Top News Headlines of 23 March 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 23rd March 2015 :

  • Lee Kuan Yew, founding father and first PM of Singapore, who transformed that tiny island outpost into one of the wealthiest and least corrupt countries in Asia, died on Monday . He was 91.
  • The Supreme Court on Monday gave the Sahara group 90 days to finalize plans for the sale of properties both abroad and in India to raise the required cash component for the release of its chief Subrata Roy and two group directors from jail.
  • “It is too casual a process for the appointment of directors of IITs,“ said nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar in his first remarks on record after his run-in with the HRD ministry over the appointment of directors of the IITs at Patna, Ropar and Bhubaneshwar.
  • The Supreme Court will on Tuesday pass verdict on the constitutional validity of Section 66A of Information Technology Act, the provision which makes posting offensive matter on social network sites an offence punishable by up to three years in jail.
  • Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu on Monday zeroed in on Amaravati after the ancient Buddhist hub as the name of his new capital on the banks of the river Krishna.
  • For the first time, the Centre will launch 40-year bonds to raise funds and help pension funds and insurance companies park long-term resources.
  • US crude climbed above $47 a barrel on Monday as a declining dollar offset global oversupply concerns stemming from an announcement by Saudi Arabia that it was pumping 10 million barrels a day.
  • India and China held the 18th round of boundary talks in New Delhi on Monday. This was the first time the two special representatives, NSA Ajit Doval and China’s state councilor Yang Jieche, discussed the boundary issue since the Modi government assumed office.
  • Delhi government may soon introduce a new degree to promote sports. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Monday said the government was considering a graduation degree in sports to encourage students to pursue a career in sports without compromising on a degree.
  • The government has decided to erect statues of martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in the Delhi assembly premises.
  • Possession or sale of gutka will now be a non-bailable offence that invites up to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment in the state. Other punitive measures include closure of a seller’s paan kiosk.
  • Shashi Kapoor, who turned 77 last week will be conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2014, it was announced on Monday.
  • The HRD ministry is finalizing a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed with Germany . Significantly, unlike the earlier MoU that made German third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas, the new one will be limited to teaching the language as an optional subject.
  • Now only one train ticket can be booked online with one login after which the booking session will expire during the peak hours.
  • Karnataka chief minister K. Siddaramaiah on Monday handed over the investigation into IAS officer D K Ravi’s mysterious death to the CBI.
  • Doctors say tuberculosis is a major cause of infection leading to infertility . Around 2530% of women with infertility suffered from genital TB.
  • Costa Rica has achieved a clean energy milestone by using 100% renewable energy for a record 75 days in a row.
  • Texas Republican senator Ted Cruz became the first candidate to announce that he will run for president in 2016.
  • From toy-shaped cigarette lighters to a short-circuting plush rabbit that catches fire, a European safety watchdog warned on Monday of a growing number of dangerous products for sale, with most coming from China.
  • Samsung on Monday launched Galaxy S6 Edge for Rs 58,900. The Korean giant hopes that the device will help contain the surge in popularity of Apple’s iPhone6.
  • Indian CFOs are most bullish about the economy’s growth prospects with 85% reporting higher revenues than a year ago as compared to their peers in the US (71%) and China (66%).
  • 15-year celebration, Lakmé Fashion Week SummerResort 2015 witnessed a grand finale by Anamika Khanna.
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