Current Events-March 13

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enlightenedThe Telangana State Finance Minister Etala Rajender presented the budget estimate of Rs. 1,49,646-crore for 2017-18 on March 13, 2017 in the state assembly. The Rs 4,471.30 crore revenue surplus budget mainly focuses on the development and welfare measures. The 2017-18 budget is Rs 15 lakh crore more when compared to Rs 130 lakh crore in the 2016-17 Budget.

enlightenedThe Arunachal Pradesh government has launched a new scheme Adarsh Gram Yojana that is in accordance with the basic philosophy of the Prime Minister “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas” (Collective Efforts Inclusive Growth). The scheme aims to reach the poor people in rural areas of the state to serve them better.

enlightenedThe Pakistan government is set to conduct its first national census in 19 years from March 15, 2017 for proper allocation of funds and resources. The census will be done in two phase. The first phase of the census will begin on March 15 and last on April 15. After a ten day gap, the second phase will start from April 25 and conclude on May 25.

enlightenedJatiya Sangsad, the Parliament of Bangladesh unanimously adopted a resolution on March 11, 2017 to declare March 25 as Genocide Day in remembrance of the brutality carried out by the Pakistani Army in the “Black Night” of March 25, 1971.

enlightenedIn order to comply with the pace of remonetization, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to remove the restrictions on cash withdrawals from Saving Bank accounts (including accounts opened under PMJDY) in a two step process.

enlightenedEurope’s biggest bank HSBC Holdings Plc. has appointed Mark Tucker as its Chairman on March 13, 2017.

enlightenedThe Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley was given the additional charge of the Defence Ministry on March 13, 2017 after Manohar Parrikar resigned to take on the new role of Goa Chief Minister.

enlightenedTop seeded Lee Chong Wei won his fourth All England Championship in men’s singles event by beating Shi Yuqi from China21-12, 21-10 at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England on March 12, 2017.

enlightenedSSP Chawrasia became the only Indian Golfer to retain his Hero Indian Open title for the second year in a row with a remarkable seven-stroke win in New Delhi on March 12, 2017.

enlightenedPunjab defeated Railways by a 2-1 in a Group B final round league match of the 71st Santosh Trophy football tournament on March 13, 2017 in Goa. Punjab led by 1-0 at half time with score from Rajbir Singh (16th, 61st).

enlightenedWell known Malayalam film director Diphan passed away on March 13, 2017 in Kochi after suffering from liver ailment. He was 45.

-13 March 2017

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