DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 MARCH 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. EK BHARAT SHRESHTHA BHARAT PROGRAMME TO BE LAUNCHED
i. ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ programme will be launched to link States and Districts in an annual programme .
ii. The programme will connects people though exchanges in areas of language, culture, trade, tourism and travel.
2. DINESH SHARMA APPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF GOVERNING COUNCIL OF IFAD
i. Dinesh Sharma Governor to the International Fund for Agriculture Development was elected as the Chairperson of the Governing Council of IFAD .
ii. He was elected for a period of two years in Rome, Italy.
iii. IFAD was established in 1977 as the Specialized Agency of the United Nations to work towards removing poverty and hunger in rural areas all over the world.
iv. India is a founder member of IFAD and a key contributor among the member countries.
3. WAWRINKA WON DUBAI TITLE
i. Switzerland Player Stanislas Wawrinka won the Dubai Tennis Championships title by defeating Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus.
ii. Earlier he also won the 2014 Australian Open and 2015 French Open.
4. TWITTER LAUNCHES POSITION OF STRENGTH CAMPAIGN TO EMPOWER WOMEN
i. Twitter for first time has launched ‘Position of strength campaign’ in India to empower women to raise voices against any form of discrimination.
ii. The campaigning will spread awareness to bridge the gender equality gap online in India
iii. It will also inspire the women leaders next generation to have an influential voice in society.
iv. The campaign has been already been launched in Australia and Ireland.
5. ARMAAN EBRAHIM WON FMSCI MOTORSPORTS MAN OF THE YEAR TROPHY
i. Car racer Armaan Ebrahim was awarded the Motorsports Man-of-the-Year Trophy by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India.
ii. B.I. Chandhok received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to motorsports in the country.
iii. Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India was established in 1971 and is a long-standing member of the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme for the promotion and control of motor sport in India.
6. RAHUL SACHDEV WON 1ST ALL INDIA OPEN INVITATIONAL SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP 2016
i. Rahul Sachdev won the 1st All India Open Invitational Snooker Championship 2016 in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
ii. He defeated Pushpender Singh of Railways in the final.