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    1. American Singer Bruce Springsten has been named as Person of the year by MusiCares the charitable arm of Grammy Awards' Governing Body.

    2. Founder of SEWA (Self Employed Women Association), Ela Ramesh Bhatt has been honored with Indira Gandhi Peace, Disarmament and development

    Award 2011.

    3. ICC Women's cricket world cup 2013 was won by Australia by beating west indies in Mumbai, India.

    4. India's GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Growth Rate in FY 2012 13 Stayed at 5 %, lowest in last decade.

    5. Indian Economist and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has been given highest civilian honor "Commander De La Legion d'honneur".

    6. Indian Railways signed a pact with French Railways for technical Co-0operation.

    7. Indian Scientist CNR Rao honored by top Chinese scientific honor for boosting Indo China Scientific Co-Operation.

    8. Justice Shiva Kirti is the newly appointed chief of Allahabad High Court.

    9. Malala Yousafzai has been given the tipperary international peace prize 2012 given by Ireland government.

    10. Manisha Kulshreshtha has been given the Lamhi Award 2012 which is given in memory of Legendary Novelist Munsi Premchand.

    11. Mereechika Written by Dr. Rajan Kapoor.

    12. Prime Minister of UK, David Cameron Visited India.

    13. Ranchi Rhinos beat Delhi Waveriders to win Inaugural Hockey India League Tournament 2013.

    14. Sea of Innocence written by Kishwar Desai.

    15. South Korea launched its first ever space satellite called STSAT 2C on a launch rocket called NARO - 1.

    16. South Korea launched its first ever space satellite called STSAT 2C on a launch rocket called NARO - 1.

    17. The National Lake Conservation Plan and National Wetlands Conservation Program have been combined into a single scheme called National Plan for

    conservation of Aquatic Eco Systems.

    18. The National Lake Conservation Plan and National Wetlands Conservation Program have been combined into a single scheme called National Plan for

    conservation of Aquatic Eco Systems.

    19. Tirush Kamini, Indian Cricketer who became the first Indian to score a hundred in ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Tournaments.

    20. Vinod Mehta has been honored with Lokmanya Tilak Rashtriya Patrakarita award 2012.

    21. Yukiya Amano, Chief of International Atomic Energy Agency (IKEA) visited India.

    22. 21 February -- International Mother Language Day.

    23. 21st international Book Fair was organized in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

    24. 27th International Surajkund Handicraft Fair was organized in Haryana with special focus on Karnataka State.

    25. 27th Rameshwar Das Birla National Award given to Dr. B .S. Singhal.

    26. 44th Meet of Governors of states was held in New Delhi.

    27. Accidental Apprentice is written by Vikas Swaroop.

    28. Devaluing to Prosperity is written by Surjeet S Bhalla.

    29. Revolution 2020 is written by Chetan Bhagat.

    30. Winter Evenings is written by Navtej Sarna.

    31. A large asteroid recently fallen in chelyabinsk city of central Russia.

    32. A new Tax saving scheme called Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme is launched for attracting Small Investors towards Share Market. The scheme can

    be availed by Persons with annual income Under Rs: 12 lakhs and Permits investments totalling up to a maximum of Rs: 50,000, of which, 50% is tax


    33. American News Magazine Newsweek changed its name to Newsbeast.

  • 34. American President Barack Obama appointed Sally Jewel as new Home Minister of America.

    35. American Sailor General Joseph Donford appointed as chief of NATO mission in Afghanistan.

    36. An Indian person named Smita Singh has been appointed as a member in USA President Obama's Global Development Council.

    37. Ashok Kumar Mukherjee appointed as India's permanent representative in the United Nations replacing Hardeep Singh Puri.

    38. Ashok Mago, an Indian Businessman honored by 'Minority Business Leader Award' by the US Based Dallas Business Journal.

    39. Ashwani Kumar New governor of Nagaland.

    40. Asian Development Bank (ADB) provides a USD 100 Million Loan Uttarakhand State for urbanization in five of its towns.

    41. Badminton Player Saina Nehwal and Boxer Mary Kom have been chosen as youth icon by Election Commission of India.

    42. Bansagar nahar scheme of Uttar Pradesh has been given two years extension by Planning Commission of India.

    43. Basant Kumar Gupta is India's New Envoy to Italy.

    44. Belarusian Tennis Player Victoria Azarenka won Australian Open Tennis Tournament after beating Lee Na from China.

    45. Bharati Airtel launches "Apna Chaupal" - India's first voice based one stop solution portal for value added services for Rural and Semi Urban Areas.

