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Angelo Mathews: Angelo Mathews is in news as he was appointed as the captain of Sri Lankan one-day and test cricket team on 14 Feb 2013.
Oscar Pistorius: Oscar Pistorius, the double-leg-amputee blade runner charged for allegedly shooting dead his girlfriend on 14 February 2013 at his home.
Hatf II: Pakistan tested the nuclear-capable Hatf-II ballistic missile on 15 February 2013. The test was conducted to evaluate the capabilities of Strategic Forces.
Golden Bear prize: The Romanian film Child's Pose bagged the coveted Golden Bear prize for best film at the 63rd Berlin film festival.
ICC Women’s World Cup Trophy: Australia defeated West Indies by 114 runs to win ICC Women’s World Cup Trophy in the finals on 17 Feb. 2013.
Rafael Correa: Ecuador's President Rafael Correa was re-elected for a third term with more than 50 percent of the vote.
Ela Ramesh Bhatt: The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 18 Feb 2013 conferred 2011 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development Award to Ela Ramesh Bhatt.
Grenke Chess Classic Trophy: Viswanathan Anand won the Chess Classic trophy after defeating Arkadij Naiditsch from Germany.
Brazil Open: Rafael Nadal defeated David Nalbandian in straight sets to win the Brazil Open on 17 February 2013 at Sao Paolo.
Virat Kohli: Royal Challengers Bangalore appointed Virat Kohli as the new Captain of the team on 20 February 2013 for the 6th edition of Indian Premier League.
T. S. Vijayan: T. S. Vijayan, the former LIC chief took over as the Chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) on 21 February 2013.
Ernst & Young Award: Ratan Tata, the former head of Tata Group was awarded the life time achievement award 2012 by Ernst & Young on 21 February 2013.
Dubai Tennis Championship: India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie-Mattek Sands won the Dubai Tennis Championship on 23 February 2013.
PSLV-C20 launced by ISRO: Six foreign micro and mini spacecrafts and SARAL were launched successfully by PSLV-C20 rocket on 25 February 2013 from Sriharikota.
Oscar Awards 2013: The Oscars 2013 or the 85th Academy Awards ceremony took place on 24 February 2013. 

The main winners of the Oscars 2013 were Life of Pi, with four awards; Argo with three awards; Les Miserables with three awards and Django Unchained, Lincoln, Skyfall with two awards each.

List of the Important awardees of 85th Academy Awards:

• Best Picture: Argo
• Best Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis for

• Best Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook
• Best Directing: Ang Lee for Life of Pi

Park Geun-hye: Park Geun-hye sworn-in as the first woman President of South Korea on 25 February 2013.

Railway Budget: Important points 

Anubhuti: Indian Railways will introduce one coach in select trains which will provide an excellent ambience and latest modern facilities and services responding to the Increased Popularity of Shatabdi and Rajdhani Trains. Such coaches will be named Anubhuti with commensurate fare structures.

• Extending availability of the facility of internet ticketing from 0030 hours to 2330 hours
• Setting up of Railway Energy Management Company (REMC) to harness potential of solar and wind energy
• Setting up of 75 MW windmill plants and energizing 1000 level crossings with solar power

Economic Survey 2012-13 highlights: 

Following are the major Higlhlights of the Economic Survey 2012-13
• GDP growth seen at 6.1-6.7 percent in 2013/14
• Government target for fiscal deficit is 4.8 pct of GDP in 2013/14
• Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) flows need to be targeted towards long-term rupee instruments
• Room to increase exports in the short run limited
• Industrial output seen growing around 3 pct in 2012/13
• Govt priority to fight inflation by reducing fiscal impetus to demand as well as by focusing on incentivizing food production.
• More jobs in low productivity construction sector
• Balance of Payments under pressure with net exports decline
• Service sector has shown more resilience despite global slowdown
• Pitches for hike in price of diesel and LPG to cut subsidy burden
• Railway freight grows by 5.1 per cent in 2012-13
• Foreign Exchange reserves remains steady at USD 295.6 Billion at December 2012 end.

Anurag G Thapliyal: Vice Admiral, Anurag G Thapliyal took over as the Director General of the Indian Coast Guard on 28 February 2013.

Union Budget 2013-14: Important points for students:

• Nirbhaya Fund: The Finance Minister announced the setting up of a fund called the Nirbhaya Fund - with the Government contributing 1000 crore Rupees for safety and security of the women in India. 
• 1000 crore Rupees scheme for training youth: A 1000 crore Rupees scheme for training youth for boosting up their employability and productivity was rolled out in the budget. 
• Proposal to set up
India’s first Women’s Bank as a public sector bank with 1000 crore Rupees as initial capital.
• Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme to be rolled out throughout the country during the term of UPA Government. This scheme will help the poor. Under the scheme, a bank account will be opened for each beneficiary; and the bank account will be seeded with Aadhaar in due course. 
• 10000 crore Rupees earmarked for National Food Security towards the incremental cost.
• Drinking water and sanitation will receive 15260 crore Rupees. 1400 crore Rupees is being provided for setting up water purification plants to cover arsenic and fluoride affected rural areas.
• Two new ports will be established in Sagar (
West Bengal
) and in Andhra Pradesh.

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