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DAILY FREE GK UPDATES 8 & 9 MARCH 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 8 & 9 MARCH 2015
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1.      INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY :
Ø  8th March is celebrated as International Women’s Day throughout the globe.
Ø  International Women’s Day was first celebrated on 19th March in the year 1911 but since 1914, it is celebrated on 8th March.
Ø  Make it Happen” was the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS:
Q.1 When is International Women’s Day celebrated?
A.       8th March
B.      14th March
C.      19th March
D.     25th April
Q.2 What was the theme of International women’s day in the year 2015?
A.      Save women
B.      Make it happen
C.      Educated women
D.     Make women wealthy

2.     6 WOMEN HONOURED WITH STREE SHAKTI PURASKAR :
Ø  India celebrated International Women’s Day by honouring 6 Women with Stree Shakti Puraskar Award.
Ø  President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the Award to 6 Women for their distinguished services for the upliftment of Women.
Ø  6 Women who are recipients of 6 different Awards are:-
·         Rani Gaidinliu Zealing Award : Sister Mariola (Rajasthan)
·         Rani Laxmibai Award : Seema Prakash (Madhya Pardesh)
·         Rani Rudramma Devi Award : Astha Sansthan NGO (Rajasthan)
·         Mata Jijabai Award : chandraprabha Bokey (Maharashtra)
·         Kannagi Award : P. Bhanumati (Kerela)
·         Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Award : Anay Rahit Zindagi – NGO (Goa)
Note: - Stree Shakti Award was instituted in 1991 by the Government of India and is given in 6 different Categories to individual women for their exceptional achievement. The Award is organized by the Ministry of Woman and Child Development and conferred by the President of India. The Award carries a Cash prize of Rs. 3 lacs and a citation.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS:
Q.3 When was Stree Shakti Award Instituted?
A.      2012
B.      1950
C.      1991
D.     2000

3.     SANGAKKARA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM TEST CRICKET :
Ø  Sri Lankan Cricketer Kumar Sangakkara  announced his retirement from Test Cricket.
Ø  Kumar Sangakkara will take retirement from Test Cricket after playing 3-Test Match Series against India in August 2015.
Ø  Kumar Sangakkara had already taken retirement from T-20 Cricket and announced his retirement from ODI, after the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
NOTE: Kumar Sangakkara made a new record by hitting consecutive 6 FOURS against Australia in the ongoing cricket world cup 2015.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS:
Q.4 Which Sri Lankan Cricketer has recently announced his retirement from Test  Cricket ?
A.      Tilakratne Dilshan
B.      Kumar Sangakkara
C.      Mahela Jayawardhene
D.     Lasith Malinga

4.     CAROLINA MARIN WINS ALL ENGLAND OPEN BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP 2015:
Ø   Carolina Marin of Spain Wins Women’s Single Title in All England Open Badminton Championship 2015.
Ø  Carolina Marin defeated India’s Saina Nehwal in the final to become the first Spanish Player to win the title.
Ø  Saina Nehwal is the first Indian player to reach the final of All England Open Badminton Championship.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS:
Q.5 Who won the Women’s Single Title in All England Open Badminton Championship 2015?
A.      Sania Nehwal
B.      Corolina Marin
C.      Sun Yu

D.     Priya Padukone

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