February 2009 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs February 2009: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of February 2009 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Senior IPS officer from Rajasthan A S Gill will take charge as the new director general of the Central Reserve Police Force, the world's largest paramilitary force, from March one after V K Joshi retires.
  • US President, Barack Obama, on Thursday appointed an Indian American to his new advisory council on inter faith relationships.
  • King Abdullah has appointed Norah al-Faiz as deputy minister with special responsibility for female education. She will report to Prince Faisal bin Abdullah, who has been appointed as the education minister.This is the first time that a woman has been appointed to the government in the orthodox Islamic kingdom.
  • US President Barack Obama nominated former Governor of Washington Gary Locke as his Commerce Secretary on Wednesday.
  • Punjab Director General of Police N P S Aulakh has been appointed as the new chief of the elite National Security Guards and will assume charge on March 1.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Satyam Computer Services Limited has been awarded new business in the manufacturing space by a fire suppression technologies and advanced building support systems major.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • The meeting of the six-member Satyam Board, which started in Hyderabad on Wednesday, has been extended till Thrusday.The board is expected to finalise and announce the names of the new Satyam Computer Services CEO and CFO on Thursday.
  • US President Barack Obama has signed into law the $787 billion economic stimulus package, which according to him would rejuvenate the American economy and create as many as three to four million jobs in the next two years.
Top India Current Affairs
  • With the country's long coastline increasingly becoming vulnerable to terror attacks, Home Minister P Chidambaram will visit Maharashtra and Kerala on Monday to review the security situation in the two coastal states.
  • Union minister of railways Lalu Prasad announced that a pre-feasibility study to run bullet train between Delhi and Patna will start soon.
  • United Progressive Alliance chairperson, Sonia Gandhi inaugurates the new terminal for the Srinagar international airport from where the first direct flight to Dubai was undertaken.
  • With 196 of its languages listed as endangered, India, a nation with great linguistic diversity, tops the UNESCO's list of countries having maximum number of dialects on the verge of extinction. India is closely followed by the US which stands to lose 192 languages and Indonesia, where 147 are in peril.

Top Politics Current Affairs
  • The Samajwadi Party which has performed miserably in the last Madhya Pradesh assembly elections suffered another jolt on Sunday, when nearly two-dozen of its leaders resigned from the party's primary membership protesting against appointment of Jhansi member of Legislative Assembly, Deepnarayan Singh Yadav as the state party president.
  • Veteran Awami League leader Zillur Rahman, a close aide to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was on Wednesday declared as the country's new President by the country's election commission, more than a month after his party swept the landmark general elections.
  • Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishen may soon join the increasing number of celebrities who have become poster boys for political parties in the run-up to the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Top Science Current Affairs
  • Scientists at India's National Dairy Reserach Institute on Thursday said they have cloned the world's first buffalo calf using a technique superior to the one used in cloning 'Dolly' -- the sheep.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Cricket will be included in next year's South Asian Games, to be staged in Dhaka. 'India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal have already agreed to participate in cricket,' Kutubuddin Ahmed, secretary-general of the Bangladesh Olympic Association.
  • Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi won the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open, beating Nathalie Dechy (France) and Andy Ram (Israel) 6-3, 6-1 in the final in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon.
  • Venus Williams won her 40th singles title on Saturday by defeating unseeded Virginie Razzano 6-4, 6-2 to win the Dubai Championships.
  • Pakistan captain Younis Khan on Tuesday set a plethora of records on his way to an unbeaten 306 on the fourth day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at the National Stadium in Karachi.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • The 'world's cheapest laptop', developed in India, was unveiled by Union Minister for Human Resources Development Arjun Singh at the Tirupati temple on Tuesday evening. The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, will be priced at around $10 to $20 (about Rs 500 to Rs 1,000.
  • The logo of the terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen was created by a Pune-based engineer, according to the prime suspects of the twin blasts in Hyderabad.
  • In a first-ever such accident, a British and a French nuclear submarine, both carrying nuke warheads, collided in the Atlantic Ocean earlier this month, but there was no loss of life.
  • Maharashtra Telephone Nigam Limited will launch its 3G services in Mumbai by early April, overshooting its earlier intentions of launching services by February-end. MTNL had launched 3G services in the capital in December 2008.
Top World Current Affairs
  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said on Wednesday he intended to set up an international commission to probe the assassination of former Pakistani premier Benazir Bhutto during a meeting with her widower, President Asif Ali Zardari.
  • India and Bangladesh on Monday signed two agreements to further cement their trade and investment ties as External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee hailed the recent upward swing in bilateral relations.
  • The foreign ministers from Pakistan and Afghanistan are arriving in Washinton D.C next week for consultations, as part of United States' efforts to contact high-level leaders from the region to frame its new Afghan policy.
  • External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has decided to skip the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Foreign Ministerial meeting in Colombo on Friday and in his absence his deputy E Ahamed would represent India at the meet.
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