Current Affairs

Topics: Academy Award, India, Pope Benedict XVI Pages: 4 (801 words) Published: April 12, 2013

February 2013 Current Affairs


Here is a list of important current events of February 2013 on National & International news, Sports news, Prize & Award, Science & Technology news helpful for upcoming IBPS, SBI, SSC, UPSC etc. recruitment exam. Downloaded from Page 1

February 2013 Current Affairs
National News
• • • • • • The 2001 Indian Parliament attack case victim, Afzal Guru was hanged inside the Tihar Jail, New Delhi. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee was conferred Bangladesh’s Liberation War Honour for his contribution in 1971 independent war. Mohan Parasaran has been appointed as the Solicitor General of India succeeding Rohinton Nariman. India’s new stock exchange, MCX-SX has started trading shares into Indian stock market. The President of France, Francios Hollande visited to India. India has been allowed by the Court of Arbitration at Hague to go ahead with the construction of the Rs.3600 crore Kishenganga hydroelectric project in North Kashmir. This project was postponed due to Pakistan’s plea demanding that it was a violation of the 1960 Indus Water treaty. Tata Group and Malaysia’s AirAsia have joined hands to enter the aviation sector as a joint entity. Wipro chairman Mr. Azim Premji has donated Rs.12300 crore to charity. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched six artificial satellites and one IndoFrench ‘SARAL’ from Sriharikota spaceport using PSLV-C20 rockets. The six satellites wereSAPPHIRE, NEOSSAT, AAUSAT, BRITE, Uni-BRITE and STRand. Neiphiu Rio, Manik Sarkar, Dr. Mukul Sangma have been re-elected as the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Tripura and Meghalaya respectively.

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International News
• • • • • • • • Pope Benedict XVI has announced to resign as the religious head of the Catholic world. He became the first pope to do so in 600 years. Park Geun-hye has become the first woman...
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