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February 2013 Current Affairs

Railway Budget 2013-14: New Plans and Schemes

Feb 28, 2013
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

Feb 28, 2013
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

Feb 28, 2013
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

Feb 28, 2013
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

Feb 28, 2013
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

Feb 28, 2013
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

Feb 28, 2013
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

Feb 28, 2013
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

Feb 28, 2013
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

Feb 28, 2013
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

Feb 28, 2013
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

Feb 28, 2013
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

Feb 27, 2013
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

Feb 27, 2013
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

Feb 27, 2013
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

Feb 27, 2013
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

Feb 27, 2013
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

Feb 27, 2013
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

Feb 27, 2013
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

Feb 26, 2013
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

Feb 26, 2013
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

Feb 26, 2013
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

Feb 26, 2013
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

Feb 26, 2013
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)

Feb 26, 2013
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

Feb 26, 2013
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

Feb 26, 2013
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

Feb 25, 2013
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

Feb 25, 2013
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

Feb 25, 2013
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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