Current Affairs 13th March, 2015: Karnataka Wins Eighth Ranji Trophy

Current Affairs 13th March, 2015: Karnataka Wins Eighth Ranji Trophy

Andhra Bank New ED is Ajit Kumar Rath

13.3.2015: According to reliable sources, Ajit Kumar Rath is appointed the executive director of Andhra Bank. Bank officials informed that he is going to take charge in one or two days. He was serving as general manger of Union Bank of India prior to this appointment.  He was the head of Information technology in UBI and is appointed by Andhra Bank executive director on promotion.

Veteran Fantasy Author Sir Terence David John Prachett is Dead

13.3.2015: Sir Terence David John Pratchett, fantasy author passed away in London.  He was 66.  He created Discworld series. The first novel in the series was published in 1983. His books were sold all over the world in more than 37 languages. David John Pratchett wrote more than 70 books in his career. His first book was published in 1971. He won World Fantasy Award for life achievement in 2010. He was also honoured with Knight by Queen Elizabeth II in 2009.

Ganesan Reddy won Kwazulu-Natal 2015 National Teachers Award

13.3.2015: Indian Origin Kwazulu-Natal 2015 is awarded the Kawazulu-Natal 2015 National Teachers Award. He is an educator and was given away the award in Johannesburg in an event.  This is a lifetime achievement award given for teachers in South Africa. Other Indian origin teachers who were given the award was Silas Pillay, Anneline Govender and Caryn Reddy.

Karnataka Wins Eighth Ranji Title

13.3.2015: Karnataka won its eighth Ranji trophy. Karnataka is the defending champion and it defeated Tamil Nadu team in the finals by an innings and 217 runs. The match was held at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.  Karnataka Ranji team is led by R Vinay Kumar.

British Irish Visa Scheme Came into Force in India

13.3.2015: British Irish Visa scheme is in force now in India.  This scheme came into force on 10th February, 2015.  This information was given by Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh in Rajya Sabha.  Indians can apply for Visa under this scheme in India, Ireland and UK.  They can travel to UK and Ireland on single visit visa.