Current Affairs 17 Mar 2015

Ashu Suyash Appointed As Managing Director And 

Chief Executive Officer Of CRISIL

Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited has appointed Ashu Suyash as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company. She will succeed Roopa Kudva  who served CRISIL as MD and CEO from 2007 to Sept 2014.

Ajit Kumar Rath New ED For Andhra Bank

Ajit Kumar Rath has joined Andhra Bank as an Executive Director. Before the present assignment, Rath had served as General Manager (IT) and chief information officer in Union Bank of India.

Lewis Hamilton Wins Australia Grand Prix (F-1)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Australian Grand Prix title. Hamilton led from start to finish and beat his teammate Nico Rosberg by 1.3 seconds at the Albert Park circuit, with Sebastian Vettel finishing third in his first race for Ferrari.

China Becomes The Third Biggest Arm Exporter

China has gone ahead of Germany to become the world's third-biggest arms exporter, China has climbed to 5 per cent of the market from 3 per cent in the 2009-2014. China was ranked ninth among exporters of warplanes, ships, side arms and other weaponry, said the institute, known as SIPRI.

Centre Launches Nationwide Drinking Water And 

Sanitation Awareness Week

The Center launched a National Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Awareness Week at Village Kankrola-Bhanglora of Gurgaon District in Haryana. The week long campaign inaugurated by Shri Birender Singh, Union Minister for Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation and Panchayati Raj will conclude at Kohima, Nagaland on 22nd March commemorating the celebration of World Water Day.

SIPRI Released Trends In International Arms 

Transfers 2014 Report

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 16 March 2015 released Trends in International Arms Transfers 2014 report. According to it, India is the world's largest importer of weapons and military equipment, accounting for 15 percent of global imports, with Russia being its majority supplier.