Current Affairs, News & Facts of 17 Feb 2014

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  • China plans to build the longest underwater tunnel of the planet.  
    • The 123-km long tunnel will connect the port cities of Dalian to Yantai on the east coast through the Bohai Bay.
    • At present, Japanese 'Seikan Tunnel' holds the world record with a length of 53.9 kilometres.
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  • International Gandhi Award for leprosy 2013 has been conferred on Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre and Prof. Guocheng Zhang for their outstanding contribution in this field.
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  • Following resignation of Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government, Delhi put under President Rule. However assembly has not been dissolved and the house has been kept under suspended animation.

    National Capital Territory of Delhi will now be administered by President through Lt. Governor in accordance with the provision of Article 239 and Article 239AA of the Constitution.

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  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute (Pune) developes a virus-immune transgenic variety of papaya.   
    • The breakthrough has the potential to revolutionize the global papaya industry.
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  • M Teresa kho has been appointed the new Director (India) of Asian Development Bank. She replaces Hun Kim.  
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  • "Solar Impulse"- world’s first day and night-abled solar-powered wide body aircraft, to fly in India next year as part of its "round-the world experimental flight".

    Also called 'Signature in the Skies’ it is a initiative of Switzerland based Solar Impulse led by CEO, Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard.

    Last year It created history by flying across US, Europe and Mediterranean Sea, night and day without fuel, powered by only solar energy.

    It will now attempt "round-the world flight powered only by the sun".

    weighing approx. 2,740 kg, it will be powered by 12,000 solar cells witha speed of 70 km/hr.

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  • New zealand's captain Brendon McCullum and B J Watling creates world record of highest ever sixth-wicket partnership in Test cricket.

    They achieved the feat in 2nd Test against India at Wellington and broke the record of 351 runs partnership of Mahela and Prasanna Jayawardene, also set against India at Ahmedabad in 2009.

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  • Renaud Lavillenie, the French Olympic champion, breaks the Sergey Bubka's 21-year-old world record ( 6.14 m) in pole vault with a leap of 6.16 meter at Donetsk (Ukraine).
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