Gyan Series-Things to Remember 26th February

  • The First phase of route rationalization under the initiative ‘Connect Delhi’ was launched by the Uttar Pradesh Government for effective linking residents of the rural belt with State-run transport infrastructure.
  • Virgil a mobile app has been developed by the Election Commission of India for the upcoming Lok Sabha Election for basically lodging complaints regarding the model code of conduct and expenditure violations during election time.
  • Printing Presses and mints have been declared by the government as the public utility service under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.
  • Princess Reema Bint Bandar a former Saudi Arabian executive and philanthropist have been appointed as the first female Ambassador to the United States.
  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has launched ‘Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojna’ which guarantees 100 days of employment every year to urban youth from Economically Weaker Sections.
  • The Oscars 2019 award for the Best Documentary Short Subject goes to India based ‘Period. End of Sentence’ at the 91st Academy Awards.
  • ‘Khusi scheme’ focused towards improving menstrual hygiene among adolescent girl students, was launched by the Odisha government.
  • Second Coast Guard district headquarters was inaugurated at Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu by the Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has reduced the tax rate on under-construction housing properties to 5% from earlier existing 12%.
  • Three terror launch pads, JeM control rooms across LOC were completely destroyed by the Indian Air Force in a strike carried out by 12 fighter jets.
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