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National Arogya Fair-2016 concluded at Dehradun

Published on: 10-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The themes were based on Immune system, Homeopathy in Women's disorders, Treatment in Ayurveda, Yog se Arogya and Non-Communicable Diseases management in Siddha System etc.

National Deworming Day observed on 10 February

Published on: 10-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The day is observed to combat parasitic worm infections among preschool (anganwadi) and school-age children.

Justice Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court

Published on: 10-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Justice Waghela, currently serving as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court, has been asked to assume charge by 16 February 2016.

9th Indo-Nepal Combined Battalion level Military Training Exercise Surya Kiran started in Uttarakhand

Published on: 10-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

An Infantry battalion from Indian Army will represent the exercise while Nepalese Army is being represented by officers and troops of the elite Shree RudraDhoj battalion.

Prime Minister Shram Awards 2014 announced

Published on: 09-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

These awards were set up by the union Government in 1985 to recognize the outstanding contributions of workers in both public and private sectors.

Royal Navy of UK to study India’s Operation Raahat

Published on: 09-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Royal Navy wants to study Operation Raahat in all its details and understand the meticulous planning process that was followed.

Bangladesh cancelled Sonadia Island Port Project with China

Published on: 09-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The island is seen as a potential deepwater port that could serve the landlocked parts of India, Myanmar and China.

Rajendra K Pachauri appointed as Executive Vice Chairman of TERI

Published on: 09-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The post of Executive Vice Chairman has been recently created and Pachauri will be the first to hold the post.

UNESCO Medals conferred for contributions to development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies

Published on: 09-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

These are awarded each year by the Director-General of UNESCO to prominent scientists, public figures and organizations that contributed to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the spirit of UNESCO’s priorities.

Mukesh Ambani, Sam Pitroda elected members of US National Academy of Engineering

Published on: 09-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The membership honours those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education and making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.

International Fleet Review 2016 concluded in Visakhapatnam

Published on: 09-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Considered as country’s biggest military exercise, the IFR 2016 was aimed at assuring the country of the Indian Navy’s preparedness, high morale and discipline.

Former Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala died

Published on: 09-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Koirala was a key figure in adoption of Nepal's new constitution in September 2015 with overwhelming support in the Constitution Assembly.

Noted Urdu poet Nida Fazli died

Published on: 09-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

His most acclaimed shers include Duniya jise kehte hain jaadu kaa khilona hai, Mil jaaye to mitti hai, kho jaaye to sona hai.

First joint tactical exercise Sino-India Cooperation 2016 held in Chusul-Moldo area along LoAC

Published on: 08-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The exercise is part of the ongoing initiatives taken by India and China to ensure greater interaction between troops stationed along the Line of Actual Control.

The Revenant director Alejandro Gonzalez won Directors Guild of America award 2015

Published on: 08-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He has joined a select group of directors who have won the DGA trophy twice including Ang Lee, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, George Stevens, David Lean, Ron Howard and Joseph Mankiewicz.

UNPA unveiled commemorative stamps to promote LGBT equality

Published on: 08-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The new stamps, which celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community, mark the first time the United Nations has issued stamps with this theme.

Noted cartoonist Sudhir Tailang died

Published on: 08-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Recently, he also launched a book of cartoons titled No, Prime Minister, with a set of cartoons on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Sushma Swaraj inaugurated Rise of Digital India Exhibition in Colombo

Published on: 07-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Swaraj was on a two day visit to Sri Lanka to co-chair the 9th session of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission meeting along with her Sri Lankan counterpart, Mangala Samaraweera.

NASA Astronaut Edgar Mitchell died

Published on: 06-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

His death occurred on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing, which took place on 5 February 1971.

Vice President Hamid Ansari concluded his two-nation tour to Thailand and Brunei

Published on: 05-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

During his visit to Thailand, India confirmed its participation in the Cobra Gold 2016 multilateral amphibious military exercise.

US General John Nicholson named NATO commander in Afghanistan

Published on: 05-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Nicholson who is currently the US Army commander of NATO land forces, would replace Gen John Campbell, who has been leading the Afghan operations for nearly 18 months.

Geetu Mohandas won Global Filmmaking award 2016 for script of Insha Allah

Published on: 05-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

She won the award for her wonderful narration about an 11 year old boy, Mullakoya who sets off on a treacherous journey from the Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea to Indian mainland in search of his missing older brother and tired of living in the shadow of the colorful, magical-realist folklore.

India to participate in Cobra Gold 2016 military exercise in Thailand

Published on: 04-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

It is among the largest Asia-Pacific multinational military exercise in which the USA participates.

Manipuri documentary Phum-Shang won Golden Conch Award at MIFF 2016

Published on: 04-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The 52-minute film critically examines the serious environmental problems faced by the Loktak lake, the largest freshwater lake in northeast India.

World Cancer Day 2016 observed with theme We can. I can.

Published on: 04-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The World Cancer Day 2016-2018 will explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

DJ Pandian appointed Vice President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Published on: 04-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The retired 1981-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre had worked on deputation with the World Bank in Washington.

Aruna Sethi appointed as first women head of Indian Cost Accounting Service

Published on: 04-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Indian Cost Accounting Service is one of the six organized accounting services of the Government of India.

Sarangi maestro Pandit Ram Narayan selected for Bhimsen Joshi Award

Published on: 04-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Narayan’s selection for the award was announced by Maharashtra's Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde in Mumbai.

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar passed away

Published on: 03-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Jakhar was elected as the Lok Sabha Speaker for two consecutive terms from 1980 to 1989. He was elected to the Lok Sabha four times and also served as the Union Agriculture Minister in 1991 in P. V. Narasimha Rao Ministry.

Titli became first Indian film to win Best First Foreign Film award by FSCC

Published on: 03-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Titli has earlier won at various international film festivals at places like Bordeaux, Hawaii, New York, Turkey and Spain.

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