Current Affairs February 2013: Current Affairs Questions February 2013

Current Affairs February 2013. Current Affairs Questions February 2013. Current Affairs Update February 2013 for Competitive Exams (SBI PO 2013, SSC Exams 2013 etc). Current Affairs February 2013 PDF Download.

The Government of India (GOI) on January 31, 2013 signed an agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for 100 million US dollar loan.

Mahendra Singh DhoniThe captain of the Indian cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni was appointed as the vice-president of India Cements on February 1, 2013.

airtel-new-logoBharti Airtel launched an emergency alert service for the subscribers in Odisha, Bengal and Kolkata on February 1, 2013.

Renowned painter Shanu LahiriShanu Lahiri of Bengal School died on February 1, 2013 following a brief illness at Kolkata hospital.

The Union Government of India gave the Maharatna status to two PSUs- BHEL and GAIL on February 1, 2013.

Ayesha Haroon, the renowned Pakistani journalist died on February 2, 2013 in New York following 4-year long fight with cancer.

Mo YanMo-Yan and Jackie Chan were given a political role in China by being selected as members of the CPPCC, one of the houses of Chinese parliament.

Thirty Indian software product companies joined hands to form their own new association called iSpirt, marking a break-up with the IT industry body NASSCOM.

Glenn McGrathGlenn McGrath and Charlie Turner, the renowned fast bowlers were unanimously chosen to be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame on February 3, 2013.

World cancer day was observed on February 4, 2013 in order to raise awareness about this illness. The theme for this years World Cancer Day was Cancer – Did you know?

Michael Clarke, the Australian cricket captain won the fourth Allan Border Medal in Melbourne on February 4, 2013.

International Cricket Council (ICC) released the test cricket rankings on February 4, 2013 and South Africa got the top Spot followed by England, Australia, Pakistan and India.

Solicitor-General of India, Rohinton F Nariman resigned from his office on February 4, 2013.

ICICI Bank,ICICI Bank the largest private sector bank of India partnered with Aircel to announce the launch of their mobile banking service called Mobile Money.

In the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics World Winter Games, India returned with maximum number of medals (46). The games finished off on February 5, 2013.

YES Bank, the fourth largest private sector Bank of India was awarded the Financial Institutions Syndicated Deal of the Year 2012 in its Asia Pacific Region.

US President Barack Barack ObamaObama nominated Sally Jewell, a retail executive and outdoor enthusiast on February 6, 2013 as the U.S. interior secretary.

Mukund Govind Rajan was appointed as the group spokesperson and brand custodian of TATA Group on February 6, 2013.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on February 6, 2013 launched a new health initiative called Rashtriya Bal Sawsthya Karyakram in Maharashtra.

First bionic man of the world called Rex was unveiled on February 7, 2013 at London’s Science Museum.

Researchers from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg discovered the largest prime number of the world which is 17 million digits long.

Anindya Kumar Mitra, Advocate-General of West Bengal resigned from his office on February 8 2013 and Bimal Chatterjee appointed as the new Advocate General.

Sachin-TendulkarSachin Tendulkar scored his 81st century in first class cricket and equaled the record of Sunil Gavaskar on February 8, 2013.

Ministry of Civil Aviation on February 8, 2013 released Shubh Yatra, an exclusive monthly bi-lingual (Hindi & English) inflight magazine of Air India.

Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley, Prime Minister of the Himalayan Kingdom Bhutan was on an official visit to India from February 7 to February 9, 2013.

Parliament Attack Convict Afzal GuruAfzal Guru hanged was hanged on February 9, 2013 at Tihar Jail after his mercy petition was cancelled by the President of India.

Pandit Ravi Shankar, the sitar legend was honoured with the posthumous Lifetime Achievement Grammy award. Anoushka Shankar accepted the award on February 9, 2013.

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on February 9, 2013 launched the much-awaited Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme in Mumbai.

Code name given to secret plan for executing Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist Afzal Guru in Tihar Jail on February 9, 2013 was Operation Three Star.

Lydia Ko,Lydia Ko the teenager became youngest winner of a women’s European Tour golf event by winning at New Zealand Women’s Open in Christchurch on February 10, 2013.

Ranchi Rhinos beat Delhi Waveriders 2-1 to win the inaugural Hockey India League (HIL) in the match at Astroturf Hockey Stadium on February 10, 2013.

The largest saltwater crocodile of the world, named Lolong died in Philippines on February 10, 2013. Lolong measured 6.17 metres or 20.24 feet.

Table tennis legend Zhuang Zedong died in Beijing on February 10, 2013 following lengthy fight with cancer. He was aged 72 years.

