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February 2013 Current Affairs

Railway Budget 2013-14: New Plans and Schemes

Published on: 28-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 178 people agreed

Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal presented the Union Railway Budget for 2013-14 in Lok Sabha on 26 February 2013. Some of the New Plans and Schemes proposed in Railway Budget 2013-14 are as under..

Railway budget 2013-14: New Initiatives

Published on: 28-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 85 people agreed

Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal presented the Union Railway Budget for 2013-14 in Lok Sabha on 26 February 2013.Some of the major Initiative proposed in Railway Budget 2013-14 are as under..

Changes in Civil Services Exam Patterns Approved; General Studies to Have More Weight

Published on: 28-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

Prime Minister approved the changes in the exam patterns of UPSC examination. As per new changes, more weightage will be given to the General Studies paper.

Celkon Mobiles Launched CT910 Tablet and A225 Smartphone

Published on: 28-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Celkon Mobiles launched a tablet PC called Celkon CT910 with 3G SIM as well as a smartphone called A225 in the last week of February 2013.

National Science Day 2013 was Celebrated Countrywide

Published on: 28-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 111 people agreed

National Science Day was observed on 28 February 2013. The theme of 2013 was Genetically Modified Crops and Food Security.

Somdev Devvarman Crashed Out of ATP Dubai Tennis Championship 2013

Published on: 28-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Somdev Devvarman of India was defeated out of the ATP Dubai Tennis Championship 2013. In the Men’s Singles, Somdev Devvarman lost to Juan Martin Del Potro.

Delhi Emerged As Worst Place in Environmental Performance Index

Published on: 28-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 66 people agreed

The National Capital of India, Delhi emerged as worst place in terms of key parameters of environment in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI).

Sugata Mitra Awarded the Million-Dollar TED Prize for Extraordinary Creativity

Published on: 28-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

Sugata Mitra was awarded the million-dollar TED Prize on 26 February 2013 for pursuing his idea for building the schools in the Internet.

Capital of India Ranked At Worst Position in the Crucial Environmental Parameters

Published on: 28-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

Capital of India, Delhi was ranked at number 32 or the worst position in the crucial environmental parameters of Environmental Performance Index (EPI).

Anupam Kher Awarded With City Proclamation Award in Los Angeles

Published on: 28-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

Anupam Kher, the veteran Bollywood actor was awarded with the City Proclamation Award in Los Angeles in the last week of February 2013.

Joint Parliamentary Committee formed to Probe into the VVIP Helicopter Deal

Published on: 28-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee was announced by the Government of India on 27 February 2013 to probe into VVIP Helicopter Deal.

Government of Japan Nominated Haruhiko Kuroda as Next Governor of the Central Bank

Published on: 28-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The Government of Japan nominated Haruhiko Kuroda for the designation of next governor of the Central Bank of the country.

Railway Budget 2013-14: 67 New Express Trains Announced

Published on: 27-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on 27 February 2013 proposed the introduction of 67 new express trains and 26 new passenger trains. He also asserted the introduction of 22 new lines in 2013-14.

Economic Survey of India 2012-13: Highlights

Published on: 27-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 380 people agreed

Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on 27 February 2013 presented the Economic Survey 2012-13 in the Lok Sabha of the Parliament.

Hot Air Balloon Exploded in Egypt’s Luxor; Killed 19 European and Asian Tourists

Published on: 27-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Hot air balloon crashed near Luxor, Egypt on 26 February 2013 because of mid-air gas explosion, which killed 19 tourists.

Vishwaroop, CEO of NSPCL Conferred With the Exemplary Leader Award

Published on: 27-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Vishwaroop, the CEO, NTPC SAIL Power Company (NSPCL) was conferred with the Exemplary Leader Award in Mumbai on 25 February 2013.

First Smartphone into Space Launched Successfully From India

Published on: 27-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 55 people agreed

The Surrey Space Centre (SSC) of the University of Surrey on 26 February 2013 announced that STRaND-1 was launched successfully into space from India.

Delhi Became the First State in India to Ban the Manual Scavenging

Published on: 27-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Delhi became the first state in India to ban the manual scavenging. Delhi on 26 February 2013 banned deployment of cleaning staff for manual sewer cleaning.

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Bill approved by Rajya Sabha

Published on: 27-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on 25 February 2013.

Railway Budget 2013-14 Presented in Lok Sabha : Highlights

Published on: 26-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 70 people agreed

Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal presented the Union Railway Budget for 2013-14 in Parliament on 26 February 2013.

Park Geun-Hye Sworn-In As the First Woman President of South Korea

Published on: 26-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Park Geun-hye sworn-in as the first woman President of South Korea on 25 February 2013.

Mozilla Unveiled Firefox OS Smartphone at Mobile World Congress

Published on: 26-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Mozilla, the software community which is known for producing the Firefox web browser, launched Web-based Smartphone operating system on 24 February 2013....

Researchers Discovered a Lost Continent Called Mauritia, Beneath the Indian Ocean

Published on: 26-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

Researchers from Norway, South Africa, Britain and Germany discovered a small continent called Mauritia beneath the Indian Ocean.

Jelena Jankovic Won WTA Copa Claro Colsanitas Cup 2013

Published on: 26-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Jelena Jankovic, the former world no. 1 won the WTA Copa Claro Colsanitas Cup 2013 in Bogota, Colombia on 24 February 2013.

Life of Pi Bagged Maximum Awards at Oscars 2013 (85th Academy Awards)

Published on: 26-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 91 people agreed

The Oscars 2013 or the 85th Academy Awards ceremony took place on 24 February 2013. Best picture award goes to Argo.

Arun Tadanki, the Managing Director for Yahoo India Quit the Company

Published on: 26-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Arun Tadanki, the managing director for Yahoo India and South East Asia quit Yahoo on 25 February 2013. He became the Managing Director of Yahoo in May 2009.

ISRO's PSLV-C20 Rocket Successfully Launched SARAL and Six Other Satellites

Published on: 26-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 92 people agreed

Six foreign micro and mini spacecrafts and SARAL were launched successfully by PSLV-C20 rocket on 25 February 2013 from Sriharikota.

Marina Erakovic Won Her First WTA Title In US National Indoor Tennis Championship 2013

Published on: 25-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Marina Erakovic won her first WTA title, US National Indoor Tennis Championship 2013 after beating Germany's Sabine Lisicki in Memphis on 23 February 2013.

Hari Shankar Singhania, the leading industrialist died at 79

Published on: 25-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Hari Shankar Singhania, the leading industrialist died on 23 February 2013 at the age of 79 years. Hari Shankar Singhania was a Padma Bhushan awardee (in 2003).

CBI Registered Case against Airtel and Tata Communications for Violating DoT Norms

Published on: 25-FEB-2013
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

CBI registered a case on 22 February 2013 against Bharti Airtel Ltd and Tata Communications Ltd for violating norms of Department of Telecom (DoT).

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