1) Big jolt to Lalu Prasad, 13 Bihar MLAs quit RJD: In a major jolt to Lalu Prasad, 13 Bihar MLAs of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) have submitted their resignation from the party to the speaker of the state's assembly on Monday. RJD has 22 MLAs in the Bihar assembly. They are likely to join hands with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) for the coming Lok Sabha elections according to reports.
2) Union Government inaugurated the National Centre for Good Governance: Union Government inaugurated the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) on 24 February 2014. NCGS is an apex think tank of the country in guiding and implementing good Governance reforms. National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) has been set up by upgrading the National Institute of Administrative Research (NIAR), Mussorrie.
3) Egypt’s Interim Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi announced resignation: Egypt is braced for its sixth government since the start of the 2011 uprising, after the prime minister announced the early resignation of the entire interim cabinet on Monday afternoon. Hazem al-Beblawy, appointed in the days following the removal of Mohamed Morsi last July, was meant to head Egypt's government until the election of a new president, but resigned on Monday after weeks of mounting criticism.
4) Jayant Narlikar to be given Y Nayudamma memorial award: Jayant Vishnu Narlikar, renowned cosmologist, has been chosen for the Y Nayudamma memorial award for the year 2013.
5) Pakistan win thriller to reach U-19 World Cup final: Zafar Gohar and Amad Butt put on 63 runs for the unfinished eighth wicket as Pakistan defeated England by three wickets in a low-scoring but nerve-racking thriller to reach their fifth ICC Under-19 World Cup final at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday.
6) Oleksandr Turchynov Named Interim Ukrainian President: The Ukrainian Parliament has named Oleksandr Turchynov as the interim President on Sunday. On Saturday, the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) named Turchynov as the acting Prime Minister and speaker of Parliament, after voting out President Viktor Yanukovych. Turchynov, 49, was acting as interim PM in 2010 after the resignation of Yulia Tymoshenko. He was also Deputy Prime Minister between 2007-2010.