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Fliqi February 2015 Month Current Affairs

 

  • World Economic Forum (WEF) annual winter meeting is organized in January 2015- Davos
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is awarded the best player in 2014 by Federation International the Football Association.
  • Mali country is free from EBOLA virus in January 2015 by World health Organisation.
  • AB Develiers became the fastest centaury in one day international cricket.
  • Mr. S. k. Sinha is appointed the chief Justice of Bangladesh recently. Mr. S. k. Sinha is the first Hindu CJI of Bangladesh.
  • India will host the T-20 cricket world cup in 2016.
  • Paulina Vega got the Miss Universe 2014 Crown.
  • Anupam Shrivastav is appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of BSNL.
  • President of Guyana (Donald ramotaar) is the chief guest of pravasi bharatiya divas 2015.
  • Arvind Pangadiya takes the charge as vice president of NITI Aayoge.
  • The chairman of railway board –A. K. Mittal
  • The chairman of Central Board of film Certification (CBFC)—Pahlaj Nihalani
  • Suresh Prabhu elected Member of Parliament from Rajapur Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra.
  •  In a breakthrough, researchers in Australia have developed the world’s first 3D-printed jet engine that could pave the way for cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient aircraft.
  • Shri H.S. Brahma is set to charge as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India.
  • Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and disclosed that his company will spend USD 250 million (over Rs 1,500 crore) to fund innovations in software and services in India.
  • Eminent free-market economist Arvind Panagariya has been appointed to run Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new policy commission, or NITI Aayog.
  • Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington’s fight against al-Qaeda, has died, He was 90.
  • Kerala Culture Minister K C Joseph on 22 January 2015 announced setting up of the International Institute of Music in Kerala.
  • Giving a big boost to Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), the RBI today said bank overdrafts of up to Rs 5,000 in accounts opened under this financial inclusion mission will be treated as priority sector lending.
  • Vikas Bahl’s coming-of-age drama Queen triumphed at the 60th Film fare awards, winning in key categories including best film, best director and best actress for its lead star Kangana Ranaut.
  • Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespearean tale ‘Haider’ bagged five wins which includes a black lady for Shahid Kapoor in the best actor category and best supporting honours for Tabu and Kay Kay Menon.
  • At Melbourne Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open crown, beating Andy Murray.
  • India observed the 118th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose by paying glowing tribute to his memory at functions held throughout the country.
  • S Jaishankar took charge as Foreign Secretary, replacing Sujatha Singh whose tenure was abruptly curtailed.
  • HDFC Bank, India’s second-largest private bank, is set to introduce a new app, Chillr, which will allow sending money to any contact in their phone books at any time.
  • The Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav launched ‘Jai Kisan Abhiyan’ in Haryana.
  • 18th National Conference on e-Governance was held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 30 January 2015 to 31 January 2015.
  • Dreaded terror group ISIS and all its affiliate organisations, responsible for series of savage attacks and killings in Iraq and Syria.
  • The U.S. government has confirmed that effective May 26, 2015, some holders of the H-4 visa, who are spouses of high-skilled workers on the H-1B visa, will be eligible for work authorisation.
  • Bank of Maharashtra has launched its new mobile banking application – MahaMobile in a bid to make banking simpler for customers.
  • IOB (Indian overseas bank) wins award for PMEGP implementation.
  • AAP govt announces 50% cut in power tariff; 20,000 liters of free water
  • Mamata wants swine flu test lab in Kolkata
  • Maldives arrests ex-president Nasheed for ‘terrorism’
  • US to provide work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders from May 26
  • Southern Railway zone’s first rail museum established at Tiruchi is all set to be inaugurated
  • US asked to allow more H-1B visas and green cards to Indian IT professionals and doctor.
  • US Senate committee confirms Indian-American as federal judge: Amit Privardhan Mehta
  • Arunachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi has emerged to be the front runner for the next Delhi Chief Secretary.
  • The US-India Nuclear Agreement; diplomacy and domestic politics written by :: dinshaw mistry
  • Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan: Government builds 7.1 lakh toilets in January but with less than two months left for the fiscal year to close.
