11 March 2015 Current Affairs

India and Mauritius Signed Five Agreements To Boost Bilateral Ties

India and Mauritius have signed five agreements during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the country, the most important of which is the MoU on cooperation on ocean economy. The MoUs were signed in Port Luis in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Sir Anerood Jugnuth. The MoU on ocean economy will provide an extensive framework for cooperation in the field of ocean economy, a novel and critical area of sustainable development in the Indian Ocean Region.

Parliament Passed Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Parliament approved the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 with the Rajya Sabha passing it on 11 March. The Lok Sabha passed the bill on 3 March. The Bill seeks to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and replace the ordinance promulgated in this regard.

David Hale Nominated As Next US ambassador To Pakistan

United States President Barack Obama has nominated veteran diplomat David Hale as the next ambassador to Pakistan. Hale is currently serving as the US Ambassador to Lebanon, a position he has held since 2013.

Kumar Sangakkara Creates World Cup Record By Scoring Four Consecutive Centuries In ODIs

Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara became first batsman to score four consecutive one-day international (ODI) centuries in a Cricket World Cup. Kumar Sangakkara achieved this feat in a World Cup match against Scotland in Hobart, New Zealand. He had made 105 not out against Bangladesh (26 Feb 2015), an unbeaten 117 in the game with England (1 March 2015) followed by 104 against Australia (8 March 2015). He also became the first-ever player to do so in ODI cricket history.


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