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February 2015 Current Affairs

Pioneer of mobile theatre in Assam Adya Sharma passed away

Feb 24, 2015
Adya Sharma, a cultural icon and pioneer of mobile theatre in Assam, passed away on 23 February 2015 in Nalbari town, Assam following a brief illness.

Chris Gayle became first cricketer to score Double Century in Cricket World Cup

Feb 24, 2015
Gayle is the fourth cricketer to score an ODI double century after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma.

Union Ministry of Youth Affairs revised the National Sports Awards Schemes

Feb 24, 2015
The ministry revised the Schemes of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award and Dronacharya Awards.

Indo-Nepal joint military exercise Surya Kiran VIII started in Nepal

Feb 24, 2015
The two-week long exercise will be conducted in the foothills of Salajhandi, Nepal. The exercise will simulate a scenario, where both nations will work together in a counter insurgency and counter terrorism environment in mountainous and jungle terrain.

Indian Army and State Bank of India inked MoU on Defence Salary Package

Feb 24, 2015
The revised MoU will benefit 19.5 lakh pensioners and 10 lakh serving personnel who hold Pay or Pension accounts with SBI.

WHO approved ReEBOV Antigen rapid test kit to identify Ebola-infected patients

Feb 23, 2015
The key feature of the rapid test kit is that it can correctly distinguish Ebola infected patients from non-Ebola infected patients within 15 minutes

Oscar Awards 2015

Feb 23, 2015
87th Academy Award was conferred on 22 February 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The Best Actor Award was won by Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything and the Best Actress Award was won by Julianne Moore for Still Alice

Centre for Science and Environment released a report titled Heat on Power

Feb 23, 2015
The thermal power generating units are among the most inefficient in the world in terms of compliance of pollution norms, use of resources and overall operation efficiency.

Somdev Devvarman retained the Delhi Open title of Tennis

Feb 23, 2015
He won the Open tennis title by defeating Yuki Bhambri by 3-6, 6-4, 6-0. With this, he won his second 100000 US dollar ATP Challenger Delhi Open title in a row

Purnendu Dasgupta won the J. Calvin Giddings Award 2015 of American Chemical Society

Feb 23, 2015
He was awarded for developeding an environment friendly field analyser for checking toxic arsenic levels in water.

10th Aero India show concluded in Bengaluru

Feb 23, 2015
The 10th edition of Aero Show was focused on Make in India campaign of the Union Government which is aimed at encouraging small and medium industries to invest in defence manufacturing base.

Union Government launched portal MADAD to redress consular grievances

Feb 23, 2015
MADAD, an online grievances monitoring system, is a joint effort of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Ministry of Overseas Indians Affairs (MOIA) and the tagline of the portal is Because You Are Us

Nitish Kumar took oath as Chief Minister of Bihar

Feb 23, 2015
He succeeds Jitan Ram Manjhi who resigned from his office on 20 February 2015. With this, Nitish took oath as the state’s chief minister for the fourth term.

Former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed arrested in Male under anti-terror law

Feb 23, 2015
He was arrested under anti-terrorism laws for allegedly ordering the arrest of Criminal Court judge in 2012, which triggered violence in Maldives.

Anirban Lahiri won Indian Open title of Golf

Feb 23, 2015
He defeated compatriot SSP Chowrasia to clinch the Indian Open title at the Delhi Golf Club.

29th Surajkund International Crafts Mela celebrated

Feb 23, 2015
Chhattisgarh was selected as the Theme State while Lebanon was Partner Nation for the Surajkund Mela. Sri Lanka was chosen as Partner Nation for 28th Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2014.

Anil Kumble and Betty Wilson inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Feb 23, 2015
Anil Kumble and Betty Wilson became the 77th and 78th inductees into the ICC Hall of Fame. They were inducted in the Hall of Fame at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia.

International Mother Language Day observed on February 21

Feb 21, 2015
The theme for the year 2015 is Inclusive Education through and with Language - Language Matters. The year 2015 is the 15th anniversary of International Mother Language Day.

Parliament of Thailand passed a law to ban commercial surrogacy for foreigners

Feb 21, 2015
The legislation is aimed at ending rent-a-womb industry that made the Southeast Asian country a top destination for fertility tourism.

Tapan Misra appointed as Chief of ISRO’s Space Application Centre

Feb 21, 2015
He succeeded AS Kiran Kumar, who was appointed as Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on 12 January 2015.
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