March 2015 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs March 2015: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of March 2015 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister’s Office has appointed Gulshan Rai, cyber security expert, as the new Cyber Security Chief for combating increasing online threats in India. The new special secretary for cyber security, Gulshan Rai, will work directly under the PMO.
  • Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has re-elected Bhaiyyaji Joshi as the RSS Sarkaryavah (general secretary). This will be his second consecutive term as general secretary. He will serve the three years' term for next three years till 2018. It was being said that Sah-Sarkaryavah (joint- general secretary) Dattatrey Hosabale would replace Bhaiyyaji.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • On the third day of second tranche of coal mining auction Hindalco Industries, Jindal Power and Indrajit Power won Dumri, Tara and Nerad Malegaon coal blocks respectively. Indrajit Power bids for Rs 660 (a tonne) the highest for Nerad Malegoan, Hindalco was the highest bidder for Dumri and bids Rs 2,127 (a tonne) and Jindal Power bids Rs 126 (a tonne) for Tara coal block. 
  • Government earns Rs. 96,000 crore  through auction of spectrum. While it was Rs. 94,000 crore. it was Rs. 92,000 crore. Bidding for different spectrum (800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2,100 MHz) started on 4 March and till now 43 rounds of bidding are complete. Provisional allocation of 84 per cent spectrum has taken place, increasing the government coffers by Rs. 96,000 crore. 
  • The government has canceled bids for four coal blocks auctioned in recent coal block auction. This rejection gave a major blow to Jindal Steel & Power and Balco. Though the bid was the highest in their individual auction but it was low as compared to the winning bids for other blocks and this is the reason of this rejection.
  • Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur unit  in Jharkhand achieved a new feat when it achieved the target of producing 10 million tonnes of hot metal per annum. In fact, it is the first Indian steel plant to achieve this feat in the iron making industry. In a statement, the company said that the production capacity increased by 63 per cent to 10 mtpa from a mere 2.4 mpta back in 1992. 
Top Economics Current Affairs
  • With the rise in international oil rates, Petrol price in country has been increased by Rs 3.18 per litre and diesel by Rs 3.09 making it month's second raise. With effect from Saturday midnight, the new petrol price is Rs 60.49 per litre and that of diesel are Rs 49.71 per litre.
  • In line with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's announcement during Budget 2015-16, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan cut repo rate by 25 basis points to bring it down to 7.5 per cent. Indian bourses witnessed early morning rally. NSE Nifty and BSE Sensex touched new highs of 9,119.20 and 30,024.74 respectively. 
  • National Supercomputing Mission has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs that is chaired by the Prime Minister. The mission is intended to connect national academic as well as Research and Development institutions with 73 high performance computing facilities. The total cost of the project is estimated at Rs. 4,500 crore. 
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • President Pranab Mukherjee has finally signed a bill to ban cow slaughter in Maharashtra. The bill was originally passed by BJP-Shiv Sena government in 1995 but will be effective from now onwards. According to the new law, anyone found in possession or indulging in sale of beef can be fined Rs. 10,000 and be imprisoned for a term of up to five years. 
  • Researchers at National Centre for Cell Sciences have reportedly found a mechanism, which is in its initial stage of research, which can pave way for development of vaccine for preventing certain kinds of cancers. Available reports show that the researchers at the Pune-based NCCS have recorded promising results while experimenting on animal models.
  • Reports say India is all set to buy petroleum from Iraq to fill in India’s first SPR or Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Sources in finance ministry say that the ministry has already sanctioned around $383 million or Rs. 24 billion fund from revised budget estimates of ongoing financial year to buy from Iraq’s Basra Oil.
  • Anandiben Patel-led Gujarat government has introduced Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill 2015, which has been termed “need of the hour” by Minister of State (Home Affairs) Rajni Patel for tackling terrorism and organised crime, in the assembly today. The current bill has been sent back by two earlier Presidents thrice for reconsideration. 


Top Person Current Affairs
  • List published by Time Magazine on most influential people online shows that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the top 30 influential persons across the world. Available reports say that the list has been prepared on the basis of three key factors – total number of followings on social media, overall ability to drive news, and site traffic.
  • A Special Court in Hyderabad has found B Ramalinga Raju, founder of Satyam Computer Services Limited, and other directors of the company guilty for violating Companies Act in all seven cases filed against them in December 2009 by Serious Fraud Investigation Office
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • Union government has successfully passed the controversial Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill 2015 in Lower House of the parliament by voice vote yesterday. 
