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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 24 February 2016

Feb 24, 2016 19:01 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.

•    Union Government on 23 February 2016 divested 5 percent of its stake in this public sector undertaking (PSU) – National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)

•    The judge of Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court who was sworn-in as the Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court is - Justice Dinesh Maheshwari

•    The Parliament of Pakistan on 23 February 2016 became the world’s first to run fully on - Solar Power

•    The city for which Assam Cabinet approved the detailed project report for a Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) is – Guwahati

•    To enhance economic cooperation and strengthens financial stability within the SAARC region, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 23 February 2016 extended the 2 billion US dollars SAARC Currency Swap Arrangement till - 14 November 2017

•    Assam’s Chief Electoral Officer announced to introduce this technology which provides feedback to voters using a ballot less voting system in 10 constituencies of Assam assembly polls - Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT)

•    The elder brother of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and current President Raul Castro, who died on 23 February 2016 - Ramon Castro

•    In cricket, Australia replaced India at the top of the world's test rankings with a 2-nil test series victory over - New Zealand

•    City ranked best for living in the 18th Mercer annual Quality of Living survey of 230 cities – Vienna, Austria

•    City ranked worst for living in the 18th Mercer annual Quality of Living survey of 230 cities – Baghdad, Iraq

•    He is a distinguished Scientist, who took charge as Director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) on 23 February 2016 - KN Vyas

•    The Supreme Court on 23 February 2016 ruled that the top officials and employees of private banks will be considered as public servants for the purposes of this Act - Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988

•    This place saw the holding of ninth meeting of National Steering Committee on Climate Change on 22 February 2016 by the Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry (MoEFCC) – New Delhi

•    The Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan released the seismic microzonation report for these two cities - Delhi and Kolkata

•    Odisha Government on 23 February 2016 launched a pilot project on Computerised Fair Price Shop (FPS) Automation system to monitor the distribution of essential commodities under - Public Distribution System (PDS)

•    A small plane carrying 21 people including two foreigners went missing in west Nepal - Twin Otter aircraft, operated by Tara Air

•    Former Chief Justice of India who was selected as the Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)on 23 February 2016 is - HL Dattu

•    The veteran scriptwriter who will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Film Festival of Prayag is - Sagar Sarhadi

•    The naval exercise between India, Brazil and South Africa which kicked off on 19 February 2016 in Goa is - Exercise IBSAMAR


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