20 February 2013 Current Affairs

Virat Kohli appointed captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore on 20 February 2013 appointed Virat Kohli as their captain for the upcoming sixth edition of Indian Premier League. Kohli succeeds former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori, who was at the helm during last season.Vijay Mallya announced Virat Kohli appointed captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore.Virat is the 11th highest run-scorer in overall IPL history with 1639 runs and a strike rate of 119.28.He has scored eight half centiries and is also the 3rd highest run scorer in Champions League T20 history.

Centre Notified Cauvery Dispute Tribunal Award

After six years,on the directions of the Supreme Court, the Central Government of India has notified the final award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) on sharing the waters of the Cauvery system among the basin States of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala and Union territory of Puducherry on 20 February.The Tribunal, comprising chairman Justice N.P. Singh and members N.S. Rao and Sudhir Narain, in a unanimous award in February, 2007 had determined the total availability of water in the Cauvery basin at 740 thousand million cubic (TMC) feet at the Lower Coleroon Anicut site.In, what was then described as a balancing act, the Tribunal gave Tamil Nadu 419 TMC of water (as against the demand of 562 TMC); Karnataka 270 TMC (as against its demand of 465 TMC); Kerala 30 TMC and Puducherry 7 TMC.After the issuance of the notification, institutions like the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) chaired by the Prime Minister and the CMC will cease to exist.

T. S. Vijayan Took over as IRDA new Chairman

On 20 February T.S. Vijayan, former Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation, has took over as the Chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) .He succeeds J Hari Narayan who completed his five-year term on February.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Borissov Resigned

On 20 February Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov announced the resignation of his government , after mass protests against high power prices and falling living standards, joining a long list of European administrations felled by austerity during four years of debt crisis..Borisov worked as Bulgaria’s Prime Minister from 27 July 2009.

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