Daily GK & Current Affairs 22 February 2019

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1) 4 Ordinances including one criminalising practice of triple talaq promulgated by the President

2) Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the 5th IDA Meeting

3) Government signed MoU with Canadian University, UBC, for research on environment issues

4) NARI decided to drop focus on AIDS and undergo change name

5) Government announces free air travel for CAPF to Jammu & Kashmir

6) Capital Infusion of Rs. 48,239 Crore into 12 State-Run Banks

7) EPFO interest rate raised to 8.65% from 8.55%

8) FDI during April to December 2018-19 falls 7% to USD 33.49 billion

9) TCS ranked as global Top Employer for third year in a row

10) Additional charge as Secretary of Department of Fisheries given to Tarun Shridhar

11) BFI President Ajay Singh appointed as the head of AIBA Elite Foundation

12) Former Judge, Justice D.K. Jain, appointed as BCCI ombudsman by SC

13) Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated first humanoid police robot in India, KP-BOT

14) China’s Xinhua unveils world’s first female AI news ancho

15) India’s LCA Tejas gets clearance for induction into IAF

16) Lockheed Martin unveiled new F-21 fighter jet to be made in India

17) Rare frog species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

18) Tortoise feared extinct for 100 years spotted on Galapagos island

19) Australian small brown rat becomes World’s first mammal to go extinct due to climate change

20) Overview of the 2019 Qatar ExxonMobil Open and 2019 Qatar Total Open

21) Chris Gayle broke Shahid Afridi’s record for “Most Sixes in International Cricket”

22) Shreyas Iyer slams 55-ball 147, highest ever T20 score by an Indian

23) Bengali singer Pratik Choudhury passed away at the age of 55

24) Hum Aapke Hain Koun Producer Rajkumar Barjatya Passes Away

25) International Mother Language day observed on February 21,2019

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