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Balbir Singh Senior conferred with Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award of Hockey India

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
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Balbir Singh Senior was a member of three Olympic gold medal winning Indian team, viz., London Olympics (1948), Helsinki Olympics (1952) and Melbourne Olympics (1956).

Japan organised World’s first Otaku Expo

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
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The Expo was organized as a part of a special comic book fair held every five years, which attracts about half a million visitors.

Former Union Minister and veteran Congress Party leader Paty Ripple Kyndiah died

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
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He had served as the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) in 2004 under the UPA-I government led by Manmohan Singh.

Earth Hour 2015 observed globally from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm local time

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
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The tagline for the Earth Hour 2015 is Change Climate Change and it was observed across 172 nations and territories and around 1400+ iconic landmarks of the world switched off the lights.

Madan Mohan Malaviya posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
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Pandit Malaviya was born on 25 December 1861 in Allahabad. He studied in Calcutta University and became a school teacher and later a lawyer and even a newspaper editor. He was the founder of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Hindu Mahasabha.

Aditi Arya won the fbb Femina Miss India 2015 title

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
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She was crowned Miss India 2015 in the 52nd edition of the beauty contest held in Mumbai.

President presented Bharat Ratna award to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Published on: 28-MAR-2015
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The award giving ceremony is usually held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, but an exception was made keeping in mind the poor health of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

ISRO won Gandhi Peace Prize 2014

Published on: 28-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Indian space agency successfully launched Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and at a very cost effective price of 450 crore rupees.

Nobel Laureate John Nash won Abel Prize 2015 for work on partial differential equations

Published on: 27-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

He will share the Prize with Louis Nirenberg, Professor Emeritus at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. They both will share the prize money of 760000 US dollar.

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade observed

Published on: 27-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Women and slavery was chosen as the theme for the year 2015 in a tribute to the many women who suffered and died during the slave trade.

ADB sanctioned 300 million US dollars under SCRIP for road construction in NBNE region

Published on: 27-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program aims to achieve regional integration among the members of the SASEC group by improving regional connectivity within the North Bengal-North Eastern Region in India.

UN unveiled Arc of Return for victims of transatlantic slave trade

Published on: 27-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The arc was unveiled at the UN headquarters in New York by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

CNN IBN announced Indian of the Year Award 2014

Published on: 27-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the Indian of the Year Award 2014 while Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley won the award in Politics category and N Chandrasekaran, CEO, Tata Consultancy Services, won the award in Businness category.

Book titled Food for All written by Uma Lele

Published on: 27-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The book surveys the food and agricultural development assistance delivered by five major international organizations since their establishment to gauges their relevance, effectiveness, and impacts in a dramatically changed world.

Vikas Swarup appointed as MEA spokesman

Published on: 27-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Swarup will replace incumbent Syed Akbaruddin and will take the charge on 18 April 2015, a day after the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from his tour to France, Germany and Canada.

KM Mani appointed as chairman of the Empowered Committee of State FM’S on GST

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

The Union Finance Ministry approved his appointment on 24 March 2015. The post is vacant since former Jammu and Kashmir finance minister quit the position in December 2014.

Novel titled Family Life written by Akhil Sharma won the Folio Prize 2015

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The book tells the story of Ajay Mishra who moves from Delhi to the United States as a child in the late 1970s.

Ministry of Railways constituted Ajay Shankar Committee to review PPP Cell functioning

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The Committee will recommend measures to make the cell more effective, customer friendly and result oriented.

Dalal Street Investment Journal presented the 6th PSU Awards

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ) presented the awards to fifteen PSUs under various catergories in recognition of performance excellence and their contribution to the economy.

Renowned Hindi poet Gopaldas Neeraj won the Rashtriya Kavi Pradeep Samman for the year 2012-13

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

90-year-old poet Neeraj won the award for his immense contribution in the field of literature.

Vice president released book title Faces and Places written by Prof. Deepak Nayyar

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The book brings together a selection of the author’s photographs that have been taken over the past four decades.

Usha International Limited won the Gold award at 6th Flame Awards 2015

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

It was awarded in recognition of its rural marketing initiative to extend their footprint into small towns and villages.

Union Government felicitated the winners of the third Web Ratna Awards

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was awarded the Platinum icon award for the Comprehensive Web presence in the Web Ratna Awards 2014.

Indian Navy commissioned three Immediate Support Vessels (ISVs) in Vishakhapatnam

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

These ISVs will be operated from Vishakhapatnam and will augment the Navy’s capabilities to protect the porous maritime borders and offshore assets like petroleum and natural gas production sites.

Dolly Shivani Cherukuri became the youngest Archer to enter India Book of Records

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Dolly Shivani Cherukuri became the youngest Indian to score 388 points over five and seven-metre distances in the recurve segment.

Indian-American author Akhil Sharma won The Folio Prize 2015 for novel Family Life

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

He was presented with the winner trophy by Jean-Marc Rathe of The Folio Society and a cheque of 40000 pound at the awards ceremony held in London.

Flight 4U 9525 of Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in French Alps

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

At the time of crash, A320 Aircraft, flight 4U 9525, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf. Authorities recovered the Black box of the Airbus 320 from the crash site.

Artist Bharti Kher conferred with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

She was awarded for her contribution in contemporary art landscape. Kher's artworks span several mediums like painting, sculpture and installation.

Amitav Ghosh among the 10 finalists shortlisted for 2015 Man Booker International Prize

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Kolkata born, Ghosh is the only Indian who was shortlisted in the final list of this prestigious award. In 2008, he narrowly missed out the Prize, when he was shortlisted for his work Sea of Poppies.

Gujarat Philatelic Exhibition Gujpex-2015 inaugurated in Ahmedabad

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The exhibition is organized by the Gujarat postal circle to show case collection of stamps on various themes and to promote the hobby of philately.

Scientists at ANU found the world’s largest asteroid impact zone in Warburton basin, Australia

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The study claims that the 400-kilometer (250-mile) wide area is buried deep in the earth’s crust and consists of two separate impact scars.

62nd National Film Awards announced

Published on: 24-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 103 people agreed

The Hindi film Haider starring Shaheed Kapoor won five awards and the film Queen won two awards which included Best Actress Award for Kangana Ranaut

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