Current Affairs, News & Facts of 11 Feb 2014

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  • Krishi Karman Awards presented:   

    For total foodgrain production

    • Madhya Pradesh: gets the award in large category (over 10 million tonnes)
    • Odisha: in medium category (1 to 10 million tonnes) 
    • Manipur: in small category (less than 1 million tonnes). 

    In individual foodgrain crops 

    • Chhattisgarh: for rice, Bihar: for wheat, Jharkhand: for pulses and Andhra Pradesh: for coarse cereals. 
  • International Olymic Committee (IOC) revokes India's suspension in the wake of recent IOA (Indian Olympic Association) election. Tirangaa to fly at the closing ceremony at Sochi Winter Olympics 2014.
  • Sikkim declares itself the 1st state in India to boast of 100% sanitation coverage.
  • Uttarakhand gets its own AIIMS at Rishikesh.
    • Its the 2nd AIIMS to be functional in India after the one in Delhi which was inaugurated way back in 1956. 
    • Its the 1st of the total six AIIMS to be established under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.
  • Abhinav Bindra clinches his 3rd gold-medal in the Inter-Shoot Tri-series Shooting in the Air Pistol event being held at Hague, Netherlands. 
    • He, the sole Indian to win Olympic gold medal, thus becomes the first shooter to win 3 gold medals in this event.
  • 13th Mumbai International Film Festival 2014: ‘Are You Listening’ by Bangladeshi film maker Kamar Ahmad Simon clinched the Golden Conch Award for the Best Documentary Film.  
    • The Golden Conch Award for Best Documentary Film upto 60 minutes: “In Between : Isang Yun in North and South Korea’ by Germany’s Maria Stodtmeier.
    • Golden Conch award for the Best Short Fiction Film in the National Competition: ‘Tamaash” (Kashmiri film)
  • Ranjit Bhatia, famous long and middle distance runner, dies aged 77.   
    • He was honoured with an Order of British Empire award for his services to the game.
    • He, a contemporary of Paan Singh Tomar and Milkha Singh, also was a sports journalist and educationist. 
  • Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI head N Srinivasan, has been charged on account of betting by the Supreme Court instituted Justice Mukul Mudgal committee
    • The committee was set up to inquire into spot-fixing and illegal betting in the Indian Premier League last year.
  • Central Vigilance Commission Celebrates Golden Jubilee (50 years) of its inception.  
    • It was created in 1964 to check corruption in central government. 
    • This, an autonomous body, is free of control from any executive authority.
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