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March 01, 2015

1st March 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates


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International Affairs
  • Approximately 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at nightclubs, bars and sporting events, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.
    • The WHO also recommends that people should use personal audio devices for no more than one hour a day.
  • An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization", further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government.
    • The move underlines Egypt's increasing hostility to Hamas, which the court blamed for violence in the country's restive Sinai Peninsula.
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be leaving for Sri Lanka on two day visit.
    • During this visit, Ms. Swaraj will call on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and hold talks with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera.
    • She is also expected to call on President Maithripala Sirisena.
    • Her visit will set the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka (on 13th March 2015)
      • This will be the first bilateral visit to the country by an Indian premier in over 25 years.
      • During this visit, Modi is likely to travel to war-ravaged Jaffna in the Tamil-dominated Northern Province and Trincomalee in the Eastern Province.
      • He is scheduled to travel to Jaffna, Anuradhapura and Kandy during his stay in Sri Lanka.
  • Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is on four SAARC nations visit (SAARC Yatra) starting with Bhutan
    • Today he called on Bhutanese PM Tshering Tobgay and King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
National Affairs
  • Today is 25th Foundation Day of NASSCOM
    • NASSCOM - National Association of Software and Services Companies
  • Ending 49-days of Governor rule, PDP leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took over as new Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
    • BJP's Nirmal Singh sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister
    • Alongwith 24 ministers (13 from PDP and 11 from BJP), his  cabinet marked the entry of BJP for the first time in the state government.
    • J&K Governor - N N Vohra
  • Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has launched a new front Hindustani Awam Morcha to counter Nitish Kumar's JDU.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved financial aid worth 426.83 crore rupees from the Prime Ministers National Relief Fund for flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.
    • This aid will benefit 1.87 lakh owners of houses damaged in the floods.
New Appointments
  • Kannan Ramesh,  a 49-year-old Indian-origin lawyer has been appointed as a Judicial Commissioner to Singapore’s Supreme Court bench for two years.
Science & Technology
  • Myanmar has announced that it has found a rare, white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region.
    • White elephants, actually albinos, have for centuries been revered in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and other Asian nations.
  • Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic to win the Dubai Open Tennis tournament.
  • Former BCCI president and secretary Jagmohan Dalmia set to become BCCI President as he is the lone contender
    • The election to be held tomorrow
  • World Cup 2015
    • Pakistan register first victory in World Cup 2015 after beating Zimbabwe by 20 runs.
    • Sri Lanka thrash England by nine wickets.
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    1. When will ibps clerk score revealed????

    2. Clerk Scores declared

    3. Ibps clerk marks when

    4. Thanks team...

    5. Between 1st March to 31st March.

    6. u r absoultely gr8.!!!!!!

    7. short cut for new aiims
      Bjp hat

      Jammu & kashmir


      himachal pradesh


      by azad not me......

    8. thanks siva and azad

    9. but sir bihar is not included in the list no?

    10. is there any chances for clerk scores 2dy??

    11. good morning frnds
      i'm a silent reader of gr8ambitionz...

    12. when will be clerk scores ?

    13. ye is budget wali aiims he nah ?

    14. Bhai chutiya mat banao score aane ke hai

    15. What book we have to study to get success in computer knowledge paper in ibps clerk exam

    16. Hi frnds iam new to competative field. Pls advise me how to score more marks in arthametics

    17. Mar 01------>Zero discrimination day

      Mar 03------> National Defence Day + World wild life day

      Mar 04------>National Security Day + World day of fight against sexual exploitation

      Mar 08------> World Women's Day + World Litrecy Day

      Mar 09------> CISF Raising Day

      Mar 13------> World kidney day + World rotaract day

      Mar 14------> Pi Day

      Mar 15------> World Consumer right Day + World Disabled Day

      Mar 16------>National Vaccination Day

      Mar 20------>World Happiness Day + International Day of the Francophonie + World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People

      Mar 21------> World Foresrty Day + World Poetry Day + International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

      3rd Friday of Mar------> World Sleep Day

      Mar 22------>World Water Day

      Mar 23------>World Meterological Day

      Mar 24------>World TB Day + International Day for Achievers

      Mar 25------>International Day of Remembrance - Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade

      Mar 27------> World Theatre (DRAMA) Day

    18. March 29-earth hour,March20-WORLD sparrow day.march-18-ordinance day (india)

    19. this month ibps -4 clerk score and ibps so result will be out.

