India Current Affairs : February 2016

Our section of India Current Affairs is a section provided by TET Success Key to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of the month February 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

1 February 2016
• 30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela started at Faridabad
• Virender Sehwag appointed as mentor for Kings XI Punjab for IPL season 9
• Jai Kumar Garg appointed as MD and CEO of Corporation Bank
• Companies Law Committee submitted report recommending changes in the Companies Act, 2013
• Archana Ramasundram appointed Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), became 1st woman to head paramilitary force 
• Titli became first Indian film to win Best First Foreign Film award by FSCC
• Union Government granted Miniratna Category-I Status to HSCC
2 February 2016
• Himachal Pradesh to spend 15 crore rupees on Swachh Bharat Mission in Kinnaur
• Union Government set up two panels to reform tax policies
• Former RBI Deputy Governor S S Tarapore famous for giving fuller Capital Account Convertibility to India passed away
• Amitabh Bachchan conferred with lifetime achievement award at NDTV Indian of the Year Awards
• SC appointed Lodha Committee to sell Pearls Agrotech Corporation Ltd (PACL)'s assets
• Veteran Urdu writer Intizar Hussain died
• Kerala won 61st National School Athletics championship
• Union Government to set up a BGRL to understand earthquake mechanism in Koyna region
3 February 2016
• CCEA approved REIL to delink from IL and become an independent CPSE
• Former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar passed away
• Justice Ramayyagari Subhash Reddy appointed as Chief Justice of the Gujarat high Court
• Manipuri documentary Phum-Shang won Golden Conch Award at MIFF 2016
• Sarangi maestro Pandit Ram Narayan selected for Bhimsen Joshi Award
• Bharat Biotech unveiled first vaccine candidate Zikavac for Zika Virus
• India's first Ayurvedic anti-diabetic drug, BGR-34, launched by CSIR
• Reliance Defence to set up Dhirubhai Ambani Centre for Innovation & Research in Aerospace in Bengaluru
• TCS became world's most powerful IT Services brand
4 February 2016
• Reliance Infra signed Agreement with Birla Corp to sell its Cement Plant
• Mahindra AMC received SEBI nod for Mutual Fund business
• National Air Quality Indices for 24 cities released by Central Pollution Control Board
• First machine harvestable chickpea variety NbeG 47 released
5 February 2016
• Prime Minister dedicated Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited to Nation
• Union Government to set up National Organic Farming Research Institute in Sikkim
• Union Government approved Heritage development projects for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
• Labour Ministry signed agreements with organizations engaged in employment & career activities
• 12th South Asian Games inaugurated in Guwahati
6 February 2016
• Union Government approved projects for improving tourist infrastructure in heritage places
• Project Sunrise to improve HIV interventions among PWID in North-Eastern states launched
• Noted cartoonist Sudhir Tailang died
7 February 2016
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Paradip Oil Refinery in Odisha
• Sapna Devi won gold in women Wushu Taulu competition at the 12th South Asian Games
8 February 2016
• TRAI issued Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulations, 2016
• Union Government launched 24x7 toll free Tourist Infoline in 12 International Languages
• Rajendra K Pachauri appointed as Executive Vice Chairman of TERI
• International Fleet Review 2016 concluded in Visakhapatnam
• Noted Urdu poet Nida Fazli died
• Brij Bhushan Singh appointed as President of South Asian Wrestling Federation
• CSO released Advance Estimates of National Income 2015-16
• National Arogya Fair-2016 concluded at Dehradun
• Justice Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court
• 9th Indo-Nepal Combined Battalion level Military Training Exercise Surya Kiran started in Uttarakhand
• Andhra Pradesh proposed to develop INS Viraat as Tourism Center
9 February 2016
• DGCA signed grant agreement with USTDA for India Aviation Safety Technical Assistance Phase II
• Prime Minister Shram Awards 2014 announced
• Union Government signed MoU with Chhattisgarh for development of railway infrastructure
• Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-East released
• Sikkim Government to construct Mini Sikkim for showcasing state’s diverse & rich culture
