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February 2016 Current Affairs

580 crore rupees sanctioned for construction of railway track to connect Kolkata & Tripura via Bangladesh

Feb 10, 2016
The two countries had agreed to lay the Agartala-Akhaura rail-link during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India in 2010.

US Supreme Court stalled Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Feb 10, 2016
It formed the key element of the US pledge at UN climate negotiations held in Paris in December 2015.

Sikkim Government to construct Mini Sikkim for showcasing state’s diverse & rich culture

Feb 10, 2016
The Chief Minister also announced setting up of a memorial and museum exclusively dedicated to the Indian freedom fighters in West Sikkim district.

National Deworming Day observed on 10 February

Feb 10, 2016
The day is observed to combat parasitic worm infections among preschool (anganwadi) and school-age children.

RBI released PG Apte Working Group Report on Introduction of Interest Rate Options in India

Feb 10, 2016
The report was prepared by RBI committee chaired by Prof PG Apte.

Andhra Pradesh proposed to develop INS Viraat as Tourism Center

Feb 10, 2016
INS Viraat, the aircraft career that has had a service life of 56 years will be decommissioned in June 2016.

US President unveiled Cyber Security National Action Plan to protect US from risks from new technologies

Feb 10, 2016
The action plan was unveiled on eve of Safer Internet Day designated by governments and technology firms to boost awareness on cybersecurity issues.

Hindu Marriage Bill 2015 approved in Pakistan

Feb 10, 2016
The bill will now be tabled in the National Assembly where it has fair chances of being passed as the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party is supporting it.

Justice Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court

Feb 10, 2016
Justice Waghela, currently serving as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court, has been asked to assume charge by 16 February 2016.

9th Indo-Nepal Combined Battalion level Military Training Exercise Surya Kiran started in Uttarakhand

Feb 10, 2016
An Infantry battalion from Indian Army will represent the exercise while Nepalese Army is being represented by officers and troops of the elite Shree RudraDhoj battalion.

Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-East released

Feb 10, 2016
The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has consciously and constantly focused efforts towards making hydrocarbons a tool to enable social and economic development. One such initiative has been the Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North East Region.

Prime Minister Shram Awards 2014 announced

Feb 9, 2016
These awards were set up by the union Government in 1985 to recognize the outstanding contributions of workers in both public and private sectors.

Union Government signed MoU with Chhattisgarh for development of railway infrastructure

Feb 9, 2016
The MoU envisages formation of a Joint Venture companies having 51 percent stakes of the respective State Government and 49 percent stakes of Union Ministry of Railways.

Royal Navy of UK to study India’s Operation Raahat

Feb 9, 2016
The Royal Navy wants to study Operation Raahat in all its details and understand the meticulous planning process that was followed.

New species of Hydroid Polyps emitting green fluorescence discovered in Red Sea

Feb 9, 2016
These hydroid polyps were found to be emitting light in the night in association with the gastropod Nassarius margaritifer along archipelago Farasan, south of the Red Sea.

DGCA signed grant agreement with USTDA for India Aviation Safety Technical Assistance Phase II

Feb 9, 2016
The phase II of the project is aimed at sustaining efforts undertaken during 2014 for restoration of IASA Category 1 status and bringing in more systemic improvements in the area of operation, airworthiness and licensing.

Bangladesh cancelled Sonadia Island Port Project with China

Feb 9, 2016
The island is seen as a potential deepwater port that could serve the landlocked parts of India, Myanmar and China.

Rajendra K Pachauri appointed as Executive Vice Chairman of TERI

Feb 9, 2016
The post of Executive Vice Chairman has been recently created and Pachauri will be the first to hold the post.

Chettinad cotton saree won India Handloom tag

Feb 9, 2016
The Ministry authorised the Amarar Rajiv Gandhi Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society, which produced the sarees, to use the brand and logo for marketing the product.

UNESCO Medals conferred for contributions to development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies

Feb 9, 2016
These are awarded each year by the Director-General of UNESCO to prominent scientists, public figures and organizations that contributed to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the spirit of UNESCO’s priorities.
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