Gk Edu Wrap – 20th March 2015

Appointments

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President N Ramachandran appointed as a vice-chairman of the International Relations Commission of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).

 India’s one of the top 10 largest Industry’s owner Ratan Tata to head a new innovative council of Indian Railways, called ‘Kaya Kalp’.

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi is designated as the new chancellor of Visva Bharati University.

 Wipro has appointed the IBM and TCS veteran Natarajan Srinivasan as its global head of SAP.

National

 Maharashtra Government announced to rename Girgaum Chowpatty as Swaraj Bhoomi.

 Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar’s book entitled “Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy – Speaker’s Perspective” released on 19th March 2015.

 Union Government on 19 March 2015 launched Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) AcE Fund to accelerate growth of entrepreneurs in Biotechnology.

International

 Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan becomes President of Britain’s Royal Society.

 Air Marshal Sohail Aman appointed as Chief of Pakistan Air Force.

 HTC replaces CEO Peter Chou with Cher Wang.

Sports

Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes the ‘First Indian Captain’ to register 100 ODI wins.

Quick Wrap

Fact Answer
Vice-chairman of ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committees) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President N Ramachandran
Head of Railway’s ‘Kaya Kalp’ Council Ratan Tata
New chancellor of Visva Bharati University PM Narendra Modi
Global head of SAP in Wipro Natarajan Srinivasan
Girgaum Chowpatty’s New Name Swaraj Bhoomi
Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar’s book “Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy – Speaker’s Perspective” 
President of Britain’s Royal Society Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Chief of Pakistan Air Force Air Marshal Sohail Aman
HTC’s new CEO Cher Wang
‘First Indian Captain’ to register 100 ODI wins Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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