One liners 11th February

• Vodafone Idea announced that the company is planning to invest about Rs.20,000 crore in networks over the next 15 months. It has given capital expenditure (capex) of Rs.270 billion for financial years 2019 and 2020, combined together.

• Voltas Limited, a market leader in residential air-conditioners in India, plans to set up a new manufacturing facility at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. The cost of the facility is Rs.500 crore.

• India Ratings and Research reported that the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (Tangedco) has a widened loss in the financial year 2018 to Rs.7,582.56 crore from Rs.6,141.54 crore in the financial year 2017.

• The 5-day multinational maritime exercise ‘AMAN-19’ was held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard, Karachi. In this multinational maritime exercise. 46 nations participated from all over the world.

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the Hollong Modular Gas Processing Plant (HMGPP) of Hindustan Oil Exploration Co. Ltd. (HOEC) at Dirok Field in Assam.

• Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu launched the Hirkani Maharashtrachi scheme to provide a platform for women’s Self Help Groups (SHGs) and the District Business Plan Competition to boost entrepreneurship in Maharashtra.

• February 10, 2019, was the first-ever World Pulses Day. The aim is to celebrate, raise awareness and promote the consumption of pulses at events around the globe.

• The book “Law, Justice and Judicial Power – Justice P N Bhagwati’s Approach” written by Mool Chand Sharma was launched by the Chief Justice of India, Shri Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

• Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and also richest person in Asia topped the Hurun India Philanthropy list with a donation amount of 437 crores.

• The Health Ministry notified 8 medical equipment, comprising of all implantable devices, as “Drugs” under section 3 of the ‘Drugs and Cosmetics Act’ with effect from April 1, 2020.

• A Himalayan Cloud Observatory is set up in Tehri district with a motive to forecast and monitor cloudburst incidents in the Himalayan region and help to minimise the damage.

• Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma (IFS: 1998), presently Ambassador of India to Japan, concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Marshall Islands, with residence in Tokyo.

• India celebrated the National Deworming day on 10th February. The National Deworming Day (NDD) is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

• The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department has added Hindi as the third official language of the city’s courts. Arabic and English are the first and second languages.

• The Jammu & Kashmir Government on Friday declared Ladakh as the third administrative division of the state.

• The second indigenously developed ‘Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet’ (SFDR), propulsion-based missile system was successfully flight tested from ITR, Chandipur, Odisha, by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

• Facebook acquired US-based virtual search start-up, GrokStyle, at an undisclosed amount. GrokStyle was founded in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, USA.

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