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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 1 March 2016

Mar 1, 2016 19:06 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings the Current Affairs Recap of the Day to provide the reader a tool to recap and revise the important current affairs of the day in bulleted form. It will be helpful in preparation for competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and etc.

•    The Visa on Arrival will be given to Japanese nationals at six airports Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad from - 1 March 2016

•    The MS Swaminathan Research Foundation signed an MoU with Bhubaneswar-based Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences to establish a Research Chair for promoting - Knowledge and skill for empowerment for less privileged children in India

•    Union Government on 29 February 2016 constituted Mahesh Kumar Singla committee to consider Scheduled Tribe status to six Communities of Assam, and they are - Koch Rajbongshi, Moran, Matak, Tai Ahom, Chutia and Adivasi (Tea Tribes)

•    Peru on 29 February 2016 declared an emergency after a major oil pipeline burst affecting two rivers in the country's northwest, namely - Chiriaco and Morona

•    The Supreme Court sought the Union Government's views on a petition challenging the Triple Talaq and Polygamy practices in Muslim religion on admitting a plea filed by – a Muslim woman Shayara Bano from Uttarakhand

•    The company that acquired the cement units of Jaiprakash Associates Limited for 16500 crore rupees is - UltraTech Cement Limited

•    The photographer who won Sports Photographer of the Year at the 2015 Picture Editors’ Guild awards is - Tom Jenkins

•    The social networking site that launched #PositionOfStrength campaign to empower women to raise voices against any form of discrimination is - Twitter

•    The state that on 27 February 2016 was declared as the first digital state in India is- Kerala

•    The car racer who won the FMSCI Motorsports Man-of-the-Year Trophy is - Armaan Ebrahim

•    Oscar winning actor, who won Academy Award for the 1960s classic Cool Hand Luke, died in the city of Boise, Idaho on 28 February 2016 at the age of was 91 - George Kennedy

•    President Pranab Mukherjee on 27 February 2016 formally declared Kerala as - the first digital state of India

•    He took over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command on 29 February 2016 in Visakhapatnam - Vice Admiral HCS Bisht

•    He took over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command at Port Blair on 29 February 2016 - Bimal Verma

•    The seventh in the series of Indo-Seychelles Joint Training Exercises that concluded on 29 February 2016 at Victoria, Mahe Island in Seychelles - Lamitye – 2016

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