Daily Gk Update - Current Affairs March 22 , 2015

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1. Government cancels bids of JSPL, Balco for four coal blocks

JSPL, Balco
The government has cancelled the bids of four coal blocks and has begun deliberations on taking a final decision on these mines. Jindal Steel and Power won the bids for three blocks, while Vedanta group firm Balco won one mine.
“Bids for Gare Palma IV/1, IV/2, IV/3 and Tara coal blocks not accepted,” Coal Secretary Anil Swarup tweeted late last night on twitter.

2. Burdwan blast case: NIA arrests absconding accused Abdul Momin

NIA headquarters in New Delhi
National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested Abdul Mazeed Momin, an absconder, in connection with the Burdwan blast, taking the total number of arrested persons to 17.
Momin, who has been on the run since last year, was apprehended from Sealdah in central Kolkata this evening.
NIA took over the case from West Bengal police a few days after the explosion after international links surfaced.



3. US,Iran inch towards Nuclear Deal

US,Iran inch towards Nuclear Deal
With 9 days to nuclear deal deadline,the talks this week in Geneva between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif appear to have taken a step toward a long-term agreement over Iran’s nuclear programs. 

“We’re pushing some tough issues,” Kerry told reporters when he emerged for a lunch break on a hotel patio. “But we made progress. We’re just working away.”

4. Twitter just turned 9 years old

Twitter just turned 9 years
The first ever tweet was posted nine years ago and the rest, they say, is history.
Co-founder of the social media network Jack Dorsey took to the brand spanking new invention on 21 March 2006 to compose the succinct message: “just setting up my twttr”.
“Twttr” was the first name that was used to refer to the 140-character messaging network
Around 288 million people use the service each month and about 500 million tweets are sent per day

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