February 2013 Current Affairs - 2019

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Fact Box “Anubhuti” Railway Coaches

Owing to increased popularity of Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains, there is also a demand for higher travel comfort. Thus, was felt the need for the special AC luxury class by Railway Minister and named ‘Anubhuti’ coaches. These with more facilities would be introduced in Shatabdi trains at the earliest. Some facts about of Anubhuti coaches: Read More…

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Parliament passes Bill to prevent offences against women at workplace

Expressing concern at the rise in offences against women, the Rajya Sabha approved the amended the Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, that seeks to provide protection to women in unorganized and organized sectors including the private sector. The Bill covers harassment of domestic help and agriculture workers. The Bill, which Read More…

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Fact Box: Rajat Gupta

Rajat Gupta has been ordered to pay $6.2 million for legal expenses incurred by his former employer Goldman Sachs during his trial. Rajat Gupta (64) is India-born former Goldman Sachs director who was sentenced to two year last year for insider trading. In US, the banks by laws are required to pay the legal fees Read More…

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The Directorate-General of Hydrocarbons holds back approval for KG-D6 work programme

The Directorate-General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) has held back approvals for work programme (WP) and budget for KG-DWN-98/3 (KG-D6) block for 2012-13 and 2013-14. DGH has sought an explanation on various issues including the decision of the operator to cancel the plan of drilling two approved development wells and inability to adhere to the management committee Read More…

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India asks Sri Lanka to fix accountability for rights violation, torture of Tamils

India held that Sri Lanka would have to fix accountability for the alleged violation of human rights and torture of Tamils and assure a sustainable settlement of issues pertaining to them. The UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Commission) has took up for discussion a U.S.-sponsored resolution on issues related to Sri Lanka. The External Affairs Read More…

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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 Read More…

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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 Read More…

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