Current Affairs for 15 February 2016

Vidya Balan awarded Pride of Kerala Award 

  • Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has been awarded with the ‘Pride of Kerala’ Award by the World Malayalee Council and Kairali TV. 

West Indies wins ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2016 

  • West Indies for the first time has won the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup by defeating three time champions India by five wickets played at Mirpur (Bangladesh). 

 Vilas Tonapi appointed as Director of IIMR 

  • Dr. Vilas A. Tonapi has been appointed as Director of Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR). he was working as the Principal Scientist at Seed Science and Technology of the IIMR.

Indian Ambassador to Tajikistan Biraja Prasad passes away 

  • India’s Ambassador to Tajikistan Biraja Prasad passed away following a massive cardiac arrest. He was the youngest Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer to be appointed as India’s Ambassador to any country.  

Oracle To Setup Its Campus In Bengaluru

  • The computer giant Oracle is planning to set up a campus in Bengaluru and start an initiative to help more than half a million students in India develop computer science skills.

MOU Signs Between NRDC & IICB To Promote Entrepreneurship 

  • To promote start-ups and entrepreneurship, the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB) and National Research Development Corporation (NRDC).

Banaras Hindu University turns 100 years 

  • Banaras Hindu University (BHU) founded by Freedom fighter Pt Madan Mohan Malviya has turned 100 years on 13th February 2016. 

Malayalam poet ONV Kurup passes away 

  • Noted Malayalam poet and lyricist O N V Kurup passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was popularly known as “ONV”, Ottaplakkal Nambiyadikkal Velu Kurup.


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