Current Affairs - March, 2015

Rare spiders sighted in Western Ghats

Researchers have discovered rare huntsman and jumping spider in the Western Ghats belong to the Sparassidae and Salticidae families. They were discovered by the research team of arachnologists led by Dr. P.A. Sebastian, Director of the Division of Arachnology in Sacred Heart College, Kochi in Kerala. Huntsman spider- It was sighted at Ponmudi, Thiruvananthapuram district ..

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Andhra Pradesh, University of Singapore ink MoU to promote ease of doing business

Andhra Pradesh government, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) have signed MoU to work on Ease of Doing Business in the state. It was signed for cooperation in relation to ‘Masterplan on Ease of Doing Business in Andhra Pradesh (MEDBAP): Vision 2020’. The tripartite MoU will be effective from April ..

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New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori announces retirement from international cricket

New Zealand cricketer and former captain Daniel Vettori has announced his retirement from international cricket. He made this announcement after playing last match in ICC World Cup 2015 Final against Australia. Earlier in 2011, he had retired from Tests and Twenty-20s cricket format. He had started his international cricket career in 1996–97 at the age ..

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Delhi Government bans all forms of chewable tobacco

Delhi Government on 30 March 2015 banned sale, purchase, storage and manufacturing of all forms of chewable tobacco including guktha and pan masala containing tobacco. In this regard, Delhi Government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has issued notification banning all products of chewable tobacco in all forms. The ban on all such products will ..

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9 agricultural products from north-east India accorded GI registration tag

Nine organic and exotic agricultural products from Northeast India were accorded geographical indication (GI) registration tag. GI tag will help to protect these exclusive special local crops and pave way for better branding and marketing of these products both in domestic and international Market. Geographical Indication (GI) accorded products are Assam Karbi Anglong Ginger. Assam ..

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