Daily Current Affairs Updated @ 7th feb 2019

 International Affairs

2. Trump nominates US treasury diplomat David Malpass to head World Bank

  • Donald Trump (US President) has nominated senior Treasury official ‘David Malpass’(62-years) as the chief of the World Bank for a five-year term.
  • He would replace Jim Yong Kim, if voted by the Directors of the World Bank Group.

3. Macedonia signs accord to join NATO

  • Macedonia formally signed an agreement to join NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) to become the 30th member of the US-led alliance.
  • According to Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, the country will never walk alone once in the alliance.

  National Affairs

4. CCEA approves Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development scheme of Prasar Bharti

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development scheme of Prasar Bharti.
  • An amount of 1054 Crore rupees have been approved for a three years period.

5. Smriti Irani launches India Size project in Mumbai

  • The Textile Minister Smriti Irani has launched the India Size project (first-of-its-kind project in the history of the country) in Mumbai.

6. Arunachal’s Nyishi tribe celebrates Boori Boot Yollo festival

  • The Nyishi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh is celebrating its Boori Boot Yollo festival (52nd) to welcome spring and a successful harvest.
  • Boori Boot Yollo is observed every year in the month of February.
  • The festival witnessed the grand display of Punu/Jajin and Boori Yapa dance.

7. Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Qutub Minar among top 10 Revenue-Generating Monuments

  • The Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma has revealed the top revenue-generating monuments in the country between 2015 to 2018.
  • The top revenue-generating monuments during 2015-18 is Taj Mahal.

8. BPRD to organize 2nd National Conference of Micro Missions of National Police Mission

  • Today, Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir N. N. Vohra has inaugurated the 2nd National Conference of Micro Missions of National Police Mission in New Delhi.
  • The conference has been organised by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD).

9. Cabinet approves the establishment of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for the establishment of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog for conservation, protection and development of cows and their progeny.

Sports

10. Vidarbha grab second successive Ranji Trophy Title 2018

  • Vidarbha defeated Saurashtra by 78 runs to retain the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 edition (85th season) at the Vidarbha Cricket Association in Nagpur.
  • Left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate (Vidarbha), with eleven wickets in the match to steer Vidarbha to domestic glory.
  • The Ranji Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in India between teams representing regional and state cricket associations.

Here are the details of the scores:

  • Vidarbha: 312-10 (120.2) & 200-10 (92.5).
  • Saurashtra:  307-10 (117) & 127-10 (58.4)

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