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February 2016 Current Affairs

West Bengal Government announced to constitute two task forces for tribals, Gorkhas

Feb 25, 2016
One task force will work for the tribals of the Terai-Dooars and the other for the Gorkhas living in the Darjeeling Hills region in northern part of the State.

RBI cancelled Certificate of Registration of 26 NBFCs

Feb 25, 2016
RBI cancelled the certificate of registration of these 26 NBFCs in exercise of the powers conferred on it, under Section 45-IA (6) of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

US court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 72 million dollar for cancer death

Feb 25, 2016
In a verdict, jurors in the circuit court of St. Louis awarded the family of victim, 10 million dollars as actual damages and 62 million dollars as punitive damages.

Parliamentary Standing committee on Finance tabled report on NPAs of Public Sector Banks

Feb 24, 2016
The committee has tabled its 27th report in Parliament which observed that many of bad loans of banks are because of companies with over capacity and weak demand.

Private Banks employees should be considered public servants under Prevention of Corruption Act: SC

Feb 24, 2016
With this, the investigating agencies like Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will be able to examine frauds and scams involving private banks operating in the country.

18th Mercer Quality of Life survey released; Vienna ranked best city for quality of life, Baghdad worst

Feb 24, 2016
The survey of 230 cities helps companies and organizations determine compensation and hardship allowances for international staff.

Exercise IBSAMAR between India, South Africa, Brazil started in Goa

Feb 24, 2016
The primary aim of the exercise is to increase interoperability amongst the three navies as well as develop common understanding and procedures for maritime security operations.

Union Government released Seismic Microzonation reports for Delhi and Kolkata

Feb 24, 2016
It will help in minimizing the effects of earthquakes by assessing Seismic Hazards, by implementing safe building construction codes, and adopting appropriate land-use planning.

Justice Dinesh Maheshwari sworn-in as Chief Justice of Meghalaya HC

Feb 24, 2016
Justice Maheshwari succeeds Justice Uma Nath Singh who retired as Chief Justice on 14 January 2016.

Former CJI HL Dattu selected as Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission

Feb 24, 2016
For final nod, Dattu’s name will be sent to the President, who is designated to appoint the chairperson and members of NHRC under Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.

Sagar Sarhadi to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at IFFP

Feb 24, 2016
Sarhadi’s directorial Bazaar starring Smita Patil, Farooq Sheikh and Naseeruddin Shah was a critically acclaimed film.

VVPAT to be introduced in 10 constituencies in Assam assembly polls

Feb 24, 2016
VVPAT is intended as an independent verification system for electronic voting machines that allows voters to verify that their votes are cast as intended.

KN Vyas took charge as Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

Feb 24, 2016
He took it over from Dr Sekhar Basu, who is the Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary to the Union Government, Department of Atomic Energy.

Assam Cabinet approved Metro Rail for Guwahati

Feb 24, 2016
State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will lay the foundation stone for the Metro project in Khanapara area on 29 February 2016.

RBI extended SAARC Swap Arrangement

Feb 24, 2016
RBI will offer Swap Arrangement up to and overall amount of 2 billion US dollar both in foreign currency and Indian rupee.

Parliament of Pakistan became first in world to run entirely on solar power

Feb 24, 2016
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the solar power system, which provides 62 MW to the parliament and a surplus 18 MW to the national grid.

Union Environment Ministry held ninth meeting of National Steering Committee on Climate Change

Feb 23, 2016
The Committee approved the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) on adaptation submitted by governments of Telangana, Mizoram, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya and Chhattisgarh for funding.

Union Government launched Swachh Paryatan Mobile App

Feb 23, 2016
Initially, 25 Adarsh Smarak Monuments protected by Archaeological Survey of India have been identified for inclusion in the app.

Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities in Syria to come into effect on 27 February

Feb 23, 2016
The announcement was made by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) Ceasefire Taskforce.

Indian-origin playwright Ismail Mahomed conferred Knighthood by French Government

Feb 23, 2016
Currently the Artistic Director of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, Mahomed has received numerous other awards in his 30-year career.
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