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Current Affairs - February 2014

  • A 130-MW Solar Power Plant, largest in India, launched in Neemuch MP
  • Whistleblower Protection Bill passed
  • Matteo Renzi became the prime minister of Italy
  • Delhi Waveriders won the 2nd edition of Hockey India League
  • Union cabinet approved conversion of 72000 km of state roads into highways
  • Sangeeta Bhatia developed a cheap test to detect cancer
  • Akash missile successfully test fired
  • Archaeological Survey of India partnered with Google to provide 360 degree views of historic monuments
  • Coal Regulatory Authority (CRA) approved by the cabinet
  • SEBI put forward new corporate governance norms
  • Odisha passed the Lokayukta Bill 2014
  • Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre and Guocheng Zhang received International Gandhi Award, 2013
  • India to host the World Bridge Championship in 2015
  • Marathi film Killa won the Crystal Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Fetival
  • India lost the test series to New Zealand
  • President's rule imposed in Delhi
  • Sikkim has become the first state to achieve 100% sanitation coverage
  • Central Govt. has made it compulsory for public transport vehicles to install a GPS.
  • International Olympic committee revoked the ban on Indian Olympic Association. India can now be a part of the Olympics.
  • Bombay Stock Exchange launched an Institutional Trading Platform for Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Asian Development Bank would provide a $257 million loan for building rural roads and increasing connectivity
  • Canada would be opening a Consulate General office in Bangalore
  • Arunima Sinha won the Amazing Indian award
  • National Greet Tribunal banned burning of tyres in public places
  • Production of Maruti-800 stopped
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed 15 Indian birds as critically endangered in its red list
  • Delhi police launched a helpline for foreign nationals
  • Satya Nadella is the new Microsoft CEO
  • BiblioTech - First paperless library started in US
  • Libya destroyed all weapons
  • Implementation of the National Mission on Agricultural Extension and Technology approved by the Cabinet
  • 4th February observed as World Cancer Day
  • Vivek Lall appointed as special advisor on cyber security by the UN
  • Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur appointed the Chairman of 7th pay commission
  • Sachin Tendulkar and Dr. CNR Rao conferred Bharat Ratna
  • National Cloud launched under MeghRaj initiative
  • The President launched the National Mission on Libraries (NML)
  • Padma Shri Silverine Swer passed away.
  • Harish Rawat is the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
  • Karnataka has won the Ranji Trophy
  • Olympic torch was lit on the western peak of Mount Elbrus in Russia. Mount Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe.
  • India’s first Mono rail inaugurated in Mumbai. The rail covers a route from Chembur to Wadala.
  • Rajasthan scrapped FDI in multi-brand retail
  • Allahabad High Court ordered CBI probe into alleged misappropriation of MGNREGA funds
  • Economic growth in 2012-13 slowed down to 4.5%. Estimate was done by Central Statistics Office (CSO)
  • India lost ODI series to New Zealand 4-0
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