10 February 2016
• 580 crore rupees sanctioned for construction of railway track to connect Kolkata & Tripura via Bangladesh
• India ranked 37 in USSC’s 2016 Intellectual Property Index
• Karnataka Mobile One project won 2016 Best m-Government Service Award at World Government Summit
• Vilas Tonapi appointed as Director of Indian Institute of Millets Research
• National Deworming Day observed on 10 February
11 February 2016
• States can clampdown mobile internet access under Section 144 of CrPC: Supreme Court
• Union Health Minister launched National Framework for Elimination of Malaria 2016-2030
• UP Land Revenue Act, 2015 came into effect
• Ministry of Railways signed MoU with Telangana for rail expansion
• Wipro acquired US-based HealthPlan Services for 3150 crore rupees
12 February 2016
• Book titled A Kingdom for his Love launched by Amar Chitra Katha
• Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited India
• BCCI banned Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf for 5 years for involvement in 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal
• 1st Mega Food Park in Madhya Pradesh inaugurated at Panwa
• Ashok Chawla appointed as Chairman of TERI
• Uttar Pradesh State Budget 2016-17 presented
13 February 2016
• Film on conservation efforts by Nagaland villagers won Golden Beaver Award
• President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Infosys Prize 2015
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Make in India Week in Mumbai
• Jnanpith Award-winning poet O N V Kurup died
14 February 2016
• Walk of Hope to address crucial areas of social co-existence in India
• India won three-match T-20 series against Sri Lanka, 2-1
• Northern Central Railway commissioned ultra modern computer-based signalling system at Khurja Jn
15 February 2016
• Supreme Court upheld Army’s Command Exit Model of Preferential Promotion
• Ministry of Heavy Industries unveiled National Capital Goods Policy 2016
• Jauna Murmu, Ranjit Nayak included in Target Olympic Podium Scheme
• 1st Mega Food Park of Jharkhand inaugurated at Getalsud
• Tata Teleservices subsidiary mRUPEE tied-up with IRCTC
16 February 2016
• Apple to set up Technology Development Centre in Hyderabad
17 February 2016
• Union Cabinet approved collaboration in Traditional Medicine between Ministry of AYUSH and WHO
• Amendment to the Delimitation Act, 2002 and Representation of the People Act, 1950 approved
• Union Cabinet approved Trade Facilitation Agreement
• Union Cabinet gave in-principle approval to LIGO-India project to study gravitational waves
• Odisha Government to introduce self-certifying scheme for industries to set up units
• Jharkhand and Adani Group inked MoU to set up thermal power plant
• Paani Foundation joined hand with Maharashtra Government for water conservation
• Sameer Anjaan entered Guinness Book of Records for writing 3524 songs
18 February 2016
• PM Modi released guidelines for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana at Kisan Mela in MP
• Tamil Nadu announced Free Bus Pass Scheme for senior citizens
• Union Government nod for building of 82000 houses for poor in urban areas of 163 cities
• BHEL commissioned 270 MW unit of GVK power plant in Punjab
• Eastern Command received Raksha Mantri’s Trophy for Best Service Hospital
• Veteran singer Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan died
19 February 2016
• Amit Mitra named chairman of GST committee of state FMs
• Indian Women Cricket Team won three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka
• Jharkhand State Budget 2016-17 presented
• Kalikho Pul sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
• ISRO successfully tested high-thrust Cryogenic Engine CE-20
• Aditya Birla Nuvo, Idea Cellular formed joint venture for setting up Payments Bank
20 February 2016
• Pangolin, the critically endangered scaly Anteater
21 February 2016
• PM Narendra Modi launched Rurban Mission in Chhattisgarh
• Punjab Warriors defeated Kalinga Lancers to win 2016 Hockey India League
22 February 2016
• Union Government released Seismic Microzonation reports for Delhi and Kolkata
• Empowered Group of State Transport Ministers formed to suggest measures on transport sector
• Justice Vineet Saran appointed as the new Chief Justice of Orissa High Court
• Long jumper Prem Kumar won silver in Asian Indoor Athletics Championships
• Union Environment Ministry held ninth meeting of National Steering Committee on Climate Change
