Current Events- March 7

March 8, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

enlightenedThe Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the proposal for revival of 50 un-served/under-served airports/airstrips of the State Governments, Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Civil enclaves on March 6, 2017.

enlightenedA day long National conference on Jal Kranti Abhiyan was inaugurated by Sushri Uma Bharti, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in New Delhi on March 7, 2017. The conference was organized by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

enlightenedThe High Court of Manipur on March 3, 2017 declared the economic blockade in Manipur called by United Naga Council (UNC) as illegal. The order was passed by a bench of three judges Chief Justice R R Prasad, Justice N Kotiswar Singh and Justice Kh Nobin Singh on public interest litigation.

enlightenedPrime Minister Narendra Modi released a special commemorative postage stamp on 100 years of Yogoda Satsang Math on March 7, 2017.

enlightenedThe Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh presented the annual budget of Rs 76,032 crore for 2017-18 in the state legislative assembly on March 6, 2017. The main focus of the budget is on digital inclusion and infrastructure development and on welfare of poorest of poor and inclusive growth.

enlightenedThe two-week long India-Nepal joint military exercise ‘Surya Kiran-Xi‘ begins  in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand on March 7, 2017. The aim is to train both the troops in the area of various counter insurgency operations over a prolonged period.

enlightenedJammu and Kashmir’s first smart tribal village Habbi has inaugurated by Ch ZulfkarAli, J & K  Minister for food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs on March 6 2017 in J & K. Habbi village is located in Kotranka in Rajouri District of Jammu and Kashmir.

enlightenedMumbai based HDFC Life has launched India’s first life insurance chatbot to help users choose the most suitable life insurance plans and solutions on March 7, 2017.

enlightenedThe government notified the Trade Mark Rules, 2017 that came into force from March 6, 2017. The Rules 2017 will replace the former Trade Mark Rules 2002 and will streamline and simplify the processing of Trade Mark applications.

enlightenedIndia has announced an Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) on March 7, 2017 for conducting oil and gas exploration in India.

enlightenedThe Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore is the only Indian University to be placed among the top 10 global universities by Times Higher Education (THE). As per the THE ‘Best Small Universities in the World 2017’ ranking released on March 7, 2017, IISc has been placed at 8th position among the list of top 10 global universities.

enlightenedGMR led Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) has secured first position in the world in the prestigious Airports Council International (ACI)-Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey in the 5-15 million passengers per annum (MPPA) category for the year 2016.

enlightenedBollywood Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has won the best actress award at the International Film Festival and Awards of Australia (IFFAA) for her movie Sarabjit.

enlightenedFormer director of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) Lalji Singh has been selected for ‘SERB Distinguished Fellow’ award by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) to support his research.

enlightenedMumbai based Software services firm Tech Mahindra Ltd has signed a definitive agreement to acquire US-based healthcare information technology consulting company CJS Solutions Group LLC for $110 million on March 6, 2017.

enlightenedThe Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of an incredible massive galaxy named as UGC 12591 which is located under 400 million light-years away from the Earth. According to NASA report, the galaxy and its halo together contain several hundred billion times the mass of the Sun and four times the mass of the Milky Way.

enlightenedAccording to the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)-2017 report about 45 percent of country’s total bird spices were reported in Himachal Pradesh.

enlightenedThe 2017 Brasil Open was a tennis tournament was the 17th edition of the Brasil Open, and part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the 2017 ATP World Tour. The Sao Paulo ATP World Tour is played on outdoor clay-court has been won by the top players on the ATP World Tour in São Paulo, Brazil.

-07 March 2017



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