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29th FEB- News & Current Affairs Update

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NATIONAL

  • Human rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been charged with the offence of attempt to commit suicide by fasting, was on Monday released from judicial custody.           
  • HC has  reserved its  verdict on Kanahiya's bail plea for Mar 2 after hearing counsel of both the parties.
  • Senior IPS officer Alok Kumar Verma took charge as the Delhi Police Commissioner. He will hold the post till July 2017.           
  • Famous sound designer Resul Pookutty on 27 Feb,became the first Asian to win the award for Best Sound for documentary India’s Daughter at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ (MPSE) 63rd annual Golden Reel Awards.          

INTERNATIONAL

  • China says it expects to lay off 1.8 million state workers in the coal and steel sectors, or about 15 percent of the industries workforce, as part of efforts to reduce industrial overcapacity.
  • Pakistan has hanged Mumtaz Qadri for his role in the murder of reformist Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer in 2011.ERAD MORE         
  • Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad quits the ruling United Malays National Organisation due to concerns over "corruption" under current PM Najib Razak.         
  • Oscar awards were presented in which Spotlight won the best film and Leonardo Di Caprio won the best actor award.OSCARS 2016-FULL WINNERS LIST              

SPORTS

  • Pakistan beat UAE  by 7 wickets  in their match of the Asia Cup T20 tournament. Score UAE: 129/6 Pakistan : 131/3in 18.4 Overs.

           

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

  • FM Arun Jaitely presented the budget with a target budget deficit of 3.5% and kept income tax slabs unchanged.READ BUDGET-KEY HIGHLIGHTS           
  • UltraTech has acquired the cements units of Jaiprakash Associates for 16500 crore rupees.

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