Current Events- March 3

March 6, 2017, 10:28 a.m.

enlightenedAn 18 member panel constituted by the government has recommended necessary legal and policy framework to protect the interests of the migrants in the country. The Working Group on Migration constituted by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation in 2015 submitted its recommendation report on March 1, 2017.

enlightenedFormer Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has launched a portal named after late chief Minister Jayalalithaa ammakalviyagam.in which will be a hub of learning, interaction, opportunity, and connection on the occasion of her 69th birth anniversary celebrations.

enlightenedUnion Health Ministry led by J P Nadda announced that it had approved 4000 Post Graduate seats in medical colleges and hospitals across the country for the academic session 2017-18.

enlightenedUnion Minister of Steel Chaudhary Birender Singh presided over the hair the proceedings of maiden regional conference of Eastern States at Gangtok, Sikkim on 2nd March, 2017. The maiden regional conference will be on the theme of ‘Enhancing steel consumption in India’.

enlightenedAam Aadmi Party (AAP) led Delhi government has come up with an initiative to extend the mid-day meal facility for the girl students upto class 12 in all Delhi government schools. Currently Delhi provides the facility to all the students of government schools including boys upto class 8 only.

enlightenedThe Union Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated four key freight sector initiatives on March 2, 2017 at National Rail Museum, New Delhi to attract more freight towards Railways.

enlightenedThe Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was on a 5 day visit to United Kingdom from February 24-28, 2017 particularly to represent India at the royal event of 2017 UK-India Year of Culture. He was followed by a high level delegation nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

enlightenedUnited States and South Korean troops started their large-scale annual military drill named Foal Eagle on March 1, 2017. The aim of the military exercise is to test their defense readiness against the threat from North Korea.

enlightenedThe 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit, an inter-governmental regional group of 10 countries was held in Islamabad, Pakistan on March 1, 2017 under the chairmanship of Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

enlightenedThe Government of India has directed all the banks to provide mobile banking facility to all customers by March 31, 2017. The decision is an effort of the government to boost the digital payment system.

enlightenedSri Lanka has bagged the most “Popular Tourism Destination” Award for the second consecutive year at the International Travel Fair (GITF) in Guangzhou, China.

enlightenedNorth Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir appointed his first vice president Hassan Saleh to the newly created post of prime minister on 1 March 2016.

enlightenedThe Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over three defence products for induction into the Indian Army in a formal ceremony on March 2, 2017 in New Delhi.

enlightenedA rocket carrying a classified U.S. satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office blasted off from California.

enlightenedNational Defence Day is celebrated on March 3 every year across India to commemorate the day, world’s largest and tallest Indian tricolour was unfurled at Town Park in Faridabad.

enlightenedWorld Wildlife Day was observed each year on 3rd March since its proclamation by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 December 2013.

-03 March 2017

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