Current Affairs for 19 February 2016

Veteran singer Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan passes away 

  • Veteran singer Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal following old-age related ailments. 


Google’s Project Loon begins its operations in Sri Lanka 

  • Comments Google’s Project Loon Google’s Project Loon began its operations in Sri Lanka after first helium-filled balloon landed in Pupuressa area in Gampola town.

Union Cabinet gives nod to Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 

  • Government is going to introduce Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Parliament in pursuance of the Constitution (One Hundredth Amendment) Act, 2015.

Renowned Indologist David Shulman awarded Israel Prize

  • Renowned Indologist Professor David Shulman has been selected for the prestigious Israel Prize for his breakthrough studies in fields like philosophy and religion. 

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Jayant Misra Appointed As DG Of DRI 

  • Senior IRS officer Jayant Misra has been appointed as Director General of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). 

Nitin Seth To Join Flipkart As Chief People Officer 

  • India's biggest online marketplace Flipkart has announced the appointment of Nitin Seth as its Chief People Officer. 

Arun Jaitley Releases ‘India-2016’ And ‘Bharat-2016’ Year Books 

  • Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Arun Jaitley released ‘Bharat 2016’ and ‘India 2016’ year books. 

Uber Signs MoU With The Maharashtra Government 

  • Uber has signed a MoU with the Maharashtra government’s Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Department (SDED) to help create 75,000 entrepreneurship opportunities across the state over the next 5 years. 

Cabinet Approves Trade Facilitation Agreement 

  • The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to notify the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to keen on projecting India as a business friendly destination.

Lyricist Sameer Anjaan Enters Guinness Book Of World Records 

  • Bollywood’s popular lyricist Sameer Anjaan has made into the Guinness Book of World Records this year for penning the most number of songs in Bollywood: 3,524 for 650 films in a 33-year-long career.

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