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    Current Affairs March 2015 PDF Capsule

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    AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

    Mati Coe Iduted ito the Iteatioal Ciket Couils Ciket Hall of Fae

    Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. He

    represented his country on ICC Cricket World Cup 1992. Martin Crowe became the third New Zealander

    and 79th Cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Other New Zealanders include Sir

    Richard Hadlee and Debbie Hockley. The induction ceremony was organized during the innings break of the

    New Zealand-Australia match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Eden Park.

    Bollywood Actress Rani Mukerji Awarded

    Famous Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji has been given the national award by the National Institute of

    Gender Justice (NIGJ) for creating awareness about the child trafficking. She is the first personality from

    the Cinema industry to be felicitated with this prestigious award. The award was presented to Rani by

    Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury, the chairperson NIGJ, in New Delhi.

    Rani Mukherji, in her film Mardhaani, played a powerful role of cop, who prevents crime against women,

    especially girl child trafficking. Apart from acting, Rani Mukerji is actively involving herself in humanitarian

    causes, also gives her voice against child trafficking and exploitation of women.

    Ties Most Ifluetial People o the Iteet

    The Time Magazine has released a list of 30 most Influential People on the Internet. They were selected on

    the basis of social-media followings, site traffic, and overall ability to drive news. The Magazine has named

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the 30 influential people on the internet. Modi has around 38

    million total followers on Facebook and Twitter. Modi has been extensively using social media in the last

    three years and this helps a lot in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections too.

    Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba wins Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership 2014

    Hifikepunye Pohamba, outgoing Namibian Pesidet has o the olds ost aluale idiidual aad-Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership for year 2014. Hifikepunye Pohamba Pohamba was born in 1935 in

    Naiia ad as a foe eel ho fought fo his outs idepedee. He has seed as Namibian President two terms.

    The Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership prize is given each year to an elected leader who has governed

    well, raised living standards and then left office. It is named after Mo Ibrahim, a British-Sudanese mobile

    communications entrepreneur and philanthropist who had made billions of fortune from investing in

    Afia. It is the olds ost aluale idiidual aad ad aies oeta aad of illio dolla ad also $ 200,000 a year for life. The inaugural prize was awarded to Joaquim Chissano, former president of

    Mozambique.

    Kerala Tourism Department wins the Golden Gate Award

    Kerala Tourism Department wins the silver prize of Golden Gate award for its global multimedia campaign

    to promote the backwaters of Kerala. The award was presented at the Internationale Tourismus-Borse

    Berlin (ITB-Berlin) 2015, Germany. The ITB-Beli is osideed as the Wolds lagest touis tade fai. Kerala Tourism Secretary G Kamala Vardhana Rao and Joint Secretary in the Union Tourism Ministry Suman

    Billa have received the prestigious award.

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    This is the second consecutive time that the campaign has been recognized at ITB Berlin. In 2014, the

    Kerala Tourism had won the Gold Prize in the print category. Goa Tourism has won the international award

    i the Best Weddig ad Hoeoo Destiatio atego. The aad as gie Paifi Aea Tael Writers Association.

    TCS named Top Employer in Europe for Third Consecutive Time

    An employers certification agency Top Employers Institute has named Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as

    the top employer in Europe. The company is awarded for the third consecutive year. The award is given

    based on the nine core human resources areas. TCS has been certified as the leading employer in eight

    European countries. ie United Kingdom, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, and

    Switzerland.

    Veerappa Moily Chosen for Saraswati Samman Award

    Former congress Minister, Veerappa Moily has been chosen for the prestigious Saraswati Samman 2014 for

    his literary work Ramayana Mahanveshanam, which was released in 2007 and has been translated to

    English, Telgu, and Hindi. The Saraswati Samman comprises a prize amount of 5 Lakh Rupees and honour.

    The poe is diided ito fie olues hih eploed the aaja fo the ode ie poit.

