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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 23 February 2016

Feb 23, 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.

•    It is in this country a family protection scheme for Non-resident Indians (NRI) was launched  - United Arab Emirates (UAE)

•    The use of over 57 lakh LED bulbs has saved 421 million units of energy in a year in domestic sector in four districts of Andhra Pradesh, namely - Srikakulam, West Godavari, Guntur and Anantapur

•    India's Long Jumper won silver medal on 22 February 2016 at the 7th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar is - Kumaravel Prem Kumar

•    The assistance extended by India as an immediate measure to Fiji, which was hit by tropical cyclone Winston - One Million US dollars

•    A state on 22 February 2016 announced that no fee would be charged from Scheduled Castes students in Government colleges from next academic session - Madhya Pradesh

•    United States and Russia announced that a planned cessation of hostilities in Syria will come into effect at midnight on - 27 February 2016

•    The Road to Resilience is an initiative of the World Bank, under which a team undertook a bus trip along the entire Indian coastline between covering this many states - 10

•    The organisation which stated that bees can help boost food security of two billion small farmers at no cost is - UN Food and Agriculture Organization

•    The renowned singer from Odisha who passed away on 19 February 2016 in New Delhi is - Bhubaneswari Mishra

•    The football club that won the 2016 Sait Nagjee Trophy is – FC Dnipro

•    Udai Kumar was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of - Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Limited

•    The Indian-origin art lover and playwright who was conferred Knighthood by the French government for his lifelong devotion to the promotion of arts is - Ismail Mahomed

•    He was appointed as the Chief Justice of Orissa (Odisha) High Court on 22 February 2016 - Justice Vineet Saran

•    An Indian-origin Sikh officer, who was in news in the third week of February 2016 as he was appointed as Kuala Lumpur's commissioner of police - Amar Singh  

•    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated an exhibition on the Coin and Currency of India on 22 February 2016 at- New Delhi

•    It became the sixth state to sign MoU with Union Government for power scheme UDAY after Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand – Bihar

•    International Mother Language Day 2016 was celebrated across the world on - 21 February 2016

•    Italian woman Tennis player who won Rio Open title on 21 February 2016 - Francesca Schiavone


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