Current Affairs March 2017- General Knowledge 2017

Current Affairs March 2017

Current Affairs March 2017 : In this Article we are providing you the Current Affairs of year 2017 for March Month. This is basically One liners that will helps you to learn GA in very short period of time for the upcoming government and bank exams like SBI PO, Bank of Baroda PO, NIACL Assistant etc.


Banking & Financial Awareness

  1. The online marketplace arm of One97 Communications Pvt. Ltd ‘Paytm E-Commerce’ has launched a mobile app and online shopping portal ____Paytm Mall.
  1. The loan amount has been sanctioned by the World Bank (WB) for the Tejaswini project____$63 million.
  1. Bajaj Auto Ltd. has presented a cheque to the union Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar as a donation to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF)_____One Crore.
  1. According to Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Penalty will be imposed on banks if they refuse to exchange soiled or scribed currency notes from people_____ Rs. 10,000.
  1. The Reliance General Insurance (part of Reliance Capital) has tied up with a Bank to expand its distribution network___Catholic Syrian Bank.
  1. The World Bank has announced an assistance programme of over $1 billion in the areas of urban transport and climate resilient agriculture over the next 2-3 years_____ Maharashtra
  1. The country’s largest bank State Bank of India (SBI) has decided to reintroduce penalty on non-maintenance of minimum balance in accounts from _____1st of April 2017.
  1. The Trade Mark Rules, 2017 have come into effect which replaced the erstwhile Trade Mark Rules ____2002.
  1. A global leader in payment solutions has launched an electronic payment platform linked to corporate card, Buyer Initiated Payments (BIP) to eliminate payment through cheques or drafts____American Express.
  1. Who has launched an artificial intelligence based chatbot, EVA (electronic virtual assistant) for customer services in India_____ HDFC Bank.
  1. As per Global rating agency Fitch, India’s GDP forecast for FY 17 _____7.1%.
  1. The Bank is now the first bank in the country to launch Aadhaar Pay___IDFC Bank.
  1. The public-sector bank has launched “Work from Home” facility for employees____ State Bank of India (SBI)
  1. Who has withdrawn the 2 % fee on adding money to mobile wallets using credit cards, after introducing the levy___Paytm
  1. Who has been appointed the new Deputy Governor in Reserve Bank of India (RBI)____ BP Kanungo.
  1. According to the RBI, the Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs) cannot lend more than how many Rs. in cash against gold___Rs. 25,000.
  1. Who has announced Oppo Mobiles India Pvt Ltd. will be the new team sponsor of the Indian cricket team from 1st April 2017 for five years_____ Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  1. The bank who topped the list of banks that witnessed the most number of frauds during April to December period of 2016 ___ICICI Bank.
  1. The bank has launched an instant digital Loan Against Securities (LAS) facility___ HDFC Bank.
  1. The bank has signed MoU with CREDAI to work towards providing housing for all_____ State Bank of India (SBI).
  1. The Indian bank has launched a mobile banking app “Mera iMobile” for rural customers_____ ICICI Bank.
  1. Bandhan Bank Ltd. has signed an agreement with a payment solution provider in Kolkata____India Avenues India Pvt Ltd.
  1. The Union govt. has swapped the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of ______Indian Bank & IDBI Bank.
  1. The Union cabinet clears how many GST supplementary legislations for introduction to parliament ___four.
  1. The Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) has merged with the country’s largest lender _____State Bank of India (SBI).
  1. The loan amount has been approved by the World Bank (WB) for the National Hydrology Project of India_____$175 million
  1. The bank has launched a mobile banking app ‘Mera iMobile’ for rural customers _____ICICI bank.
  1. The State bank of India has launched a unique credit card to spread credit inclusion____Unnati.
  1. India’s rank in the 2017 Human Development Index (HDI)_____ 131.
  1. The World Bank (WB) has signed an agreement with Uttarakhand to improve quality of health care services____USD 100 million.
  1. India’s rank in the global Energy Architecture Performance Index (EAPI) 2017______87th .
  1. Who has acquired 4G business of Tikona Networks including the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) business____Bharti Airtel.
  1. The Union Government has imposed import duty on wheat and tur dal to protect farmers’ interest amid projection of a record crop this year___10%.
  1. The bank has digitally inaugurated 40 ‘Ananya’ transformed branches to enhance customer experience, improve sales focus, and improve digital transactions through a dedicated digit zone____Syndicate Bank.
  1. Who has adjudged the ‘Best Small Bank for 2016’_____Karur Vysya Bank.
  1. The bank has launched “Money Plant Rupay International Platinium Debit Card” to provide more privileges to its premium & HNI customers_____Karnataka Bank.
  1. The first Indian state to carry financial inclusion and extend banking services to un-banked areas through Self Help Groups (SHGs)_____ Odisha.
  1. Truecaller has partnered with the ICICI Bank to launch its UPI-based mobile payment service _____Truecaller Pay.
  1. The USA based e-commerce giant made its entry in UAE by acquiring the Middle East’s largest online retailer Souq.com ____Amazon.
  1. The first e-commerce company to take membership of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)____ Paytm.