    46. Bob Carr, Foreign Minister of Australia visited India for talks on Civil Nuclear Co-operation agreement.

    47. CISF Unit was marked as Best Marching Contingent in the Parade of 63rd Republic Day.

    48. Centre and States solve the issue of CST (Central sales taxes) for implementation of GST (Goods and Service Tax). GST is meant to solve taxation

    issues as it will replace all indirect taxes in Country by a single simplified taxation system.

    49. China commissioned its Guided missile destroyer Ship named Changchun.

    50. China tested its indigenously built largest military transport aircraft named Yun 20 or Transport 20.

    51. Committee for analysis of rules for censoring of films has been formed under chairmanship of Mukul Mudgal, Ex-Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana

    High Court.

    52. Dr. Agnes M. Kalibata, Minister of Agriculture and animal resources of Central African Country Rwanda visited India.

    53. Dr. Keshavrao Sadashiv Shastri Musalgaunkar awarded by Kalidas Award given by Madhya Pradesh Government.

    54. Dr. Kusuma Ansal honored by Acharya Vidhya Niwas Mishra award for her novel Tapsi.

    55. Dubai Open tennis tournament won by Serbian Novak Djokovic by beating Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych.

    56. FDA (U S Food and Drug Administration) approved bionic ratina named 'Argus II' for clinical and commercial use.

    57. Faith and Freedom : Gandhi in History written by Prof. Mushirul Hasan.

    58. Federation cup volleyball tournament won by Kerala by beating Tamilnadu.

    59. Former CBI Chief Amar Pratap Singh is appointed as a Member of UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).

    60. Former chief justice of Karnataka High Court, Y. Bhasker Rao is appointed as Lokayukta of Karnataka.

    61. Four scientists were honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by Prime Minister. Named Ravi Bhushan Grover (Contribution in Indo- US Nuke deal),

    K.Balaramamoorthy (Non- - Destructive missile techniques), R. Balasubramaniam (Mathematics), S.K. Sikka (Nuke tests 1974 and 1998).

    62. Francois Hollande, President of France visited India.

    63. Gatapara Gram panchayat in Kanker District in Madhya Pradesh has been awarded for excellence in implementation of MNREGA (Mahatama Gandhi

    National Rural Employment Guarantee Act).

    64. IPI India Award 2012 for excellence in Journalism was given to "The Tribune".

    65. ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) launched Marine Research Satellite "SARAL" along with 67 other foreign satellites through its launched

    vehicle PSLV C 20 from Satish dhawan space centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

    66. India signed a USD 150 Million Loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for developing hydro power projects in Uttarakhand.

    67. India successfully tested Pinaka Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) System.

    68. India's DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) developed a new marine security technique called 'Duck Drop'.

    69. India's first Infrastructure Debt Fund (IDF) under the NBFC (non banking finance company) structure was formally launched by Finance Minister P.

    Chidambaram by handing first IDF-NBFC licence to India Infra Debt Limited (Infradebt).

    70. India's first women's Post Office has been opened in New Delhi.

    71. India's per capita income for Financial Year 2011 12 was Rs. 5130/Month. It showed an increase of 13.7 % over last year's per capita income (It was

    4513 in 2010 - 11).

    72. India's third stock Exchange MCX (Multi Commodity Stock Exchange) started operations.

    73. Indian American scientist Rangaswamy Srinivasan has been honored by prestigious USA National Medal of technology and Innovation.

    74. Indian Navy commissioned INS Saryu, its largest Patrolling vessel for maritime surveillance around Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

    75. Indian Origin Halimah Yacob appointed as first female speaker of Singapore Parliament.

    76. Indian archery players Rajat Chauhan and Manjuda Soy won Silver in Arhcery world cup archery 2013 in Turkey.

    77. Indian origin lady Krishna Arora won the Order of Australia Medal for her services to the Indian community.

    78. Iran recently unveiled its Fighter Plane Kahar F 313.

  • 78. Iran recently unveiled its Fighter Plane Kahar F 313.

    79. Jerry Pinto has been given Hindu Literary Prize 2013 for his First Novel named Em and The Big Hoom.

    80. John Kerry is appointed as new Foreign Minister (Secretary of State) of USA (United States of America).

    81. K 15 Ballistic Missile


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