Important Current Affairs from 13th February 2019


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.

Malay and Arindam Chaudhari’s new book ‘What Marx Left Unsaid’ released by Manish Tewari :

Indian Politician and author, Manish Tewari, launched ‘What Marx Left Unsaid’ – Production of Skills by Means of Skills, authored by Dr. Malay Chaudhari, Dr. Arindam Chaudhari and Che Kabir Chaudhari at Indian International Centre, New Delhi. The book speaks about why human beings must earn as per their skills, which will in turn determine their ability to contribute to society.

NFDC declared winner under Miniratna Category by Ministry of MSME :

National Film Development Corporation of India has been declared winner under the Miniratna Category (Category II) by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). This is part of an endeavour by Ministry of MSME to felicitate select CPSEs in recognition of their exemplary work for the promotion of SC/ST entrepreneurs.

Government panel recommended reducing GST on under-construction flats from 12% to 5% :

Government panel recommended lowering GST on under-construction residential properties to 5%. The GST rate for under-construction flats earlier was 12%. The Group of Ministers headed by Nithin Patel was formed to analyse tax rates and issues or challenges being faced by the real estate sector under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. The seven member ministerial panel also favoured lowering GST on affordable housing from 8% earlier to 3%.

Siddhartha Lal Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 – India :

The CEO and Managing director of Eicher Motors, Siddhartha Lal has been named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for 2018 on 12th February 2019 in Mumbai . He was responsible for a huge turnaround of the Eicher Motors after he had taken over the reins in 2006.

Exercise Rahat´ Concluded In Jaipur :

Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Exercise `Exercise Rahat´ concluded in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was demonstrated in Jaipur, Kota, and Alwar in Rajasthan. With a view to co-operating efforts for humanitarian assistance and Disaster Relief operations, NDMA coordinated the exercise.