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March 27, 2015

27th March 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (27th March) is World Theatre Day (WTD).
    • This day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute.
  • Indian Government has decided to observe National Mourning on 29th March 2015 (Sunday) to mark respect to the Former Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew.
    • The National Flag will be flown at half-mast throughout the country and there will be no official entertainment on the day.
    • Lee Kuan Yew, the statesman and founding father of Singapore, who transformed Singapore from a small port city into a wealthy global hub, died at the age of 91 on 23rd of this month.
    • Mr Lee served as the city-state's prime minister for 31 years and continued to work in government until 2011.
National Affairs
  • Delhi government has decided to put a ban on sale, purchase and even storage of all forms of chewable tobacco in the national capital from Monday.
    • The ban also includes guktha, khaini and zarda.
    • Delhi Health Minister : Satyendra Jain
  • India can save up to USD 7 billion (about Rs 43,750 crore) annually by replacing incandescent lamps with energy efficient LED bulbs, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said today.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated "Urja Sangam 2015", an international energy-focused summit at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.
    • The event marked the celebration of 50 years of operations of ONGC Videsh, the overseas arm of explorer ONGC, Engineers India Ltd (EIL) and the Barauni Refinery of largest refiner Indian Oil Corp (IOC).
Awards & Honors
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi have been named amongthe 50 greatest leaders in the world by Fortune magazine in its annual list of extraordinary men & women transforming business, government and philanthropy.
    • Mr Modi is ranked 5th and Mr Satyarthi occupied 28th position in the list.
    • The list has been topped by Apple CEO Tim Cook followed by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, Chinese President Xi Jingping and Pope Francis.
  • Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee (90), one of the country's most-respected politicians, has been conferred the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, today.
    • Mr Vajpayee, was the country's first non-Congress Prime Minister who served a full five-year term - from 1998 to 2004.
    • The Bharat Ratna announced for noted educationist and freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malviya will be given posthumously to his family members on 30th March 2015 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
    • Since its inception, 43 people - including former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bhadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi - have received the prestigious award.
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