Current affairs 07/02/2019

Thursday 07 February 2019
Current affairs 07/02/2019

1. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) on February 6, 2019 launched the 'Darwaza Band -Part 2' campaign for sustainability of the Open Defecation Free (ODF) status of villages across the country. The campaign launched by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in Mumbai in the presence of actor Amitabh Bachchan. He  dedicated a poem of his father late Harivansh Rai Bachchan to the Swachh Bharat Mission “Swachh Tann, Swachh Mann, Swachh Bharat, Mera Parichay”

2.  The second joint secretary level meeting to review the India-Nepal Trade Treaty begun in Pokhara, Nepal. During the two-day meeting, Nepal is likely to raise issues relating to reducing its growing trade deficit with India and increasing its export to the southern neighbour through tariff reduction. The first meeting was held in New Delhi. The Indian delegation is headed by Bhupinder Singh Bhalla,Joint Secretary (South Asia), Department of Commerce, while Ravi Shankar Saiju, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies is leading the Nepalese side.

3. Air India chief Pradeep Singh Kharola has been appointed Civil Aviation secretary as part of a minor top-level bureaucratic reshuffle according to an official order. He took over the reins of the debt-ridden national carrier on January 9, last year. The vacancy had come up due to the superannuation of Rajiv Nayan Choubey on January 31

4. Fino Payments Bank (FPB) has announced the launch of a sweep account facility in association with Suryoday Small Finance Bank (SSFB). This facility allows customers to seamlessly transfer balance in their account in excess of Rs1 lakh to SSFB account.

5. The State Bank of India’s UK head Sanjiv Chadha has been honoured with the ‘Freedom of the City of London’ award in recognition of his contribution to promoting the bilateral relations. The genesis of the ‘Freedom of the City of London’ is traced to the medieval time of around 123.

6. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday announced the sixth bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2018-19. The Monetary Policy Committee headed by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, announced a reduction in policy repo rate by 25 basis points from 6.5 per cent to 6.25 per cent with immediate effect. the reverse repo rate under the LAF stands adjusted to 6.0%, and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate to 6.5%. On the supply side, the FAE has placed the growth of real gross value added (GVA) at 7.0% in 2018-19 as compared with 6.9% .

7. The ICG has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with various Coast Guard Agencies of the world for cooperation on CG relevant maritime issues. The MoU is one of the various steps taken by Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi and AAI towards harmonisation of Aeronautical and Maritime search and rescue in accordance with the International Aeronautical Maritime Search And Rescue(IAMSAR) standards.

8. Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for petroleum and natural gas, inaugurated the 2019 Asia LPG summitin New Delhi. The summit is being organised by the World LPG Association (WLPGA) in association with major Indian public-sector oil companies (OMCs) Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum, and Bharat Petroleum at the Taj Palace Hotel.

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