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February 2016 Current Affairs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Paradip Oil Refinery in Odisha

Feb 8, 2016
Built over a period of 16 years at a cost of 34555 crore rupees, the foundation stone for the Paradip Oil Refinery was laid by ex-prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 24 May 2000.

Australia won three-match Women ODI series against India, 2-1

Feb 8, 2016
Skipper Mithali Raj led from the front with an 89-run knock to save the team from a whitewash.

First machine harvestable chickpea variety NbeG 47 released

Feb 8, 2016
The normal process of harvesting 2.25 tons of chickpea takes three days while the new variety will be harvested in just 75 minutes by the standard machinery.

ICC suspended Pakistan's leg-spinner Yasir Shah for doping offence

Feb 8, 2016
Yasir was suspended after he pleaded guilty to breaching the ICC's Anti-Doping Code that relates to the presence of a banned substance in a player's sample.

Sapna Devi won gold in women Wushu Taulu competition

Feb 8, 2016
The silver went to Susmita Tamang of Nepal and the bronze went to Pakistan's Nazia Parvaiz.

Noted cartoonist Sudhir Tailang died

Feb 8, 2016
Recently, he also launched a book of cartoons titled No, Prime Minister, with a set of cartoons on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Sushma Swaraj inaugurated Rise of Digital India Exhibition in Colombo

Feb 7, 2016
Swaraj was on a two day visit to Sri Lanka to co-chair the 9th session of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission meeting along with her Sri Lankan counterpart, Mangala Samaraweera.

Zimbabwe's President declared a state of disaster in rural parts of the country

Feb 7, 2016
This declaration of disaster will allow international donors to raise money quickly to provide food aid to the nation.

Union Government approved projects for improving tourist infrastructure in heritage places

Feb 7, 2016
Amaravati and Warangal are among the 12 cities included in the HRIDAY for improving the social, cultural and economic ecosystems with the objective of conserving the rich cultural heritage.

Labour Ministry signed agreements with organizations engaged in employment & career activities

Feb 6, 2016
Labour ministry signed the MoUs with Uber, Quikr, Monster, Tech Mahindra, Babajobs, India Staffing Federation, Buzzmatic Ventures and GoldFish.

NASA Astronaut Edgar Mitchell died

Feb 6, 2016
His death occurred on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing, which took place on 5 February 1971.

12th South Asian Games inaugurated in Guwahati

Feb 6, 2016
PM Narendra Modi said that Teamwork, Togetherness and Talent are the hallmark of the Games.

Mahindra AMC received SEBI nod for Mutual Fund business

Feb 6, 2016
Mahnidra AMC received licence from SEBI to manage the Mahindra Mutual Fund.

Union Government to set up National Organic Farming Research Institute in Sikkim

Feb 6, 2016
The setting up of the institute is of primary importance for Sikkim as it was declared as the first organic farming State in the country in January 2016 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Vice President Hamid Ansari concluded his two-nation tour to Thailand and Brunei

Feb 5, 2016
During his visit to Thailand, India confirmed its participation in the Cobra Gold 2016 multilateral amphibious military exercise.

Prime Minister dedicated Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited to Nation

Feb 5, 2016
The Brahamputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd was conceived as part of the Assam peace accord signed during the tenure of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Union Government approved Heritage development projects for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Feb 5, 2016
Amaravati and Warangal are among the 12 cities included in the Heritage Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) for improving the social, cultural and economic ecosystems.

Reliance Infra signed Agreement with Birla Corp to sell its Cement Plant

Feb 5, 2016
While RInfra is an entity of the Anil Ambani-headed Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, Birla Corp is the flagship Company of the M P Birla Group.

Tea Board issued Version 5.0 of Plant Protection Code expanding list of Pesticides for use

Feb 5, 2016
The two new additions in the list are Emamectin Benzoate 5 SG and Flubendiamide 20 WG. The addition became mandatory from 1 January 2015.

India ratified Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

Feb 5, 2016
The instrument is an important multilateral treaty relating to liability and compensation for damage caused by a nuclear incident.
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