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March 02, 2019

2nd March 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (2nd March 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 2nd March 2019

New Appointments
  • The government today appointed former Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia as Chairman of state-owned Bank of Baroda (BoB)
    • He will be in the post for 3 years. 
    • Important Note : Bank of Baroda is set to become the 3rd largest lender of India after amalgamation with Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank effective April 1.
  • Former Deutsche Bank India head Ravneet Gill took charge as the new Managing Director and Chief Exueitive Officer (MD & CEO) of Yes Bank.
    • He has replaced Rana Kapoor, who has helmed the private sector bank since 2004. 
People in News
  • After liquor baron Vijay Mallya's counsel said the 'fugitive' tag for his client is unconstitutional, the Bombay High Court bench said the tag will "automatically go away" once Mallya returns to India and faces the proceedings initiated against him.
  • The UN Security Council has designated  Hamza bin Laden (slain Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's son) under its sanctions list and described him as the "most probable successor" of the terror group's current leader Aiman al-Zawahiri
    • He will now be subjected to a travel ban, assets freeze and an arms embargo.
  • Indian Air Force chief Air Marshal B S Dhanoa and Chief of Naval staff Admiral Sunil Lanba will get a Z-plus security cover.
    • The decision was taken after a thorough review of the threat perception to the two chiefs in the wake of heightened tension with Pakistan. 
    • Army chief General Bipin Rawat has already been given the Z-plus security.
Books & Authors
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley  released a book titled, 'Mann Ki Baat - A Social Revolution on Radio' in New Delhi today. 
    • The book is a compendium encompassing 50 editions of the 'Mann Ki Baat' programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on All India Radio.
Science & Technology
  • Private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company SpaceX has successfully launched its 1st unmanned Crew Dragon capsule through its Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a test dummy nicknamed 'Ripley' to the International Space Station (ISS). 
    • The mission is part of NASA's $6.8-billion bet on SpaceX and Boeing to launch astronauts to the ISS. 
    • Note : NASA currently pays around $80 million per seat to Russia for the same.
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh today announced that the government has approved the proposal of National Investigation Agency (NIA) to open a research cell on terror group Islamic State (ISIS). 
  • Sitting judge of Delhi High Court, Justice Valmiki J Mehta (59), passed away.
    • He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the HC on April 15, 2009. 
    • He studied at Delhi University's Sri Venkateswara College and Campus Law Centre.
  • Two-time Golden Globe winning actress Katherine Helmond (89), known for her roles in TV shows like 'Who's The Boss?' and 'Soap', passed away.
    • Helmond received seven Emmy Award nominations, including one for her performance in the TV show 'Everybody Loves Raymond' in 2002.
  • Four-time Oscar-winning music composer AndrĂ© Previn (89) passed away.
    • Previn had won the Oscar for 'Gigi', 'Porgy and Bess', 'Irma la Douce' and 'My Fair Lady'. 
Awards & Honors
  • The Tamil Nadu government has announced the Kalaimamani awards after a gap of eight years.
    • The government also announced the ‘Bharathi’ awards in the field of literature, ‘MS Subbulakshmi award’ in music and ‘Bala Saraswathi award’ in dance. Here is the list of winners :
    • MS Subbulakshmi Award Winners
      • S Janaki
      • Bombay sisters — C Saroja and C Lalitha 
      • TV Gopalakrishnan 
    • Bharathi award Winners
      • Pulamaipithan
      • Subbu Arumugam 
      • Sivasankari
    • Bala Saraswathi Award
      • Vyjayanthimala
      • VP Dhananjayan 
      • CV Chandrasekhar 
    • Kalaimamani Awardees (Year wise)
      • 2011
        • Actors - R Rajasekar, P. Rajiv alias P Rajasekar, Kutti Padmini, P Pandu
        • Choreographer - Puliyur Saroja
        • Playback Singer - B S Sasirekha
        • Costume Designer - P Kasi
      • 2012
        • Actors - S S Senbagamuthu,  T Rajashri, B R Varalakshmi
        • Playback Singer - Gana Ulaganathan
        • Director - Chitra Lakshmanan
        • Cinematographer - Babu alias N V Anandakrishnan
      • 2013
        • Playback Singer - R Krishnaraj, Paravai Muniyamma, T Velmurugan
        • Actors - Prasanna, Nalini, R Pandiyarajan, Kumari Kanchana Devi, Sarada, T P Gajendran
        • Stunt Master - Judo K K Rathnam
      • 2014
        • Actors - Ponvannan
        • Director - Suresh Krishna
        • Playback Singer - Malathi
        • Choreographer - N A Thara
      • 2015
        • Actors - Madhu Balaji, Prabhudheva
        • Directors - A N Pavithran
        • Music director - Vijay Antony
        • Lyricist - Yugabharathi
        • Cinematographer - R Rathinavelu
        • Playback Singer - Gana Bala
      • 2016
        • Actors - Sasikumar, MS Bhaskar, Thambi Ramaiah, Suri
      • 2017
        • Actors - Vijay Sethupathi, Priyamani, Singamuthu
        • Director - Hari
        • Music director - Yuvan Shankar Raja
        • Producer - Kalaignanam
        • Photography - Seshadri Nathan Sugumaran, Stills Ravi
      • 2018
        • Actors - Srikanth, Santhanam
        • Producer - A M Rathnam
        • Cinematographer - Ravivarman
        • Playback Singer - Unni Menon
MOUs & Agreements
  • The Centre and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a 926 million dollar loan agreement to operationalize two lines of the Mumbai Metro Rail System.
    • The project will ease the distress of millions of commuters each day and help provide a cleaner and less congested city. 
    • It will also reduce emissions from vehicles, with carbon dioxide emissions expected to fall by about 166,000 tons a year.
    • It is the single largest infrastructure project loan in ADB history.
Sports Current Affairs
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today released Team India jersey bearing Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's name and number one on it as a tribute after his return to the country from Pakistan.
  • India's Shashank Shekhar today won the 10 kilometre race of Nepal's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Open Marathon and Run for Fun held in Kathmandu.

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