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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 26 February 2016

Feb 26, 2016 19:02 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.

•    He is the co-founder of OYO Rooms and figured in the 30 Under 30 Asia List of Forbes magazine – Ritesh Agarwal

•    The three Information Commissioners appointed to Central Information Commission on 25 February 2016 are - Bimal Julka, Divya Prakash Sinha and Amitava Bhattacharyya

•    India signed a MoU with this country’s research institutions to establish a joint collaboration programme in crop science on 24 February 2016 - United Kingdom

•    This city police on 25 February 2016 created 16 no-selfie zones around the city in response to several deaths of people while taking selfies  - Mumbai

•    The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 25 February 2016 decided to allow birth companions during delivery in public health facilities with an aim to reduce – Maternal Mortality Ratio, Infant Mortality Rate

•    The Lok Sabha on 25 February 2016 passed the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to enable Election Commission to start the delimitation process of the enclaves transferred on account of 1974 Land Boundary Agreement coming into effect on - 31 July 2015

•    Senate of this country on 25 February 2016 approved a bill recognising civil unions for same-sex and heterosexual couples - Italy

•    Maharashtra Government on 24 February 2016 finalised a Project Management Consultant (PMC) for the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji Memorial in - Arabian Sea

•    Union Cabinet approved for an agreement between India and Maldives for the avoidance of double taxation of income from - International Air Transport

•    Union Cabinet gave its nod to the proposal for provision and operationalization of credit of 150 million US Dollars from EXIM Bank on 24 February 2016 for the development of - Chabahar Port in Iran

•    The Former Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister and ex-DRDO chief, who received the prestigious Astronautical Society of India's Aryabhata Award on 25 February 2016 - Dr Avinash Chander

•    The non-navy officer who was appointed as the Director General of Indian Coast Guard is - Rajendra Singh

•    The private sector bank which received the prestigious Green Bond Pioneer Award for being the 'Pioneers in Emerging Markets-India' is - YES Bank

•    Yoichiro Ueno was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of - Honda Cars India

•    Michael Pesch is appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of - Infosys Consulting Holding AG

•    The famous researcher in Chemical Sciences who was conferred with Federal Republic of Germany’s prestigious Cross of the Order of Merit is - Goverdhan Mehta

•    The e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) facility will be extended to 37 more countries making the total count of countries under the scheme - 150

•    Retirement fund body, Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) tightened norms on withdrawal of provident fund as well investment of such amount in - Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana

•    The Supreme Court set aside this High Court verdict which held that selected persons cannot be accorded quota benefits on account of non-submission of OBC certificate before cut-off date – Delhi High Court

•    Former Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul introduced a joint resolution in the US Congress to block the sale of F-16 fighter jets to - Pakistan

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