Current Affairs This Week (10-02-2019)

  • February 4: World Cancer Day
    The day is observed to save millions of preventable deaths each year through education, raising awareness and by pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the deadly disease.


  • Hoveizeh Cruise Missile
    It is part of the Soumar family of cruise missile and has a range of over 1,350km. It is designed to use against It is designed to use against ground targets.It needs a very short time for its preparedness & can fly at a low altitude & is manufactured by the AIO of Israel.


  • India’s Mithali Raj: 1st Woman Cricketer to Play 200 ODIs
    The record for largest number of games played by a Woman Cricketer was already in the name of Mithali Raj. Mithali Raj had achieved the milestone when she played her 192 ODI of the career, going past Charlotte Edwards’ record of 191 appearances.


  • Refugee wins the Australia’s richest literary prize
    Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian asylum-seeker detained in Papua New Guinea under Australian asylum laws has won the Victorian Prize for Literature. Behrouz Boochani was awarded for his work “No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison”.


  • 2 February: World Wetlands Day
    Theme of “Wetlands and Climate Change”. The theme signifies the importance of healthy and intact wetlands to one of the most pressing challenges of our times, climate change. The theme has been chosen to initiate action against the the drainage of wetlands.


  • BSE Carbonex- India’s 1st carbon-based thematic index
    The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) launched, country’s first carbon based thematic index, BSE Carbonex, which will provide a strategic perspective of of organizational commitment to climate change mitigation. This index is introduced with an aim providing a benchmark, and increasing awareness about the dangers posed by climate change.


  • January 30: Martyrs Day
    January 30 marks the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. On January 30, 1948, at the age of 78, Mahatma Gandhiji, Father of the Nation was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. Godse held that Gandhiji favoured the political demands of India’s Muslims during the partition of India.


  • Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge
    Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge was a German analytical chemist. Runge identified the mydriatic effects of belladonna extract, identified caffeine, and discovered the first coal tar dye.


  • Sungudi Day
    08/09/2019 a day that was last marked by the Madurai district administration six years ago. In the interim, the colourful cotton saris with their signature dots have remained underappreciated. The reality is that sungudi’s original form is fading.


  • Kidneys grown in rats could pave way for human transplant
    Scientists said successfully used mice stem cells to grow kidneys in rat embryos, using a technique that could one day help grow human kidneys for transplant.



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