Top News Headlines of 01 March 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 1st March 2015:

  • The government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) are expected to mandate at least 7.5% of all new bank loans to micro business units, which currently work with average loans of Rs 17,600 to a unit, with only 8 % getting institutional funds.
  • Dalmiya will become the BCCI president for a second term when election results are announced at Monday’s AGM here, reports Sumit Mukherjee.
  • The Delhi Metro will add 17 more trains from Monday , resulting in 104 additional daily trips and a 15-second less wait time for passengers in its six lines.
  • Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday inaugurated the Dwarka water treatment plant.
  • The Delhi high court upheld a 10-year jail sentence awarded by a lower court to a man for raping a minor girl.
  • Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will move to his new home in Delhi, by April or May.
  • A Northeast Studies Programme (NEISP) has been approved by the council of the department of sociology , Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.
  • Mufti Mohammad has been took oath as chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir and he has taken sixteen cabinet ministers, with his party PDP taking the lion’s share of eleven, BJP, for its part, has only six cabinet ministers.
  • Sajjad, 47, became chairman of the People’s Conference after his father, Abdul Gani Lone was assassinated by militants in 2002.
  • Arun Singh, India’s envoy to France, will take over the ambassadorial assignment in Washington DC, replacing S Jaishankar, who was appointed foreign secretary on January 28.
  • Television channel for farmers, Kisan TV , will be launched on the occasion of Baisakhi, which marks the start of the harvest season in Punjab and neighbouring states, in April.
  • Former Union minister Bharatsinh Solanki was named the new Gujarat Congress chief on Sunday , starting the reconstitution of state units pending in the party.
  • The government will help villagers cash in on the plastic payment scheme by setting up more machines that accept cards.
  • The largest “plane graveyard“ in the world where more than 4,400 aircraft are collecting dust in the Arizona desert can now be explored in intricate detail.
  • A new programme from the US Defence Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA) aims to get computers to express themselves more like humans by allowing them to use spoken language, facial expressions and gestures to communicate.
  • Venezuela will shrink the size of the US embassy staff, limit the activities of US diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach.
  • A 60-year-old Austrian woman gave birth to twins using IVF treatment. It is only the second time a woman 60 years or older has given birth in Austria since 1970.
  • The government has reduced the effective duty on locally manufactured tablets from 12% to 2%, but the countervailing duty when the same is imported remains at 12.5%.
  • England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves has given Kevin Pietersen a glimmer of hope that he may yet be able to resurrect his England career.
  • Longtime NBA player Anthony Mason, who helped the New York Knicks reach the 1994 NBA Finals, died early Saturday morning at the age of 48.
  • Hosts Punjab beat Assam 2-0 in the opening match of the 69th edi tion of National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Sunday.
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Top News Headlines of 01 March 2015
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