1) Bihar Government has banned sale of liquor in the state from 1st April 2016.This decision would make Bihar 6th dry state/UT in the country.
2) The South Asian Annual Disaster Management Exercise (SAADMEx) 2015 was concluded by the Union Government in Delhi.This was the first-ever joint exercise to be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) of India.
3) The Ministry of Urban Development approved an investment of 3120 crore rupees investment plans for basic urban infrastructure boost for 102 cities approved under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
4) Atonio Costa, the leader of Portugal’s Socialist Party was named Prime Minister of Portugal.
5) Israel tests Barak-8 missile co-developed with IndiaIsraeli military has successfully tested from a ship an advanced surface-to-air missile co-developed with India which will be deployed to secure vital offshore assets like gas fields.
6) Australia and New Zealand have created history by playing first day-night Test match at the Adelaide Oval Cricket Stadium with a pink Kookaburra ball.The first day-night test match was the third match of the series between Australia and New Zealand played for 2015 Trans-Tasman Trophy.
Awards & Recognition:
7) Marathi film Katyar Kaljat Ghusali and Bengali film Cinemawala are among the twelve films shortlisted for prestigious 2015 UNESCO Fellini Medal.
8) Homegrown app-based cab operator OlaCabs has appointed Rajiv Bansal as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as part of its expansion drive in the country.
Science & Technology:
9) The year 2015 is likely to be the warmest year as per the Provision Statement (on the Status of Global Climate in 2011-2015) released by The World Meteorological Organization (WMO).According to it, the global average surface temperature in 2015 is likely to be the warmest on record. The average surface temperature in 2015 can reach the symbolic and significant milestone of 1° Celsius above the pre-industrial era. The reason behind such surface temperature is combination of a strong El Nino and human-induced global warming.
10) Distinguished Tamil scholar and historian of South India and South Asia, Noboru Karashima from Japan passed away in Tokyo. He was 82.