Top News Headlines of 15 February 2014


Breaking news of 15 February 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Fast bowler Ishant Sharma confounded critics on Thursday by claiming his second five wicket haul in two matches, to help India bowl out New Zealand for 192 in the second cricket Test between the two sides.
  • Providing relief to the common man, inflation in January eased to an eight-month low of 5.05 per cent, helped by a moderation in food prices.
  • The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and all states on a PIL seeking its direction to them to frame guideline to protect the people from north eastern states in various parts of the country against alleged racial discrimination.
  • Oinam Bembem Devi was conferred with the best Woman Football player of the Year award at the FICCI Federation house.
  • State Bank of India (SBI), on Friday, reported a 34.21 per cent fall in its net profit at Rs.2,234 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2013, against Rs.3,396 crore in the year ago period.
  • The government has received bids worth over Rs 61,162 crore from “extremely successful” spectrum auction that ended today after 10 days, during which eight telecom companies slugged it out for radio waves in 900 Mhz and 1800 Mhz bands.
  • A 17-year-old schoolgirl was allegedly raped by her friend, brutalized and dumped at a hospital in south Delhi on Friday.
  • The Delhi High Court on Friday agreed to hear a PIL challenging the subsidy given by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to persons who did not pay their power bills from October 2012 to December 2013.
  • Three back-to-back incidents of blasts within a span of 20 minutes created a panic-like situation in the Capital on Friday. Senior Delhi Police officers clarified that the incidents involved domestic cylinders and a fridge compressor, and had no link to each other or to a possible terror attack.
  • Gunday is a 2014 Indian action crime thriller film written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Aditya Chopra. The film featured Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Irrfan Khan in pivotal roles.
  • Directorate of Education, Delhi, has taken note of complaints related to the surprisingly large number of transfer case applications and issued a set of guidelines for schools “in order to eliminate malpractices”.
  • The Supreme Court on Friday approved Delhi Metro’s bidding process to buy 486 coaches for Rs 3,500 crore, fined Siemens Rs 5 lakh for a frivolous challenge while censuring the urban development ministry’s attempt to bypass the judicial monitoring.
  • The Maharashtra State Waqf Board has issued an eviction notice to Videocon Industries, which, the board says, has been using its 21.23 acre Aurangabad land to run its industrial unit.
  • Allahabad mayor Abhilasha Gupta was Friday arrested and produced before the lower court in connection with a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against her and Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi, her husband and former BSP minister.
  • The Chartered Accountants Institute has a new President in K Raghu. Raghu, who was Vice-President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), was today elected the President of the second largest accountancy body in the world.
  • Malay Mukherjee, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, IFCI limited has been elected as new chairman on the board of Governors of Management development institute, gurgaon.
  • Activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a fast demanding repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for the last 14 years, has rejected Aam Admi Party (AAP)’s offer to contest the ensuing Lok Sabha polls under its banner from Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat.
  • Himachal Pradesh police have registered an FIR against yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth after their probe established that the trust, in connivance with some district administration officials, acquired 28 acres of land at a site other than the approved one in Solan district.
  • An American study has found new evidence that male homosexuality is influenced by genes but environmental and social factors also play a role.
  • 15 people, including 11 alleged terrorists, were killed in a suicide attack Friday by Islamic militants in China’s volatile Xinjiang province that coincided with a visit here by US Secretary of State John Kerry.
  • Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigned Friday in a fast-paced political drama in Rome that paves the way for 39-year-old centre-left leader Matteo Renzi to take his place.
  • Financial markets cheered as Letta submitted his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano after just 10 tumultuous months at the head of a fragile coalition with the centre-right in which he struggled with a rampant economic crisis.
  • Japanese auto firm Nissan today terminated its agreement with Hover Automotive India for exclusive sales, marketing and distribution of Nissan branded vehicles and parts in India, ahead of the market launch of its Datsun brand in the country.
  • Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) on Friday reported a 10 per cent rise in profit after tax at Rs. 533 crore for the third quarter that ended in December 2013, on account of sales growth despite a “flat market”.
  • Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh for a second straight thrilling win on the last ball to sweep their Twenty20 series 2-0 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Friday. Perera and Sachitra Senanayeke held their nerve in the last over to score the required nine runs for Sri Lanka to win by three wickets, 123-7 after bowling out Bangladesh for 120 with a ball to spare.
  • David Warner starred with a sixth Test century as Australia moved into a position of outright dominance on day three of the first Test against South Africa in Centurion. At stumps, Australia was 3 for 288 with Shaun Marsh (44 not out) and Michael Clarke (17 not out) at the crease, leading the Proteas by a massive 479 runs.
  • The All India Football Federation (AIFF) was on Thursday named the best National Sports Federation, while Indian captain Sunil Chhetri bagged the Footballer of the Year award at the Indian Sports awards.
  • Delhi along with rest of the North India is shivering as icy winds have left people battling with bone chilling cold. On Wednesday the maximum temperature plummeted to 9.8 degrees Celcius, the lowest in 44 years.
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Friday resigned after failing to table the Jan Lokpal bill in the assembly, ending 49 days of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rule in the capital.
  • Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, lying in a coma in a French hospital since a December skiing accident, has overcome a lung infection, German daily Bild reported on Friday.
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