New Appointments

  1. Who has taken charge as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Chairperson (NCST) in New Delhi ______Sri Nand Kumar Sai.
  1. Who has become the new Secretary-General of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)____ Amjad Hussain B Sial (Pakistan).
  1. Who has become the 9th Chairman of markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) ____ Ajay Tyagi.
  1. Who has been appointed as India’s permanent representative to World Trade Organization (WTO)___ J S Deepak.
  1. Who has been appointed as new Chief Secretary of Maharashtra______Sumit Mullick.
  1. Who has been appointed as the chairman of the country’s largest commercial enterprise Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL)___Sanjiv Singh.
  1. Who is the newly appointed Prime Minister of Republic of the Sudan______ Bakri Hassan Saleh.
  1. Who has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian Under-17 team for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup____Luis Norton de Matos(Portugal).
  1. Who has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of MTNL____P K Purwar.
  1. Who has been elected 76th Mayor of Mumbai, with the support of the BJP____ Vishwanath Mahadeshwar.
  1. Who has been appointed as the new chief Financial Officer of Adidas___Harm Ohlmeyer.
  1. Who has been appointed as the Regional Director of Ford Foundation for India, Nepal and Sri Lanka____ Pradeep Nair.
  1. Who has been re-elected as European Council’s President____ Donald Tusk.
  1. Indian cricketer has been appointed UNICEF and Cricket for Good Ambassador for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017____ Sachin Tendulkar.
  1. Who gets additional charge of Defence Ministry____Arun Jaitley.
  1. New Ambassador of India to Nepal____ Manjeev Singh Puri.
  1. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Central Water Commission____Narendra Kumar.
  1. Who takes charge as the Acting Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court___Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar.
  1. Who has appointed Chairman of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis_____ Manhar Valji Bhai Zala.
  2. Who has become the new Chief Minister of Punjab______Captain Amarinder Singh.
  1. Who has become the new Chief Minister of Manipur_____Nongthombam Biren Singh.
  1. Indian personality has become the Vice-President (VP) of the Local Organising Committee (LoC) of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017_____Babul Supriyo.
  1. Who has been appointed as the Chief Secretary of Punjab____Karan Avtar Singh.
  1. Who has become the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand ______Trivendra Rawat.
  1. Who has become the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh___Yogi Adityanath.
  1. Who took oath as the Chief Justice of Kerala High Court____Justice Navniti Prasad Singh.
  1. The Snapdeal has appointed ‘Jason Kothari’ as the Chief Executive Officer of _____FreeCharge.
  1. Who has been appointed as the full-time Interim Director General (IDG) of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) ______ Upendra Tripathy.
  1. The new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of International Cricket Council (ICC)_____ Ankur Khanna
  1. The sports entrepreneur and philanthropist has been appointed the new member of Sports Authority of India (SAI) ______ Siddhartha Upadhyay.
  1. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court______ Navniti Prasad Singh. 
  1. Who has been appointed as the new Whole-Time Member (WTM) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) _____ Madhabi Puri Buch
  1. Who has appointed as the new Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi___ Randeep Guleria.
  1. The first woman to head ‘The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’_____Vanita Gupta.
  1. Who has unanimously elected speaker of Punjab Assembly___Rana Kanwar Pal Singh.
  1. The Border Security Force (BSF) has received its first woman field officer after 51 years___Tanushree Pareek.
  1. Who has appointed as the chairman of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI)_____ Sharad Singh Negi.
  1. Who has been appointed as the new executive director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP)_____David Beasley.
  1. The first woman Chief Executive (CE) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region____ Carrie Lam.
  1. Who has been elected as the speaker of UP legislative assembly____ Hriday Narayan Dikshit.
  1. Who has been appointed as the new vice-chancellor of Nalanda University (NU)___Sunaina Singh.


