Current Affairs, News & Facts of 26 Feb 2014

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  • Indian-American scientist Sangeeta Bhatia developed a quick, simple and affordable paper test to detect cancer.   
    • The breakthrough may replace expensive tests like mammograms and colonoscopy. 
    • The diagnostic, much like a pregnancy test, is based on urine sample. 
    • She is professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
  • RBI constituted Bimal Jalan panel, meant to shortlist applications for new bank licences, submits its report.  
    • Licences are now expected to be allotted by the end of March.
    • Kotak Mahindra Bank and Yes Bank were the last two Private Banks to get banking licences from the RBI in 2003-04.
  • India is all set to conduct a dry run study on International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) rail link in March 2014.   - read more cat
  • Renowned painter Prokash Karmakar breathes his last at 81. 
    • Lalit Kala Akademi National Award (1968) was one among many honours he received for his paintings. 
  • Government to set up Urban Institute of India in Delhi, under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.  
    • Apex National level institution to facilitate inclusive and sustainable urban development and provide effective capacity building in the urban sector
    • creating and disseminating standards and best practices of Urban Management
    • will conduct high quality research on relevant and contemporary urban issues and policies, design, and implementation
    • autonomous and not–for–profit institution ; first institute for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty
  • DRDO inaugurates “Anusandhan Vihar” - a modern, sophisticated and eco-friendly residential complex at Timarpur, Delhi.

    It boasts of DRDO's Bio-digester technology for sewage treatment.


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