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Current Affairs 15th February 2019
Current Affairs 2019
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International Current Affairs



Donald Trump to Sign Border Bill


Donald Trump to Sign Border Bill
A White House spokeswoman said on Thursday (14th February 2019), US President Donald Trump will sign a border security bill to avoid another government shutdown, but also declare a national emergency seeking funds for his promised US - Mexico border wall.

The top Democrat in Congress instantly condemned the president's move. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, asked by reporter's whether she would file a legal challenge to the emergency seeking fund declaration, "I may, that's an option."



From Russia Amid Delays, NASA Considers Buying New Rides to Space


From Russia Amid Delays, NASA Considers Buying New Rides to Space
On Friday (15th February 2019), NASA said, it was weighing an option to buy 2 additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a incidentally plan against further delays in the launch systems being developed by  Boeing Co. and Elon Musk's SpaceX.

For the 1st time since NASA's Space Shuttle program went dark in 2011, A possible purchase issues flexibility and back up capability as the companies build a rocket and capsule launch systems to return astronauts to the ISS (International Space Station) from US soil. NASA has said, that the US space agency has since had to trust on Russia's Roscosmos program to ferry astronauts to the orbital space station at a cost of $80 million per seat (roughly).

National Current Affairs



Pulwama Terror Attack: Jammu And Kashmir


Pulwama Terror Attack: Jammu And Kashmir
At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed and 5 were injured in one of the deadliest Pulwama terror attacks in Jammu & Kashmir when a Jaish suicide bomber (Adil Ahmad Dar, 22) rammed a vehicle and carrying over 350 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district on Thursday (14th February 2019).

Experts of anti-terror commando force the National Security Guard (NSG) and the investigators of National Investigation Agency (NIA) left for Jammu & Kashmir on Today (15th February 2019, Friday) to join the probe into the Pulwama terror attack in which at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed. The Explosive specialists of the Black Cat commando force NSG would also join in the investigation into the Pulwama terror attack.



Bhupen Hazarika's Son: Honour to Receive Bharat Ratna for Father


Bhupen Hazarika's Son: Honour to Receive Bharat Ratna for Father
Today (15th February 2019), the son of music legend Bhupen Hazarika said his statement, earlier this week on his father receiving the Bharat Ratna was misinterpreted.

Tej Hazarika who is based in the US had said in a statement, that Bhupen Hazarika's Son was not happy on how the government planned to pass the painfully unpopular Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which was against his father's position and beliefs.



Rahul Gandhi To Visit Chhattisgarh On 16th Feb 2019


Rahul Gandhi To Visit Chhattisgarh Today
On Saturday (16th February 2019), Congress president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to arrive in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district to take a part in "Adivasi Krishak Adhikar Sammelan'', that is (convention for tribal farmer's rights).

An official said, During the program at Dhuragaon village, Mr Rahul Gandhi will distribute the land documents to farmers who have been returned their land's acquired in 2008 for a Tata Steel project. Rahul Gandhi will also distribute farm loan waiver certificates and forest rights certificates. He will also dedicate a project's worth of Rs. 21.75 cr in Bastar division.



On Inaugural Run, India's Fastest Train Vande Bharat Express - Train 18


On Inaugural Run, India's Fastest Train Vande Bharat Express - Train 18
On Friday (15th February 2019), PM Narendra Modi flagging off the first semi high speed train, Vande Bharat Express (Train 18), at New Delhi Railway Station. On it's first run on the tracks with passengers on board, India's first engine less train (Train 18) Vande Bharat Express, ran at a top speed of 130 kmph, flagging off a new niche for semi high speed trains in India on 16th Feb 2019.

Even though the train 18 has topped 180 kmph in it's trial runs, it speed was capped at 130 kmph keeping in view the condition of the tracks. Travelling at it's current speed, the train-18 ran from New Delhi to Varanasi in only 8 hours, as against 12 to 13 hours, that it would take in the Shatabdi Express, which will complete 30 years in service this year. Vande Bharat Express will start commercial operations from 17th February 2019, and will run 5 days a week.

Sports Current Affairs



Dale Steyn Breaks Kapil Dev's Record


Dale Steyn Breaks Kapil Dev's Record
On Thursday (14th February 2019), the South African fast bowler Dale Steyn, surpassed Kapil Dev's tally of 434 wickets on Day 2 of the 1st Test against Sri Lanka at Kingsmead, Durban. Dale Steyn playing only his 92nd Test, took 4 wickets in the 1st innings and equaled England pacer Stuart Broad's tally of 437 wickets in a longest format of the game.

South Africa's leading Test wicket taker Steyn is now joint seventh on the overall list. The list is headed by Muttiah Muralitharan (800 wickets), Shane Warne (708 wickets), Anil Kumble (619 wickets), James Anderson (575 wickets), Glenn McGrath (563 wickets) and Courtney Walsh (516 wickets) are the other 5 bowlers ahead of Steyn, who took 4 wickets for 48 on Thursday (14 Feb 2019).



Summit Clash at Senior Nationals


Summit Clash at Senior Nationals
On Today (16th February 2019, Saturday), Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu won their respective semi-finals in contrasting fashion to set up a mouth watering badminton women's singles summit showdown at the 83rd Yonex Sunrise Senior National Championship in Guwahati.

While PV Sindhu overcame a challenge from Assam's promising Ashmita Chaliha age 19, 21-10 and 22-20 in the first semi-final. Saina got the better of Nagpur qualifier Vaishnavi Bhale who was the part of India's Uber Cup squad last year, 21-15 and 21-14 to enter into the finals. Saina play against Sindhu in the last 2 encounters at the Nagpur Nationals in 2017 and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (GCCWG) gold medal match last year.

Today Awareness & Events



Care Day


Care Day
Every year on 15th February was celebrated as Care Day, the world's biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience. Care Day is an opportunity to celebrate the right's of care experienced young people and children. It is a joint initiative between 5 children's rights charities across the Ireland and UK, under five Nations one voice alliance.

Become in England, VOYPIC in Northern Ireland, EPIC in Ireland, Voices from Care in Wales and Who Cares? Scotland. The alliance wants a world where the childhoods of these young people and children allow them to thrived and achieve their dreams. So, that they go onto have a future that is fulfilled and also proud of.



Susan B. Anthony Day


Susan B. Anthony Day
Susan B. Anthony Day is celebrated annually on 15th February in the USA. This day commemorates the birth of an American social reformer Susan Brownell Anthony who played a leading role in women's suffrage movement as well as a serious opponent of slavery.

Susan Brownell Anthony was born on 15 February 1820 to a Quaker family. She started to collect anti slavery petitions when she was aged 17. By the time she 36, became the New York State agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.



National Almonds Day


National Almonds Day
Every year on 16th February is celebrated as National Almonds Day, it is believed to be one of the most ancient fruit to be cultivated. In the old testament of the Bible, there are lot of mentions of almond's along with dates.

The more nut mentioned in the Bible is pistachio. Did you know, that the almond is not a nut? It's a stone fruit and that is related to plums, peaches and cherries. But in case with almonds only the stone is eaten, not the pulp or others. One of the most finest almond categories is Jordan almond, that looks like large plump and it is frequently sold in a colored sugar glaze.

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