Current Affairs 11th February, 2016: Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Passed Away

Current Affairs 11th February, 2016: Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Passed Away

Harinder  Sidhu Appointed as Australia High Commissioner to India

11.2.2016: Indian origin Harinder Sidhu is appointed as the next high commissioner to India, announced Australia.  She will succeed Patrick Suckling as the high commissioner to India.  This is the second time that an Indian origin official is going to serve as Australia’s envoy to India.  She also served in Moscow and Damascus.

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Passed Away

11.2.2016: Lance Naik Hanumanthappa, who was alive under 25 feet snow on Siachen Glacier passed away in the Army Hospital.  He was found in critical condition and was in coma while receiving the treatment.  His condition deteriorated further and breathed his last.  

Aurobindo Mukherjee Passed Away

12.2.2016: Film director Aurobindo Mukherjee is no  more.  He is 97 and breathed his last in his residence.  He made many hit Bengali movies.  His cult classic movies include Mouchak, Nishipadma and Agniswar.  Uttam Kumar, the matinee idol was the leading man in all the films. The movies were made in the beginning of 70s.

Free WiFi facility in Bus Stations in KSRTC

11.2.2016: Karnataka Road Transport Corporation is going to offer free WiFi facility at bus stations in the state.  144 major bus stations will get this facility. These bus stations include Bengaluru, Mysuru, Davangere and Mangaluru.  The service will be first offered in four bus stations in Bengaluru with a speed of 512 kbps for one hour.

First Bio-fuel Refinery in India to come up in Assam by 2019

11.2.2016: the first biofuel refinery in India is likely to come up in Assam by 2019.  The project is worth Rs. 950 crore and will use Bamboo. The feedstock of Bamboo will be used to produce fuel grade bio-ethanol.  The project will be set up by Numaligarh Refinery Limited in partnership with Chempolis Oy, Finland based company.

Coco – cola to Close down Three Units in India

11.2.2016: Coca Cola India decided to shut its three units due to absence of economic viability. The three units are Kaladera in Jaipur, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Brynihat in Meghalaya.  More than three hundred employees are likely to affect with this decision of Hindustan Coca – Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd.