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Exam Specific Current Affairs News 27 Feb 2019

ISRO to launch electronic intelligence satellite ‘Emisat’
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to lunch an electronic intelligence satellite named EMISAT for Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), in the coming month.

ISRO, in this special mission, will also be launching 28 third-party satellites and demonstrate its new technologies like three different orbits with a new variant of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket.

  • ISRO will be trying to orbit the rocket at three different altitudes, using a PSLV rocket with four strap-on motors.
  • The main components of the rocket will be the EMISAT, which weighs about 420 kg, other 28 satellites weigh about 250 kg.

India-Bangladesh joint military exercise to be held from March 2
Exercise Sampriti 2019, which is a joint military exercise involving India and Bangladesh, is set to start from March 2 to March 15, 2019 at Tangail, Bangladesh. Both the countries have been alternatively hosting the exercise. This will be the 8th edition. Exercise Sampriti is a significant bilateral endeavor between India and Bangladesh, resulted from ongoing India-Bangladesh defense cooperation.

  • This is an exercise to build, strengthen and promote positive relations between the two armies of the countries.
  • The exercise will lay ground for both the army to understand tactical level operations of each other’s.

IWAI, Indian Oil sign MoU on fuel needs for national water ways
Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI)on February 26, 2019, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for conjointlydeveloping infrastructure for natural gas, lubricating oil, LPG and oil etc. for meeting the requirement of national waterways.

  • The MoU covers expansion of infrastructure for receipt, storage, dispensing and supply of natural gas, lubricating oil, LPG and oil for domestic and commercial use, petrolium and any other related fuel and gas.
  • The pact is expected to lead to expansion of business accomplishments along the national waterways.

Assam launches PRANAM commission to protect parents of state government employees
On February 26, 2019, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the PRANAM Commission, which is a panel systematized to care for the issues regarding a Bill brought in for the protection of parents of state government employees.The Parents Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring (PRANAM) Bill, quantified to be the first-of-its-kind bill in the nation, targeted to protect aging parents of government employees in their times of need.

  • The PRANAM Bill makes it obligatory for the state government employees to care for their unmarried differently-abled siblings who do not have their own sources of income and elderly parents.
  • The bill would benefit 8 lakh parents of 4 lakh state government employees.

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