Current Affairs, News & Facts of 27 Feb 2014

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  • Admiral DK Joshi becomes the first chief of Indian armed forces to resign since independence.  
    • He did so in the aftermath of a fire accident aboard INS Sindhuratna submarine which claimed at least 2 lives.
    • Vice Admiral Robin Dhowan is to serve as acting Navy Chief till a new chief is selected. 
    • The recent string of accidents has raised many concerns on safety in the Indian Navy.
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  • India’s largest solar photovoltaic plant comes up in Madhya Pradesh. - read more cat
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  • Egypt gets a new Prime Minister in Ibrahim Mehlib.  
    • He has been chosen by the interim president Adly Mansour to succeed Hazem el-Beblawi.
    • It will be the country's sixth government since the ouster of autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011 uprising.
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  • Sri Lanka rejects UN call for international investigation into war crimes committed by government forces during bloody civil war.
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  • Sourav Kothari clinches his maiden National billiards championship by pipping Alok Kumar in a marathon encounter. 
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  • Indian origin scientist 'Madan Babu' has been honoured with Protein Science Young Investigator Award for 2014 at Cambridge (UK).  
    • The prize, given by Protein Society, recognizes notable contribution made in the study of proteins.
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  • India Newspaper Society (INS) celebrates its Platinum Jubilee.

    Born as "Indian and Eastern Newspaper Society" on February 27, 1939 in New Delhi, its a umbrella body of Newspapers published in India and currently has more than 1,000 members having publications in 19 languages with a combined circulation of 71 million copies.

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  • Israel's highest civilian honour, the 'Medal of Distinction', has been awarded to German chancellor Angela Merkel.
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  • Government passes Bill to establish "Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University" at Jhansi (UP).

    Objective : impart education and undertake research in different branches of agriculture, allied sciences and programmes of extension education in the Bundelkhand region (of UP/MP). It will also promote linkages with national and international educational institutes towards this goal.

    The university will set up colleges for agriculture, horticultureforestry (in UP) and veterinary, animal sciences and fisheries (in MP). 

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  • India and Russia agrees to set up a Joint Study Group for studying the scope of CECA (Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement) with member-countries of the Customs Union viz Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
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  • National Monitoring Committee for Minorities (NMCM) holds its first meeting in Delhi.
    • NMCM : was constituted recently to assess the achievements and review Ministry of Minority Affairs' planning process, programmes, strategies and implementation process over its 9 years of establishment.
    • It includes 72 experts in minority related issues
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