Important Current Affairs from 18th 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.

Infosys unveiled a learning app ‘InfyTQ’ for engineering students :

Infosys, the country’s 2nd largest IT firm has launched a next-generation digital platform ‘InfyTQ’ to facilitate engineering students with best learning experiences by imparting technical and professional skills. InfyTQ is a free platform available on both mobile and desktop, featured with always-on, anytime, anywhere learning catered through a continuous transfer of digital skills.

Government has published guidelines to institute EV Charging Stations at every 25 km :

The ministry of Housing and Urban affairs has published a set of guidelines to establish charging station for EV (Electric Vehicles) at every 25 km to outline the ways to build fueling points. This necessity of instituting charging stations has arrived as government expects that 25% of road vehicles will be electric by 2030. Norms and standards of Electric vehicles will be incorporated by the building byelaws agencies of the respective guiding documents of the state government and union territories.

Vidarbha clinched the Irani Cup title :

Vidarbha became the only 3rd team in Indian Domestic Cricket history to defend their Irani cup titles at Jamtha Stadium in Nagpur by defeating rest of India. Vidarbha becomes the 3rd team after Bombay and Karnataka to defend the Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup. Vidarbha chased a target of 280 run on the day and young Karnewar was the Player of the match.

‘Simplicity & Wisdom’ authored by Mr. Dinesh Shahra launched :

A book ‘Simplicity & Wisdom’ written by Dinesh Shahra was launched at Parmarth Ashram in Kumbh Mela. Launched by the Governor of West Bengal– Keshari Nath Tripathi and Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Head of Parmarth Ashram, this book is dedicated to Late Vedanti Swami Pragananandji.

Landless farmers given grant in Odisha :

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributed financial assistance to the landless agricultural households of the State at a farmers’ rally in Kendrapara district under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation scheme. A total of 10 lakh landless agricultural households will be provided financial assistance of Rs.12,500each under the scheme to support activities such as small goat-rearing units, mini-layer units, duckery units, fishery kits for fishermen, mushroom cultivation and beekeeping. A sum of Rs.5,000 each was transferred to the bank accounts of a total of 3.5 lakh landless agricultural households in the first phase.