Current Affairs, News & Facts of 04 Mar 2015

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  • Richest Indian 'Mukesh Amabani' is the 29th wealthiest in the world: Forbes' world's billionaires list 2015 
    • He is holding his fort here for the last 8 years in a row.
    • Microsoft's Bill Gates retains his top spot with a net worth of $79 billion.
    • Gates has topped this list for the 16 of the last 21 years.
    • There are 1826 billionaires in the world as per the list; 90 of them are from India.
    • Top 5 billionaires: Bill Gates ($79 billion), Carlos Slim Helu ($77.1 billion), Warren Buffett ($72.7 billion), Amancio Ortega ($64.5 billion) and Larry Ellison ($54.3 billion).
    • Richest woman: Christy Walton (8th rank overall)
    • Youngest billionaire: Evan Spiegel (1250th rank): founder of Snapchat
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  • There are 2.68 crore persons with disabilities in the country as per Census 2011; 1.18 crore of them being women

     

    As per Section 2(i) of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995, disability means...

    • Blindness, low vision, leprosy-cured, hearing impairment, loco motor disability, mental retardation, and mental illness.
    • Moreover, Centre has introduced 'The Rights of Persons with Disability Bill 2014' in the Rajya Sabha which recognizes 19 specified disabilities based on an evolving and dynamic concept.
    • The new legislation mandates framing of guidelines by the Central Government for the purpose of assessing the extent of specified disability in a person.
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  • Election Commission launches program to purge its database. - read more cat
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  • Centre appoints Baldev Sharma as the new chairman of the National Book Trust. 
    • The former 'Panchajanya' editor succeeds A Sethumadhavan to this office.
    • 'Panchajanya' is the mouthpiece of BJP's ideological mentor RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh).
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  • Ministry of Shipping launches a website "Shipping Samvad" to invite innovative ideas and suggestions from general public and experts related to Indian maritime sector for improvements in the shipping, ports and inland waterways sector.
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