Current Affairs - February, 2014

“Water, Peace and War – Confronting the Global Water Crisis” Mr. Brahma Chellaney’s book launched

The Vice President of India, Mr. M. Hamid Ansari launched a book titled “Water, Peace and War – Confronting the Global Water Crisis” authored by Mr. Brahma Chellaney. About the “Water, Peace and War – Confronting the Global Water Crisis” book Focus: On a wide range of research from scientific and policy fields to examine ..

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Euthanasia Plea issue: Apex Court refers matter to constitution bench

The Supreme Court of India referred the issue of legalizing euthanasia in the country to a five-judge Constitution bench. Euthanasia is the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering. Due to conflicted opinions on euthanasia, the apex court stated that the Constitution bench will go into all aspects of ..

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Indian- American Scientist Sangeeta Bhatia developed cheap paper diagnostic for cancer

The Indian-American scientist, Ms. Sangeeta Bhatia developed a simple, cheap, paper test that could improve cancer diagnosis rates and help people to get treated earlier. Ms. Bhatia is professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. About the paper diagnostic test for cancer The diagnostic, which works much like a pregnancy ..

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“1322”- security helpline number launched by Northern Railway for passengers

Northern Railway launched 24 x 7 security helpline No.1322 to provide speedy assistance to passengers in the event of thefts, harassment and other criminal incidents on rail premises. The call can be made from a landline or mobile number. Once a passenger calls the helpline, a unique complaint number will be generated and provided to ..

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What is Tizen? – "Samsung launched Tizen-powered smart watches"

Samsung launched second generation Gear smart watches powered by Tizen operating system to break the iOS and Android duopoly in the mobile market. Samsung’s NX300M smart camera was the first device to run on Tizen, and the Gear 2 paves the way for what Samsung calls the “Tizen based wearable platform.” About second-generation Gear smart watches ..

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