Tuesday, 7 April 2015

16th March 2015

>>India Wins  Women’s Hockey World League Round two
  • In the final match played at Major Dhyan Chan stadium in New Delhi, Indian women team defeated Poland team by score of 3-1 goals. Indian team was victorious with clean sweep i.e. winning all the six matches played over in this tournament.

        Rankings of teams
        India- 1st. Poland- 2nd. Malaysia- 3rd. Thailand- 4th. Russia- 5th.

>>Riva Ganguly Das ,currently Joint Secretary in the Minisgry,has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Romania.

>>Facebook has acquired the shopping search engine TheFind. With the acquisition, the social networking giant Facebook has signaled its future plans to move into the e-commerce.

  About TheFind
   Founded in 2006. It was co-founded by CEO Siva Kumar and CTO Shashikant Khandelwal both are    native Indians.

>>Wipro, India’s third-largest software services firm has appointed Abid Ali Neemuchwala as the Group President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). This appointment will be effective from 1 April 2015.

>>Services won the 69th edition of Santosh Trophy of football which is also called Senior National football championship.

  • In the finals it defeated hosts Punjab 5-4 via tie-breaker played at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana, Punjab. Earlier it had won the trophy in 1961, 2012 and in 2013.

About Santosh Trophy
  • It is an annual Indian football tournament which is also called Senior National football championship started in 1941.
  • The tournament named after late Maharaja Sir Manmatha Nath Roy Chowdhary of Santosh which is now in Bangladesh.

>>The Supreme Court (SC) on 15 March 2015 upheld the decision of Allahabad High Court (HC) that the development officers working in Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) are not workmen under the Section 2(s) of the Industrial Disputes Act (IDA), 1947.

>>Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the 5th National Community Radio Sammelan at Delhi today.
>>The New Delhi Muncipal Council(NDMC) is planning to launch an all-women cab service named “shakti”  for  decreasing number of crimes against women in buses and taxis
  NDMC is also recruiting women drivers in all buses and taxis.

>>Supreme court confirmed that the Aadhar card is not mandatory to avail of Govt subsidies and offcials who insist on them will be taken to task.

>>IMF chief Christine Lagarde’s two-day visit began today.

  • The Indian economy ,whose size is $2 trillion as of now,is poised to overtake the combined GDP of Japan and Germany in the next four years on the back of recent policy reforms and imporved  business confidence in the county.

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