GK & Current Affairs Update for February 7, 2016

Current affairs February 2016,Daily current affairs update,Current Affairs BankExamsIndiaFor any competitive exam, knowing how to prepare for Current Affairs remains one of the most difficult part for all candidates.So we will be publishing daily current affairs based on the important events that happened throughout the day.The news are written in few sentences making it easy for you to understand or take notes for future reference.Here is the current affairs daily update for February 7, 2016


National News

  • International Fleet Review (IFR) concluded in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The event conducted by Indian Navy was held from February 4 – 8, 2016.


    Navies from approximately 52 countries have participated in this year`s review that had the theme ‘United through Oceans’.IFR was previously held in January 2001.


  • Jharkhand's Proposal of setting up a Sanskrit University in the Deoghar District was agreed by thie Central Government.

    Pudhucherry Solar


  • The Sri Aurobindo International Centre for Education(SAICE) ,Puducherry has become India's first fully solar powered educational Institute.


  • IRCTC launched 4 'Bharat Darshan' special train packages from Delhi & Chandigarh that will cover popular destinations in South India and Goa.


  • Due to the increasing number of infectious diseases in the state, Maharashtra government will introduce a bill banning spitting in public places in the upcoming state Legislature Budget Session.


  • According to recent Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, Delhi stood 6th in terms of air pollution in January, with Muzaffarpur (Bihar) & Varanasi topping the list.


    Top International News:

  • North Korea launched a long range rocket to put a satellite into orbit amid allegations that it was actually a missile test.


  • The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) issued 6 new postage stamps which for the first time are based on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) theme.


  • France became the World's 1st country to ban supermarkets from wasting or destroying unsold food by forcing them to donate it to charities and food banks.


    New Appointments:

    Vishal Mehta, based in Singapore was today appointed President of the newly formed International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA).He is the CEO of a company that produces lab diamonds.


    Top Sports News:south asian games

  • On the opening day of the 2016 South Asian Games, India won a total of 19 medals-14 gold and 5 silver medals.They claimed 7 medals in Swimming, 5 in Wrestling, 3 in Weighlifting & 4 in Cycling.


  • Pawan Negi became the most expensive Indian Player to be bought at the IPL Auction 2016.He was signed by Delhi Daredevils for 8.5 crores.


  • India defeated Namibia in the ICC Under-19 World Cup quarterfinal, winning by 197 runs.


  • Australia defeated New Zealand by 4 wickets in the second ODI of their tour to level the Series 1-1.


    Science & Technology:

  • A New Weather Forecasting satellite being developed by ISRO is being built at 60% of the actual cost and in one third of the estimated time.


  • British broadcaster BBC for the first time broadcasted a live stream of a 'Six Nations Championship' rugby match between Scotland and England, to the International Space Station (ISS)


    Obituaries:edgar mitchell

    NASA Astronaut Edgar Mitchell died in West Palm Beach, Florida.He who was the 6th man to walk on the Moon.


    The event took place on February 5, 1971.


    Banking & Economy News:

  • Corporation Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Universal Sompo General Insurance Co Ltd for providing accident death coverage to its savings bank account holders under Corp Signature, Corp Super and Corp Saral category.


  • ICICI Academy for Skills shall train around 45,000 candidates in the 2017 fiscal & take the total number of trained youth to over 1 lakh.The academy through its Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs) provides training to rural population.


  • Union Health & Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda on 1 February 2016 awarded the certificate of Miniratna status to Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation Ltd (HSCC).It was received by the CMD Gyanesh Pandey at Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.

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