Current Affairs, News & Facts of 28 Feb 2014

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  • Government constitutes G K Pillai committee to look into the viability of carving out a separate Bodoland state from Assam.  
    • This one-man committee has been assigned 9 months to submit its report after due deliberation with all stakeholders.
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  • The Supreme Court sets up a five-judge Constitution Bench to look into the prospect of legalization of Mercy Killing.    - read more cat
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  • National Science Day is observed across the nation on February 28 with the theme ‘Fostering Scientific Temper’.  
    • The day celebrate anniversary of the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist  Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on this very date in 1928.
    • He was honoured with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for this achievement.
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  • Environment ministry gives go-ahead to confined field trials of Genetically Modified (GM) crops.  
    • The move will enable gene modification trials of over 200 varieties of rice, wheat, cotton, maize among other crops.
    • Though the matter is sub judice in Supreme Court, the apex court has not put any embargo on trials so far.
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  • Centre inaugurates All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.   
    • The institution is also set to launch bar-coded ‘e-health card’ (smart card) which will keep record of patients’ ailment and treatment history.
    • The same facility will be extended to all six AIIMS in the country.
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  • Government kicks off Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Boys – “Saksham”.  
    • It aims to achieve all-round development of boys by making them self-reliant, gender-sensitive and aware citizens.
    • The project is to cover all adolescent boys between 11 to 18 years of age. 
    • To be implemented in 20 selected districts in seven States on a pilot basis. 
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  • Renowned Spanish guitarist 'Paco de Lucia' breathes his last at 66.  
    • He, originally called Francisco Sanchez Gomez, was famous for his flamenco style.
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  • Government sanctions Rs.434 crore for establishment of four new National Institutes of Design (NID) at Jorhat (Assam), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) and Kurukshetra (Haryana).
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  • Nucleus Breeding Centre for Tiger Shrimp inaugurated in Port Blair.  
    • India ranks second only to China in global aquaculture production producing 4.64 million tonnes annually out of the world’s total production of 60 million tones. 
    • The centre is estimated to earn India USD 1 Billion through aquaculture export.
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  • Centre to set up a new rail coach manufacturing unit at Kolar, Karnataka.  
    • The joint venture between Indian Railways and Karnataka government is expected to roll out 500 coaches every year.
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