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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 24 MARCH 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 24 MARCH 2015
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
1.       WORLD METEOROLOGICAL DAY OBSERVED ON 23RD MARCH:
Ø World Meteorological Day was observed on 23rd March around the globe.
Ø The theme for WMD 2015 was , ‘ Climate Knowledge For Climate Action’
NOTE:    Theme for WMD 2014 was ‘Weather And Climate: Engaging Youth
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 When is World Metrological Day observed?
a.             22nd March
b.            25th April
c.             23rd March
d.            31st October

2.          WORLD WATER DAY WAS OBSERVED ON 22ND MARCH:
Ø  World Water day 2015 was observed on 22nd March around the globe.
Ø  The theme for world water day 2015 was . ‘Water And Sustainable Development’.
NOTE:  In 1993, First ever World Water Day was designated by U.N General Assembly.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 When is World Water Day observed?
a.             25th March
b.            22nd March
c.             23rd March
d.            31st October

3.     LEE KUAN YEW PASSED AWAY:
Ø   Lee Kuan Yew, the statesman and founding father of Singapore died at an age of 91.
Ø   Lee Kuan Yew became the first ever Prime Minister of Singapore in 1959.
NOTE:
·   Current Prime Minister of Singapore- Lee Hsien Loong
·   Currency of Singapore – Singapore Dollar
·   Capital of Singapore – Singapore
NATIONAL NEWS
4.      SHASHI KAPOOR HONOURED WITH DADA SAHEB PHALKE AWARD:
Ø   Veteran Actor- producer Shashi Kapoor is honored with Dada Saheb Phalke Award, 2015.
Ø   Shashi Kapoor was honored with the Padma Bhushan Award by the Government of India in 2011.
NOTE:
·   Dada Saheb Phalke Award is the highest honorary Award in the field of Cinema .The Award comprises of Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh.
·   First ever Award was presented in 1969 to Devika Rani and a total of 46 people are Awarded till date.

5.        NATION OBSERVES MARTYRS DAY:
Ø   23rd March is remarked as Martyrs Day to honor the sacrifice of freedom fighters, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru.
Ø   Bhagat Singh , Sukhdev and Rajguru were hanged to death on 23rd march, 1931.
Ø   23rd March is honoured as Saheed Divas

6.             RAJENDRA SINGH WINS STOCKHOLM WATER PRIZE 2015:
Ø   Environment Activist Rajendra Singh is conferred with prestigious Stockholm Water Prize.
Ø   Rajendra Singh is honoured with the Award for his innovative water restoration efforts and improving water security in rural India.
Ø   Rajendra Singh is known as the ‘Waterman’ of India.
NOTE: - Stockholm water prize is presented annually since 1991 to the people who have outstanding achievements in water related activities.

SPORTS

7.          NOVAK DJOKOVIC WON 50TH ATP TITLE:
Ø   Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his fourth Indian Wells Open Tennis Men’s Single Title.
Ø   Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer of Switzerland in the final match.
Ø   By winning Indian Wells Open Tennis Men’s Single title, Djokovic claimed 50th ATP Title of his career.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 Who won Indian open Tennis Men’s Single Title?
a.             Roger Federer
b.            Novak Djokovic
c.             Rafael Nadal
d.            Andre Agassi

8.          SANIA MIRZA AND MARTINA HINGIS BAGGED WOMEN’S DOUBLE TITLE:
Ø  Sania Mirza of India along with Martina Hingis of Czech Republic bagged women’s Double title of BNP Paribas Tennis open.
Ø  The Duo defeated the Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the final clash held at USA.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 Martina Hingis belong to which country?
a.          Germany
b.         Luxembourg
c.          Czech Republic
d.         Belgium


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