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NASA's Curiosity rover discovered biologically useful Nitrogen on Mars

The discovery adds to the evidence that suggests ancient Mars was habitable for life. The findings were made by a team of NASA scientists using the SAM instrument suited on the rover.

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UST Global launched Women’s Safety App iSafe for Thiruvananthapuram City Police

Through the app, women will be able to send instant alerts to the police control room by using the panic button or just by the long press of volume rocker (down) key of their mobile phones.

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Union Ministry of Shipping signed agreement with Toyota for Export of Automobile Units

The agreement mainly includes the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) commitment to use KPL as their primary port and KPL will give volume based discount on the tariff on certain facilities for smooth functioning of the operations.

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Union Railways Ministry launched Customer Complaint Web Portal and Mobile Application

This Customer Complaint-cum-Suggestion portal and mobile App can be freely downloaded and will be useful to track the status of the complaints registered on this portal.

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Union Government blocked private email network for official work

In this regard, Union Government notified E-mail Policy of Government of India and Policy on use of Information Technology resources of Government of India on 18 February 2015.

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International Rare Disease Day observed on 28 February

On this day, hundreds of patient organisations from more than 80 countries and regions worldwide carried-on awareness-raising activities around the slogan Day-by-day, hand-in-hand.

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जमैका की संसद ने मारिजुआना के निजी प्रयोग को कानूनी मान्यता देने के लिए कानून पारित किया

25 फरवरी 2015 को जमैका की संसद ने 57 ग्राम तक मारिजुआना के व्यक्तिगत प्रयोग को कानूनी मान्यता देने के लिए एक कानून पारित किया.

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Parliament of Jamaica passed a law to decriminalise marijuana for personal use

Marijuana is widely grown in Jamaica and has cultural roots there. The country is also the biggest exporter of marijuana to the United States among Caribbean countries.

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Russia and Cyprus signed an agreement to allow Russian navy ships to use Cypriot ports

The deal allows access to Russian navy ships to the Cypriot ports in the Mediterranean Sea. It seems that the deal have ended Russia’s hunt an access to Mediterranean ports after it lost access to the ports of sea on Syria coast.

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House of Lords of UK passed a legislation allowing creation of babies using DNA of three people

The House of Lords voted in favour of the Bill that amends the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act (HFEA), 1990.

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Centre for Science and Environment released a report titled Heat on Power

The thermal power generating units are among the most inefficient in the world in terms of compliance of pollution norms, use of resources and overall operation efficiency.

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WHO approved ReEBOV Antigen rapid test kit to identify Ebola-infected patients

The key feature of the rapid test kit is that it can correctly distinguish Ebola infected patients from non-Ebola infected patients within 15 minutes

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Rahul Kaiche became first cardiac surgeon in Maharashtra to use titanium plates for coronary surgery

He used the titanium plates instead of the traditionally used wires for sternal closure in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) surgery.

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India signed Grant Agreement of 8 million US dollars with World Bank for funding SLACC Project

The amount will be used to implement special projects under SLACC to improve adaptive capacity of the rural poor engaged in farm-based livelihoods to climate change in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

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BIS announced to develop Standards for Solid Waste Management and Potable Drinking Water

The move was aimed at promoting the use of available Indian Standards on street food and public supply of potable drinking water. These standards will be made mandatory in phased manner.

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Election Commission announced to launch Electoral Roll Authentication Mission

Under the mission, the EC will use the huge database of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to link Aadhaar number of citizens with the electoral database to further authenticate and purify electoral rolls.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated Cricket diplomacy, called four SAARC leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi used Cricket Diplomacy to bridge gap between the five cricket playing SAARC nations. This would help India to better diplomatic relations with SAARC nations mainly with Pakistan.

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SpaceX successfully launched Falcon 9 rocket from Florida

The rocket carried an unmanned Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite that will be used by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to monitor the Sun.

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ICICI Bank Limited tied-up with UAE Exchange to offer instant bank transfer service

Using FLASHremit service, the customers of the bank residing in UAE can send money instantly to any ICICI Bank account in India in rupee denominations.

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ICICI Bank launched India's first digital bank, Pockets

Pockets, the digital e-wallet that uses a virtual VISA card that enables the users to transact on any website or mobile application in India can be downloaded from Google Playstore.

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Acclaimed Indian sculptor and artist Mrinalini Mukherjee passed away

Mrinalini Mukherjee was best known for her sculptures crafted using knotted hemp ropes and cast bronzes.

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Is reduction in SLR in favour of private sector?

The reduction in SLR is a welcome move as it will help unlock the low-yielding government securities and make it available to the money market to be put into more productive use.

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Lupin got USFDA nod for marketing its diarrhea drug vancomycin hydrochloride in US

Lupin Limited received final approval from USFDA for marketing generic version of Vancocin capsules of ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc that is used in treating diarrhea.

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Union Government banned mobile handsets with fake, duplicate identity numbers

Union Government prohibited imports of all kind of mobile handsets with fake or duplicate Unique Identity Numbers. The move will help the security agencies to track callers using different SIM cards.

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Dima Hasao District of Assam got its first broad gauge railway track

A goods train with 43 wagons reached the main railway station of the Dima Hasao district using this broad gauge railway track.

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NASA Kepler Space Telescope made 1000th Exoplanet Discovery

Using Kepler data, scientists reached this millenary milestone after validating that eight more candidates spotted by the planet-hunting telescope are, in fact, planets.

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Quikr launched instant messenger Quikr Nxt to enable seamless transactions

The messenger will allow users to chat using the website or mobile app. The messenger has been integrated into Quikr’s mobile app, mobile site and website.

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Whole plant therapy can beat malaria parasites' drug resistance: Study

Researcher said that the new treatment is based on a use of the whole plant (WP) Artemesia annua, from which the current pharmaceutical drug artemisinin (AN) is extracted.

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Jubiliant Life Sciences got USFDA approval for selling its generic drugs in US market

Jubilant Life Sciences got USFDA’s nod for generics Mycophenolate Mofetil, an immuno-suppressant and Rizatriptan, used for treatment of migraine.

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Union Sports Ministry recognised Boxing India as national federation for representing Boxing

In this regard, the Ministry allowed Boxing India to use the name under the Emblems & Names (Prevention of Improper use) Act, 1950 for all its future correspondence.

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