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2nd February 2019 Current Affairs
 Nagaland CM inaugurated State's 1st Astro Turf Football Pitch

 

♦ Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio inaugurated first Astro Turf Football Pitch of the state at Indra Gandhi Stadium in Kohima.

♦ The pitch was inaugurated on the occasion of 100th birth anniversary of the legendary footballer Dr. T. Ao.

♦ The size of the playfield is 105x66 meters which is FIFA approved size.

 

Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0 held in New Delhi

 

The second edition of 'Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0' held at Taikatora Stadium in New Delhi.

The programme was organized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

In this programme, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with students, teachers and parents and shared his personal experiences with students and suggested means to handle exam stress. 

In the event 2200 students, parents, teacher and college students from 24 states and Union Territories took part.

 

Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Nayan Choubey Named as UPSC Member

 

Rajiv Nayan Choubey named as the member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The oath was administered by Shri Arvind Saxena, Chairman of UPSC.

A member of the UPSC can have a maximum of six-year tenure or till an incumbent attains the age of 65.

 He was in June 2015 named as the Civil Aviation Secretary.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) consists of one Chairman and 10 members, with Choubey's appointment, the commission be its full strength.

 

Government approves 4 lakh houses under PMAY(U)

 

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry approved nearly 4 lakh houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), taking the total numbers of houses to about 71.5 lakh.

The government has set a target of one crore houses to be constructed in urban areas in the country over a period of seven years from 2015 to 2022.

PMAY(U)  is launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015 to ensure Housing for all by 2022.

Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have been sanctioned nearly one lakh houses each.

 

Punjab govt approves 'Smart Village Campaign' worth of Rs 385 crores

 

Punjab government approved a rural development scheme 'Smart Village Campaign' worth Rs 384.40 crore to build village infrastructure and provide essential amenities.

The aim is to improve the condition of rural areas by supplementing the ongoing government scheme for building infrastructure and providing essential amenities.

The scheme was approved by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Reformation and implementation of the scheme would be financed with funds from the 14th Financial Commission and MGNREGA.

 

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank launches Kisan Suvudha Loan

 

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has launched 'Kisan Suvidha Loan; for small and marginal farmers.

Ujjivan becomes the 1st bank to offer loans for allied and agricultural activities.

It provides loans to individuals with an amount ranging from Rs.60,000 to Rs.2 lakh to fulfill the customized needs of the mass market segment.

Kisan Suvidha Loan can be used by farmers for both allied and agricultural activities.

The scheme will specially design to cater to the needs of customers for various allied and agricultural activities.

Kisan Suvidha Loan can be used by farmers for both allied and agricultural activities.

 

Paytm acquired Night Stay

 

Paytm, Noida based digital payments company acquired hotel booking platform Night Stay.

Night Stay is the Noida-based last minute hotel booking app.

Night Stay founder Nasr Khan will lead the hotel-booking services at Paytm.

Paytm plans to invest Rs 500 crore for growth in the travel operation and has partnered with more than 5,000 hotels across the budget. luxury and business segments.

 

Punit Goenka re-elected as new BARC Indian Chairman

 

The managing director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, Punit Goenka has been re-elected as the new chairman of TV viewership measurement company, BARC India.

He succeeded Nakul Chopra.

Punit Goenka was the founder of Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC).

 

P C Mohanan & J V Meenakshi resigned from National Statistical Commission

 

The independent member of National Statistical Commission P C Mohanan and J V Meenakshi have resigned over a disagreement with the govt on the release of jobs data.

P C Mohanan was the acting Chairperson of the autonomous body and J V Meenakshi was an NSC member.

The tenure of  Mohanan and Meenakshi was to end in 2020. 

They joined as a member in 2017.

 

Golfer Vani Kapoor becomes First Indian to Grab Australian LPGA Card

 

Vani Kapoor has become the first Indian to grab Australian Ladies PGA Tour (LPGA) after securing 12th Rank tied with three others in the first-ever qualifying tournament at Ballarat Golf Club in Australia.

Total 81 players participated in the Qualifying tournament out of which top-20 earned the card for LPGA.

 

World Wetlands Day: 2nd February

 

World Wetlands Day is observed on 2nd February every year

The day is observed to raise global awareness of the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet.

The theme of World Wetlands Day 2019 is 'Wetlands and Climate Change'.

Wetlands play a critical role in storing carbon and reducing the impact of extreme weather events associated with climate change.

 

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