Current Affairs - March, 2015

Former Member of Lok Sabha Sadashivrao Mandlik passes away

Former Maharashtra Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) Sadashivrao Mandlik passed away in Mumbai. He was 83. He was elected four-time as MP from Kolhapur Constituency and had served as a member in the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Lok Sabha. Prior to 15th Lok Sabha elections, Sadashivrao Mandlik had represented Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), ..

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Maharashtra Government launches Bhagyashree scheme for girls

Maharashtra government has launched Bhagyashree scheme for girls. The scheme replaces state government’s previous Sukanya scheme. Bhagyashree  scheme was launched by was launched by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with the actress Bhagyashree who is brand ambassador of the scheme. Under the Sukanya scheme, the state government was to earmark an amount of Rs. 21,200 ..

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North-East India’s first Kisan Call Centre opens in Agartala, Tripura

North East India’s first Kisan Call Centre (KCC) was opened in Agartala, Tripura. It was launched by Tripura Chief Minister  Manik Sarkar. The call centre is financed by Tripura government and will be run by experts of agriculture, fisheries, horticulture and animal husbandry from a private enterprise. Key facts KCC Agartala will work daily from 6 ..

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Rotavac- India’s first indigenously developed rotavirus vaccine launched by Government

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 March 2015 launched the first indigenously developed and manufactured Rotavirus vaccine- Rotavac. The vaccine will boost India’s efforts to combat infant mortality due to diarrhoea. This is the third such vaccine available globally against Rotavirus. Development of Rotavac Rotavac vaccine was developed under the joint collaboration between India and ..

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Pakistan successfully test-fires nuclear capable Shaheen-III ballistic missile

Pakistan on 9 March 2015 successfully conducted the first test of surface-to-surface Shaheen-III ballistic missile off the Arabian Sea. The missile, also called White Falcon-III in English has been developed by Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and NESCOM along with its subsidiary NDC. About Shaheen-III Solid-fuelled multi stage ballistic missile. Capable of ..

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