25 March 2015 Current Affairs

Two U.S. Mathematicians Won Abel Prize For 2015

U.S. mathematician John F. Nash Jr. and Canadian-born American national Louis Nirenberg have been named as the joint winners of the Abel Prize for 2015 for their contributions to mathematical sciences. The two mathematicians won the prize for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis. Nash and Nirenberg will receive the financial award of 6 million Norwegian kroner (about 765,000 U.S. dollars) from Norway’s King Harald during a formal ceremony in Oslo on 19 May 2015.

KM Mani Appointed as Chairman of GST Committee

Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani was appointed as the chairman of Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers, a key person for the Centre to roll out Goods and Services Tax (GST) from the targeted date of April 1, 2016.

CCEA Approves Rs. 4,500-Crore National Supercomputing Mission

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 25 March approved the launch of the visionary Rs. 4,500-crore National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) aimed to steer India into the league of world class computing power nations.

PMĀ  Narendra Modi Launches PRAGATI platform For Redressal Of Grievances

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 March launched his ambitious multi-purpose and multi-modal platform, PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation), which is aimed at addressing the common man’s grievances and monitoring important programmes and projects.

India Votes In Favour Of Russian Resolution Against Gay Rights At UN

India was among the 43 countries that voted in support of a Russian-drafted resolution that proposed removing benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff, but the resolution failed to pass in the General Assembly committee after 80 nations opposed it. The Fifth Committee of the General Assembly, that deals with administrative and budgetary issues, voted against the Russian proposal that aimed at stopping the UN from offering marital benefits to its employees with same-sex spouses.

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