Page-3 of February 2013 Current Affairs, GK & News

India ‘economic linchpin’ in Afghanistan – Robert Blake

Robert Blake, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia in a Congressional hearing held that “any discussion of South Asia has to start with India”, and that the State Department viewed India “as kind of the economic linchpin for future” as far as it’s significant role in Afghanistan was concerned. The Assistant Secretary ..

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Arun Tadanki Yahoo! India MD resigns

Arun Tadanki, Managing Director, India & Southeast Asia, declared his decision to leave Yahoo.

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“Mauritia” – An ancient micro-continent found under Indian Ocean

A detailed article in the journal Nature Geoscience suggests that the remains of a micro-continent named “Mauritia” might be preserved under huge amounts of ancient lava beneath the Indian Ocean. This study further suggests that such micro-continents may have occurred more often than formerly thought. Researchers suggest that volcanic chains in the middle of tectonic ..

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Fact Box: February 28 – The National Science Day

Every year February 28 is celebrated as the National Science Day Rashtriya Vigyan Diwas (राष्ट्रीय विज्ञान दिवस). Why National Science Day is celebrated? 1928- To mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on February 28, 1928. For this discovery, Sir C.V.Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics ..

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Rail Budget 2013: Highlights

Highlights of the Rail Budget 2013-14 as presented by Railway Minister Mr. P.K. Bansal relating to the following Headings: Manufacturing: A new wheel factory to be set up at Rae Bareli A greenfield Mainline Electrical Multiple Units (MEMU) manufacturing facility at Bhilwara (Rajasthan) in collaboration with State Government and BHEL. Six more Rail Neer bottling ..

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