Saturday, February 6, 2016

4th February Important Current Affairs

• World Cancer Day (WCD) 2016 was observed across the world on 4 February 2016. The day was observed with year’s theme – We can. I can.
• One of the biggest trade deals of the history that was inked by all twelve Pacific Rim countries on 4 February 2016 in New Zealand - Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement
• Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on 3 February 2016 launched the country's first anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug for Diabetes – BGR-34 (Blood Glucose Regulator)
• Former chief secretary of Gujarat who was appointed vice-president and chief investment officer of the newly-created Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is - DJ Pandian
• This country will be receive 3.3 billion Euros in funding from the European Union to cope with Syrian migrants – Turkey
• This high court bench called on citizens to refuse to pay taxes if the government fails to curb corruption – Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court
• This country will host the Cobra Gold 2016 multilateral military exercise in which India’s participation was confirmed – Thailand
• The city that hosted the 2-day Counter Terrorism Conference 2016 – Jaipur
• The city in which the 4-day International Fleet Review began on 4 February 2016 – Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
• The city in which the Dhirubhai Ambani Centre for Innovation and Research in Aerospace will be set up by the Reliance Defence Ltd – Bengaluru
• The famous Sarangi maestro selected for the prestigious Bhimsen Joshi Classical Music Award for 2015-2016 is - Pandit Ram Narayan
• The Indian IT Services firm rated as the World’s Most Powerful Brand in IT Services by Brand Finance is - Tata Consultancy Services
• The documentary film that won the Golden Conch Award for the best documentary film at the MIFF 2016 is - Phum-Shang
• Name of the vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech to fight the mosquito-borne Zika virus is – ZikaVac
• India signed a Cooperation Agreement to acquire the status of the Associate Member State of- European Molecular Biology Organisation
• To face the challenges of both home-grown extremism and global Islamic State (IS) threat, a de-radicalisation programme for the minority community was rolled out by – Maharashtra Government
• The CPSE that received Miniratna status II on 1 February 2016 - Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation (I) Ltd (HSCC)
• This organization recommended all governments to rate movies with smoking scenes to protect children and adolescents from tobacco addiction in Geneva on 1 February 2016 - World Health Organisation (WHO)
• Indian Coast Guard Day was celebrated on February 1 under the auspices of the Coast Guard stations at - Vizhinjam and Fort Kochi
• He will replace the longtime chief of Google's Internet search business Amit Singhal on 26 February 2016- John Giannandre
• It is a British-based software keyboard maker which was acquired by Microsoft on 4 February 2016 - SwiftKey
• A SIT was formed by Punjab police to look into allegations of sexual exploitation against Indian Hockey Captain - Sardar Singh