Daily Gk Update & Current Affairs - March 17 , 2015


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1. Taj Mahal emerges as top Google Street View destination

Taj Mahal, Agra ranks third in the list for the top 10 Street View destinations in Asia by Google. Japan still attracts most of the world’s virtual tourists, cultural monuments and temples.
Taj Mahal has emerged as one of the most popular Asian places for global virtual travellers.Taj Mahal ranking as one of the most globally viewed destinations by people in Singapore, Australia, Korea, Philippines, Malaysia and of course, India," a Google statement said.


2. Senior IAS officer D.K. Ravi found dead in apartment

IAS officer D.K. Ravi
Senior IAS officer D.K. Ravi, Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Enforcement), was found dead in his apartment near Koramangala on Monday evening under mysterious circumstances.
According to Reports ,Mr. Ravi was found hanging from the ceiling fan. No suicide note was found.
Ravi, a 2009 batch IAS officer, was posted as Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes in October. Ravi’s work as Deputy Commissioner, especially action taken against sand and land mafia earned him good name among people of Kolar.


3. First Ever Inagural HI Annual Awards on March 28

The first-ever Hockey India (HI) Annual Awards will be held at a city hotel here on March 28, where the best players from the country will be felicitated for their contribution towards the game.HI has also introduced the 'Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award' which carries a purse of Rs 30,00,000


4. Crisil appoints Ashu Suyash as new MD & CEO


CRISIL Ltd has informed BSE that the Board of Directors of the Company has approved the appointment of Ms. Ashu Suyash as the next Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Ms. Ashu Suyash is currently CEO of L&T Investment Management in CRISIL and will join as a CEO Of CRISIL on June 1, 2015
CRISIL : CRISIL is a global analytical company providing Ratings, Research and Risk & Policy Advisory services. We are one of the largest and best rating agencies in India


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