Page-4 of Current Affairs - February, 2014

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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Sochi 2014: Russia topped medal table as Winter Olympics came to an end

The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, held in Sochi, Russia. Host nation Russia finished on top of the medal table by winning 33 medals in the tournament. Top five Countries who topped the list: Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze 1 Russia (RUS)* 13 11 9 2 Norway (NOR) 11 ..

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Ashok Kumar Mathur-7th Pay Commission: Cabinet approved merger of 50% DA with Pay and 7th Pay Commission Terms of Reference

In order to benefit over 50 lakh employees and over 30 lakh pensioners, the Union Cabinet approved terms of reference for seventh pay commission. This includes merging dearness allowance above 50% with basic pay. At present, Dearness Allowance (DA) is around 90% of basic pay and another hike of 10% is expected soon. DA is ..

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