Current Affairs 2 March 2016

US actor George Kennedy passes away

  • US actor George Kennedy passed away in the city of Boise, Idaho. Hehad won an Oscar (Academy Award) in 1968 for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a savage chain-gang convict classic Cool Hand Luke.

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 Science journalist Pallava Bagla bags national award 

  • Noted science journalist Pallava Bagla was today conferred with an award for his efforts in science and technology communication on television.

Bill Gates richest man in world : Forbes 

  • According to Forbes’ annual ranking of billionaires, Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates continued his reign as the world’s richest person with a net worth of $75 billion.

India storm into the Asia Cup final 

  • India stormed into the final of the Asia Cup tournament with another comfortable five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka, riding on Virat Kohli’s unbeaten half-century.

Internet for every home launched in Tamil Nadu 

  • Tamil Nadu government today launched internet services to every household through the state-owned Arasu Cable TV Corporation.

PPF contributions to remain tax exempt: Adhia 

  • The Government today said PPF withdrawals will continue to be fully exempt from tax and only interest accruing after April 1 on 60 per cent of the contributions made to Employee PF will be taxed.

Indira Gandhi International Airport wins three international awards 

  • Delhi international airport has received three international awards, including for best airport by size in the Asia Pacific region.

Delhi first state to launch HPV vaccine 

  • Delhi has become the first state in the country to launch the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as a public health programme for school children.

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