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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 22 & 23 MARCH 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 22, 23 MARCH 2015
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1. AMITABH BACHCHAN BECOMES BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR CAMPAIGN AGAINST HEPATITIS B:
Ø Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Union Governments Campaign against Hepatitis B.
Ø Union Governments campaign against Hepatitis B will be launched in April 2015.
Ø Earlier Amitabh Bachchan was made good will brand ambassador for the polio Eradication campaign by UNICEF in 2005.
NOTE:    The campaign against Hepatitis B is a part of the Union Government’s ambitious child immunization programme named Mission Indradhanush which is against seven vaccine – preventable disease s which includes diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and Hepatitis B. Union Government has aimed to achieve the target by 2020.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 Who is appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Campaign against Hepatitis B?
a.    Amitabh Bachchan
b.   Mary Kom
c.    Sachin Tendulkar
d.   Saina Nehwal

2.   33% WOMEN RESERVATION IN POLICE FORCES OF ALL UT’S:
Ø  Union Government of India has approved 33% women reservation in police forces for all Union Territories.
Ø  The decision was taken by the Union Cabinet in a meeting headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ø  Reservation is provided through direct recruitment in non-gazetted posts like constables to sub-inspectors.
NOTE:  Earlier Gujarat Government had announced 33% reservation for women in the police force of the state.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 How much reservation is provided in police forces of all UT’s by the cabinet ministry?
a.          35%
b.         10%
c.          33%
d.         50%

3.      INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS WAS OBSERVED ON 21ST MARCH:
Ø  International Day of forests was observed on 21st March around the globe.
Ø  The theme for International Day of Forests 2015 was “Forests and climate Change”.
Ø  International Day of forests was observed for the first time on 21st March 2013.

EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 When is International day of Forests observed?
a.          23rd March
b.         25th March
c.          21st March
d.         31st October
4.       COUNTER-TERRORISM CONFERENCE HELD IN JAIPUR:
Ø  First Counter-Terrorism Conference -2015 held in Jaipur.
Ø  India foundation in association with the Sardar Patel University of police security and Criminal Justice together organized the event.
Ø  Theme of the conference was ‘Integrated Approach to Counter Terrorism’.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 Where was first counter-terrorism conference held?
a.       New Delhi
b.      Surat
c.       Ahmadabad
d.      Jaipur
5.      PRADHAN MANTRI KAUSHAL VIKAS YOJANA (PMKVY) GETS CABINET APPROVAL:
Ø The Union Cabinet has approved the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).
Ø The programme is aimed to import skill training to youth with focus on first time entrants to the labour market and school dropouts.
Ø The scheme is launched with an outlay of Rs. 1500 crore.

6.    COLIN MACDONALD BECOMES MD OF RENAULT NISSAN AUTOMOTIVE   INDIA:
Ø Renault Nissan Automotive India appointed Colin MacDonald as the new Managing Director.
Ø Nissan is the third biggest exporter of cars from India.
Ø Chairman and CEO of Nissan/Renault – Carlos Ghosn.


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