Current Affairs – March, 2015

Three South Asian women selected for International Women of Courage Award 2015

Three South Asian women have been selected for the prestigious International Women of Courage Award for the year 2015 by the United States. They are Captain Niloofar Rahmani from Afghanistan Air Force. Nadia Sharmeen– Journalist and women’s rights activist from Bangladesh. Tabassum Adnan– founder of Khwendo Jirga from Pakistan. These women were selected for the Read More…

RBI cuts repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 per cent

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 4 March 2015 has cut down repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 percent from 7.75 percent, with immediate effect. However, RBI has kept the cash reserve ratio (CRR) unchanged at 4 percent. It is the second change in rates by 25 basis points since January 2015. Read More…

Union Government launches website Shipping Samvad

Union Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways on 3 March 2015 launched a website Shipping Samvad. It was launched by Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi. Website’s objective is to invite innovative ideas and suggestions from general public and experts related to Indian maritime sector for improvements Read More…

Renowned ornithologist K.S. Lavkumar Khachar passes away

Renowned ornithologist and environmentalist K.S. Lavkumar Khachar passed away in Rajkot, Gujarat. He was 84. As environmentalist he had a long association with the environmental conservation intuitions like Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) India. About K.S. Lavkumar Khachar Khachar was educated at Rajkumar College in Rajkot and belonged Read More…

World’s largest and tallest Indian flag unfurled in Faridabad, Haryana

World’s largest and tallest Indian national flag was unfurled on 3 March 2015 at Town Park in Faridabad, Haryana. Features of Flag- It has dimension of 96 feet by 64 feet and weighs 48 kilograms. Flag was hoisted at a height of 250 feet (75 meters). Thus, making it the world’s largest and the highest Read More…