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February 11, 2014

Current Affairs Updates - 1st, 2nd and 3rd February 2014


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International Affairs
  • Circassians living in Turkey gather in front of Russian Consulate to protest against the  Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
  • A Bangladeshi court handed down death penalty to 14 people, including the Jamaat-e-Islami chief and a top leader of India's separatist outfit ULFA, in the country's biggest ever weapons haul case.
  • North Korea denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an "Asian Hitler" intent on amassing military power under the guise of ensuring regional stability.
  • From aircraft bombs to cluster munitions and grenades, the Ordnance Disposal Office of the international peacekeeping force in Sudan's war-torn Darfur has found and destroyed them all.
  • Pope Francis has been invited to watch a British film about an Irish woman's tryst with the Catholic Church which banished her to a convent for conceiving a child out of wedlock which she was forced to give up.
National Affairs
  • The Indian government has built 10,250 houses last year for internally displaced people in Sri Lanka's northern and eastern provinces.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a National Mission on High Performance Computing with an outlay of Rs. 4,500 crore.
  • Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has reached Guwahati. This is the Dalai Lama's first official visit to Assam in over 50 years.
  • Food Security scheme for poor families launched in Nagpur.The central government has introduced the scheme for the benefit of poor section of the society and each poor family should get and take benefit of it.
  • Mizoram Law Minister Lalsawta said that the state government was making efforts to meet the deadline of establishing Lokayukta before February 28.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee will launch the National Mission on Libraries (NML), an initiative of the culture ministry to modernise and digitally link public libraries across the country.
  • The Delhi cabinet cleared the final draft of the Jan Lokpal bill.
  • Former President APJ Abdul Kalam inaugurateD the Children’s Science Congress at University of Jammu.
  • Congress leader Harish Rawat sworn in as Uttarakhand's eighth Chief Minister.
  • Janet Yellen has been sworn in to succeed Ben Bernanke, becoming the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history.
  • Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in his New York apartment. He was 46.
  • Virat Kohli slipped a rung but was still the best-placed Indian batsman at fourth in the latest ICC Twenty20 rankings,followed by Suresh Raina at 5th and Yuvraj Singh at 6th.
Mounika Rao

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