Top News Headlines of 04 March 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 4th March 2015:

  • Delhi Metro will not operate in the morning hours on March 6 and will start its service at 2.30pm on account of Holi. The Airport Express Line is also scheduled to start operating at 2.30pm.
  • RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday reduced the repo rate ­ the rate at which RBI lends to banks ­ by 25 basis points to 7.5%, citing improved government finances.
  • The home ministry on Wednesday wrote to the foreign and I&B ministries among others and BBC to ensure the Nirbhaya film is not aired through any medium in India or abroad.
  • The Delhi high court was informed on Wednesday that 26 hospitals and 11 laboratories have been designated in the national capital to deal with the swine flu outbreak, which has claimed 10 lives in the city.
  • Delhi government has once again asked the Centre to depute Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who was removed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of AIIMS around four months back, as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the office of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
  • The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has awarded Jamia Millia Islamia University an `A’ grade. Jamia also bagged the Visitor’s Award for research in February.
  • CBSE Board said that Class XII’s Business studies was paper difficult and pattern change.
  • Urvi Maheshwari, has emerged as the youngest ‘Dream Teamer’ having raised alone Rs 2.03 lakh for charity at the Seventh Airtel Delhi Half Marathon held on November 23, 2014.
  • The government has banned 30 NGOs, ostensibly engaged in welfare of minorities, from receiving foreign funds after adverse reports about their activities from intelligence agencies.
  • Prithviraj Chavan, on June 16, 2014, had announced 16% reservation for Marathas and 5% for Muslims in government jobs and educational institutions.
  • The Tamil Nadu school education department has issued a closure notice to a Coimbatore-based institute run by actor and Rajya Sabha member Mithun Chakraborty, saying it is not recognized.
  • `Digital India’ has become the buzzword after Narendra Modi became PM, but a reply to a query under the Right to Information (RTI) has revealed that Modi himself does not have an official email ID.
  • The Bihar cabinet on Wednesday rejected 34 decisions of Jitan Ram Manjhi, taken last month without prior proposals from departments concerned.
  • Stock prices around the world fell on Wednesday on profit-taking, while the euro dropped to an 11-12 year low ahead of a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting where policymakers are expected to offer details on their bond purchase stimulus plan.
  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said on Wednesday he had found one of Japan’s biggest and most famous battleships on a Philippine seabed, some 70 years after American forces sank it during World War II.
  • China on Wednesday announced it will hike defence spending by 10% this year.
  • A Martin Sheen starrer movie on the horrific Bhopal gas tragedy has been chosen for the closing night gala at the London Asian Film Festival (LAFF) -Europe’s oldest celluloid extravaganza for South Asian cinema.
  • The Nobel Peace prize demoted its chairman Thorbjoern Jagland, a former Norwegian PM who chaired the panel since 2009, on Tuesday, for the first time in the 114-year history of the award after his rightwing opponents won a majority on the panel.
  • Former TCS BPO head Abid Ali Neemuchwala is said to be one of the leading contenders for Wipro’s COO position.
  • The government on Wednesday managed to extract commitments worth Rs 60,000 crore from telecom operators vying to acquire airwaves in the latest round of spectrum auction.
  • SBI on Wednesday hinted that its biggest share sale issue, which may fetch a Rs 10,000-15,000 crore, may hit the markets “anytime”.
  • The Renault Nissan Alliance will launch an all new global car platform in India in the sub four metre category, described as the A segment in auto parlance, this summer.
  • Indian superstar Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday blasted proposals to slash the 2019 World Cup to just 10 nations, describing it as “a backward step“ and suggesting the tournament be expanded to 25 teams.
  • Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy stunned world No. 7 Chinese pair of Chai Bao and Hong Wei 9-21, 21-17, 21-17 in the first round of the All England Badminton Championships in Birmingham on Wednesday.
  • Seven candidates are competing for three vacant Asia seats on FIFA’s executive committee.
  • Former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu won India’s maiden medal in the opening stage of the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico.
  • The Lok Sabha on Wednesday cleared the contentious coal and insurance reform bills, besides the citizenship bill, setting the stage for confrontation with the opposition in the Upper House.
  • BBC has said it will show the controversial documentary , India’s Daughter, as planned on March 8, International Women’s Day.
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