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February 2016 Current Affairs

India's first Ayurvedic anti-diabetic drug, BGR-34, launched by CSIR

Feb 4, 2016
BGR-34 is designed for type 2 Diabetes mellitus, has been scientifically validated for its efficacy and safety.

Union Government granted Miniratna Category-I Status to HSCC

Feb 4, 2016
It got the status for its consistency in excellent performance in top and bottom-line growth along with its turnover, particularly for the last five years. These status are granted by the Department of Public Enterprises under Union Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

Aruna Sethi appointed as first women head of Indian Cost Accounting Service

Feb 4, 2016
Indian Cost Accounting Service is one of the six organized accounting services of the Government of India.

Sarangi maestro Pandit Ram Narayan selected for Bhimsen Joshi Award

Feb 4, 2016
Narayan’s selection for the award was announced by Maharashtra's Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde in Mumbai.

Pacific Rim nations signed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

Feb 4, 2016
The trade deal looks to facilitate investment between 12 countries across the Pacific Rim, which together account for about 40 percent of the global economy.

CIPET signed MoU with Karnataka Government to set up Advanced Polymer Laboratory in Bengaluru

Feb 4, 2016
It will compliment a number of projects of ISRO, DRDO, Department of Science and Technology, CSIR and other public and private sector organizations.

CCEA approved REIL to delink from IL and become an independent CPSE

Feb 3, 2016
Union Government will buy 51 percent of the IL shareholding. It will be about 6247500 shares of face value of 10 rupees each at book value of 77.09 rupees per share, as on 31 March 2015, a fair valuation comes to 48.16 crore rupees.

Odisha Government extended Aahar cheap meal scheme to 29 districts

Feb 3, 2016
Aahar Scheme was launched on 1 April 2015 in five cities to provide subsided food to urban poor.

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar passed away

Feb 3, 2016
Jakhar was elected as the Lok Sabha Speaker for two consecutive terms from 1980 to 1989. He was elected to the Lok Sabha four times and also served as the Union Agriculture Minister in 1991 in P. V. Narasimha Rao Ministry.

EU Commission, United States agreed on framework for transatlantic data flows

Feb 3, 2016
The EU-US Privacy Shield framework will enable the government agencies to transfer data relied on by Facebook and Google.

Titli became first Indian film to win Best First Foreign Film award by FSCC

Feb 3, 2016
Titli has earlier won at various international film festivals at places like Bordeaux, Hawaii, New York, Turkey and Spain.

Alphabet Inc. became world’s most valuable company

Feb 3, 2016
The shift occurred in extended trading of 1 February 2016 after Alphabet released a fourth-quarter earnings report that highlighted the robust growth of the digital ad market.

Former RBI Deputy Governor S S Tarapore passed away

Feb 3, 2016
Tarapore was mostly known for his strong views on issues, ranging from inflation to capital account convertibility.

Justice Ramayyagari Subhash Reddy appointed as Chief Justice of the Gujarat high Court

Feb 3, 2016
Prior to the appointment, He was Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Amitabh Bachchan conferred with lifetime achievement award

Feb 3, 2016
He received the honour at NDTV Indian of the Year Awards for his contribution to the film industry.

SC appointed Lodha Committee to sell PACL's assets

Feb 3, 2016
A bench headed by Justice Anil Dave said that the title deeds of various lands belonging to PACL should be handed over by the CBI to the SEBI.

India, Brunei signed 3 MoUs to deepen bilateral cooperation

Feb 3, 2016
The MoUs were signed in Brunei capital Bandar Seri Begawan during the Vice President Hamid Ansari’s 3-day visit to the country.

Kerala won 61st National School Athletics championship

Feb 3, 2016
Kerala stood at the top with 306 points winning 39 gold, 29 silver and 17 bronze medals.

Maharashtra announced Babasaheb Ambedkar Special Collective Incentive Scheme

Feb 3, 2016
20 percent of industrial plots will be reserved for Industrialists and entrepreneurs from the Dalit and tribal communities.

Major General Menon to head United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

Feb 3, 2016
Menon succeeds Lieutenant General Purna Chandra Thapa of Nepal, who will complete his assignment on 7 February 2016.

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