Current Affairs, News & Facts of 24 Feb 2015

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  • Indian-American researcher 'Purnendu Dasgupta' bags top US chemistry prize. - read more cat
  • Himachal Pradesh to present the first ever 'paperless state budget' in the country on March 11. 
    • All documents related to budget estimates would be made available online and only around 10 budget copies would be printed for record.
    • Being the country's first green assembly the state save Rs 15 crore and 6000-odd trees every year due to paperless day-to-day functioning.
  • The 8th India-Nepal battalion level combined Military Exercise "Surya Kiran" kicks off at Integrated Army Training Centre, Saljhandi, Nepal. 
    • The focus of the drill is to practice Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorist Operations in mountainous and jungle terrain.
    • The training also include facets of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief measures to be taken during Pandemic, Epidemic and various other calamities.
    • Aviation aspects and environmental conservation are also included in the scope of this exercise.
  • Mohamed Nasheed, the first democratically elected President of Maldives, has been arrested under anti-terrorism laws amid suspicions that he would try to flee the island nation to escape punishment. 
    • He had to step down in 2012 in a coup after mass protests broke out over his order to arrest a prominent judge Abdulla Mohamed.
  • Ram Niwas Goel gets unanimously elected as the Speaker of the Delhi Assembly; Bandana Kumari to be the Deputy Speaker
    • Both MLAs belong to the ruling party AAP who swept to power in Delhi winning overwhelming 67 out of 70 seats.
  • National Pension System (NPS) has launched a new website to provide proper and effective information dissemination to the stakeholders. 
    • The National Pension System Trust has been set-up and constituted by Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA) for taking care of the assets and funds under the National Pension System (NPS) in the interest of the beneficiaries (subscribers).

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