February 2010 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs February 2010: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of February 2010 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
  • Sharad Chandra Sinha, special director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, has been appointed as the second chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), succeeding RV Raju who retired in Janurary.
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has named Dr Poonam Alaigh, director, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, New Jersey, as the commissioner of the state Health and Senior Services Department, a cabinet post.
  • Senior BJP leader L K Advani was elected unopposed the working chairman of the National Democratic Alliance till incumbent Atal Bihari Vajpayee recovers from ill-health while acting NDA convenor Sharad Yadav has been elected as the convenor.
  • Kiran Ahuja, the founding executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, has been appointed by President Barack Obama as executive director of the White House Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Dr Seshadri Ramkumar, who is working to open a new world of nonwoven fabrics and advanced materials for industrial and personal use, has been awarded the Texas Tech University System's Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award.
  • The University of Cambridge is all set to welcome the first three outstanding Indian students who have been awarded scholarships named after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who graduated from the university in the 1950s.
  • Dr Aniruddha Ganguly, who is on the faculty at the Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, was honored with the Bharat Gaurav award and given a certificate of excellence by the India International Friendship Society in New Delhi.
Top Collaboration Current Affairs
  • The United States-India civilian nuclear deal, which the Obama administration has been accused in some quarters of not being fully committed to -- US President Barack Obama issued a memorandum certifying the agreement between India and the International Atomic Energy Agency of the Safeguards Agreement on India's civilian nuclear facilities.
  • A new networking website has been launched for Indian alumni and students in Australia -- www.MyOzNetwork.com.This is another initiative supported by the Australian government to enhance the experience of international students in Australia.
  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his US counterpart Barack Obama are keen on the earliest signing of a key nuclear arms control pact after missing the December 2009 deadline, according to the Kremlin.
  • Terrorism will be high on the agenda of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his three-day visit to Saudi Arabia when the two countries will sign an extradition treaty.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • At its 27th annual lunar new year celebration January 23, the Asian American Coalition of Chicago honored Harinder Paul Singh, chief executive officer, Management and Information Technology Solutions, Inc; and Ashika Kalra, senior, Saint Charles East High School, Saint Charles, Illinois.
  • South African President Jacob Zuma has acknowledged the role of the Indian community in his State of the Nation address at the opening of the Parliament in Cape Town.
  • The Indo-Pak foreign secretary-level talks are likely to go ahead as per schedule on February 25 despite the Pune bomb blast, with the incident expected to sharpen focus on the issue of terror that India is poised to raise.
  • After being held in captivity for more than three months by Somali pirates, seven out of 22 Indian crew members of the Panama-flagged cargo vessel 'Al Khaliq' returned safely in Mumbai.
  • The Army alleged that revenue records that had shown a 69-acre land in Pune belonging to military since 1918, were changed in 2008 in favour of certain individuals. 'Survey No 233A of Lohegaon village, Pune is a plot of 69 acres of defence land.

Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Writer Dick Francis, famous for his horse racing-based crime novels, is dead. He was 89.He breathed his last in his home in the Cayman Islands.
  • Veteran Jan Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh, who was also associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for a long time, passed away evening at the Sadguru Seva Sangh hospital at Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh. He was 95.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Five operatives of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed, including its Pakistani coordinator in Bangladesh who was also a recruiter for operations in India, was nabbed in Dhaka.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lambasted the Jammu and Kashmir government for recommending Ghulam Mohammad Mir, a counter-insurgent for Padma Shri award.Mir figured on the list of awardees for the prestigious award for this year.
  • Nitin Gadkari, who takes pride in calling himself 'a RSS swayamsevak to the core', was formally elected unopposed as the ninth president of the Bhartiya Janata Party to lead it for the next 3 years, six weeks after he took over the reigns from Rajnath Singh as the acting president.
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • Pakistan's Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin resigned following months of strained relations with other members of the federal Cabinet, saying he was stepping down to focus on his private business interests.
Top Social Current Affairs
  • West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has announced that 10 percent reservation in jobs would be given to socially, educationally and economically backward Muslims.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • India 'successfully' test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile with a range of more than 3,000 km from the Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast, on Sunday.
Top World Current Affairs
  • Targeting the large number of Hindus in the United States, an Atlanta-based company headed by an Indian-American has launched a series of custom-made postage stamps depicting Hindu gods and goddesses.
  • Russia said that it reserves the right to hit back with nukes in case of an aggression, in a new doctrine which may be a veiled warning to China besides containing rising NATO powers at its borders.
  • Thousands of American, Afghan and British troops launched an attack on the watery Taliban fortress of Marja.
  • In a public poll conducted by renowned US polling organisation Gallup, Americans have placed India sixth on the annual ratings of 20 countries, which have been in the news for the last one year.
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