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Fortune released the list of 2015 roster of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

Published on: 28-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The list included Prime Minister of India at 5th rank and Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi at the 28th rank.

ADB released Asian Development Outlook 2015

Published on: 27-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Asian Development Outlook of ADB also projected that India's growth rate will surpass China in FY2015 and FY2016. In FY2015 India is expected to grow at the rate of 7.8 percent and 8.2 percent in FY 2016.

India and ADB signed 300 million US dollar loan agreement to improve connectivity in NE Region

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

The agreement was signed in New Delhi and the funds will be utilized to improve road connectivity in the North Bengal-North Eastern Region.

Saudi Arabia launched military operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The coalition of 10 countries, including the Gulf Cooperation Council has launched the strike and currently, the action is confined to airstrikes on various targets around Yemen, but the other military assets were being mobilised.

India and Qatar inked six agreements to increase commercial and economic exchanges

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

India and Qatar signed an agreement on transfer of sentenced persons, allowing Indian convicts in Qatar to complete their remaining sentence in India and Qatar convicts in India to complete remaining sentence in Qatar.

18th Round of Talks between India and China on the Boundary Question held in New Delhi

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The India was represented by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and China was represented Yang Jiechi, State Councillor of China.

US agreed to keep 9800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015

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

The decision on the change of plan was announced at a press conference in Washington between President Barack Obama and President Ashraf Ghani.

Benjamin Nethanyahu of Likud Party won the Israel Elections 2015

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In the elections the incumbent Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu's party secured 29 seats. It was followed by center-left Zionist Union party of Isaac Herzog which secured 24 seats and Joint Arab List or Hadash party came at third place

NYU announced Prison Education Programme to Educate US Prisoners

Published on: 20-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The programme offers credit-bearing, university courses that will enable students to earn an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from the university.

CII signed agreement with NUS to improve India’s rating on ease of doing business

Published on: 20-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The MoU aimed to enhance the ease of doing business and bring the rating of India amongst the top 50 countries from the present 142nd slot as per World Bank Report.

SIPRI released Trends in International Arms Transfers 2014 report

Published on: 17-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

According to it, India is the world's largest importer of weapons and military equipment, accounting for 15 percent of global imports, with Russia being its majority supplier.

Times Higher Education released The World Reputation Rankings 2015

Published on: 13-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

This year rankings show that the United Kingdom boasts 12 of the 100 most renowned higher education institutions in the world.

British Irish Visa Scheme came into force in India

Published on: 13-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The scheme allows Indian nationals to travel to the United Kingdom and Ireland on a single-visit visa from either country, on the same trip.

India and Mauritius inked five MoUs to give impetus to bilateral relations

Published on: 12-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

Union Government also offered a concessional line of credit of 500 million US dollars to Mauritius for key infrastructure projects and waived off the fee on the Electronic Travel Authorisation to visiting Mauritian citizens.

India and Seychelles signed four agreements to boost security cooperation

Published on: 12-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

Modi also launched the Coastal Surveillance Radar Project in Seychelles, describing it as another symbol of the cooperation between the two countries.

Sri Lanka temporarily suspended Colombo Port City Project of China

Published on: 07-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Colombo Port City project is the single-largest FDI in Sri Lanka worth 1.5 billion US dollar. The project was inaugurated in September 2014 by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

India and Spain signed an agreement on Mutual Protection of Classified Information

Published on: 07-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

The agreement was signed by the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Defence Minister of Spain Pedro Morenes Eulate. It was signed during the official visit of Defence Minister of Pedro Moremes to India.

Kathmandu-Varanasi-Kathmandu bus service flagged off

Published on: 07-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The bus service was launched under the ambit of Motor Vehicle Agreement signed between India and Nepal during the 18th SAARC Summit.

Istanbul Civil Court of Peace fined Turkish President for calling Monument to Humanity a Monstrosity

Published on: 04-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The court ordered Erdogan to pay compensation to artist Mehmet Aksoy for psychological damage caused to him after he called Aksoy’s sculpture, symbolizing Armenian-Turkish friendship, a monstrosity.

Royal Mint unveiled new Coinage Portrait of the Queen Elizabeth II

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The new portrait designed by engraver Jody Clark shows a right side profile of the 88-year-old monarch wearing a crown and drop earrings.

Forbes magazine released Global Billionaire’s 2015 annual list

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 74 people agreed

Forbes magazine released Global Billionaire’s 2015 annual list and Bill Gates topped the global billionaires list with worth of 79.2 billion US dollars.

Egyptian court declared Hamas as terrorist group

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Hamas is accused of meddling into the country’s internal affairs and supporting insurgents in Sinai Peninsula.

China launched Silk Road Infrastructure project in Northwest Province of Gansu

Published on: 02-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

This project will facilitate exchange of trade and tourism between China and central Asian Countries.

Parliament of Jamaica passed a law to decriminalise marijuana for personal use

Published on: 27-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Marijuana is widely grown in Jamaica and has cultural roots there. The country is also the biggest exporter of marijuana to the United States among Caribbean countries.

US Federal Communications Commission approved Net Neutrality Rules to protect Open Internet

Published on: 27-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The Order protects consumers no matter how they access the Internet, whether on a desktop computer or a mobile device.

Forbes released Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen 2015 list

Published on: 26-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 55 people agreed

The Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen list showcases a year of accomplishments by the region's female entrepreneurs and executives.

Russia and Cyprus signed an agreement to allow Russian navy ships to use Cypriot ports

Published on: 26-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The deal allows access to Russian navy ships to the Cypriot ports in the Mediterranean Sea. It seems that the deal have ended Russia’s hunt an access to Mediterranean ports after it lost access to the ports of sea on Syria coast.

House of Lords of UK passed a legislation allowing creation of babies using DNA of three people

Published on: 25-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

The House of Lords voted in favour of the Bill that amends the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act (HFEA), 1990.

US announced to allow work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders from May 2015

Published on: 25-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The move will benefit thousands of talented and professional Indian spouses who come to America but are unable to work.

Parliament of Thailand passed a law to ban commercial surrogacy for foreigners

Published on: 21-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The legislation is aimed at ending rent-a-womb industry that made the Southeast Asian country a top destination for fertility tourism.

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