2. Gujarati poet Chinu Modi has been conferred the Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2013 for his poetry book “Khara Zaran”, an official statement said.
3. National Human Rights Commission issues notices to seven states for non-payment of wages under MGNREGA.
4. Boeing machinists have approved a contract that would concede some pension and health care benefits in order to secure assembly of the company’s new 777X airplane in the Puget Sound region.
5. Noting that country has witnessed phenomenal growth in IT sector, PM said Centre was committed to providing enabling environment to encourage growth.
6. Top-seeded Li Na defended her Shenzhen Open title by defeating Peng Shuai 6-4, 7-5 in only the second all-Chinese final on the WTA Tour.
7. Tata Consultancy Services said it will set up the world’s largest corporate learning and development centre in Thiruvananthapuram with a total capacity to train 50,000 professionals every year.
8. The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has banned cutting of green mango trees in the state.
9. Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic beat US champion Venus Williams for the title at the ASB Classic tennis tournament.
10. Despite the political unrest, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) decided to go ahead with the Asia Cup in Bangladesh as scheduled from February 25-March 8, a top Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official said.