Daily Current Affairs, 25th February 2018 - VISION

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Daily Current Affairs, 25th February 2018






1)  PM Narendra Modi to flag off Run for New India Marathon in Surat today

•In Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Run for New India Marathon in Surat today. Marathon will be flagged off from Lalbhai Contractor Stadium of the city. The Marathon is only to create awareness about social causes. 

•Surat Nagrik Samiti, one of the organizers, is expecting more than one lakh people to take part in the event. Marathon is divided into 4 categories which include 41 KM full marathon, 21 KM half marathon and 10 KM run and the last 5 KM run for fun.

2)  NIA initiates process for securing Interpol Red Corner notice against Pakistani diplomat Amir Zubair Siddiqui

•National Investigation Agency (NIA) has initiated the process for securing an Interpol Red Corner notice against Pakistani diplomat Amir Zubair Siddiqui, who was chargesheeted last week for conspiring to launch terror strikes on the US and Israeli consulates in South India.

•Officials in the agency said, the paperwork is being completed and will be sent soon to the Interpol headquarters based in Lyon in France for issuance of the Red Corner notice against Siddiqui, who during his stint at Pakistani High Commission in Sri Lanka during 2014 had conspired to carry out terror strikes in India.

3)  Legendary Bollywood Actress Sridevi Passes Away
•Veteran Bollywood actress and Padma Shri awardee Sridevi, who had an illustrious career spanning over four decades, passed away. She was 54.

•Sridevi was died due to cardiac arrest in Dubai. She went on a hiatus for 15 years after starring in home production -- "Judaai" -- co-starring her brother-in-law Anil Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar. It was director Gauri Shinde's "English Vinglish" in 2012 that marked Sridevi's comeback.

4)  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, his first international title in over three years.

•The Indian looked in good touch throughout the tournament as he didn't drop a single game en route to his title win.




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