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March 2017 – Current Affairs 

    • 31 March 2017 Current Affairs

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Supreme Court now allows candidates above 25 years of age to appear in 2017 NEET exam
      ❯❯ 3rd G20 Framework Working Group meeting held in Varanasi
      ❯❯ Indian Navy’s TU-142M aircraft (Albatross) decommissioned at INS Rajali
      ❯❯ Kanha Tiger Reserve becomes first in India to get mascot ‘Bhoorsingh the Barasingha’
      ❯❯ Sachin Tendulkar launches his own social media app called ‘100MB cricket’

 

    • 30 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill 2017 without including Rajya Sabha’s proposed amendments
      ❯❯ Paytm, The First E-Commerce Company To Become ASCI Member
      ❯❯ Pashmina Art Exhibition releases book ‘6 Times Thinner’
      ❯❯ Sima Kamil – First woman to head major Pakistani bank
      ❯❯ Amazon acquires Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com

 

    • 29 March 2017 Current Affairs

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Unnati Credit Card launched by SBI to spread credit inclusion
      ❯❯ IAF launches bidding for aviation turbine fuel
      ❯❯ President Pranab Mukherjee presents Dr B C Roy National Awards and Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Awards
      ❯❯ Army Releases Book titled ‘Home of the Brave’
      ❯❯ South African Anti-Apartheid Activist, Ahmed Kathrada Dies at 87

 

    • 28 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ World’s largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Australia
      ❯❯ Xiaomi Aims To Create 20,000 Jobs In India
      ❯❯ India trounced Australia and reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar Trophy
      ❯❯ Two big events will be hosted by Bhubaneswar
      ❯❯ 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup final Venue – Kolkata

 

    • 27 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Ofcom fined BT £42m for serious breach of rules
      ❯❯ Santosh Trophy – 32nd title won by Bengal
      ❯❯ Suicide bomber attacks Bangladesh – claimed by Islamic State
      ❯❯ 100% literacy, liquor prohibition – Telangana claims
      ❯❯ President of Yemen sentenced to death for treason

 

    • 25 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ The world’s largest artificial sun sets sp in Germany
      ❯❯ Bengaluru gets India’s first vertical garden
      ❯❯ Six Indian­Americans Named for 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honour
      ❯❯ BHEL commissions 250 mw plant in Assam
      ❯❯ Taliban captures southern Afghan city of Sangin

 

    • 24 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ NCST approves proposal for 5 additional seats for tribals in Sikkim Assembly
      ❯❯ Bharti Airtel acquires 4G business of Tikona Networks
      ❯❯ World Tuberculosis Day 2017 observed globally
      ❯❯ UNHRC approves Sri Lanka’s request for two-year extension to deliver war probe
      ❯❯ ISRO sends four teams to 36th Expedition to Antarctica

 

    • 23 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ SC constituted committee to explore technical solution to block videos of sexual offences on social networking sites
      ❯❯ China’s coastal sea level hits record high
      ❯❯ Night parrot sighting confirmed in Western Australia for first time in 100 years
      ❯❯ Union Cabinet approves proposal for amendments to NABARD Act, 1981
      ❯❯ Panneerselvam and Sasikala Camp choose new symbols after EC freezes ‘Two leaves’

 

    • 22 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ ISRO commissions world’s third-largest hypersonic wind tunnel
      ❯❯ Union Government sanctions more affordable houses for urban poor in Puducherry, Telangana and HP
      ❯❯ NASA to send its next-gen clock to Space to guide space crafts and astronauts
      ❯❯ UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposes shutting down Haiti peacekeeping mission
      ❯❯ Aadhar Card to be made mandatory for ITR and PAN Card Applications

 

    • 21 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ World Poetry Day 2017 celebrated globally
      ❯❯ Canadian teacher wins global teacher prize
      ❯❯ Surya Kiran XI Joint Military Exercise concludes in Pithorgarh
      ❯❯ International Day of Happiness celebrated on 20 March 2017
      ❯❯ Branches of SBBJ, SBH, SBM, SBP and SBT to operate as branches of SBI from April 1, 2017

 

    • 20 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ 1.04 crore people hit by arsenic contamination in Bengal: Report
      ❯❯ Scientists develop new Wi-Fi system to offer super-fast connectivity
      ❯❯ Scientists discover five new sub-atomic particles at CERN
      ❯❯ Pakistani President promulgates Hindu Marriage bill into law
      ❯❯ Delhi High Court rules that parents can evict abusive children from their house

 

    • 18 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ 29 lakh debit cards subjected to malware attack: Government
      ❯❯ ICRISAT, ICAR join hands for crop improvement
      ❯❯ Government releases Draft Labour Code on Social Security & Welfare
      ❯❯ GST Council approves States and UTs GST Bills
      ❯❯ India, Russia ink long-term support pact on Sukhoi Su-30MKI

 

    • 17 March 2017 Current Affairs

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Kalpana Chawla remembered on 55th birth anniversary
      ❯❯ Audit how much timber and money are generated from felling of trees in Delhi: High Court to CAG
      ❯❯ New Zealand River gains legal status of a person, ending 140 years battle
      ❯❯ Jwala Gutta included in Governing Body of Sports Authority of India
      ❯❯ India and Brazil sign agreement to protect rights of detached workers

