March 2015

APPOINTED; ELECTED Etc.
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed:
He has been elected as Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir. He heads a BJP-PDP coalition government.
Vikas Swarup: IFS officer, whose novel “Q&A” was adapted into Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandon’s Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire”, he has been appointed as the spokesperson of India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

RESIGNED
Aziz Qureshi: Governor of Mizoram.
Ana Jara: Prime Minister of Peru, she has been sacked from the post by Peru Congress over alleged spying against lawmakers.

DISTINGUISHED VISITORS
Christine Lagarde: Chief of International Monetary Fund (IMF).

DIED
Vinod Mehta: Senior journalist, he died on 8 March 2015 at age 73. He was editorial chairman of Outlook magazine which he had founded.
Terry Pratchett: British author whose fantasy novels sold in their tens of millions worldwide, died on 13 March 2015, of a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease, at age 66.
Lee Kuan Yew: First Prime Minister of Singapore and one of the most influential political figures of Asia, he died on 23 March 2015 at age 91.  He is widely considered the father of modern-day Singapore and the leader who made the island nation the most prosperous in Southeast Asia.

EVENTS
MARCH 2015
9—Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Andre Borschberg of Switzerland, takes off from Abu Dhabi’s Al-Bateen airport in the first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using only solar power.

 

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