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Current Affairs Updates for February 2016

With less than a month to go before 2016 Prelims on 7th August, let us have a look at the important events that have occurred from January 2016 onward. This list contains events of importance from Prelims 2016 viewpoint and is presented month-wise.

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This page contains current events for February 2016.

February 2016

February 1-7 Current Affairs

  • Novak Djokovic wins 2016 Australian Open Men’s Singles Title of Tennis
  • DIPP gives nod to set up India’s first Defence Industrial Park at Ottappalam
  • Kidambi Srikanth wins 2016 Syed Modi Badminton Title in Men’s Singles
  • CBDT ink two bilateral APAs with United Kingdom
  • 2 February: World Wetland Day
  • Japan to set up plant for US-2 amphibious aircraft in India
  • WHO declares Zika virus outbreak as International Emergency
  • Archana Ramasundram becomes 1st woman DG of Sashastra Seema Bal
  • RBI rates unchanged in 6th bi-monthly monetary policy review
  • Alphabet Inc overtakes Apple as world’s most valuable company
  • Bharat Biotech develops world’s first Zika vaccine candidates
  • 12 nations sign historic Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement
  • WHO accords PQP certification to Indian vaccine maker GreenSignal Bio Pharma
  • PM inaugurates Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited
  • 12th South Asian Games begins in Guwahati
  • Union Government to set up National Organic Farming Research Institute in Sikkim
  • Project Sunrise launched for prevention of AIDS in NE states

February 8-14 Current Affairs

  • PM inaugurates NISER campus in Odisha
  • Paper waste turned into non-toxic green
    Aerogel for first time
  • India, China hold first joint tactical drill on
    border
  • Sapna Devi wins gold medal in women Wushu Taulu competition
  • Chettinad Cotton Saree gets Indian Handloom tag
  • CPCB releases National Air Quality Indices for 24 cities
  • India-Nepal Combined Military Exercise Surya Kiran IX begins at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand
  • TRAI rules against Differential Pricing
  • India’s first Aviation Park to come up in Gujarat
  • Government sanctions Rs.580 crore for Agartala-Akhaura rail link Project
  • UAE’s ADNOC to store crude oil in India’s Strategic Petroleum Reserves
  • India ranks 37th on USCC’s 2016 Intellectual Property Index
  • MoEFCC declares Wild pig as vermin for year in Uttarakhand
  • National Framework for Malaria Elimination 2016-2030 released
  • Ashok Chawla appointed as new Chairman of TERI
  • Banaras Hindu University turns 100 years
  • For first time Scientists discover Gravitational Waves

February 15-22 Current Affairs

  • Mysuru declared cleanest city in Swachh Sarvekshan 2016
  • 7th India, Seychelles joint military exercise LAMITYE 2016 begins
  • First Silk Road train arrives in Tehran from China
  • Prithvi II missile successfully test-fired from Chandipur
  • Sindh becomes first Pakistan province to adopt Hindu Marriage Bill
  • India participates in Cobra Gold 2016 multilateral exercise
  • Union Government unveils National Capital Goods Policy 2016
  • DRDO to conduct captive flight trails of Anti-Radiation Missile
  • Renowned Indologist David Shulman awarded Israel Prize
  • Union Cabinet gives approves Trade Facilitation Agreement
  • Indian origin scientist Ashutosh Tiwari discovers fast SnO conductor to replace silicon
  • Brendon McCullum hits fastest Test century
  • ISRO successfully test cryogenic engine of GSLV Mark 3 rocket
  • PM launches National Rurban Mission in Chhattisgarh

February 23-29 Current Affairs

  • India remains world’s largest arms importer
  • Naval Exercise IBSAMAR 2016 between India,
    South Africa, Brazil kicked off in Goa
  • Ex-CJI HL Dattu selected as new Chairman of NHRC
  • CCEA hikes MSP of raw jute from Rs 2,700 to 3,200 per quintal
  • Union Cabinet approves $150 million Credit for Chabahar Port Development
  • India losses solar case against US at WTO
  • ISRO gears up for launch of India’s first solar mission Aditya-L1
  • Union Government appoints 3 Information commissioners of CIC
  • 13th World Spice Congress begins in Ahmedabad
  • Gianni Infantino elected as President of FIFA
  • Mumbai wins Ranji Trophy 2016
  • President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates India’s first Gender Park at Kozhikode
  • President Pranab Mukherjee declares Kerala as first digital state
  • Vinod Rai appointed as first Chairman of Banks Board Bureau
  • Oscar Awards: 88th Academy Awards
  • Highlights of Union Budget 2016-17

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