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February 2016 Current Affairs

Union Budget 2016-17: Agriculture and Farmer Welfare

Feb 29, 2016
The objective behind Government’s interventions in the farm and non-farm sectors is to double income of farmers by 2022.

Alok Kumar Verma took charge as Delhi Police Commissioner

Feb 29, 2016
A 1979-batch IPS officer of the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre succeeded B.S. Bassi, who retired on the same day.

Rozle Prezelj elected Chairman of IAAF Athletes’ Commission

Feb 29, 2016
Prezelj took over as Chairman of the commission from Frank Fredericks with immediate effect.

Former Maharashtra Minister Nihal Ahmed Maulavi Mohammed Usman died

Feb 29, 2016
He was the state president of Janata Dal (Secular). He was a former Minister of technical and higher education of Maharastra.

Resul Pookutty became first Asian to win Golden Reel Award

Feb 29, 2016
Each year the MPSE presents The Golden Reel Awards, in which it acknowledges the year's best work in the various areas of sound editing.

Ajay Shankar Committee recommendations on Prior Permission and Regulatory Mechanisms

Feb 29, 2016
The Expert Committee was constituted by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion to examine the possibility of replacing multiple prior permissions with a pre-existing regulatory mechanism with adequate safeguards.

Union Budget 2016-17: Highlights

Feb 29, 2016
This was the second full year Budget of the NDA government and the third budget of Jaitley.

Oscar Awards 2016 conferred; Film Mad Max: Fury Road won maximum awards

Feb 29, 2016
Chris Rock hosted the ceremony and Indian Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra made her debut on the Oscars red carpet and presented the award.

Hashim Thaci elected as President of Kosovo

Feb 29, 2016
He succeeded Atifete Jahjaga as head of state after winning the required simple majority in voting held in Pristina.

Famous Tamil comedy actor Kumarimuthu died

Feb 29, 2016
He was in politics as the celebrity faces of Karunanidhi headed Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Party.

National Science Day observed with theme Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation

Feb 29, 2016
The day is observed annually to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect (phenomenon of scattering of photons) by Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928.

Union Government approved Constitution of Banks of Board Bureau

Feb 29, 2016
The Bureau constituted with an aim to improve the Governance of Public Sector Banks (PSBs) will be chaired by former CAG Vinod Rai.

Punjab imposed ban on sale of Army Uniforms in the state

Feb 29, 2016
Any person buying uniform will have to submit a self-attested copy of his identity card and phone number, which would be duly maintained along with date of sale with the shopkeeper.

Wawrinka won Dubai ATP Tennis title

Feb 29, 2016
Win at Dubai meant that the Swiss clinched his second ATP Tour title of 2016 after sealing his third consecutive Chennai Open title in January 2016.

Dinesh Sharma elected as Chairperson of Governing Council of IFAD

Feb 29, 2016
India is a founder member of IFAD and a key contributor among the member countries.

Issues and Challenges facing Indian Banking Sector

Feb 28, 2016
The article analyses the problems faced by the Indian banking sector especially Non Performing Assets and lists out the steps taken by the Government to remedy the situation.

Kerala Tourism’s Muziris Heritage Project inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee

Feb 28, 2016
Muziris Heritage project is India’s largest heritage conservation project and Kerala Government’s first green Project.

Oil, Global Politics and Indian Economy

Feb 28, 2016
The article explores the reasons behind recent fall in oil prices and its impact on the political and economic spheres at the global level with special focus on India.

BK Garudachar, India's oldest first-class cricketer, died

Feb 28, 2016
A right-hand batsman and a leg-break bowler, Garudachar made 1126 runs at an average of 29.63 from 27 matches in first-class cricket between 1935 and 1946.

Madhya Pradesh State Budget 2016-17 presented

Feb 27, 2016
To eliminate untouchability in the state, monetary incentive under inter-caste marriage promotion scheme was increased by four times.

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