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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 29, 30 MARCH 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 29, 30 MARCH 2015
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1) ISRO BAGGED GANDHI PEACE PRIZE 2014:
A. Indian Space Research Organization bagged Gandhi Peace Prize 2014.
ISRO’s launch of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) at a very cost effective price of Rs. 450 crore, made India the first Asian country to enter the Martian sphere of influence.
B. Gandhi Peace Prize was instituted in the year 1955 on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and is awarded for social, economic and political transformation through non-violence.
C. ISRO had launched various research and communication satellites. It also contributes to the Nation’s development through satellite based education, health care and connectivity to community activities for sustainable economic development.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q 1. Who is the winner of the Gandhi Peace Prize 2014?
A. BHEL
B. ISRO
C. SAIL
D. HMT

2)  SAINA, SRIKANT WON INDIAN OPEN SUPER SERIES:
A. Indian shuttlers, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won the women’s and men’s single title of Indian open super Series Badminton tournament.
B. Saina Nehwal defeated former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the final match played at Sir Fort Indoor Complex in New Delhi.
C. Kidambi Srikanth defeated Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the final to grab second super series title of his career.
D. Both Indian’s won a cash prize of 275,000 US Dollar.
Note: Saina Nehwal became the first women badminton player from India to be ranked number one in the world.
She is the second Indian player to achieve this height, after Prakash Padukone.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q 1. Ratchanok Intanon belongs to which country?
A.Singapore
B. Philippines
C. Thailand
D. Indonesia
Q2. Kidambi Srikanth defeated which player to grab second super series title of his career?
A. Chen Long
B. Lin Dan
C. Sirmon Santoso
D. Viktor Axelsen

3)   AUSTRALIA BAGGED THEIR 5TH TITLE OF ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP:
A. Australia wont the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament 2015 held in Australia and New Zealand.
B. Australia defeated New Zealand in the final clash at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia.
C. 14 teams tournament was started on 14th Feb, 2015 and ended on 29th March, 2015 with 44 matches.
D. Australia won the prize money of 3,975,000 US Dollars and runner-ups New Zealand won 175,000 US Dollar.
IMPORTANT AWARDS:
A. Man of The Match in the final : James Faulkner
B. Man of the Series : Mitchell Starc
C. Highest Scorer : Martin Guptill
D. Highest Wicket Taker : Mitchell Starc
Note:
A. Australian Captain Michael Clark announced his retirement after winning the World Cup.
B. Australia had previously won the World Cup in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007.
C. It was the first time that New Zealand has reached to the final of the Cricket World Cup.
D. Overall 37 centuries were scored in this World Cup, highest ever.
E. India reached undefeated to the Semi-Final but lost to Australia in Semi-Final held at Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q 1. Which team won the Cricket World Cup, 2015?
A. India
B. New Zealand
C. Australia
D. South Africa
Q 2. Who was awarded as the Man of the Match in the final Match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015?
A. Mitchell Starc
B. Shane Watson
C. Martin Guptill
D. James Faulkner

4) MIZORAM GETS NEW GOVERNOR:
A. Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi is removed from his post within 3 months of transferring him from Uttarakhand.
B. West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi is given additional charge of Mizoram.
C. Aziz Qureshi became the second Governor after Kamla Beniwal to be sacked from their office by the BJP led NDA governor.
Note:  Kamla Beniwal was the Governor of Mizoram before she was removed from her post and before that she was the Governor of Gujarat for more than 4 years.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.   Who is removed from the post of Governor of Mizoram recently?
A. Kamla Beniwal    
B. Aziz Qureshi
C. Kesari Nath Tripathi
D. Om Prakash Kohli

5)  GURGAON GIRL CROWNED MISS INDIA, 2015:
A. Gurgaon Girl Aditi Arya is crowned Femina Miss India 2015.
B. 52nd edition of the beauty pageant held in Mumbai where Aafrean Rachel Vaz was crowned first runner-up and Vartika Singh as Second Runner up.
C. Former Miss India 2014, Koyal Rana crowned Aditi Arya, a research analyst as the winner of Miss India, 2015.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q 1. Who became Miss India 2015?
A. Aditi Arya
B. Vartika Singh
C. Koyal Rana
D. Aafreen Rachel Vaz

6)  HOCKEY INDIA AWARDS HELD AT NEW DELHI:
A. For the first time in Indian hockey, the national federation decided to organize, Hockey India Annual Awards.
B. Legendary Balbir Singh was honored with Lifetime Achievement Award .Balbir Singh was a member of three Olympic gold medal winning team. Balbir Singh also got a cheque of Rs. 30 lakh.
C. Player of the year award was conferred by Birendra Lakra (Male ) and Vandana Kataria (Female)
D. Upcoming players of the year were Harmanpreet Singh (Male) and Namita Toppo (Female)

7)  INDIA’S FOURTH NAVIGATION SATELLITE LAUNCHED:
A. ISRO’s PSLV-C27 launched IRNSS- 1D, fourth in the series of seven Navigational satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra pradesh.
B. ISRO – Indian Space Research Organization
C. PSLV – Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
D. IRNSS – Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System
Note: First 3 Navigational Satellites were IRNSS-1A, IRNSS-1B, IRNSS-1C

8)  EARTH HOUR 2015 WAS OBSERVED GLOBALLY:
A. Earth Hour 2015 was observed globally on 28th March 2015 from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM local time
B. This was the 9th Edition of Earth Hour which was started in 2007.
C. As a commitment to the planet, all non-essential lights are switched off for one hour on the last Saturday of March.
Note: First Ever Earth hour was observed in 2007 in Sydney, Australia by the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF).

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