Current Affairs Today: Published on 6 February, 2016
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World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February to raise awareness of cancer as well as to encourage its prevention and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008.
A Sarangi player, Pandit Ram Narayan was selected for Bhimsen Joshi Award.
The Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Karnataka Governement for setting up Advanced Polymer laboratory in Bengaluru.
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement signed between the all Twelve Pacific Rim countries in New Zealand. The world’s biggest multinational trade deal signed till the date.
The TPP, a deal which will cover 40 percent of the world economy, has already taken five years of negotiations to reach the signing stage. The TPP will now undergo a two-year ratification period. The signing is “an important step” but the agreement “is still just a piece of paper, or rather over 16,000 pieces of paper until it actually comes into force.
The 12 nations include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.
Former RBI Deputy Governer S.S. Tarapore passed away. He died in Mumbai at the age of 80.
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