Daily Current Affairs Updated @ 13th Feb 2019

Books & Authors

1. ‘Let’s Talk On Air: Conversations with Radio Presenters’ released

  • Today, the book titled “Let’s Talk On Air: Conversations with Radio Presenters” has been released on World Radio Day (WRD-2019) in Mumbai.
  • The book has been authored by Rakesh Anand Bakshi.

National Affairs

2. Dera Baba Nanak land check post designated as an immigration centre

  • As per Home ministry notification, The Union Government designated Dera Baba Nanak land Check post in Gurdaspur district of Punjab as an authorised immigration checkpoint to exit and entry for visiting Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan.
  • All classes of passengers with valid travel documents can exit or enter through the post.
  • The government also appointed the Chief Immigration Officer as the Civil Authority for the purpose.

3. I&B Ministry organizes the first annual conference of Media Units

  • Today, The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has organized the first annual conference of Media Units in New Delhi.
  • The conference has been chaired by Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore.

4. PM Narendra Modi addresses CREDAI YouthCon -19 in New Delhi

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the CREDAI YouthCon -19 at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.

5. Meghalaya Govt. to rename Dikkibandi stadium after P A Sangma

  • The Meghalaya state Cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has decided to rename the Dikkibandi Stadium in Tura town after P. A. Sangma (former Lok Sabha Speaker & CM Meghalaya).
  • The Dikkibandi Stadium was formerly known as MP stadium.

6. 5th International Dam Safety Conference starts in Bhubaneswar

  • The two-day 5th International Dam Safety Conference–2019 is being held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  • This programme is based on the safety and maintenance issues of old dams and the international conference is a part of it.

7. ‘Sapta Shakti’ Command of Indian Army conducting ‘Exercise Rahat’ in Jaipur

  • Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Exercise `Exercise Rahat´ concluded in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • Indian Army was represented by Jaipur based Sapta Shakti Command.

8. Environment Ministry releases ‘India – Spearheading Climate Solutions’

  • Th Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released a publication titled “India Spearheading Climate Solutions”.

9. India and Norway launched an initiative to Combat Marine Pollution

  • The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change signed a Letter of Intent establishing the India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative together with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

10. Himachal’s first mega food park inaugurated in Una

  • The Union Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal has inaugurated the mega food park at Village Singha in Una District, Himachal Pradesh.
  • This is the first Mega Food Park operationalized in the State of Himachal Pradesh at a cost of Rs 107.34 crore.

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