Current Affairs: 05 February 2019

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05 February, 2019

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  1. Former law minister of Nepal Nilambar Acharya appointed country’s ambassador to India

Former Law Minister of Nepal Nilambar Acharya has been appointed as country’s ambassador to India. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr Acharya in Kathmandu. He has been appointed on the recommendation of the cabinet.

Mr Acharya served as a member of Eminent Persons Group formed by India and Nepal on bilateral relations. He was Law Minister in the interim government of 1990. The position of Nepalese ambassador to India was lying vacant after Deep Kumar Upadhyay resigned in October 2017 to join politics.

Source: – DD News


  1. World Cancer Day observed 4th February

World Cancer Day was being observed globally on 4th February. This year, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), which organizes World Cancer Day, is launching a new 3-year (2019-2021) campaign with the theme: “I Am and I Will.”

The Day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year through education, raising awareness and by pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the deadly disease.

Source: – UICC


  1. Railways minister launched IEA’s ‘The Future of Rail’ report

Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal launched the “The Future of Rail” report of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The Future of Rail is the first-of-a-kind report that analyses the current and future importance of rail around the world through the perspective of its energy and environmental implications.

The report reviews the impact of existing plans and regulations on the future of rail and explores the policies that could help to realise an enhanced future of the railways.

Source: – Press Information Bureau


  1. UK government clears Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has signed an order to extradite beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya to India. Mallya has 14 days from now to appeal against the extradition order. Earlier, the Westminster Magistrates’ Court had sent the case of Mallya to the Home Secretary for a decision on his extradition.

Source: – Times Now


  1. ‘ICT Academy Bridge 2019’ conference inaugurated in Tamil Nadu

Dr M. Manikandan, Minister for Information Technology of Tamil Nadu inaugurated ‘ICT Academy Bridge 2019’ conference in the city that witnessed more than 1,000 participants from government, industry and academia.

Organized by ICT Academy, the 37th edition of the conference is the largest Industry Institute Interaction Event of Asia. The conference was organized under the theme “Fostering India for Industry 4.0”.


  1. Haryana beat defending champions Punjab Royals to lift PWL 4 title

Haryana Hammers won the fourth edition of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) as they outclassed Punjab Royals 6-3 in the summit clash at the Gautam Buddha University indoor stadium, Greater Noida.

Riding on Aleksander Khotsianivski, Ali Shabanov, Kiran, Ravi Kumar and Anastasia Nichita’s dominating performance, the runners-up in the last three editions, Haryana Hammers, turned the tables on the defending champions Punjab Royals winning all the first five bouts of the evening to clinch the title.

Source: – News18


  1. India-Monaco Business Forum held in New Delhi

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu has inaugurated the Indo-Monaco Business Forum in New Delhi. Bilateral trade between India and Monaco in 2017-18 was USD 3.01 million, and there is immense potential to scale up the bilateral trade between the two nations. Monaco is ranked 106th among foreign direct investor in India (since April 2000 to June 2018) with USD 2.51 million FDI equity inflow.

Source: – Press Information Bureau

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