Current Affairs for 26 February 2016

Virat Kohli, Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal in Forbes’ Asia list

  • Tennis star Sania Mirza, Indian batting mainstay Virat Kohli and top-seeded badminton player Saina Nehwal lead the pack of over 50 Indians in Forbes’ inaugural list of top “promising young leaders and game changers” under the age of 30 in Asia.
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Rohit Sharma named Nissan’s global ambassador 

  • Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has named Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma as their new global ambassador.

Union Cabinet approved $150 million Credit to Iran for Chabahar Port Development 

  • Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24 February 2016 approved the proposal for loan of 150 million US Dollars to Iran for the development of Chabahar Port.

Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee sworn-in as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court 

  • Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee on 23 February 2016 took oath as the 28th Chief Justice of the High Court of Karnataka.

India’s first railway auto hub will come up near Chennai 

  • The country’s first rail auto hub will soon come up in Walajabad, near Chennai, to help automobile manufacturers in the region transport vehicles to other parts of the country.

Aryabhatta award conferred on Avinash Chander 

  • Avinash Chander, former Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister and Director General of the DRDO, has been conferred with the Aryabhata Award of the Astronautical Society of India.

Actor Sanjay Dutt walks out free of Yerawada jail 

  • Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt walked free out of the Yerawada prison here after completing his prison term, putting behind his turbulent past as a convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case.

Lalita Babar named as the Sports Person of the Year 

  • Long-distance runner Lalita Babar was today named as the Sports Person of the Year in the India Sports Awards 2015. 

All About Railway Budget 2016-2017 

  • Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his second rail budget this year. Here are the highlights of the Rail Budget 2016: The Capital plan of Rs 1.21 lakh crore.

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