Current Affairs for 1 February 2016

Former Army Chief General K V Krishna Rao passes away 

  • Former Army Chief General Kotikalapudi Venkata Krishna Rao, passed away in New Delhi following a cardiac arrest at the military hospital. 

Datta Padsalgikar appointed as Mumbai Police Commissioner 

  • Senior IPS officer Datta Padsalgikar has been appointed as the Commissioner of Police of Mumbai. He will be 40th Police Commissioner of Mumbai. 

British TV and Radio presenter Terry Wogan passes away 

  • Veteran British TV and radio presenter Sir Terry Wogan passed away in London after long battle with cancer. In Britain, he was one of the most popular personalities on both radio and television for several decades and often described his profession as jobbing broadcaster.

 30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela begins at Faridabad 

  • The 30th edition of Surajkund International Crafts Mela has begun at Faridabad in Haryana after it was formally inaugurated by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.


 India Women Lose Final T20I vs Australia, Clinch Series 2-1 

  • Australia women clinched the third and final Twenty20 International by 15 runs but visitors India lifted the trophy with a 2-1 series victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here on Sunday. 

Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win the 2016 Australian Open final 

  • Novak Djokovic is Australian Open champion for the sixth time, equaling Roy Emerson’s record, but it is unlikely he will be spending much time analyzing a final. 

Indo-Pak agreement on rail link extended for three years 

  • India and Pakistan have extended their agreement relating to rail communication by mutual consent through diplomatic channels for next three years. 

Book titled Nathuram Godse - The Story of an Assassin released 

  • The book titled Nathuram Godse - The Story of an Assassin authored by Anup Ashok Sardesai was released on 30 January 2016. 

India won three-match T-20 series against Australia, 3-0 

  • India on 31 January 2016 won the three-match T-20 series against Australia, 3-0. In the third and final Twenty20 match played in Sydney, India defeated Australia by seven wickets. 

Pietro Fittipaldi won 2015-16 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 

  • Brazilian racing driver Pietro Fittipaldi on 31 January 2016 clinched the 2015-16 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 at Madras Motor Racing Track in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.

Anti-Leprosy Day observed on 30 January 2016 

  • Anti-Leprosy Day was observed on 30 January 2016 nationwide to focus attention on the disease which is also known as the Hansen’s disease.
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