Current Affairs 17th March, 2015: Smriti Irani Named Young Global Leader 2015 from India by WEF
Smriti Irani Named Young Global Leader from India by World Economic Form
17.3.2015: Smriti Irani, union human resources development minister is named the Young Global leader from India. World Economic Forum said she rose to become a politician in India from sweeping floors in a fast food restaurant. WEF prepares young global leaders list every year. The list contains the names of persons below forty years of age and the list for the year 2015 is released with 187 names. Eleven persons from India were in the list including Gaurav Gogeye, Aditya Ghosh, Kiran Kumar Gandhi, Asish Goel, Keerti Karant and others.
Ashu Surya is the New Managing Director and CEO of CRISIL
17.3.2015: Ashu Surya who has 26 year experience in the Indian financial services and presently working as CEO of L&T investment management is now appointed as the chief executive officer and managing director of CRISIL. She will assume charge on June 1. She is succeeding Roopa Kudva who was MD and CEO since 2007.
HDFC Launched Chillr Mobile App for Money Transfer
17.3.2015: HDFC announced the launching of chillr app that enables quick transfer of funds who are in mobile phone contacts list. This app connects directly to the bank account of mobile phone owner. Thus there is no need to deposit money in pre paid account for money transfer. HDFC bank provides an MPIN to its mobile banking customers and this PIM should be used for all transactions.
Aakash Tablet Maker Launched Budget Smartphone
17.3.2015: Aakash tablet maker launched a new smartphone for Rs. 1999 only. Unlimited free internet browsing from Reliance communication is free for one year with this purchase. These handsets will be available from March 24 in Spice Hotspot, Sangeetha Mobiles and other outlets. These can be purchased immediately from e-commerce site Naaptol.
Snapdeal picked up Stake in GoJavas Logistic Firm
17.3.2015: Snapdeal purchased stake in GoJavas logistics firm. This will help the online marketing major to strengthen delivery options. According to the co founder of Snapdeal, this is the first investment made by them in logistic segment.
World Cup 2015 Quarter Finals: First Quarter Final between Sri Lanka and South Africa on March 16
17.3.2015: The first quarter final in the knock-out stage of word cup tourney will be played between South Africa and Sri Lanka on March 18 in Sydney. Both South Africa and Sri Lanka won four and lost two group matches. South Africa team is yet to claim the world cup title. They debuted in world cup in 1992.