Current Affairs 8th March, 2015: Saina Nehwal Loses All England Badminton Final Match

Current Affairs 8th March, 2015: Saina Nehwal Loses All England Badminton Final Match

Outlook Founder, Editor, Journalist Vinod Mehta Passed Away

8.3.215: Journalist, founder editor of Out Look Vinod Mehta passed away on 8th March. He was 72.  He successfully ran various magazines such as The Sunday Observer, The Independent, The Pioneer and so on.  he wrote the biographies of actress Meena Kumari and Sanjay Gandhi who is the brother of Rajiv Gandhi.  He was born in Rawalpindi which is in Pakistan now, in 1942. His autobiography is Lucknow Boy and was released in 2011.

Saina Nehwal Loses All England Badminton Title to Carolina Marin

8.3.2015:  Saina Nehwal was defeated by world champion Carolina Marin of Spain.  Third seed Saina Nehwal was defeated by 21-16, 14-20 and 7-20. The match continued for one hour two minutes.  Saina won the first game but unexpected lost focus in the second game. This is the third All England Badminton tourney for Saina.  Though she did not win the title she won many hearts by becoming the first Indian women player to reach the finals of this tourney.

Kumara Sangakkara to Retire from Test Cricket in August 2015

 9.3.2015: Kumara Sangakkara announced his retirement from test cricket. This Sri Lankan cricket player informed that he will retire after the India – Sri Lanka three match series in August 2015.  He already retired from other two formats of cricket in 2014.  He scored 12,203 runs in test cricket in 130 test matches. His runs average is 58.66.  He scored 38 centuries and 51 half centuries.

Nirbhaya Defense Lawyer’s Given Show-Cause Notices

8.3.2015: Show-cause notices were issued to the defense lawyers in Nirbhaya case.  Bar Council of India issued notices to these defense lawyers who commented against women in the documentary India’s daughter made by an English film maker.  Manohar Lal Sharma, AP Singh are representing the accused in Nirbhaya gang rape case.

International Women’s Day Celebrated on March 8

8.3.2015: International women’s day is celebrated on March 8 all over India.  Prime minister Narendra Modi wished the women and said that the government is going to set up “One stop centers” for women and also mobile help lines. Delhi chief minister Kejriwal said that he is requesting al men to cooperate to make Delhi a safe place for women.  He added that men has many things to learn from women.  President of India said that equality is woman’s right and everybody has the responsibility to provide it to women.