Top News Headlines of 15 March 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 15th March 2015:

  • AMITABH BACHCHAN attended the unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament Square in central London on Saturday .
  • More than 90% of the power is now drawn from mechanical sources: tractors and power tillers provide 47%, electric motors 27% and diesel engines 16%.
  • The precocious eight year-old has become the first official entry in DrawDisability , an international art campaign led by the UN secretary general’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI).
  • Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Sundya said that the state government will introduce teaching of Bhagwad Gita in schools across the state from the coming academic session.
  • Indian women’s hockey team lifted the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 defeating Poland 3-1 in a highintensity final at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Sunday .
  • The health ministry has approved a materio vigilance programme in an effort to ensure safety of medical devices.
  • Australian researchers have developed the world’s first bionic heart that pumps blood without a pulse and it could be ready for human trials within three years.
  • The BJP government in Goa omitted Gandhi Jayanti from the list of holidays, the state government clarified on Sunday that the omission was a printing error.
  • India’s Baljinder Singh bagged a bronze medal in the men’s section of the 10th Asian 20km Race Walking Championships at Nomi City in Japan to qualify for the World Championships in Beijing.
  • Two suicide bombers attacked two churches in Lahore during morning services on Sunday , killing 15 people and injuring at least 70.
  • Iran and the US aim in talks starting on Sunday in Switzerland to begin closing in on a deal reducing Tehran’s nuclear activities within strict limits after 18 months of tortuous negotiations between the nations.
  • India has an opportunity to emerge as one of the world’s most dynamic economies but it needs to implement the planned reforms and open up more fully to the world according to IMF chief Christine Lagarde.
  • Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed’s party has sought India’s intervention on his sentencing for a fair appeal process.
  • Kidambi Srikanth become the first Indian man to win the $120,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold on Sunday.
  • New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is planning to launch an all women cab service in view of the increasing number of crimes against women in buses and taxis.
  • Delhi policemen finally managed to nab eight assailants, including the mastermind of the shootout that took place near Qutub Minar on Monday . The shootout had resulted in the death of one and critically injured another.
  • The transport department made it mandatory for autorickshaws to have GPS installed in order to get a fitness certificate, it has now extended the rule to taxis too.
  • All 240 churches in the city have been identified and assessed for foolproof security arrangements in the wake of recent attacks.
  • Connaught Place’s Central Park is one of the places in the capital that currently receives highest number of visitorfoot falls. New Delhi Municipal Council has now floated a proposal to have a 1.5m tall structure erected near the national flag there bearing the words `I love Delhi’, taking off from similar installations in different cities worldwide.
  • Delhi Dialogue Commission has sought feedback from Delhiites on how to make “public Wi-Fi“ available across the city. Releasing a list of 10 questions.
  • The Delhi government has made a plan to merge its two departments–food safety and drug control-for adulteration in food and drugs for adulterated food is a “serious threat“ to people’s lives.
  • The CBI has found that papers related to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board’s (FIPB) clearance to the Rs 2,058 crore Jet-Etihad deal were leaked from the finance ministry .
  • The Centre over the land acquisition bill, 10 opposition parties including the Congress, Samajwadi Party , TMC and the Left parties would stage a march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday and submit a memorandum to the President.
  • All modes of public transport, including BPO cabs, school buses, vans, gramin sevas, taxis and auto rickshaws, will be tracked and monitored by government agencies for safety of passengers, par ticularly women, across 32 million-plus cities.
  • Maharashtra last year achieved the dubious distinction of recording the most number of rape cases and assault on women among Indian states.
  • Home minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday appealed for global cooperation in pursuing effective disaster management and help all communities to become self-reliant in mitigating impact of catasrophes.
  • Narayan Desai, 90, one of the tallest Gandhians in the country and son of Mahadev Desai, Mahatma Gandhi’s personal secretary , died at his house in Vedchi village in Tapi on Sunday after a brief illness.
  • The controversial `India’s Daughter’ documentary was watched by over 2.86 lakh people in Britain on the night of March 4 when it was first released by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) online.
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