public issues and understand the common man’s point of view.

    ‘Period. End of Sentence’ won Oscar

     A film on menstruation, set in rural India, titled ‘Period. End of Sentence’, has won the Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category at the 91st Academy Awards.

     Rayka Zehtabchi directed the short film and Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment produced it.

     The film is a part of ‘The Pad Project’, started by students at the Oakwood School in Los Angeles and their teacher, Melissa Berton.

    Oscars 2019: Part 2

     Best Supporting Actress - Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk.

     Best Original Song - Lady Gaga, Mike Ronson, Anthony Rossomondo and Andrew Wyatt for A Star Is Born.

     Best Animated Feature - Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse.

     Best Foreign Language - Roma.

     Best Animated Short - Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb for Bao.

  • Current Affairs Monthly Capsule I

    February 2019 Current Affairs Weekly Capsule I 23rdto 29th

    September 2018 Current Affairs Weekly Capsule I 16thto 22nd

    September 2018 Current Affairs Weekly Capsule I 19th to 25th

    August 2018

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    Oscars 2019: Part 1

     The 91st Academy Awards were presented at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, California.

     Best Picture - Green Book.

     Best Actor in a Leading Role - Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody.

     Best Actress in a Leading Role - Olivia Colman for The Favourite.

     Best Directing - Alfonso Cuarón for Roma.

     Best Supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali for Green Book.

    Divya Karnad won the Future For Nature Award

     Dr Divya Karnad won the prestigious Global Future For Nature Award 2019 for her work on marine conservation.

     She is the first woman and the second Indian to won the award.

     The first Indian who won the award is Dr Charudutt Mishra.

     The Future For Nature Award is a an international award that celebrates tangible achievements in protecting wild animal and plant species.

    PM Modi recieved Seoul Peace Prize 2018

     PM Narendra Modi received the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth.

     The award was presented to him by the Seoul Peace Prize Foundation at a grand ceremony.

     A short film on the life and achievements of Prime Minister Modi was also screened at the event.

     He is the 14th recipient of the award.

    Deshpande won Shiv Chhatrapati awards

     Noted Mallakhamb coach, Uday Deshpande and aggressive opening batswoman Smriti Mandhana were conferred with Shiv Chhatrapati awards on 17 February 2019.

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