Current Events - February 2013 - India

Current Events - February 2013 - National Current Events

01. Arun Jaitley says centre is trying to dilute Lokpal Bill - Central government ordinance provides for up to death penalty for rapists.

02. Women activists say the oridnance on violence against women is against Verma Panel proposals.

03. Wal-Mart continues lobbying in U.S. for India entry. Six Indian institutes among top 150 think-tanks in the world - South Korea beat India 4-1 in Davis Cup Asia Oceania group one, 1st  round.

04. China says its plan to build 3 hydropower damson Brahmaputra will not impact ecology in India.

06. India's military might displayed at Aero India 2013 - Sonia Gandhi says infant mortality is still a major concern for India.

07. VHP leader Praveen Togadia booked for hate speech - Supreme Court directs Karnataka to release water to Tamil Nadu.

09. Mohammed Afzal, mastermind of 2002 Indian parliament attack, hanged at Delhi.

10. JKLF leader Yasin Malik urges Pakistan not to hang death row Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in haste.

11. Death toll in clashes over the hanging of Afzal Guru reaches 3.

12. CBI probe ordered into bribery charges in Italian helicopter deaL

13. Former Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed takes refuge in Indian High Commission to escape arrest -SEBI freezes Sahara Group bank accounts.

14. Amnesty International condemns executions in India.

15. India moves to scrap helicopter deal with Augustaa Westland, U.K.

17. Chhattisgarh government decides to establish India's first geothermal power plant in the state.

18. British Prime Minister David Cameron, says Britain wants to be the gateway of Europe for Indian companies.

19. UAE to invest $ 2 billion in the construction of strategic oil reserves in India.

20. Nationwide strike called by central trade unions disrupts life in many states - British PM David Cameron calls Jalianwala Bagh killings 'deeply shameful'.

21. 15 dead in Hyderabad twin blasts. Tamil Nadu not to host Asian Athletic championship scheduled for July in protest against Sri Lanka's participation.

22. BJP-Ied opposition attacks government for failing to avert Hyderabad blasts - Death toll from blasts reaches 16.

23.  A. Raja wants JPC to hear him on 2G Spectrum scam= Former Maldives President Nasheed leaves Indian mission after deal with India.

24. LeT suspected in Hyderabad blasts. 

25. Former IAF chief Tyagi named suspect in copter scam - PSLV puts India-French satellite Saral and 6 other satellites into precise orbits.

26. A slew of safety measures, amenities proposed in Pawan Kumar Bansal's railway budget· India win first cricket test against Australia. Dhoni scores record 224 runs.

27. Economic Survey 2012-13 says Indian economy has started looking up.

28. Hope, scepticism over Chidambaram's growth oriented budget - Incumbents Naga People's Party in Nagaland, Congress in Meghalaya and Left Front in Tripura back to power after elections.

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