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1. Arun Jaitley Releases ‘India-2016’ And ‘Bharat-2016’ Year Books

arun jaitley_exambeat.comi. Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Arun Jaitley released ‘Bharat 2016’ and ‘India 2016’ year books. 

ii. These books give comprehensive information about the country and various States and Union Territories including functioning of the Government and the economy. 

iii. It also provides detailed information on various schemes and projects of Government and its various departments.

iv. The electronic version for both the yearbooks were also launched simultaneously with the print version for the first time. 

v. The


1. Union Government Has Launched Non Tax Receipt Portal

arun jaitley_exambeat.comi. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched Non-Tax Receipt Portal (NTRP) to electronically collect over Rs.2 trillion annually in non-tax receipts.

ii. It was launched as part of Union Government’s flagship Digital India campaign. 

iii. Currently, non-tax revenues are collected by physical instruments such as bank draft or cheque or cash. This portal will reduce a lot of manual work now.

iv. NTRP has been developed by the Office of Controller General of Accounts (CGA) and the Union Finance Ministry. 

v. It provides a one-stop platform to citizens or corporate or other users to


1. Homeo Vision 2016 - Inaugurated At Nagpur

inaugurated at i. The twenty fourth National Homoeopathic Congress Homeo-Vision 2016 was inaugurated by the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health and Family Welfare, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in Nagpur. 

ii. Indian Institute of Homeopathic Physician (IIHP), Maharashtra State Branch, Nagpur has organized this two-day National conference (13th and 14th February, 2016) to discuss the recent advances in technology, innovative research and quality education in Homeopathy.

iii. The objective of Ministry of AYUSH to develop the four core areas such as education, research, drug development and health care delivery. 


1. Andhra Pradesh Government Signs Agreement With USTDA

andhra i. The US Trade and Development Agency has signed MoU with the Department Of Municipal

Administration of Andhra Pradesh on funding for drawing up the master plan for Visakhapatnam Smart City and a consortium of three US companies, comprising AECOM, KPMG and IBM. 

ii. The MoU was signed by Principal Secretary (Municipal Administration) Karikal Velavan and Country Manager of USTDA Heather K Lanigan in the presence of Chief Minister and Director of USTDA Leocadila I Zak. 

2. 3 MoU Worth Rs. 21,000 Crore Signed On 1st Day Of Make In Indi


1. Malayalam poet ONV Kurup passes away

i. Noted Malayalam poet and lyricist O N V Kurup passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was 84. 

ii. He was popularly known as “ONV”, Ottaplakkal Nambiyadikkal Velu Kurup and had made significant contributions to the Malayalam film music. He was also was part of the progressive movement in Kerala. 

2. Banaras Hindu University turns 100 years

banaras_exambeat.comi. Banaras Hindu University (BHU) founded by Freedom fighter Pt Madan Mohan Malviya has turned 100 years on 13th February 2016. 

ii. BHU was founded a