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UNPA unveiled commemorative stamps to promote LGBT equality

Published on: 08-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 0 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: 2 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: 7 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: 14 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: 11 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: 4 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: 4 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: 11 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: 8 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.

Former RBI Deputy Governor S S Tarapore passed away

Published on: 03-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Tarapore was mostly known for his strong views on issues, ranging from inflation to capital account convertibility.

Justice Ramayyagari Subhash Reddy appointed as Chief Justice of the Gujarat high Court

Published on: 03-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Prior to the appointment, He was Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Amitabh Bachchan conferred with lifetime achievement award

Published on: 03-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He received the honour at NDTV Indian of the Year Awards for his contribution to the film industry.

SC appointed Lodha Committee to sell PACL's assets

Published on: 03-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

A bench headed by Justice Anil Dave said that the title deeds of various lands belonging to PACL should be handed over by the CBI to the SEBI.

Major General Menon to head United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

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

Menon succeeds Lieutenant General Purna Chandra Thapa of Nepal, who will complete his assignment on 7 February 2016.

Veteran Urdu writer Intizar Hussain died

Published on: 03-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He was conferred upon the Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ambassador to Pakistan Philppe Thiebaud in September 2014.

World Wetlands Day observed with theme Wetlands for our Future – Sustainable Livelihoods

Published on: 02-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The day is observed on the same day every year to promote, create awareness and ensure positive and affirmative action for conservation of wetlands.

Jai Kumar Garg appointed as MD and CEO of Corporation Bank

Published on: 02-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Garg took charge of the public sector bank on 1 February 2016, succeeding S R Bansal, who superannuated from services as CMD on 31 January 2016.

Saroj Kumar Jha appointed Senior Director for Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group at World Bank

Published on: 02-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

He was appointed to provide strategic leadership to address the challenge of fragility, conflict and violence, working across the Bank Group and in close collaboration with partners.

Companies Law Committee submitted report recommending changes in the Companies Act, 2013

Published on: 02-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

It was constituted in June 2015 for examining and making recommendations on the issues arising out of implementation of the Companies Act, 2013.

Archana Ramasundram became 1st woman to head paramilitary force

Published on: 02-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Archana Ramasundram appointed as the Director General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) will serve it till superannuation.

30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela started at Faridabad

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Telangana was selected as the Theme State and will showcase its unique culture and rich heritage and about 300 artistes from the state will perform different folk arts.

Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi appointed as India’s Envoy to Mexico

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Union Government also appointed P Harish as India’s Envoy to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar selected for K Veeramani Award for Social Justice

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Nitish Kumar is chosen for the award for his contribution towards social justice as Chief Minister.

Kamlesh Kumar Pandey appointed as Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The CCPD is appointed by the Union Government from persons having special knowledge or practical experience in matters relating to rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities.

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