Top News Headlines of 12 March 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 12th March 2015:

  • N Sakthan was elected the 21st speaker of the state assembly on Thursday. The post of the speaker had fallen vacant following G Karthikeyan’s death.
  • The BJP government in Haryana has come under criticism for its choice of yoga guru Ramdev as the state’s brand ambassador.
  • BHEL has made a contribution to the Swachh Bharat Kosh launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Twitter has banned users from posting revenge porn and revealing information about people, as it tries to crackdown on abuse on its platform.
  • TCS has appointed Aarthi Subramanian as executive director on its board. This helps the company comply with the new Companies Act requirement to have at least one woman on the board.
  • Indian Oil Corporation introduced Indane NANOCUT, a high-therm cutting gas for industrial applications in metal cutting segment. While launching the product, B.
  • Nasa has successfully tested the most powerful rocket ever made, which it hopes will one day carry humans to Mars and onto an asteroid.
  • The government is looking at sweeping changes to the law governing Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and has suggested doing away with the mandatory 12% contribution by employees in certain cases, while retaining the employers’ share.
  • Union HRD minister Smriti Irani, minority affairs minister Najma Heptullah and actor Hema Malini have been excluded from the new list of BJP’s national executive members.
  • The Delhi high court on Thursday quashed the `look out circular’ issued against Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai, on the basis of which she was offloaded from a flight to London.
  • Leakgate spread to the finance and commerce ministries, with CBI on Thursday arresting two government officials and a Mumbai-based chartered accountant for the leak and sale of documents on foreign investment policies to corporate entities.
  • Delhi Police may soon interact with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case for which an official communiqué will be issued and an appointment sought.
  • The March 4 letter from the Department of Training and Technical Education (DTTE) communicating the LG’s directions is addressed to the new VC of DTU.
  • Tata Sky subscribers across the country faced inconvenience for the second straight day on Thursday as their television screens went blank without warning.
  • Uber announced it will hire and train women drivers. The company has days left to submit documents for its application for a radio taxi permit.
  • After seven years it was first introduced by the UPA, a bill seeking to raise FDI cap in insurance sector from 26% to 49% was finally approved by Parliament with the consideration of the Upper House.
  • On Thursday, the work done by Naba Kumar Raha, director of the Gandhi Ashram Trust in Noakhali, was recognized in the capital, when he was conferred the G Ramachandran-Ikeda Award for 2014.
  • The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the 2015-16 rail budget with railway minister Suresh Prabhu making a strong pitch for a big hike in investment, warning that if this was not done, the staterun transporter would “sink further and further”.
  • The Trinamool Congress-initiated padyatra from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan to protest against the land acquisition bill is expected to take place on March 17 or 18.
  • Two judicial officers who have altered their dates of birth and thereby extended their tenures, are set to become judges of Madras high court.
  • The government has roped in Amitabh Bachchan once again, this time as the brand ambassador for its drive against hepatitis B, a critical public health problem in India.
  • Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, creator of the “Discworld“ series and author of over 70 books, has died at the age of 66.
  • US-based infrastructure design and consultancy giant AECOM plans to hire 1,500 new employees here as it prepares to participate in initiatives like `Smart Cities’ and `Make in India’, including for ports and defence sectors.
  • Rocket Internet has increased its stake to 52% in Foodpanda by leading a 104million-euro (about Rs 688crore) funding round in the online food ordering site.
  • Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza, who masterminded the team’s Pool A win over England, could skip Friday’s match against New Zealand after the team were fined for a slow over rate.
  • Karnataka are now the second most success ful team in the history of the Ranji Trophy after clinching the title for the eighth time on Thursday.
  • Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary was on Thursday named captain of the Rest Of India XI which will take on with Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka for the Irani Cup, beginning on March 17 in Bengaluru.
  • AMITABH BACHCHAN will attend an event in London, where a statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be unveiled at Parliament Square.
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