  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar went on a 24-hour fast against the NDA government’s land acquisition Bill. In the State-wide agitation, other leaders of the party went on fast for 12 hours. Nitish Kumar said that the Bill is against farmers and pro-corporate. He also criticized “Make in India” campaign of the BJP and said that it should be make in villages, make in Bihar.
  • In a landmark judgement, SC scrapped Section 66A of Information Technology Act. The section is considered “unconstitutional and untenable”. The apex court delivered judgement on the petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment of Section 66A following arrest of Shaheen Dhada and Rinu Srinivasan from Maharashtra’s Palghar (Thane district). 
  • The Aam Aadami Party's (AAP) senior and founder members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have been sacked from the AAP's national executive. The decision is based on majority at the national council meet. Both the leaders had challenged the leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Manish Sisodia introduced this resolution. 
Top Science Current Affairs
  • Supreme Court Bench in a watershed judgement has termed reservation for jat community by including them in the Other Backward Classes category in 9 regions (including Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan’s Dholpur and Bharatpur districts, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, and Bihar) as unconstitutional.
  • With Mangalyaan, India’s celebrated indigenous Mars Orbiter Mission, completing six months yesterday in the red planet’s orbit, Indian Space and Research Organisation has released six pictures of Mars taken by the MOM. Out of the six photos, three are of a large martian canyon called Valles of Marineris. 
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • After 10 years, Jagmohan Dalmiya once again became the BCCI President. After Supreme Court barred BCCI’s chief in exile Narayanaswami Srinivasan in participating in the BCCI election due to involvement in the IPL scam, it became easy for Dalmiya to make a comeback. Though election took place on all other positions, the 74-year old Jagmohan Dalmiya was the consensus candidate. 
  • By beating former world champion Yihan Wang of China, Olympic bronze medallist Sania Nehwal entered into the semifinals of the $500,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena. Leading Indian shuttler Saina defeated Wang in 21-19, 21-6 in a 39-minute match. 
  • India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal, who raced to the finals of All England Badminton Championship, lost to Carolina Marin of Spain during women’s singles final. Though she won the first set 21-16 and started the second game with a much required lead, she lost the match to the woman spaniard by 16-21, 21-14, 21-7. 
  • Recent ranking list published by Badminton World Federation shows that India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has regained her world number 2 position. While reacting to the news Saina told media that she is happy about regaining the position and she will work harder to secure world number one rank. The ranking report shows that Saina has accumulated 74,381 points but still lags behind the world number one LI Xuerui from China by 4,833. 
  • Kidambi Srikanth, ace shuttler of India, has won $120,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold championship by defeating defending champion of the title from Denmark Viktor Axelsen by 21-15, 12-21, 21-14. It took the top seeded Srikanth 47 minutes to clinch the title. 
  • Indian-American scientist, Dr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, who won Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009 due to his path breaking contribution in molecular biology, has been chosen by the fraternity of scientists to head prestigious Royal Society of Britain. 
  • The new partnership between Sania Mirza and former World No. 1 Martina Hingis has kicked off well as they win their first major tournament - BNP Paribas Open women's doubles title. In the final match of the tournament, they beat Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.
  • India was humiliated by Australia during second semi-final match of ICC World Cup 2015 yesterday. With Steve Smith (105) and Aaron Finch (81) putting up a second-wicket partnership of 182 runs Australia scored 328 runs at a loss of seven wickets. With 329 target to chase, India got a good start but soon lost 4 wickets in quick succession. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 65 runs and was highest scorer of Team India. India was all out by scoring 233 runs in 46.5 overs. Aussies won the match by 95 runs and will now face New Zealand in the final.
  • Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has become world No. 1 Badminton player. She defeated Carolina Marin of Spain in India Open semifinal at the Siri Fort. Former national champion Vimal Kumar said that Saina's work ethic are commendable and she has brought a revolution in Indian badminton.
Top World Current Affairs
  • Sri Lankan Navy has arrested fifty-four Indian fisherman for allegedly entering into their water. Sri Lankan Naval spokesman commander Indika Silva said that 21 fishermen on five boats arrested at Kankesanturai whereas 33 fishermen on five boats were seized at Talaimannar. 
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