    Idias Wate Ma ofeed ith tokhol Wate Pize

    Environment activist of India Rajendra Singh has been conferred with Stockholm Water Prize to recognize

    his enormous efforts for instilling life in the villages of Rajasthan through water. The award comprises a a

    ash pize of ,, UD ad it ll e peseted edes Kig Cal Gusta.

    Three South Asian women selected for International Women of Courage Award 2015

    Three South Asian women have been selected for the prestigious International Women of Courage Award

    for the year 2015 by the United States. They are,

    Captain Niloofar Rahmani from Afghanistan Air Force Nadia Sharmeen- Joualist ad oes ights atiist fo Bagladesh

    Tabassum Adnan- founder of Khwendo Jirga from Pakistan. These women were selected for the award for their demonstrating exceptional courage and leadership in

    advocating for peace, justice, human rights and gender equality.

    Fourth National Photography Awards

    A total of 13 outstanding photojournalists were conferred with the National Photography Awards, in New

    Delhi. The Awards were presented by the Secretary of Information and Broadcasting, Bimal Julka.

    The awards were given in 5 categories namely

    Life-Time Achievement Award Amateur Photographer of the Year Professional Photographer of the Year Special Mention Category in Amateur Segments Special Mention Category in Professional segments

    The colorful ceremony was organized by the Photo Division under the Ministry of Information and

    Broadcasting. Renowned cinematographer, Santosh Sivan and Chairman of the Jury Committee, Anil Risal

    Singh attended the ceremony.

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    The theme for Professional Photographer category Haaa Bhaat ahh Bhaat The theme for Amateur Category Mothe ad Child

    The Award Winners

    Life-Time Achievement Award- Surendra R Patel Best Professional Photographer of the Year- Swarup Duta Best Amateur Photographer of the Year- Sasikumar.

    Special Mention Award in Professional Category

    Jayesh Navinchandra Shah Atul Vasant Ghag Pravin Rawat Arvind Kumar Jain Umesh Nikam

    Special Mention Award in Amateur Category

    Joydeep Mukherjee Akhil Hardia Nimai Chandra Ghosh Mukesh J Thakkar Tabeenah Anjum Qureshi

    Lata Mangeshkar conferred with Voice of the Century Award

    Legeda ige Lata Mageshka as o th Mah peseted the Laadli Voie of the Cetu award here during the sixth edition of the national Laadli Media and Advertising Awards for Gender

    Sensitivity. The award, which was handed over by Mr. Fadnavis, was accepted by Mr. Bhimani on her

    behalf.

    Smriti Irani named as Young Global Leader by WEF

    Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has been named as Young Global Leader from

    Idia the Wold Eooi Fou WEF. The WEF desied Iai as ose fo seepig floos i a fast food estauat to eoe a top politiia i Idia. The list opisig a total of Youg Global Leaders across the World. There were 18 young global leaders in South Asia, out of which 11 were from India.

    Other than Smriti Irani, the Indians, who are named in the list are,

    Gaurav Gogoi MP and son of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Aditya Ghosh IndiGo President Ashish Goyal Portfolio Manager at Bluecrest Capital Kiran Kumar Grandhi GMR Group

    Krithi Karanth Centre for Wildlife Studies Neha Kirpal Founder and Director of India Art Fair Shalini Puchalapalli CEO Lehar Foods (Pepsi)

    Shweta Punj Associate Editor India Today Group/Co-Founder at Whypoll Prashant Sarin Bain and Company Ameera Shah Managing Director and CEO Metropolis Healthcare.

    Every year, the World Economic Forum releases a list of outstanding young leaders, who are aged below 40

    years, from around the world.

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    Minoti Apte named as Woman of the Year 2015 in New South Wales

    Indian pancreatic cancer researcher in Australia, Minoti Apte has been named as New South Wales (NSW)

    Woman of the year 2015 for her enormous contributions to medical research, tertiary education and the

    Indian community. She received the award from NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Women Pru

    Goward.

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