Current Affairs Notes & Current Affairs : February 14, 2010

Events & Happenings:
Rajasthan: Vintage Car Rally, Jaipur

The Jaipur Vintage Car Rally occurs annually in the month of January or February to preserve the heritage of the country. A congregation of old model cars of the yesteryears out of which some most popular vintage car models come to participate in this rally. This year more than 100 vintage cars took part in the rally which was the 12th version of the event. Major attraction was 1968 white Mercedes belonging to the late Rajmata Gayatri Devi.

The rally is organized by Rajputana Automotive Sports Car Club (RASCC) in association with the Rajasthan Tourism Department. 2010 rally featured Mercedes models ranging from 1936 to 1971, 14 different classic Jaguars, Cadillac, Daimler, Austin, Chrysler, Studebaker, Humber, Erskine, Ford Mustang and a 1938 model Fiat.

National Updates:

Bihar : New Bihar state unit Chief of JD-U Vijay Choudhary
New Bihar state unit Chief of JD-U is Vijay Choudhary, who has been appointed by Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav. He replaces Rajeev Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh. Rajeev Ranjan Singh had resigned on February 1.

IIM-A – Cohort System
IIM-A sees a new placement process being conducted over continuous weekends which are called “cohorts”. Each cohort hosts firms which offer similar roles, opportunities, offers, profiles, salaries, locations etc. Several cohorts comprise a cluster. This is a new placement system, which continues for about six to eight weeks. In the earlier system recruiting companies came together at the campus to interview eligible candidates and complete the selection process at a stretch over continuous three to five days.

The first weekend gathering of cohort-based placement season was held at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad (IIM-A) ended on Sunday , February 14, 2010. The first cluster had companies across four cohorts – international investment banks, global strategy consulting, and global niche consulting and private equity/venture capital. It offered 50 openings.

Punjab : Who was Baba Moti Ram Mehra?
Baba Moti Ram Mehra was an ardent devotee and servant of Guru Gobind Singh. Following is a short story of this great martyr:

Mata Gujri and Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh (two sons of Guru Gobind Singh) were kept under at arrest at Thanda Burj by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (under Mughal Governor of Sirhind, Wazir Khan), before they were martyred. Baba Moti Ram Mehra entered secretly to this Thanda Burj and served milk & water to the trio for 3 days.

After Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh martyred and Mata Gujri also left this world, it came in the knowledge of Mughals (Nawab Wazir Khan) that Baba Moti Ram Mehra had served them milk & water for 3 days. Baba Moti Ram Mehra accepted this bravely and the Mughals arrested him and his family including his son & his grandmother. They all together were sentenced to death by being squeezed in a Kohlu (oil press).

On February 14, 2010 at a state level function in Punjab, the Punjab Government announces to raise a Commemorative memorial in the memory of the great martyr at Sri Fatehgarh Sahib.

‘Bharat Swabhimaan’ Andolan
This is a crusade of Baba Ramdev against corruption and political nepotism.
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Karnatka: Ranganathittu Bird Sancutary
Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary is located in Mandya District of Karnataka. Comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri River. In 2009 Salim Ali Interpretation centre was opened in this century. Now the Department of Forest of the state comes up some new plans to provide additional amenities for tourists.

2010 PTT Pattaya Open (results)
20th edition of the PTT Pattaya Open (formerly known as the Pattaya Women’s Open) was 2010 PTT Pattaya Open which was part of the International category on the 2010 WTA Tour. It was held in Pattaya City, Thailand from February 8 through February 14, 2009.

The winners are as follows:
Vera Zvonareva (Russia) who defeated Tamarine Tanasugarn (Thailand)

Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) & Tamarine Tanasugarn (Thailand) who defeated Anna Chakvetadze & Ksenia Pervak (Both from Russia)

MRF Formula 1600 Challenge Champion – Aswin Sundar
Ashwin Sundar has emerged as the the overall champion of the first MRF Formula 1600 Challenge winning the last two races in the third and the final leg at the Madras Motor Sports Club.

Vera Zvonareva’s image source

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 7:28 am

    there was also one question
    how much of gdp does india spend on edu
    ansewer is 6%


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