11 February 2019 Current Affairs

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Ricky Ponting appointed as Assistant Coach of Australia for 2019 World Cup
Cricket Australia appointed Ricky Ponting as the assistant coach for Australia’s cricket team for 2019 World Cup. Ponting was appointed after David Saker’s resignation from the post. Ricky Ponting worked as the assistant for Australia’s T20 in 2017 and 2018.

Egypt’s President el-Sissi Elected as the new chairman of African Union
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took over as chair of the African Union (AU). The post rotates annually between the five regions of the continent. He is expected to focus on the fight against armed groups on the continent and rebuilding efforts of countries recovering from conflict. Sisi takes the helm from Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who focused on creating an Africa wide free-trade zone during his tenure.

Ladakh declared Jammu & Kashmirs third administrative division
The Jammu & Kashmir Government on Friday declared Ladakh as the third administrative division of the state. An order issued by Governor Satya Pal Malik‘s administration said, “The Government has approved the creation of a separated administrative/revenue division of Ladakh”.

Deepa Mehta to be Feted with Lifetime Achievement Award
Acclaimed Indo-Canadian filmmaker, Deepa Mehta will be conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. This award will be presented in privilege of Deepa’s enormous impact and impression she has had on the essence of Canada’s entertainment industry. Deepa Mehta is best known for her trilogy- “Fire”, “Earth” and “Water”.

Law, Justice and Judicial Power Justice P N Bhagwatis Approach Book Launched
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. The first edition of the book was received by President Ramnath Govind.

Mukesh Ambani tops Hurun India Philanthropy list 2018
Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and also richest person in Asia topped the Hurun India Philanthropy list with a donation amount of 437 crores. Mukesh Ambani is followed by the chairman of the Piramal Group, Ajay Piramal who donated 200 crores. Top 10 list of Hurun India Philanthropy list.

India successfully tests Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet Propelled Missile
India has successfully undertaken the demonstration of the indigenously developed propulsion technology. The successful demonstration of indigenous technology is a step forward in the development of long-range air-to-air missiles.

Corentin Moutet Clinched Chennai Open ATP Challenger Title
In Tennis, France’s Corentin Moutet has clinched the Chennai Open ATP Challenger tournament title after beating Andrew Harris of Australia in the singles final. It was the second Challenger title for Moutet, who received 80 ATP points, while Andrew got 48 ATP points.


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