February 2012 Current Affairs and Top Latest Major Events of India and World


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Current Affairs of 01 February 2012:

  • Reserve Bank of India has said that all private sector banks will now be considered eligible to handle any Central or State Government business at par with public sector banks. Till now, only three private banks, namely ICICI Bank Ltd, HDFC Bank Ltd and Axis Bank Ltd were appointed by RBI as its agents to carry out limited general banking business. In a notification issued from Mumbai yesterday, RBI said that this move would improve customer convenience by increasing the number of customer service outlets. — February 1, News On AIR
  • French firm Dassault Aviation bagged India’s biggest-ever military contract for supplying 126 Rafale combat aircraft for the Air Force. It edged out European rival EADS in the deal. The French firm was declared as the lowest bidder. It will get the contract under India’s defence procurement procedure. The deal is worth our ten billion dollars. — February 1, News On AIR

Current Affairs of 02 February 2012:

  • India and Sri Lanka held the first defence dialogue that focused on regional security situation and maritime security in the Indian Ocean region. The inaugural defence dialogue, to be an annual feature, was led by the Defence Secretaries of both the countries in New Delhi. — February 2, News On AIR
  • India, Japan and China have entered into a pact to share data to achieve the most efficient use of Naval Forces present in the Indian Ocean Region. The initiative is known as the Shared Awareness and Deconfliction. Talking to reporters in New Delhi, Naval spokesperson Admiral Monty Khanna said that the initiative began functioning from first of last month. — February 2, News On AIR

Current Affairs of 03 February 2012:

  • The Enforcement Directorate, ED has filed a charge sheet against the sacked Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Commission or OC, Suresh Kalmadi alongwith five of his colleagues for alleged financial irregularities in the Queens Baton Relay event held in 2009 in London. Our correspondent reports that the chargesheet was filed in New Delhi under the Foreign Exchange Management Act for violating Reserve bank of India Guidelines while making payments in the conduct of the Queens Baton Relay. — February 3, News on AIR
  • United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called on Israel to open the Gaza crossings and to lift the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip, since 2006. At a press conference, after a visit to an United Nations Refugee Welfare Association housing project in the Gaza strip, he lamented that many projects are on hold due to closure of the crossings and ban on entry of necessary material by Israel. The UN Secretary General urged both Israel and Palestine to resume the stalled peace talks. — February 3, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 04 February 2012:

  • “This inference should not be drawn that they [the CBI] are not doing it [2G scam investigation] properly. Fact of the matter is many people are behind bars.” — February 4, The Hindu
  • Prime Minister David Cameron has re-affirmed Britain’s decision to continue its aid programme to India, amidst a row sparked by some ruling Conservative MPs demanding an end to it, and reports that India did not need it. — February 4, The Hindu

Current Affairs of 05 February 2012:

  • The economic growth is likely to fall to a three-year low of 6.9 per cent in 2011-12, mainly due to sharp slowdown in manufacturing, agriculture and mining sectors, against 8.4 per cent expansion in the last fiscal. — February 5,The Hindu
  • The U.S. has closed its embassy in Syria and Britain recalled its ambassador to Damascus in a new Western push to get President Bashar Assad to leave power and halt the murderous grind in Syria now among the deadliest conflicts of the Arab Spring. — February 5, The Hindu

Current Affairs of 06 February 2012:

  • S&P cautioned India that its sovereign credit rating could tilt slightly towards ‘negative’ if effective action was not taken to counter “the balance of risk factors” emanating from economic uncertainties at home and abroad.— February 6, The Hindu
  • Prime Minister David Cameron has re-affirmed Britain’s decision to continue its aid programme to India, amidst a row sparked by some ruling Conservative MPs demanding an end to it, and reports that India did not need it. — February 6, The Hindu

Current Affairs of 07 February 2012:

  • Facebook India today filed its compliance report before the Delhi court, which had ordered it along with 21 other websites, to remove objectionable content from their websites. Google India also told the court that it has removed certain web pages from the Internet on which objections were raised by the petitioners. — February 7, News on AIR
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Current Affairs of 08 February 2012:

  • The Union Railway minister Mr. Dinesh Trivedy will hold discussion with the Chhattisgarh government today in Raipur regarding the extension of railway services in the state. The Railway Minister will take stock of several projects which include setting up of a railway freight corridor in this mineral-rich state.— February 8, News On AIR
  • Chasing a victory target of 234 set by Sri Lanka, India were 14 for 1 in 2.3 overs in the second one day international at Perth. Earlier, opting to bat, Sri Lanka scored 233 for eight in stipulated 50 overs at WACA Ground. Dinesh Chandimal made highest 64 runs and Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 48 runs for Sri Lanka. R Ashwin took 3 wickets while Zahir Khan claimed 2. — February 8,News On AIR

Current Affairs of 09 February 2012:

  • The Madhya Pradesh government has transferred eight IAS officers including three district collectors in the state. — February 9, Times of India
  • In Pakistan, four people were killed in a drone attack in North Waziristan in the wee hours today. Geo News reported the unmanned aircraft continue hovering over the North Waziristan. Yesterday, ten people were killed and several others injured in the drone strike in NWA. — February 9, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 10 February 2012:

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh directs Central Ministries to give top priority to the Dedicated Freight Corridor Project; PMO to directly monitor progress of the project. — February 10, News on AIR
  • In Syria, at least 126 people killed in violence across the country. — February 10, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 11 February 2012:

  • Corporate Affairs Minister M Veerappa Moily has said that the National Competition Policy would be in place by next month-end. Speaking at ‘India Corporate and Investor Meet’, organised by his Ministry and CII in Bangalore yesterday, Mr. Moily said, he would soon move the Cabinet and will have the National Competition Policy by March 31. Mr. Moily said, he expects this policy to trigger the second generation of reforms after 1991. — February 11,News on AIR
  • New Maldives President rejects calls by his predecessor for snap elections to end political stand-off. — February 11, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 12 February 2012:

  • Election Commission seeks President’s intervention in alleged defiance of its orders by Law Minister Salman Khurshid over sub-quota for minorities.— February 12, News On AIR
  • India-born Nobel laureate Amartya Sen selected for the 2011 US National Humanities Medal. — February 12, News On AIR

Current Affairs of 13 February 2012:

  • Campaigning for the third phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh ends this evening; Polling on Wednesday. — February 13, News on AIR
  • India and the UK will seek to deepen bilateral ties during a five-day visit of the British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Jeremy Browne, to New Delhi beginning today. Mr Browne, who will be on his second trip to India since assuming office in May 2010, will discuss current bilateral and international priorities during his visit. — February 13, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 14 February 2012:

  • Law Minister Salman Khurshid has written a letter to the Election Commission of India saying that the controversy created by his remarks on Minority subquota was unintentional. — February 14, News on AIR
  • The U.S state department says that the United States and North Korean officials will meet on 23 February to discuss Pyongyang ‘s controversial nuclear programme. — February 14, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 15 February 2012:

  • India has got support of China, Brazil and South Africa, together called Basic, to counter European Union’s carbon tax on airlines flying into Europe— February 15, Hindustan Times
  • Russian authorities say three police were killed and six injured in a clash with militants in the mountains near the Chechnya-Dagestan provincial border in southern Russia. — February 15, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 16 February 2012:

  • Third phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls in 56 constituencies begins amidst tight security. — February 16, News on AIR
  • India and Saudi Arabia to set up Joint Working Group on Defence co-operation. — February 16, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 17 February 2012:

  • BJP-Shiv Sena alliance set to retain its hold over Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. — February 17, News on AIR
  • US President Barak Obama is sending his top advisor Tom Donilon to Israel at a time when speculation is rife about a possible Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. — February 17, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 18 February 2012:

  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee stayed away from the inauguration programme of the NSG hub in Kolkata by P Chidambaram today, reemphasizing her protest against the proposed NCTC that she argued, violates the spirit of federalism. — February 18, Hindustan Times
  • As the US imposed new sanctions against Iran, Washington said it was talking to India, Pakistan, Russia, and China about what they can do, particularly to wean themselves from Iranian crude — February 18, Hindustan Times
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Current Affairs of 19 February 2012:

