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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 5 February 2016

Feb 5, 2016 19:05 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.

•    Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) will allow online exit of subscribers from National Pension System from – 1 April 2016

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 February 2016 inaugurated the Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) at - Lepetkata, Assam

•    In Tamil Nadu, lsland Express train from Kanyakumari to Bangalore derailed on 5 February 2016 at - Natrampalli, Vellore District

•    The 12th South Asian Games began on 5 February 2016 in – Guwahati, Assam

•    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on 5 February 2016 went on a two day visit to Sri Lanka today to co-chair - the 9th session of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission meeting

•    The World Health Organisation advised countries against accepting blood donations from people who have travelled to regions affected by - the Zika virus

•    Vice-President Hamid Ansari on 5 February 2016 left for home after concluding a five-day tour of - Thailand and Brunei

•    The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 February 2016 dedicated India's highest wax producing unit using indigenous technology to the nation in - Numaligarh Refinery Limited

•    US Senate committee on 4 February 2016 confirmed nomination of Army Lieutenant General as the commander of the NATO forces in Afghanistan - John Nicholson

•    The State government that on 4 February 2016 lifted the restrictions on visit of foreign tourists to certain tribal areas in the State after three years - Odisha

•    India on 4 February 2016 submitted its Instrument of Ratification of the Convention of Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), 1997 to - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at Vienna, Austria

•    The Tea Board of India (TBI) in January 2016 issued Version 5.0 of the Plant Protection Code (PPC) by adding two new chemicals in the list of pesticides and chemicals that is permitted for use by Indian tea industry, and they are - Emamectin Benzoate 5 SG and Flubendiamide 20 WG

•    India on 4 February 2016 granted special concession to Pakistani athletes taking part in the 12th South Asian Games by declaring Guwahati and Kolkata as - designated entry points for them

•    The Union Government decided to set up the National Organic Farming Research Institute in this State – Sikkim

•    This company announced acquisition of cement business of Reliance Infrastructure for 4800 crore rupees – Birla Corp

•    This city hosted the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference 2016 to mobilise funds for reconstruction of conflict-hit Syria – London

•    He was appointed as a member of newly constituted Anti-Corruption Unit Oversight Group by the ICC – Rahul Dravid

•    The amount pledged by the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference 2016 towards reconstruction of conflict-hit Syria between 2016 and 2020 – 10.7 billion US dollars

•    The Indian writer who won Sundance Institute Global Filmmaking Award 2016 on 30 January 2016 -Geetu Mohandas

•    As per the NASA’s publication on 4 February 2016, The dwarf planet on which NASA’s New Horizons mission spotted the nitrogen ice glaciers - Pluto

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