The Hindu Weekly Current Affairs for the Third Week of Feb 2016.


BPRD- Bureau of Police Research and Development

LIGO- Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory

ACRE- Assets Care and Reconstruction Enterprise

IATA- International Air Transport Association

IPAB- Intellectual Property Appellate Board

Li-Fi- Light- Fidelity

HIPPO- High Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations

WCCB- Wild Crime Control Bureau

LPSC- Liquid Propulsion System Centre


Governor of Bihar- Shri Ram Nath Kovind

Governor of Jharkhand- Droupadi Murmu

Minister of Labour & Employment in India- Bandaru Dattatreya

Director General & CEO of IATA- Tony Tyler

Revenue Secretary of India- Hasmukh Adhia

Permanent Representative of India at the United Nations- Syed Akbaruddin

Chairman and Managing Director of MRF- K.M. Mammen

Chairman of Dairy Development Board- T.Nanda Kumar

United States Defence Secretary- Ashton Carter

New Appointments

New Vice- Chancellor of Delhi University- Yogesh Kumar Tyagi

New Governor of the Northern Province, Sri Lanka- Reginold Cooray

New Chairman of Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA) – K.M. Mammen

New Part Time Member of Prasar Bharati Board- Kajol (Till Nov 2021)

New Chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on Goods & Services Tax- Shri Amit Mitra

New Chief Justice of Orissa High Court- Justice Vineet Saran

Book & author

“TO Kill a Mockingbird” written by- Harper Lee

“The Kiss of Life: How A Superhero and My Son Defeated Cancer” written by- Emraan Hashmi                                                                     (Not Published yet)

“Being Salman” written by- Jisam Khan

“Go Set a Watchmen” written by- Harper Lee

“The Name of the Rose” written by- Umberto Eco


Under 19 World Cup 2016 Winner- West Indies

                                       Runner Up- India

Mascot of the 12th South Asian Games- Tikhor

Total No. Of Medals win by India in 12th SAG 2016- 308 (Gold-188, Silver-90, Bronze-30)

National & International Days

World Day of Social Justice- 20th February

International Mother Language Day- 21st February


58th Grammy Award- Album of the Year- ‘1989’ by Taylor Swift

Sahitya Akademi Award in Best Translation Category- Dr.Damodar Khadse

Business & Economy

SEBI Chief, Utkarsh Kuamr Sinha’s tenure extended upto 1st March 2017.

New Rate of Interest by Employees’ Provident Fund Organization- 8.8%


“BIHU” is the Dance related to- Assam

“Saat Nischay” scheme launched in- Bihar

National Affairs

Top five Cleanest Cities of India- Mysuru



                                                       Delhi- NDMC


Five Dirtiest Cities of India- Dhanbad





Sedition related to- Section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code

Theme of the Matrabhasha Diwas 2016- Quality Education, Language(s) of Instructions and Learning Outcomes

International Affairs

Li-Fi , a new technology that used light waves to carry Data.

Name of the First Li-Fi- Li-1st


Boutros Boutros Ghali- First African U.N. Secretary General

Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan- Musician

Bhubaneswari Mishra- Singer

Harper Lee- Novelist

Umberto Eco- Scholar & Writer

All The Best.

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