Current Affairs: 15 February 2019

Daily Current GK Update

15 February, 2019

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  1. Indian Army Carried Out The Annual Exercise Named ‘Exercise Topchi’

Indian Army showcased its artillery firepower by using ultralight Howitzers and indigenous Swathi weapon-locating radar at the annual “Exercise Topchi”. The exercise was held at Deolali Camp near Nashik. Aviation and surveillance capabilities were also showcased.

There were a showcase of display of rockets, missiles, surveillance, and target acquisition radars, remotely piloted aircraft and hi-tech equipment in addition to gunfire. The precision displayed while delivering the explosives in the target area stunned all those present.

Source: NDTV

 

  1. Clouded Leopard’ to be Mascot for National Games 2022

The Sports and Youth Ministry in the meeting of Executive Committee of the National Games 2022 has chosen the Smiling Clouded Leopard to be the Mascot for the National Games 2022.

Meghalaya will host the 2022 National Games, which is coinciding with its 50 years of statehood. Clouded Leopard is among the wild cats that live throughout the forests of Garo, Khasi, and Jaintia Hills.

Source: – Business Standard

 

  1. AYUSH Ministry launched e-AUSHADHI portal

Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik launched the e-AUSHADHI portal, for online licensing of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drugs and related matters at New Delhi.

This e-AUSHADHI portal is intended for increased transparency, improved information management facility, improved data usability and increased accountability. The Minister informed that timelines will be fixed for processing of application through this portal with SMS and e-mail status updates at each step of the process.

Source: – Press Information Bureau

 

  1. Macedonia officially changed its name to North Macedonia

The country, formerly known as the Republic of Macedonia officially changed its name to the Republic of North Macedonia, on paper ending a decadeslong dispute that should pave the way for NATO membership. The freshly named country celebrated the event with a flagraising ceremony marking its prospective – and long-awaited – accession to NATO.

Source: – The Guardian

 

  1. India’s 1st Aqua Mega Food Park commissioned in Andhra Pradesh

Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal commissioned Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park at Tundurru Village in Bhimavaram Mandal, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh through video conferencing.

The park is promoted by Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park Pvt. Ltd. It will be the first Mega Aqua Food Park operationalised exclusively for fish and marine products processing in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park Pvt. Ltd has been set up in 57.81 acre of land at a cost of Rs. 122.60 crores.

Source: – Press Information Bureau

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