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Current Affairs - February 2016

TNPSC Current Affairs February 2016
  • Important Days
    • February 4 - World Cancer Day
    • February 10 - National Deworming Day
    • February 13 - World Radio Day
    • February 28 - National Science Day
  • Important Persons in News
    • Shiv Shankar Menon - National Security Advisor

    • Sudhir Tailong - famous cartoonist passed away.
    • O N P Kurup - veteran Malayalam poet passed away.
  • Awards
    • Sanrangi maestro Ram Narayan - Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Classical Music Award 2015-2016.

  • Ottapalam
    • India's first defence industrial park to be set up in Ottapalam (Kerala).
  • Faridabad
    • 30th Surajkund International Crafts festival was held in Faridabad in Haryana.
  • Banaras Hindu University - 100 years
    • Banaras Hindu University celebrated its 100th year of inauguration.
    • It was founded in 1916 by Pt Madan Mohan Malviya
  • Important Appointments
    • 11 new members appointed to TNPSC
      1. R. Pratapkumar
      2. V Subbaiah
      3. S Muthuraj
      4. M Sethuraaman
      5. A V Balusamy
      6. M Madasamy
      7. V Ramamurthy
      8. P Krishnakumar
      9. A Subramanian
      10. N B Punnaiamoorthi
      11. M Rajaram
      • They hold the office for 6 years or upto 62 years of age
    • K Durga Prasad - Appointed as the new Director General of CRPF.
    • Archana Ramasundram - became the first woman to be appointed as the Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal.
  • Important appointments
    • Aruna Sethi - appointed as the first woman head of Indian cost Accounting Service.
  • Intellectual Property Index
    • India ranks 37th among the 38 countries.
    • IPI was released by United States Chamber of commerce.
Environment & Health
  • Zika Virus
    • It is transmitted by aedes mosquito.
    • WHO declared the outbreak of Zika virus as International Emergency.
    • Zika Virus was first identified in 1947 in Uganda.
  • Poject Sunrise
    • It is a scheme launched by the Union government for prevention of AIDS among the drug addict who take drugs through injections in the 8 North eastern States.
  • BGR-34
    • BGR-34 - Blood Glucose Regulator
    • It is India's First ayurvedic anti-diabetic drug launched by CSIR.
  • Sikkim
    • Sikkim state became the first state in India to become a fully organic State.
    • Union Government has decided to set up National Organic Farming Research Institute in Sikkim.
  • National Air Quality Index
    • Recently the Central Pollution Control Board has released the National Air Quality Index for major cities in india.
    • As per the Index Varanasi tops the list with severe air pollution and followed by Muzzafarpur in Bihar.

Science & Tech
  • Important Appointments
    • Ashok Chawla - appointed as the new chairman of TERI - The Energy and Resources Institute.
  • Ottapallam
    • India's First Defence Industrial park to be set up in Ottapallam in Palakad district of Kerala.
  • Ahmedabad in Gujarat
    • India's first Aviation park to be set up near Bagodara Village in Ahmedabad of Gujarat.
  • US-2 Amphibious Aircraft
    • It is an aircraft which can be landed on both land and water.
    • Japan has planned to set up a manufacturing unit for this aircraft in India as an initiative of Make in India programme.
  • Karnataka Mobile One application
    • This application bagged the gold at the fourth world Government summit held in dubai in the mobile governance category.

  • 12th South Asian Games
    • It was hosted jointly by Guwahati (in Assam) and Shillong (Capital of Mehgalaya).
  • Australian Open 2016 Titles
    • Men's Singles
      • Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Won Vs Andy Murray (UK)
    • Women's Singles
      •  Angelique Kerber (Germany) Won Vs Serena Williams (USA)
    • Men's Doubles
      • Jamie Murray + Brazil Bruno Soares Won Vs Daniel Nestor + Radek Stepanek
    • Women's Doubles
      • Martina Hingis + Sania Mirza Won Andrea Hlavackova + Lucie Hradecka
    • Mixed Doubles
      • Elena Vesnina + Bruno Soares Won Vs Coco Vandeweghe + Romania Horia Tecau

  • International Fleet Review 2016
    • It is an international Military exercise conducted by Indian Navy in Vishakapatnam coast in Andhra pradesh
    • Naval Ships from 50 countries has participated in this event.
  • Morocco - World's Largest Concentrated Solar Plant
    • The world's largest concentrated solar plant project was launched in Morocco.
    • On completion it will have the capacity of 510 MW.
    • In concentration solar plant, the sunlight is focussed to heat up a liquid mixed with water at 400 degree Celcius.
    • The steam thus produced is used to drive a turbine which generates electricity.
  • Surya Kiran IX
  • Sushil Koirala
    • The Former Nepal prime Minister passed away.
  • Harinder Sidhu
    • An Indian origin person who was appointed as the new Australian high Commissioner to India.


  1. Dear sir plz update Tamil font

  2. instead of TNPSC current affairs feb 2016 you put jan 2016


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