Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 7 February - 13 February 2016 brings for its reader recap of the important current affairs of the week in bulleted form.

Created On: Feb 13, 2016 19:00 ISTModified On: Feb 13, 2016 13:24 IST brings for its reader recap of the important current affairs of the week in bulleted form.

•    The Supreme Court asked all States and UTs to strictly follow the Union Government’s advisory on this age-old inhuman social practise against girls and women – Devadasi system

•    This university which was established by Freedom fighter Pt Madan Mohan Malviya completed 100 years of establishment on 13 February 2016 - Banaras Hindu University

•    World Radio Day was observed on 13 February 2016 with the theme - Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster

•    This Pakistan umpire was banned for 5 years by the BCCI his involvement in 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal – Asad Rauf

•    He went on an indefinite leave for 3-days after appointment as the Executive Vice Chairman of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) - R K Pachauri

•    The 3-day long 2016 World Government Summit concluded in – Dubai, the UAE

•    The legislature of this country adopted sanction on North Korea for conducting nuclear test and rocket launch – United States of America

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Make In India week in this city - Mumbai

•    The location of the first mega food park in Madhya Pradesh which is promoted by M/s Indus mega Food Part Pvt. Ltd – Panwa village in Khargone district

•    Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed was on a State visit to India for 3 days. He is also the crown prince of – Abu Dhabi

•    He was appointed as the chairperson of The Energy and Resources Institute or TERI - Ashok Chawla

•    These four Indian-Americans were elected as members of the National Academy of Engineering of the USA for 2016 - Anil K Jain, Dr Arati Prabhakar, Ganesh Thakur and Dr K R Sridhar

•    He was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce Commission - Davinder Singh

•    Mobile One m-governance project of this State won gold at the 4th World Government Summit in Dubai – Karnataka

•    India’s rank among the 38 countries in the United States Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Intellectual Property Index – 37

•    The Supreme Court under this Section of CrPC upheld clampdown on access to mobile internet by State Governments – Section 144

•    The Indian IT consulting company which announced the acquisition of US-based health insurance firm HealthPlan Services is – Wipro

•    The Soviet footballer, the scorer of the first ever UEFA European Championship qualifying goal, who died on 10 February 2016 in Moscow, Russia is - Anatoli Ilyin

•    The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer for music for Variations for Orchestra who died on 4 February 2016 is - Leslie Bassett

•    The Indian lawyer who was appointed as the South Asia Regional Director at International Court of Arbitration is - Abhinav Bhushan

•    To eliminate of Malaria disease by 2030, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda on 11 February 2016 released - National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016-2030

•    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 11 February 2016 appointed women ministers to the newly created portfolios for - Happiness and Tolerance, And Youth Affairs

•    A fiction book titled A Kingdom for his Love was launched in February 2016 by Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) is co-authored by - Vani Mahesh and Shinie Antony

•    The second phase of odd-even number scheme for cars in Delhi will be implemented from - 15 April 2016

•    The Rajya Sabha Chairman on 11 February 2016 appointed this Supreme Court judge to head the panel probing sexual harassment charge against Madhya Pradesh High Court judge - Justice Ranjan Gogoi

•    Number of countries that will participate in the three-day International Roma Conference on 12 February 2016 in New Delhi - 15 countries

•    Indian-origin person appointed as Australia's new High Commissioner to India on 11 February 2016 is - Harinder Sidhu

•    Siachen braveheart who died on 11 February 2016 at Army's research and referral hospital in New Delhi - Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad

•    The US Senate on 10 February 2016 voted unanimously to toughen economic sanctions on this country in reaction to its recent nuclear test and the long-range rocket launch – North Korea

•    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on 10 February 2016 unveiled a draft document titled - Vision Assam-2030: Everything for Everyone-Achieving inclusive and Sustainable Development

•    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) on 10 February 2016 signed an agreement to improve cooperation in - Cyber Defense

•    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the Cryogenic mark- III based GSLV satellite launch vehicle in - December 2016

•    She took the charge as the director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Buenos Aires that serves Argentina and Uruguay on 10 February 2016 -Tamar Hahn of Israel

•    The UAE's national oil company Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on 10 February 2016 agreed to store crude oil in India's maiden strategic petroleum storage at - Mangalore

•    UNESCO World Heritage Site, Elephanta Island, which was dependent upon diesel-powered generators for electricity until now, will be completely electrified by - Independence Day 2016

