29 May 2016

World Current Affairs : February 2016

World 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
• Saroj Kumar Jha appointed Senior Director for Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group at World Bank
• Vietnam lifted ban on import of Indian groundnut
• Bangladesh Cabinet approved draft of Citizenship Law, 2016 expanding scope for dual citizenship
• India, Afghanistan signed pact for visa-free travel by diplomats
• UK granted licence to use gene editing techniques on human embryos
• WHO declared Public Health Emergency of International Concern over Zika virus outbreak
• WHO recommended to rate movies with smoking scenes to protect children from tobacco addiction
2 February 2016
• World Wetlands Day observed with theme Wetlands for our Future – Sustainable Livelihoods
• Major General Menon to head United Nations Disengagement Observer Force
• EU Commission, United States agreed on framework for transatlantic data flows
• India and Brunei signed 3 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to deepen bilateral cooperation
• NIIF signed MoU with Rusnano OJSC to set-up Russia-India High Technology Private Equity Fund
• Alphabet Inc. became world’s most valuable company
• NASA to launch its new rocket Space Launch System carrying 13 CubeSats in 2018
3 February 2016
• India to participate in Cobra Gold 2016 military exercise in Thailand
• DJ Pandian appointed Vice President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
• ICC appointed Rahul Dravid as member of newly constituted Anti-Corruption Unit Oversight Group
• France became first country in the world to ban supermarket food waste
4 February 2016
• World Cancer Day 2016 observed with theme We can. I can.
• EU approved 3.3 billion euros funding to Turkey to cope with Syrian refugee crisis
• Pacific Rim nations signed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement
• US General John Nicholson named NATO commander in Afghanistan    
5 February 2016
• Vice President Hamid Ansari concluded his two-nation tour to Thailand and Brunei
• Zimbabwe's President declared a state of disaster in rural parts of the country
6 February 2016 
• Sushma Swaraj inaugurated Rise of Digital India Exhibition in Colombo
• First joint tactical exercise Sino-India Cooperation 2016 held in Chusul-Moldo area along LoAC
• The Revenant director Alejandro Gonzalez won Directors Guild of America award 2015
7 February 2016
• Australia won three-match Women ODI series against India, 2-1
• ICC suspended Pakistan's leg-spinner Yasir Shah for doping offence
• North Korea launched Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite
8 February 2016
• Bangladesh cancelled Sonadia Island Port Project with China
• New Zealand cricket team won Chappell-Hadlee Trophy
• Joshna Chinappa clinched squash individual gold at the South Asian Games
• New Zealand cricketer Brendon Barrie McCullum retired from One-Day Internationals
• Storm Imogen lashed parts of Britain
• Four Indian-Americans elected to National Academy of Engineering of USA
• Hindu Marriage Bill 2015 approved in Pakistan
• Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection of ICAO proposed binding carbon emission standards for aviation industry
9 February 2016
• Royal Navy of UK to study India’s Operation Raahat
• Former Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala died
• New species of Hydroid Polyps emitting green fluorescence discovered in Red Sea
• US Supreme Court stalled Obama’s Clean Power Plan
10 February 2016
• Indian-origin Davinder Singh named vice-chair of ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption
• Soviet football legend Anatoli Ilyin passed away
• 4th World Government Summit concluded in Dubai
11 February 2016
• UAE named women ministers for happiness, tolerance
• India, UAE signed nine agreements including renewable energy and finance
12 February 2016
• Tata Motors, Bharat Forge tied up for $11 billion Indian Army’s FICV Programme
• Scientists discovered five Jupiter-like Planets
13 February 2016
• World Radio Day observed with theme Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster
14 February 2016
• 69th British Academy Film Awards announced
• Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis won 2016 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy
• West Indies won maiden ICC U19 Cricket World Cup
• Dominic Thiem defeated Nicolas Almagro to win ATP Argentina Open
• David Shulman won Israel Prize for Religious Studies for Research on India
15 February 2016
• 7th India, Seychelles joint military exercise LAMITYE 2016 began in Seychelles
• Indo-British Asif Kapadia won 2016 Grammy Award for Best Music Film
• ICC Cricket for Good and UNICEF launched Team Swachh clinics in partnership with BCCI
• Indian women football team defeated Nepal to bag gold at SAG
• India and Sweden inked MoU on technical cooperation in rail sector
• Indian-origin Ashutosh Tiwari-led Utah Engineers discovered 2D Semiconducting Material made of Tin Monoxide
16 February 2016
• Standard Operating Procedure for India-Myanmar Coordinated Patrol signed
17 February 2016
• United Nations and Colombian Government launched trust fund for peace building needs
• Former West Indies cricketer Andy Ganteaume died
• Polish film director Andrzej Zulawski passed away
• Japan launched astronomy satellite ASTRO-H
18 February 2016
• Nepal decided to constitute 11-member political committee over provincial demarcations
• US President Obama signed a new law imposing sanctions against North Korea
• World Bank announced $150 million to combat Zika Virus in Latin America and the Caribbean
• 6 Indian-American scientists selected for Presidential Early Career Awards
19 February 2016
• Christine Lagarde appointed as MD of IMF for second term
• To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee died
20 February 2016
• India, Nepal signed seven agreements including utilisation of Indian grant of 250 million US dollars
• Faustin-Archange Touadera elected President of Central African Republic
• World Day of Social Justice observed
• New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum scored fastest test century in 54 balls
• Italy's Sara Errani clinched Dubai Tennis Championships title
21 February 2016
• International Mother Language Day observed on February 21
• Malayalam film Ottal named best children's film at Berlin International Film Festival
• Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone won Rio Open Title
• Ronnie O'Sullivan defeated Neil Robertson to win 2016 Welsh Open
• Triple jumper Renjith Maheswary won silver in Asian Indoor Athletics Championships
22 February 2016
• US court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 72 million dollar for cancer death
23 February 2016
• Parliament of Pakistan became first in world to run entirely on solar power
• 18th Mercer Quality of Life survey released; Vienna ranked best city for quality of life, Baghdad worst
24 February 2016
• United States won WTO dispute against India's solar rules
• Australia won Trans-Tasman Trophy of Cricket against New Zealand
• India and UK Institutions signed agreements for collaboration in Crop Sciences
• People of Bolivia rejected fourth term for President in referendum
25 February 2016
• Italy approved Gay Civil Union’s Bill
• Bangladeshi cricketer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza appointed UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Youth
• Forbes released inaugural 30 Under 30 Asia List
26 February 2016
• Hashim Thaci elected as President of Kosovo
27 February 2016
• Rozle Prezelj elected Chairman of IAAF Athletes’ Commission
• Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities in Syria to come into effect on 27 February
28 February 2016
• Wawrinka won Dubai ATP Tennis title
29 February 2016
• Oscar Awards 2016 conferred; Film Mad Max: Fury Road won maximum award
• Portugal nominated ex-refugee chief Antonio Guterres for UN Secretary-General