Daily Current Affairs 25th February, 2018

Daily Current Affairs 25 February 2018 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.


International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels, ICSB 2018, held in New Delhi

A two- day International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels is jointly being organized by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (GOI) on behalf of Mission Innovation and Biofuture Platform in New Delhi.

  • Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 22 countries and the European Union (EU) to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation. As part of the initiative, participating countries have committed to double Clean Energy Research and Development (R&D) investments over five years.

15th edition of BioAsia 2018 held in Hyderabad

15th edition of BioAsia, the annual flagship event of the Government of Telangana, was held from 22nd – 24th February, 2018 in Hyderabad.

New plant species from West Bengal named after former President Abdul Kalam

Scientists from the Botanical Survey of India have identified a new plant species from two protected National Parks in West Bengal. Named Drypetes kalamii, it is a small shrub found to be shorter version of its close relative Drypetes ellisii. The plant is named after former President Abdul Kalam.

DRDO successfully carries out test flight of Rustom-2 drone

India’s premier defence research institute Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) carried out “successful” test flight of its Rustom 2 drone, a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), at Chalakere in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district.

  • Rustom 2 is being developed on the lines of predator drones of the US to carry out surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) roles for the armed forces with an endurance of 24 hours


7th meeting of EPG on Nepal-India relations begins in Kathmandu

The seventh meeting of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Nepal-India relations began in Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • The two-day meeting will mainly focus on the 1950 treaty, border issues, and trade and transit, according to a member of the group.


Parupalli Kashyap wins Austrian Open

Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap overcame Malaysia’s June Wei Cheam in straight games in the men’s singles final to clinch the Austrian Open International Challenge (Badminton), his first international title in over three years.

Jithin Paul becomes first Indian athlete to be banned by NADA for possession of drug

The National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), for the first time in Indian sport, has banned an athlete for the possession of an illegal drug. The disciplinary committee handed over a suspension of four years to hurdler Jithin Paul.

  • He was charged under the section of article 2.6.1 of the World Anti Doping Code which states that an athlete can be charged with a rule violation if he or she is in possession of a prohibited substance in or out of competition.

Aruna Reddy becomes first Indian to win an individual medal at Gymnastics World Cup

Aruna Budda Reddy became the first Indian gymnast to clinch an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne by securing bronze in the women’s vault.


Veteran actress Sridevi passes away at 54

Veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi, who had an illustrious career spanning over four decades, has passed away due to cardiac arrest in Dubai. She was 54. 

  • A versatile actor, Sridevi made her Bollywood debut in 1978 with “Solva Sawan”.
  • While films like “Mawaali” (1983), “Tohfa” (1984), “Mr India” (1987) and “Chandni” (1989) kept her at the top in the box-office game, her outings like “Sadma” (1983), “ChaalBaaz” (1989), “Lamhe” (1991), and “Gumrah” (1993) earned her critical acclaim.

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