Page-22 of Current Affairs - March, 2015

Kidambi Srikanth wins Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold 2015

India’s ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on 15 March 2015 won  badminton’s prestigious $120,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title in Men’s singles category. In the final match he defeated Denmark’s defending champion Viktor Axelsen by score of 21-15, 12-21 and 21-14. With this victory, Kidambi Srikanth became first Indian to win this prestigious title in ..

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Noted Gandhian Narayan Desai passes away

Noted Gandhian Narayan Desai on 15 March 2015 passed away in Surat, Gujarat. He was 90. He is son of Mahatma Gandhi’s personal secretary and biographer Mahadev Desai. About Narayan Desai He was born on 24 December 1924 at Valsad in Gujarat and was brought up at Gandhiji’s Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. Desai was also ..

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Pioneer of Israeli cinema Lia van Leer passes away

Lia van Leer, pioneer of Israeli cinema passed away on 13 March 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel. She was 90. She was the founder of Israel Film Archive, Jerusalem Cinematheque, Haifa Cinematheque and the Jerusalem Film Festival. About Lia van Leer She was born on August 8, 1924 in Romania. Later she moved to Israel and ..

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Union Government merges Green India Mission merged with MGNREGA to reclaim forest cover

Union Government has merged Green India Mission (GIM) with the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Scheme. By merging GIM with MGNREGA Scheme government seeks to increase 10 million hectares of forest cover. Key facts National Mission for a Green India aims for afforestation at 10 million hectares of land over the next ..

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Cyclone PAM hits archipelago of Vanuatu

Powerful cyclone Pam on 14 March 2015 slammed the south Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu. The cyclone Pam is category five tropical storm and has brought destructive 270 kilometre-per-hour winds and torrential rain along with it after it had changed its course in westward direction. The cyclone was followed by flooding, landslides, sea surges and very rough ..

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