Current Affairs – February, 2016

Highlights of Union Budget 2016-17

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented Union Budget 2016-17 in the Parliament. It was the second full year Budget of the NDA government under leadership of Prime Minister of Narendra Modi and the third budget of Arun Jaitley as Finance Minister. Union Finance minister has announced 9 pillars of the budget. They are rural sector, Read More…

Resul Pookutty becomes first Asian to win Golden Reel Award

Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty has won the prestigious American Motion Picture Sound Editors’ (MPSE) Golden Reel Award. He won the best sound for documentary “India’s Daughter” directed by Leslee Udwin. It is based on the Delhi gangrape incident of December 2012. Government has banned public screening airing of the documentary. With this, he becomes Read More…

Oscar Awards: 88th Academy Awards

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The Academy Awards (commonly referred as Oscars) were presented in twenty four categories.  They are Best Picture: Spotlight. Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant). Best Actress: Brie Larson (Room). Best Read More…

Twitter launches Position of Strength Campaign to Empower Women

Micro blogging site Twitter for first time has launched #Positionofstrength campaign in India to empower women to raise voices against any form of discrimination. The campaign seeks spread awareness to bridge the gender equality gap online in India and inspire the of women leaders next generation to have an influential voice in society. It was launched Read More…

Stan Wawrinka wins 2016 Dubai ATP Tennis title

Stan Wawrinka from Switzerland has won the 2016 Dubai ATP Tennis title in the men’s singles category. In the final match played in the United Arab Emirates, he defeated Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) by 6-4, 7-6 (15/13) score. It was his ninth straight final and overall 13th title of his career and second of the 2016 Read More…