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February 2015 Current Affairs

Clemson University honoured Ratan Tata with Doctorate of Automotive Engineering

Feb 26, 2015
He was awarded for his contributions to the global automotive industry.

US District Court ordered Apple to pay 533 million US dollar to Smartflash in iTunes patent case

Feb 26, 2015
The jury decided that Apple’s iTunes software infringed three patents belonging to licensing firm Smartflash.

Andhra Pradesh signed MoU with Wipro for building and implementing APSEA

Feb 26, 2015
The APSEA is aimed at bringing transformational change in the way government services are conceived, designed, delivered and consumed.

Union Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers declared 2015 as Year of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Feb 26, 2015
The aim is to bring about self-sufficiency in the field of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) which is also consistent with the avowed objective of the Union Government Make in India initiative.

Railway Budget 2015-16: Major Initiatives

Feb 26, 2015
In this regard, Rail Budget 2015 – 16 unveiled certain initiatives ranging from cleanliness drive to development of infrastructure to improving the overall quality of life in train journeys.

Zoomcar tied-up with Tata Motors Limited to expand its fleet

Feb 26, 2015
Self-drive car rental service Zoomcar on 25 February 2015 tied-up with automaker Tata Motors Limited to add 50 more new Nano cars to its fleet.

Railway Budget 2015-16: Highlights

Feb 26, 2015
Passenger fair was not hiked while the facility of booking tickets in advance has been increased to 120 days instead of 60 days which was available till date.

TRAI issued 6th Amendment to Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulation, 2009

Feb 26, 2015
With this, subscribers will be able to retain the same mobile number on relocating to anywhere in India although they can change their service provider.

Union Cabinet approved the implementation of 15000 MW Grid-connected SPV Projects under NSM

Feb 26, 2015
The scheme will be implemented through NTPC and NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited in three tranches.

Mumbai University signed MoU with Indian Railways to set up Rail Innovation and Technology Centre

Feb 26, 2015
Under the MoU, Mumbai University will provide education, distribution of facilities for higher education, effective administration and financial control.

Scientists discovered quasar SDSS J0 100+2802 with central black hole mass of 12 billion solar mass

Feb 26, 2015
The findings were published in the journal Nature on 26 February 2015 and Prof. Xue-Bing Wu at Peking University is the lead author of the study.

Russia and Cyprus signed an agreement to allow Russian navy ships to use Cypriot ports

Feb 26, 2015
The deal allows access to Russian navy ships to the Cypriot ports in the Mediterranean Sea. It seems that the deal have ended Russia’s hunt an access to Mediterranean ports after it lost access to the ports of sea on Syria coast.

Union Cabinet approved creation of two additional benches of the Authority for Advance Rulings

Feb 26, 2015
For these two benches, there will be a creation of two posts of Vice-Chairmen in the Apex scale and four posts of Members (two posts of Revenue Members and two posts of Law Members).

Madhya Pradesh Budget 2015-16: Highlights

Feb 26, 2015
State Budget of 2015-16 is inspired by the aim to realise 'Make in Madhya Pradesh' by increasing employment opportunities for youth of the state and by increasing production capacities.

Delhi Police launched women safety app Himmat on Whatsapp and Hike

Feb 26, 2015
Women traveling by public transport like taxi and auto can take the picture of the vehicle and its registration number and send it to the group.

Union Government accepted 14th Finance Commission recommendations

Feb 25, 2015
14th Finance Commission led by Dr YV Reddy seeks to provide more power to states for their progress.

House of Lords of UK passed a legislation allowing creation of babies using DNA of three people

Feb 25, 2015
The House of Lords voted in favour of the Bill that amends the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act (HFEA), 1990.

Abdul Jabbar sentenced to life imprisonment for war crimes in Bangladesh

Feb 25, 2015
He was sentenced for crimes committed during the Liberation War in 1971 and if he fails to submit the fine then his jail term would be extended by two years.

Ravi Chaudhary appointed as Executive Director for Regions and Centre Operations at FAA

Feb 25, 2015
Chaudhary will be responsible for executing a 288 million US dollars operating budget of FAA and will lead over 2100 Federal Employees in nine nationwide regions.

US announced to allow work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders from May 2015

Feb 25, 2015
The move will benefit thousands of talented and professional Indian spouses who come to America but are unable to work.
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