February 2014 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs February 2014: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of February 2014 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 Microsoft executive Satya Nadella would replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO, two media reports said today, citing sources familiar with the processes of selecting the new leader at the Redmond-based company.
  • Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat on Saturday took oath as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand after he was named for the post by the Congress Party.
  • Hiroyuki Yoshida from Japan and his wife Sandra Smith from US set a new Guinness world record for deepest underwater wedding, tying the knot at 130 metres below the surface in a cave at Song Hong Lake, Trang, Thailand.
  • Another Indian-American has been named to a top academic job with the appointment of Sanjeev Kulkarni as the next dean of the prestigious Princeton University Graduate School.
  • C. A. Subodh Kumar Agrawal is an Indian chartered accountant. He is the incumbent president of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
  • 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.
  • Rakesh Maria, the chief of Mumbai Police’s Anti-Terror Squad, has been named the city’s new top cop. The decision was taken after a high level meeting at Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan’s house.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Prolific Odia poet, essayist, fiction writer and columnist Hara Prasad Das has been selected for the prestigious Moortidevi Award 2013 for his book, Vamsha, a recreation of Mahabharata in the new idiom of contemporary poetry.
  • Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has been nominated for the World Children’s Prize in Sweden for her crusade for education rights for girls.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for 2013, ending Lionel Messi’s four-year run as the world’s best player. Ronaldo scored 69 goals for Real Madrid and Portugal last year.
  • Indian designer Rahul Mishra was named winner of the 2014 International Woolmark Prize. Mishra, gets a prize of 100,000 Australian dollars, or $92,210 at current exchange.
  • Central Bank of India has been awarded the first prize for implementation of Official Language Policy of Government of India in Mumbai Metro area for the year 2013.
Top Education Current Affairs
  • IIT-Delhi achieved the country’s highest position, ranking 42nd in electrical engineering, are among the global top 50 in at least one of the 30 disciplines covered under the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Top Inauguration Current Affairs
  • The country’s first Post Office Savings Bank ATM was inaugurated at the head post office in Chennai by finance minister P Chidambaram on Thursday.

Top India Current Affairs
  • Sikkim has become the first state to achieve more than 100% sanitation in rural and urban households, schools, sanitary complexes and Anganwadi centres, an official releases stated.
  • India has been ranked 140th in the list of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index 2014, whereas China and Pakistan were placed at 175th and 158th position.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • Alexis Martin from Arizona, a 3 years US girl has entered the geniuses club Mensa after scoring an incredible 160 in the IQ test.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Michelle Chapman, from Cornwall became the first person in the United Kingdom to have been prosecuted for “trolling” herself.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • UPA Government on Tuesday approved the composition of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, paving the way for revision of salaries of over 50 lakh Central government employees. The Commission headed by former Supreme Court Judge Ashok Kumar Mathur.
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • Veteran Congress leader Gegong Apang, the second longest serving Chief Minister in the country with a record 22-year tenure, has resigned from the party and joined BJP on Thursday.
Top Science Current Affairs
  • Receding ocean waves have exposed the oldest human footprints in Europe from as far back as 800,000 years ago. Only three other sets of footprints, discovered in Africa, are more ancient.
  • Scientists of Georgia Tech have developed new software to prevent malware from sending spam emails and instant messages while blocking unauthorized money transfers.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • India’s top archer Deepika Kumari was Thursday named the Sportsperson of the Year at the India Sports Awards, presented by FICCI.
  • New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum became the first cricketer to hit 4 test century against India.
  • Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav became the first Indian bowler to grab a hat-trick in the Under-19 World Cup against Scotland on Monday.
  • Adelina Sotnikova of Russia edged out 2010 Olympic champion Yuna Kim to win gold in Sochi on Thursday. Sotnikova is the first Russian woman to win a gold medal in figure skating history.
  • Host nation Russia (33) finished on top of the medal table as the 22nd Winter Olympics came to a close in Sochi on Sunday after 17 days of competition.
Top World Current Affairs
  • China has overtaken India as the world’s largest gold consumer, according to a World Gold Council report released on Tuesday.
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