Current Affairs India - 25 March 2015

1. The Union government launched a new platform along with social networking giant Twitter for direct communication among leaders, government agencies and citizens through tweets and text messages, helping boost e-governance plans. Through Twitter Samvad, a set of curated Tweets will be delivered every day from the accounts of the government and the leaders to mobile-phone users across the country as text messages.


2. Famous Hindi poet Gopaldas Neeraj has been awarded with first National Kavi Pradeep Samman. He was presented the award by Madhya Pradesh Culture Minister Surendra Patwa at a function in Bhopal.


National Kavi Pradeep Samman is instituted by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in the memory of late renowned poet and songwriter Kavi Pradeep. The Award carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a shawl and a citation.


3. Dolly Shivani Cherukuri became the youngest archer to be added in the India Book of Records at 3 years age. She entered the list of records by scoring 388 points in the recurve segment in two distances, seven and five meters, at the Volga Archery Academy in Vijayawada.