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Current Affairs for February 2016 (1 to 29th February)

Current Affairs Questions on 25, 26 February 2016:
What is the Cambrian explosion?
A. An evolutionary period that began 540 million years ago
B. A period when a large number of new animals appeared
C. Neither a nor b
D. Both a and b
Answer: D
Explanation: The Cambrian explosion refers to an evolutionary period that began 540 million years ago when a huge number of new animal species emerged.  Sea sponges have been found to predate this explosion. MIT researchers found the right number of copies required of the SMT to produce molecule 24IPC a rare one, was only possessed by sea sponges long before algae, approximately 640 million years ago- the same time rocks containing 24-IPC were formed.

Who has been appointed as the CJ of Meghalaya HC?
A. Justice Dinesh Maheshwari
B. Justice Uma Nath Singh
C. Justice SK Mukherjee
D. Justice Vineet Saran
Answer: A
Explanation: Justice Dinesh Maheshwari of Lucknow bench of the Allahabad HC was on 24th February 2016 appointed and sworn in as CJ of Meghalaya HC.  He succeeds Justice Uma Nath Singh who retired in January 2015 and Justice SR Singh was serving as acting CJI till then. Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee has been appointed as the CJ of the Karnataka HC while Justice Vineet Saran has been appointed new CJ of the Odisha HC.


Railway Minister outlined a capital plan of ........Crore rupees in Rail Budget 2016-17 ?
A. 121000
B. 88200
C. 182000
D. 141000
Answer: A
Explanation: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 25 February 2016 presented the Railway Budget 2016-17 in the Lok Sabha. In his second Rail Budget, Prabhu outlined a capital plan of 121000 crore rupees in 2016-17. A saving of 8720 crore rupees for Budget estimates of 2015-16 will be effected in 2016.


Economic Survey predicted Growth rate of ------ for 2016-17 ?
A. 7-8%
B. 7-7.50%
C. 7-7.5%
D. 6.75%
Answer: C
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tables the Economic Survey for the current Financial Year in Lok Sabha on 26th February 2016. According to the survey, India's GDP is expected to grow between 7 and 7.75% in 2016-17. This is a relative slowdown, which the survey attributes to a struggling global economy. It also pegged India's long-run GDP at 8-10%.


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