Current Affairs 1 March 2016

The Highlights/Announcement of the Union Budget 2016-17

  • Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents his third Union Budget. To support the small tax-payer and the small investor, the Minister announced a slew of schemes, and income tax exemptions.
  • - New scheme for BPL families for gas connections. Statutory backing for Aadhaar platform to ensure delivery of benefits. etc  

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Oscar Awards 2016 conferred; Film Mad Max: Fury Road won maximum awards

  • Some of winners of 88th Academy Awards: Best Picture: Spotlight, Best Director:  Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant, Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, Best Actress: Brie Larson for Room, Best Animated Short Film:  Bear Story and Best Animated Feature Film: Inside Out etc. 

President of India to be the chief guest at the 40th anniversary celebrations of Indian Civil Accounts Service tomorrow

  • The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will be the Chief Guest at the 40th Anniversary Celebrations of Indian Civil Accounts Service tomorrow (March 1,2016). 
  • The event will be celebrate in New Delhi.

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Programme to be Launched

  • Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ programme will be launched to link States and Districts in an annual programme that connects people though exchanges in areas of language, trade, culture, travel and tourism.

Former Maharashtra Minister Nihal Ahmed Maulavi Mohammed Usman died

  • He was 90. Ahmed was the former Maharashtra Minister of technical and higher education, state president of Janata Dal (Secular) and former legislator in the state Assembly for nearly three decades.

Famous Tamil comedy actor Kumarimuthu died

  • Famous Tamil Comedy actor Kumarimuthu died in Chennai. He was 77.
  • He was in politics as the celebrity faces of Karunanidhi headed Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Party.
  • He made his acting debut in Ival Oru Seethai in 1978.

Wawrinka Beats Baghdatis To Win Dubai Title

  • He also won the last nine finals he's played, including the 2014 Australian Open and 2015 French Open.

National Science Day observed with theme Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation

  • National Science Day was observed across India on 28 February 2016. 
  • The theme for the National Science Day 2016 is Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation.

100 Crore each allocated for celebrating Birth Centenary of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay and 350th Birth Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh 

  • General Budget 2016-17 has proposed allocation of initial sums of Rs. 100 Crore each allocated for celebrating Birth Centenary of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay and 350th Birth Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. 
  • Government will chalk out milestones for nation’s journey beyond the 70th Anniversary of Independence. 

Naveen Patnaik Has Been Elected As BJD President For The 7th Consecutive Term

  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was formally declared elected as the president of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the 7th consecutive term.
  • Besides Naveen, 80 others were elected unopposed to the State executive of the party. 

Dinesh Sharma Appointed As Chairman Of Governing Council Of IFAD

  • IFAD was setup in 1977 as the 13th Specialized Agency of the United Nations and works towards removing poverty and hunger in rural areas all over the world. 

Resul Pookutty became first Asian to win Golden Reel Award

  • Famous sound designer Resul Pookutty on 27 February 2016 became the first Asian to win the award for Best Sound for documentary India’s Daughter at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ (MPSE) 63rd annual Golden Reel Awards.


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