The Government of India and the World Bank on February 11, 2013 signed a 60 million US dollars credit agreement for the Karnataka Watershed Development Project II.

MCX-SXMCX-SX, the third bourse on the equities and equity derivatives trading block debuted on February 11, 2013. It is the third national stock exchange of India.

India maintained their number one spot in the ICC ODI Championship table in the latest rankings issued in Dubai on February 11, 2013

Pakistan on February 11, 2013 successfully test fired short range surface-to-surface missile Hatf IX (NASR).

Priority Sector Lending (PSL) to Minorities increased considerably from 10.60 percent of total PSL in 2007-2008 to 15.01 percent in 2012-2013.

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) appointed Subodh Kumar Agrawal and K. Raghu as its new President and Vice-President on February 12, 2013.

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee appointed Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty as the chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi on February 12, 2013.

World Radio DayWorld Radio Day was observed on February 12, 2013 to raise awareness about the importance of radio.

Asoke Kumar Mukerji was appointed as the next Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations on February 13, 2013.

Seizure of Bank Accounts of two companies of Sahara and attachment of its properties ordered by SEBI, the market regulator on February 13, 2013.

International Conference on Traditional Medicine for South-East Asian Countries ended on February 13, 2013 with the adoption of Delhi Declaration.

Mohan ParasaranMohan Parasaran., the Additional Solicitor General was on February 13, 2013 appointed as the Solicitor General of India after Rohinton Nariman resigned.

The India-U.S. Joint Working Group on UN Peacekeeping held its 10th meeting in Washington on February 13, 2013.

The Romanian film Child’s Pose bagged the coveted Golden Bear prize for best film at the 63rd Berlin film festival.

Serena Williams became the new World number one women’s tennis player after reaching Semifinals of Qatar Open Tennis Championship in Doha.

Bangladesh banned the Japanese cartoon Doraemon in the month of February 2013 because of the fears of Hindi invasion.

Ronald Dworkin a renowned American philosopher and a Constitutional Law expert died at the age of 81 in London on February 14, 2013.

Y Bhaskar Rao, the former Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, sworn in as the Lokayukta on February 14, 2013.

Oscar Pistorius, the double-leg-amputee blade runner charged for allegedly shooting dead his girlfriend on February 14, 2013 at his home.

Seventeenth Convocation of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) was held on February 14, 2013 in Bangalore.

India and France on February 14, 2013 agreed to strengthen counter terrorism and intelligence cooperation.

AMR Corporation, parent company of American Airlines as well as US Airways on February 14, 2013 confirmed about their merger plans.

Sanskrit Caravan was launched in New Delhi on February 14, 2013 by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor.

NACO signed MoU with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to Highlight Issues related to AIDS on February 14,  2013.

Russia witnessed a meteorite that weighed more than 10 tonnes and left more than 500 injured above its skies on February 15, 2013.

Girisha Hosanagara NagarajegowdaGirisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda was appointed as the brand ambassador of nutrition company Herbalife on February 15,  2013.

Pakistan tested the nuclear-capable Hatf-II ballistic missile on February 15, 2013. The test was conducted to evaluate the capabilities of Strategic Forces.

India and Bangladesh held Joint Consultative Commission meeting in Dhaka on February 16, 2013 to resolve border dispute.

Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa was re-elected for a third term with more than 50 percent of the vote.

External Affairs Minister of India, Salman Khurshid visited Bangaldesh to be the part of 2nd meeting of India Bangladesh JCC

Australia defeated West Indies by 114 runs to win ICC Women’s World Cup Trophy in the finals on February 17, 2013.

Viswanathan Anand on February 17, 2013 won the Chess Classic trophy after defeating Arkadij Naiditsch from Germany.

Rafael Nadal defeated David Nalbandian in straight sets to win the Brazil Open on February 17, 2013 at Sao Paolo.

The Government of India on February 18, 2013 cancelled the bond auctions worth 12000 crore Rupees.

The President of India Pranab MukherjeeEla Ramesh Bhatt on February 18, 2013 conferred 2011 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development Award to Ela Ramesh Bhatt.

Prime Minister of Tunisia Hamadi Jebali resigned on February 19, 2013 after he failed to reach on an agreement for creating a new government.

The former Union Minister and three times MP for Rajya Sabha, Radhakishan Malviya died at the age of 68 on February 19, 2013.

Government of Rajasthan on February 19, 2013 constituted a task force to control swine flu in the state. The task force will be headed by CK Matthew.

