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March 04, 2015

4th March 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates


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International Affairs
  • China will raise its defense budget by around 10 percent this year, compared with last year's 12.2 percent.
    • China's defense budget rose by 12.2 percent last year to 808.2 billion yuan (about 131 billion U.S. dollars), riding on a multi-year run of double-digit increases.
    • The figure will put the world's second largest economy's defense spending at some 890 billion yuan (about 145 billion U.S. dollars).
  • For the first time the opening prayer for the Idaho state senate was said by a Hindu cleric amid protests by some senators who claimed the United States was a Christian nation and denounced Hinduism.
    • Universal Society of Hinduism President Rajan Zed, who said the prayer in Sanskrit and English, made a call for the legislators to "act selflessly without any thought of personal profit" because "selfish action imprisons the world".
    • He was invited by Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill to be a guest chaplain and deliver the invocation which is usually made by a Christian chaplain at the start of the day's legislative session in Boise.
  • SAARC Yatra : Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar visits Afghanistan today.
National Affairs
  • The long-pending controversial Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015, a key economic reform legislation providing for raising foreign  investment cap to 49 per cent, was today passed by Lok Sabha with the government insisting that the measure is crucial for expanding the penetration of insurance in the country.
    • This controversial bill seeks to replace an ordinance, also provides for imprisonment of up to 10 years for selling policies without registration with the regulator IRDA.
  • The Lok Sabha also passed the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015, to allow e-auction of coal blocks after the Supreme Court cancelled their allocation leading to uncertainty in the coal sector, amid opposition by Left and some other opposition parties.
    • This bill would replace two ordinances issued by the government - the first on October 21 last year and the other in December, after the apex court cancelled the allocation of 204 blocks.
  • The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2015 to amend the Citizenship Act to remove disparity between Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders was also passed today.
    • This was one of the six bills on which ordinances had been promulgated by the NDA government.
  • As a British filmmaker's interview of Mukesh Singh, one of the 16 December gangrape convicts for a documentary in which he showed no remorse triggered a storm today.
    • Government took a serious view of the matter as Delhi Police lodged an FIR and secured a court order restraining the media from carrying the interview.
    • This documentary was made by - Leslee Udwin
  • The Delhi High Court today allowed recall of 13 prosecution witnesses, including the victim, in Uber cab rape case, on the plea of the accused driver.
    • Apart from the victim, the court also allowed recall of the investigating officers as well as some of the doctors who had examined the victim as well as the accused, saying it was necessary for ensuring a fair trial.
  • Telangana‬ government has decided to launch the E-Panchayat programme in 18 Village ‪‎Panchayats‬ in Domokonda of Nizamabad district initially.
People in News
  • The oldest woman in the world, Japan's Misao Okawa (born in 1898), celebrated her 117th birthday today.
    • Okawa is one of the five documented people born in the 1800s who are still alive today.
Science & Technology
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (‎ISRO)‬ has postponed the launch of India’s fourth Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1D onboard PSLV-C27.
    • The launch was originally scheduled for March 09 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
    • ISRO sources say that an anomaly was observed in one of the telemetry transmitters of the satellite during the integrated electrical checks of Launch Vehicle along with Satellite after the closure of heat shield on March 03.
    • The next launch date of PSLV-C27 with IRNSS-1D will be fixed after the technical anomaly is rectified through further test, simulation and analysis.
Business & Economy
  • RBI has lowered its policy Repo Rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 per cent.  
  • The biggest-ever auction of 2G and 3G spectrum started today and this is likely to fetch the government over Rs. 82,000 crore based on the reserve price.
    • The government is however hopeful of getting around Rs. 1 lakh crore from the sale of radiowaves used for mobile telephony.
  • Bharti Airtel Limited partnered with China Mobile under which the two companies will work towards the growth of the long term evolution (LTE) ecosystem and evolving mobile technology standards.
    • Both the companies will also work towards shaping up a joint strategy for procurement of devices that include Mifi, smartphones, data cards, LTE CPEs and USIM.
    • This MOU was signed by Sunil Mittal, Chaian, Bharti Airtel, and Xi Guohua, Chairman, China Mobile.
  • World Cup
    • Australia mauls Afghanistan by a whopping margin of 275 runs in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
    • Pakistan won against United Arab Emirates. This victory made Pakistan's quarter-final hopes alive.
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    1. thank you......:)

    2. ATB , brother wat about local lang test like we had in bank clerk ???

    3. All d best 4 ur interview anjali :)

    4. One good thing to say

    5. they will take an undertaking from you..i forgot to take my degree too..not an issue..the character certificate should be attested from 2 Gazetted certificates need to be self attested..

    6. u dont need 2 copies of call letter..u just have to mention the roll no on a different form b4 the CPT..dont worry...but u should have the Data Sheet in duplicate..

    7. When can we expect IBPS Clerks 4 written exam result out for successful candidates?

    8. Non-smokers' selection is very tough in IBPS.

    9. I dont have Transfer Certificate. Please tell me what to do now...

    10. I dont have TC.. Please tell me waht to do now?

    11. hiiii of luck.....can u give the format of the table in excel asked in the cpt of uiicl.....we have to do the sum row or column wise...and how many datas we have to put and what are the datas.....plzz help me bcz my my interview is on 9th march.......

    12. hiiii of luck.....can u give the format of the
      table in excel asked in the cpt of uiicl.....we have to do the sum row
      or column wise...and how many datas we have to put and what are the
      datas.....plzz help me bcz my my interview is on 9th march......

    13. The insurance bill -2015
      With out registration selling policies - 10 years imprisonment + 25 lakhs fine

    14. Teledensity as on Jan -2015 ___
      87.89 crores
      Bharathi airtel

    15. both sum row and column wise....we have to enter four datas..

    16. not like that....they checking at the time of interview

    17. Friends please help me, I had a interview with the new india assurance AO generalist 3 days ago and I requested the panel to conduct in hindi, but they were all South Indians, they denied, while interview I fumbled a lot, but answered 6 questions out of 10, I am very tensed, mera marks kam to nahi hoga na

    18. Anyone here who cleared marketing officer in IBPS SO

    19. okk thanks siva, plz confirm that are they saying to write anything in local lang. like in clerk. actually i m having trouble in writting dats y asking u.

    20. Siva i have 2 sem certificates among 4 in pg . Is there any problem? I have consolidate and provisional.
      Conduct certificate from college and another ons gazzetted officer enough ah

    21. Thanks Admin......

    22. He he... Let's see....

    23. hi me too cleared for SO MARKETING.. How u preparng for interview...?? Give some tips..

    24. I am in 155, Bcom graduate 2014

    25. sir plzzz mail me the highlights of rail and union budget along with current affairs of nov dec jan and feb

    26. Can you please create complete review of all Modi Schemes ? Please ! I'm finding it very difficult to get those info

    27. Congrats....can u share your success story..

    28. Emandi Siva JyothiMarch 7, 2015 at 6:05 PM

      Mam Can you please upload monthly PDF for Feb 2015?

    29. current affair of February month that u proved is too short....... plz provide pdf of feb month current affair that u provide earlier month

    30. selsun technologiesMarch 12, 2015 at 11:37 AM

      Visit to practice in real time. Watch the video to know more about iPraxis. Visit us..

    31. Mam Bulk Pdf Of Feburary Upload It As Soon As Possible



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