Current Affairs, News & Facts of 14 Feb 2014

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  • All India Football Federation (AIFF) awards 2013 : Player of the Year: Sunil Chhetri (winner in 2007 and 2011 also); Woman Player of the Year : Oinam Bembem Devi; Emerging Player of the Year: Jeje Lalpekhlua.

    Other Awardees : Best grassroots development programme: Mizoram FA; Award for long-time contribution to Indian football: Tata Football Academy.

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  • New Corporate Governance norms as well as mutual fund policy announced by SEBI.
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  • Government bans retail sale of Oxytocin hormone drug by pharmacies to prevent its misuse by farmers and dairy owners.

    Farmers injects Oxytocin to fruits and vegetables which increases its size while Oxytocin injection to cattles by dairy owners helps increasing milk output.

    Oxytocin is a hormone present naturally in humans and helps in Milk production beside child birth. Therefore those consuming oxytocin injected fruits and milk were at the danger of irreversible hormonal imbalance.

    Now bulk drug manufacturers can sell only to licenced units which can supply directly only to veterinary hospitals. Also to avoid its bulk sale, injections will be packed only in single unit packs.

    Schedule H (Drugs and Cosmetics Rule, 1954) : Distribution of a particular drug based on the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner only. 

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  • World’s largest Solar-Thermal power plant (**not Solar Photovoltaic), Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, opens in Mojave Desert, Nevada, USA. - read more cat
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  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) unveils new "global standard for automatic exchange of information between tax authorities" aiming at greater tax transparency to combat blackmoney.

    India is already a signatory to this standard and would also acceed to these new protocols once it is endorsed by the finance ministers of G-20 group in a meeting scheduled in Feb. 2014.

    These new standards are expected to tackle, more effectively, offshore tax evasions and illegal stashing of money besides simplifying automatic exchange procedures.

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  • Mount Kelud, a major Volcano, erupts in Surabaya (Indonesia's 2nd largest city and East Java province's capital).

    5,680-feet Mount Kelud is among 130 active volcanoes in archipelago of Indonesia which is prone to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes as it is located on the Pacific "Ring of Fire".

    "Ring of Fire": its a series of fault lines in a ring shape, stretching from the Western Hemisphere through Japan and Southeast Asia.

    Earlier in February Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province erupted leading to evacuation of thousands of people.

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  • Governments of India and China has designated the Year 2014 as the "Year of Friendly Exchanges"
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  • Foot and Mouth Disease : Epidemic Feared in India - read more cat
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  • Germany's President's recent Visit to India - read more cat
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