Important News – India

  1. The World’s oldest serving aircraft carrier in active service will be decommissioned with a ceremonial send-off in Mumbai ____INS Viraat.
  1. The largest flag Inaugurated on India’s tallest post at _____Attari Border.
  1. Who has launched “Swachh Shakti Saptah” to raise awareness on sanitation and cleanliness in Gurugram, Haryana____Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar.
  1. The Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Parshottam Rupala has launched NDDB’s cattle feed knowledge portal in _____Anand, Gujarat.
  1. The interceptor missile tracked the enemy’s ballistic missile and fired from Interim Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha____Prithvi. 
  1. The city hosted the 4th India-CLMV Business Conclave -2017 ____ Jaipur.
  1. The International Yoga festival 2017 has started in the state____ Uttarakhand.
  1. The committee has submitted its’ report to the Govt. to protect the interests of the migrants____Partha Mukhopadhay committee.
  1. Who has successfully test-fired an anti-ship missile from an indigenously built INS Kalvari submarine in Arabian sea____Indian Navy.
  1. The union govt. has approved over 4,000 Post Graduate seats in medical colleges and hospitals across the country for the academic session_____ 2017-18
  1. The Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed overhow many product for induction into the Indian Army in New Delhi___Three products.
  1. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released commemorative Postage Stamp on 100th Anniversary of the _____Yogoda Satsang Society of India.
  1. The nationwide “Swachh Shakti Saptah” has been launched from the city______ Gurugram.
  1. Who has dedicated to the nation a Petrochemical Complex of ONGC Petro Additions Limited at Dahej____ Narendra Modi.
  1. The week-long ‘Bhagoria Haat’ festival has begun at different Bhagoria haats (local markets) in ____western Madhya Pradesh.
  1. Who has inaugurated the two-day International Yoga fest at Talkatora stadium in New Delhi____Venkaiah Naidu.
  1. The Union Minister has launched the first of its kind Air Conditioned jacket made of cotton fabric___ Giriraj Singh.
  1. Who has introduced a mobile application ‘Exam Locator’ to help students appearing for class 10th and 12th examinations locate their exam centres___ The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE).
  1. Who has extended the last date of submission of digital life certificate through Jeevan Pramaan Patra by 31st March under Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS)___Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO).
  1. The two-day,11th edition of North-East Business Summit (NEBS) has started in the city____New Delhi.
  1. Who has launched the web portal for obtaining Coastal Regulation Zone clearances in New Delhi___Anil Madhav Dave.
  1. Under the recommendations of the bill, Bill, 2016, working women in all establishments (either public or private) will be entitled to weeks of paid maternity leave____26 weeks.
  1. The union ministry has instituted “Kamaladevi Chattopadhya National Awards” for women handloom weavers and women handicraft artisans____Ministry of Textiles.
  1. Who has launched a mobile app and website ‘MeraHunar HP’or ‘My Talent’ to help skilled and semi-skilled workers find jobs___Virbhadra Singh.
  1. The first Indian power utility to successfully deploy tele-protection service using Line-Differential Relay (LDR) over an IP/MPLS network___ The Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited.
  1. The committee who has submitted report to the Government of India to strengthen border protection____ Madhukar Gupta committee.
  1. The 6th edition of the International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) has started in the city_____ Chennai.
  1. International Buddhist conference has been jointly inaugurated by respected religious leader Dalai Lama and the Union Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mahesh Sharma at ______Rajgir (Bihar).
  1. Who has inaugurated the 5th foundation day function of BIRAC___Harsh Vardhan.
  1. The Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal has inaugurated a passport seva kendra at a post office in ___Bikaner (Rajasthan).
  1. The parliamentary committee has suggested merger of state-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL for their long-term survival____ Bhagat Singh Koshyari committee.
  1. The Court accorded the status of ‘living human entities’ to the India’s most sacred Ganga and Yamuna rivers ____ Uttarakhand High Court.
  1. The city is hosting the 15th edition of ‘All India Meet of State Legal Services Authorities’_____ New Delhi.
  1. The first fully India-made 12-coach train has flagged off between Dadar to Borivali at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai, Maharashtra______Medha.
  1. Who has launched the world’s first mobile app on breast health_____ Amitabh Bachchan.
  1. The country is hosting the International Diamond Conference ‘Mines to Market 2017___ India
  1. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has unveiled new exam format for _____Class VI to IX.
  1. Who has commissioned the world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel at Thiruvananthapuram’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Kerala___ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar.
  1. Recently, Indian cities were included in the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites___five.
  1. The union minister has launched an integrated grievances redressal platform for Petroleum and Gas related queries_____MoPNG e Seva.
  1. The high-level committee formed to examine working of Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) and Central Council of Homoeopathy _____ Arvind Panagariya committee.
  1. India’s first vertical garden has set up in the state_____ Karnataka
  1. The surveillance ship was commissioned into the Indian Navy at Port Blair_____INLCU L51.
  1. The city to host the 105th edition of the 2018- Indian Science Congress (ISC) _____ Hyderabad.
  1. Who has become the first Indian state to carry financial inclusion and extend banking services to unbanked areas through Self Help Groups(SHGs)___Odisha.
  1. Who has become the first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot “Bhoorsingh the Barasingha” to create a better connection with its visitors____Kanha tiger reserve.
  1. The union Information & Broadcasting Ministery has launched the online film certification system with an aim to the elimination of middlemen and promote clean cinema___ ‘e-CinePramaan’.


