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March 02, 2015

2nd March 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates


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National Affairs
  • The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2015, a Bill to amend the Citizenship Act, one of the six items on which government had issued ordinances, was today passed by the Lok Sabha.
    • This bill seeks to remove disparity between Persons of Indian Origin cardholders and Overseas Citizens of India cardholders.
  • 63rd All India Police wrestling cluster started in Delhi.
    • A total of 1600 sports personnel from 37 teams of various police forces took part.
    • Hosted by the Indo Tibetan Border Police Force.
    • The Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore addressed the inaugural ceremony
  • The Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu today launched a ‘Customer Complaint Web Portal and Mobile Application’ (android/windows based mobile App),
    • The Complaint Management System (COMS) portal consists of the following applications:-
      • A mobile app based complaints and suggestions application (currently on the android platform).
      • A web based complaints and suggestions application on URL
      • A SMS based complaints and suggestions application on the number +91-9717630982.
      • A link to Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) will also be provided.
  • Soon after taking oath, J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has stoked a controversy saying Hurriyat, militant outfits and “people from across the border”, an oblique reference to Pakistan, allowed conducive atmosphere for assembly polls, drawing uproar in Parliament.
  • Social activist Anna Hazare has announced a 1,100-km foot marchon the lines of the historic Dandi March by Mahatma Gandhi – to put pressure on the BJP government at the Centre to stay clear of amending Land Acquisition Act.
    • This protest was organized under the banner of Hazare’s organisation Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andolan Nyas and was supported by several other farmers’ groups.
  • Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will visit Islamabad tomorrow on a two-day visit as part of his 'SAARC Yatra'
New Appointments
  • India has named Arun Singh, currently its Ambassador to France, as its next top envoy to the US and has informed the American government  in this regard.
    • A 1979-batch IFS officer, Mr Singh will be replacing S Jaishankar, who was appointed as Foreign Secretary on 28th January this year.
    • Mohan Kumar, Indian Ambassador to Bahrain will replace Mr Singh as France Ambassador.
  • After series of poll debacles Congress appoints new PCC chiefs in five states.
    • Ajay Maken - Delhi.
    • Ashok Chavan - Maharashtra
    • Ghulam Ahmed Mir - Jammu and Kashmir
    • Bharatsinh Solanki - Gujarat
    • Uttam Reddy - Telangana
Awards & Honors
  • The outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the world's most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.
    • The $5m (£3.2m) award is given each year to an elected leader who governed well, raised living standards and then left office.
Science & Technology
  • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the world’s first all-electric communications satellites successfully launched this morning, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
    • The rocket was carrying two all-electric commercial satellites built by Boeing. 
    • The satellites are owned by the French satellite provider Eutelsat and Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS).
    • SpaceX - Space Exploration
Business and Economy
  • Ola today acquired TaxiForSure for $200 million in a cash and equity deal, signaling consolidation in the $11 billion taxi industry.
    • Ola and TaxiForSure will continue to operate as separate entities.
  • China has launched a massive $79.8 billion infrastructure project in the northwest province of Gansu which will facilitate trade and people exchanges between China and central Asia as part of its ambitious Silk Road plan.
    • Though the province does not share its borders with any central Asian countries, it will be an important stretch of the Silk Road Economic Belt.
    • The six-year development project will add more than 60,000 kilometres of road, including 4,070 km expressways, and improve the connectivity of the existing transportation network.
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya unanimously elected as President of the Board of Control for Cricket
    • BJP leader Anurag Thakur elected as Secretary.
  • New ICC ODI Rankings
    • Australia maintains its top position with 120 points
    • Followed by India with 116 points.
    • Top 5
      • Australia - 120
      • India - 116
      • South Africa - 113
      • Sri Lanka - 108
      • New Zealand - 107
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    2. Tomorrow ibps clerk marks will disclose?

    3. Thanks a lot for the daily current affairs.

    4. When ibps clerk marks will disclose?

    5. Can any1 tell me the date of announcement of result for SBI Associate clerk exam?

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      8888 =8
      1616 = 2
      1212 =0
      1818 =?
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    7. Any idea about maximum marks that a candidate get in IBPS clerk Interview ?

    8. Satyannarayana YedlaMarch 3, 2015 at 1:15 AM

      Yes, Admin please provide such type of materiel too to understand the concept .

    9. Today marks are going to disclose by ibps

    10. How do u say this?

    11. Economic survey --2014-15

      THEME--“creating opportunity and reducing vulnerability.”

      NOTES __

      1.Projected GDP growth rate of 8.1-8.5% for 2015-16 against 7.4% in 2014-15.

      2.Inflation declined by over 6% points

      3.CAD (current account deficit) drop from 6.7% to 1% of GDP.

      4.Fiscal deficit (FD) target of 4.1% and also to achieve 3% of GDP.

      5.Stabilised rupee because of foreign portfolio flows.

      6.Expenditure reform- from consumption (reducing subsidies) to investment. Currently 4.24% of the GDP on subsidies. (JAM Trinity: JDY+Aadhaar+Mobile for targeted & less distorted delivery)

      7.FFC- States will have 42% from through tax devolution and 65% aggregates (tax + grants)

      8.4D solution for policy constrained banking industry: Deregulation, differentiation, diversification, disinterring.

      9.Deregulation by addressing SLR and PSL, differentiation within PSBs in relation to recapitalization, shrinking balance sheets & ownership), diversification (source of funding within and outside banking) and disinterring (improving exit mechanisms)

      10.Addressing key problems: ramping up investment, rationalizing subsidies, creating a competitive, predictable, and clean tax policy environment, and accelerating disinvestment.

      11.Equity surge (Sensex and Nifty): 10-year government securities, and contributed to the surge in equity prices (31% since Apr 2014)

      12.RBI act to amend to setup a monetary policy committee.

      13.Domestic black money: a new benami transaction bill to be introduced

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    13. World's most expensive City: Singapore (for the second year in row followed by Paris and Oslo as data provided by Economist Intelligence Unit )

      Bill Gates is the richest person again.

    14. What we choose become our destiny....always thank god which we have and ...Hard work never brings fatigue...

    15. clerk score will come today ??

    16. When ll ibps declare clerk marks ?

    17. Thanks for Sharing Lots of Information,, :)

    18. 4
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    19. mam pls help me for federal bank exam

    20. Thnxs fr this really help me alot...

    21. The scores for IBPS CLERK 4 will be revealed on 4th march...

    22. scores for IBPS CLERK 4 will be revealed on 4th march...

    23. The scores IBPS CLERK 4 will be revealed on 4th march...

    24. The scores for IBPS CLERK will be revealed on 4th march...

    25. The scores for IBPS CLRK 4 will be revealed on 4th march...

    26. Th scores for IBPS CLERK 4 will be revealed on 4th march...

    27. Or 6 March. V can't predict... ibps knows.. forget abt score n prepare for next xams frnds

    28. Ur attempt frnds in ibps clerk xsmz?

    29. Thank you......:)


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