MARCH 28, 2015 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. Michael Clarke current Australian captain will retire from thr ODI at the end of World Cup 2015.
  2. Saina Nehwal became the first Indian women shuttler to be world number one by defeating Yui Hashimotu of Japan in semi finals of India Open.
    She became the world no. 2 in December 2010.
    Saina is also lone Indian badminton player to have won an Olympic medal when she won bronze medal at 2012 Olympics.

Business:

  1. Asian Development Bank sanction 300 M$ out of 500 M$ loan under SCRIP (SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program) for road construction of 500 KM in the North Bengal North East (NBNE) region.

    SASEC– South Asia Sub regional Economic Cooperation.

National:

  1. Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) cleared the procurement of 30 Weapon Locating Radars from BEL for Rs. 1605 crore.
  2. Union Government announced the removal of Aziz Qureshi as Governor of Mizoram.
  3. Karnatka’s Cabinet approved development of 3855.23 KM of rural roads at an estimated cost of Rs. 2676.57 crore under the Namma Grama Namma Rasthe program.
  4. ISRO launched its fourth regional navigational satellite IRNSS 1-D by ISRO’s PSLV C-27 vehicle.
  5. Delhi became the first state to launch E- ration card services.
  6. First goods train from Lumding to Silchar in Assam flagged of f. Project completed at a cost of Rs. 3500 crore. This line will provide connectivity to Barak Valley of Assam with rest of the country.
  7. Rajasthan became the first state in the country to fix a minimum educational qualification for contesting election to the Panchayati Raj institutions.
  8. Number of One-horned Rhinos in Assam’s Kajiranga national park has increased to over 2400.
  9. For CM of Mizoram Brig Thenphonga Sailo passed away.

Awards:

  1. Abel Prize 2015 has been won by Nobel Laureate John F Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg. They both will share the prize money of 76,000 USD.

    Able Prize is popularly known as Nobel prize in Mathematics and was instituted in 2001, presented annually by King of Norway. This prize named after Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel.

  2. India- America  biology professor Murty S Kambhampati has been chossen for prestigious US presidential award for excellence in the field of Science, Mathematics and Engineering mentoring.

Books Review:

  1. At Home In India-The Muslim Saga– by Salman Khurshid.
  2. Creating A New Medina– Venkat Dhulipala.
  3. Food For All– Uma Lee.

Emerging Terms and News:

  1. The president of Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) Anil Khanna will contest for the post of the president of International Tennis Federation.
  2. LPSC– Liquid Propulsion System Centre, Kerala.
  3. ISROChairman– A.S. Kiran Kumar.
  4. AWACS– Airborne Warning And Control System.

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