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February 2011 Current Affairs

Uttar Pradesh Won the 37th Junior National Volleyball Championships

Feb 19, 2011
Uttar Pradesh defeated Karnataka to win the boys’ title in the 37th junior National volleyball championships

Gujarat Entered into a MoU with RAK Ceramics

Feb 19, 2011
Gujarat state entered into a MoU with RAK Ceramics to set up a ceramic tile manufacturing plant

India & Japan Signed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)

Feb 18, 2011
India and Japan signed the bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) in Tokyo on 16 February 2011

Environmental Clearance for JSPL’s Orissa Power Plant

Feb 17, 2011
Integrated steel plant and captive power plant by Jindal Steel and Power got green nod from the Environment Ministry.

Pharmaceutical Company Sanofi-Aventis Agreed to buy Genzyme

Feb 17, 2011
pharmaceutical group Sanofi-Aventis on 16 February 2011 announced its decision to buy Genzyme for $20.1bn.

IDBI Insurance Launched Retiresurance- Guaranteed Pension Plan

Feb 17, 2011
IDBI Federal Life Insurance Company launched its first guaranteed pension plan, Retiresurance.

NIA filed Charge-sheet in Recruiting Youth for Anti-national Activities Case

Feb 17, 2011
NIAfiled a charge-sheet in the case relating to the recruitment of youths in 2006 from Kerala for anti-national activities.

Food & Public Distribution Ministry’s Estimates on Total Food Subsidy Bill

Feb 17, 2011
Food And Public Distribution Ministry estimated that the total food subsidy bill will increase to 110600 crore.

India's Largest Naphtha Cracker Plant Inaugurated at IOC’s Panipat Complex

Feb 17, 2011
India's largest naphtha cracker plant was inaugurated at Indian Oil Corporation's (IOCs) Panipat Complex.

SEBI proposed New XBRL based Reporting System for Mutual Funds

Feb 17, 2011
SEBI in February 2011 proposed a new reporting system for mutual funds based on XBRL.

EPFO backed 9.5 per cent Interest on PF

Feb 16, 2011
EPFO Central Board of Trustees backed an earlier decision to pay 9.5% interest to EPFO subscribers.

Sita Brahmachari won Waterstone's Children's Book Prize for Artichoke Hearts

Feb 16, 2011
Sita Brahmachari won the 2011 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize for her children’s novel, Artichoke Hearts.

Brazilian Footballer Ronaldo Announced his Retirement

Feb 16, 2011
Brazilian footballer Ronaldo Luis Nazario Lima on 14 February 2011 announced his decision to retire from the game.

Amul to Sponsor Netherlands Cricket Team during ICC World Cup 2011

Feb 16, 2011
Amul will sponsor the Netherlands cricket team during 2011 ICC World Cup as per its deal with RNCB.

9th Chennai Marathon Won by Ndungu of Kenya

Feb 16, 2011
Mugu Antony Ndungu of Kenya won the 9th edition of the SDAT Chennai Marathon.

64th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

Feb 16, 2011
King’s Speech directed by Tom Hooper won seven awards, including Best Film, Outstanding British Film at the 64th British Academy Film Awards.

Prof Arun Mohanty of JNU Received Pushkin Gold Medal

Feb 16, 2011
Professor Arun Mohanty of JNU was awarded Pushkin Gold Medal by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

53rd Annual Grammy Awards

Feb 15, 2011
Need You Now by Lady Antebellum won the most number of awards at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.

Inter-ministerial Task Force Formed to evolve Direct Subsidies Mechanism

Feb 15, 2011
Inter-ministerial task force to be set up under UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani to evolve a suitable mechanism for direct subsidies to those who are entitled to kerosene, LPG and fertilizer.

Delhi Cabinet approved Pragati-II project at Bamnauli

Feb 15, 2011
Delhi Cabinet approved setting up of a 750-MW Pragati-II project at Bamnauli by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited.

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