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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Daily Current Affairs: 14 February 2014

1) Arvind Kejriwal steps down as Delhi chief minister: Arvind Kejriwal decided to resign as Delhi Chief Minister as his Jan Lokpal Bill was blocked from being tabled in the Assembly. He quit as chief minister of Delhi after 49 turbulent days at the helm. Kejriwal announced his resignation in a rousing address to supporters outside the party's Hanuman Road office, cheering despite the cold and rainy weather. He called on the Lieutenant Governor to dissolve the assembly and hold fresh polls, effectively launching the Aam Aadmi Party's campaign for state and national elections. As Delhi enjoys a special status being a Union Territory, it is the President who finally accepts the resignation letter of the Chief Minister. In case of other states, the Governor is the final authority.

2) Mount Kelud volcano erupted: Mount Kelud, one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world situated in Indonesia blasted ash and debris 18 kilometers (12 miles) into the air on Friday, killing three people while forcing authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 and close seven airports. The overnight eruption of Java island's Mount Kelud could be heard up to 200 kilometers (125 miles) away, Indonesia's disaster agency said.

3) Delhi Police launched a Helpline number 1093 for North-Eastern People: The Delhi Police launched a new helpline number 1093 exclusively for North-Eastern people living in New Delhi. The number 1093 will allow the north-eastern people to register all sorts of complaints including racism and harassment directly to the police. The number will have 5 direct lines and all calls will be received at the central police control room (CPCR) situated at Delhi Police headquarters.

4) Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigned: Italian PM Enrico Letta resigned having lost the no-confidence vote brought by his own party. President Giorgio Napolitano, will hold consultations Friday and Saturday to nominate his successor, the presidency said.

5) Mukul Mudgal new chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC): Former chief justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Mukul Mudgal will take over as the new chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), a self-regulatory body for non-news channels. Justice Mudgal succeeds Justice (retd) Ajit Prakash Shah, who left office after being appointed chairperson of the 20th Law Commission in November 2013.

6)  India vs New Zealand 2nd test match started: The second test match between India and New Zealand started in Wellington. India was 100 for two in their first innings in reply to New Zealand’s 192 on the opening day.

7) SEBI approved the new Corporate Governance norms: Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) board approved the new corporate governance norms in a meeting held in New Delhi on 13 February 2014. The new corporate governance norms would become applicable for all listed companies with effect from 1 October 2014.

8) Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside Heads to Dropbox: Late in January of 2014, Google announced that it was selling off Motorola Mobility to Lenovo. As the deal nears completion, the CEO of Motorola Mobility, Dennis Woodside, is moving on to become CEO of Dropbox. Taking over the vacated CEO spot at Motorola Mobility will be Jonathan Rosenberg, the former head of product management at Google. Dropbox allows consumers and business customers to easily share and store content online.

9) Belgium became second country to allow Mercy Killing for Children: Parliament of Belgium on 14 February 2014 legalised death to terminally ill children of any age. The Parliament took the decision despite of opposition from the Church and some pediatricians. This action of legalizing death for the children came 12 years after the country legalised euthanasia for adults.
Daily Current Affairs: 14 February 2014 Reviewed by Currentaffairs4examz on 15.2.14 Rating: 5 1) Arvind Kejriwal steps down as Delhi chief minister : Arvind Kejriwal decided to resign as Delhi Chief Minister as his Jan Lokpal Bill w...

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