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February 2015 Current Affairs

IDC released a report on Indian Smartphone market

Feb 28, 2015
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
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
Shivaji was appointed on deputation basis for a period of three years.

Assamese dictionary for Science and Technology terms released

Feb 28, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Economic Survey of India 2014-15: Highlights

Feb 27, 2015
The Economic Survey reviews the developments in the Indian economy over the previous 12 months, summarises the performance on major development programmes and highlights the policy initiatives of the government

FBI announced 3 million US dollar award for information on Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev

Feb 27, 2015
Bogachev is alleged for his involvement in a major cyber racketeering enterprise in which he played a role of administrator for the GameOver Zeus botnet.

Researchers from Australia unveiled world's first 3D printed jet engine

Feb 27, 2015
It was developed by a team of researchers from Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing of Monash University in partnership with Amaero Engineering Company.

Wipro won seven awards at the CIO Choice Honour and Recognition 2015

Feb 27, 2015
Wipro won the award in the categories of Managed IT Services, Managed Security Services, Enterprise Infrastructure Automation Services, Systems Integrator, Network Maintenance Services, Service Assurance Program, and Application Managed Services.

Railway Budget 2015-16: Statistical Highlights

Feb 27, 2015
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 26 February 2015 presented his maiden Rail Budget 2015-16 in the Lok Sabha.

US Federal Communications Commission approved Net Neutrality Rules to protect Open Internet

Feb 27, 2015
The Order protects consumers no matter how they access the Internet, whether on a desktop computer or a mobile device.

Former Haryana Chief Minister Hukam Singh died

Feb 27, 2015
He served Haryana as its Chief Minister in 1990-91 as a  member of Janata Dal.

Railway Budget 2015-16: Quality of Life in Journeys

Feb 26, 2015
In the budget, Prabhu gave 11 thrust areas to improve quality of life in train journeys which also includes Swachh Rail - Swachh Bharat drive.

Forbes released Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen 2015 list

Feb 26, 2015
The Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen list showcases a year of accomplishments by the region's female entrepreneurs and executives.
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