States News

  1. The state govt. has decided to appoint a teacher in all high-schools to monitor cleanliness ____Assam government.
  1. The state government has signed MoU with Invest India to encourage startups______ Odisha.
  1. The state government has made Sanskrit compulsory up to class eight in all classes____ Assam.
  1. The state govt has extended midday meal scheme for girls up to class 12_____Delhi Govt.
  1. Who has launched a portal ‘ammakalviyagam.in’ as a part of 69th birth anniversary celebrations of late chief minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram (known as Amma)____ O Panneerselvam.
  1. Andhra Pradesh Cabinet accepts naming of Tirupati Airport as _____Sri Venkateswara Airport.
  1. The state govt. has signed an agreement to fast-track the completion of 206 megawatt 2,285-crore rupees Shahpur Kandi dam project on the Ravi river in Chandigarh_____Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir.
  1. The state govt. to introduce the concept of smart classes in government-run schools to see use of information and communications technology (ICT) to impart education_____Arunachal Pradesh.
  1. The state government has recently given official language status to endangered tribal language ‘Kurukh’___ West Bengal.
  1. The union minister Jitendra Singh has inaugurated the three-day long ‘Destination North East’ 2017 in ____Chandigarh.
  1. The state govt. has informed that the girl child ratio has increased to 938 per 1000 male children in February in the state___Haryana.
  1. The state government will organize the first-of-its-kind “Tulip festival” ______ Jammu and Kashmir.
  1. The state government has launched “Tirtha Darshan” scheme for senior citizens____ Haryana.
  1. Former hockey captain has shunned retirement to make a comeback in the Indian team after a seven-month sabbatical___Ritu Rani.
  1. The state government has launched web-based platform ‘Pratibimba’ to project government achievements___ Karnataka.
  1. The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) IT Wing has launched the women safety application in Tamil Nadu_____‘Ammavin Aran’.
  1. The state govt. has launched a new scheme ‘Adarsh Gram Yojana’ to reach the poor people in rural areas of the state to serve them better___Arunachal Pradesh.
  1. The state government has launched a 24X7 toll free helpline number “181” for distressed women_____ Odisha.
  1. The state government has launched an Idea2POC fund for women entrepreneurs_____ Karnataka.
  1. India’s largest floating solar Photo-Voltaic (PV) plant has been installed in the state____ Kerala.
  1. The state government will launch “Namma Canteens” to serve cheap food_____ Karnataka
  2. The first police station in India to be linked with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS)______Shimla
  1. The 2017 National Theatre Festival (NTF) has started in which state___ Kerala..
  1. Recently the state govt. has decided to provide 33% reservation for women in all government jobs___Punjab govt.
  1. The state govt has notified Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy Medicine Procurement Policy, 2016_____ Haryana Govt.
  1. The state govt. has reserved 93 hectares of land in Lohara MIDC of the district for setting up a “Textile Park”___The Maharashtra govt.
  1. The first-ever Haryana Sahitya Sangam has started in the city____ Panchkula.
  1. India’s first carbon neutral district and as a biodiversity heritage______Majuli.
  1. The state govt. has made Aadhaar mandatory to farmers for availing crop insurance schemes from the next Kharif season____ Maharashtra.
  1. The 5th edition of ‘2017 Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) has started at ______Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh).
  1. The state govt. has signed a MoU with State Bank of India (SBI) to provide Housing and Educational loan at subsidized interest rates to the employees of the state____The Assam govt.
  1. The state Assembly has passed bills for the establishment of four private and two government-run universities in the state___Gujarat state.
  1. The National Commission for Schedule Tribes (NCST) has approved the proposal for additional seats for tribal in the Sikkim Assembly____five.
  1. The state government has launched a program to provide free wifi facilities in educational institutions____ Bihar.
  1. The Kerala transport minister has announced his resignation after allegations of misconduct were raised against him____A. K. Saseendran.
  1. President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated India’s largest river festival in Assam____Namami Brahmputra.
  1. The popular tribal festival of nature worshipping ‘Sarhul’ has started in the state_____ Jharkhand


