February 2016 Current Affairs and Top Latest Major Events of India and World

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  • Focus on Village, farmers and poor: The Union Budget 2016-2017 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 29 for the poor, village, farmers. announcing new rural aid schemes and skimping on a bank bailout, in a strategy shift that seeks to boost his ruling party in coming state elections.
  • Mumbai: The 5th edition of Technotex will be held in Mumbai from 21 April – 23 April 2016, which aims to boost ‘Make in India’ in Technical Textiles. The 5th International Exhibition & Conference on Technical Textiles recognizes the immense potential of technical textiles and its increasingly diverse and innovative applications.
  • Armaan Ebrahim: Armaan Ebrahim was awarded of the Motorsports Man-of-the-Year Trophy at a gala award ceremony, organised by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) February 28, 2016.
  • Dinesh Sharma: Additional Finance Secretary, Department Of Economic Affairs Dinesh Sharma was unanimously elected as the Chairperson of the Governing Council of IFAD for a period of two years in its 39th Session held in Rome, Italy.
  • Naveen Patnaik: 14th Odisha current Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been appointe as Bharity Janta Dal president for the 7th consecutive terms and 80 others were elected unopposed to the State executive of the party.
  • Pranab Mukherjee: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee recently elected as the chief guest at the 40th anniversary celebrations of Indian Civil Accounts Service, which will be held in 1st March, 2016.
  • February 29, 2016:The 88th Oscar award ceremony held in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles on February 29, 2016. This academy ceremony was hosted by Indian Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra made her debut on the Oscars red carpet and presented the award.
  • Connect states and districts of the country: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on February 29 that ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ scheme will be launched which aim to connect states and districts of the country.
  • Rahul Sachdev:Former National Reds runner-up Rahul Sachdev won the 1st All India Open Invitational Snooker Championship on February 29, 2016. In the final, Rahul defeated current national 6Reds no.4 Pushpender Singh of Railways 5-3.
  • 100 Crore:Union Budget 2016-17 has proposed allocation of initial sums of Rs. 100 Crore each allocated for celebrating Birth Centenary of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay and 350th Birth Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.
  • Director General Alok Kumar Verma will take over as Delhi Police Chief on March 1, 2016. He will be replaced BS Bassi.
  • Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Vinod Rai has been appointed the first chairman of Banks Board Bureau on 28th February 2016.
  • The Delhi Assembly’s plans to air its proceedings and other programmes through private cable TV and YouTube after failing to elicit a response from the Centre to its proposal for setting up an exclusive TV channel. Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel said the House has started hiring consultants in this regard besides recruiting other staff required for the purpose.
  • Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has become the first and only airport in the country to obtain‘GreenCo Platinum’ rating from the Green Building Council (GBC). Bangalore International Airport Ltd.
  • A political party was launched in the name of former President APJ Abdul Kalam  on February 28, 2016. V. Ponraj, who was scientific adviser to Kalam, announced the name of the party as ‘Abdul Kalam Vision India Party’.
  • Two bomb blast in a market northern Baghdad and killed at least 70 people on February 28, 2016. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but suicide bombings are a tactic almost exclusively employed in Iraq by Sunni militants, especially the Islamic State.
  • Cement company UltraTech Limited has announced to accuire Jaypee Group’s 22.4 million tonnes of cement capacity assets for Rs.16,500 crore, making it the largest deal in the Indian cement sector.
  • Actor-comedian Kumarimuthu passed away on February 28, 2016 at age of  77 due to some age-related ailments.  He is known for his comic roles, Kumarimuthu starred in nearly 50 films in his career spanning over three-decades.
  • India and the U.S. could jointly explore Mars and who knows an Indian astronaut could also head to the Red planet on a joint mission
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Saudi Arabia as a part of a three-nation tour starting late next month. Modi will visit Riyadh on April 2 on his way back from Washington where he will attend the Nuclear Summit.
  • The World Sufism Forum Conference is the fight against jihadist terror and in another attempt to reach out to Muslims. This conference will address Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the first day, which is scheduled to be held at New Delhi from 17th to 20th March, 2016.
  • A European football administrator Gianni Infantino has been elected as president of Fédération International de Football Association on February 26. He achieved 115 out of 207 votes in the second round to beat Sheikh Salman of Bahrain, who got 88 votes.
  • Karnataka is the third largest state of India to recipient of foreign direct investment after Delhi and Maharashtra. Between April 2014 and November 2015, the State received FDI totaling $ 6,710.36 million, constituting 12.04 percent of the country’s FDI.
  • The Delhi High Court recently announced to amend RTI rules 2016 for application fees and exemption to applicants below poverty line.
  • Class board of Xth and XIIth exams will begin from March 1 and end on March 28 and April 22, respectively. According to the data provided by CBSE over 25 lakh students have registered this year for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams–the highest in the history of the exam and 6.3% more than last year’s total.
  • Mumbai cricket won 41st Ranji Trophy beat Saurashtra team. Mambai team made 371 run and made 235 run.
  • The Telugu Desam Party decided that the AP unit office should be relocated. Its office will shift to Amaravati soon. At present, offices of both AP and Telangana units are functioning from NTR Trust Bhavan in Hyderabad.
  • The `cyberforests’ is a computer simulation that grows realistic 3D forests down to the branches, leaves and roots of individual trees -to determine how drought, wildfires and other climate-related changes may affect real forests.
  • Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp and Twitter Inc will sign on to amicus briefs in support of Apple Inc’s fight against a magistrate’s order, which requires it to help the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation break into a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone.
  • Times Innovative Media has entered the Limca Book of Records for installing a chain of 106 digital advertisement units between the tracks of the Mumbai Metro line in 2015.
  • Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand: The governments of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand joined hand on 23rd February for developing Muradnagar-Haridwar metro together. The two also agreed to sign an MoU on the pending Jamrani dam and transfer of 37 canals to Uttarakhand, which have their heads and tails in the hill, but whose ownership is vested in Uttar Pradesh.
  • India: The World’s first fast-acting anti-rabies drug`rabies human monoclonal antibody’ is set to be launched in India this year. It has been developed by Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) and US-based MassBiologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University: Jawaharlal Nehru University students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are facing charges of sedition, surrendered before the Delhi Police late on February 23 night after the Delhi High Court directed them to give themselves in earlier in the day.
  • Maharashtr: The Maharashtra government has in-principle agreed to allot around 200 acre to yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogapeeth to set up a food park.
  • Fifty Four: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication Alumni Association (IIMCAA) on 21st February felicitated 54 alumni bureaucrats and highlighted their achievements at the 4th annual alumni meet – IIMCAA Connections 2016.
  • India: In India, 70% of the world’s tiger population, will host the next Asia Ministerial Conference on tiger conservation. The three-day conference will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 12.
  • 70 years: A controversial book penned by brother of Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar, claiming Jesus Christ was a Tamil Hindu, is being re-launched 70 years after it was first published.
  • Pakistan: Pakistan’s parliament has become the world’s first solarpowered legislative body. The solar panels installed on the parliament’s roof in Islamabad would generate 80 MW electricity , 62 MW of which the national assembly would consume, while the rest would be passed to the national grid.
  • Bill Gates: Microsoft founder Bill Gates is backing the Fe deral Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in its stan doff with Apple over unlocking an iPhone in the probe of last year’s deadly San Bernardino attacks.
  • 55 Nation: U.S. chocolate maker Mars said it was recalling candy bars and other items in 55 countries in Europe and elsewhere after plastic was found in one of its products.
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