Important Current Affairs of 13th Feb 2019

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Posted: February 13, 2019
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National Cancer Institute Inaugurated in Haryana:
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated National Cancer Institute (NIC) at Badhsa in Jhajjar district of Haryana.
Prime Minister also inaugurated an ESIC Medical College and Hospital in Faridabad.  It is the first Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Medical College and hospital in North India. It has 510 beds and includes the facilities of surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, anesthesia, palliative care, and nuclear medicine.

Indian Army holds annual ‘Exercise Topchi’:
Indian Army on 12th February 2019 showcased its artillery firepower by using ultralight Howitzers and indigenous Swathi weapon-locating radar at the annual “Exercise Topchi”. The exercise was held at Deolali Camp near Nashik. Aviation and surveillance capabilities were also showcased.

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. In this process, he has also resurrected the motorcycle brand Royal Enfield in India. The Chairman of Wipro Mr. Azim Premji was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution in the Indian information technology industry and his philanthropic works.

LifeSize Portrait of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Unveiled in Parliament:
The President of India Ram Nath Kovind has unveiled the life-size portrait of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Central Hall of Parliament on 12th February 2018. There were many other leaders present including Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and many other Union Ministers.

Environment Ministry Releases ‘India – Spearheading Climate Solutions’:
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released a publication titled  “India – Spearheading Climate Solutions" on 12 February 2019. This document mentions India’s key actions taken towards combating and adapting to climate change.


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