  • Yuvraj Singh set a new record as he emerged as the costliest ever buy in the Indian Premier League by going for a whopping Rs 16 crore to Delhi Daredevils
  • Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew remains on life support in an intensive care unit at a hospital here,
  • Aditya Birla group firm Hindalco Industries has won the Gare Palma IV/5 mine in Chhattisgarh by outbidding companies like BALCO, Sesa Sterlite, Ambuja Cements, which were also vying for the same block.
  • States, including Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal, are set to get over Rs 50,000 crore from the coal blocks sold in the ongoing auction.
  • Gare Palma IV/5 mine was won by Hindaco Industries at Rs 3,502 per tonne.
  • Bharti Airtel Ltd tied-up with UNICEF to provide education content in 17 African countries.
  • Rashad Hussain appointed as US Special Envoy and Coordinator.
  • Union Ministry of Finance has imposed an anti-dumping duty on imports of graphite electrodes used in steel plants for five years. The imposed duty ranges between $278.19 and $922.03 per tonne.
  • Rana Bhagwandas first Hindu Chief Justice of Pakistan passes away.
  • International Mother Language Day (Bhasha Divas) is observed across the world, on 21 February every year.
  • Purnendu Dasgupta, an Indian-American has won 2015 American Chemical Society (ACSs) Division of Analytical Chemistry J. Calvin Giddings Award.
  • A combined military training exercise between India and Nepal begins.
  • The exercise called “Surya Kiran 8th” is being conducted in the foothills of Salaj-handi in Nepal and is a part of ongoing defence cooperation India and Nepal..
  • Ranchi Rays won the third edition of Champions of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) 2015.
  • Economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has won the newly instituted Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize.
  • Ratan Tata has been honoured with an honorary Doctorate of Automotive Engineering by the Clemson University at the South Carolina Automotive Summit
  • Bhelpuri beats burgers just as comprehensively as farsan beats fries.
  • Haldirsam’s revenues, at Rs 3,500 crore, is more than the combined revenue of Domino’s (Rs 1,733 crore) and McDonald’s (Rs 1,390 crore;
  • Economy is likely to grow at a faster pace of 7.4 per cent in the current fiscal as against 6.9 per cent in 2013-14.
  • Vodafone India announced the appointment of Naveen Chopra as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with effect from April 1, 2015..
  • India at the bottom of GIPC (Global Intellectual Property Center) index.
  • HDFC Bank raised Rs 9,880 crore in the largest share sale in the secondary market by a private entity to overseas and domestic investors.
  • In an effort to deepen economic cooperation, Israel has offered its expertise and technological capabilities to India in its ambitious drive to clean up the Ganga.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated American multinational General Electric’s (GE) first manufacturing plant in India.
  • Visakhapatnam will be the first city to be taken up for development as a ‘smart city’ by Cisco Systems, the global IT networking major and the implementing company.
  • The Bihar government decided to provide free education to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and girl students till Post Graduation (PG) level in the state.
  • The Army shooter Vijay Kumar struck gold with a total of 583 points in the national games.
  • The Reserve Bank of India has doubled the eligibility limit for foreign exchange remittances under the Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS) to $250,000 per person per year.
  • Madhya Pradesh has been awarded the 10th national award for excellent work in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act-MGNREGA.
  • France has become the first team in handball history to win five World Championships.
  • RIL and SBI put in a joint application to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to set up a payment bank that can offer services such as remittances and deposits but not loans.
  • The nation’s largest lender SBI, which being a commercial bank could not apply for a payment bank license, will hold 30% in the joint venture. RIL will be the promoter and hold the balance 70%.
  • Officials from 13 countries across Asia are beginning a five-day conference in Nepal to discuss wildlife poaching.
  • Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd, Future Group and Vakrangee Ltd sought permission from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to set up payments banks.
  • A payments bank licence will allow companies to accept deposits of up to Rs.1 lakh and increase payment options, especially for people who have no bank accounts.
  • The new president of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Kanagasabapathy Sripavan as the country’s top lawyer. Sripavan sworn in as Sri Lanka’s 44th chief justice.
  • RBI releases Rs 42,000 crore to fund FY16 growth.

