Tuesday, 23 February 2016

CURRENT AFFAIRS 23RD FEBRUARY 2016

  • PM Inaugurated Rurban Mission in Chhattisgarh
  • Harsh Vardhan Dedicates Ksheer-Scanner Systems
  • India and Armenia Sign MoU on Agriculture Cooperation
  • Ricoh India wins Rs 344 crore contract to supply computer hardware to Odisha schools
  • PIB Clears India Post’s Rs 800 Cr Proposal For Payments Bank
  • Italian Novelist Umberto Eco Passed Away
  • Ri Myong Su Appointed As New Military Chief Of North Korea
  • West Bengal government is planning to get Geographical Indication (GI) tag for four traditional sweet delicacies of the state.
  • The 1986 IFS batch officer Dr.Ketan Shukla is appointed as the new High Commissioner to the Republic of Botswana.
  • Senior envoy Sujan R Chinoy has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to republic of the Marshall Islands , presently he is serving ambassador to Japan.
  • Vinay Kumar Singh accredited as the MD of NCRTC World Bank to help Rajasthan in energy reforms
  • All Villages to get Banking Access Zones
  • “Royal state” and “Heart” of India composed SPVs for Smart Cities
  • Jharkhand State Budget 2016-17 publicized
  • PM Initiates Rurban Missios
  • 17 AIIMS, 20 Cancer centres to be opened: Nadda
  • Maharashtra to offer interest-free loans to women SHGs
  • Jayaraj’s ‘Ottaal’ awarded at Berlin Film Fest
  • 6 Indian-Americans to get top US research award

Vocabulary Of The Day(FEB 23rd Hindu Editorial)


                TOPIC-1:Referendum gamble for Britain.
            British Prime Minister David Cameron wants London to stay in and out of the European Union (EU) all at the same time, and his counterparts would let it be. Regardless of the result in the June 23 in-out referendum on the question of the U.K.’s EU membership, the difficult and delicate deal stitched together among the leaders of the 28-member bloc carries immense diplomatic significance and value for its near future. The slogan of ever-closer integration in Europe may have carried some romantic appeal in a world recovering from the ravages of the two great wars. It may not be so compelling any longer. The enlargement of the original bloc of six countries into what is today a gigantic transnational entity of 28 is forcing the leaders of as many sovereign states to confront, from their individual perspectives, the cumulative and complex realities of competing nationalisms. As for Britain, the question whether it should stay or leave the EU has overshadowed the better part of the forty-plus years of its membership since 1973. Now, in the midst of the influx of immigrants in their millions from North Africa and West Asia, the U.K. feels the urgency to define its equation with the rest of the bloc in more precise terms. “Live and let live,” Mr. Cameron told his counterparts in Brussels, as he secured safeguards for the minority of non-eurozone states, significant in view of London’s large financial services industry.