Page-28 of Current Affairs - March, 2015

India's literacy rate rose to 72.98 % in 2011: Union Government

Union government has announced that India’s literacy rate has risen to 72.98%. It was informed by Union Minister Human Resource Development (HRD) Smriti Irani while replying to the supplementaries in the Lok Sabha. Union governments reply informed that As per population census 2011, the number of illiterates have declined to 28.27 crore from 30.41 crore ..

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Kumar Sangakkara creates record by scoring four consecutive ODI centuries

Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara became first batsman to score four consecutive one-day international (ODI) centuries in a Cricket World Cup. He achieved this feat by hitting 4th century by scoring 124 runs in a match against Scotland in the Pool A of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Hobart, New Zealand. Previous three consecutive ..

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Attorney General is a public authority and comes under RTI: Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court in its ruling has held that Attorney General of India comes under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. This ruling reversed the previous decision of the Central Information Commission (CIC) which had held that Attorney General does not come under RTI Act. Delhi High Court held that Attorney General ..

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Five sick PSUs to be closed down: Union Government

Union Government has announced that 5 sick public sector undertakings (PSUs) will be closed. It was announced by Union Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete while replying to a question in the Lok Sabha. The 5 sick PSU that will be closed include HMT and its three units, Hindustan Shipyard. Government also announced that while closing ..

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Highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Seychelles

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Seychelles as part of three-nation tour for cementing strategic partnership with island countries of Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka. Narendra Modi is first Prime Minister to visit Seychelles in 34 years. Previously, late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had visited the country in 1981. Key facts Both nations agreed to set up ..

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