Spotlight of Spectrum Auctions:

  • Most of the spectrum being put up for the auction is presently held by Airtel,
  • Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Reliance Telecom. Their licenses are set to expire in 2015-16.
  • The government expects to garner over Rs 80,000 crore from the sale of radio waves for providing 2G as well as 3G services, going by the reserve price.
  • It has approved the minimum or auction start price for the 2,100 Mega-Hertz band or 3G spectrum, which will garner at least Rs 17,555 crore. The reserve price for auction of 2G spectrum in 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands will fetch the government Rs 64,840 crore.

Anil Ambani led Reliance Communications Ltd (RCOM) has partnered with Facebook to offer free data access to select popular websites for all its customers, existing and new ones.


 

Railway Budget 2015

  • 70% income of the railways from the Freight forwarders.
  • 92% expenditure of Railways is only on self operation from the total income. Then the Indian Railway depends on the central government’s grant for the investment
  • Rs 8.5 Lac crore to be invested in Railways over 5 years, says Suresh Prabhu
  • Four Railway Research Centers to start in four universities: Railway Minister
  • Kisan Yatra- a special travel scheme for farmers finds mention in Rail Minister.
  • 100 DEMUs (Diesel Electric Multiple Unit) to be converted to dual fuels.
  • Plan size raised by 52 per cent to Rs 111,000 crore:
  • 1000MV Solar plants to be set-up by developers on Railway Pvt. Land and on railway building at own cost: RM
  • Rs 6,750 crore allocated for eliminating 3438 level crossings; 970 roads-under bridge and road-over bridge to be constructed.
  • Preparing 5-year corporate safety plan to be ready in 3 months to identify annual quantifiable targets.
  • Feasibility report of high speed train between Mumbai and Ahmadabad expected by mid-2015.
  • Wagon-making scheme to be reviewed to make it easier for private investment; Speed on nine corridors to be increased from 110-130 to 160-200 kms per hour.
  • Four dedicated freight corridors to be completed this year; 6608 kms of track to be electrified.
  • Tickets can now be booked 120 days ahead of travel date, instead of 60 days now, to tackle tout menace,
  • Projects worth Rs 96,182 crore to expand capacity of 9,420 km rail lines.
  • Open Wi-Fi to be available at 400 railway stations; proposal to revamp the station re-development scheme,
  • More general class coaches to be added in identified trains; more AC EMU services for Mumbai suburban section.
  • SMS alert service to be introduced on train arrival/ departure; CCTVs to be introduced in select trains and suburban trains for women safety.
  • We are introducing ‘Operation 5-minute’ to ensure ticketless passenger get regular ticket within five minute of entering station.
  • Investment of Rs 8.50 lakh crore envisaged over the next five years
  • Railways to go through transformation in five years; to increase track capacity by 10 per cent to 1.38 lakh km.
  • We will Increase track length by 20 per cent and passenger carrying capacity from 21 to 30 million.
  • Outlining the budget estimates for the coming year, he proposed a plan outlay of Rs 1, 00,011 crore, an increase of 52 per cent over revised estimate of 2014-15. Passenger earnings growth has been pegged at 16.7 per cent and earnings target budgeted at Rs 50,175 crore.
  • Other coaching and sundries are projected at Rs 4612 crore and Rs 7318 crore. Gross traffic receipts are estimated at Rs 1, 83,578 crore, a growth of 15.3 per cent.
  • The 11 thrust areas include cleanliness, new toilets covering 650 new stations, bio-toilets, national fashion technology to design bed linen, online disposal of bed rolls, and 24×7 helpline number for security related complaints.
  • Freight rate for cement, coal, others hiked by up to 10%
  • Buttons, coin vending machines for railway tickets,
  • 200 more stations to come under Adarsh Station scheme.
  • Wi-Fi connectivity at B category stations.
  • Operating ratio to improve to 88.5% in 2015-16
  • Proposed 77 new projects covering 9,400 km of doubling works.
  • Rs.2, 000 cr for Coastal Connectivity Program; Rs.2, 500 cr through BOT/Annuity route. 1,000-MW solar plant; 100 DEMUs to dual fuel.
  • Will set up ‘Kayakalp’ to help in Technology Up gradation.
  • Framework to facilitate private investment has been readied; MUTP-III, JV with states, PSUs.
  • Corporate safety plans; ISRO to be involved; 3,438 level crossings to be eliminated, railway expenses increased by 2,600%.
  • 917 road under-bridges and over-bridges to be constructed to replace 3,438 railway crossings with Rs. 6,581 crore.
  • 1,330% increase in railway electrification over previous year.
  • Railway connectivity for North Eastern State and J&K — ongoing process major thrust.
  • Fast-track highest priority works. Investment 84% higher; 77 new projects — Doubling, tripling/quadrupling/ electrification.
  • Rs.120 crore provided for lifts and escalators to facilitate movements.
  • Passengers will be able to buy tickets in five minutes; e-catering in 108 trains; SMS on mobile ok for travel.
  • 17,000 bio-toilets in trains; airplane type toilets too.
  • All India 24 X 7 helpline 138 from March 1, 2015; toll-free no: 182 — for security complaints.
  • Goal 1-Customer experience to receive a huge boost, Goal 2 – Safer Travel: Goal 3 -Modernize infrastructure; Goal 4- Indian Railways- Financially self-sustainable.
  • 492 sections of IR -running at a capacity of more than 100%; 228 running between 80-100%.
  • Award of 750 km of civil contracts and 1300 km of system contracts in 2015-16 on Dedicated.
  • Traffic facility work is a top priority with an outlay of Rs. 2374 crore.

 

87th Academy awards:

 

  • Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s for ‘Birdman’,
  • Best Picture: Birdman
  • Actress in a Leading Role: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  • Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne, the Theory of Everything
  • Actress in a Supporting Role: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Actor in a Supporting Role: JK Simmons, Whiplash
  • Foreign Language Film: Ida
  • Writing – Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore, the Imitation Game
  • Writing – Original Screenplay: Alejandro G Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr & Armando Bo, Birdman
  • Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
  • Music – Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, the Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Makeup and Hairstyling: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, the Grand Budapest Hotel
  • READ: Oscar red carpet 2015: Best dressed divas at the event
  • Costume Design: Milena Canonero, the Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Music – Original Song: John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn for ‘Glory’ from Selma
  • Visual Effects: Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher, Interstellar
  • Documentary Short Subject: Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry, Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  • Documentary Feature: Citizen Four
  • Film Editing; Tom Cross, Whiplash
  • Sound Editing: Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, American Sniper
  • Sound Mixing: Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley, Whiplash
  • Production Design: Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration), The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Short Film – Live Action: The Phone Call
  • Short Film – Animated: Feast
  • Animated Feature Film: Big Hero 6




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