Current Affairs Questions Answers for February 2015-One liners

One liners for the month of February 2015 provided by will be of immense help for the students and aspirants in revising the important events of the month just before the exams.

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One liners for the month of February 2015 provided by will be of immense help for the students and aspirants in revising the important events of the month just before the exams.

• India’s maiden canister-based inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) that was successfully test-fired on 31 January 2015 - Agni-5

• The women’s single title of Australian Open was won by - Serena Williams

• The men’s single title of Australian Open was won by - Novak Djokovic

• Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 31 January 2015 inaugurated the Wi-Fi facility at -Ahmedabad Railway Station

• The State Government of Telangana decided to organise a festival on a large scale on the lines of Kumbh Mela - Godavari Pushkaralu

• Mumbai-based drug major Lupin Limited received final approval from US Food and Drugs Administration (USFDA) for marketing generic version of - Vancocin capsules of ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc

• 13th meet of the Foreign Ministers of India, Russia and China was held on 2 February 2015 in -Beijing, China

• World Squash champion who on 1 February 2015 set a new record for topping the world rankings consecutively for the 106 months - Nicol David of Malaysia

• Person who was sworn-in as the 12th President of Italy, since the country became a Republic after World War II - Sergio Mattarella

• A country’s Cabinet on 2 February 2015 approved a draft of the National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy, 2015 - Bangladesh

• Parliament of a country on 3 February 2015 voted in favour of the Bill that amends the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act (HFEA), 1990 to allow creation of babies with DNA from three people – Britain

• 21-year old netball player of Maharashtra team, who died on 2 February 2015 during the Day 2 of the 35th National Games - Mayuresh Pawar

• State Government that on 3 February 2015 decided to provide free education to the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and girl students till Post Graduation (PG) level in the State - Bihar

• 12-year-old school girl of Karnataka who became the youngest individual medal winner in the ongoing 35th National Games in Kerala on 3 February 2015 - Saloni Dalal

• Two new endemic and bloom-forming algal specie were discovered off the west coast of India are - Ulva paschima Bast and Cladophora goensis Bast.

• Person who was appointed as the Union Home Secretary on 4 February 2015 by the Union Government - LC Goyal

• Union Government on 4 February 2015 approved a development package and adhoc support of 850 crore rupees for - Andhra Pradesh

• NASA’s first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture - Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP)

• Company that on 5 February 2015 bagged a Defence contract of 1090 crore rupees for supplying 14 Do-228 aircrafts to Indian Air Force (IAF) along with six reserve engines, one flight simulator and associated equipment - Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

• Person who won the 2015 King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) for Service to Islam - Dr. Zakir A. Naik, the founder and President of the Islamic Research Foundation of India

• Best Actor Award for Male and Female category at the 60th Filmfare Awards was given to - Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut respectively

• The 77th annual convention of presiding officers, speakers and secretaries of legislative assemblies and councils was held in - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

• Coalition Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government-III of Nagaland that on 5 February 2015 won the Vote of Confidence in the State Legislative Assembly was led by - Chief Minister TR Zeliang

• Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on 9 February 2015 survived a vote of confidence motion on spilling the top leadership of - Liberal Party

• Only woman of the country whose name was included in the LIMCA book of records for representing the same Lok Sabha constituency on the same party ticket for eight times in a row - Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

• To enhance nine Public Sector Banks capital and meet global risk norms, the Union Government on 7 February 2015 decided to infuse - 6990 crore rupees

• The Nagasaki-based hotel of Japan that in the first week of February 2015 announced to open the first Robot-staffed Hotel of the World - Henn-na Hotel (meaning Strange Hotel)

• China on 9 February 2015 launched its first cruise liner to sail via its ambitious trans-continental initiative - Maritime Silk Road (MSR).

• Kiran Bedi on 9 February 2015 released a comic book that narrates the story of the first woman IPS officer of the country - Kiran Bedi — Kaise Bani Top Cop

• Person who was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Vodafone India - Naveen Chopra

• Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda declared 10 February as - the National Deworming Day

• NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured the rare occurrence of the three largest moons of Jupiter named - Europa, Callisto, and Io

• Union Government on 10 February 2015 approved a proposal to increase the authorised Share Capital of the National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) from 1500 crore rupees to - 3000 crore rupees

• ICICI Bank on 10 February 2015 launched India’s first digital Bank on mobile phone - Pockets

• Indian Navy on 9 February 2015 conducted a large scale Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise in - the Lakshadweep Islands (Karavati, Aggatti, Kalpeni and Androth)

• Three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) for re-investigation of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases will be headed by - Pramod Asthana, an IPS officer of 1986 batch.

