Current Affairs 31st March, 2015: Daniel Vettori Retired from International Cricket
Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba is new Commanding-in-chief of Southern Naval Command
31.3.2015: Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took charge as Flag Officer commanding-in-chief of Southern Naval Command. He is succeeding vice admiral SPS Cheema. He took charge in a parade that was held in Kochi.
Port Blair Magnetic Observatory Inaugurated
31.3.2015: Dr. Harshvardhan, Union minister of science and technology inaugurated Port Blair Magnetic Observatory in Port Blair. This is set up by Indian Institute of Geomagnetism and will be used to monitor seismic activities.
India’s first e-Vidhan Mobile apps Launched by Himachal Pradesh Government
31.3.2015: Himachal Pradesh state government launched e-Vidhan mobile apps. Himachal Pradesh is the first state to launch this in India. This system will help save nearly Rs. 8 crore that is spent on paper per year.
New Zealand Cricketer Daniel Vettori Retired from International Cricket
31.3.2015: Daniel Vettori announced retirement from international cricket. He is already retired from other two formats of cricket – tests and T-20s. He began his cricket career in 1996-97 when he was just 18 years of age. He also served as captain of New Zealand Cricket Team. He played 295 one day international matches and scored 2.253 runs. Vettori also played 1,113 test matches and scored 4.531 runs.
Uttar Pradesh government launched first Water ATM
31.3.2015: Mrs Hema Malini, parliamentarian from Uttar Pradesh inaugurated the very first water ATM in the state. This ATM is attached to Reverse Osmosis plant and the consumers can get 20 liters of water for just Rs. 2. Children will be provided with free water. This will help solve the water crisis in Sonkh town in Mathura district, where it is launched.
Supreme Court Notice issues to LK Advani
31.3.2015: Senior BJP leader LK Advani and 19 others are issued notices by Supreme Court. The notices were issued on a petition filed challenging Allahabad High Court verdict in Babri Masjid demolition case in 1992. Allahabad High court discharged them of criminal conspiracy. Among those who received the notices are Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharati and Murali Manohar Joshi.
Gujarat Assembly Passed controversial GCTOC Bill
31.3.2015: Gujarat Assembly passed Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill. The original bill of 2003 was rejected by two presidents earlier but was modified and passed now. This bill gives many powers to police.