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February 2014 Current Affairs

Chandi Prasad Bhatt won Gandhi Peace Prize for 2013

Mar 1, 2014
Important for Exam: 227 people agreed

Gandhian environmentalist and social activist, Chandi Prasad Bhatt was selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013.

Mission document on National Mission for sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem approved

Feb 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 116 people agreed

Union Cabinet has approved the Mission document on the National Mission for sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem and will cover 12 Himalayan states.

Union Ministry of Environment & Forest approved field trials for GM crops

Feb 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

Ministry of Environment & Forest cleared field trials for genetically modified (GM) crops.

Mahindra entered Bhutan with the launch of electric car e2o

Feb 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

Mahindra has launched electric car e2o in Bhutan and entered the country. It also signed an MoU with country’s government to promote electric cars.

Hanumath Shastry, the eminent Telugu litterateur died

Feb 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

The renowned Telugu writer, Janamaddhi Hanamachhaastri at the age of 90 in Kapada town of Andhra Pradesh.

Music album, Raunaq written by Sibal and composed by AR Rahman launched

Feb 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 66 people agreed

Salman Khan launched a music album entitled Raunaq composed by AR Rahman and written by Kapil Sibal.

Union Minister of RT & H inaugurated Electric passenger bus

Feb 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 92 people agreed

Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways R. Ramalinga Reddy inaugurated electric passenger bus with zero emission level in Bangalore.

Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs notified New CSR rules

Feb 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 79 people agreed

New rules for Corporate Social Responsibility rules notified to be effective from 1 April 2014.

India signed Public and Homeland security agreement with Israel

Feb 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

India, Israel signed an agreement on cooperation in Homeland security agreement and legal assistance.

India and Saudi Arabia signed MoU on defence cooperation

Feb 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 80 people agreed

India and Saudi Arabia signed a defence cooperation pact to take their strategic partnership further in areas of security on

National Science Day observed across India on 28 February

Feb 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 88 people agreed

National Science Day was observed across India on 28 February 2014 to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist CV Raman.

India decided to block the US investigations over trade policies and patents laws of India

Feb 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

India decided to block the investigations by the United States into its trade policies and patent laws and prepare for a battle at the WTO

Government constituted an expert committee to study demand for Bodoland state

Feb 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 124 people agreed

Government has constituted an expert committee to study and examine demand of a separate Bodoland state that will be carved out from Assam.

Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Sahara Chief Subrata Roy

Feb 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 76 people agreed

Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the Sahara chief Subrata Roy

Legendary Guitarist Paco de Lucia passed away

Feb 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

World famous Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia passed away in Mexico

Turkish President approved the bill restricting the judicial powers

Feb 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Turkish president Abdullah Gul approved the bill restricting the judicial powers.

Harold Ramis actor, director of Comedy films died at 69

Feb 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Harold Ramis, the American actor, writer and director of classic comedy films died in Chicago

RBI issued guidelines to deal with distressed assets

Feb 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 89 people agreed

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued guidelines for revitalising distressed assets on 26 February 2014.

Vice President Released a Book Ambedkar Awakening India’s Social Conscience

Feb 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 128 people agreed

The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari released a book Ambedkar Awakening India’s Social Conscience on 26 February 2014.

Union Ministry of H & FW inaugurated AIIMS Bhubaneswar

Feb 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 56 people agreed

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Gulam Nabi Azad inaugurated the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS)...

Sourav Kothari won the National Billiard Championship title

Feb 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

Sourav Kothari beat Alok Kumar to won the National billiard Championships which held in Lucknow on 26 February 2014.

Supreme Court referred the issue of legalizing euthanasia to Constitutional bench

Feb 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 66 people agreed

Supreme Court referred the petition seeking legalization of euthanasia to a five-judge Constitution Bench.

Dinesh Sarraf appointed next ONGC chief

Feb 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 103 people agreed

Dinesh Sarraf appointed as next Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on 26 February 2014.

Largest Solar Power Plant of India launched in Madhya Pradesh

Feb 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 325 people agreed

The largest 130-MW Solar Power Plant of India was launched at Bhagwanpur in Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh on 26 February 2014.

Indian Navy Chief Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi resigned

Feb 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 71 people agreed

Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned taking moral responsibility of the accident on INS Sindhuratna.

Union Government and ADB signed an agreement on improving road connectivity in Chhattisgarh

Feb 26, 2014
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Union Government and ADB signed an agreement for a 300 million US dollar loan to improve road connectivity along key corridors in Chhattisgarh.

Sun Edison to set up 18 MW Solar Park in Tamil Nadu

Feb 26, 2014
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

Sun Edison, a solar energy announced to set up a solar park in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.

CIIL to document 500 endangered Indian languages

Feb 26, 2014
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

Ibrahim Mahlab sworn in as Prime Minister of Egypt

Feb 26, 2014
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

Ibrahim Mahlab was sworn in as new Egypt Prime Minister on 25 February 2014.

Sri Lanka rejected the call of UNHRC for International Inquiry

Feb 26, 2014
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

Sri Lanka rejected a call by United Nations human rights for an international inquiry.

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