18 February 2016 Current Affairs

Eminent vocalist Abdul Rashid Khan passed away

Eminent Hindustani classical vocalist Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan passed away at a private hospital in Kolkata on 18 February 2016. He was 107. A recipient of Padma Bhushan in 2013 and Sangeet Natak Akademi award, he was a resident guru at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in the city for the past 20 years.

Barack Obama signed a new law imposing sanctions against North Korea

United States (US) President Barack Obama signed off a new law imposing new sanctions against North Korea on 18 February 2016. The new law is titled North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016. The new law prescribing sanctions is aimed at punishing North Korea for its provocative recent nuclear test and rocket launch. The law was passed by the US Congress on 12 February 2016 after North Korea refused to stop its nuclear programme.

Eastern Command won Raksha Mantri’s Trophy for Best Service Hospital

The Defence Minister presented the Raksha Mantri’s Trophy and citation for the Best Service Hospital in the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) to Command Hospital (Eastern Command), Kolkata, on 18 February 2016. The trophy for the Second Best Hospital was presented to INHS Asvini, Mumbai, which was received by its Commandant Surgeon Rear Admiral AA Pawar. The Raksha Mantri’s Trophy was instituted in 1989 to create a healthy competition among the Command Hospitals of the Army and its equivalent hospitals in the Navy and Air Force.

Sikkim Govt. introduce the “One Village One Crop”

Sikkim Govt plans introduce Contract farming in the State for making the agriculture more lucrative. The State Government also plans introduce the “One Village One Crop” Scheme where one identified potential crop will be cultivated in each village.

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