  • A nationwide immunization campaign for Polio is on today; More than 17 crore children being administered polio drops. — February 19, News on AIR
  • In Pakistan, at least eight people were killed and several others injured in a blast that hit the country’s north-west tribal area of Khyber Agency, bordering Afghanistan, this morning. A local Urdu TV channel has reported this. The nature of the blast is not yet known. — February 19, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 20 February 2012:

  • The Delhi Police have prepared a list of more than two dozen markets, which deal in the sale of magnet, to trace the bomber who had placed the ‘sticky bomb’ on the Innova car of an Israeli embassy diplomat last Monday.— February 20, Hindustan Times
  • Eurozone finance ministers meet in Brussels today with time running out if they are to close a new 230-billion-euro ($300 billion) bailout package for Greece and avert a chaotic default. — February 20, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 21 February 2012:

  • On Tuesday, Meira Kumar will become the first Lok Sabha speaker to visit Pakistan in an official delegation. She told Saubhadra Chatterji how this parliamentary diplomacy will strengthen Indo-Pak people-to-people ties.— February 21, Hindustan Times
  • Tehran is considering extending an oil embargo on France and Britain to other European countries, a semiofficial Iranian news agency reported today.— February 21, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 22 February 2012:

  • The bridge over river Yamuna near Kalpi town is considered the gateway to Bundelkhand. Rajesh Kumar Singh reports. — February 22, Hindustan Times
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has been questioned by French police as a suspect in a prostitution ring inquiry, a prosecutor has said. — February 22, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 23 February 2012:

  • Sensex swings between green and red in afternoon trade; Rupee appreciates 9 paise to 49.21 rupees against dollar. — February 23, News on AIR
  • The Indo-Russian pair of Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina storms into the quarterfinals of Women’s Doubles main draw event in the Dubai Open Tennis Tournament. — February 23, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 24 February 2012:

  • Coming down heavily on the Centre and Delhi Police, the SC on Thursday ordered the prosecution of police personnel involved in the crackdown on Ramdev and his supporters at Ramlila Maidan on June 5 last year. — February 24, Hindustan Times
  • Diplomats from the US and North Korea held talks on issues like disarmament here today resuming bilateral talks for the first time since the death of Kim Jong Il in December. — February 24, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 25 February 2012:

  • Home Minister writes to ten Chief Ministers on National Counter Terrorism Centre issue; says countering terrorism is a shared responsibility. — February 25, News on AIR
  • Syrians are to vote on Sunday on a new constitution that could end five decades of single-party rule, although the opposition has called a boycott amid a bloody crackdown on dissent. — February 25, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 26 February 2012:

  • India to take on Australia in the tri-series one day international cricket match at Sydney today. — February 26, News on AIR
  • NATO decides to withdraw its security personnel deployed at Afghan Ministries following killing of two US officers in Kabul. — February 26, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 27 February 2012:

  • Indian men’s Hockey Team qualifies for Olympics after eight years defeating France 8-1 in the qualifying final. — February 27, News on AIR
  • Syria holds referendum on new constitution amidst killing of 34 people; Opposition and Western nations call the opinion poll a farce. — February 27,News on AIR

Current Affairs of 28 February 2012:

  • Supreme Court directs the Centre to implement the interlinking of rivers project in a time-bound manner. — February 28, News on AIR
  • European Union slaps fresh sanctions on Syria; Referendum for a new constitution draws overwhelming response. — February 28, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 29 February 2012:

  • In a major operation, Delhi Police has arrested two suspected LeT terrorists who were allegedly planning to carry out terror strikes in the capital targeting vital installations and VVIPs. — February 29, Hindustan Times
  • Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could be classified as a war criminal, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said as the United Nations announced more than 7,500 civilians had been killed by his forces since the start of the revolt.— February 29, Hindustan Times

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