Top News Headlines of 24 March 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 24th March 2015 :

  • Amitav Ghosh on Tuesday emerged as the only In dian author among 10 finalists for this year’s Man Booker International Prize for his contribution to the English language writing.
  • Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani the Emir of Qatar said to times of India on the eve of his summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first a leader of the Arab world that his energy-rich country wanted to invest big in India.
  • Section 66A of the Information Technology Act is unconstitutional in its entirety, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday striking down a “draconian” provision.
  • American actress Angelina Jolie had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer. She carries a mutation in BRCA1 gene that increases breast and ovarian cancer risk.
  • Germanwings passenger jet A320 operated by the no-frills wing of Lufthansa carrying at least 150 people dead on Tuesday in a snowy , remote section of the French Alps.
  • The Delhi government ordered to Uber cab company for submit a sworn affidavit declaring that it was complying with the ban imposed by it.
  • Mobile radiation begins in AIIMS and IIT Delhi among the top 17 scientific institution in the country have been commissioned by the Union government.
  • Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken, along with other party functionaries, met the affected farmers of Bawana on Tuesday . They visited the agricultural fields to take stock of the damages caused due to the recent rain and hailstorms.
  • Between February 28 March 16, 13 states with UP and Rajasthan faced the damage rabi crop by rains and hailstorms in about 1.81 crore hectares of land.
  • Union minister Maneka Gandhi has said to her ministerial colleagues to opt for a “natural disinfectant“ made from cow urine instead of the “chemically bad“ one in government offices.
  • Rajya Sabha chairperson Hamid Ansari has admitted the motion of impeachment moved by 58 members of the Upper House against Madhya Pradesh high court judge Justice S K Gangele, accused of sexual harassment of a woman judge.
  • The home ministry has expressed reservations over the tourism ministry’s plan to extend tourist visa-on-arrival (TVoA) to China citing security concerns.
  • Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut won `Queen’ as National Awards for her performance in `Queen’.
  • V K Singh’s final tweet on Monday evening that he was actually disgusted with the media, his Twitter outburst seemed to have done enough damage to the govern ment by kicking up a political storm.
  • A Muslim activist from Raipur, Chhattisgarh, is in Varanasi to spread the mess age of cow protection through a series of `gau kathas’. ries of `gau kathas’ during the beef bans in Maharashtra and Haryana.
  • Goa art and culture minister Dayanand Mandrekar on Tuesday banned on employees wearing jeans and Tshirt.
  • The Jammu and Kashmir assembly will not take up a resolution to demand the return of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s mortal remains.
  • PM Narendra Modi will travel to Singapore on March 29 for the funeral of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday.
  • Jupiter may have changed early solar system like a wrecking ball, destroying any newly-formed super-Earths by driving them into the Sun.
  • Twitter has become the lat est in a string of Silicon Valley firms to face a gender discrimination lawsuit, forcing the male-dominated technology industry to grapple with widespread accusations of sexism.
  • Utah became the 1stUS state to restore the firing squad as a method of execution on Monday, as its governor Gary Herbert signed a bill on the emotive issue into law.
  • India is all set to overtake China’s growth rate by clocking 7.8% GDP in 201516 and 8.2% during the following fiscal on the back of structural reforms and government’s “pro-investment“ attitude according to the Asian Development Bank.
  • Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons has invested more than $100-billion in a debt vehicle of micro financial advisory firm Grameen Capital.
  • The Centre on Tuesday sanctioned setting up of 17 new mega food parks to different state agencies and private enti ies. These parks are expected to attract investment of over Rs 6,000 crore.
  • The rupee on Tuesday inched up by 3 paise against the American currency to end at 62.25, extending its winning streak to the seventh straight session -the longest string of gains since June 2011.
  • Cherukuli Dalli Shivani, a three-year old girl archer entered the India Book of Records after creating a record by achieving 388 points in archery at a show on Tuesday in the presence of senior sports personalities.
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