Current Affairs 4th & 5th February 2016 Updtaes

Current Affairs 5th February 2016 Updtaes

EU approved 3.3 billion euros funding to Turkey to cope with Syrian refugee crisis

The European Union (EU) on 3 February 2016 approved 3.3 billion Euros in funding to help Turkey cope with the issue of Syrian migrants. At present, Turkey is home to around 3 million Syrians who fled the country since the beginning of the civil war in 2011.

She-Taxi initiative of Kerala bagged Chief Minister’s Award for Innovation

Kerala’s all-women taxicab service She-Taxi on 3 February 2016 received the prestigious Chief Minister’s Award for Innovation in Public Policy 2014 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It was selected for the recognition in the developmental interventions category.

Canadian province of Prince Edward Island & Ontario signed MoUs in Chandigarh

Canadian Provinces of Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Ontario in first week of February 2016 inked Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) in Chandigarh. The MoUs were inked during the India visit of the premiers of PEI and Ontario Wade MacLauchlan and Kathleen Wynne respectively.

Bharat Biotech unveiled first vaccine candidate Zikavac for Zika Virus

Indian biotechnology company Bharat Biotech on 3 February 2016 claimed that it has achieved a breakthrough in developing a vaccine to fight the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

De-radicalisation programme for the minority community rolled out in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Government in January 2016 rolled out a de-radicalisation programme for the minority community. The program was launched to face the challenges of both home-grown extremism and global Islamic State (IS) threat.

Manipuri documentary Phum-Shang won Golden Conch Award at MIFF 2016

Manipuri documentary film Phum-Shang on 3 February 2016 bagged the prestigious Golden Conch Award for the best documentary film at the 14th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Animation and Short Films (MIFF 2016).

World Cancer Day 2016 observed with theme We can. I can.

World Cancer Day (WCD) 2016 was observed across the world on 4 February 2016. The day was observed with year’s theme – We can. I can.

 

Kerala emerges as winner of 61st National School Athletics championship

 

Kerala emerged as the overall winner for the 19th consecutive time. The national School Athletics championship was held at Olympian Rahman Stadium in Kozhikode, Kerala.

 

Samariya given additional charge as CPFC

HL Samariya, a 1985 batch IAS officer from the Telangana cadre, has been given additional charge as Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC).

 

 ZTE Soft inks pact with AP

Chinese technology company ZTE has inked a pact with the Andhra Pradesh government to work on smart city projects in the state.

 

TCS Rated World’s Most Powerful Brand in IT Services: Report

India’s top multinational IT company Tata Consultancy Services has been rated as the world’s most powerful brand in Information Technology Services by a leading global brand valuation firm, the company said on Wednesday.

 

Ban Ki Moon appoints Major General Menon as UNDOF head

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named Major General Menon as the Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

 

Former Loksabha Speaker Balram Jakhar Passes Away

Veteran Congress leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar passed away in New Delhi on Wednesday.

 

Titli became first Indian film to win Best First Foreign Film award by FSCC

Indian film-maker Kanu Behl directorial Titli on 1 February 2016 bagged the Best First Foreign Film Award conferred by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics 2016 (FSCC).

 

Former Deputy Governer S.S.Tarapore passes away

S.S. Tarapore, former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and a noted economist, passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday.

 

Vice President visit to Thailand

Vice President Hamid Ansari reached Thailand on a three-day visit during which he will hold discussions on a range of issues with the country’s top leadership to boost bilateral ties.

 

Invest Karnataka 2016

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today urged the global investor community at ‘Invest Karnataka 2016’ to consider Karnataka as their partner for growth.

 

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