 

    • 16 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Twenty projects approved for implementation of Namami Gange Programme in Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand and Delhi
      ❯❯ Commerce Minister launched a new scheme to address needs of exporters
      ❯❯ FTII and Canon sign MoU to promote short courses in Film & Television
      ❯❯ Captain Amarinder Singh sworn in as Chief Minister of Punjab
      ❯❯ Union Cabinet approves revised pact on Border Haats with Bangladesh

 

    • 15 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar appointed as Acting Chief Justice of J&K High Court
      ❯❯ Hockey India brings on board four Scientific Advisors
      ❯❯ Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC Chairman
      ❯❯ SBI announces Rs 6000-cr tractor loan settlement scheme
      ❯❯ Krishi Unnati Mela 2017 inaugurated in New Delhi

 

    • 14 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ ICICI Bank, SBI top bank frauds list: RBI
      ❯❯ IIT-Madras won 2017 IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society Award
      ❯❯ India suspends cross-LoC travel to Pakistan from Poonch district
      ❯❯ President Pranab Mukherjee appoints Chief Justices in four High Courts
      ❯❯ Foundation stone of the Banana Research Centre laid in Vaishali, Bihar

 

    • 13 March 2017 Current Affairs

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ HSBC breaks with tradition, names AIA boss Tucker as Chairman
      ❯❯ Manohar Parrikar appointed Goa chief minister
      ❯❯ Sashastra Seema Bal signed MoU with NSDC & NSDF for skill development
      ❯❯ BJP won the 2017 Assembly Elections of Uttar Pradesh
      ❯❯ CBSE makes 6 subjects mandatory for Class X board exams

 

    • 11 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ IIT-M solar inverter system wins award
      ❯❯ Iran Successfully Test-Fires Hormuz-2 Ballistic Missile
      ❯❯ Punjab Agriculture University develops Bt cotton variety with reusable seeds
      ❯❯ Maternity Leave Raised To 26 Weeks
      ❯❯ National Saftey Week: 4-10 March

 

    • 10 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Ford Foundation appoints Pradeep Nair as regional director for India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
      ❯❯ India, Belgium signed Protocol amending Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement and Protocol
      ❯❯ Donald Tusk re-elected as President of European Council
      ❯❯ Himachal Pradesh launches mobile App Mera Hunar
      ❯❯ Cuevas wins third straight Brazil Open title

 

    • 09 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Harm Ohlmeyer appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Adidas
      ❯❯ Union Environment Ministry launches web portal for obtaining CRZ Clearances
      ❯❯ EPFO extends Digital Life Certificate submission through Jeevan Pramaan Patra by March 31
      ❯❯ Veteran journalist Arvind Padmanabhan dies
      ❯❯ Tech Mahindra acquires US healthcare provider CJS Solutions Group

 

    • 08 March 2017 Current Affairs

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ President Pranab Mukherjee presents Nari Shakti Puraskar 2016
      ❯❯ International Women’s Day 2017 observed across the world
      ❯❯ Leaders’ Summit in Commemoration of 20th Anniversary of IORA concluded in Jakarta
      ❯❯ Harvard honoured Viola Davis with ‘Artist of the Year’ award
      ❯❯ Longest extradosed bridge across River Narmada dedicated to nation at Bharuch

 

    • 07 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ India’s accession to the Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods approved
      ❯❯ National Conference on Jal Kranti Abhiyan organised in Delhi
      ❯❯ K Srinath Reddy appointed as adviser to the Odisha Government
      ❯❯ India, Portugal MoU on renewable energy approved
      ❯❯ Cabinet approves development of 50 un-served and under-served airstrips

 

    • 06 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ SBI to penalise non maintenance of Monthly Average Balance in accounts from 1st of April
      ❯❯ Centre launches survey in Ganga to determine population of aquatic life
      ❯❯ GST Council approves the CGST Bill and IGST Bill
      ❯❯ Sam Querrey beats Rafael Nadal to win ATP Mexico Open title
      ❯❯ Andy Murray won men’s singles title at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

 

    • 04 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ SBI to charge for breaching monthly average balance in saving accounts
      ❯❯ Former IFS and MP Syed Shahabuddin passes away
      ❯❯ World Hearing Day 2017 observed globally
      ❯❯ Pakistan diplomat Sial assumes office as new Sec Gen of SAARC
      ❯❯ PM Modi addresses International Yoga Festival

 

    • 03 March 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ DRDO hands over 3 products to Indian Army
      ❯❯ Singer Rihanna conferred with 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award by Harvard University
      ❯❯ Pakistan Government approves merger of FATA with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
      ❯❯ Andhra Pradesh Cabinet accepts naming of Tirupati Airport as Sri Venkateswara Airport
      ❯❯ Suresh Prabhu launched freight sector initiatives to transform Indian Railways

 

    • 02 March 2017 Current Affairs

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Swadheen Kshatriya sworn in as Maharashtra’s Chief Commissioner of RTS
      ❯❯ Indian Navy successfully test-fired Anti-Ship Missile from Kalvari Class Submarine
      ❯❯ Madhya Pradesh annual Budget 2017-18 presented
      ❯❯ Malaysia to cancel visa-free entry for North Koreans
      ❯❯ Luis Norton de Matos appointed Head Coach of India U-17 football team

 

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