Latest on OdishaBook Sand artist Manas Kumar Sahoo creates a sand sculpture on the eve of New Year 2017 | International Sand Art Festival from 1st December to 5th December at Konark | Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2017-18 | Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik makes a sand art Happy Diwali | Online Essay Competition on Clean India (Swachh Bharat) – Last Date 20 December 2016 | Indian Army Recruitment 72 Religious Teacher Posts | NIACL Recruitment 300 Administrative Officers Vacancies | India Jobs Book Online Essay Competition 2017 | Sarkari Naukri like SSC, UPSC, PSC, Railway, Defence, Police, Engineering Jobs and many Jobs | UPSC ESE 2017 - Apply Online for 440 Posts |

Weekly Current Affairs (8th –14th March 2016)

Monday, Mar 14 - 2016 | By

Weekly Current Affairs about the National, International, Banking, Business, Science & Technology, Appointments, Sports, Awards and Miscellaneous events were listed here for the candidates preparing for various competitive exams. 

14th March 
• Union Power Ministry named LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme as UJALA. 
• India and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have decided to set up South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Centre (SARTTC) in New Delhi. 
• Free Wi- Fi service launched at Srinagar International Airport. 
• Union Government mobilizes 370 Crore for Swachh Bharat Khosh. 
• Ajit Singh & Satish Mittal sworn-in as Guwahati & Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice. 
• Allahabad High Court celebrated its 150th foundation day today. 
• BSNL jumps into Video-On-Demand Service,Partners with Tata Sky to provide Instant Videos. 
• Government bans 350 drugs, including Phensedyl, Corex. 
• Google’s AlphaGo scores a hattrick by beating champion Lee Sedol. 
• India and United States have launched the Fulbright – Kalam Climate Fellowship. 
• Kerala Tourism campaign wins Golden City Gate Award. 
• Lt Gen N P S Hira has been appointed as Deputy Chief of Army Staff. 

13th March 2016 
• President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Festival of Innovations at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.
• Lok Sabha passes Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 
• Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched the 'clean my coach' service. 
• HDFC Bank has chosen five start-ups it will work with to strengthen their web, mobile and payment offerings. 
• PSUs Spent Over Rs 2400 Crore In CSR In 2014- 15. 
• Union Cabinet approves New price formula for Undeveloped Gas Discoveries. 
• Tezpur University and JNU won the annual Visitor’s Awards for Central Universities. 
• Long march against Indo-Bangladesh power plant near Sundarbans started. 
• Kakrapar power station shuts down after leakage 
• Jitu Rai wins gold at Shooting World Cup 
• Vijender Singh clinches fourth successive professional win. 

12th March 
• Indian Railways signed Locomotives Export Contract with Myanmar Railways. 
• Mexican Foreign Minister, Claudia Ruiz-Massieu Salinas is arriving in New Delhi on two-day visit. 
• The Union Government has appointed the former Supreme Court Judge Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan as the Chairman of 21st Law Commission of India. 
• Kangana Ranaut becomes Reebok India’s brand ambassador. 
• The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said that Finland’s Tampere will host 2018 U-20 World Atheletics Championship. 
• Tezpur University and JNU won the annual Visitor’s Awards for Central Universities. 
• Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar launches Kendriya Sainik Board Secretariats interactive Web Portal. 
• Rajya Sabha passed Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015. 
• 34 Countries don’t have enough food for their people due to conflicts: UN. 
• India will launch 25 foreign satellites belonging to seven countries. 
• Haryana to organise National Level Freestyle Wrestling Championships on March 23 in Gurgaon. 
• ICICI Bank launched a credit-linked subsidy scheme for home loans under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). 
• Veteran Egyptian diplomat Ahmed Abul Gheit (73) has been selected as Secretary General of the Arab League. 
• NITI Aayog has launched the Women Transforming India initiative on 8th March. 

11th March 
• Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Bahrain on Cooperation for Prevention of Human Trafficking. 
• Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) for providing free of cost LPG (cooking Gas) connections to women from BPL Households approved by the Cabinet. 
• Sir Dominic Asquith will be the new British High Commissioner in India. 
• India-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise Garuda Shakti has begun at Magelang in Indonesia. 
• S Rao will take over as the new public interest director and chairman of BSE. 
• Indo-Pak World T20 clash shifted to Kolkata from Dharamsala. 
• ISRO has successfully launched Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System. 
• Eight times Grammy Award-winning Brazilian percussionist, Nana Vasconcelos (71) died in Recife, Brazil. 
• Mahindra Aerospace aims to set up operations in the UAE in the near future. 
• The RBI has signed a pact with Bank of Israel for exchange of information pertaining to banking supervision. 
• The Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat & Karnataka Horticulture Department will conduct a Honey Festival in Mangaluru on March 12 and 13. 
• Rest of India defeated Mumbai by 4 wickets to lift the Irani Cup Cricket Title. 