Important News – World

  1. Who has attended from India in the Summit of the 21-nation Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) in Jakarta, Indonesian ___Hamid Ansari.
  1. The country to build its’ first national under water observatory in disputed South China Sea ___China.
  1. The country who has decided to cancel visa-free entry for North Koreans due to National security reasons from 6th March 2017____ Malaysia.
  1. The country to host 10th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance___ India.
  1. The Island country in South Asia has won the ‘Most Popular Tourism Destination Award’ at the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) in China___Sri Lanka.
  1. The two-week long joint military exercise between India and Nepal has begun in Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand ____SURYA KIRAN-XI.
  1. Indian and Royal Oman armies has begun joint exercise “Al Nagah-two” in Bakloh area ____Chamba district,Himachal Pradesh.
  1. The Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) meeting will held in the city _____ Lahore.
  1. The Constitutional court has removed South Korean President from the office___ Park Geun-Hye.
  1. The city is hosting the international conference on e-governance “ICEGOV 2017” _____ New Delhi.
  1. The cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ has started in the country___ Egypt.
  1. Who has inaugurated the two-day 12th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership in New Delhi ____President Pranab Mukherjee.
  1. The country who has successfully test fired naval strike ballistic missile ‘Hormuz 2’_____ Iran.
  1. The country hosted the 23rd Conference of Auditors General of Commonwealth Countries and British Overseas Territories______ New Delhi.
  1. The loan agreement has been signed between Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Government of India to upgrade district roads in Madhya Pradesh _____ USD 350 million.
  1. The country who has launched a new Peace Education and Reconciliation Unit (PERU) to create awareness on reconciliation among hundreds of thousands of students_____ The Sri Lankan.
  1. The country is hosting the 3rd edition of World Conference on Environment____ India.
  1. According to CEA (Central Electricity Authority), India has exported how many units to Nepal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar during the current FY 2016-17___around 5,798 million units.


Books & Authors

  1. The book “The Wrong Turn: Love and Betrayal in the Time of Netaji” has been authored by ____Sanjay Chopra and Namita Roy Ghose.
  1. The author of the book “Mr and Mrs Jinnah: The Marriage that Shook India”_____Sheela Reddy.
  1. The author of the book ‘When Crime Pays – Money and Muscle in Indian Politics’_____ Milan Vaishnav.
  1. The author of the book ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’______ George Saunders.
  1. The author of the book ‘Numbers Do Lie: 61 Hidden Cricket Stories’_____ Akash Chopra.
  1. The author of the book ‘When Breath Becomes Air’____ Paul Kalanithi.
  1. The author of the book “The Secret Diary of Kasturba” ______ Neelima Dalmia Adhar.
  1. The author of the book ‘From Inside the Steel Frame: The Memoirs of an Administrator’_____ Ashok Pandey.
  1. The author of the book ‘Age of Anger – A History of the Present’___ Pankaj Mishra.
  1. The author of the book ‘The Travelling Belly: Eating Through India’s By-Lanes’_____ Kalyan Karmakar.
  1. The author of the book ‘When Breath Becomes Air‘ _____ Paul Kalanithi.
  1. The author of the book “So You Want to Know About the Environment” _____Bijal Vachharajani.
  1. The author of the book ‘The Sleepwalker’s Dream: A Novel’____ Dhrubajyoti Borah.
  1. The author of the book ‘Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent’_____ Pranay Lal.


