Current Events-March 5

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enlightenedThe Andhra Pradesh State Cabinet during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on March 2, 2017 approved proposals to rename the Vijayawada Airport and the Tirupati Airport. The cabinet proposed to rename the Vijayawada Airport in Gannavaram as ‘Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) Amaravati Airport’ after the legendary actor and founder of the ruling Telugu Desam Party and the new capital of Andhra Pradesh.The Tirupati Airport at Renigunta has been renamed as ‘Sri Venkateswara Airport’ after Lord Venkateswara of the temple town.

enlightenedThe Maharashtra government led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has decided to implement the Maharashtra City Taxi Regulations 2017 to regulate the web-based taxi services in the state. The aim of the move is to ensure affordable travel for passengers and commuters and bring transparency.


enlightenedTripura has agreed to supply an additional 60 MW to Bangladesh over the 100 MW of power the north-eastern state is supplying to the neighbouring country.

enlightenedHaryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced Tirtha Darshan Scheme on March 3, 2017 during the ongoing budget session of the Haryana Assembly. Under the scheme, senior citizens of Haryana domicile above the age of 60 years will be able to go on a Pilgrimage within the country at government expense.

enlightenedAccording to the GSM Association report released in Barcelona, India will lead the world in Smartphone adoption with a net addition of 350 million connections in 2016-20. The report was based on the estimates of the GSMA Intelligence Consumer Survey 2016 conducted across 56 countries on the mobile usage trend.

enlightenedPeople’s Republic of China has increased its defence budget by 7% for 2017, the lowest increase in seven years and second year in row.

enlightenedThe Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has proposed to increase the insurance premium to 50 percent for cars, motor cycles as well as commercial vehicles from April 1.

enlightenedK V Thomas, Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has come out with a solution of “Naming and Shaming” big corporate houses which default on repayment of bank loans to help financial institutions get back their money.

enlightenedFacebook has launched a new initiative named SheLeadsTech to support startups which are founded or co-founded by women population. The aim of the program is to encourage more women founders who wish to have their own startup or business.

enlightenedEminent Malayalam author and journalist M P Veerendra Kumar was presented the 30th Moortidevi award by Bharatiya Jnanpith organisation in Kozhikode Kerala.

enlightenedFormer India Football captain Bhaichung Bhutia was removed from the post advisor to both the AIFF and President Praful Patel.

enlightenedAccording to the findings by United States based Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the Earth’s mantle is about 60 degree Celsius hotter than as previously thought by the scientists.

enlightenedThe 2017 ISSF World Cup was held at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad in New Delhi from February 22-March 4, 2017.The annual ISSF World Cup is governed by the International Shooting Sport Federation.

enlightenedThe Dubai Tennis Championships were held at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

enlightenedOdisha observed the 101st birth anniversary of former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik on March 5, 2017.

-05 March 2017

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