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Daily Current Affairs 15th Feb. 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 FEB 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. WEST INDIES WON ICC U-19 CRICKET WORLD CUP 2016
i. West Indies has won the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup by defeating India at Bangladesh.
ii. Top five cricket teams in the Under-19 cricket world cup are West Indies, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

CAPTAIN OF THE INDIA CRICKET TEAM: ISHAN KISHAN.
2. UNDER MAKE IN INDIA WEEK 3 MOUS WORTH RS 21000 CRORE SIGNED
i. Three Memorandum of Understandings are signed making total investment of 21,000 crore rupees on the first day of the Make in India Week in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
ii. These MoUs were signed are:
a.       TwinStar Display Technologies has inked MoU with Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation to set up an LCD manufacturing unit in technical collaboration with Autron of Taiwan with investment of 20,000 crore rupees.
b.      Raymond Industries and MIDC have inked MoU as part of ‘Farm to Fabric’ initiative with an investment of 1,400 crore rupees for manufacturing of abric, linen yarn and garmenting in the state.
c.       Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages, Jain Irrigation Pvt Ltd and Department of Agriculture and Marketing of Maharashtra have inked MoU for setting up a juice manufacturing facility to support farmers growing oranges in Vidarbha region of state.

3. VIDYA BALAN AWARDED PRIDE OF KERALA AWARD
i. Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has been awarded with the ‘Pride of Kerala’ Award by the World Malayalee Council.
ii.Actress vidya balan belongs to Kerala  and She has won five Filmfare Awards such as in Best Female Debut for Parineeta , Best Actress for Paa , The Dirty Picture  and Kahaani and Critics Award for Best Actress for Ishqiya .
4. FILM ON CONSERVATION EFFORTS BY NAGALAND VILLAGERS WON GOLDEN BEAVER AWARD
i. Nagaland is changing, but, a film on conservation efforts by villagers grabbed the Golden Beaver Best Film Award in the institutional category at the 6th National Science Film Festival in Mumbai.
ii.The film also received the technical excellence award for best sound design at the festival.
Iii.The film was produced by Nagaland State Forest Department in 2015.
iv. The film is about community conservation areas of Nagaland at Sendenyu village in Kohima district and Sukhai village in Zunheboto district.

5. 7TH INDIA AND SEYCHELLES JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE LAMITYE 2016 BEGAN IN SEYCHELLES
i. LAMITYE 2016 the 7th joint military training exercise between the Indian Army and the Seychelles started in seychelles.
ii. Lamitye, means friendship will be conducted with the aim of enhancing military cooperation and interoperability between the two countries.
iii. LAMITYE 2016 is the 7th biannual exercise started in 2001.
6. SANIA MIRZA AND MARTINA HINGIS WON 2016 ST. PETERSBURG LADIES TROPHY
i. Sania Mirza and  Martina Hingis won the 2016 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy in Russia.
ii.They have defeated  the Russian-Czech team of Vera Dushevina and Barbora Krejcikova in the women’s doubles final.
Iii.It was their 40th victory overall and the title was the fourth in the 2016 season

7. ASHOK CHAWLA APPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF TERI
i. The Governing Council of TERI appointed Ashok Chawla as the Chairman of The Energy and Resources Institute.
ii.He has  replaced B V Sreekantan who was serving as the Chairman of TERI

iii. The Energy and Resources Institute was established in 1974 and headquartered in New delhi.

Daily Current Affairs 14th Feb. 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 FEB 2016
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1. PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE CONFERRED INFOSYS PRIZE 2015
i. President Pranab Mukherjee  Infosys Prize 2015 on six winners in New Delhi.
ii.The awards were received by Prof Umesh Waghmare, Prof Jonardon Ganeri, Dr Amit Sharma, Prof Mahan Mj, Prof G Ravindra Kumar and Dr Srinath Raghavan.

LIST OF AWARDEES:
a.       In Engineering and Computer Science field Prof. Umesh Waghmare received award for his innovative use of first-principles theories and modelling in insightful investigations of microscopic mechanisms responsible for specific properties of certain materials.
b.      In Humanities the award is won by Prof. Jonardon Ganeri for his originality in interpreting and scrutinizing analytical Indian Philosophy.
c.       In Life Sciences the award is won by Dr. Amit Sharma for his pioneering contributions towards deciphering the molecular structure, at the atomic level, of key proteins involved in the biology of pathogenesis of the deadly malarial parasite.
d.      In Mathematical Sciences the award is won by Prof Mahan Mj for establishing a central conjecture in the Thurston program to study hyperbolic 3-manifolds and introduced important new tools to study fundamental groups of complex manifolds.
e.       In Physical Sciences the award is Won by Prof. G Ravindra Kumar for his contributions to the physics of high intensity laser matter interactions.
f.        In Social Sciences the award is won by Dr. Srinath Raghavan for outstanding research that synthesizes military history, international politics, and strategic analysis into powerful and imaginative perspectives on India in global context.

2. JNANPITH AWARD WINNING POET O N V KURUP DIED
i. Famous Malayalam poet and Jnanpith-winner Ottaplakkal Neelakandan Velu Kurup passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
ii. He received the Padma Shri award in 1998 and Padma Vibhushan in 2011.
iii. He is known for his famous published book named Dahikunna Panapatram .

3. PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATED MAKE IN INDIA WEEK IN MUMBAI
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Make in India Week in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai.
ii.The theme of the week is design, innovation and sustainability to showcase India's manufacturing sector potential in the coming decade.
iii.Make In India Week is beginning from 13 February 2016 to  18 February 2016.
iv. It was attended by Prime Minister of Sweden, Finland, and Lithuania Stefan Löfven, Juha Sipilä and Algirdas Butkevičius respectively and Deputy PM of Poland Piotr Glinski among others.

4. 13 FEBRUARY OBSERVED AS WORLD RADIO DAY
i. World Radio Day is observed globally on 13th February.
ii.The day is observed to remember the unique power of radio that touches lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe.
iii.The theme of the day is “Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster”.

5. 1ST MEGA FOOD PARK INAUGURATED IN MADHYA PRADESH
i. 1st Mega Food Park is inaugurated in Panwa village of Madhya pardesh.
ii.The food park  is named after Indus.
iii. It will create a modern infrastructure and provide impetus to the growth of food processing sector in Madhya Pradesh.
vi. It will help in providing better prices to farmers, reduce wastage of perishables and add value to agricultural produce.

 UNION MINISTER OF FOOD PROCESSING MINISTER: HARSIMRAT KAUR BADAL

6. 4TH WORLD GOVERNMENT SUMMIT CONCLUDED IN DUBAI
i. The 3 day annual World Government Summit Held in Dubai, UAE.
ii. It provides an opportunity to show innovations, best practice and smart solutions to inspire creativity to tackle these future challenges.
iii.In World Government Summit  challenges faced by the humanity such as climate change, financial inclusion, pension sustainability, education for all, etc are discussed.
 iv.The solutions and strategies are discussed for sustainable development goals, internet of things, virtual health, etc.

v. 2016 Best m-Government Service Award is presented to Karnataka’s Mobile One project the award in the One Stop App category at the international level.

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