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February 2016 Current Affairs

Union Government appointed three Information Commissioners to Central Information Commission

Feb 26, 2016
With this, for the first time since the inception of Central Information Commission (CIC) in 2005, it will have the full complement of the chief and 10 information commissioners.

YES Bank won Green Bond Pioneer Award

Feb 26, 2016
YES Bank was recognised for its pioneering efforts in the Green Bonds market, including the highly successful issuance of India's first ever Green Infrastructure Bonds.

Forbes released inaugural 30 Under 30 Asia List

Feb 26, 2016
Virat Kohli, Sania Mirza, Shraddha Kapoor and Ritesh Agarwal of OYO Rooms were part of 56 Indians who were included in the list.

Union Government decided to allow birth companions during delivery in public health facilities

Feb 26, 2016
Birth companions are women who have experienced the process of labour and provide continuous one - to - one support to other women experiencing labour and child birth.

Mumbai Police created 16 no-selfie zones

Feb 26, 2016
This enforcement of the order is police’s bid to discourage people from putting themselves at risk while taking selfies.

Rajendra Singh became first non-navy officer to head Indian Coast Guard

Feb 26, 2016
Singh will replace Vice Admiral HCS Bisht who has been promoted as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command.

Railway Budget 2016-17: Statistical Highlights

Feb 25, 2016
While Plan size for 2015-16 is currently estimated at 100000 crore rupees, the Railway Budget prepared a Plan size of 121000 crore rupees for 2016-17.

Railway Budget 2016-17: Major Initiatives

Feb 25, 2016
Railway Budget 2016 – 17 unveiled certain initiatives and schemes to develop infrastructure and improve the overall quality of life in train journeys with a plan size of 121000 crore rupees.

Union Cabinet approved Promotion of Payments through Cards and Digital means

Feb 25, 2016
Under the move no surcharge, service charge, convenience fee will be levied on card and digital payment.

Union Cabinet approved $150 million Credit to Iran for Chabahar Port Development

Feb 25, 2016
The credit will be provided from EXIM Bank and was made by Union Ministry of Shipping.

Australia won Trans-Tasman Trophy of Cricket against New Zealand

Feb 25, 2016
With this series win, Australia claimed World No.1 in Test rankings replacing India.

Union Cabinet approved India-Maldives Agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation of Income from International Air Transport

Feb 25, 2016
The country, to which the product or enterprise belongs to, will impose the tax on the profits from the operation of aircraft in international traffic.

Rail Budget History and Important facts

Feb 25, 2016
A separate Railway Budget was first introduced in 1924 on the basis of recommendations of the 10-member Acworth Committee.

Railway Budget 2016-17: Highlights

Feb 25, 2016
Dedicated freight corridor project gaining momentum. New freight corridors announced: Delhi-Chennai, Kharagpur-Mumbai, Kharagpur-Vijayawada.

Tamil film Kanavu Variyam to be honoured with Remi Award

Feb 25, 2016
The award will be handed over to Chidambaram during the 49th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, which will be held from 8 April 8 to 17 April 2016.

United States won WTO dispute against India's solar rules

Feb 25, 2016
The US complaint alleged that the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission subsidies were available only if developers used equipment produced in India, violating a key global trade rule.

People of Bolivia rejected fourth term for President in referendum

Feb 25, 2016
With this vote, the incumbent President Evo Morales stands disqualified for contesting the Presidential election for fourth term in 2019.

Mizoram launched National Food Security Act, 2013

Feb 25, 2016
As per Census 2011, a total of 644882 people will be covered by Food Security Act which is 81.88 percent of people living in rural areas and 48.60 percent of urban areas.

Union Cabinet approved proposal to establish Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and SETU in NITI Aayog

Feb 25, 2016
It was observed that AIM is a mission and SETU is an approach to encourage innovation ecosystem and entrepreneurship.

Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee sworn-in as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court

Feb 25, 2016
Governor Vajubhai R. Vala administered the oath to Justice Mukherjee in a ceremony held at the Raj Bhavan.
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