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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Colin Macdonald appointed as Managing Director of Renault Nissan Automotive India

Colin Macdonald has been appointed as Managing Director (MD) of Renault Nissan Automotive India (RNAIPL). He will assume charge on 1 April 2015.

Macdonald will succeed Toshihiko Sano who has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Nissan’s key supplier, Calsonic Kansei in Japan.

In his new role, Macdonald will be responsible for the operations of the Renault-Nissan Alliance factory located at Oragadam in Chennai district of Tamil Nadu. This plant has annual capacity of manufacturing 4,80,000 units and exports these units to more than a 100 countries and regions.

Prior to this appointment Colin Macdonald was Deputy Managing Director of RNAIPL since January 2014. He had started his career at Nissan in 1991 at the Sunderland plant in United Kingdom.

RNAIPL is third biggest exporter of cars from India and the Renault-Nissan Alliance employs more than 15,000 people in India.

Fourth National Photography Awards conferred on 13 eminent photojournalists

The fourth National Photography Awards were conferred on 13 eminent photojournalists in New Delhi on 20 March 2015. The award were conferred by Secretary (Information & Broadcasting) Bimal Julka.

The awards were given in 5 categories including Life-Time Achievement Award, Amateur Photographer of the Year, Special Mention Category for both Amateur and Professional segments.

The theme for 4th edition Professional Photographer category was “Hamara Bharat Swachh Bharat” and for the Amateur Category was “Mother and Child”. The jury for this edition of awards was headed by well-known photographer Anil Risal Singh.

Following are the recipients of awards in various categories

  • Life-Time Achievement Award- Surendra R. Patel.
  • Professional Photographer of the Year- Swarup Duta.
  • Amateur Photographer of the Year- Sasikumar.
  • Special Mention Award in Professional Category- Jayesh Navinchandra Shah, Atul Vasant Ghag, Pravin Rawat, Arvind Kumar Jain, Umesh Nikam.
  • Special Mention Award in Amateur Category- Joydeep Mukherjee, Akhil Hardia, Nimai Chandra Ghosh, Mukesh J. Thakkar, Tabeenah Anjum Qureshi.

About National Photography Awards

  • Given by- Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to eminent photojournalists in different categories.
  • Conferred to- Persons for their attempt to capture the growth of professionalism and creativity within the growing dimensions of photojournalism.
  • Awards carry- Monetary cash prize along with medals or Plaques and citations.