Page-2 of Current Affairs - February, 2014

Cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara: Brand ambassador of Gujarat Election Commission

India’s middle order batsman, Cheteshwar Pujara has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the Gujarat state Election Commission for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Objective: To encourage young voters of the region to caste their votes in the upcoming elections. Mr. Pujara is known for his discipline, integrity and sense of duty towards his ..

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India and Canada inked 3 pacts to enhance business and cultural ties

India and Canada signed 3 pacts for cooperation in health sector, audio-visual co-production and skill development. Currently, the Governor General of Canada, Mr. David Johnston is on a 9 day visit to India. MoUs signed between India and Canada: The Grand Challenges Canada and Department of Biotechnology will work together to address the global health ..

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Target Accelerator Programme (TAP) launched first accelerator programme for Indian start-ups

The Indian arm of US retailer Target, Target India launched its Target Accelerator Programme in Bangalore to incubate and provide mentoring to its first batch of five technology start-ups. Target will provide funding of up to $30,000 in cash and operational expenses to each of its incubated ventures.  About Target Accelerator Programme (TAP) Objective: Target’s ..

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ISRO: Experimental launch of GLSV Mark III in May/June

The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) would carry out an experimental launch of GSLV Mark III in May/ June. The national space agency, ISRO is also set to send its next satellite IRNSS-1B on board rocket PSLV C24 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in March/April 2014. About Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV ..

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CCEA nod to convert 7,200 km of state roads to highways

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave its nod to convert 7,200 Kms of states roads into national highways. Together with this, during the UPA regime, approx 17,000 km of the state highways converted into national highways. Also, the Cabinet decided to rename “Ennore Port” in Chennai as “Kamarajar Port”.  Note: National Highways Development ..

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Ms Lakshmi Swaminathan : Became first Indian President of Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Ms. Lakshmi Swaminathan became the first Indian to become president of Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for three years. Ms. Swaminathan is the seventh president of the Tribunal. At present, she is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of several public sector undertakings and NSE. About Administrative Tribunal of Asian Development ..

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