Monday, 23 March 2015

Daily General awareness 22 March 2015

Daily General awareness 22 March 2015

Katherine Viner to take over as Guardian’s Editor-in-Chief
Katherine Viner would be the subsequent editor-in-chief of The Guardian, the Pulitzer prize-profitable newspaper and internet site that’s extensively examine and revered for its impartial voice and investigative strengths.

The first female to run the paper, and the 12th editor of the publication that was based in 1821, Ms. Viner’s appointment by the Scott Trust which owned the Guardian was greeted warmly by her colleagues and friends. She takes over from Alan Rusbridger, who will take over as Chair of the Scott Trust early subsequent yr.
Rajendra Singh wins Stockholm Water Prize
Rajendra Singh, environmental activist based mostly in 
Rajasthan, has been conferred the distinguished Stockholm Water Prize this yr for his revolutionary water restoration efforts and braveness to empower communities in Indian villages.
Mr. Singh, popularly called “Water Man”, was named for the international award instituted by the Stockholm International Water Institute in 1991 for his work in the direction of enhancing water safety in rural India and for displaying extraordinary braveness and willpower in his quest to enhance the dwelling circumstances of these most in want, a press release stated.
Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf, Patron of the Stockholm Water Prize, will current the prize in the course of the World Water Week right here on August 26, the assertion stated. The award carries $150,000 and a specifically designed sculpture.
WWF joins with eBay India to gentle up Sundarbans
WWF- India, together with eBay India, have come collectively to work on a task that goals to mild-up 1,000-odd households within the Sundarbans area.
This is part of the “India Unplugged – the WWF-India Earth Hour 2015” crusade. Called ‘Sahasra Jyoti’, the assignment plans to make use of photo voltaic energy to gentle up the households of 4,000-6,000 odd individuals dwelling on the island of Satjelia within the Sundarbans.
Satjelia shares round 22-km of its boundary with the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve and has an approximate inhabitants of 40,000 individuals. Nearly 10-15 per cent of the inhabitants of Satjelia shall be benefited via this Sahasra Jyoti initiative.
According to Himanshu Pandey, Director, Marketing and Communication, WWF-India, micro grid photo voltaic energy crops within the 12-15-odd hamlets in Satjelia shall be put in beneath the task.
The plan is to arrange the grid in such a fashion that each one households within the hamlets can advantage. The charge of the mini crops and the distribution community works out to round ` 26,000 per family, he stated.
“Beneficiaries will get three LED lamps, one fan, one battery and provision to energy a 30-watt tv set,” Pandey stated.
The micro photo voltaic energy grids shall be arising on land donated by the village group or forest branch together with a distribution community.
World Water Day noticed on March 22
World Water Day, noticed on 22 March each year to have fun water and lift attention of water-associated concerns. The listing of causes for a day committed to water is lengthy, from problems with distributing it in the course of disasters to enhancing sanitation and ensuring consuming water is of enough caliber.
World Water Day is additionally a day to put together how we deal with the aid sooner or later. A United Nations report launched in March warned the world might endure a 40% shortfall in water in only 15 years until nations dramatically change their use. As local weather change takes its toll on Earth, rainfall patterns are predicted to turn into extra erratic, whereas many underground water reserves are already operating low.
The world is dealing with a “collapse in our international socioeconomic system”, Richard Connor, lead writer of the report, informed Reuters.
Bharti Airtel companions Amazon for cloud expertise
Telecom main Bharti Airtel at present introduced partnership with Amazon Web Services to present its cloud computing expertise to clients in India.
“In line with this market adoption, we’re excited to strengthen Airtel’s cloud expertise portfolio by including Amazon Web Services to our developing listing of cloud expertise suppliers.
We are assured that this can aid our international clients really leverage the advantages of cloud,” Bharti Airtel’s Global Business CEO Ajay Chitkara stated in a press release.
Cloud computing expertise present program and different facility on pay as per use foundation with out clients requiring to purchase complete product.
Amazon Web Services presents facility like internet site internet hosting, information storage and different program required to run or deal with companies.
Renowned Malayalam poet Yusufali Kechery passes away
Renowned Malayalam poet Yusufali Kechery, who left a deep impression in Kerala’s cultural realm as a lyricist, died at a personal hospital right here at present.
He was 81 and had been affected by bronchial pneumonia, hospital sources stated. Kechery, who studied Sanskrit underneath good recognized scholar O T Narayana Pisharody, was recognized for his mystic lyrics on Hindu Gods, especially Lord Krishna. Kechery, who dominated Malayalam movies together with ONV Kurup and T Bhaskaran as a best-notch lyricist, had penned a whole lot of songs recognized for his or her mystic and romantic allure with the semi-classical contact.
India has replaced US to become the third-largest steel producer in the world
India has replaced US to become the third-largest steel producer in the world. India produced 14.56 million tonnes (MT) in first two months of the year. For the last five years India was holding the fourth place.
If we talk about the first and second place in steel production then it is being hold by China and Japan respectively.

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