Sunday, December 28, 2008

Current Affairs 2008 : February By Neo Quiz Spot

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February 2 - Rebels attack the capital of Chad, N'Djamena.
February 4 - Iran opens its first space center and launches a rocket to space.
February 4 - A Palestinian suicide bomber kills one and wounds thirteen in a Dimona, Israel shopping center.
February 5 - U.S. stock market indices plunge more than 3% after a report showed signs of economic recession in the service-sector. The S&P 500 fell 3.2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 370 points.
5 February - The Orissa government decides to provide a monthly pension of Rs. 200 to HIV positive persons under the State-sponsored ‘Madhu Babu Pension Yojana.’
February 5–6 - A tornado outbreak, the deadliest in 23 years, kills 58 in the Southern United States.
February 7 - Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Anbumani Ramadoss dedicates to the nation the first in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) facility in the public sector set up at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
February 12 - PDVSA, a state oil company in Venezuela, suspends sales of crude oil to ExxonMobil, in response to a legal challenge by them.
February 13 - Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia delivers a formal apology to the Stolen Generations.
February 15 - The Election Commission issues notice to Congress president Sonia Gandhi seeking her response to an allegation that she had incurred disqualification as member of Parliament under Article 102(1)(d) of the Constitution for accepting the Order of Leopold from the King of Belgium in November 2006.
February 17 - Kosovo formally declares independence from Serbia, with support from some countries but opposition from others.
February 18 - The British government introduces emergency legislation temporarily to nationalize Northern Rock, the fifth largest mortgage bank in the UK, due to the bank's financial crisis.
February 18 - A general election is held in Pakistan, delayed from January 8 due to riots in the wake of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Opposition parties, including Bhutto's, take more than half of the seats, while President Pervez Musharraf's party suffers a huge defeat.
February 19 - Fidel Castro announces his resignation as President of Cuba, effective on February 24.
February 19 - Viswapati Trivedi becomes the Joint Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL).
February 20 - United States Navy destroys a spy satellite containing toxic fuel by shooting it down with a missile launched from USS Lake Erie in the Pacific Ocean.
February 22 - Former Building Society Northern Rock is the first bank in Europe to be taken in to state control due to the US subprime mortgage financial crisis.
February 24 - Raúl Castro is unanimously elected as President of Cuba by the National Assembly.
February 24: Football (soccer) - Japan won Women's East Asian Cup 2008 by three straight wins over South Korea, North Korea, and China.

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