Page-4 of Current Affairs - February, 2014

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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Sri Lanka makes graphic warning on cigarette packs mandatory

The Sri Lankan parliament passed a law that makes it mandatory for putting graphic warning on cigarette packs. Under the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act, the three regulations passed to discourage smoking in the country. As per the regulation Pictorial warnings should be printed on the surface of both front and back portions ..

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Online shopping portal for authentic tribal products launched

The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched an online shopping portal for sale of authentic tribal products that will seek to create a ‘niche’ market for indigenous artisans. About the e-commerce portal This online portal is initially open for only Indian shoppers and for international buyers later. Features 69 tribal products viz. textiles, metal artifacts ..

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IMF projected India's FY'15 growth at 5.4%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected 5.4% economic growth for India in 2014-15 and proposed to strengthen the inflation management polices and doing away with supply bottlenecks for better GDP. The IMF forecast: Consumer prices based inflation is expected to remain near double-digits in 2014-15, driven by high food inflation that feeds into wages and ..

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“Patna” – World's Longest Free Wi-Fi Zone in India

The Chief Minister of Bihar, Mr. Nitish Kumar unveiled the world’s longest free Wi-Fi zone at the e-Bihar summit in Patna.  The free Wi-Fi zone stretched nearly 20 km between the National Institute of Technology (NIT) at the eastern end of the Ashok Rajpath and Danapur at the western end of the state capital, Patna. ..

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