 Important Days – March

  1. The Zero Discrimination Day (ZDD) is observed every year on ____1st March.
  1. The World Hearing Day (WHD) is observed every year on ____ 3rd March.
  1. The World Wildlife Day (WWD) is observed every year on ____ 3rd March.
  1. The International Women’s Day (IWD) is observed every year on _____8th March.
  1. The World Day Against Cyber Censorship (WDACC) is observed on ____ 12th March.
  1. The World Kidney Day (WKD) is observed every year on the _____2nd Thursday in March
  1. The 2017 Commonwealth Day is celebrated on ____ 13th March.
  1. The World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) is observed every year on _____ 15th March.
  1. The ‘International Day of Happiness’ is celebrated throughout the world on ____20th March.
  1. International Day of Forests observed every year on _____21st March.
  1. The World Poetry Day observed every year on_____21st March.
  1. The World water day is celebrated annually on _____22nd March. 
  1. The foundation day of Bihar (Bihar Diwas) is celebrated every year on____22nd March.
  1. The United Nations’ (UN) World Meteorological Day is annually held on ____23rd March.
  1. The “World Tuberculosis Day” observed every year on _____24th March.
  1. The “International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade” _____ 25th March.
  1. The World Theatre Day (WTD) is observed on _______ 27th March.
  1. The state was formed on 30th March 1949 when ‘Rajputana’ was merged into the Dominion of India___Rajasthan.


Honors & Award

  1. Who has been conferred with the 2017 Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award____ Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
  1. Who has won the 2017 Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year____ Virat Kohli.
  1. The university who has won the annual Visitor’s Award for the ‘Best University 2017’_____ Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
  1. Eminent Malayalam journalist and author will be presented the 30th Moortidevi award by Bharatiya Jnanpith organization_____ M P Veerendra Kumar
  1. Who has honored with the Harvard foundation ‘Artist of the Year-2017 award” in Cambridge___Viola Davis.
  1. Who has become the first Indian educational institution to make it to the top 10 of a global ranking for universities____The Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore.
  1. Who has won the best actress award for her performance in Sarbjit at the International Film Festival and Awards of Australia (IFFAA)____Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
  1. How many women were honoured by the Prime Minister for their outstanding work in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan___10 women.
  1. Who has been bestowed with the 2016 Moorti Devi Award____ M P Veerendra Kumar.
  1. The airport has become the world’s number 2 airport in the over 40 million passengers per annum category, as per the Montreal (Canada)-based Airports Council International 2016 rankings____Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).
  1. Noted Konkani writer, has been honoured with the 2017 Saraswati Samman for his novel ‘Hawthan’____ Mahabaleshwar Sail.
  1. Who has been conferred honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) by the city-based Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University____ Mohan Bhagwat.
  1. Indian institute has won the 2017 IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society Award___ IIT Madras.
  1. Who has been crowned the new Miss International Queen 2016_____ Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin.
  1. Who will host the 25th edition of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April 2018____ United Kingdom (UK).
  1. Who has given its final approval for the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union___UK House of Lords
  1. The city is hosting the International Vision Zero Conference on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)____ New Delhi.
  1. The city has topped the list in the Mercer’s 2017 Quality of Living index____ Vienna
  1. The 18th edition of Asia’s largest convention on the business of media and entertainment “FICCI Frames-2017” has started in _______Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  1. As per latest UN report “Women in Politics 2017 Map” India’s rank in the world for the number of MPs in Parliament_____ 148th.
  1. The 2017 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting has started in the country____ Germany
  1. The two country have signed two long-term support agreements for the Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircraft fleet___India and Russia.
  1. The country is testing new voice recognition software that can tell which country migrants without documentation come from ____Germany.
  1. Women in Politics map was jointly launched by UN Women and ______Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU)
  1. The SRCC Global Millennium Summit 2017 has started in the city_____ Dubai.
  1. Indian delegation in the 2017 Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) meeting___ P K Saxena.
  1. India’s rank in the 2017 World Happiness Index (WHI)_____ 122nd.
  1. Who has awarded IEEE’s ‘Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society’____IIT Madras.
  1. Indian-American personality has won the National Science Foundations (NSF)’s Career Award-2017____ Anshumali Shrivastava.
  1. Who was ranked at 145th position globally in terms of living standards out of the 450 cities____Hyderabad.
  1. Who has awarded with 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search____ Indrani Das.
  1. Who has been voted the World’s Best Airport by air travellers at the 2017 World Airport Awards for the fifth consecutive year___The Changi Airport (Singapore).
  1. Indian personality has been selected to newly formed United Nations (UN) group on antimicrobial resistance____ Soumya Swaminathan.
  1. The institution has topped the Times Higher Education (THE)’s Asia University ranking 2017____ National University of Singapore (NUS).
  1. A Canadian teacher has been named the winner of the annual Global Teacher Prize at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai______Maggie MacDonnell.
  1. Who has won the Abel Prize 2017 ______ Yves Meyer.
  1. Renowned photojournalist has conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th National Photography Awards organized by the photo division of the I&B ministry in New Delhi___Raghu Rai.
  1. Who has been honoured with the Kuldip Nayar journalism award 2017____Ravish Kumar.
  1. Indian-origin filmmaker has been honoured with the Sikh Jewel Award for 2017_____ Gurinder Chadha
  1. Who receives ‘Kala Ratan Award’ from Vice President___Anupam Kher.
  1. Whogot the World’s 23rd best CEOs list of American financial magazine Barron ____Aditya Puri.
  1. Professional footballer has banned from their next four competitive internationals for swearing at a match official _____ Lionel Messi.
  1. The ‘Men’s Hockey World League Final 2017’ and ‘Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018’ will be held in ______ Bhubaneswar. India.
  1. Who has chosen for the Glenfiddich’s Emerging Artist of the Year-2017______ Sitaram Swain.


