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February 2009 - Current Events - National - II

Monday, May 25, 2009

« 16th Feb 2009: External Affairs Minister Mr. Pranab Mugharjee, who is in charge of Finance due to PM Dr. Manmohan Singh’s illness, presented India’s 12th Interim Budget in the Parliament.

« 17th Feb 2009: The Election Commission issues fresh guidelines banning telecast/publication of opinion/exit polls 48 hours prior to the date of Assembly or Lok Sabha elections.

« 18th Feb 2009: Maharashtra challenges the constitutional validity of certain provisions of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956 and the Bombay Reorganisation Act, 1960.

« 19th Feb 2009: The Rajya Sabha passes the Prevention of Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008 which will strengthen the legal framework to tackle cases effectively.

« 20th Feb 2009: With 196 of its languages listed as endangered, India tops the UNESCO’s latest list of countries having the maximum number of dialects on verge of extinction.

« 22nd Feb 2009: The central Board of Trustees of Employees Provident Fund (EPF) recommends a rate of interest of 8.5% for 2008-09.

« 23rd Feb 2009: The Union Cabinet’s Committee on Economic Affairs gives its approval for NTT Docomo Inc. of Japan to subscribe to and acquire 27% equity in Tata Teleservices Ltd.

« 24th Feb 2009: The Parliament passes the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Bill, 2009, extending the moratorium on sealing till December 31, 2009.

« 24th Feb 2009: The Union Cabinet adopts the Prevention of Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2008.

« 26th Feb 2009: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approves 6% dearness allowance (DA) for Central Government employees.

« 28th Feb 2009: In a significant development in the history of Indian warship building, the keel of the first indigenous aircraft carrier is laid by Defence Minister Mr. A K Anthony at Cochin Shipyard Ltd., Kerala.