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3rd week of March important news

3rd week of March important news
• The Prime Minister of this country on 25 March 2016 announced to set up a counter-messaging centre to fight the Islamic State in the cyber world - Malaysia
• The Union Cabinet on 23 March 2016 gave its ex-post facto approval for a MoU with this country to mobilise long term investment into the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund – United Arab Emirates
• The country with which Pakistan signed 6 MoUs to strengthen bilateral cooperation – Iran
• He topped the World’s Greatest Leaders list that was released by Fortune magazine – Jeff Bezos
• He was the only Indian who figured in the World’s Greatest Leaders list that was released by Fortune magazine – Arvind Kejriwal
• As per the E-Waste Management Rules, 2016 this consumer product was brought under the purview of electronic waste norms for the first time - Compact Fluorescent Lamp
• This public sector undertaking successfully commissioned a 600 MW coal-based thermal power plant at Jaipur in Adilabad district of Telangana - Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
• The United Nations Security Council decided to extend the UN Assistance Mission in this country till 31 March 2017 – Somalia
• The citizens of this country rejected a proposal to replace the national flag in a referendum – New Zealand
• Shane Watson on 24 March 2016 announced his retirement from international cricket. He played for over 14 years for – Australia
• The ICTY tribunal of the UN sentenced the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to 40-year imprisonment for war crimes. The ICTY stands for - International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
• Famous soccer player Johan Cruyff died on 24 March 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. He played for the national football team of – The Netherlands
• The Gadanki Ionospheric Radar Interferometer or GIRI Radar System was established by the ISRO near – Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh
• These States/UTs are not covered for the implementation of rural housing scheme of the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin from 2016 to 2019 – Delhi, Chandigarh
• This multilateral agency will fund 1500 million US dollars for the implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) – World Bank
• The MoU on mobilizing long term investment into the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) with this country was approved by the Union Cabinet – United Arab Emirates (UAE)
• The Union Cabinet in March 2016 approved transfer of 50 acre of land from Central Sheep & Wool Research Institute (CSWRI) to this State for establishment of Veterinary University Training and Research Centre - Rajasthan
• The Union Cabinet gave its approval to Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) of 4020.63 crore rupees for the ongoing 720 MW Mangadechhu Hydroelectric Project (HEP) of - Bhutan
• With this country, Union Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on agriculture - Lithuania
• This region will dominate the India’s import of oil as the country demands increases to 5 million barrels by 2021 – Middle East region
• This state will host the North East Business Summit from 7 April – 9 April 2016 - Manipur
• These e-wastes have been covered under the E-Waste Management Rules, 2016 notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change - Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and other mercury containing lamps
• These many villages were electrified under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY) in the year 2015-16 as on 23 March 2016 - 7008
• The theme of the World Meteorological Day 2016 that was observed across the world on 23 March 2016 is - Hotter, Drier, Wetter. Face the Future
• The Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission who was appointed a member of the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions Bureau in Geneva is - HL Dattu
• The Formula One driver who won the 2016 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne Grand Prix is - Nico Rosberg
• The Fast Patrol Vessel that was commissioned on 21 March 2016 in Visakhapatnam is - ICGS Arnvesh
• The ministry that launched the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India is - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
• This European city came under terrorist attack on 22 March 2016 killing scores of people – Brussels
• He was re-elected as the president of Niger in March 2016 - Mahamadou Issoufou
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated broadband connectivity to North Eastern States via this country - Bangladesh
• This space agency in March 2016 announced plans to construct lunar villages on the Moon – European Space Agency (ESA)
• This agriculture insurance scheme was launched by the Union Government to reduce distress in the farm sector - PM Fasal Bhima Yojana
• The Union Government released a Detailed Project Report to rejuvenate forestry resources in this river basin – Ganga
• The theme for the World Tuberculosis Day that was observed on 24 March 2016 - United to End TB
• 9th International Abilympics started on 23 March 2016 at - Bordeaux in France
• The state that passed the bill that specified the interest payable on debt shall be calculated at such rate as may be notified by the government on 22 March 2016- Punjab
• This country became a dialogue partner of the Beijing-based regional security grouping, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on 22 March 2016- Nepal
• The Union Ministry that signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Industry Association for effective redressal of consumer complaints on 22 March 2016- Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
