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Current affairs of 10th February

Anjali Singh, Published On:10-Feb-2019


                          Current affairs

1.Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu launched two  schemes,the Hirkani Maharashtrachi and District Business Plan Competition in Mumbai.

  • Under Hirkani Maharashtrachi, women’s SHGs will display their business plan at taluka level. Ten groups will be selected from each taluka and Rs. 50,000 will be given to each SHG to implement their idea.Five SHGs at district level will be selected and Rs. 2 lakh will be given to each SHG to take the idea forward.
  • Under District Business Plan Competition, competitors at district level will display ideas, out of which five ideas will be selected from agriculture, social service, education and Work order worth Rs. 5 lakh will be given to the 5 selected ideas to implement the same.

2.The fifth edition of West Bengal Global Business Summit was inaugurated by state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.It is a two day summit  held in Rajarhat,kolkata.

3.Assam Finance Minister, Himanta Biswas has presented the fourth Deficit Budget of the state for the fiscal year 2019-20 in the legislative assembly which amounts to 1,193 crore. This budget is the 2nd digital budget of the state

  • The total revenue of the budget in comparison with previous has increased by 20% and the total expenditure has crossed 70,000 crore.
  • The budget mainly focuses on dimensions of social security and capital expenditure.
  • Brides will be given one tola gold belonging to families having income of less than Rs. 5 lakh per annum.
  • Students who passes in 12th class examination with first division will be given e-bike.
  • Widows below 45 years will be given immediate support of Rs. 25,000.
  • Rice would be sold at Rs.1 per kg to benefit poor families.

4.Tamil Nadu’s Deputy Chief Minister, O Panneerselvam presented the state budget for the Fiscal Year 2019-20. Total revenue of the budget has been fixed at Rs. 1,97,721 crore. The Revenue Deficit of the budget  be Rs. 14,315 crore and Fiscal Deficit would be of Rs. 44,176 crore with no new taxes.

  • Tamil Nadu will present policies regarding Farmer Organization and Electronic hardware manufacturing.
  • Rs. 1700 crore will be allocated for 1 lakh concrete houses which are to be built in Cyclone Gaja affected areas to replace damaged houses and huts.
  • Rs. 28,757 has been attributed for school and education sector. It will establish a new arts and science college at Rameswaram named after former President APJ Abdul Kalam.
  • Rs. 13,606 has been allocated for the development of ports and highways.
  • Rs. 6,256 has been allocated for housing and urban development.

5.The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) conducted its eighth round of National Deworming Day (NDD) with a objective to reduce the prevalence of Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) or parasitic intestinal worms so that there will be no longer be public health problem.

6.Reserve Bank of India decided to treat deposits to over Rs.2 crore as ‘bulk’ as they doubled the limit for the same from the earlier Rs.1 crore. This move will enhance operational freedom of Banks.

7.Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority has imposed a fine of Rs 9 lakh on state-owned United India Insurance.

  • Insurance regulator IRDAI,imposed a sum of 5 lakh for violation of regulations such as  assigning of surveyors and submitting reports,insurer offering a settlement to the insured as well as paying the claim to the insured.
  • The left over balance of 4 lakh – 1 lakh each was  for violations of circular and guidelines on rates and discounts an insurer can offer .

                          Awards and Recognition

8.Acclaimed Indo-Canadian filmmaker, Deepa Mehta will be conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

9.Aegis Graham Bell Award 2018 announced Yes Bank as winner in ‘Innovation in Data Science’ category for their industry-first project ‘Yes EEE (Engage Enrich Excel)’ at Panaji, Goa. It was hosted by the Government of Goa.

                    Appointment and Resignation

10.Lt. Gen. Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon has taken over as the 48th Corps Commander of the Army’s Srinagar based strategic 15 Corps, which mans the Linwoulde of Control (LoC) in Kashmir

11.IAS officer (Madhya Pradesh cadre), Radhey shyam Julaniya will replace Rahul Bhatnagar as the Union Sports Secretary.

  • Rahul Bhatnagar has been released by the Sports Ministry and is set to join the Ministry on Panchayati Raj.


12.Five time Oscar nominated actor Albert Finney  died at the age of 82 due to chest infection in London.  


13.International Paralympics Committee (IPC) removed the ban on Russian Para athletes. The ban was active since August 2016.

14.Cricket Australia appointed Ricky Ponting as assistant coach for Australia’s cricket team for 2019 World Cup.

  • He had won world cup for three times.

15.Indian opener Rohit Sharma became the first man from his country to hit a century of sixes in T20I cricket in the second T20 between India and New Zealand.

16.Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga aggregated 288 kg to take the silver medal in the men’s 67 kg category in the EGAT’s Cup international weightlifting championships, an Olympic qualifying event

Source: The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Indian Express, Press Information Bureau website

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