DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 FEB 2016
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1. INDIA AND SWEDEN SIGNED MOU ON TECHNICAL COOPERATION IN RAIL SECTOR
i. The Ministry of Indian Railways and Sweden signed a Memorandum of Understanding on technical cooperation in rail sector.
ii. It will help to promote efficiency and sustainability and achieve concrete results with regard to bilateral trade, investment, research and technology transfer.
Pm of Sweden: Stefan Lofven
2. INDIA WON THREE-MATCH T-20 SERIES AGAINST SRI LANKA
i. India on won the three-match T-20 series against Sri Lanka by defeating with 2-1 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
ii. Indai is ranked on first position in T-20
iii. The man of theis given to Ravichandran Ashwin.
3. INDIAN WOMEN FOOTBALL TEAM DEFEATED NEPAL TO BAG GOLD AT SAG
i. The India women's team won gold at the 12th South Asian Games after beating Nepal by 4-0 in the in Shillong.
ii. 12th South Asian are hosted by India for the third time.
4. JAUNA MURMU AND RANJIT NAYAK INCLUDED IN TARGET OLYMPIC PODIUM SCHEME
i. Two prominent sportspersons Jauna Murmu and archer Ranjit Nayak were included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games.
ii. Jauna Murmu is a sprinter, while Ranjit is an archer both are chosen for the scheme by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
iii. Target Olympic Podium Scheme was started with the objective of identifying and supporting potential medal prospects for 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games.
5. MYSURU DECLARED CLEANEST CITY IN SWACHH SARVEKSHAN 2016
i. Mysuru city from Karnataka has been ranked first in terms of cleanliness for second time in Swachh Sarvekshan 2016.
ii. It was announced by Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu during the Swachh Survekshan 2016 award function held in New Delhi.
iii. The rankings of the Swachh Survekshan Survey 2016 were conducted by Quality Council of India as part of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’.
iv. The survey was conducted to measure the impact of efforts under Swachh Bharat Mission for solid waste management, construction of toilets and service delivery level.
v. Top 5 cities are Mysore, Chandigarh, Tiruchirappalli, Delhi and Visakhapatnam.
6. INDIA’S FIRST LIGHTEST GUN NIDAR LAUNCHED
i. India’s first indigenously developed lightest revolver Nidar weighing merely 250 grams was launched.
ii. It has been designed and manufactured by the Rifle Factory Ishapore located in West Bengal.
iii. It is launched to give a boost to the ‘Make in India’ initiative in small manufacturing sector.
iv. It has a range 7 meters with precise accuracy.
7. DEVARAJA REDDY ELECTED AS THE NEW ICAI PRESIDENT
i. The Institute of chartered accountants of India appointed M Devaraja Reddy as the new President.
ii. Earlier he was the Vice-President of ICAI for the council year 2015-16.
iii. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is the national professional accounting body of India
iv. It was established on 1 July 1949