DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 FEB 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. OSCAR AWARDS 2016 CONFERRED IN LOS ANGELES
i. 88th Academy Awards also known as Oscar Awards were conferred in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
ii. Oscar Award 2016
a. Chris Rock hosted the ceremony and Indian Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra made her debut on the Oscars red carpet and presented the award.
b.Best Picture award to Spotlight
c. Best Director: award to Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant
d.Best Actor award to Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant
e. Best Actress award to Brie Larson for Room
2. PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE DECLARES KERALA AS FIRST DIGITAL STATE
i. President Pranab Mukherjee declared Kerala as the country’s first digital state.
ii. The award is given for its achievement in the field of:
a. 100 percent mobile connectivity
b. 75 percent e-literacy
c. maximum digital banking
d. broadband connectivity upto the Panchayat level
e. Linking bank accounts with Aadhar cards and e-district plan in all districts.
3. PRESIDENT DEDICATES INDIA’S FIRST IT CO-OPERATIVE UL CYBER PARK IN KOZHIKODE
i. President Pranab Mukherjee dedicated India’s first co-operative society in Information Technology sector UL Cyber Park in Kozhikode, Kerala.
ii. It will export IT solutions and products to US and Europe and is targeting a turnover of Rs 500 crore in the next five years.
iii. Kerala State Government has declared ULCCS as an “Accredited Agency” to undertake works directly without tender procedure.
4. ISRO TO SET UP SATELLITE CENTRE FOR IN ASEAN COUNTRIES IN VIETNAM
i. Indian Space Research Organization is going to establish a Satellite Tracking & Data Reception Station and Data Processing Facility for ASEAN Member countries in Vietnam.
ii. It will collect and process Indian Remote Sensing Satellite data pertaining to ASEAN region
iii. Under it all ASEAN member countries will be allowed to use processed remote sensing data related to their country.
iv. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a organization of 10 Southeast Asian countries to promote economic stability.
v. It was formed in1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei and Vietnam.
5. GIANNI INFANTINO APPOINTED AS FIFA PRESIDENT
i. Gianni Infantino was appointed as the President of FIFA in Zurich.
ii. He was elected as the ninth FIFA President for the term of office until 2019.
iii. Former President Sepp blatter was replaced due to his involvement in corruption related to FIFA
6. MUMBAI WON RANJI TROPHY
i. Mumbai won the Ranji Trophy after defeating Saurashtra.
ii. Mumbai has won maximum titles followed by Karnataka.
iii. Shreyas Iyer was named man of the match
vi. In 2015, the trophy was won by Karnataka after defeating Tamil Nadu.