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February 2016 Current Affairs

Udai Kumar appointed as MD and CEO of MSEI

Feb 23, 2016
MSEI is India’s youngest and one of the three stock exchanges recognized by country’s securities market regulator, SEBI.

E-Governance Vision 2020 of Election Commission of India

Feb 23, 2016
The Vision 2020 will have five strategic goals and 11 mission mode projects wherein some of priority areas will be in mobile apps, social media, knowledge and learning management.

Tropical Cyclone Winston lashed Fiji killing scores of people

Feb 23, 2016
Fiji is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1100 nautical miles (2000 km; 1300 mi) northeast of New Zealand's North Island.

Ukraine's FC Dnipro won 2016 Sait Nagjee Trophy

Feb 23, 2016
In the final played at Kozhikode Corporation stadium, Dnipro defeated Atletico Paranaense from Brazil 3-0 to grab the top place.

Bees can help boost food security of two billion small farmers at no cost: FAO

Feb 23, 2016
The research also looked at larger plots and concluded that, while those fields also benefited from more pollinator visits, the impact on yields was less significant than in the smaller plots.

Bihar became Sixth State to join discom revival scheme UDAY

Feb 23, 2016
An overall net benefit of approximately 9000 crore rupees would accrue to the State by opting to participate in UDAY.

World Banks’ Road to Resilience initiative Concluded

Feb 23, 2016
This 10000 kilometer journey provided a chance to implement support for six coastal disaster management and climate resilience projects covering all ten coastal states of India.

Union Finance Minister inaugurated Exhibition on Coin and Currency of India

Feb 23, 2016
The Department of Expenditure (DoE) under Union Finance Ministry organised the exhibition in coordination with the RBI, CPWD, CISF, the Indian Army, Staff of DoE, Customs and Excise Officers.

Renowned singer Bhubaneswari Mishra died

Feb 23, 2016
The classical singer began her career with the song Tiki Mora Naa Ti for the mythological Odia movie Krushna Sudama in the 1970s.

Long jumper Prem Kumar won silver in Asian Indoor Athletics Championships

Feb 23, 2016
Prem Kumar cleared a creditable 7.92m in his final attempt to win the silver, while Gold was fetched by Zhang Yaoguang of China.

Indian-origin Sikh officer Amar Singh appointed Kuala Lumpur's Commissioner of Police

Feb 23, 2016
He succeeded Tajuddin Mohamed, who will be moved to federal headquarters as the deputy director of commercial CID on 14 March 2016.

World Day of Social Justice observed

Feb 22, 2016
The day was observed with the theme A Just Transition - environmentally sustainable economies and societies.

Empowered Group of State Transport Ministers formed to suggest measures on transport sector

Feb 22, 2016
The group, chaired by the Rajasthan Transport Minister Yunus Khan, will suggest measures to improve the public transport system and minimise road accidents in the country.

Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone won Rio Open Title

Feb 22, 2016
It is her seventh career title. She won her first Grand Slam title at 2010 French Open.

Aditya Birla Nuvo, Idea Cellular formed joint venture for setting up Payments Bank

Feb 22, 2016
The joint venture Aditya Birla Idea Payment Banks Limited was set up under the RBI’s Guidelines for Licensing of Payment Banks – 2014.

Justice Vineet Saran appointed as the new Chief Justice of Orissa High Court

Feb 22, 2016
The post of Orissa (Odisha) Chief Justice was vacant since 15 February 2016 as Justice D H Waghela was transferred be the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court.

Bangladesh paid homage to 1952 Language Movement martyrs at Central Shaheed Minar

Feb 22, 2016
On 21 February 1952, day police shot dead people protesting against the then Pakistan government's decision to impose Urdu as sole state language on the people of erstwhile East Pakistan.

New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum scored fastest test century in 54 balls

Feb 22, 2016
To score the fastest and the 12th test century, the 34-year old player took 2 balls less than West Indies' Viv Richards and Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq who jointly held the previous record.

Italy's Sara Errani clinched Dubai Tennis Championships title

Feb 22, 2016
As of 14 September 2015, Sara Errani is the Italian no. 3 and ranked world no. 21 in singles and world no. 29 in doubles.

International Mother Language Day observed on February 21

Feb 22, 2016
The theme for the year 2016 is Quality education, language(s) of instruction and learning outcomes.

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