The 9th edition of Earth Hour was observed WWF
People across the globe show their growing concern over climate change by switching off the lights for an hour on 29th mar 2015. Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. This event observed on the last Saturday in March, as a symbol for our commitment to the planet Singapore bids final adieu to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew. World leaders including Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi attend the funeral. Prime Minister meets Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Singapore, discusses bilateral relations
Airborne Warning and Control System
The government of India on 29th mar 2015 sanctioned a Rs 5,113 crore project to develop a next-generation Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), AWACS will act as a 360-degree ‘Eye in the Sky’, and also approved purchase of two Airbus A330 aircraft for the same. The decision was taken by the Defense Acquisition Council, headed by Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar. It will be developed by Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
Australia won the ICC World Cup 2015
Australia won the ICC World Cup 2015 on 29 March 2015 by defeating New Zealand in the final by 7 wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). This was the 5th ODI cricket World Cup title for Australia. Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc was named the Player of the Tournament for 22 wickets in the tournament
Saina Nehwal and Srikanth Won India Open Super Series Titles
Indian shuttlers, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won the women’s and men’s singles titles of the 275000 dollar India Open Super Series badminton tournament. The newly crowned World No. 1 Saina Nehwal defeated former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand) by 21-16, 21-14 to won her maiden India Open title. Second-seeded K. Srikanth, on the other hand, defeated World No. 6 Viktor Axelsen (Denmark ) by 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 to win the men’s title. The title win of both these Indian players this reinforced their status among the strongest non-Chinese players in the world.
Sebastian Vettel Won the Malaysian Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel (Germany) won the Malaysian Grand Prix, the second F1 GP race of 2015 season on 29 Mar 2015. Ferrari team’s Sebastian Vettel ended Mercedes’ long Formula One winning streak by winning the Malaysian Grand Prix held at the Sepang International Circuit.
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