Current Affairs – March, 2015

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Andhra Pradesh, University of Singapore ink MoU to promote ease of doing business

Andhra Pradesh government, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) have signed MoU to work on Ease of Doing Business in the state.

It was signed for cooperation in relation to ‘Masterplan on Ease of Doing Business in Andhra Pradesh (MEDBAP): Vision 2020’.

The tripartite MoU will be effective from April 1, 2015 and valid for three years i.e. upto March 31, 2018

Key facts

  • All parties will collaborate to conduct joint-research programmes on issues such as strategies and assessment on ease of doing business and enhance the economic competitiveness.
  • In this regard, factors like starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, land acquisition and registration of property, getting credit, protecting minority interests, paying taxes etc will be assessed for business friendliness.
  • The MoU also envisages regular visits of delegations through exchange of ideas and research strategies formulation, holding joint seminars. In these visits, parties will assess and update their progress on the project.
  • The signatory parties will also prepare a joint Annual Progress Report (APR) which will summarize and detailed the activities and any research output.

New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori announces retirement from international cricket

New Zealand cricketer and former captain Daniel Vettori has announced his retirement from international cricket.

He made this announcement after playing last match in ICC World Cup 2015 Final against Australia. Earlier in 2011, he had retired from Tests and Twenty-20s cricket format.

He had started his international cricket career in 1996–97 at the age of 18. He was the youngest player to represent New Zealand in Test cricket. He was considered as New Zealand’s most-capped test cricketer.

In his one day international’s (ODIs) career he had played in 295 matches and had batted in 187 innings. He had scored 2253 runs in ODIs. He also had bowled in 277 ODI innings and took 305 wickets. He took his 300th ODI wicket against Afghanistan at Napier during the just-concluded ICC World Cup 2015, becoming the 12th bowler to achieve the mark.

In his test career, Vettori has played in 1113 matches and had batted 174 innings and had scored 4531 runs. His highest score was 140. In test career, he had bowled in 187 innings and took 362 wickets. He is eighth player achieve 300 wickets mark in test cricket and to score 3000 runs.

Vettori had captained New Zealand’s International cricket team from 2007 to 2011.