10th March 
• PM’s Employment Generation Programme aims to create over 4 lakh jobs in 2016-17. 
• Parliament has passed the Bureau of Indian Standards Bill 2015 with the Rajya Sabha. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in last session. 
• Germany to develop Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Coimbatore as smart cities. 
• Parliament passes bill to enable govt. to standardize more products, Hallmarking of precious metals to be mandatory. 
• UNFPA, UNICEF launched Global Programme to Accelerate Action to end Child Marriage. 
• 57 countries are going to take part in the first Maritime India Summit 2016 scheduled to be held in April 2016 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. 
• Sun Pharma Signs MS Dhoni As Brand Ambassador For Revital H. 
• NTPC Bags Poll based Investor Communication Award. 
• The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee conferred the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar-2015’. 
• Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) successfully test-fired two ballistic missiles in line with the country’s defence doctrine. 
• The State Council of Secondary Education has made singing of National Anthem compulsory in all schools in West Bengal. 
• India and Bangladesh signed 2 billion dollar credit agreement to implement socio-economic projects. 

09th March 
• Yes Bank launched an all Women operated bank branch ‘Yes Grace’ on Cunningham Road in Bengaluru aimed at offering customised banking solutions to Women. 
• On International Women’s Day, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha announced that the nation will see its first batch of female fighter pilots on June 18 this year. 
• Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra conferred with France’s highest civilian award. 
• The Reserve Bank of India will share FDI-related information with country’s intelligence agencies IB and RAW to check black money from entering the country. 
• Union Government announced to withdraw tax proposal on Employee Provident Fund. 
• South Korean and US troops began their largest ever military exercises in a test of their defences against North Korea. 
• Axis bank better placed than ICICI and other PSU Banks. 
• National Special Olympic for Special Children being organised in Shimla. 
• Amrita Patel awarded with Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Shiromani Samman. 
• Mikaela Shiffrin from the United States won the slalom competition of the Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup. 
• The Sex ratio has come down in Gujarat placing it at 22nd rank in the Nation. 
• Fitch, the global rating agency has maintained India's growth forecast for India at 7.5 % for this fiscal (2015- 16). 

08th March 
• International Women's Day was observed across the world on 8 March 2016. 
• Indian Railways is all set to set up a Special Railway Establishment for Strategic Technology and Holistic Advancement (SRESHTA). 
• Oil Minister Lays Foundation Stone of Octomax Unit at Mathura (UP). 
• Finance Minister of India Mr. Arun Jaitley has indicated that the Government may merge 27 public sector banks into just six. 
• Google to sign up Telcom operators to provide internet to remote parts of the country. 
• Popular Malayalam actor Kalabhavan Mani (45) died at a private hospital. 
• The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has released a new four colour Classification Scheme for industries based on their pollution potential. 
• Former world number one female tennis player Maria Sharapova (28) from Russia provisionally suspended after failing drugs test at Australian Open. 
• Telangana and Maharashtra Governments have signed MoU to set up an inter-state water board construct 5 barrages across Godavari and Pen Ganga rivers. 
• Indian Railways has formed a new Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to implement the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train project. 
• Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLCB) constituted a new National Cricket Selection Panel headed by former cricketer Arvinda de Silva. 
• Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launched Mahila e-Haat portal in New Delhi. 
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi has selected Nagepur village for adoption in his Varanasi Constituency of U.P. for development under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY). 
• Renowned Dogri Poetess and writer Padma Sachdev has awarded prestigious Krutitava Smagra Samman 2015. 
• Olympic champion Jason Kenny won the men’s sprint title at the track cycling world championships.
Post Comment
Photo News [ Show All ]
  • Sand artist Manas Kumar Sahoo creates a sand sculpture on the eve of New Year 2017
  • Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik makes a sand art Happy Diwali
  • Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates sand art on Happy Diwali with message
  • Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattanaik created sand sculpture on Dengue awareness with message
  • Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattanaik created sand sculpture of Bharat Ratna LataMangeshkar on her 86th birthday
Top Categories
News Articles Entertainment Education Jobs Events Information Tourism Profile Forum More
Most Visited Articles
List of Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners RTO Codes of Odisha State Largest, Longest, Highest and Smallest of Odisha List of Dronacharya Award Winners What after 10th Standard/ SSC
Our Other Website

Space for Advertisement

© 2012 All right reserved To Developed, Hosted and Maintained by InteGen, Hyderabad