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February 26, 2015

25th February 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates

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National Affairs
  • Delhi government has slashed power tariff by 50% for consumption up to 400 units per month.
    • This decision will benefit around 90 percent of Delhiites.
    • Government has also decided to supply free water up to 20,000 litres for every household in a month
    • Both these decisions will be effective from March 1st, 2015.
  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,  gave approval for establishing the New Development Bank (NDB) and the BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA).
    • Heads of the five nation BRICS group — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — decided at their sixth summit in Fortaleza in July last year to create a development bank as well as a reserve fund to finance infrastructure projects and other sustainable development projects.
    • The cabinet also approved state-run power producer NTPC Ltd's plans to set up 15,000 megawatt of grid-connected solar projects, which would be completed in three tranches.
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav presented a Rs 3.02 lakh crore annual budget for 2015-16, 10.2 per cent more than last fiscal.
    • This is his fourth budget.
    • This budget shows a deficit of 2.96 per cent, Yadav earmarked Rs 9,388.79 crore for new schemes apparently with an eye on the Assembly elections due in 2017.
  • Mobile subscribers from 3rd May, will be able to port their numbers anywhere in the country while changing service providers.
    • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, TRAI has amended the regulation on it.
    • Mobile Number Portability (MNP) currently allows consumers to change their service provider while retaining the same number only within a telecom circle, which in most cases, is limited to a State.
    • In a statement TRAI said that it has issued sixth amendment to the Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulation, 2009, which will facilitate full Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in the country.
International Affairs
  • The United Kingdom has become the first country in the world to legalize the creation of the babies by the DNA from three people, using Mitochondrial Donation Technique.
    • The members of the House of Lords have voted in favour of the Bill that amends the Human Fertilization and Embryology Act (HFEA) in 1990.
    • Earlier in this month, the House of Commons had passed the bill. 
    • HFEA of the United Kingdom will now decide how to license the procedure to prevent babies suffering from deadly genetic diseases since birth.
    • The first 'designer baby' could be born as early as 2016.
    • This law will help to prevent the babies from serious inherited diseases which may be passed on from the mother to the child.
  • The U.S. government has confirmed that effective 26th May 2015, some holders of the H-4 visa, who are spouses of high-skilled workers on the H-1B visa, will be eligible for work authorisation, a potential boon for approximately 179,600 individuals in the first year alone.
 
People in News
  • Vatican, Missionaries of Charity and National Commission of Minorities have slammed RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s controversial remarks on Mother Teresa.
  • A special Tada court has sentenced gangster Abu Salem to life imprisonment for the murder of builder Pradip Jain in 1995.
Science & Technology
  • As many as 27 Indian Satellites, including 11 which facilitate the communication network in the country, are currently operational.
    • One more satellite would be launched next month while three more are in the pipeline, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said.
  • A membrane capable of producing safe drinking water by filtering out objects at the nanoscale level and killing the commonly found pathogenic bacteria E. coli has been developed by a team led by Dr. Suryasarathi Bose, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, IISc, Bengaluru.
Awards & Honors
  • Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad has received a human rights award in Geneva for creating a Facebook page inviting women in Iran to post pictures of themselves without their headscarves in defiance of rules requiring them to wear a hijab.
    • The Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, a group of 20 non-governmental organisations, gave Ms. Alinejad this award for “giving a voice to the voiceless and stirring the conscience of humanity to support the struggle of Iranian women for basic human rights, freedom and equality.”
New Appointments
  • Ravi Chaudhary, an Indian-American aviation expert and former US Air Force officer, was named the Executive Director for Regions and Centre Operations at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which regulates and oversees all aspects of American civil aviation.
Deaths
  • Ace cinematographer Aloysius Vincent, popularly known as A Vincent, who is known for his work in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films, passed away on Wednesday, 25 February.
    • His movies "Vayanadan Thampan" and "Parunthu" are considered iconic movies.
    • He won the Filmfare Best Cinematographer Award for "Prem Nagar" (1974).
    • In 2003, Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC) awarded him an Honorary Membership, along with KK Mahajan and VK Murthy. 
Sports
  • World Cup 2015
    • Ireland beat UAE by 2 wickets in a thrilling encounter.
  • Ranchi Rays crowned champions of Hero Hockey India League 2015 (HHIL) by defeating Jaypee Punjab Warriors.
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    87 comments:

    1. thank you team............
      update railway budget 2015 waiting..

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    2. Saurshtra gramin bank final result out....gujrat

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    3. delhi general ka cut off hai 125.....safe score kya hai....

