Current Affairs, News & Facts of 27 Feb 2015

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  • Centre instructs NHAI to set up call centres for help to road accident victims on the National Highways
    • To ensure better emergency care of the accident victims, three pilot projects has been launched one each on Gurgaon-Jaipur section of NH-8, Vadodara-Mumbai stretch of NH-8, and Ranchi-Mahulia of NH-33 for providing cashless treatment to road accident victims for 48 hours at expenditure up to a limit of Rs. 30000.
    • GPS enabled ambulances connected with a central control room through a toll-free number 1033, are stationed at intervals of 20 km to transport the injured to the hospitals for treatment within an hour.
    • As per Rule 10 of Rules Regulations, 1989 under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, every driver shall, on the approach of a fire service vehicle or of an ambulance allow it free passage by drawing to the side of the road.
    • Implementations of provisions of Motor Vehicles Act and Central Motor Vehicles Rules come under State Government.
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  • Women will be accorded priority under the Swachh Bharat Mission while constructing community and public toilets
    • One community toilet seat per 25 women and one public community toilet seat per 50 women will be built under the Mission as against one seat per 35 and 100 men respectively.
    • There are 44 lakh Public Toilets in the Country as per 2011 Census.
    • Maharashtra tops the list with 22 lakh public toilets followed by Tamil Nadu with 7 lakhs, and Karnataka with 2.26 lakhs.
    • Swachh Bharat Mission aims to build 1.04 crore household toilets and five lakh community and public toilet seats by 2019.
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  • Centre decides to set up two new major ports, one each at Sagar in West Bengal and the other at Dugarajapatnam in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.
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  • List of countries India has signed agreement for peaceful uses of space technology
    • Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Peru, Republic of Korea, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The Netherlands, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America and Venezuela.
    • These pacts cover Research and Development (R&D) in space science, technology and applications.
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  • AFMC Pune gets the Raksha Mantri's Trophy - 2014 for being the Best Hospital of the Armed forces
    • AFMC Lucknow become the 2nd Best Service Hospital.
    • The Raksha Mantri's Trophy was instituted in 1989 to create a healthy competition among the Command Hospitals of the Army and its equivalent Hospitals in the Navy and Air Force.
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