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Most Important Current Affairs of February 2014 pdf

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Looking for current affairs pdf of February 2014? We are going to publish today important current affairs of the month February 2014 as usual. It will cover most important events on National & International news, Sports Updates, Prize & Award Winners, Science and Technology which will be useful for your upcoming IBPS, SBI, RBI, SSC, UPSC, Rail, LIC, NICL etc recruitment exams.

Important Current Events of February 2014

National News

  • Assam has become the first state to legally ban consumption of all forms of smokeless tobacco, including pan masala containing tobacco and nicotine.
  • Sikkim has become the 1st state to achieve more than 100 percent sanitation in rural and urban households, schools, sanitary complexes and Aganwadi centres.
  • The employees of different public sector banks have gone on a two-day nationwide strikes for seeking a new wage agreement.
  • Interim Rail Budget 2014-15 has been unveiled with unchanged passenger fares and freight rates besides the announcement of 73 new trains including 17 premium air-conditioned trains.
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has resigned after 49 days due to failure to table the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly.
  • Ms. Lakshmi Swaminathan has become the 1st Indian to be elected as the President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
  • Telengana Bill has got approved in the Lok Sabha after BJP helps UPA push it through. 
  • Rajya Sabha has given assent to Telengana Bill. Now the Bill awaits President’s assent.
  • Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has presented Interim Budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015 to cover expenditure until the Government’s term ends in May.
  • King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain has arrived on a three-day visit to boost  bilateral ties. It was his first visit to India.
  • Andhra Pradesh CM N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has submitted his resignation to the Governor E.S.I. Narasimhan over Telengana issue.
  • Supreme Court has stayed the Tamil Nadu government’s order of releasing the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
  • Indian army has successfully flight-tested surface-to-surface air missile Akash from the Test Range at Chandipur, Odisha.
  • Hon’ble President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the Telengana Bill to carve out Telengana state.
  • National Food Security Act has been implemented in Madhya Pradesh which will cover 75 percent of the total population.
  • Bimal Jalan Committee on new Bank Licenses has submitted its report to the Reserve Bank of India.
  • Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan’s song ‘Mujhse hogi shuruaat..’ has been nominated in the best activist anthem category of Honesty Oscars 2014.
  • Indira Poriyavaran Bhavan has been inaugurated in New Delhi.
  • Navy Chief Admiral D.K. Joshi has resigned after INS Sndhuratna accident which left two officers dead and seven injured.
  • Largest Solar Power Plant of India of 300 MW capacity has been inaugurated in Bhagwanpur, Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Union Cabinet raises number of wordays under MGNREGA from 100 to 150. This will benefit more than 14 lakh families in India.
  • Former Delhi CM Ms. Sheela Dikshit has been appointed as the Governor of Kerala.
  • RBI has extended the pre-2005 currency notes exchange deadline to 1st January, 2015 from existing 31st March, 2014.
  • Schedule of Lok Sabha Election has been announced. The election will be held in nine phases from 7th April to 12th May and counting will be held on 16th May.

International News

  • Belgium has become the 1st country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of any age.
  • Sushil koirala, the President of Nepali Congress, has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.
  • Ibrahim Mahlab has been appointed as Egypt’s new Prime Minister.
  • Abdul Bashit has been appointed as the New Pakistan High Commissioner to India by succeeding Salman Bashir.
  • According to the latest industry figures, China has been crowned world’s top gold consumer, overtaking India in 2013.
  • Facebook Inc. has announced to buy the text messaging application WhatsApp in order to dominate mobile messaging.
  • Mr. Oleksandr turchynov has been appointed as the new interim President of Ukraine by the Opposition.
  • Matteo Renzi has been sworn in as the new President of Italy. He is the youngest-ever President of nation.
  • Russia has forced strengthen grip over Crimea in Ukraine with a troop-strength of over 6000. NATO  council has suspended the June-2014 G-8 summit in Sochi which was to be held by Russia.
  • The 3rd BIMSTEC summit has been held in Nay Pyi Taw, Mayanmar.
  • The Parliament of Russia-majority peninsula of Crimea has voted in favour of leaving Ukraine and joining the Russian Federation.
  • According to Forbes’ world’s billionaires list, US tech tycoon Bill Gates is the world’s richest man with his 76 billion dollar.

Sports Updates

  • BCCI Chairman, N. Srinivasan has been elected as the head of International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • N. Ramachandran, the president of World Squash Federation and the brother of BCC Chairman, N. Srinivasan, has been appointed as the new president of Indian Olympic association (IOA).
  • Brendon McCullum has become the 1st New Zealander to score Test-triple century.
  • The 14-month ban on India Olympic association over corruption concerns has revised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
  • Joss Christensen of USA won the first Olympic Gold in men’s slopestyle skiing at the Sochi Winter Olympic 2014.
  • Virat Kohli has been named as the Captain of the Indian cricket team for Asia Cup in place of M.S. Dhoni.
  • Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams of USA won the WTA Dubai Open title 2014.
  • In Sochi Winter Olympics, Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen has become the greatest ever Winter Olympian by taking a record of 13th medal with Gold in the mixed relay.
  • Sochi Winter Olympics concluded with the tag of the most expensive Olympics costing more than 50 billion dollar.
  • Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has announced that IPL-7 will be held in foreign country instead of India by citing the inability to provide adequate security because of upcoming election.
  • The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has announced that India is the first Asian country to get ITF silver certification for its coach’s education system.
  • South Africa has won the under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014 by defeating Pakistan in the final.
  • Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup tournament 2014 by defeating Pakistan in the final match.
  • Pankaj Advani and Vidya Pillai have been crowned National men’s and women’s snooker Champions respectively.

Prize and Award Winners

  • President Pranab Mukherjee has conferred the International Gandhi Award to Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre and Prof. Guocheng Zhang for the year 2013.
  • President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee has presented the prestigious Krishi Karman Award to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Sivraj singh Chouhan for the year 2012-13.
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has received the Airport Quality Service Award for 2013 announced by Airports Council International based on passenger satisfaction survey.
  • German Chancellor Ms. Angela Merkel received Israel’s highest civilian honour, the Israel Presidential medal of Distinction.
  • Well-known Chipko pioneer and eminent Gandhian Mr. Chandi Prasad Bhatt has been awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize 2013.
  • Acid attack survivors, Ms. Laxmi has been honoured with the US’s prestigious International Women of Courage award.

86th Oscard Award 2014 Winners:
  • Best Picture - 12 Years a Slave
  • Best Director – Alfonso Cauron for Gravity
  • Best Actor – Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Best Actress – Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Best Supporting Actress – Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
  • Best Foreign Language Film – The Great Beauty (Italy)
  • Best Original Song – “Let it go..” from frozen
  • Best Original Score – Gravity (Steven Price)

Science and Technology

  • A confederation of several Asioux tribes in the US create MazaCoin which is similar to the digital currency BitCoin adopting it as their official national tender, in hope that it will pull the tribes out of poverty.
  • The scientists of USA has developed a battery that uses sugar to generate electricity, enough to power the smartphone for ten days.
  • Engineers of the US firm Hennessey has developed the world’s fastest car, Venom GT with a top speed of 435 kmph.

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