Obituaries

  1. The popular Gujarati writer and noted play writer, has recently passed away in Ahmedabad, Gujarat_____ Tarak Mehta.
  1. Senior Congress leader and the first Manipuri Muslim to be a member of Rajya Sabha from Manipur passed away____Haji Abdul Salam
  1. The French football legend, has passed away in Paris, France_____ Raymond Kopa.
  1. Veteran politician and former Member of Parliament, has passed away in Imphal, Manipur______ Yumnam Yaima Singh.
  1. The man who performed the world’s first liver transplant passed away at home in United States___US Thomas Starzl.
  1. Noted socialist leader and former Lok Sabha speaker passed away in Cuttack____Rabi Ray.
  1. Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya was the noted folk singer of which language____Bengali.
  1. Former Puducherry Minister has passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu___M Chandrakasu.
  1. Malayalam film director passed away in a private hospital at Kochi_____Diphan.
  1. The prolific American author of both adult and children’s books, has recently passed away in Chicago, United States____ Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
  1. Noted Malayalam film director, has recently passed away in Kochi, Kerala_______ Diphan Sivakumar.
  1. Noted Gujarati poet and ghazal writer, has passed away in Ahmedabad, Gujarat____ Chinu Modi.
  1. Former national racing champion and his wife Niveditha died in a mishap at MRC Nagar, Chennai____Ashwin Sundar.
  1. A Nobel-prize winning poet, playwright, and painter has passed away at his home in Cap Estate, Saint Lucia____Derek Alton Walcott.
  1. former Rajya Sabha member and founder of the Odisha Jan Morcha passed away at a hospital in Mumbai___Pyari Mohan Mohapatra.
  1. Former director of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) passed away at Pune____Dev Raj Sikka.
  1. The well-known Tamil novelist and essayist has recently passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu____ Thiagarajan.
  1. Noted Tamil writer passed away in Chennai after a brief illness___Ashokamitran.
  1. Eminent Solicitor General of India (from 1996 to 1998) passed away due to illness____Tehmtan R Andhyarujina
  1. Noted playwright & Sahitya Akademi Award winner passed away after a brief illness___ Arun Sarma.
  1. Veteran South African’s Indian-origin anti-apartheid activist passed away____Ahmed Kathrada.
  1. Former Punjab minister and senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader passed away at Ludhiana____Gurdev Singh Badal.
  1. Who has become the first Indian girl swim from Sea Link near Worli Koliwada to the Gateway of India in the Arabia Sea ____Gauri Singh.

