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Current Affairs 8 February 2019
- Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated the International Labour Organization (ILO) centenary celebrations in India at V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida on February 8, 2019.
- ILO is a unique agency of the United Nations Organization (UNO) that sets international labour standards and promotes social protection and work opportunities for all.
- It is tripartite in nature and works on the principal of collaboration among government, employers and workers.
- The organisation was formed on 29 October 1919. India is one of the founding member of the organisation.
- In 2019, the International Labour Organization celebrates its 100th anniversary.
- The ILO has 187 member states comprising 186 of the 193 UN member states plus the Cook Islands
- The 29 member NATO states have signed an agreement with Macedonia, allowing the Balkan nation to become the military alliance’s 30th member.
- Each NATO member will now need to ratify the accession protocol for the formal membership of Macedonia in the US-led alliance.
- The move followed a deal between Macedonia and NATO-member Greece under which Macedonia agreed to change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia.
- The pact was signed between Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov in Brussels on February 6 with NATO representative states.
- Vidharbha lifted the Ranji Trophy for the second time in a row, defeating Saurashtra by 78 runs in the finals at Nagpur on February 7, 2019.
- The 2018–19 Ranji Trophy was the 85th season of the Ranji Trophy held between November 2018 and February 2019.
- Vidarbha is the only sixth team in the tournament’s history to win the tournament title