Latest Current Affairs of February 2016

The Telugu writer who has been awarded the 29th Moortidevi Award by Bharatiya Jnanpith for his novel Ananta JeevanamKolakaluri Enoch
The General Secretary of Union of European Football Associations who has been elected the new President of FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association)Gianni Infantino
The team which has won the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament for the 41st time defeating Saurashtra in the finalsMumbai
The new Director General of Coast Guard to replace Vice Admiral HCS BishtRajendra Singh
The public sector undertaking in which the Govt has decided to disinvest 5% of its holding through Offer for Sale (OFS) route at a base price of Rs 122 a shareNTPC
The place in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh from where the Prime Minster has launched the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban (rural-urban) MissionKurubhat
The teams which have won the Federation Cup Volleyball Championship for Men and Women respectively (held at Tirupur, Tamil Nadu)Uttarakhand and Indian Railways
The Italian documentary film directed by Gianfranco Rosi which has won the Golden Bear Award at the 66th Berlin International Film FestivalFire at Sea
The New Zealand cricketer who has scored the fastest century in test cricket by making it in 54 balls in a test match against Australia at Christchurch (breaking the record held jointly by Vivian Richards and Misbah-ul-haq in 56 balls)Brendon McCullum
The popular author of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird (winner of 1961 Pulitzer Prize) who passed away on 19 Feb 2016Harper Lee
The Asian country against which the United States of America has imposed unilateral sanctions to curb the country's controversial nuclear weapons programNorth Korea
The new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (9th CM)Kalikho Pul
The veteran fashion designer who has been conferred Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), the highest French civilian distinction by the ambassador of France to IndiaManish Arora
The Indian vocalist of Hindustani music, Sangeet Natak Akademi award (2009), Padma Bhushan (2013) who passed away at the age of 107 on 18 Feb 2016Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan
The project launched by the Geological Survey of India targeting deep seated and concealed mineral deposits is namedOperation Khanijkhoj
The Indian smartphone company which has launched the cheapest smartphone in India Freedom251 prices at Rs.251Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd
The crude oil tanker owned by Elektrans Group which has become the first Indian tanker to load Iraninan crude post removal of US sanctions against the Gulf nationDistya Akula
The former Secretary General of the United Nations and the first from the African continent who passed away on 16 Feb 16Boutros Boutros Ghali
The countries through which the first train from China to Iran completed its 14-day journey as a part of Belt and Road connectivity initiative along the New Silk RoadKazakhstan and Turkmenistan
The province of Pakistan which has become the first in the country to pass the Hindu Marriage bill allowing the Hindu community to register their marriagesSindh
The Seventh Joint Military Training Exercise between the Indian Army and the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF) to be conducted at Seychelles Defence Academy (SDA), Victoria, Seychelles from 15 February to 28 February 2016 is namedLAMITYE 2016
The chairman of Rasna International who has been named ambassador of the government's 'Make in India' initiative by the Government of IndiaPiruz Khambatta
The well known Malayalam poet and lyricist, winner of Jnanpith Award (2007), Padma Shri (1998), Padma Vibhushan (2011) who passed away on 13 Feb 2016O.N.V. Kurup
The British national morning newspaper published in London which has announced its decision to stop its print edition from late March 2016, but continue in an online formThe Independent
The twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors which detected gravitational waves from two black holes merging about 1.3 billion light-years from Earth are located inLivingston, Louisiana and Hanford, Washington
Australia's next High Commissioner to India Ms. Harinder Sidhu
The smallest revolver to be manufactured in India by Rifle Factory Ishapore is namedNidar
The former Prime Minister of Nepal from February 14 to October 15 and also the President of Nepali Congress Party who passed away on 09 Feb 2016Sushil Koirala
The 14-day Indo-Nepal Combined Military Exercise being conducted at Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand from 08 February 2016 to 21 February 2016Surya Kiran IX
The national oil company of UAE which has decided to agreed to store crude oil in India's maiden strategic storage and give two-third of the oil to it for free (India has strategic oil storage facilities at Visakhapatnam, Mangalore and Padur)ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company)
The well-known Urdu poet, lyricist and novelist who passed away on 08 Feb 16 (He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi award in 1998 and Padma Shri in 2013)Nida Fazli
The place in Odisha where the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 11th refinery of Indian Oil CorporationParadip
The sixth person to walk on moon as the Lunar Module pilot of Apollo 14 in 1971 who passed away on 04 Feb 16Edgar Mitchell
The city of Taiwan which was recently hit by an earthquake killing around 40 people and injuring several othersTainan
The well-known cartoonist, a Padma Shri recipient of 2004 and author of "No, Prime Minister", a book of cartoons who passed away on 06 Feb 2016Sudhir Tailang
The theme of World Cancer Day observed on 04 February 2015We Can I Can
The venue of 4-day National Arogya Fair being organized by the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)in collaboration with the State government of Uttarakhand and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)Dehradun
The Chief of Army Staff of Nepalese Army who has been conferred the Honorary Rank of General of the Indian Army by the President of India General Rajendra Chhetri
The venue of Counter-Terrorism Conference 2016 inaugurated by the President Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 02 Feb 16Jaipur
The former Speaker of Lok Sabha and Governor of Madhya Pradesh who passed away on 03 Feb 2015Balram Jakhar
The 150 cc motorcycle made by Bajaj Auto ltd from the metal of India's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant has been namedV
The Senior IPS officer who has become the first woman Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), (also the first woman to head a paramilitary force.)Archana Ramasundaram
The virus on which the World Health Organisation has declared a public health emergency because of its suspected links to birth defects (microcephaly)Zika virus

Academy Awards - 2016 (Oscars)

  1. Best Picture : Spotlight (Directed by Tom McCarthy)
  2. Best Actor : Leonardo Dicaprio for The Revenant
  3. Best Actress : Brie Larson for Room
  4. Best Director : Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for The Revenant
  5. Best Foreign Language Film : Son of Saul (Hungarian film)
  6. Best Animated Film : Inside Out
  7. Best Documentary : Amy directed by Asif Kapadia

12th South Asian Games - 2016

  1. Held at Guwahati (Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium) and Shillong (Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium)
  2. Held from : 5 Feb to 16 Feb 16
  3. Name of the mascot: Thikor (a baby rhinoceros)
  4. Mascot designed by : Kolhapur’s Anant Khasbardar
  5. Motto: Play for Peace, Progress and Prosperity
  6. Logo designed by : NIFT's Abhijeet Krishna
  7. Theme Song: Ei Prithibi Ek Krirangan (The world is a playground) written by Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (1926–2011).
  8. Number of Sport Disciplines : 22

  9. Medals Tally
    2.Sri Lanka256398186

    International Fleet Review 2016

    1. Dates held: 04 to 08 Feb 16
    2. Venue: Bay of Bengal off Visakhapatnam coast
    3. Participating countries : 49
    4. Mascot: Dolphin
    5. Theme: United Through Oceans
    6. Vessel used by the President and the PM for review: INS Sumitra

    Note: Pakistan was not among the 49 participating countries.

    Manisha National Billiards and Snooker Championship 2016

    Men's SnookerAditya Mehta Manan Chandra
    Women's BilliardsKeerath BandalArantxa Sanchis
    Women's SnookerVidya PillaiAmee Kamani