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February 2015 Current Affairs

Nandita Chatterjee appointed as Secretary in the Union Ministry of HUPA

Feb 3, 2015
Nandita Chatterjee was on 2 February 2015 appointed as the Secretary in the Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA).

Arvind Kumar Jain appointed as Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh

Feb 2, 2015
Jain succeeded Arun Kumar Gupta who retired as the DG Police of Uttar Pradesh on 31 January 2015.

10th century sculpture of Buddha discovered in Thanjavur

Feb 2, 2015
A headless sculpture of Buddha dating back to 10th century AD was discovered at Manalur village in Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu in January 2015.

India and China jointly launched Visit India Year in China

Feb 2, 2015
The initiative is aimed at enhancing the flow of tourists from China to India and to strengthen the people to people bond.

Mithileshwar awarded with Shrilal Shukla Sahitya IFFCO Award 2014

Feb 2, 2015
Mithileshwar is the fourth recipient of Shrilal Shukla Sahitya IFFCO Award.

Prasanth Kumar appointed as CEO of MindShare South Asia

Feb 2, 2015
Prasanth Kumar will report to Srinivas, CEO of GroupM South Asia and Gowthaman Ragothaman, COO of MindShare Asia Pacific.

Ashok K Agarwal appointed as General Manager of Southern Railway

Feb 2, 2015
Ashok K Agarwal will continue to hold the post of General Manager, Integral Coach Factory.

Australia defeated England to win Tri-Nation ODI Series

Feb 2, 2015
Australia won the tri-nation One-Day International (ODI) Series by defeating England by 112 runs in the final. The tri-series was played between Australia, England and India.

Australian Open 2015

Feb 2, 2015
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams won the men’s and women’s single title, respectively in Australian Open 2015 played in Melbourne, Australia. Indo-Swiss pair Leander Paes and Martina Hingis was the winner in mixed category.

Japan successfully launched the Information Gathering Satellite

Feb 2, 2015
The Satellite was launched from the Tanegashima Space Centre in the Kagoshima Prefecture in the south of Japan.

MiG-21 fighter aircraft crashed in Gujarat’s Jamnagar

Feb 2, 2015
This was second crash of the MiG-series fighter planes. The first happened on 27 January 2015 crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district.

Canada announced an anti-terror law criminalising public terror threats, strengthening CSIS

Feb 2, 2015
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced an anti-terror law criminalising public terror threats and giving more teeth to CSIS. This is the 2nd piece of legislation introduced since the October 2014 terrorist attack in Ottawa and Quebec.

National Awards for e-Governance announced

Feb 2, 2015
The awards were announced during the 18th National Conference on e-Governance held in Gandhinagar from 30 January to 31 January 2015.

Railway Minister launched Wi-Fi broadband services at Ahmedabad station

Feb 2, 2015
Wi-Fi facility was launched at Ahmedabad Railway Station by the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. He also flagged off two new trains namely Ahmedabad-Chennai express and Ahmedabad-Darbhanga Jansadharan express.

Committee on Infrastructure Development approved development of no-frill airports at Ajmer, Belgaum

Feb 2, 2015
The Expert Appraisal Committee on Infrastructure Development approved the development of no-frill airports at Kishangarh in Rajasthan and Belgaum in Karnataka.

Rajni Kothari, Political Scientist and Former Planning Commission member, died

Jan 20, 2015
He was a member of the Planning Commission during the National Front Government led by VP Singh during 1989 and 1990.

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