Page-3 of Current Affairs - February, 2014

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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Mr. Rishang Keishing: India's oldest Parliamentarian retired after serving seven decades

India’s oldest parliamentarian, Mr. Rishang Keishing (94) decided to retire after serving the nation for seven decades. His term at Rajya Sabha (the Upper House of Parliament) ends on April 9, 2014. Mr. Keishing started his political career as a socialist and became the member of the first Lok Sabha in 1952 after being elected ..

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M.P.Bezbaruah Committee: For protection of rights of North Eastern people

The Union Government expanded Bezbaruah panel to look into the various kinds of concerns of the persons hailing from the North Eastern States, who are living in different parts of the country, especially the Metropolitan areas, and to suggest suitable remedial measures which could be taken by the Government. Four new members drafted in the ..

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“SOMAH Solution- to preserve donated organs”; developed by Indian origin doctor Dr. Hemant Thatte

An Indian origin doctor, Dr. Hemant Thatte developed a 21-chemical solution known as SOMAH Solution that could preserve a donated organ for up to a week before a transplant. Dr. Hemant Thatte is a senior cardiovascular surgeon at HarvardUniversity. What is SOMAH Solution? SOMAH Solution in Sanskrit means elixir of immortality. The new preservative that ..

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