Current Affairs - February, 2016

Highlights of Union Budget 2016-17

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented Union Budget 2016-17 in the Parliament. It was the second full year Budget of the NDA government under leadership of Prime Minister of Narendra Modi and the third budget of Arun Jaitley as Finance Minister. Union Finance minister has announced 9 pillars of the budget. They are rural sector, ..

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Twitter launches Position of Strength Campaign to Empower Women

Micro blogging site Twitter for first time has launched #Positionofstrength campaign in India to empower women to raise voices against any form of discrimination. The campaign seeks spread awareness to bridge the gender equality gap online in India and inspire the of women leaders next generation to have an influential voice in society. It was launched ..

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Stan Wawrinka wins 2016 Dubai ATP Tennis title

Stan Wawrinka from Switzerland has won the 2016 Dubai ATP Tennis title in the men’s singles category. In the final match played in the United Arab Emirates, he defeated Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) by 6-4, 7-6 (15/13) score. It was his ninth straight final and overall 13th title of his career and second of the 2016 ..

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Dinesh Sharma elected as Chairperson of IFAD

Dinesh Sharma has been unanimously elected as the Chairperson of the Governing Council of International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). He was unanimously elected as the Chairperson of the Governing Council of IFAD for a period of two years in its 39th Session held in Rome, Italy. Currently, he is serving as Additional Secretary of ..

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East coast of India to get sixth Doppler Radar for weather forecasting

The cycloneprone eastern coast of India will get a new doppler radar to boost the weather forecasting system. It will be commissioned by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Gopalpur in Odisha which had faced the severe cyclonic storm Phailin in October 2013. It will be the sixth such radar on the country’s east coast ..

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