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February 2016 Current Affairs

Brij Bhushan Singh appointed as President of South Asian Wrestling Federation

Feb 9, 2016
The House unanimously authorised Singh to appoint one joint secretary from India, a treasurer from Afghanistan and one executive member from each SAF countries.

New Zealand cricket team won Chappell-Hadlee Trophy

Feb 9, 2016
This win of the Black Caps can be termed as the best farewell gift for Brendon McCullum who retired from One-Day International (ODI) cricket after the match.

Storm Imogen lashed parts of Britain

Feb 9, 2016
The storm forced the environment agency to issue multiple flood warnings requiring immediate action for parts of the south west, south east and Wales.

Mukesh Ambani, Sam Pitroda elected members of US National Academy of Engineering

Feb 9, 2016
The membership honours those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education and making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.

International Fleet Review 2016 concluded in Visakhapatnam

Feb 9, 2016
Considered as country’s biggest military exercise, the IFR 2016 was aimed at assuring the country of the Indian Navy’s preparedness, high morale and discipline.

Joshna Chinappa clinched squash individual gold at the South Asian Games

Feb 9, 2016
Top seed Chinappa recovered from one set down to beat second seeded Wazir 10-12 11-7 11-9 11-7 at the R G Baruah Sports Complex in Guwahati.

Former Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala died

Feb 9, 2016
Koirala was a key figure in adoption of Nepal's new constitution in September 2015 with overwhelming support in the Constitution Assembly.

New Zealand cricketer Brendon Barrie McCullum retired from One-Day Internationals

Feb 9, 2016
He played 260 ODIs and scored 6083 runs matches. They include 5 centuries and 31 half-centauries.

Noted Urdu poet Nida Fazli died

Feb 9, 2016
His most acclaimed shers include Duniya jise kehte hain jaadu kaa khilona hai, Mil jaaye to mitti hai, kho jaaye to sona hai.

North Korea launched Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite

Feb 8, 2016
The launch attracted wide spread criticism from the UN and other major powers including the western countries led by the USA.

TRAI issued Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulations, 2016

Feb 8, 2016
This would disallow service providers to offer or charge discriminatory tariffs for data services on the basis of content being accessed by a consumer.

First joint tactical exercise Sino-India Cooperation 2016 held in Chusul-Moldo area along LoAC

Feb 8, 2016
The exercise is part of the ongoing initiatives taken by India and China to ensure greater interaction between troops stationed along the Line of Actual Control.

Vishal Mehta appointed as President of International Grown Diamond Association

Feb 8, 2016
Mehta is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IIa Technologies, which grows diamonds at its state-of-the-art facility in Singapore.

Union Government launched 24x7 toll free Tourist Infoline in 12 International Languages

Feb 8, 2016
The languages handled by the contact centers include ten International languages besides English and Hindi, namely, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

France became first country in the world to ban supermarket food waste

Feb 8, 2016
The law came into being after a petition was launched by anti-poverty campaigners led by Councillor Arash Derambarsh.

NASA to launch its new rocket Space Launch System carrying 13 CubeSats in 2018

Feb 8, 2016
SLS’ first flight, referred to as Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), will provide the rare opportunity for these small experiments to reach deep space destinations.

National Air Quality Indices for 24 cities released by Central Pollution Control Board

Feb 8, 2016
Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and Muzzaffarpur in Bihar topped the list and were coded as severe in terms of air pollution during January with AQI value of 409 points each.

The Revenant director Alejandro Gonzalez won Directors Guild of America award 2015

Feb 8, 2016
He has joined a select group of directors who have won the DGA trophy twice including Ang Lee, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, George Stevens, David Lean, Ron Howard and Joseph Mankiewicz.

Project Sunrise to improve HIV interventions among PWID in North-Eastern states launched

Feb 8, 2016
The project seeks to improve interventions against HIV/AIDS among people who inject drugs in 20 districts of eight north east States.

UNPA unveiled commemorative stamps to promote LGBT equality

Feb 8, 2016
The new stamps, which celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community, mark the first time the United Nations has issued stamps with this theme.

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