Current Affairs News Update for February 9, 2016

current affairs feb 2016On February 9, one news that made headlines was the rescue of Indian army soldier Lance Naik Hanumanthappa, who was buried under 35 feet of snow due to a deadly avalanche on Jammu and Kashmir’s Siachen Glacier.He was the only one alive among the 10 soldiers to be rescued after 6 days.All other important events can be read in this latest current affairs capsule update for February 9, 2016.


National News:

Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA) , the first in the country to be setup in Maharashtra.The centre shall provide arbitration services to the global business community.


During the visit of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayad Al Nahyan - India & United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be signing 12 pacts including a civil nuclear cooperation agreement.


The Army yesterday observed 68th ‘Nowshera Day’ to commemorate the sacrifice of jawans who laid down their lives while fighting cross-border intruders in the frontier town of Nowshera of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947.


Under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY), 245 villages have been provided with electricity across the country during the past week , says a report.


Union Railway ministry has started a new scheme of offering bedrolls at nominal cost for travellers from Chennai & Thiruvananthapuram.


The 9th edition of India-Nepal Combined Military Exercise Surya Kiran IX commenced at Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.


Maharashtra is the most Internet ready state in India, as per a new report titled ‘Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States’ released by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). While Karnataka, Gujarat, Telangana and Tamil Nadu occupy the next slots, eastern states fared poorly.


International News:

Storm Imogen is the name given to the storm that has hit UK this season.It battered parts of southern Britain with heavy rain and winds up to 96 miles per hour.


India & China held their 1st joint tactical exercise (JET) codenamed ‘Sino-India Cooperation 2016’ in the Chushul-Moldo, Jammu and Kashmir.


New Appointments:

Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela, to assume office as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court on February 16.


Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh was elected President of the South Asian Wrestling Federation.Tabiur Rehman of Bangladesh was elected its Secretary General.



India’s Sapna Devi won gold in the women`s Wushu Taulu (Changquan) competition at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG).


India’s ace squash player Joshna Chinappa has won the gold medal in women’s individual category at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG).


New Zealand cricketer Brendon Barrie McCullum announced his retirement from One-Day Internationals (ODIs).


Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah was suspended by ICC for three months after testing positive for a banned substance.



Sushil Koirala, former Prime Minister of Nepal and Nepali Congress (NC) President passed away today due to Pneumonia in Kathmandu.


Banking & Economy:

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai received restricted stock worth about $199 million, according to a regulatory filing by Google parent company Alphabet Inc.


Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) shall now offer its passengers over 25 varieties of tea.


Loans worth about Rs.1 lakh crore have been sanctioned to small entrepreneurs under the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana.

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