Current Affairs, News & Facts of 12 Feb 2014

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  • Penguin India decides to ban and withdraw Indologist Wendy Doniger's book "The Hindus: An Alternative History".

     The decision follows an out of court settlement with 'Shiksha Bachao Andolan' which alleged it hurts the feeling of Hindus and contains wrong facts.

  • Indian boxers bags 4 medals (A gold, a silver and 2 bronze) to finish 4th among the 22 nations in the 58th Bocskai International Tournament held in Hungary.   
    • Gold Medal: L Devendro Singh (49kg)
    • Silver Medal: Manoj Kumar (64kg)  
    • Bronze Medals: Sumit Sangwan (81kg) and Sunil Kumar (57kg)
    • The Indian contingent were forced to compete under the International Boxing Association (AIBA) flag as the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) is serving provisional suspension.
  • Konsam Himalay Singh becomes the 1st Lieutenant General in the Indian Army to hail from the North-East region. 
    • He, a Major-General prior to this, belongs to 'Charangpat' in Thoubal district of Manipur.
  • Government mandates all the public transport vehicles plying in major cities (with a population of over 10 lakh ) to install GPS by 20 February 2014.     
    • The order will soon expand to include cities even with less than a million inhabitants.
  • RK Tiwari to take over as new Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) from March 1, 2014. 
    • He succeeds Sudha Sharma as such who is going to retire a day prior.
  • Jatinder Bir Singh is to succeed DP singh as the next Chairman and Managing Director of Punjab and Sind Bank.  



  • Vinod Sawhny has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reliance Communications (RCom). He is going to fill in for Gurdeep Singh
  • The 101st Annual Session of Indian Science Congress (ISC), held at the University of Jammu, concludes.  
    • The theme of this annual meet was 'Innovations in Science and Technology for Inclusive Development'. 
    • It was presided by Prof. R C Sobti.
  • China and Taiwan hold their maiden government-to-government talks. - read more cat
  • Greek and Turkish Cyprus take steps towards reunification. - read more cat

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