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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 2 March 2016

Mar 2, 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 actor who won the Best Actor award at the Kerala State Film Awards 2015 is - Dulquer Salmaan

•    The race walker who won the gold medal in the men's 50km race walk event at the National Championships is - Basanta Bahadur Singh Rana

•    The Union Government in the first week of March 2016 ordered rebidding of this tunnel – Zoji La tunnel

•    The state government that decided to illuminate 25 municipalities in the state with LED bulbs in 100 days is - Telangana

•    Three British scientists who won the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize are - Tim Bliss, Graham Collingridge and Richard Morris

•    This Agency outlook for China was in news in the first week of March 2016 as it cut its growth rate from stable to negative - Moody's

•    He was named for Lifetime Achievement Award of the 11th edition of the Mahindra Excellence Theatre Awards (META) on 1 March 2016 - Veteran playwright and director Ratan Thiyam

•    India signed a financing agreement for IDA credit of 300 US dollars with the World Bank for this State Higher Education Quality Improvement Project on 1 March 2016 - Madhya Pradesh

•    Indian Railways launched this new system for unreserved tickets to bring transparency and prevent revenue leakage in the ticketing system in New Delhi on 1 March 2016 - Bar Coding System

•    Haryana government renamed village Mustafabad in Yamuna Nagar district to - Saraswati Nagar

•    Columnist and author from India who was chosen for the 2016 Windham-Campbell Prize for his novel “Em and The Big Hoom” in the fiction category - Jerry Pinto

•    International Cricket Council (ICC) on 1 March 2016 banned South Africa left-arm spinner from bowling - Aaron Phangiso

•    Portugal Government on 29 February 2016 nominated former Portuguese Prime Minister and head of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) as a candidate for General Secretary at United Nations - Antonio Guterres

•    Zero Discrimination Day was observed across the world on 1 March 2016. The day was observed with the theme - Stand Out

•    Organizing Committee of 12th South Asian Games has earmarked 2 crore rupees for Tikhor Parks (Games Mascot) to be set up in - Guwahati and Shillong


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