14 February 2013 Current Affairs

Pankaj Advani becomes first ever Indian to reach quarter-finals of the Welsh Open tournament

World billiards champion Pankaj Advani became the first and only Indian to enter the top eight of a major event on the professional snooker circuit as he easily beat Scotland’s Graeme Dott 4-1 to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Welsh Open tournament in Newport (Britain) on 14 February 2013.

93 per cent polling in Tripura Assembly elections

On 14 February 2013,Tripura set a new record for the country’s highest-ever voter turnout with 93 per cent polling in the Assembly elections.This is the first time that such a heavy polling was registered in northeastern states.

‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend

South African “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was charged on 14 February 2013 with shooting dead his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria.

Mathews named Sri Lanka’s Test, ODI captain

All-rounder Angelo Mathews was appointed Sri Lanka’s Test and ODI captain on 14 February 2013 for a period of one year. Mathews replaced Mahela Jayawardene.Mathews was Jayawardene’s deputy in Australia tour.Now the Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal will be Mathews’ deputy

FICCI chooses Sushil as best sportsperson of the year

Star wrestler Sushil Kumar bagged the best sportsperson award while shooter Vijay Kumar was adjudged the best breakthrough sportsperson of the year at the FICCI Sports Awards on 14 February 2013.nother wrestler to win an award was London Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, who won the comeback year honour.The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) bagged the best Sports Federation award.

India and France Signed 22 Agreements

On 14 February France and India have signed on 22 agreements after French President Francois Hollande’s meetings with the Indian president and the prime minister in New Delhi.Both nations exchanged views on a number of bi-lateral, regional and multilateral issues and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to facilitate technical cooperation in Railways to each other.Chairman, Railway Board, India and Chairman and CEO SNCF from the French side signed this MoU.Both the nations also concluded negotiations on the short range surface to Air missile to be co-produced in India. They also agreed on the need to reinvigorate economic engagement between the two countries.

France’s President Francois Hollande Visited India

France’s President Francois Hollande Visited India from 14th and 15th February.During the visit he met manmohan singh at NewDelhi and discussed the sale of Rafale fighter jets , after signed the both nations on several agreements .

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