Page-18 of Current Affairs - March, 2015

Lok Sabha passes Warehousing Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2015

The Lok Sabha on 18 March 2015 passed the Warehousing Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2015. The Bill seeks to amend the Warehousing Corporations Act, 1962. Key facts Statement of Objects and Reasons of the bill states that the Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) has been awarded a Mini-Ratna Public Sector Enterprise (PSE) status by the Department of ..

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NGT announces Rs 5,000 fine for littering on railway property

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has announced a fine of Rs 5,000 on individuals spotted littering or throwing waste on the railway platforms and tracks. It was announced by a NGT bench, headed by Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar. In this regard NGT has passed a slew of directions to the Railways and other authorities for maintaining ..

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EVMs to carry photos of candidates from May 1, 2015: EC

Election Commission has announced that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and ballot papers will carry photographs of candidates from 1 May 2015. This move of EC seeks to avoid voters being misled by several namesakes in the election fray. In this regard EC has issued an order to all political parties and State Chief Electoral Officers ..

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Sohail Aman appointed as new Pakistan Air Force chief

Sohail Aman on 18 March 2015 was appointed as Chief of Pakistan Air Force (PAF). His appointment was approved by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and was promoted to the rank of Air Chief Marshal. He will succeed Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt who retires from the service. Prior ..

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France, Germany, Italy decides to join China-backed AIIB  

Three nations from European Union (EU) France, Germany and Italy have agreed to join the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) after the United Kingdom (UK) decided to join the bank. If these western nations join the bank, the total number of the bank’s member states including India will go up to 30. It should ..

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