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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 8 February 2016

Feb 8, 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.

•    Haryana government will start celebrating the birthday of girl students across all state-run schools by launching a programme called - Kanya Janamdin Utsav

•    The first machine harvestable chickpea variety, NBeG 47 was released in - Andhra Pradesh

•    Two cities that topped the National Air Quality Indices (NAQI) with 409 points each for having the ‘severe’ pollution are – Varanasi and Muzzafarpur

•    The name of NASA’s new rocket that will be launched in 2018 and carry 13 CubeSats and an uncrewed Orion Spacecraft – Space Launch System (SLS)

•    The Army on 7 February 2016 observed 68th 'Nowshera Day' to commemorate the sacrifice of jawans who laid down their lives while fighting cross-border intruders in the frontier town of Nowshera of - Jammu and Kashmir in 1947

•    International Cricket Council (ICC) on 7 February 2016 suspended Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah for three months after he tested positive for a banned substance - Chlortalidone

•    Australia on 7 February 2016 won the three-match Women ODI series against India - 2-1

•    Padma Shri awardee Cartoonist who died on 6 February 2016 due to brain tumor in Gurgaon - Sudhir Tailang

•    The director who received his second consecutive Directors Guild of America (DGA) award for best feature film at the 68th annual DGA Awards - Alejandro Gonzalez

•    In Jammu and Kashmir, Chiktan Blue lifted the 2016 District Police Ice Hockey Cup by defeating - Himalayan Drass by 2 goals

•    Five common type of cancer that would be diagnosed with the help of a simple blood test due to identification of a striking signature in tumour DNA  by researchers from National Institute of Health in US - Lung, breast, intestine, stomach and the womb

•    This firm was in news as it has been developing OX513A mosquito strain to check the growth of Aedes mosquito that transmit Dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus - Gangabishan Bhikulal Investment and Trading Ltd

•    This country launched the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite on 7 February 2016 – North Korea

•    The first Indo-China joint tactical military exercise Sino-India 2016 was held at - Chusul-Moldo area in Ladakh

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated this premier educational institution to the nation in Odisha - National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar

•    These states will benefit from the Project Sunrise that was launched by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to improve interventions against HIV/AIDS among people who inject drugs (PWID) – Eight north eastern States

•    Sapna Devi won gold for India in the women Wushu Taulu Competition of - 12th South Asian Games

•    An oil refinery of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) at this place was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi - Paradip Oil Refinery

•    United Nations Postal Administration unveiled commemorative stamps to promote – LGBT Equality

•    The country that banned the supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food is – France

•    Vishal Mehta was appointed as the President of the newly- formed association named as - International Grown Diamond Association

•    The Union Government agreed to Jharkhand’s proposal to set up a Sanskrit University in-  Deoghar

•    The athlete who emerged as the winner of Lagos City Marathon is - Abraham Kipton

•    The educational institute in Puducherry which became India's first fully solar-powered educational institute is - Sri Aurobindo International Centre for Education

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