Current Affairs, News & Facts of 08 Feb 2014

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  • The Union Cabinet clears the Telangana Bill with Hyderabad as the joint capital for Telangana and Seemandhra for initial 10 years. 
    • The bill, which was sent back by the Andhra Pradesh Legislature, got the Cabinet approval at a special meeting.
    • The bill will now soon be tabled in both the houses of Parliament before its sent for the President's assent.
  • The 22nd Winter Olympics kicks off at Sochi in Russia.
    • The 3-member Indian contingent Shiva Keshwan, Himanshu Thakur and Nadeem Ikbal will sadly compete as independent athletes as IOA (Indian Olympic Association) is facing suspension from the Olympics.
    • Around 2500 athletes from around the globe will take part in 98 disciplines in the games.
  • General Motors CEO Mary Barra tops the Fortune global list of 50 most powerful women in business.  
    • She, the first woman to run a global automaker, is followed in the list by IBM's Ginni Rometty at 2nd and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi at the 3rd rank.
    • ICICI Bank Managing Director 'Chanda Kochhar' (18th) is the only Indian, apart from Nooyi, to feature in this coveted list.
  • 'AIMA - RK Swamy High Performance Brand Award' for 2013 conferred on Amul.  
    • State Bank of India, Life Insurance Corporation of India, Wipro Technologies and Apollo Tyres are the past recipients of the award that recognizes the marketing success of a brand.
    • All India Management Association (AIMA), the national apex body of management professionals in the country, and RK Swamy BBDO had instituted the Award in 2009.
  • Marco Lambertini has been appointed as the new Director-General of WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature). He will assume charge as such from 1st of May.
  • Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty becomes Rajya Sabha MP from West Bengal.  
    • He was elected on the Trinamul Congress ticket alongwith 3 others namely painter Jogen Chowdhury, businessman K.D.Singh and Ahamed Hassan.
    • CPI (M) candidate Ritabrata  Banerjee rounds off the result as the 5th Rajya Sabha MP from the state.
  • SEBI head Upendra Kumar Sinha gets 2-year extension as the Chairman of this securities market regulator of India.
  • Five time world boxing champion and Olympic bronze medalist MC Mary Kom becomes the brand ambassador of nation's largest paramilitary force CRPF.
  • Rajiv Awas Yojana approved. - read more cat

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