• Union Government issued new guidelines for the States to combat the H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak and asked the States to categorise cases for - screening, isolation and hospitalization.  

• Book titled Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and Me is written by - Vinod Mehta

• World Radio Day was observed globally on 13 February 2015 with the theme - Youth and Radio

• The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 started on 12 February 2015 with inaugural ceremonies held in - Melbourne, Australia and Christchurch, New Zealand

• Indian Footballers who were awarded with the All India Football Federations (AIFF) 2014 Player of the Year trophy in men and women category - Sunil Chhetri and striker Bala Devi

• The Supreme Court of India directed CBI to probe the role of two institutions in the multi-crore chit-fund scam - Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

• The process of diplomacy that was used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he called four SAARC leaders, namely Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to wish for 2015 Cricket World Cup – Cricket Diplomacy

• RBI announced that soon the currency notes of one rupees denomination printed by the Government of India will be in circulation will be signed by - Rajiv Mehrishi, Finance Secretary

• Jamaican sprinter who on 14 February 2015 announced that he will retire from athletics after the 2017 World Championships in London - Usain Bolt

• First Indian cricketer to score a century against Pakistan in the ICC World Cup - Virat Kohli

• The concluding ceremony of the 35th National Games saw a cultural programme titled - Rivers of India, with the theme protecting the rivers as highlight.

• First National Tribal Festival opened on 13 February 2015 - VANAJ 2015

• President of Singapore who was on a State visit of India between 8 and 11 February 2015 at the invitation of the President Pranab Mukherjee - Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam

• The Japan Meteorological Agency on 17 February 2015 issued a tsunami advisory for a possible 1-meter (3-foot) tsunami along the coast of - Iwate prefecture

• The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution that was unanimously adopted on 12 February 2015 to choke off the source of financing for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Al-Nusrah Front (ANF) was sponsored by – Russia

• France on 16 February 2015 signed a 5.2-billion-euro (5.9 billion US dollar) agreement with a country for the first foreign sale of its Rafale fighter plane - Egypt

• Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on 13 February 2015 awarded Honorary Life Membership to -the former Indian cricket captain Saurav Ganguly

• Four feet high and weighing around 400 kilogramn Lord Vishnu idol that belongs to the era of King Harshvardhana (590-647AD) was discovered in – Tarn Taran district of Punjab

• The two-time Tour de France winner Cyclist of Spain who announced that he will retire from professional cycling after the 2016 season - Alberto Contador

• The 5th India-Myanmar Joint Trade Committee (JTC) meeting was held on 17 February 2015 in - Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

• Three Indian, two women and one man who were among the shortlisted 100 applicants for one-way trip to Mars under Mars One mission are - Ritika Singh, Shradha Prasad and Taranjeet Singh Bhatia

• Bihar State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi approved a proposal of state SC/ST welfare department to include a caste in the Mahadalit category - Dusadh (Dhari and Dhadi)

• Legendary Urdu poet of Bihar who died on 15 February 2015 in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand - Dr. Kalim Ahmed Ajiz

• Pune-based I-League club Bharat FC has appointed English coach Barry Knowles as head of its - Youth Academy Programme

• The film producer held the Guinness World record for producing the highest number of films (over 150) in several languages – Daggubati Ramanaidu

• State that on 18 February 2015 decided to give 35 percent reservation to women in non-gazetted government jobs - Bihar

• India and Bangladesh on 17 February 2015 decided to step up joint patrolling along the boundary to act against - criminals and smugglers

• EPFO on 18 February 2015 set up an online help desk for subscribers for settlement of inoperative provident fund accounts having a balance of – 27000 crore rupees

• Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 18 February 2015 issued operational aspects of the guidelines on import of gold under - 20: 80 Scheme by nominated banks and agencies.

• Person who resigned as Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - Dr Rajendra Kumar Pachauri

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