Current Affairs – February, 2016

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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 season after winning Chennai Open.

Women’s Singles

Sara Errani (Italy) won the 2016 Dubai ATP Tennis title in the women’s singles category. In the final she defeated Barbora Strýcová of Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová  by 6–0 , 6–2 score.

Men’s Doubles

Italian pair of Simone Bolelli and Andreas Seppi has won the 2016 Dubai ATP Tennis title in the men’s doubles category. They defeated Feliciano López and Marc López pair from Spain by 6–2, 3–6, [14–12] score.

Women’s Doubles

Chuang Chia-jung (Chinese Taipei) and Darija Jurak (Croatia) won the 2016 Dubai ATP Tennis title in the women’s doubles category. They defeated French pair of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic by 6–4, 6–4 score.

Dinesh Sharma elected as Chairperson of IFAD

Dinesh Sharma has been unanimously elected as the Chairperson of the Governing Council of International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD).

He was unanimously elected as the Chairperson of the Governing Council of IFAD for a period of two years in its 39th Session held in Rome, Italy.

Currently, he is serving as Additional Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs under the Union Ministry of Finance and is also India’s Governor to the IFAD, Rome.

About International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)

  • IFAD was established in 1977 as the 13th Specialised Agency of the United Nations. India is a founder member of IFAD and a key contributor among the member countries.
  • It is mandated to work towards removing poverty and hunger in rural areas all over the world especially in developing countries.
  • Goal: Empower poor rural men and women in developing countries to achieve higher incomes and improved food security.
  • Membership: It is open to all member states of the UN. As of February 2015 it has 176 member states.
  • Management: IFAD is managed by the two main governing bodies i.e. the Governing Council and the Executive Board. The Governing Council is the highest decision making body of IFAD.

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