FEBRUARY 25, 2015 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  • Third edition of Champions of Hero Hockey India League 2015 has been won by Ranchi Rays by defeating Punjab Warriors.

Business:

  • Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave approval for establishing the BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) and New Development Bank (NDB).

    BRICS Nations at their sixth summit at Fortaleza Brazil decided to create a development bank and contingent reserve to finance infrastructure projects and other development.

  • Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav presented Rs. 3.02 lakh crore annual budget for 2015-16 which is 10.2% more than last budget.

National:

  • Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav resigned after an FIR registered against him in recruitment scam.
  • After resignation of R.K. Pachauridue to sexual harassment allegations, vice chairman of Intergovernmental Panel On Cliamte Change (IPCC), Ismail Gizouli will work as acting chairman.
  • Rajya Sabha passed Constitution (Schedule Caste) Order Amendment Bill 2014, which seeks to modify the list of SC in three states- Haryana, Karnataka, Odisha and one Union Territory- Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

International:

  • Geneva summit for Human Rights & Democracy, a NGO, presented the human rights award to Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad for creating a Facebook page inviting women to post their pictures without headscarves which was against the Islam law.
  • NASA’s Curiosity rover clicked stunning selfies on the Pahrump Hills of Mars by a camera MAHLI ( Mars Hand Lens Imager) on the rovers robotic arm.
  • United Kingdom became the first country to legalize the creation of babies using DNA from three people. This law will be governed by Human Fertilization and Embryology Act 1990. It will help babies suffering from genetically disease.

Emerging Terms and News:

  • MAHLI- Mars Hand Lens Imager
  • ISPR– Inter Services Public Relation

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