Current Affairs for 16 February 2016

LAMITYE 2016 joint military exercise begins

  • LAMITYE 2016, the 7th joint military training exercise between the Indian Army and the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF) began on 15 February 2016.

 Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis won 2016 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 

  • Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis won the 2016 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Film on conservation efforts by Nagaland villagers won Golden Beaver Award 

  • Nagaland is changing, But...a film on conservation efforts by villagers won the Golden Beaver Best Film Award in the institutional category at the 6th National Science Film Festival and Competition in Mumbai.

Govt approves over Rs 4,087 crore aid to seven drought-hit states 

  • Government today approved central assistance of over Rs 4,087 crore to seven states affected by drought.

69th BAFTA Awards 2016 announced 

  • British Academy Film Awards announced recently, The Revenant was named Best Film with Alejandro G. Iñárritu winning Director and Leonardo DiCaprio receiving the award for Leading Actor.

1st Mega Food Park in Madhya Pradesh inaugurated at Panwa 

  • 1st Mega Food Park (MFP) of Madhya Pradesh inaugurated at Panwa village in Kasarwad tehsil of Khargone district.

Sindh becomes first Pakistan province to adopt Hindu Marriage Bill 

  • Pakistan’s Sindh Assembly today passed the Hindu Marriage Bill making the province the first in the country to allow the minority community to register their marriages, amid calls from a leading Hindu group to remove a controversial clause in the landmark bill.

India GDP likely to clock 7.8% growth in 2016: Nomura 

  • India’s industrial recovery process is likely to be gradual, however, the country is likely to have GDP growth of 7.8 percent in the next fiscal, says a report by Nomura.

Mysuru India’s cleanest city for 2nd time in row 

  • Msuru has emerged as the cleanest city for the second year in a row while Chandigarh, Tiruchirapalli , the New Delhi Municipal Council and Visakhapatnam make up the top five , a nationwide survey by the Urban Development (UD) ministry has found.

Shakuntala Baliarsingh nominated for Kendriya Sahitya Academy Puraskar 

  • Noted Odia writer Shakuntala Baliarsingh has been nominated for this year’s Kendriya Sahitya Academy Puraskar.
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