Page-38 of Current Affairs - February, 2015

India's 1st solar fenced elephant sanctuary to come up near Bengaluru

India’s 1st solar fenced elephant sanctuary will come up near Bengaluru, Karnataka. It was announced by an international animal rights and conservation group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In this regard, PETA and the Bannerghatta Biological Park, Karnataka have joined hands. Key facts about solar fenced elephant sanctuary Its main objective is ..

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Germany’s ex-President Richard von Weizsaecker passes away

Germany’s former President Richard von Weizsaecker has passed away on 31 January 2015. He was 94. He was in office as President for 10 years, from 1984 to 1994.  His tenure also spanned the period of German reunification (Reunion of East and West Germany). Richard von Weizsaecker He was a soldier in the German army ..

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Father of Birth Control Pill Carl Djerassi passes away

Renowned chemist Carl Djerassi has passed away in San Francisco, United States (US). He was 91. He was famously known as the father of the birth control pills for his contribution to the development of oral contraceptive birth pills. About Carl Djerassi He was born on 29 October 1923. In 1951, he had led a ..

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Leander Paes & Martina Hingis clinch 2015 Australian Open mixed doubles title

Leander Paes and his Swiss teammate Martina Hingis have won 2015 Australian Open mixed doubles title. In the final they defeated Canadian-French team of Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic, in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-3. This is their first Grand Slam of the season. With this win Leander Paes clinched his 15th Grand Slam title.

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29th Surajkund International Crafts Mela begins in Haryana

29th Surajkund International Crafts Mela has begun in Faridabad district of Haryana. It was inaugurated  by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar along with Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh. The theme state this year is Chhattisgarh. Lebanon is the Partner Nation of this year’s Mela and it will be open till 15 February 2015. Key Highlights ..

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