    20. what is earth hour??

    21. It is organised by wwf(world wide fund for nature)Every year it will be celebrated on last Saturday of march this year it is on March 28.on this day every one switch off their lights and all for 1 hour that is from 8.30pm to 9.30pm .It was started in Australia in 2007.last year it was asked in sbi po

    22. wow.. i didnt knew.. thanks

    23. march 2nd is nothing????

    24. On March 2nd nothing is kidney day is on March 2nd don't remember as March 13

    25. Nothing is there on March kidney day is on March 2nd Thursday don't remember it as March 13

    26. Nothing is there on March kidney day is on March 2nd Thursday.don't remember it as March 13.

    27. 14 th from PDP check today news papre

    28. 15 Top Questions from Union Budget 2015-16

      1) What is the name of the proposed micro and SME development finance unit that was announced in the Budget? – MUDRA Bank

      2) How much allocation has been made for the proposed MUDRA Bank, which has been proposed for giving boost to micro and SME sectors? – Rs. 20,000 crore

      3) Which regulator is proposed to be merged with the SEBI as announced in this budget? – Forward Markets Commission – FMC (FMC is the regulator of the commodities market in India)

      4) The service tax has been hiked from present 12.36% to – 14%

      5) 100% tax deduction has been allowed for contribution to which two important central govt. schemes in this budget? – Swachh Bharat Fund and Namami Gange Fund

      6) Which tax has been abolished with a cess in this budget? – Wealth Tax (It has been replaced with a 2% cess on super rich individuals. The super rich individuals are those with an annual income of over Rs. 1 crore)

      7) The establishment of a new film production centre (Centre for Film Production and Animation) in which Northeastern state has been proposed in the budget? – Arunachal Pradesh

      8) What is the name of the new scheme to empower and enable minority youths, announcement for which was made in the budget? – “Nayi Manzil” (This scheme was announced to enable minority youth to obtain school leaving certificate and gain better employment)

      9) The corporate tax will be reduced from present 30% to 25% as announced in the Budget. This reduction, however, will be done across how many years? – 4 years

      10) What is the name of the new insurance scheme announced in the Budget under which insurance coverage of Rs. 2 lakh will be provided with a daily premium of Re.1? –“Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana”

      11) How much additional allocation for MGNREGA was announced in the Budget, which had made this year’s MNREGA allocation the highest ever? – Rs. 5,000 crore (Total allocation stands at Rs. 34,699 crore)

      12) The Budget proposed what status to the non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) registered with RBI with corpus above Rs. 5,000 crore? – Financial Institutions

      13) Establishment of how many Ultra Mega Power Plants (UMPPs) with capacity of 4,000 MW each has been proposed in the Budget? – Five (Total investment of Rs. 1 lakh crore has been proposed for establishment of these 5 UMPPs)

      14) How many years deferment for General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) was announced in the Budget? – 2 years (GAAR is a general set of rules enacted to limit tax avoidance. It was proposed to be effective from April 2015. But with this announcement it has now been deferred to April 2017)

      15) What is level of fiscal deficit for 2015-16 as proposed in the budget? – 3.9% of GDP

    29. 16.andhra pradesh is the only state which as sanctioned aiims but not allocated funds in this budget

    30. 2 to 3 working days

    31. u r selected syndicate bank?

    32. 12th March - Dandi Yatra (1930). .. :)

    33. Ibps cl iv interview result kab ayega

    34. Thank you......:)

    35. Malkeet Meet SinghMarch 3, 2015 at 8:50 AM

      Thanx Lakshmi....

    36. is there any second list for that

    37. no (i think so )

    38. May be he hasn't cleared.... So he is telling abt his score


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