• Bihar became Sixth State to join discom revival scheme UDAY
• Tamil film Kanavu Variyam to be honoured with Remi Award
• Union Government launched Swachh Paryatan Mobile App
• Indian-origin playwright Ismail Mahomed conferred Knighthood by French Government
• Udai Kumar appointed as MD and CEO of MSEI
• Union Finance Minister inaugurated Exhibition on Coin and Currency of India
• Justice Vineet Saran appointed as the new Chief Justice of Orissa High Court
23 February 2016
• Private Banks employees should be considered public servants under Prevention of Corruption Act: SC
• RBI extended SAARC Swap Arrangement
• Assam Cabinet approved Metro Rail for Guwahati
• Ajay Shankar Committee recommendations on Prior Permission and Regulatory Mechanisms
• Goverdhan Mehta conferred Cross of the Order of Merit, Germany’s prestigious award
• YES Bank won Green Bond Pioneer Award
• Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee sworn-in as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court
• Former CJI HL Dattu selected as Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission
• VVPAT to be introduced in 10 constituencies in Assam assembly polls
• KN Vyas took charge as Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
• E-Governance Vision 2020 of Election Commission of India
• Yoichiro Ueno appointed President and CEO of Honda Cars India
24 February 2016
• Union Cabinet approved proposal to establish Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and SETU in NITI Aayog
• Parliamentary Standing committee on Finance tabled report on NPAs of Public Sector Banks
• Union Cabinet approved $150 million Credit to Iran for Chabahar Port Development
• Mumbai Police created 16 no-selfie zones
• Maharashtra Government finalised PMC for Shivaji memorial in Arabian Sea
• Gujarat State Budget 2016-17 presented
• Bihar State Budget 2016-17 presented
• Union Cabinet approved India-Maldives Agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation of Income from International Air Transport
• West Bengal Government announced to constitute two task forces for tribals, Gorkhas
• Mizoram launched National Food Security Act, 2013 
• Justice Dinesh Maheshwari sworn-in as Chief Justice of Meghalaya HC
25 February 2016
• Lok Sabha passed Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016
• Union Government appointed three Information Commissioners to Central Information Commission
• Union Government decided to allow birth companions during delivery in public health facilities
• Railway Budget 2016-17 presented in Lok Sabha by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu
• Ex-DRDO Chairman Dr Avinash Chander received Aryabhata Award 2013
• Union Government appointed three Information Commissioners to Central Information Commission
• Rajendra Singh became first non-navy officer to head Indian Coast Guard
26 February 2016
• Economic Survey of India 2015-16 presented in Lok Sabha
• Mumbai won Ranji Trophy for the 41st time
• Madhya Pradesh State Budget 2016-17 presented
• BK Garudachar, India's oldest first-class cricketer, died
• Ranveer Singh selected for Dinanath Mangeshkar award
• 'Neerja' declared tax free in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh
• Sagar Sarhadi to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at IFFP
27 February 2016
• Kerala Tourism’s Muziris Heritage Project inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee
• Resul Pookutty became first Asian to win Golden Reel Award
28 February 2016
• Union Government approved Constitution of Banks of Board Bureau
• Punjab imposed ban on sale of Army Uniforms in the state
• Famous Tamil comedy actor Kumarimuthu died
• National Science Day observed with theme Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation
• UltraTech acquired cement units of Jaiprakash Associates for 16500 crore rupees
29 February 2016
• Rahul Sachdev won 1st All India Open Invitational Snooker Championship 2016
• Union Budget 2016-17 presented in Lok Sabha 
• Alok Kumar Verma took charge as Delhi Police Commissioner
• Mahesh Kumar Singla committee constituted to consider ST status to six communities of Assam
• Former Maharashtra Minister Nihal Ahmed Maulavi Mohammed Usman died
• SC sought Union Government view on petition challenging Triple Talaq & Polygamy practices
• Kerala State Film Awards 2015 announced
• Delhi became first state to launch HPV vaccine as public health programme in schools
• Mrugank Paranjape appointed as MD and CEO of MCX

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