Current Affairs 1st March, 2015: Roger Federer is Winner of ATP Tennis Championship 2015

Current Affairs 1st March, 2015:  Roger Federer is Winner of ATP Tennis Championship 2015

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Sworn-in as CM of Jammu and Kashmir

1.3.2015: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will lead the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir.  He was sworn-in as the chief minister of the state on March 1. He is the 9th chief minister of the state. Deputy CM, Cabinet minister and ministers of state also took oath along with him. The swearing-in ceremony was held at Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu and Kashmir. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was born on January 12, 1936 and was the first Muslim union minister for Home affairs.

Mr. Bharath Puri is the new Managing Director of Pidilite Industries Limited

1.3.2015: Mr. Bharath Puri is appointed as the new managing director of Pidilite Industries.  He will take the charge on April 10th.  He is the company since 2008 and was the independent director. A Management graduate from IIM Ahmadabad, he started his career in 1982 in Asian Paints.

Roger Federer Won ATP Tennis Championship, Simona Halep is the Winner of Women’s Title

1.3.2015: The men’s singles title of ATP Tennis Championship is won by Roger Federer of Switzerland. He defeated Novak Djokovic of Serbia by 6-3 and 7-5.  This is his seventh Dubai ATP Tennis title. He won the title earlier in 2003, 2004, 2205, 2007, 2012 and 2014. Women’s single title was won by Simon Halep who is from Romania.  She defeated Karolina Pliskova of Czech in the final match by 6-4, 7-6.

Register for Amarnath Pilgrimage at

1.3.2015: Registrations for Amarnath pilgrimage began on 1st March.  Registration can be done in 87 Jammu and Kashmir banks and 304 Punjab National Banks and also at 38 branches of N Yes Banks. The pilgrimage will be through Baltaal or Pehalgam routes. Pilgrims can choose any route of their choice.  They have to carry fitness certificate along with them and this is mandatory. They can register their names at Sri Amarnath Shrine board official website.

Andhra Pradesh Budget Session from 7th March to 27th March

1.3.2015: Yanamala Ramakrishnudu announced that the budget session of Andhra Pradesh will be from 7th March and 27th March.  Governor speech will be on 7th March, general budget is on 12th and agriculture budget will be introduced in Assembly on 13th March.  Yanamala said that budget allotment will be based on the central government budget. He added that there is no plan to increase any taxes.