FIFAFIFA confirmed use of the Goal-Line Technology in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil on February 19, 2013, to assist referees in making a firm decision about a goal.

Royal Challengers Bangalore appointed Virat Kohli as the new Captain of the team on February 20, 2013 for the 6th edition of Indian Premier League.

The Kerala Govt. on 20 February 2013 approved Kerala Abkari Act Amendment Ordinance 2013, thus raising age limit for buying or selling liquor from 18 to 21.

Two bombs planted on cycles in Dilsukhnagar of Hyderabad exploded on 21 February 2013 claiming lives of 14 people.

Former LIC chief T. S. Vijayan took over as the Chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) on February 21, 2013.

Ratan Tata, the former head of Tata Group was awarded the life time achievement award 2012 by Ernst & Young on February 21, 2013.

The Union Cabinet of India approved merger of Bharat Heavy Plate & Vessels Ltd. (BHPV) with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on February 21, 2013.

Silk Route Car Rally was flagged off from the Helipad Ground in Salt Lake Stadium, West Bengal on February 22, 2013.

India and Sri Lanka on February 22, 2013 signed two agreements for fighting against international terrorism as well as avoiding double taxation.

Justice Usha Mehra Commission constituted to identify the lapses on Delhi gang rape incident submitted its report to the Government on February 22,2013.

Guidelines for Licensing of New Banks in the Private Sector was released by Reserve Bank of India on February 22, 2013.

Assam became First Indian State to produce over 500 million kg Tea for 2 Years in a Row.

NASA scientists spotted the youngest black hole yet in the Milky Way galaxy called W49B, which is just 1000-years-old.

Hari Shankar Singhania, the leading industrialist died on February 23, 2013 at the age of 79 years. Hari Shankar Singhania was a Padma Bhushan awardee (in 2003).

Marina Erakovic won her first WTA title, US National Indoor Tennis Championship 2013 after beating Germany’s Sabine Lisicki in Memphis on February 23, 2013.

India’s Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie-Mattek Sands won the Dubai Tennis Championship on February 23, 2013.

Silver Linings Playbook won four awards at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on February 24, 2013.

Jelena Jankovic, the former world no. 1 won the WTA Copa Claro Colsanitas Cup 2013 in Bogota, Colombia on February 24, 2013.

Mozilla, the software community which is known for producing the Firefox web browser, launched Web-based Smartphone operating system on February 24, 2013.

61st Cavalry defeated IPG 9-5 ½ in the M3M Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia Gold Cup 2013 to lift the trophy on February 24, 2013.

Nicos AnastasiadesNicos Anastasiades, the centre-right DISY (the Democratic Rally) party leader won the presidential elections of Cyprus on February 24, 2013 with 57.5 percent votes.

Park Geun-hye sworn-in as the first woman President of South Korea on February 25, 2013.

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on February 25, 2013.

Arun Tadanki, the managing director for Yahoo India and South East Asia quit Yahoo on February 25, 2013. He became the Managing Director of Yahoo in May 2009.

Six foreign micro and mini spacecrafts and SARAL were launched successfully by PSLV-C20 rocket on February 25, 2013 from Sriharikota.

Vishwaroop, the CEO, NTPC SAIL Power Company (NSPCL) was conferred with the Exemplary Leader Award in Mumbai on February 25, 2013.

Hot air balloon crashed near Luxor, Egypt on February 26, 2013 because of mid-air gas explosion, which killed 19 tourists.

The Surrey Space Centre (SSC) of the University of Surrey on February 26, 2013 announced that STRaND-1 was launched successfully into space from India.

Delhi became the first state in India to ban the manual scavenging. Delhi on February 26,  2013 banned deployment of cleaning staff for manual sewer cleaning.

Anupam Kher, the veteran Bollywood actor was awarded with the City Proclamation Award in Los Angeles in the last week of February 2013.

Sugata Mitra was awarded the million-dollar TED Prize on February 26,  2013 for pursuing his idea for building the schools in the Internet.

The Government of Japan nominated Haruhiko Kuroda for the designation of next governor of the Central Bank of the country.

Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal presented the Union Railway Budget for 2013-14 in Lok Sabha on February 26, 2013.

The National Capital of India, Delhi emerged as worst place in terms of key parameters of environment in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI).

National Science DayNational Science Day was observed on February 28, 2013. The theme of 2013 was Genetically Modified Crops and Food Security.

Vice Admiral, Anurag G Thapliyal took over as the Director General of the Indian Coast Guard on February 28, 2013.

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27 thoughts on “Current Affairs February 2013: Current Affairs Questions February 2013

  1. Vikash Kumar Singh says:

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