• The organization that prepared a standardised electronic format for information exchange to help tax authorities on 22 March 2016 - Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
• The theme of the World Water Day observed on 22 March 2016 – Water and Jobs
• He was declared as winner of the presidential elections of semi-autonomous region Zanzibar on 21 March 2016-Ali Mohamed Shein
• Nepal signed 10 agreements with a country to extend the strategic Tibet rail link to Nepal on 21 March 2016 – China
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to Krishi Unnati Mela in New Delhi announced to double farmers income by this year – 2022
• 21 March every year is observed as World Poetry Day by this multilateral body – UNESCO
• Name of the campaign that will be launched by the UN illustrating water-environment-climate change link - ‪#‎Climatechain‬
• The theme of the World Down Syndrome Day observed on 21 March 2016 – My Friends, My Community
• He is a Congolese national who was found guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC) - Jean-Pierre Bemba
• The Mobile application that was launched by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh in New Delhi to help farmers to bring technology to farm fields on 21 March 2016 - Pusa Krishi
• The duo that won men's and women’s singles titles of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Southern California on 20 March 2016 - Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka
• India’s unique Biosphere Reserve in the Western Ghats that is among 20 new sites added by the UNESCO to its World Network of Biosphere Reserves on 21 March 2016- Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve
• He was presented with the Life Time Achievement Award at the 5th National Photography Awards ceremony - Bhawan Singh
• This Indian wrestler became the first one in 12 years to get an Olympic berth in the Greco-Roman category - Hardeep Singh
• He was conferred with the Professional Photographer Award at the 5th National Photography Awards ceremony - Javed Ahmed Dar
• He was conferred with the Amateur Photographer Award at the 5th National Photography Awards ceremony - Himanshu Thakur
• He was appointed as the chairman of Sub-Committee under the aegis of the High Level Committee on issues related to excise duty on different articles of jewellery imposed in Budget 2016-17 - Dr Ashok Lahiri
• It is with this State Government French aviation companies Aero Campus Aquitaine and Bordeaux Metropole signed MoU to establish training centre in the State – Telangana
• The ministry which is hosting the Everlasting Flame International Programme - Union Ministry of Minority Affairs
• The noted Malayalam writer was chosen for the CV Kunhiraman Literary Prize is - M Sukumaran
• The former Chairman and CEO of Intel who died on 21 March 2016 is - Andrew Grove
• The US Air Force General nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the United States Northern Command is - Lori Robinson
• The business person/persons who topped the Asian Rich List 2016 is/are – Hinduja Brothers
• He became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in the Asian 20 Kilometer (km) Race Walk Championships on 20 March 2016 - Gurmeet Singh
• He won the Hero Indian Open title of golf played at the Golf Course in New Delhi 20 March 2016 - Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia
• State that received Krishi Karman Awards 2014-15 in the Category – III states (foodgrain production less than 1 million tonnes) on 19 March 2016 – Tripura
• State that received Krishi Karman Awards 2014-15 for the production of coarse cereals in the individual crops category - Karnataka
• The Union Ministry that notified new Plastic Waste Management Rules to curb over 6000 tonnes of uncollected plastic waste generated daily by industries on 18 March 2016- Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
• The theme of the World Sparrow Day 2016 that was observed on 20 March 2016- Rise for the SPARROW-Experience the power of one
• The theme of the International Day of Forests 2016 that was observed on 21 March 2016 - Forests and Water
• The mobile application that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide information on agriculture-related matters to farmers on 19 March 2016- Kisan Suvidha
• The theme of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2016 observed on 21 March 2016 is - Challenges and Achievements of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
• The former Prime Minister of Denmark who passed away on 20 March 2016 in Copenhagen is - Anker Joergensen
• The famous fashion designer appointed as an advisor to the Khadi and Village Industries Commission for promotion of khadi in India and across the world is - Ritu Beri
• The badminton player who won the men's singles title at the 2016 Swiss Open is - HS Prannoy
• The Indian wrestler who won a gold medal in the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament held in Astana, Kazakhstan is - Yogeshwar Dutt
• The first bank to commence the sale of Indian Gold Coin in the domestic market is - Indian Overseas Bank
• ICC suspended Bangladesh’s Arafat Sunny and Taskin from bowling in international cricket due to their – Illegal bowling action
• The city in which Cisco announced to set up an Internet of Everything (IoE) Innovation Centre will be set up to foster regional innovation – Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
• On this day, the Earth Hour 2016 was observed – 19 March 2016
• It is with this company the Government of Andhra Pradesh signed a MoU to design and implement the AP Fiber Net project – Cisco
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