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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 27 MARCH 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 27 MARCH 2015
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                                                INTERNATIONAL NEWS

1) INDIA SINGED 6 AGREEMENTS WITH QATAR:
Ø  India and Qatar signed 6 agreements to increase commercial and economic exchanges between the two nations.
Ø  The deal was signed in New Delhi between the Prime minister of India Narendra Modi and Emir of Qatar, sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.
Ø  The six agreements were as follows:
Ø  Agreement on transfer of sentenced persons.
Ø  MoU for co-operation in the field of information and communication technology.
Ø  MoU between ministry of earth sciences and Qatar Meteorological department for scientific and technical cooperation.
Ø  MoU between diplomatic institute of MOFA, Qatar and Foreign Service Institute, MEA
Ø  MoU for co-operation in the field of Radio and Television.
Ø  Agreement for Mutual Co-operation and Exchange of News.
Ø  Note:    The deals have a special focus on the make in India Initiative.
Ø  Capital of Qatar – Doha
Ø  Currency of Qatar - Riyal

2)  BIOLOGICALLY USEFUL NITROGEN DISCOVERED ON MARS:
Ø  NASA’s curosity rover found evidence of nitrogen on the surface of mars.
Ø  Nitrogen was found in the form of Nitric Oxide which was released when Martian sediments were heated.
Ø  The Discovery is significant because of the critical role of nitrogen as the building block of RNA and DNA which control life processes.
      Note: NASA- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Ø  RNA – Ribonucleic Acid
Ø  DNA – Deoxyribonucleic Acid
Ø  Curosity Rover was launched on 26th November 2011 by NASA (U.S.A.)

                                  
3)   TWITTER LAUNCHES A NEW APP:
Ø  Twitter launches a new app , ‘ Periscope’.
Ø  Periscope is a streaming video application. It allows anyone to steam live video to a wide audience with their smartphone.

NATIONAL NEWS

4) MINISTERY OF RAILWAYS CONSTITUTED AJAY SHANKAR COMMITTEE:
Ø  Ministry of Railways has constituted Ajay Shankar committee to review PPP cell functioning.
Ø  Ajay Shankar is a former secretary, Department of Industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) under Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Ø  PPP – Public Private Partnership
      Note:   Suresh Prabhu is the Union Railway Minister
      EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.     Ajay Shankar Committee is constituted by which Union Ministry?
a.       Railway Ministry
b.      Ministry of Minority Affairs
c.       HRD Ministry
d.      Finance Ministry

5)  CCEA APPROVED THE NATIONAL SUPER COMPUTING MISSION:
Ø  Union Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the National Supercomputing mission.
Ø  The National Super Computing Mission is aimed at bringing the high performance computing (HPC) facilities.
Ø  The mission will be implemented at an estimated cost of 4500 crore rupees over a period of seven years.
Ø  This mission will be implemented Jointly by DST and Deity.
Ø  DST – Department of Science and Technology
Ø  Deity – Department of Electronics and Information technology.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.     Who is the head of the CCEA?
a.       Sonia Gandhi
b.      Narendra Modi
c.       Atal Bihari Vajpayee
d.      Amit Shah

6)  PM LAUNCHES PRAGATI PLATFORM:
Ø  Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches PRAGATI platform for redressal of grievances of common man.
Ø  It aims at monitoring and reviewing Union Government programmes and projects as well as projects flagged by state governments.
Ø  PRAGATI :– Pro- Active Governance and Timely Implementation platform.

7)  DSIJ GETS PSU AWARD:
Ø  Dalal Street Investment Journal was presented 6th Public Sector Undertakings Award.
Ø  List of Important Awardees:
Ø  Maharatna of the year – Manufacturing -  NTPC
Ø  Most Effefient Maharatna –Manufacturing – BHEL
Ø  Best General Insurance Company – New India Assurance Company
Ø  Navratna of the year – Non-Manufacturing – PFC
Ø  Most Efficient Public Sector Bank – Bank of Baroda

Ø  Fastest Growing Maharatna – Non-Manufacturing – Coal India.

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