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February 2011 Current Affairs

34th National Games in Jharkhand

Mar 17, 2011
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The 34th National Games was played from between 12 to 26 February 2011 in Jharkhand.

As Per IAEA Estimates the Year 2010 was the Safest for Global Commercial Aviation

Mar 5, 2011
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

IAEA (International Air Transport Association) announced on 23 February 2011 that the year 2010 was the safest one in terms of global commercial aviation

Union Budget 2011-12: New Plans and Schemes

Mar 4, 2011
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Union Finance minister of India, Pranab Mukherjee, on 28 February 2011 presented the budget in the lok sabha of Indian Parliament.

Railway Budget 2011-12: Provisions for J&K & North-east

Mar 4, 2011
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Railway Budget 2011 provided for Bridge Factory in J&K and proposed to set up diesel locomotive centre in Manipur.

Union Budget 2011-12: All Plans and Schemes

Mar 3, 2011
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Union Finance Minister of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the Budget of India in the Lok Sabha on 28 February 2011. The major thrust was given on Bharat Nirman

Union Budget 2011-12: Sector-wise Analysis

Mar 3, 2011
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Union Budget of India was presented in the Lok Sabha by the Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on 28 February 2011.

Union Budget 2011-12: Sector-wise Allocation

Mar 3, 2011
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Union Finance Minister of India, Pranab Mukherjee, presented the Budget 2011-12 in the Lok Sabha of Indian Parliament. For Agrilculture and Allied sector a fund of 14362 crore rupees was given while Bharat Nirman scheme was allocated 58000 crore rupees

Railway Budget 2011-12: Passenger Trains

Mar 3, 2011
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Railway Budeget 2011 introduced 13 new passenger trains for different routes.

Railway Budget 2011-12: Concessions Provided

Mar 3, 2011
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Mamata Banerjee in the Railway Budget 2011 that was presented in the Lok Sabha on 25 February 2011 provided for significant concessions.

Railway Budget 2011-12: New Trains Introduced

Mar 2, 2011
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In the Railway Budget 2011-12, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee proposed the introduction of 56 new trains including 3 new Shatabdis and 9 Duronto trains.

Railway Budget 2011: Employee Benefit Plans

Mar 2, 2011
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Railway Budget 2011 proposed a number of measures for the welfare of the Railway staff.

Union Budget 2011-12: Analysis

Mar 1, 2011
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Union Budget 2011-12 was drafted with an objective to promote sustained economic growth, strengthen infrastructure, moderate the price rise & reduce social imbalances through inclusive development.

Railway Budget 2011-12: Plans & Schemes

Mar 1, 2011
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Railway Budget 2011 presented plans & schemes to acheive objectives highlighted by Vision 2020.

Railway Budget 2011-12: Passenger Concerns

Mar 1, 2011
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In the Railway Budget 2011-12 special thrust was given to ensure greater amnesties to passengers & to provide them with better experience at the stations.

Railway Budget 2011-12: Infrastructure

Mar 1, 2011
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Mamata Banerjee while presenting the Railway Budget for 2011-12 mentioned that the expansion of rail infrastructure requires meticulous planning.

Railway Budget 2011-12: Safety & Security

Mar 1, 2011
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Extension of Anti Collision Device (ACD) to Eastern, East Coast, East Central and South Eastern Railways was proposed in Railway Budget 2011.

Railway Budget 2011-12: Green Initiatives by Ministry

Mar 1, 2011
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Mamata Banerjee while presenting the Union Railway Budget 2011 in the Lok Sabha on 25 February 2011 declared 2011-12 as the Year of Green Energy.

Union Budget 2011-12: Highlights

Feb 28, 2011
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Union Finance minister of India, Pranab Mukherjee, presented the budget in the Parliament on 28 February 2011. The total expenditure proposed for 2011-12 is Rs 1257729 crore. Indian Economy is expected to grow at 9% in 2011-12.

Nalco Chairman Abhay Kumar Srivastava Arrested by CBI for Accepting Bribes

Feb 28, 2011
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Abhay Kumar Srivastava, chairman and managing director of Nalco on charges of accepting bribes.

Orris won Residential Infrastructure Company of the Year Award for 2010

Feb 28, 2011
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Orris Infrastructure on 22 February 2011 bagged the prestigious Emerging Residential Infrastructure Company of the Year award for 2010.

Coins of Rs 150 Denomination to be released to mark 150 years of Taxation

Feb 28, 2011
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Union Government decided to mint coins of Rs. 150 denomination to mark the number of years of taxation in India.

New Zealand's Christchurch hit by Eathquake Second Time in Five Months

Feb 28, 2011
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

One of New Zealand's biggest cities, Christchurch was on 22 February 2011 hit by a powerful earthquake of 6.3 magnitude.

Financial Services Group Citi’s Report on Global Growth Generators

Feb 28, 2011
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Report by financial services group Citi on Global Growth Generators estimated India to become the world’s largest economy worth $85.97 trillion by 2050.

Economic Survey of India 2010-11: Analysis

Feb 26, 2011
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Economic Survey of India 2010-11 was tabled  in the Parliament. It predicted the 9% growth for Indian economy in the next fiscal and estimated 8.6 percent growth in this financial year.The Economic Survey also expressed concern over inflation

Railway Budget 2011-12 Highlights

Feb 26, 2011
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee presented the Railway Budget 2011-12 in the Lok Sabha on 25 February 2011.

Railway Budget 2011-12 Analysis

Feb 26, 2011
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Mamata Banerjee did not increase passenger fares and freight rates inspite of the Railways losing over Rs 15000 crore every year on their passenger business.

Railway Budget 2011-12 Summary

Feb 26, 2011
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Mamata Banerjee  while presenting the Railway Budget 2011 declared 2011-12 as the Year of Green Energy.

The Economic Survey of India 2010-11: Highlights

Feb 26, 2011
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

According to the Economic Survey of India 2010-11, Indian Economy is expected to grow at 8.6% in 2010-11 and 9 per cent in next fiscal

India Protested against UK Visa Rules

Feb 26, 2011
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

India protested against the new UK student visa regime which would debar tens of thousands of Indian students from gaining admission to British Universities.

JPC Committee Was Formed to Probe the 2G Spectrum Scam

Feb 26, 2011
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The formation of Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) was announced to probe the 2G spectrum scam.

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