Page-2 of February 2013 Current Affairs, GK & News

JPC to probe chopper deal

The government moved a motion in the Rajya Sabha which was adopted by voice vote – for the formation of a JPC (Joint Parliamentary Committee) to probe the chopper deal. Objective: JPC to enquire into the allegations of payment of bribes in the acquisition of VVIP helicopters by the Ministry of Defence from M/s AgustaWestland ..

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Pope Benedict XVI will be known as ‘emeritus Pope’ – Vatican

The Vatican announced that the Pope Benedict XVI will be known as ‘emeritus Pope’. It also held that the Pope after his retirement will continue to wear a white cassock and will be still addressed as “Your Holiness Benedict XVI” and will have the additional title of “Roman pontiff emeritus”. Earlier, Pope Benedict XVI has ..

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Park Geun-hye sworn in as South Korea’s first woman President

Park Geun-hye sworn in as South Korea’s first woman President. Ms. Park is the daughter of South Korea’s late military strongman Park Chung-hee who seized power in 1961. He went on to rule the country for the next 18 years until his eventual assassination in 1979.

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Rajya Sabha approves President’s Rule in Jharkhand

The Rajya Sabha approved the proclamation of the President’s Rule in Jharkhand. Arjun Munda resigned as Chief Minister of Jharkhand after his government lost majority last month as the JMM withdrew support to the BJP-led government. On January 18, 2013, Jharkhand was brought under the President’s Rule for the 3rd time since its formation 12 ..

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ISRO scientists successfully launch Indo-French satellite PSLV-SARAL

ISRO launched Indo-French satellite SARAL and six foreign mini and micro spacecraft from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Thus, PSLV-20 successfully puts seven satellites in orbit. Some more information: PSLV 20 23rd mission of PSLV PSLV has an impeccable record of 21 consecutive successful flights. 9th time ISRO is using the ‘core alone’ variant of the ..

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