Current Affairs Today: Published on 14 February, 2016
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In an effort to eliminate malaria, Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, launched the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016-2030, outlining India’s strategy for elimination of the disease by 2030.
The RBI on Friday signed a pact with the Central Bank of the UAE to enter into a Currency Swap Agreement, which is aimed at strengthening economic ties with the Gulf nation.
Tainted Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was on Friday banned for five years by the BCCI after its disciplinary committee found him guilty of corruption.
On 11 Feb, 2016, a team of scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the detection of gravitational waves.
The detection was hailed as a triumph for a controversial, exquisitely crafted, billion-dollar physics experiment and as confirmation of a key prediction of Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.
It will also inaugurate a new era of astronomy in which gravitational waves are tools for studying the most mysterious and exotic objects in the universe, scientists declared at a euphoric news briefing at the National Press Club in Washington. “Einstein would be beaming, wouldn’t he?” said National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Cordova.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently appointed Tamar Hahn of Israel as the Director of United Nations Information Centre in Buenos Aires.
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