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.
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.
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.
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.
World Down Syndrome Day, 21 March
World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on 21 March every year. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organise and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.
World Poetry Day 2017 celebrated globally
Every year on March 21, World Poetry Day is celebrated around the world.This day is an initiative of Unesco when people across the world appreciate poetry and poets.
Ghanshyam Singh takes over as new Member-Traction of Railway Board
Ghanshyam Singh has taken over as the new Member-Traction, Railway Board with effect from Tuesday March 21, 2017. Prior to his new assignment, he worked as General Manager, Eastern Railway, Kolkata.