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February 28, 2014

25th February 2014 - Current Affairs Updates


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International Affairs
  • US President Barack Obama told Hamid Karzai that he is now planning for a full US troop withdrawal because of the Afghan leader's repeated refusal to sign a security pact.
  • A man in a smog- ridden northern city has become the first person in China to sue the government for failing to curb air pollution.
  • Prime Minister Matteo Renzi won his first confidence vote in parliament, pledging to cut labour taxes, free up funds for investment in schools and pass wide institutional reforms to tackle Italy's economic malaise.
  • Moscow pledged it would not intervene in the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine but said the country should not be forced to choose between Russia and the West.

National Affairs
  • AIADMK promises to raise income tax exemption limit to five lakh rupees in its manifesto for next Lok Sabha elections; offers many other freebies.
  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said that socialmedia should exercise restraint and disseminate content in a responsible manner.
  • Defence minister AK Antony reviewed the operational military readiness on the western and eastern fronts, with the infrastructure build-up along the 3,488km line of actual control with China progressing at a snail's pace.
  • Over 57,000 school students in and around Rourkela would be benefitted by a unique project launched by SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) at an investment of about Rs 8.24 crore to provide healthy and nutritious mid-day meal.
  • A cybersecurity firm said that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access.
  • Hyderabad has become the world's most affordable office locations due to rupee depreciation and fall in rentals amid political instability over Telangana.

Business & Economy
  • Smart cards are helping to bring technology-based solutions to the poor even as the nation grapples with poor network infrastructure.
  • US drug regulator Margaret Hamburg's recent visit to India has done little to clear the air about the quality of drugs manufactured by Indian companies and one reason for this may be India's drug controller.
  • Goldman Sachs Group Inc is considering putting money into a major Japanese airport, the latest foreign investor to eye infrastructure projects as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to open up the market.
  • Gurgaon-based drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories said it has suspended all shipments of drug ingredients produced at two of its India-based plants at Dewas and Toansa 'voluntarily' to review processes and controls.

Science & Technology
  • FMCG giant Unilever has partnered, a Facebook-led alliance, to study how Internet adoption can be increased in rural communities in India.
  • Spanish scientists observed a record-breaking impact on Moon. Spanish astronomers spotted a meteorite with mass of about half a tone crashing into lunar surface and they claim that collision would have generated a flash of light so bright that it would have been visible from Earth.
  • Scientists from Columbia University, New York discovered neurons that prevent formation of fearful memories in hippocampus. Researchers hope study could be first step in developing new treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety attackS.
  • US space agency NASA said it would launch a water-related satellite in collaboration with India's ISRO.
  • US engineers have developed the world's fastest car with a top speed of an incredible 435 kilometres per hour.
  • BlackBerry Ltd unveiled a new, cheaper touchscreen smartphone and a "classic" model with a keyboard, as it tries to stem losses and win back once-devoted security-conscious business and government users.

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