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February 2015 Current Affairs

National Science Day observed in India on 28 February

Mar 2, 2015
Important for Exam: 114 people agreed

The theme for the National Science Day 2015 is Science for Nation Building and the day is observed to mark discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928.

Kannan Ramesh appointed as Judicial Commissioner to Supreme Court Bench of Singapore

Mar 2, 2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

He will serve the office for two years. Prior to this appointment, Kannan Ramesh was the managing partner of Tan Kok Quan Partnership.

Mufti Mohammed Sayeed sworn-in as Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir

Mar 2, 2015
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

This is the first time that BJP has become a part of the government in Jammu and Kashmir. The PDP-BJP alliance government was termed as North Pole and South Pole by Chief Minister Sayeed.

Arun Singh named as India's Ambassador to US

Mar 2, 2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Singh has been joint secretary in-charge of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan division in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). He has also served as deputy chief of mission in Washington for nearly five years.

Union Government blocked private email network for official work

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 77 people agreed

In this regard, Union Government notified E-mail Policy of Government of India and Policy on use of Information Technology resources of Government of India on 18 February 2015.

Words Ride-share, unboxing added to Oxford Dictionary

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 81 people agreed

Ride-share has been defined as to participate in an arrangement in which a passenger travels in a private vehicle driven by its owner, for free or for a fee, especially as arranged by means of a website or app.

A person can be accorded Scheduled Caste status on his re-conversion to Hinduism: Supreme Court

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 81 people agreed

The ruling was given by two-member Supreme Court bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice V Gopala Gowda on a plea of KP Manu, a Kerala resident.

Bharat Puri appointed as Managing Director of Pidilite Industries Limited

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Puri will succeed MB Parekh who will step down from position of Managing Director on 10 April 2015.

Ericsson sued Apple for telecom patent infringement

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

The patents include standard essential patents related to the 2G and 4G/LTE standards as well as other patents that are critical to features and functionality of Apple devices.

AB de Villiers of South Africa hit the fastest 150 runs in ODI

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

AB de Villiers who took 64 deliveries to reach the 150, broke the previous best record of Australian Shane Watson by 19 balls. He struck 162 not out from 66 balls.

Martin David Crowe inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

He became the third cricketer from New Zealand to be inducted under the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Indian Navy concluded TROPEX Exercise 2015

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 81 people agreed

TROPEX-2015 was a month long exercise aimed at validating the Indian Navy’s Concept of Operations and the area of operations spanned across the Arabian Sea and Northern Indian Ocean.

Mukul Roy removed from the post of Chairman of TMC in the Parliament

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

In his place, TMC appointed eminent quizmaster Derek O'Brien as the new Chairman.

ZSL and Gujarat Forest Department signed a MoU for conservation of Asiatic lion

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Apart from ZSL, Wildlife Institute of India will also be the knowledge partner with the forest department in conservation of lion.

Acclaimed US actor Leonard Nimoy passed away

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Renowned US actor Leonard Nimoy passed away on 27 February 2015 in Los Angeles following chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

International Rare Disease Day observed on 28 February

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

On this day, hundreds of patient organisations from more than 80 countries and regions worldwide carried-on awareness-raising activities around the slogan Day-by-day, hand-in-hand.

Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Nemtsov had served Russia as its first Deputy Prime Minister in 1990s under the late President Boris Yeltsin.

Noted sociologist Meera Kosambi died

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Her works were known for brilliant and incisive scholarship and her crowning achievement was to turn the light on Pandita Ramambai, the great 19 century Indian reformer and educationist and early pioneer of women’s emancipation in India.

Union Budget 2015-16: Highlights

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 401 people agreed

Arun Jaitley presented Union Budget 2015-16 in the Parliament.

IDC released a report on Indian Smartphone market

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

For the fourth quarter (October-December) of 2014, report highlighted that South Korean handset maker Samsung continued to retain its top position in the Indian Smartphone market.

Haryana Government raised cash reward under Inter-Caste Marriage Scheme

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

The reward was constituted under rule 16 of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes prevention of Atrocities Act and the reward amount would be provided through bank accounts opened under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY).

Kshatrapati Shivaji appointed as CMD of Small Industries Development Bank of India

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Shivaji was appointed on deputation basis for a period of three years.

Assamese dictionary for Science and Technology terms released

Feb 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The dictionary with over 40000 words was released with an aim to benefit large number of students of the state and to make scientific terminology simple and easily understandable.

IBM Corporation tied-up with Tech Mahindra Ltd to accelerate Global Hybrid Cloud adoption

Feb 27, 2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

International Business Machines Corporation on 23 February 2015 tied-up with Tech Mahindra Limited to build a platform for the development of cloud-based apps for its clients to increase hybrid services adoption.

Lenovo slapped with lawsuit over Superfish adware

Feb 27, 2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The class-action suit was filed against Lenovo and Superfish after Lenovo admitted to pre-loading Superfish on some consumer PCs.

NSE signed MoU with GIFT to establish an international exchange in Gujarat

Feb 27, 2015
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

The GIFT Special Economic Zone is being developed as India’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC). It is spread over 886 acres.

Veteran cinematographer Aloysius Vincent passed away

Feb 27, 2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

He was a well-known cinematographer in various film industries including Telugu film industry, Tamil Film Industry and Bollywood as well.

Justice Amitava Roy sworn in as Supreme Court judge

Feb 27, 2015
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

With his elevation, the strength of the SC judges has gone up to 29. SC has a sectioned strength of 31 judges.

Parliament of Jamaica passed a law to decriminalise marijuana for personal use

Feb 27, 2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Marijuana is widely grown in Jamaica and has cultural roots there. The country is also the biggest exporter of marijuana to the United States among Caribbean countries.

Gopinath Pillai appointed as Special Envoy to Andhra Pradesh by Singapore government

Feb 27, 2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

At the time of appointment, Pillai was working as a Chairman of a Singapore based think-tank, Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), and an ambassador for city-state's government.

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