Current Affairs Global - 2 March 2015

1. Microsoft Founder Bill Gates has been ranked as the richest man in the world for the second consecutive year by business magazine Forbes in its annual ranking of global billionaires. Bill Gates (worth of USD 79.2 billion) secured No1 rank followed by Carlos Slim (worth of USD 77 billion), Warren Buffett (worth of USD 72.7 billion).


As per Forbes, there are a record 1,826 billionaires in the world which is an increase of 181 in the past 12 months. Bill Gates has now been ranked at No 1 position 16 times in last 21 years.


2. Indian-origin lawyer Kannan Ramesh has been appointed as Judicial Commissioner to Singapore's Supreme Court bench for 2 years. With this appointment, he will quit from other positions including being a member of Singapore Academy of Law's Law Reform Committee and a local telecommunications company M1 Board.


3. Global tech company Hewlett-Packard has announced to acquire wi-fi network systems maker Aruba for USD 3 billion. This acquisition will help HP to compete in the university and office campus networking market.


4. English football club Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspurs by 2-0 in the final match to win the English League Cup trophy. With this win, Chelsea won English League Cups five times, matching Aston Villa for second-most behind Liverpool's eight.


5. Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin David Crowe was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. With this, he became the third New Zealand cricketer after Sir Richard Hadlee and Debbie Hockley to be included in the Hall of Fame. Also, he has become the 79th cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.