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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 19 February 2016

Feb 19, 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 Polish film director known for film That Most Important Thing: Love who died on 17 February 2016 is - Andrzej Zulawski

•    The former West Indies cricketer with highest Test batting average in history who passed away on 17 February 2016 is - Andy Ganteaume

•    The Bollywood lyricist who entered Guinness Book of World Records for composing 3524 songs is – Sameer Anjaan

•    The Command Hospital which was awarded the Raksha Mantri’s Trophy for Best Service Hospital is - Eastern Command

•    The state in which BHEL commissioned a 270 MW generation unit at the Goindwal Sahib Thermal Power Project of private producer GVK Power & Infra is – Punjab

•    The state with which Uber signed an agreement to help create 75000 jobs across the state is – Maharashtra Government

•    Veteran Hindustani classical singer from Gwalior Gharana who died in Kolkata on 18 February 2016 at the age of 107 - Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan

•    Nepal Government on 18 February 2016 decided to constitute an 11-member-political committee to study - Demarcation of federal states on the constitution

•    United States (US) President Barack Obama on 18 February 2016 signed off this new law imposing new sanctions against North Korea - North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016

•    The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation on 18 February 2016 sanctioned construction of around eighty two thousand houses for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in urban areas of 163 cities of -  West Bengal, Telangana, Bihar, Mizoram, Rajashtan, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand

•    This former cricketer’s autobiography ‘Playing It May Way’ in February 2016 entered the Limca Book of Records for being the best-selling adult hardback in both fiction and non-fiction categories - Sachin Tendulkar

•    It is with this country India signed its third Agreement on Standard Operating Procedure for conducting maritime coordinated patrols – Myanmar

•    It is for this region the World Bank Group announced 150 million US dollars in funding to combat Zika virus – Latin America & the Caribbean

•    This Indian-origin scientist belonging to Utah University led the discovery of 2D semiconducting material made of tin monoxide - Ashutosh Tiwari

•    The US space agency Nasa invited the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for a possible international collaboration on - Manned Mission to Mars

•    For making the agriculture more lucrative, the Sikkim Government decided to introduce - Contract farming in the State

•    The state that will introduce the “One Village One Crop” Scheme where one identified potential crop will be cultivated in each village - Sikkim

•    Iraq Court sentenced 40 men to death over the killing of up to 1700 military recruits at a former US base in - 2014 Tikrit massacre

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