Current Affairs, News & Facts of 05 Mar 2015

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  • World's largest and tallest 'Indian flag' is unfurled at Town Park in Faridabad, Haryana. 
    • The mammoth Tricolor has a dimension of 96 feet by 64 feet and weighs 48 kilograms.
    • Its only fitting that the organizers created another benchmark by hosting it at a record height of 250 feet (75 meters) - the tallest ever for it.
    • It was hoisted by the BJP president Amit Shah in presence of state CM ML Khattar and other guests.
  • 3 South Asian women to be honoured by US with prestigious International Women of Courage Award 2015. 


    They are: 

    • Captain Niloofar Rahmani from Afghanistan Air Force
    • Nadia Sharmeen - Journalist and women’s rights activist from Bangladesh.
    • Tabassum Adnan - founder of Khwendo Jirga from Pakistan
    • In total, the prize this year has gone to 10 women from 10 countries.
    • Established in 2007, the global Prize recognize women for their exceptional contribution in the field of peace, justice, human rights and gender equality.
    • Till date, 86 women from 50 different countries have recieved this recognition.
    • Indian recipients - Delhi gang rape (2013) victim 'Nirbhaya' and 'Laxmi' - an acid attack victim (2014).
  • Centre identifies 3 Buddhist Circuits to facilitate religious tourism in the country. - read more cat
  • Centre decides to set up a 'National Marine Police Training Institute' in Gujarat at Pindara village of Devbhoomi Dwarka district.
    • It will impart training to the marine Police personnel of all the coastal States/Union Territories in the country.
    • Its expected to take at least 4 years to start operation.
  • Ministry of Tourism is going to set up an 'Indian Culinary Institute' at Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) with a northern region Centre at Noida
    • A technical committee is being constituted - having academic and industry experts - to plan and design course structure for basics and advance culinary studies.
  • Rani Mukerji becomes first ever film personality to bag the prestigious 'National Award' for creating awareness about child trafficking through her work. 
    • The award - presented by National Institute of Gender Justice - recognize contributions in the field of promoting the Safety, Security and Protection of Women and Girl Child.
    • The past awardees include Anna Hazare, Pratibha Patil, Pandit Jasraj and Mahashweta Devi.
  • Estimated 77 lakhs 'Foreign Tourist' visited India in the year 2014; a growth of 10.6 percent on last year 6.97 million.

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