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National Events 2010 – February Current Affairs

Feb. 2: Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh and Rampur MP Jayaprada are expelled from the party.

Feb. 3: The government constitutes a five-member committee under Justice Srikrishna on the Telangana issue.
P. Sainath, Rural Affairs Editor of The Hindu is given the Bharat Asmita national award for using the mass media for public awakening at a function in Pune. He shares it with film and theatre director Jabbar Patel.

Feb. 5: The Calcutta High Court upholds death sentence for two persons for their role in the January 22, 2002 attack on the American Center. Three get lifer and two freed.

Feb. 8: The Andhra Pradesh High Court strikes down quota for sections of Muslims in education and public employment.

Feb. 9: Nitin Gadkari is elected BJP President for a three-year term.

Feb. 10: S. C. Sinha is appointed Director-General of the National Investigation Agency.

Feb. 11: India signs a “declaration” on civilian nuclear cooperation with the U.K. in New Delhi.
The defence lawyer of 26/11 accused Fahim Ansari, Shahid Azmi is shot dead at his house in Taximan’s Colony in Kurla, Mumbai.

Feb. 13: Nine persons, mostly youth, including four women are killed and 40 injured in a bomb blast which ravages the famous German Bakery on North Main Avenue in Pune’s Koregaon Park near the Osho Ashram.

Feb. 14: Fourteen MLAs from the Telangana region resign to protest against the terms of reference of the Srikrishna Committee.

Feb. 16: The toll in the Pune blast goes up to 10 with the death of Abhishek Kumar of Lucknow.
India offers a $250-million line of credit to Nepal following talks between Nepalese President, Ram Baran Yadav and Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.

Feb. 17: The toll in the Pune blast touches 11 with the death of Aditya Mehta of New Delhi.
The Supreme Court sets up a fivemember empowered committee to go into all issues concerning the Mullaperiyar dam.

Feb.18: The Supreme Court appoints the former Chief Justice of India A.S. Anand as the Chairman of the Empowered Committee on Mullaperiyar issue.

Feb. 19: Shyam Saran, the Special Envoy of the Prime Minister on Climate Change quits.

Feb. 20: Students of Osmania Univeristy clash with police on the campus.

Feb. 21: A body recovered from the Porur lake on February 13 is confirmed by the Chennai Police to be that of CPI(M) leader W.R.Varada Rajan.
BJP leader L.K.Advani is elected NDA working Chairman and Sharad Yadav the coalition’s convenor.
Siripuram Yadagiri who attempted self-immolation in support of the Telangana issue dies.

Feb. 22: The former Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhra Raje, steps down as the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly.
The Armed Forces Tribunal quashes the Court of Enquiry proceedings against Lt. General Avadesh Prakash in the Sukna land scam and orders a de novo probe.
Lalmohan Tudu, a senior leader of the Police Santrash Birodhi Janasadharaner committee is killed in firing by security forces to foil an attack on the Katapahari camp near Lalgarh in West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district.

Feb. 23: Sushma Swaraj takes over as the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.

Feb. 24: A record plan outlay of Rs.41,426 crore is proposed for the current year in the Railway Budget.

Feb. 25: The Union Cabinet clears the Women’s Reservation Bill which had been hanging fire for close to 14 years.

Feb. 26: A sum of Rs.66,100 crore is provided for rural development and allocation for defence goes up to Rs.1,47,344 crore in the Union Budget for 2010-11.
The toll in the German Bakery blast in Pune goes up to 17 with the death of Aditi Jindal from Ambala at the Inlaks Budhrani Hospital.

Feb. 27: Fifty two persons accused of being involved in the 2008 riots in Orissa’s Kandhamal district are freed.
Rajan Bharti Mittal takes over as the FICCI president.


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