28 February 2014 Current Affairs

Environmentalist Bhatt Chosen For Gandhi Peace Prize

On 28 February Noted Gandhian and environmentalist Chandi Prasad Bhatt has been selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013. Bhatt was one of the pioneers of the Chipko movement (His founded Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh became the mother-organisation to Chipko movement) for which he was awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1982. He is also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan in 2005.

National Science Day Observed Across India On 28 February

India on 28 February 2014 observed National Science Day to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (CV Raman).In 2014, the theme of the day is Fostering Scientific Temper and Energy conservation. This day is celebrated every year on this day to spread a message about the significance of scientific applications in the daily life of the people.The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) in 1986 asked the Government of India to designate 28 February as National Day.


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