Current Events-March 9

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enlightenedThe 10th edition of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2017) was held in New Delhi from March 7-9, 2017. The theme is "Building Knowledge Societies: From Digital Government to Digital Empowerment".

enlightenedRajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje who also holds the Finance portfolio, presentedRs.1,66,000-crore state budget for 2017-18 in the Legislative Assembly on March 8, 2017 with focus on aiding farmers and promoting tourism in the state. The Budget is based on the government’s vision document mission 2020. It aims at a happy Rajasthan and a happy Rajasthani.

enlightenedChief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched 24*7  helpline number 181 to assist women in distress on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2017.  A woman from any part of the Odisha can dial 181 to get immediate assistance.

enlightenedIndia and Belgium has signed an agreement to amending the existing Agreement and Protocol between the two countries for avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income on March 9, 2017 in New Delhi.

enlightenedThe Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami launched a Housing Scheme on March 9, 2017 for construction of concrete houses for the economically poor section of the society.  The project is estimated at Rs 1,580 crore and will be implemented by the state government with financial assistance from the Center.

enlightenedUS State, Hawaii has become the first state to file a lawsuit against Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on 6 Muslim majority countries. The lawsuit was filed by the Attorneys for the state on March 8, 2017 in federal court in Honolulu saying that the order will harm its Muslim population, tourism and foreign students.

enlightenedThe  fifth edition of the mega cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ (IBN) began in Cairo, Egypt from March 8, 2017. It is the largest foreign festival in Egypt.

enlightenedThe the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has extended the last date of submission of Digital Life Certificate through Jeevan Pramaan Patra up to 31st March 2017 from 28th February 2017.

enlightenedSBI recently announced that penalty for non-maintenance of Minimum Average Balance (MAB) from April 1, 2017.

enlightenedThe Reserve Bank of India on March 9, 2017 notified that it is soon going to issue Rs. 10 denomination notes with enhanced security features for circulation.

enlightenedNoted Konkani author Mahabaleshwar Sail has been honored with the 2016 Saraswati Samman for his novel ‘Hawthan’. 

enlightenedThe popular actress Viola Davis was awarded the 2017 Artist of the Year Award by Harvard Foundation during its 32nd annual Cultural Rhythms Festival in Memorial Hall’s Sanders Theatre at Harvard University in Cambridge on March 4, 2017.

enlightenedINS Tillanchang, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command, at Karwar, Karnataka on March 9, 2017.

enlightenedHimacha Pradesh government has launched mobile app and website titled ‘MeraHunar HP’ or ‘My Talent’  to help skilled and semi-skilled workers find jobs.The mobile app will connect prospective employers with job aspirants as the latter’s resume will contain addresses and contact numbers.

enlightenedIntense Tropical Cyclone Enawo was the strongest tropical cyclone that hit in the northeast of the Madagascar.

-10 March 2017

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