Jatinder Bir Singh : Chairman and Managing Director of Punjab and Sind Bank (PSB)

  1. Jatinder Bir Singh was appointed Chairman and Managing Director of Punjab and Sind Bank (PSB). Prior to this, Singh was an Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Water Resources.
  2. Sikkim has become the only state in the country to achieve more than 100% sanitation in rural and urban households, schools, sanitry complexes and anganwadi centres.
  3. Yuvraj Singh, the Indian cricketer cancer foundation named YouWeCan joined its hand with an NGO Navbharat Sewa Samiti to roll out a campaign named Cancer Mukt Purvi Dilli. The aim of joining the hand is to focus on awareness, early detection of the disease and education.
  4. The ministry of road transport and highways has ordered to all public transport vechiles plying in cities with a population of more than 10 lakh will have to install GPS (global positioning system) devices by february 20.
  5. India will begin testing its deadliest convential missile, the 290-km supersonic BrahMos cruise missile, from its most potent fighter jet, the Sukhoi 30MKI, by the end of this year.
  6. Chairman of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), H K Bhanwala said that the organisation has sanctioned loans worth over 19100 crore rupees under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) to states for agriculture and allied activities.
  7. Black, the popular Indian film starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee was screened at Fakel Theatre, Shosse Enthusiastov in Moscow. This screening was done in Indian Cinema Club in association with the Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre in Embassy of India (JNCCEI), Moscow.
  8. Astronomers team from the Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the Universe, which formed shortly after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.
  9. Boxer L Devendro Singh won a gold at the Bocskai Invitation Tournament as India finished with four medals in the event held in Debrecen, Hungary.
  10. N Ramachandran was elected President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA). Presently, he is the chief of World Squash Federation. Kho-Kho Federation of India President Rajeev Mehta were also elected unopposed as Secretary General. All India Tennis Association (AITA) chief Anil Khanna were also elected unopposed as Treasurer.