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Current Affairs, February 2015 


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28th February:
• Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents the present the 2015/16 federal budget in Lok Sabha.

27th February:
• AB de Villiers scores the fastest 150 runs in ODI History with 64 deliveries.

26th February:
• Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presents the first railway budget of NDA government in Lok Sabha.

25th February:
• Ram Naresh Yadav quits as Madhya Pradesh Governor after a FIR registered against him.

24th February:
• BJP and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decided to form a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir. PDP's Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to Take Oath as J&K Chief Minister on Sunday.
• Rajendra K Pachauri has quit as chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
• Chris Gayle scores the first double century in World Cup history. His partnership with MN Samuels of 372 becomes the highest partnership in ODI history.

23rd February:
• The budget session of Lok Sabha starts from today.
• AAP MLA Ram Niwas Goyal was elected as the Speaker and Bandana Kumari as the Deputy Speaker on Delhi Assembly session.
• The oscar awards for 2015 given today at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Julianne Moore has won the Academy Award for best actress for "Still Alice". Eddie Redmayne won the best actor award for Theory of Everything. The movie Birdman wins the four awards including Best Movie.

21st February:
• Nitish Kumar of the Janata Dal United took oath as Chief Minister of Bihar for fourth times along with 22 ministers.
• Maldives Polices arrested former president Mohamed Nasheed under an anti-terror law for the alleged illegal detention of a judge.

20th February:
• Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned from the post of Chief Minister of Bihar.
• After Indian Independence, for the first time Arunachal Pradesh is connected to the rest of the nation through railway network. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurate the Naharlagun Delhi Rajdhani Express from Itanagar.
• Brendon McCullum scores the fastest fifty in World Cup history with 18 balls. His achievement comes in a match against England.

19th February:
• Five people including two officials of the Petroleum Ministry were arrested for allegedly leaking confidential government documents to energy consultants and corporate.
• India has successfully test-fired nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi II missile with a range of 350 km from Balasore.
• Mumbai's Maratha Mandir theater today run the last show of the blockbuster film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge after continuously running it for 1000 weeks.

17th February:
• The Janata Dal (United) suspended seven ministers supporting Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.
• India born Punit Renjen appointed as the next chief executive of US-based accounting giant Deloitte's global operations.
• Three Indians included into the list of 100 applicants who will move on to the next round of private mission that aims to send people on a one-way trip to Mars in 2024.

16th February:
• Former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra RR Patil died at the age of 57 in Mumbai. He was suffering from cancer.
• India signed a nuclear energy agreement with Sri Lanka.
• The auction for the Indian Premier League (IPL)-8 held in Bangalore.

15th February:
• Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena reaches India on two day official visit.
• The death toll reaches 153 with 11 more died in swine flu in Rajasthan.
• India beat Pakistan by 76 runs in their first match of Cricket World Cup 2015 in Adelaide to keep the unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cup.
• "Taxi" by Iranian director Jafar Panahi won the Golden Bear prize for best film at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.

14th February:
• Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Adami Party takes oath as Delhi Chief Minister.
• The Cricket World Cup 2015 starts from today with the inauguration match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
• England pacer Steven Finn took the first hat-trick of the 2015 World Cup to become the seventh bowler to do so in the history of the event.

13th February:
• Today is observed as World Radio Day.
• Nine passengers died and over 100 were injured after the Bangalore-Ernakulam Intercity Express derailed near the border between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

12th February:
• Pramod Asthana appointed as head of Special Investigation Team to reinvestigate 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

10th February:
• Aam Adami Party gets absolute majority with 67 seats in Delhi Assembly Election. BJP gets 3 seats and none for Congress Party.
• Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi CM on 14th February.

8th February:
• The 57th Annual Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

7th February:
• A record 67.08 per cent turnout was registered in the Delhi assembly polls.
• 20 ministers of Bihar State Government have resigned from their post in order to show their support for Nitish Kumar.
• Eminent Marathi litterateur Bhalachandra Nemade has been chosen for the 50th Jnanpith Award for 2014.
• Indian Bowler Ishant Sharma ruled out of the World Cup as he failed the fitness test.
• Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been cleared to bowl after passing biomechanic tests on his remodelled action, the International Cricket Council (ICC).

5th February:
• 1979-batch IAS officer LC Goyal of Kerala cadre appointed as the Union Home Secretary.

4th February:
• Home Secretary Anil Goswami has been sacked from the post.

1st February:
• Leander Paes and Martina Hingis wins the Australian open Mixed Doubles Title after defeating Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-3.
• Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray by 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-0 to win his fifth Australian Open title.
• Australia wins the final of the one-day international tri-series after defeating England by 112 run.
• TV actor Gautam Gulati wins the Big Boss 8.




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