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    4. Tumhe kitna expected hai

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    5. kafi cum attempt liya hai...lagta hai 125 to 130 ke hona chahiye

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    6. safe score 135-140 hona chaiye

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    7. Don't worry, ho jayega tumharra selection

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    8. coz 140 aaayega to 56/80 aur interview me 60 mile to 12/20.. total 66.. easily bank allot ho jayega

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    9. waise interview kaisa hua apka

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    10. average...app kis state se ho...

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    11. o n16 feb ..boi ..me tha ......

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    12. Hey do you appeared for new india assurance AO exam

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    13. Ohhhhh, OK m from janakpuri

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    14. Chalo.. All the best.. I wish sabka ho jaye

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    15. Hey nisha did you appeared for new india assurance AO exam

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    16. hve u appeared

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    17. Congrats,, wen is ur interview

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    18. Tomorrow...., I am very tensed yar

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    19. How many exams have u appeared??

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    20. Tension nai lene ka.. Jis chij se nuksan h wo nai karne ka.. Always be confident..

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    21. I have a question can I ask you

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    22. I want to adopt hindi as a medium of interview, is it possible and okk? ?

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    23. Yaa its completely fine.. Maine b hindi aur english dono mix karke dia tha IBPS CLERK ka interview

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    24. To kya muze interview lene walo ko saf saf kahna chahiye kya ki aap please interview hindi me lijiye to chalega kya

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    25. haan.. start karne se pehle bol dena.. Aur waise be ur english is good y u wann opt for hindi?

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    26. Yar I am talking about AO interview dost not clerk, so please guide me property please it's a kind request to you, please ab batao. . .

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    27. Look.. Agar wo english me pooche to english me jawab dena.. Aur hindi me to hindi.. Language is not important.. U shud be able to communicate properly

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    28. Muze interview hindi me hi dena hai, to mere mark pe negative impact hoga kya please reply

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    29. Nai aisa kuch negative impact nai hota h..

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    30. Aur ek sawal hai aapko pucho kya

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    31. Dekho, interview room me enter karte waqt hum puchte hai ki may I come in sir, to kya ye bhi muze hindi me hi bolna hoga kya ki kya mai andar aa sakti hu?? Please reply seriously

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    32. Ye to tum english me hi puchna.. Aur jaake wish kar dena aur baithne k baad unko request kar dena k m hindi me dena chaate hu.. Phir wo puchenge.. to uska answer ready kar lena

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    33. R u sure about this suggestion??

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    34. See if u have doubts.. u can ask some senior person.. Waise i guess aise karne me kuch harm nai h. Waise b u must communicate well..

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    35. Oh thank you for your reply, agar unhone pucha k hindi me dena kyu chahti ho to muze kya kehna hoga

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    36. keh dena k hindi is our national language and i more comfortable communicating in hindi.. Hey listen ek baar aap kisi senior person se advice le lena okk.. Is bare me..

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    37. Ek bat kahu key....

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    38. You are really nice guy, and I wish huge success in your career

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    39. Thanks.. I need wishes that too in bulk.. Coz i m preparing for my exam for last 1 yr after leaving my job..

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    40. Accha ek aur sawal puche kya aapko

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    41. Medium of interview
      1 hindi
      2 - hindi +English
      What will you choose
      Remember it's not a clerical level, it's for AO interview

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    42. tell me one thing how fluent r u in english??

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    43. I will tell you my situation, look I am fluent in writing English nd, but as far as interview is concerned, it's my first time yar, I am very tensed, mai sacchi me Dar rahi hu

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    44. Look Anvesha.. 1st of all dont be nervous.. Interviewers are not monsters they r also human being.. Bus wo aapko aaur aache se jaana chahenge thru this interview.. They will put u under pressure but ghabrna nai.. Be confident

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    45. Ha ye to Sach kaha aapne, accha ek aur sawal hai aapko pucho kya

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    46. haa puchiye kahan chale gaye aap

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    47. Look, this is my first interview, so I don't know the exact picture, you might feel this question funny but I request you please don't make fun....
      Q - interview dene k liye jo ladies candidates aati hai to kya unke interview alag se hote hai ya sab mix hota hai

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    48. SBI clerk exam notification will come in 2015 ........

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    49. Cutoff marks + 15+ u need... becoz m frm delhi nd many seniors were saying tht 140+ is a safe score for general..

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    50. what is the expected cut off for SBI Associate clerk for Andhrapradesh...

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    51. ur asking or conforming that notification will cme???

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    52. Hii Anvesha.. Interviews sabke mix h hote h.. Aur dont be nervous.. Do u best.. Tell me kaisa hua tumhara interview.. All the very best.. U will definately clear the interview amd will secure a job

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    53. total 68 comes. correct it

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    54. me too resigned my job last april and trying for banking.

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    55. Thank you........:)

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    56. Guys pls help me outt....
      Kab niklegi west bengal rural bank ki interview advertisement ?!?
      Anyone who knows pls help

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