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February 2nd week 2015 current affairs
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February 2nd week 2015 current affairs

1) Katy Perry, Pres Obama And Activist Team Up To Promote ``The Fight Against Domestic Violence``.

  • A powerful trio formed by President Barack Obama, pop star Katy Perry and domestic abuse survivor and activist Brooke Axtell took their fight against domestic abuse to the Grammy Awards and exhorted artists to use their power to stop violence.
  • They were featured in a segment at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, where Brooke Axtell had made spoken word performance after a speech by US President Barack Obama on domestic violence and before a performance by singer Katy Perry dedicated to domestic violence victims.
 
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  1. Katy Perry, is an American singer and songwriter. Perry has received many awards, including three Guinness World Records, and been included in the Forbes list of "Top-Earning Women In Music" for 2011, 2012, and 2013.
  2. Brooke Axtell is an anti-human trafficking and anti-domestic violence activist. Axtell was trafficked by her nanny when she was seven years old; she was brought to a basement in a strange house where she was raped by several men.
 

2) Odisha Chief Information Commissioner Tarun Kanti Mishra resigns.

  • Odisha Chief Information Commissioner Tarun Kanti Mishra resigns. Mishra, a 1975-batch IAS officer, who retired from the government service in August, 2010 was selected at the state level selection committee meeting chaired by chief minister Naveen Patnaik
  • A multi-faceted personality, Mishra is a distinguished writer and associated with several cultural activities besides discharging his duties and responsibilities as an administrative officer.

3) Sanjeev Kapoor to participate in Dubai Food Festival.

  • Indian celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor will participate in Masala! Food Fair, a two-day celebration of food and entertainment from the subcontinent, which will begin Feb 20 here as a part of Dubai Food Festival.
  • Kapoor will be hosting a series of interactive culinary sessions and will also be judging on-site competitions at the food gala.
  • Food challenges, demonstrations and competitions will add to the festive atmosphere. 

 

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