Ques. Which scheme for girls was launched in Haryana recently?
Ans. Aapki ki Beti Humhari Beti.
Ques. UST Global recently launched which app for the women’s safety?
Ans. UST Global launched Women’s Safety App ‘iSafe’ for Thiruvananthapuram City Police on 8th March 2015 (on International Women’s Day)
Ques. Which two missions are working together to facilitate afforestation?
Ans. Green India and MGNREGA.
Fact: Artificial glacier in the form of Ice stupa to store water inaugurated in Phyang village of Ladakh.
Fact: India and Spain signed an agreement on “Mutual Protection of Classified Information” to provide the framework for enhanced bilateral cooperation in areas of defense research, development and technology cooperation.
Science & Technology
Ques. What is the name of World’s first solar-powered aircraft?
Ans. Solar Impulse.
Fact: World’s First Solar-Powered Aircraft Solar impulse will take off from Abu Dhabi, UAE and land in Gujarat on 10th March, 2015.
Ques. Who is the new CFO of Walmart India?
Ans. Ashwin Mittal.
Mergers & Acquisition
Ques. KPMG acquired which Spanish company’s Indian Subsidiary?
Ans. Indian arm of Spanish boutique advisory firm AF-Mercados.
Ques. 8th March 2015 was observed as?
Ans. International Women’s Day 2015 observed on 8th March 2015 with theme ‘Make it Happen’.
Ques. Which city in Iraq did ISIS acquired recently?
Ques. Who won Women’s Singles Title in All England Open Badminton Championships 2015?
Ans. Carolina Marin Martin of Spain. She defeated India’s Saina Nehwal by score of 14-21, 21-16, 21-7.
Ques. Which cricketer becomes the first player in the history of Cricket World Cup to score 3 consecutive 100?
Ans. Kumar Sangakkara.
Ques. Which Sri Lankan cricketer recently announced retirement from Test Cricket?
Ans. Kumar Sangakkara.
Awards & Recognition
Ques. The famous kathak dancer Birju Maharaj has been awarded with which award?
Ans. Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award for taking forward the legacy of Kalka-Bindadin Gharana of Lucknow.
Awardees of Stree Shakti Puraskar 2014 are
Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang Award: Sister Mariola (Rajasthan)
Rani Lakshmibai Award: Seema Prakash (Madhya Pradesh)
Rani Rudramma Devi Award: Astha Sansthan- NGO (Rajasthan)
Mata Jijabai Award: Chandraprabha Bokey (Maharashtra)
Kannagi Award: P. Bhanumati (Kerala)
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Award: Anay Rahit Zindagi- NGO (Goa).
About Stree Shakti Puraskar Awards: To recognize the spirit of courage in women in difficult circumstances, who have established the spirit of courage in their personal or professional life.
|Scheme for girls recently launched in Haryana||Aapki ki Beti Humhari Beti|
|UST Global’s app for the women’s safety||iSafe|
|Two missions to facilitate afforestation||Green India and MGNREGA|
|World’s first solar-powered aircraft||Solar Impulse|
|CFO of Walmart India||Ashwin Mittal|
|KPMG acquisition of Spanish Company||Indian arm of Spanish boutique advisory firm AF-Mercados|
|8th March 2015 observed as||International Women’s Day|
|City in Iraq acquired by ISIS||Nimrud|
|Winner of Women’s Singles Title in All England Open Badminton Championships 2015||Carolina Marin Martin of Spain|
|First player in the history of Cricket World Cup to score 3 consecutive 100||Kumar Sangakkara|
|Birju Maharaj has been awarded with||Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award|
|Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang Award||Sister Mariola (Rajasthan)|
|Rani Lakshmibai Award||Seema Prakash (Madhya Pradesh)|
|Rani Rudramma Devi Award||Astha Sansthan- NGO (Rajasthan)|
|Mata Jijabai Award||Chandraprabha Bokey (Maharashtra)|
|Kannagi Award||Bhanumati (Kerala)|
|Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Award||Anay Rahit Zindagi- NGO (Goa)|