DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 FEB 2016
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1. PM NARENDRA MODI LAUNCHED RURBAN MISSION IN CHHATTISGARH
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Shyama Prasad Mukherjee National Rurban Mission. T
ii. The mission was launched from Kurubhat village in Dongargarh block of Rajnandgaon district in Chhattisgarh.
iii. The Rurban Mission aims to develop smart village on the line of smart cities and reduce the burden of migration to the cities through adopting ‘cluster approach’.
2. MALAYALAM FILM OTTAL NAMED BEST CHILDREN'S FILM AT BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
i. Malayalam film “Ottal” was named as the Best Children's Film at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival in Germany.
ii. It was honoured with the Crystal Bear Award in the 'Generation K-Plus' section.
iii. The film is directed by Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair and it narrates the story of an old fisherman and his grandson.
3. PUNJAB WARRIORS DEFEATED KALINGA LANCERS TO WIN 2016 HOCKEY INDIA LEAGUE
i. The Jaypee Punjab Warriors defeated Kalinga Lancers to clinch Hockey India League title in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
ii. The Emerging Player of the Match was awarded to Armaan Qureshi.
iii. The Dhruv Batra honoured for Maximum Goals award to Kalinga Lancers' Glenn Turner.
iv. Hockey India League is organized by Hockey India, the governing body for the sport in India.
4. TRIPLE JUMPER RENJITH MAHESWARY WON SILVER IN ASIAN INDOOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
i. Triple jumper Renjith Maheswary won silver medal at the 7th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.
ii. The Gold medal was by Kazakhstan’s Roman Valiyev with 16.69m and Rashid Ahmed Al Mannai won the bronze with 15.97m.
iii. Some other medal winners from India
a. Mayookha Johny - gold in long jump and silver in triple jump
b. Dutee Chand - bronze in 60m sprint
c. Sugandha Kumari - bronze in women’s 1500m
5. CHRISTINE LAGARDE APPOINTED AS MD OF IMF FOR SECOND TERM
i. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund selected Christine Lagarde to serve as IMF Managing Director for a second five-year term.
ii. She was the only candidate nominated for the post .
iii. She was the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy, and is the first woman to head the IMF.
iv. Romania’s Simona Halep was the winner of the women’s singles title in 2015.