Current Affairs March 2017

  • 23-Mar-2017
  • World Meteorological Day 2017 Observed Globally

    The World Meteorological Day was observed globally on 23rd March 2017.The theme of WMD 2017 is ‘Understanding Cloud’ to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather climate and water. The day is organized every year by World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

  • Nation paying tribute on 86th martyrdom day: 23 March

    Nation is paying tributes to freedom fighters -Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on their 86th martyrdom day (23 March).On this day in 1931, British rulers had executed them in Lahore for their revolutionary activities against the British rule. They were hanged a day before the scheduled date of execution. 

  • PM to inaugurate India’s longest road tunnel in J&K on April 2

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation, the country’s longest road tunnel named Chenani-Nashri tunnel, built on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which will cut short the distance between Jammu and Srinagar by nearly 30 km.

  • Indian athletes shine in Olympics World Winter Games; bags 18 medals

     Indian athletes are shining and continue to make our nation proud by winning 18 medals so far in the ongoing 2017 Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. Notably, India has won six gold, four silver and eight bronze medals.

  • Indian para athletes win 8 medals in IPC Athletics Grand Prix

    Indian para athletes bagged eight medals, including three gold, in the 9th Fazaa International IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai. India are currently at the seventh spot With 3 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals out of 48 participating countries.Sundar Singh Gurjar was the star among the Indians as he won a gold each in men’s Javelin Throw F-46 and Discus Throw F-46 competitions.

  • India ranks 131 on Human Development Index, Norway No.1

    In the recently released Human Development Index by United Nations, India is ranked 131 out of 188 countries in the list.The list is topped by Norway followed by Australia and Switzerland on 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.

  • Night parrot sighting confirmed in Western Australia for first time in 100 years

    It is the first verified sighting of the bird in WA for almost 100 years and follows a history of unverified sightings, disbelieved reports and futile ecological surveys that rivals the hunt for the (presumably still) extinct Thylacine in Tasmania.

  • Railways’ new Vikalp scheme will give waitlisted passengers berths in other trains at no extra cost

    Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu  unveiled a new reservation system – Vikalp – for passengers with tickets on the waiting list. Under the scheme, which will be rolled out on April 1, waitlisted passengers will have the option to travel by an another train, including premier ones such as the Rajdhani and Shatabdi, on the same route at no extra cost.

  • IIT-Kharagpur to get supercomputing facility

    The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, is the first academic institution to get a supercomputing facility under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM).

  • Ninth Gorkhas celebrates 200-years of raising in Secunderabad

    The first battalion of the Ninth Gorkhas was raised by the British government in 1817 as the ‘Fatehgarh Levy’. The Ninth Gorkhas celebrated 200-years of its raising in secunderabad, Telangana.

  • 22-Mar-2017
  • Madhabi Puri Buch appointed as Sebi whole time member

    Madhabi Puri Buch has been appointed as new whole time member of Sebi for a period of three years.This is the first time that a women and a person from private sector has been chosen for a key post with the market regulator Sebi.

  • Major Rohit Suri awarded Kirti Chakra

    Major Rohit Suri, from the Parachute Regiment who led the army team that carried out a surgical strike in PoK last year, was presented the second highest peacetime gallantry award Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee.

  • World water day observed globally

    An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater.

  • Majuli to be India's first carbon neutral district and biodiversity heritage

     Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal  launched initiatives to develop Majuli as India’s first carbon neutral district and as a biodiversity heritage site coinciding with the celebration of International Day of Forest at Brahmaputra State Guest House in the city.

  • Ankur Khanna Appointed ICC's New Chief Financial Officer

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the appointment of Ankur Khanna to the post of Chief Financial Officer.

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