DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8 FEB 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. UNPA UNVEILED COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS TO PROMOTE LGBT EQUALITY
i. The United Nations Postal Administration released a set of six commemorative stamps to promote UN Free & Equal, a global United Nations campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
ii. The campaign was launched and led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
iii. The colourful stamps were designed by artist and UNPA art director Sergio Baradat.
iv. The campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination globally.
2. PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATED PARADIP OIL REFINERY IN ODISHA
i. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Paradip Oil Refinery in Odisha.
ii. Paradip refinery is one of the most modern refineries in the world which can process cheaper high sulphur heavy crude oils.
iv. The refinery will produce petrol and diesel of Bharat Stage IV
3. AUSTRALIA WON THREE-MATCH WOMEN ODI SERIES AGAINST INDIA
i. The Australian women cricket team won the three-match ODI series against Indian women team
4. ICC SUSPENDED PAKISTAN'S LEG-SPINNER YASIR SHAH FOR DOPING OFFENCE
i. International Cricket Council suspended Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah for three months.
ii. He was suspended after he tested positive for a banned substance, chlortalidone.
iii. Chlortalidone is also used to treat high blood pressure and it is banned by WADA.
5. SAPNA DEVI WON GOLD IN WOMEN WUSHU TAULU COMPETITION
i. Sapna Devi clinched gold for India in the women Wushu Taulu Competition of the 12th South Asian Games held Laitkor in Shillong.
ii. Sapna devi bagged gold and the silver medal is won by Susmita Tamang of Nepal
iii. In the men's section, India’s Anjul Namdeo won a bronze medal and the gold went to Sri Lankan player P.L. H Lakshan
iv. Wushu is derived from traditional Chinese martial arts.