ü  The pay commission advises the government to revise the pay scales of the employees.

ü  7th pay commission has been constituted revises the salaries of 50 lakhs employees of central government and remuneration of 30 lakh pensioners.

ü  The former Judge of the India’s apex court Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur has been appointed as the Chairman.

ü  Former Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur was heading the Armed Forces Tribunal before being appointed as the chairman of the Pay Commission.

ü  The 7th pay commission submits the report in 2 years and the recommendations are implemented from January 1, 2016.

ü  The other members in the committee:

ü  Vivek Rae (Oil Secretary)

ü  Rathin Roy

ü  Meena Agarwal (secretary)  (At present Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in Expenditure Department


ü  Satya Nadella will be the new CEO of Microsoft from August 2014.

ü  He will be replacing the present CEO Steve Ballmer.

ü  Satya Nadella is the 3rd CEO for Microsoft in its 39 years History.

ü  The first CEO was Bill Gated and followed by Steve Ballmer.

ü  Nadella joined the Microsoft in the year 1992.

ü  He is an Engineering graduate from Manipal University.

ü  At present the Chairman of Microsoft is Bill Gates and is going to be replaced by John Thompson.

ü  Bill Gates assumes a new role as Technology Advisor for Microsoft.

World Cancer Day:

ü  February 4th is the World Cancer day.

ü  The goal is to reduce the disease and the death by the year 2020.

ü  The Union for International Cancer control is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Bharata Ratna:

ü  It was conferred on the eminent scientist C N R Rao and the Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on February 4th, 2014 in Durbar Hall of Rashtrapathi Bhavan in New Delhi.

ü  The total number of recipients of the Bharata Ratna is 43.