Current Affairs, News & Facts of 25 Feb 2014

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  • Somdev Devvarman captures his 3rd ATP men's singles tennis title demolishing Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-3, 6-1 in the final held in Delhi.  
    • It was his fourth Challenger level final.
    • 1st Title: Lexington (US) in 2008
    • 2nd Title: Izmir (Turkey) in 2010
  • Egypt's Interim Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi resigns with his cabinet.  
    • He, an Army appointee, had come to power after ex-president Mohamed Morsi’s government was deposed by the Army amidst escalating mass protests against his rule last July.
    • The country has been in constant state of political flux since the outbreak of Arab Spring.
  • A 12-year-old Indian American boy Shubham Banerjee developes a low cost Braille Printer named 'Braigo'.  
    • They convert regular data from computer devices into information in Braille on the print-out.
    • They, usually slower and noisier, tend to consume more papers for the same amount of output.
  • Jayant Vishnu Narlikar to receive Y Nayudamma memorial award 2013 for his notable contributions in astronomy and astrophysics.  
    • The annual honour is awarded to scientist and technologist for their worthy contributions. 
    • Its named after acclaimed leather technologist and scientist Nayudamma.
  • Government revises NCR development plan to allow construction activities in eco- sensitive zones of Aravali.  
    • This means that construction limit in nature conservation zones (NCZ) can now go beyond 0.5 percent of land.
    • It also approves of tourism activities in ecologically sensitive zones (ESZ).
  • Bihar to get 1320 MW (2 X 660 MW) Thermal Power Project at Kajra (Lakhisarai).   
    • It will be a joint collaboration between NTPC (74% stake) and Bihar State Power Generation Company Limited (26% stake).
  • 7200 km of state highways to be elevated to National Highways by the union government.  
    • The present length of the National Highways in the country is about 80000 km.
  • National Centre for Good Governance Inaugurated in Mussorrie.  
    • It will serve as an apex think tank to advise government on good governance.
    • The institute is just the upgradation of erstwhile National Institute of Administrative Research (NIAR).
  • India’s 1st on Site Net Zero Building (green technology building) “Indira Paryavaran Bhawan” comes up in Delhi.  
    • The building fulfils the highest green standard of GRIHA 5-Star and LEED India Platinum.
  • National Geoscience Awards 2012 presented. - read more cat

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