- Shane Warne named as brand ambassador of Rajasthan Royals
Australian spinner, Shane Warne has been named the brand ambassador of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming edition of IPL. He led Rajasthan Royals to its first and only IPL title in 2008. Also, the Rajasthan Royals has decided to change its jersey color from blue to pink this year.
- Indian Foreign Exchange Reserves increased by $2.063 billion
The data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) shows that the Foreign Exchange Reserves of India increased by $2.063 billion to $400.24 billion in the week to February 1. The foreign exchange reserves had increased by USD 1.497 billion to reach USD 398.178 billion in the previous week corresponding to January 25. The increase in the value of the Foreign Exchange Reserves is attributed to the increase in foreign currency assets.
- RBI doubles the limit of Bulk Deposits from Rs. 1 Crore to Rs 2 Crore
Reserve Bank of India decided to treat deposits to over Rs.2 crore as ‘bulk’ as they doubled the limit for the same from the earlier Rs.1crore. This move will enhance the operational freedom of Banks. According to current RBI rules, last reviewed in January 2013, banks have the option of not permitting premature withdrawals of ‘large rupee term deposits’ of INR 1 crore and above.
- India’s young paddlers clinch four medals
In Table Tennis, India’s young paddlers clinching four medals include gold, at the Bahrain Junior and Cadet Open tournament in Manama. Besides the gold, India won two silver and a bronze. In the final, the India-A team of Suhana Saini and Anargya Manjunath proved too strong for India-B and clinched the Gold. In the junior girls’ competition, the Indian team of Manushree Patil and Swastika Ghosh beat three teams before losing to eventual champions Russia to settle for Silver.
- 10th February: World Pulses Day
February 10, 2019, was the first-ever World Pulses Day, a United Nations global event to celebrate pulses worldwide and continue the important gains made with the 2016 International Year of Pulses. The aim is to celebrate, raise awareness and promote the consumption of pulses at events around the globe.
- Bollywood actor Mahesh Anand passed away at age of 57
Hindi film actor Mahesh Anand passed away at age of 57 in Mumbai. Mahesh Anand was best known for negative roles in the movies of 80s and 90s. The villainous actor was last found in Govinda’s film ‘Rangeela Raja’.
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