Current Affairs India - 27 February 2013

1. UPA government has proposed a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the controversial chopper deal and asserted that there will be -no cover up- as it was determined to go to the root of the scam and give maximum punishment to the guilty. The setting up of the 30-member JPC was decided through a government motion passed by the Rajya Sabha today.


2. India moved up to fourth rank in the ICC Test rankings after replacing Pakistan. Sachin Tendulkar jumped 3 places to be 17th in the batsmen's chart and Virat Kohli gained 10 places to his career best 25th Position. South African batsman Hashim Amla continued to lead the Test batsmen chart followed by Australian skipper Michael Clarke. Among the bowlers, Indian off-spinner R. Ashwin rose to a career-best 11th.