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March 29, 2015

29th March 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • The 9th edition of Earth Hour was observed.
    • People across the globe show their growing concern over climate change by switching off the lights for an hour.
    • Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
    • The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m
    • This event observed on the last Saturday in March, as a symbol for our commitment to the planet
  • Singapore bids final adieu to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew.
    • World leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the funeral.
  • Prime Minister meets Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Singapore, discusses bilateral relations.
National Affairs
  • The government today sanctioned a Rs 5,113 crore project to develop a next-generation Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), which will act as a 360-degree 'Eye in the Sky', and also approved purchase of two Airbus A330 aircraft for the same.
    • The decision was taken by the Defence Acquisition Council, headed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
    • It will be developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (‪‎DRDO‬).
  • World Cup 2015
    • Australia defeat New Zealand by 7 wickets to win their 5th World Cup crown.
    • Australian skipper Michael Clarke retires from ODI
    • James Faulkner : 'Man of the Match'
    • Mitchell Starc : 'Man of the series'
      • Important Points to Note :
        • Australia has won the Cricket World Cup in the years 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007.
        • New Zealand entered into world cup finals for the first time in World Cup 2015.
        • Australia's Captain - Michael Clarke
        • New Zealand's Captain - Brendon McCullum
  • Kidambi Srikanth has won India Open Super Series Badminton Men’s Singles Title 2015 .
  • Saina Nehwal has won India Open Super Series Badminton Women’s Singles Title 2015. 
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