Current Affairs Short Questions for Competitive Exams 2018–Part 5
16 March 2014
Akhilesh Laid Foundation for World’s Tallest Temple
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on 16 March laid the foundation stone of a project to build a 70-storey temple in Vrindavan-Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mendir-which, when, finished, is billed to be the tallest in the world This project will cost more than Rs .300 crore and its builder International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is hoping to conclude the temple construction within the next five years The proposed Chandrodaya Mender, a 213 metres high one of its kind temple is expected to mark Vrindavan-Vr where Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood, on the world spiritual map.
Nico Romberg Won Australian Grand Prix
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany won the Australian Grand prix on 16 March Rosberg dominated the Australian Grand Prix to claim era. Fourth F1 victory of his career and the first in the new turbo-powered era Kevin Magnussen Denmark (McLaren) was declared second after Red Bull’ s Daniel Riccardo was disqualified after finishing second in the race Riccardo was disqualified for breach of fuel regulations Button of Great Britain also representing McLaren finished the podium with third place.
17 March 2014
Hindujas among Britain’s Top Three Richest Families
The Hinduja brothers have emerged the third richest family in Britain as part of an analysis of the divide between the rich and poor in the United Kingdom According to research published by the charity, Oxfam on 17 March, the latest rich list from Forbes magazine showed that London-based Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja have a combined wealth of $10 billion The five top U. K entries analyzed for its fo A Tale of Two Britain’s report found the family of the Duke of Westminster the richest followed by David and Simon Reuben, the Hindis the Cardigan family and Sports Direct retail boss Mike Ashley who, between them, had property, savings and other assets worth billion. Lt implies that the country’s five richest families now more wealth than the poorest 20 per cent of the
Population, with their wealth totaling Rs. 28. 1 billion-an average of R2, 230each
Crimea Lawmakers Declared Independence
Crimea’s parliament declared that the region is an independent state on 17 March, a day after residents voted overwhelmingly to break away from Ukraine and seek to become part of Russia. The announcing followed a region-wide referendum, in which residents of the autonomous and contested peninsula votes counted, roughly 95 percent of Crimean’s had voted to split from Ukraine.
18 March 2014
MIT researchers Developed ‘Fish Robot ‘
Massachusetts institute of Technology (MIT) scientists have developed an autonomous robotic fish can execute escape man oeuvres, convulsing its body to change direction in just a fraction of a second, or almost as quickly as a real fish can. The self-contained robot developed by MIT is capable of rapid body motion the continuous curvature of the fish’s body when it flexes is what allows it to change direction so quickly the robotic fish was built by Andrew Marches, a graduate student in MIT’s Department of Engineering and Computer Science and lead author on the new paper, where he was joined by Rus and Cadges D Onal
Victor Banerjee’s ‘Ekhon Neodesha Nadir Xipaare’ Bags Audience Choice Award
Actor Victor Banerjee starrer ‘Ekhon Neodesha Nadir Xipaare’, a socio-political Assamese thriller set in the river island of Maule, has won the audience choice award in the North Carolina film festival on 18 March. The film also stars Sanjay Suri, Raj Zutshi preeti Jhangiani and Bidita Bag.
19 March 2014
SEBI inaugurated Its Local Office at Ranchi
SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) inaugurated its local office at Ranchi, Jharkhand on 19 March 2014 The office was inaugurated by R.S. Sharma, Chief Secretary of Jharkhand Government in presence of UK Sinha, the Chairman of SEBI. The local offices of SEBI would involve in spreading financial literacy and redressing of the grievance of the investors in the region. Till date SEBI has 14 Zonal offices apart from its head office in Mumbai.
Gujarat Ranks No 1 in ‘Economic Freedom’
Gujarat has been ranked number one in a list of India’s 20 largest states in terms of “economic freedom”. The index on “economic freedom” takes into account governance, growth, citizens’ rights and labour and business regulations. As per the 2013 ‘Economic Freedom of the States of India’ report, “Gujarat has widened its lead at the top of the economic freedom table, with an index score of 0.65 (on a scale from 0 to 1.0). Tamil Nadu remains in second position, but some distance behind, with a score of 0.54.