Current Affairs, News & Facts of 02 Feb 2015

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  • Leander Paes becomes the oldest Grand Slam champion at the age of 41. - read more cat
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  • Maharashtra clears open field trials of Genetically Modified (GM) Crops; becomes 4th state in the country to do so after Punjab, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh.  
    • The No Objection Certificates (NOC) is issued for the field trials of genetically modified (GM) lines of rice, chana (chickpeas), maize, brinjal and cotton.
    • The decision is in tune with recommendations given by state-level committee, headed by Anil Kakodkar, which was constituted to consider individual crop applications for GM trials.
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  • NASA launches Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite to observe soil moisture
    • The satellite - launched aboard the Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California (US) - will monitor drought, predict floods, assist crop productivity, weather forecasting and linking water, Energy and Carbon Cycles.
    • Its the first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture hidden beneath our feet.
    • The mission has a lifespan of 3 years.
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  • India's first fenced elephant sanctuary to come up within the Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bengaluru (Karnataka).  
    • The park spread across 49.5 hectare area will be constructed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
    • It will provide resident elephants, presently 15, the luxury to move around freely.
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  • The 17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the prestigious international theatre festival organized by NSD, begins in New Delhi. 
    • The largest theatre festival of Asia, will attract both national and international performances/productions including those from Poland, Israel, USA, France and Bangladesh this year.
    • National School of Drama (NSD) - nation's premier theatre training institute - is among the top 15 schools of the world that teach theatre.
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  • Foundation stone laid for campus buildings of National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology (NMI) and Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) in Noida.
    • Institutes will help generate employment, promote Indian culture and culinary art.
    • While NMI belongs to the Ministry of Culture, ICI is an Institute of the Ministry of Tourism.
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