Current Affairs – March, 2015

Latest Current Affairs March, 2015 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of March, 2015 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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Union Government launches Twitter Samvad for direct communication between Government and citizens

Union Government has launched a new digital platform ‘Twitter Samvad’ in association with social networking giant Twitter.

The digital platform was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on 24 March 2015 during his meeting with Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo.

About Twitter Samvad

  • The service aims to boost the nation’s e-governance plans and facilitate direct communication between leaders, government agencies and citizens.
  • Twitter Samvad is based on a digital platform provided by an Indian company ZipDial which was recently acquired by Twitter.
  • Through this platform a set of curated Tweets from the Twitter handled accounts of the government and the leaders will be delivered to mobile-phone users every day across the country as text messages.
  • The service will also play important role during emergencies by helping government agencies to share live updates, even time-sensitive information on law and order or rescue.

As of now, 16 government offices are participating in Twitter Samvad. It includes Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Railways, Bengaluru Police and the Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Gujarat.

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Three Immediate Support Vessels Commissioned in Indian Navy

Three Immediate Support Vessels (ISVs) were commissioned on 24 March 2015 in Indian Navy at the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) base in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

These three ISVs are second batch of the vessels and have joined the 84th ISV Squadron of the Indian Navy located at ENC. With commissioning of these vessels, ENC now has full complement of six ISVs.

These ISVs were built under the joint collaboration project between Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Indian Navy and the ship builders. They were designed and built by Abu Dhabi Ship Builders (ADSB) and Spain’s Rodman 78.

Features of Immediate Support Vessels (ISVs)

  • ISV is a lightly armed surface craft. It is capable of operating at high seas as well as in coastal waters.
  • These vessels are armed with Heavy Machine Guns (HMGs).
  • They are also fitted with state-of-the-art radar and navigation equipment.
  • These vessels are capable of carrying out day and night surveillance.
  • They also can be used for rapid insertions and extraction of MARCOS (Marine Commandos) for military intervention.

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