February, 2016

88th Oscar Awards

88th Academy Awards, popularly called Oscar Awards, are conferred in Los Angeles. Film Mad Max Fury Road wins maximum awards. Best Picture award is bagged by Spotlight.

Iran Parliamentary Election results declared

Iran Parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections results are declared. Results show seats being shared three ways between Rouhani’s reformist and moderate allies, conservatives and independents.

Peru emergency declared

Peru declares an emergency after a major oil pipeline burst affecting two rivers, namely Chiriaco and Morona, in the country’s northwest region.

Finance Minister presents Union Budget 2016-17

Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley presents Union Budget 2016-17 in the Lok Sabha. This is the second full-year Budget of the NDA Government and third budget of Mr.Jaitley.

Palaeontologists discover nine crore-year-old rare coral fossil in

Palaeontologists discover nine crore-year-old rare coral fossil in Madhya Pradesh, similar to brain coral in Bagh beds of Narmada valley, suggesting presence of marine life in Central India during evolution.

Wawrinka wins Dubai ATP Tennis title

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland wins his ninth straight final to clinch the Dubai ATP tennis title, defeating Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in straight sets with a 6-4, 7-6 (13).

Rashtriya Vigyan Diwas day

National Science Day or Rashtriya Vigyan Diwas is celebrated throughout the nation, aiming to inculcate scientific temper in the minds of people of all age groups.

63rd Annual Golden Reel Awards

Famous sound designer Resul Pookutty becomes the first Asian to win the award for Best Sound for documentary India’s Daughter at the Motion Picture Sound Editors 63rd Annual Golden Reel Awards.

Japan released 2015 Census

The results of the 2015 census of Japan are released showing that the population shrank by 9,47,000 people in the last five years, the first decline since the count started in 1920.

India’s first co-perative society in IT

Hon’ble President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee dedicates India’s first co-operative society in Information Technology (IT) sector, UL Cyber Park in Kozhikode, Kerala.