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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 29 February 2016

Feb 29, 2016 19:11 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 won the 1st All India Invitaitional Snooker Championshiop held at Aurangabad in Maharashtra – Rahul Sachdev

•    He took over as the new Police Commissioner of Delhi on 29 February 2016 – Alok Verma

•    The Socialist leader and former Maharastra Minister who died on 29 February 2016 in Nashik - Nihal Ahmed Maulavi Mohammed Usman

•    Indian Bollywood actress, who made her debut on the Oscars red carpet and presented the award on - Priyanka Chopra

•    The director of the film The Revenant who won the best director award at the 88th Academy Awards - Alejandro González Iñárritu

•    Tennis player who on 28 February 2016 won his ninth straight final to clinch the Dubai ATP Tennis title by defeating Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 7-6(13) - Stanislas Wawrinka

•    State government that on 28 February 2016 imposed a ban on the sale of army uniforms across the state - Punjab

•    First Chairperson of the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) that was constituted by Union Government on 28 February 2016 - Vinod Rai

•    People who were re-elected as President and General Secretary respectively of the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) - Ramendra Kumar and Gurudas Dasgupta

•    To improve access to the justice delivery system to the poor and the underprivileged people, a state that on 28 February 2016 announced setting up of legal assistance cells at gram panchayat level - Odisha

•    The National Science Day was celebrated on 28 February 2016 with the theme - Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation

•    The industrialist who invested in home rental startup NestAway – Ratan Tata

•    This mine of Chhattisgarh became the first gold mine in the country to be auctioned – Baghmara/Sonakhan

•    This company won the Baghmara gold mine in auction - Vedanta Resources

•    Chairperson of the expert committee that was constituted to examine the Possibility of Replacing Multiple Prior Permissions with Pre-Existing Regulatory Mechanism - Ajay Shankar

•    Famous sound designer who on 27 February 2016 became the first Asian to win the award for Best Sound for documentary ‘India’s Daughter’ at the coveted Motion Picture Sound Editors’ (MPSE) 63rd annual Golden Reel Awards - Resul Pookutty

•    Slovenian high-jumper who on 27 February 2016 was elected the Chairman of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athletes' Commission in Monaco - Rozle Prezelj

•    India’s Governor to the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) who was unanimously elected as the Chairperson of the Governing Council of IFAD - Dinesh Sharma


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