Major Events of Feb

Topics: Ravi Shankar, Government of India, Indian National Congress Pages: 4 (1546 words) Published: April 17, 2013
Feb Major Events

-Delhi emerged as worst place in terms of key parameters of environment in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI).Delhi was ranked at number 32. -Sugata Mitra was awarded the million-dollar TED Prize for pursuing his idea for building the schools in the Internet. -Anupam Kher, the veteran Bollywood actor was awarded with the City Proclamation Award in Los Angeles. -The Government of Japan nominated Haruhiko Kuroda for the designation of next governor of the Central Bank of the country. -Vishwaroop, the CEO, NTPC SAIL Power Company (NSPCL) was conferred with the Exemplary Leader Award in Mumbai. -The Surrey Space Centre (SSC) of the University of Surrey announced that STRaND-1, a nano-satellite carrying a smartphone was launched successfully into space from India. With this launch, India became the first country to successfully launch the first smartphone of the world. -Delhi became the first state in India to ban the manual scavenging. -Park Geun-hye sworn-in as the first woman President of South Korea -Researchers from Norway, South Africa, Britain and Germany discovered a small continent called Mauritia beneath the Indian Ocean. -Jelena Jankovic, the former world no. 1 won the WTA Copa Claro Colsanitas Cup 2013 in Bogota, -Life of Pi won maximum Oscars (four awards)

-Hari Shankar Singhania, the leading industrialist died at the age of 79 years. Hari Shankar Singhania was a Padma Bhushan awardee (in 2003). -India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie-Mattek Sands won the Dubai Tennis Championship -The Union Cabinet of India approved merger of Bharat Heavy Plate & Vessels Ltd. (BHPV) with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) -Ratan Tata, the former head of Tata Group was awarded the life time achievement award 2012 by Ernst & Young -The Reserve Bank of India on 22 February 2013 released the Guidelines for Licensing of New Banks in the Private Sector. -National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) tied up a term loan facility of...
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