Current Affairs - March, 2015

World's first electric satellites successfully lifted off by SpaceX rocket

World’s first electric satellites were successfully lifted off by a Space Exploration (SpaceX) Technologies rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, United States. The rocket was carrying two all-electric commercial satellites built by Boeing. The satellites are owned by the French satellite provider Eutelsat and Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS). Eutelsat’s satellite is part of its ..

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Jagmohan Dalmiya elected as President of BCCI

Jagmohan Dalmiya was unanimously elected as President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He was elected as President at the BCCI Annual General Meeting held at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Dalmiya will succeed N. Srinivasan who was barred from contesting BCCI Presidential election by Supreme Court over the corruption and IPL spot ..

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Arun Singh named as new Indian Ambassador to US

Senior IFS officer, Arun Singh has been named as new Indian Ambassador to US. Prior to this announcement he was serving as India’s Ambassador of France. Arun Singh will replace S Jaishankar, who was appointed as Foreign Secretary. About Arun Singh Singh is a 1979-batch IFS officer. His first assignment abroad was at the Indian ..

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China kicks off Silk Road infrastructure project worth $79.8bn in Gansu province

China has launched a massive Silk Road infrastructure project worth $79.8 billion in the northwest province of Gansu as part of its ambitious Silk Road plan. These project will facilitate trade and people exchanges between China and central Asian Countries. Key facts It will be six-year Silk Road development project. On its completion it is going ..

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Oxford dictionary adds words ‘ride-share’, ‘unboxing’, ‘bioprinting’ and ‘vishing’ related to Technology

Recently Oxford dictionary has added words ride-share, unboxing, bioprinting and vishing related to Technology in the new list. Oxford dictionary defined these words as Ride-share- to participate in an arrangement in which a passenger travels in a private vehicle driven by its owner, for free or for a fee, especially as arranged by means of ..

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