Page-3 of Current Affairs - February, 2014

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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ATP Delhi open: Somdev Devvarman wins single's title, Saketh Myneni and Sanam Singh win doubles title

India’s top singles star, Somdev Devvarman won his third ATP Challenge Tennis title after beating top seed Aleksandr Nedovyesov by 6-3, 6-1 in the final in New Delhi. Saketh Myneni, lifted the men’s doubles title with Sanam Singh and they put a bow on the Indian swing with doubles titles in the capital city of New Delhi.

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“e-wallet Scheme” launched by IRCTC

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) launched e-Wallet Scheme to make payment process fast and to reduce transaction failures due to bank payment related problems. (IRCTC is a public sector undertaking of the Ministry of Railways). At present, one has to make the payment for the fare of the ticket, while booking e-ticket, through ..

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Whistleblowers Protection Bill 2014: Passed by Parliament to encourage those disclosing information on corrupt public servants

The Parliament of India approved the Whistleblowers Protection Bill 2014 to set up a mechanism to encourage persons for disclosure of information on corruption or willful misuse of power by public servants. The bill also seeks to provide punishment for false or frivolous complaints. Recently, the Rajya Sabha gave its nod to the bill without ..

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