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February 2015 Current Affairs

Delhi Government launched mLiquorSaleCheck Mobile App to put cap on sale of illicit liquor

Feb 25, 2015
The application will prevent the circulation of counterfeit products and help the Excise Department with information on where spurious, illicit liquor sale is rampant.

Uttar Pradesh Budget 2015-16

Feb 25, 2015
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on 24 February 2015 presented the State Budget 2015-16 of 302687 crore rupees.

Google acquired Facebook mobile marketing startup Toro

Feb 25, 2015
The acquisition will shift Toro’s focus away from Facebook. The company will continue to optimize campaigns and update dashboards for existing marketing customers

World Bank report Building Resilience for Sustainable Development of the Sundarbans

Feb 25, 2015
NLTA findings suggested that 10 percent of Sundarban’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2009 was invested on the environmental damage and health effects in the region.

PR Mohana Rao authored a book titled Flora of Guntur City Andhra Pradesh

Feb 25, 2015
The book carries information on 431 flowering plants, shrubs and trees belonging to 76 families of angiosperm and the list have been arranged systematically on the basis of Bentham and Hooker System of Classification.

DK Pandey appointed as Director General of Police of Jharkhand

Feb 25, 2015
Prior to his posting as DGP of Jharkhand, D K Pandey was the Additional Director General (ADG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Kristen Stewart won the Best Supporting Actress Award at France's Cesar Awards

Feb 25, 2015
With this, she became the first American actress ever to win a trophy at France's Cesar Awards.

Rajya Sabha passed Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2014

Feb 25, 2015
The bill seeks to modify the list of Scheduled Castes in three states- Haryana, Karnataka, Odisha and one Union Territory- Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Rajendra K Pachauri resigned as Chairperson of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Feb 25, 2015
Pachauri who chaired the IPCC since April 2002 is serving as the Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and is also a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change.

3rd Tortoise Festival organised at Hajong Lake in Assam

Feb 24, 2015
Hajong Lake is a unique tortoise habitat in Assam and is a habitat of few varieties of Hill Terrapins, considered as a rare species.

Ranchi Rays crowned Champions of Hero Hockey India League 2015

Feb 24, 2015
The Grand Finale was witnessed by the eminent personalities. This is the third season of the professional field hockey tournament, Hockey India League.

Veteran Tamil director RC Sakthi passed away

Feb 24, 2015
RC Sakthi was mentor of the famous actor Kamal Haasan and had launched him as lead role in his Tamil directorial debut Unarchigal in 1972.

National Green Tribunal banned plying of Vintage cars on Delhi roads

Feb 24, 2015
Moreover, no fitness certificates to the vintage cars will be issued by any authority without specific permission of the tribunal.

Maria Golovnina, Reuters bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, found dead

Feb 24, 2015
She was found collapsed and unconscious in the bureau and was rushed to hospital, but medical teams were unable to save her.

Hitachi announced to acquire Finmeccanica Rail Businesses for 2 billion US dollar

Feb 24, 2015
An Italy based company Finmeccanica has agreed to sold its rail car unit AnsaldoBreda and Ansaldo STS to the vast Japanese conglomerate.

Takahiro Hachigo appointed as President and CEO of Honda Motor Co Limited

Feb 24, 2015
Prior to this appointment, Hachigo was Managing Officer of Honda Motor Co. Limited.

Yaduveer Raj Urs adopted as heir to Wadiyar dynasty

Feb 24, 2015
Yaduveer, a son of Tripura Sundara Devi and Swarup Anand Gopal Raj Urs is a grandson of Princess Gayathri Devi, the eldest daughter of last Maharaja of Mysuru Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar.

TRAI issued Regulation on domestic carriage charges

Feb 24, 2015
The regulation prescribed a revised domestic carriage charges. The regulation will particularly benefit users of fixed-line phones.

Ram Niwas Goel elected as Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly

Feb 24, 2015
AAP legislator Bandana Kumari was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the House.

Rana Bhagwandas, the first Hindu Chief Justice of Pakistan died

Feb 24, 2015
Bhagwandas served Pakistan’s Supreme Court as acting Chief Justice in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He was the first Hindu and second non-Muslim to head the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
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