Current Affairs India - 25 February 2015

1. The AAP government of New Delhi has slashed power tariff by 50% for consumption up to 400 units per month and promised to provide free 20,000 litres water to every household per month as promised before the assembly poll. With this cut in power bill, 90% of Delhiites will be benefited.

Water tariff will be charged if the consumption limit exceeds 20,000 litres which will be effective from 1st March. AAP had earlier promised these steps in its election manifesto released before the assembly poll held earlier this month.

2. The Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav resigned from his post after the Central Government has asked him to step down after a FIR filed against him in a recruitment scam. He was named in an FIR registered by a special task force (STF) probing the multi-crore Madhya Pradesh professional examination board (MPPEB) or Vyapam scam under various sections of IPC, including 420 for cheating.

3. Dr Rajendra Kumar Pachauri stepped down as Chairperson of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Pachauri said that he was unable to provide strong leadership to the organization in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. He has been the Chairperson of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since April 2002. Ismail El Gizouli will now hold the post till a new chairperson is selected.