Current Affairs – February 2019

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1Who has been elected as the new chairman of Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC)?Punit Goenka
212th biennial edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition ‘Aero India 2019’ was held at which location?Air Force Station Yelahanka
32nd Edition of Indian Sign Language Dictionary for Hearing Impaired Persons contains how many words?6000 words
4Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is the President of which country who has taken over as the new chair of 55-member African Union?Egypt
5At which place first ever Drone Olympics, a competition for UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) was held from 18th to 21st February 2019?Bengaluru
6In which city Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first-ever diesel to electric converted locomotive twin engine?Varanasi
7In which city the National Cyber Forensic Lab has been inaugurated?New Delhi
8ISRO has launched Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) in which of the following cities?Bengaluru
9Name the American economist who has been nominated by the US President to be the next World Bank President?David Malpass
10Name the European coumtry which has signed an accord to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) becoming its 30th member?Macedonia
11Name the state which has declared the Indus Water Dolphin to be its State Aquatic Animal?Punjab
12Name the West Indian cricketer who has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after the Cricket World Cup 2019Chris Gayle
13On which day National Science Day 2019 was observed?28th February 2019
14On which day Safer Internet Day was observed across the world with the theme – Together for better internet?5th February
15On which day World Radio Day was observed across the world?13th February
16PM Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Yojana for the farmers’ welfare recently. How much income support will be provided in a year to farmers under the scheme?Rs 6000 per year
17The 3rd edition of Swachh Shakti-2019 was held at which of the city?Kurukshetra
18The decision was taken following withdrawal of Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.Pakistan
19The first of the 15 Chinook heavy lift helicopters ordered by the Indian Air Force (IAF) arrived in India on February 10, 2019. From which country India has purchased these helicopters?USA
20The first-ever World Pulses Day (WPD) is observed on which of the following dates?10-Feb
21The Indian Air Force in a recent retaliatory move destroyed the biggest Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) training camp in Balakot. The town is located in which Pakistani provinces?Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
22The joint HADR Exercise ‘RAHAT-2019’ will be conducted in which state?Rajasthan
23The new railway zone named Southern Coast Railway will be headquartered in Visakhapatnam.Andhra Pradesh
24What is the name of India’s first humanoid robot developed by Asimov Robotics which was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Kerala for induction into its police force?KP-BOT
25What is the theme of the 2019 World Radio Day (WRD)?Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace Broadcasts
26What was the tagline for the air show Aero India-2019 (12th edition) which was held at Air Force Station Yelahanka, BengaluruThe Runway to a Billion Opportunities
27What was the theme of National Science Day 2019?Science for the People and People for Science
28What was the theme of World Sustainable Development Summit 2019?Attaining the 2030 Agenda; Delivering on our Promise
29Which city is the venue of the ICT Academy Bridge 2019 conference?Chennai
30Which city was the venue of the ‘Parmanu Tech 2019’?New Delhi
31Which country has decided to include Hindi as the third official language in courts?UAE
32Which Indian bank which has joined hands with World Bank and UN Women to launch new social impact bonds exclusively for women, called Women’s Livelihood Bonds (WLBs)?SIDBI
33Which international organisation recently urged the international community to co-operate with India in dealing with terrorism?United Nations Security Council
34Which player was honoured with Asian Hockey Federation’s Player of the Year award?Manpreet Singh
35Which state approved Sanskrit as the second official language after Hindi?Himachal Pradesh
36Which state government has recently declared Monkeys as Vermin for the next one year due to monkey menace in the state?Himachal Pradesh
37Which state has launched the Annadata Sukhibhava Scheme under which farmers having land less than 5 acres will receive Rs 9000 in addition to Rs 6000 announced by the Central Government?Andhra Pradesh
38Who became the 14th recipient of the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize?Narendra Modi
39Who has become the first Asian woman cricketer to play hundred T20Is?Sana Mir
40Who has been appointed as the new Union Sports Secretary?Radheyshyam Julaniya