Important Current Affairs from 11th February 2019

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This is a comprehensive current affairs article in which we will cover today’s many important news from National News, International, Economy, Environment and Ecology, Defence and Security, Banking Awareness, Appointments, Awards, Science and Technology, Sports News and many more.

RBI doubled the limit of Bulk Deposits from Rs. 1 Crore to Rs 2 Crore :

Reserve Bank of India decided to treat deposits to over Rs.2 crore as ‘bulk’ as they doubled the limit for the same from the earlier Rs.1crore. This move will enhance the operational freedom of Banks. According to current RBI rules, last reviewed in January 2013, banks have the option of not permitting premature withdrawals of ‘large rupee term deposits’ of INR 1 crore and above.

World Pulses Day :

February 10, 2019, was the first-ever World Pulses Day, a United Nations global event to celebrate pulses worldwide and continue the important gains made with the 2016 International Year of Pulses. In December 2013, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly voted unanimously to declare 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP), to celebrate, raise awareness and promote the consumption of pulses at events around the globe.

Shri Justice Ranjan Gogoi released a book “Law, Justice and Judicial Power – Justice P N Bhagwati’s Approach”  :

The book “Law, Justice and Judicial Power – Justice P N Bhagwati’s Approach” written by Mool Chand Sharma was launched by the Chief Justice of India, Shri Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The first edition of the book was received by President Ramnath Govind. Justice Bhagwati aka “father of public interest litigation in India”also referred to as “harbinger of environmental jurisprudence” and a “judicial statesman”.

India’s young paddlers clinch four medals :

In Table Tennis, India’s young paddlers clinching four medals include a gold, at the Bahrain Junior and Cadet Open tournament in Manama. Besides the gold, India won two silver and a bronze. In the final, the India-A team of Suhana Saini and Anargya Manjunath proved too strong for India-B and clinched the Gold. In the Junior girls’ competition, the Indian team of Manushree Patil and Swastika Ghosh beat three teams before losing to eventual champions Russia to settle for a Silver.

Hindi became the third high court language in Abu Dhabi :

Hindi is included as the third official language in the Abu Dhabi court system with a motive to improve access to justice for foreign workers . Authorities have created bilingual language guides to explain complex legal terms  in an effort to help people understand court process. The other two official languages are Arabic and English.

Deepa Mehta to Be feted with lifetime achievement award :

Acclaimed Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Mehta is best known for her Elements Trilogy – ‘Fire’, ‘Earth’ and ‘Water’. The Canadian Screen Awards are awards given annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television recognising excellence in Canadian film, English-language television, and digital media productions.