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March 15, 2015

15th March 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates

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National Affairs
  • The Haryana Govt is going to introduce teaching of Bhagavad Gita in schools across the state from coming academic session.
    • The government will also introduce a bill with "stringent punishment for cow slaughter in the on-going budget session of the assembly."
    • Haryana Chief Minister : Manohar Lal Khattar
    • Haryana Agriculture Minister : Om Prakash Dhankhad
  • In order to ensure women safety, Delhi government has ordered all taxi operators to install GPS in their vehicles, failing which fitness certificate will not be issued to them.
    • The decision came months after a 25-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a driver enlisted with the US-based cab service, Uber, in December last year inside the taxi in which GPS was not installed.
International Affairs

  • Today is Viswa Upabhokta Adhikar Diwas (World Consumer Rights Day).
    • On March 15, 1962 US President John F. Kennedy gave a speech on consumer rights which led to the creation of the Consumer Bill of Rights.
    • Consumer rights activist Anwar Fazal later proposed the observance of a "World Consumer Rights Day" marking that date, and from 15 March 1983 consumer organizations began observing that date as an occasion to promote basic rights of consumers.
  • Noted Gandhian and former Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith, Narayan Desai (90) passed away.
    • He is the son of Mahatma Gandhi's diarist Mahadev Desai.
    • He was popular for reciting 'Gandhi-Katha' (narratives on the life of Mahatma Gandhi) across the world which he began in 2004.
  • Lia Van Leer (90), founder of the Jerusalem Cinematheque and a pioneering figure in the Israeli film industry passed away.
    • She was fondly called as "Queen of Israeli Cinema".
  • Kidambi Srikanth creates history by winning the $120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship in Switzerland
  • India beats Poland 3-1 in final to win Women's Hockey World League Round 2
  • World Cup
    • Pakistan beat Ireland and West Indies defeat UAE in the last pool games.
    • WorldCup2015‬ Quarter Final Fixtures : -
      • SL Vs SA 18th March
      • IND Vs BAN 19th March
      • AUS Vs PAK 20th March
      • NZ Vs WI 21st March
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