20 Feb 2016 Current Affairs for Competition Exams

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<ul><li><p>On 18 February 2016 the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation sanctioned construction of around 82,000 houses for Economically Weaker Sections in urban areas of 163 cities.</p><p> Cost of construction will be over 4,000 crore Rupees. Out of this 1226 crore rupees will be provided under the Prime Minister's Awas Yojana (Urban).20th Feb, 2016Economics</p><p>Houses for urban poors</p></li><li><p>To create a healthy competition among the Command Hospitals of the Army and its equivalent hospitals in the Navy and Air Force the Raksha Mantris Trophy was instituted in 1989.</p><p>On 18 February 2016 The Command Hospital (Eastern Command) in Kolkata was awarded with the Best Service Hospital. </p><p>The trophy was presented by Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar to the hospitals Commandant Major General TS Ahluwalia in the Armed Forces Medical Services in Kolkata.20th Feb, 2016Awards/Honors</p><p>Raksha Mantris Trophy</p></li><li><p>Semiconductor is a material which is used in making transistors.</p><p> Transistors are small devices that are used in all the electronic devices such as computer, mobile.</p><p> With this discovery mobiles and computers can be developed which are 100 times faster. </p><p>The discovery was made by a team of engineers led by Indian-Orgin Ashutosh Tiwari at University of Utah, the USA. </p><p>It was published online on 15 February 2016 in the journal Advanced Electronic Materials.20th Feb, 2016Science and technology</p><p>New kind of 2D semiconducting material discovered</p></li><li><p>Indian Navy and Myanmar Navy on 16 February 2016 signed Standard Operating Procedure for India-Myanmar Coordinated Patrol at the Tri-Service Headquarters in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.</p><p>With this signing of SOP, Myanmar became the third country with which India has signed a formal agreement for maritime coordinated patrols. 20th Feb, 2016Defense</p><p>India-Myanmar Coordinated Patrolling</p></li><li><p>Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) on 18 February 2016 commissioned a 270 MW generation unit at the Goindwal Sahib Thermal Power Project of private producer GVK Power &amp; Infra in Punjab.20th Feb, 2016Economics</p><p>BHEL commissioned 270 Mega Watt unit power plant in Punjab</p></li><li><p>Hindustani classical singer Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan died in Kolkata on 18 February 2016. He was 107.</p><p>In 2013, he became the oldest recipient of Padma Bhushan.</p><p>In 2013, he was given the life time achievement award by the Government of NCT of Delhi20th Feb, 2016Obituary</p><p>Singer Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan passed away</p></li><li><p>North Central Railway in association with the Construction and open line Units of the Railway on 14 February 2016 commissioned an ultra-modern computer-based signaling system at the Khurja junction.</p><p>With this commissioning, the Khurja Yard, which is a part of the Allahabad Railway Division, will have a 256 possible movements leading to immense flexibility and faster clearance of trains.20th Feb, 2016Science and technology</p><p>Ultra-modern computer-based signaling system at Khurja Junction</p></li><li><p>Thank you for Watching</p><p>Click Here forVideos in Email</p><p>Click Here to Watch All Videos</p></li></ul>