Sports News

  1. Indian shooter has clinched a silver medal in 50-metre air pistol event of ISSF World Cup in New Delhi____Amanpreet Singh.
  1. Teenage spinner of Bangladesh has won the Debutant of the Year Award for his 19 wickets in the 2 match Test series against England__Mehedi Hasan Miraj.
  1. Indian shooter has clinched a gold medal in 50-metre air pistol event of ISSF World Cup in New Delhi____Jitu Rai.
  1. Who has been named as the ‘Captain of the Year’ at the 10th annual ESPNcricinfo Awards___Virat Kohli.
  1. Who won the ‘Test Batting Performance of the Year’ ____Ben Stokes (England).
  1. Indian grandmaster has won bronze at 2017 Women’s World Chess Championship_____ Harika Dronavalli.
  1. Indian shuttler duo has won the Men’s Double title at the 2017 Uganda International Series at MTN Arena Lugogo, Kampala___ Tarun Kona and Alwin Francis.
  1. Who has won the ATP Mexico Open hard court tennis tournament at Acapulco in Mexico___Sam Querrey 
  1. The Water Resources Minister has inaugurated the day-long national conference on ‘Jal Kranti Abhiyan’ in____New Delhi.
  1. Who has constituted a high-level committee to look in to the grievances of women players in New Delhi___Vijay Goel.
  1. Who has won his third consecutive Brazil Open title by beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas____Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay).
  1. The Indian cricketer has become the first set of spinners to be jointly ranked number one in the “ICC Test rankings” for bowlers____Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
  1. Who has lifted the Men’s Singles crown at the All England Open badminton championships____Lee Chong Wei(Malaysia).
  1. Who has become only the second Indian golfer to successfully defend the Hero Indian Open title____SSP Chawrasia.
  1. The country to host the 22nd edition of Asian Athletics Championship 2017____ India.
  1. Indian football team has won the 2017 Santosh Trophy football tournament___ Punjab.
  1. Indian sportsperson has won silver at 2017 Eden World Women Snooker Championship____ Vidya Pillai.
  1. Who has won the bronze in Asian 20km Race Walk Championships___K T Irfan.
  1. Who has won the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2017___Tamil Nadu.
  1. Who has won the ATP Indian wells Masters 2017 title in California, USA___Roger Federer.
  1. The union govt. has designated how many as National Observers in their respective disciplines to assist the Government, Sports Authority of India, and National Sports Federations (NSFs)___12 Olympians.
  1. Indian Badminton player has been appointed a new member of the governing body of Sports Authority of India (SAI)______ Jwala Gutta.
  1. The new brand ambassador for 2018 ODI Blind Cricket World Cup_____ Shahid Afridi.
  1. Who has received the ‘Garfield Sobers Trophy’ for the ‘ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016’ as well as the ‘ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2016’____Ravichandran Ashwin.
  1. The country is hosting the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games____ Austria.
  1. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has doubled the Annual Retainer ship fee of India’s centrally contracted cricketers____ 32 players
  1. Indian Para-athletes bagged medals in the 9th Fazaa International IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai____ Eight.
  1. Who has won the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix for Ferrari at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia_____Sebastian Vettel (Germany).
  1. Who has won the 71st edition of premier domestic football tournament ‘Santosh Trophy’ by defeating Goa at Bambolim____West Bengal.
  1. The Australian fast bowler retires from all forms of cricket____Shaun Tait.
  1. Indian pair have won the USD 20,000 ‘Vietnam Open International Challenger badminton title’ in Hanoi, Vietnam___ Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty
  1. In the senior Hockey men’s category, Indian forward has been named the ‘Asian Player of the Year 2016’ by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF)___V Sunil.
  1. In the junior Hockey men’s category, drag flicker has been named the Asian Promising Player of the Year 2016 ____Harmanpreet Singh.
  1. Who has won the Deodhar Trophy at Visakhapatnam___Tamil Nadu.



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