Current Affairs for 9 February 2016

 Former Prime Minister of Nepal Sushil Koirala passes away

  • Former Prime Minister of Nepal and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sushil Koirala passed away due to Pneumonia in capital city Kathmandu.

Paper waste turned into non-toxic green Aerogel for first time 

  • For the first time, scientists from National University of Singapore (NUS) have successfully converted paper waste into green nontoxic cellulose aerogels. 

Noted Urdu poet Nida Fazli passes away 

  • Renowned Urdu Poet and well known Bollywood lyricist Nida Fazli passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra following a heart attack. 

  India plans to eliminate malaria in 11 years, ahead of global target

  • The government India and global development agencies launch a programme to eliminate malaria in 11 years from the whole world.
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“Personalised take away bedrolls” service in Indian Railways 

  • Union Railway ministry has instigated the Personalised take away bedrolls scheme for Chennai Central Railway Station and Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station of Southern Railway.

Indo-China held maiden JET on border 

  • India and China held their first joint tactical exercise (JET) codenamed “Sino-India Cooperation 2016”in the Chushul-Moldo, Jammu and Kashmir.

Ministry of Tourism launched 24×7 Toll Free Multi-Lingual Tourist Info Line 

  • Union Ministry of Tourism has launched 24×7 Toll Free Multi-Lingual Tourist Info Line for international tourists in 12 international languages. 

Sapna Devi has won gold for India in the women Wushu Taulu 

  • India’s Sapna Devi has won gold for India in the women Wushu Taulu (Changquan) Competition at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG). 

Joshna Chinappa won the gold medal in women’s individual category 

  • India’s ace squash player Joshna Chinappa has won the gold medal in women’s individual category at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG).

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