Current Affairs March 2015
Current Affairs March 2015 – National
- Land Acquisition (amendment) Bill, 2015 passed in Lok Sabha.
- Union Ministry of Finance approved 1500 crore rupees for AP Capital construction
- Indian Railways has signed an MoU with LIC for implementing Railway projects
- British Irish Visa Scheme came into effect in India.
- Supreme Court of India thrashed Union Government’s decision to include Jats in the Central OBC list.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mauritius, Seychelles and SriLanka.
- Women reservation increased to 33% in police forces of all Union Territories.
- 1st Counter-Terrorism Conference 2015 held in Jaipur.
- India and Qatar inked six agreements to increase commercial and economic exchanges.
- Twitter Samvad launched for direct communication between Government and Citizens.
- Government to set up Shaheed Bhagat Singh PG Institute for Horticulture Research & Education in Husainiwala.
- Supreme Court declared Section 66A of Information Technology Act, 2000 as unconstitutional.
- PRAGATI platform launched by Govt. of India for redressal of grievances.
- Union Government sanctioned 250 crore rupees to Andhra Pradesh for Polavaram irrigation project.
- 1st goods train from Lumding to Silchar in Assam started.
Current Affairs March 2015 – Regional
- Himachal Pradesh Government launched India’s first e-Vidhan Mobile app.
- Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha became the first state assembly in the country to launch e-Vidhan Mobile app. This e-Vidhan system will help the state to save paper worth 8 crore rupees per annum.
- Delhi Government launched India’s first e-ration card Service.
- ‘Aapki Beti Humari Beti‘ scheme launched in Haryana.
- First Kisan Call Centre of North-East opened in Agartala, Tripura.
- Maharashtra launched Bhagyashree scheme for girl child.
- Maharashtra Government announced to rename Girgaum Chowpatty as Swaraj Bhoomi.
- Delhi HC becomes the first court in India to set up commercial courts for speedy disposal of cases.
- Maharashtra Government announced to make Sale of Gutka a non-bailable offence.
Current Affairs March 2015 – Sports
- Daniel Vettori retired from all forms of International Cricket
- Daniel Luca Vettori is the youngest player to represent New Zealand in Test cricket. He started playing at the age of 18.
- He played his last match against Australia in World Cup Finals.
- Balbir Singh Senior conferred with Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award of Hockey India.
- Australia defeated New Zealand to win ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
- This is Australia’s fifth World Cup Title.
- Australia has previously won in 1987,1999,2003,2007
- Man of the Match – James Faulkner.
- Man of the Series – Mitchell Starc.
- Michael Clarke retired from ODI cricket.
- Michael Clarke retired from One Day Internationals (ODI) after final match of 2015 Cricket World Cup. He will continue to represent Australia in the Test matches.
- Clarke scored 74 runs in his final ODI appearance against New Zealand in the World Cup final helping Australia win the OWrld Cup.
- Saina, Srikant won India Open Super Series Badminton Women’s & Men’s Singles titles.
- Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara announced retirement from Test cricket.
- Kumar Sangakkara created history by scoring four successive centuries in a Cricket World Cup.
- Karnataka clinched eighth Ranji title of cricket.
- Kidambi Srikanth won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title of Badminton.
- Services won the 69th edition of Santosh Trophy of Football.
- Lewis Hamilton of Britain won Australian Grand Prix of Formula One.
- Sri Lankan duo Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara retired from ODI cricket.
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni became first Indian Captain to register 100 ODI wins.
- Pakistani cricketers Misbah-ul-Haq, Shaid Afridi retired from ODI cricket.
- Martin Guptill scored the highest-ever score of 237 in Cricket World Cup.
- Novak Djokovic won Indian Wells Open Tennis Men’s Singles title.
- Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won the women doubles title of BNP Paribas Tennis Open.
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