•    India nominee D J Pandian appointed as Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer of the newly formed 100 billion dollar - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

•    Union Government on 10 February 2016 extended its flagship scheme Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao in additional - 61 district, across eleven states

•    The singer and songwriter who was named as IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2015 across all music formats is – Adele

•    The bank with which Smartbox Ecommerce Solutions announced its tie-up for solving challenges related to last mile delivery for e-commerce firms is – YES Bank

•    The power back-up solution provider with which HeyBiz announced its association on 9 February 2016 is - Su-Kam Power Systems Limited

•    The veteran Bengali film director who passed away on 10 February 2016 in Kolkata is - Aurobindo Mukherjee

•    Kerala martial artist who set a new world record for most knuckle push-ups in a minute is - KJ Joseph

•    The Marine Museum was inaugurated at the Marine Aquarium and Regional Centre (MARC) of Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) on 3 February 2016 in - Digha, West Bengal

•    Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) notified this animal as vermin for a period of one year in Uttarakhand on 3 February 2016 - Wild Pig

•    National Arogya Fair-2016 was concluded on 8 February 2016 at - Dehradun in Uttarakhand

•    The two-day annual international radio fair ‘Outreach International Radio Fair-2016’ will kick off from 13 February 2016 in - Bhubaneswar

•    This day was observed across schools and preschools (anganwadis) in India on 10 February 2016 - National Deworming Day

•    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon launched a report titled ‘One Humanity: Shared Responsibility’ as part of - World Humanitarian Summit

•    Union Government in February 2016 sanctioned about 580 crore rupees as part of the cost for constructing the 15-km railway track that will connect Kolkata with Tripura via - Bangladesh

•    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on 8 February 2016 announced plans to develop aircraft carrier INS Viraat as a tourism center after its decommissioning at - Vishakhapatnam

•    National Assembly, the Lower House of the bicameral Parliament of France, on 9 February 2016 passed a proposal to amend the Constitution to strip people convicted of terrorist offences of their - French nationality

•    Union Government released the Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 on 9 February 2016 for - North-east India

•    The Academy to which Reliance Industries chairman and managing director (CMD) Mukesh Ambani and Sam Pitroda were elected as members on 8 February 2016 - US National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

•    The President of United States (US) Barack Obama on 9 February 2016 unveiled a Cyber Security National Action Plan on the occasion of - Safer Internet Day

•    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 8 February 2016 released the Report of the Working Group on Introduction of Interest Rate Options in India that was prepared by RBI committee chaired by - Prof PG Apte

•    The Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex, world’s largest solar power plant, was opened in February 2016 in – Morocco

•    The former Prime Minister of Nepal and President of Nepali Congress who died on 9 February 2016 is - Sushil Koirala

•    An international team of scientists (biologists) discovered a new species of luminous creature, hydrozoas (presumably, a new species of the genus Cytaeis), in -  Red Sea

•    The massive air and sea rescue operation, carried on by India in the war-torn Yemen in April 2015 that came in news due to Royal Navy of United Kingdom’s desire to officially study it - Operation Rahaat

•    Sonadia port project in Cox's Bazaar coast that was in news on 8 February 2016 is located in - Chittagong Division, Bangladesh

•    New Zealand on 8 February 2016 won the three-match Chappell-Hadlee Trophy of cricket against - Australia, 2-1

•    Storm that on 8 February 2016 battered parts of southern Britain by heavy rain and winds up to 96miles per hour (mph) – Imogen

•    Noted Urdu Poet and well known Bollywood lyricist who died due to heart attack in Mumbai on 8 February 2016 at the age of 78 was - Nida Fazli

•    The squash player who won the gold in women's individual squash after beating Maria Toorpaki Wazir of Pakistan at the South Asian Games is - Joshna Chinappa

•    The President of Wrestling Federation of India who was appointed as the President of the South Asian Wrestling Federation is - Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

•    The type of saree that won the India Handloom tag for its unique designs and identity in the first week on February 2016 is - Chettinad cotton saree

•    The former chief of Bureau of Energy Efficiency appointed as the Director General of TERI is - Ajay Mathur

•    The New Zealand cricketer who retired from One-Day Internationals (ODIs) on 8 February 2016 - Brendon Barrie McCullum

•    Union government launched the 24x7 Toll Free Tourist Infoline on 8 February 2016 in - 12 International Languages

•    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

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

•    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

•    For the first time 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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