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 Oscar Awards 2016 conferred; Film Mad Max: Fury Road won maximum awards
 President of India to be the chief guest at the 40th anniversary celebrations of Indian Civil
Accounts Service
 Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ programme will be launched to link States and Districts in an
annual programme that connects people though exchanges in areas of language, trade,
culture, travel and tourism
 Famous Tamil comedy actor Kumarimuthu died
 Wawrinka Beats Baghdatis To Win Dubai Title , He also won FRENCH & AUSTRALIAN
OPEN
 National Science Day observed with theme Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation
 Resul Pookutty became first Asian to win Golden Reel Award
 US actor George Kennedy passes away
 Science journalist Pallava Bagla bags national award
 Bill Gates richest man in world : Forbes
 Internet for every home launched in Tamil Nadu
 PPF contributions to remain tax exempt: Adhia
 Indira Gandhi International Airport DELHI wins three international awards
 Delhi first state to launch HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine
 Former NZ cricket captain Martin Crowe passes away
 Three British scientists have won a prestigious 2016 Grete Lundbeck European Brain
Research Prize (also known as Brain Prize) for giving vital insight how the human brain
remembers, learns and navigates.
 Five Indian women among Forbes World’s Billionaires List
 Ratan Thiyam named for 11th META theatre award
 Bhagwati Lal Vyas selected for Bihari Puraskar 2015
 India signed MoU with World Bank for Madhya Pradesh Higher Education FOR 300 US $
 India at 90th rank in terms of energy security
 Raisina Dialogue started in New Delhi
 RBI has come out with a draft regulatory framework for new kind of Non-Banking Financial
Companies (NBFC) which would act as an account aggregator to help people view their
accounts across financial institutions in a common format. Only companies registered with
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the RBI as NBFC-AA would be able to undertake the business of an account aggregator
 India has filed a complaint to the World Trade Organisation against the United States over
its measures raising fees on some applicants for temporary work visas, mostly involving the
tech sector .
 Union Government has cancelled the contract for the Rs. 10,050 crore Zojila Pass Tunnel
Building Project (IRB )
 3RD MARCH - World Wildlife Day (WWD)
 Sanjiv Kapoor named Vistara’s new chief strategy office
 Mrugank Paranjape appointed as MD and CEO of MCX ( Multi Commodity Exchange of
India Ltd )
 Cabinet Committee on security gives nod to acquire two advanced Israeli Phalcon AWACS
(Airborne Warning and Control System) from Israel.
 London world’s most expensive city: Surve
 Jual Oram Launches New Website of NCST
 Meghalaya to bid for 2022 National Games
 ICC suspended Aaron Phangiso for illegal bowling action
 IFC (International Finance Corporation) launches Uridashi Masala Bonds (Japanese Bonds)
 PM Narendra Modi launches Setu Bharatam Project
 Former Lok Sabha Speaker P.A.Sangma passed away
 Election Commission announces Assembly Election in 5 States - West Bengal, Tamil Nadu,
Kerala, Assam and for Union Territory Puducherry
 Manoj Kumar to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award
 Sunil Sabharwal took charge as Alternate Executive Director at IMF
 Noted film archivist P K Nair passes away
 Jitu Rai wins gold in 50m pistol event at ISSF World Cup
 FIH promotes Napoleon Singh as international Umpire
 Mumbai U-23 team clinched CK Nayudu Trophy 2015-16
 MoU between Indian Army and Induslnd Bank on the Defence Salary package
 TCS chief N Chandrasekaran appointed to board of Reserve Bank
 Government has launched a River Information System (RIS) between Haldia and Farakka
stretch of the National Waterway-1 (NW-1)
 15 States have Joined UDAY Scheme
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 PepsiCo Named As New Associate Sponsor Of BCCI
 Chapchar Kut Festival Celebrated Across Mizoram
 Anirban Lahiri Jumps To 9th Spot At World Golf Championships
 Pat Conroy, Prince of Tides And Great Santini Author, Dies At 70
 Flipkart launches e-wallet to take on Paytm, Freecharge
 'Carriage by Air' amendment bill passed by Rajya Sabha
 Asia Cup T20: India beat Bangladesh
 U.N. imposes harsh new sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program
 Germany to develop Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Coimbatore as Smart Cities
 National carrier Air India successfully flew the World’s longest all-woman operated and
supported flight from the national capital New Delhi to San Francisco (United States).
 PM selects Nagepur village in Varanasi for development under SAGY
 E-mail inventor Ray Tomlinson passes away
 Capital Area Bank first to get small finance bank licence from RBI
 NTPC signs MoU for research with IIT Delhi
 Patna Pirates wins 3rd season of Pro Kabaddi League
 Indian men’s and women’s teams scripted history by clinching the gold medals at the World
Table Tennis Team Championship in Kuala Lumpur.
 Tata Motors in pact for Indian Army’s combat vehicles programme
 Padma Sachdev awarded 2015 Krutitava Smagra Samman
 World Cup T20: Reliance-Jio to give free Wi-Fi at 6 stadiums
 SBI among 4 new foreign banks allowed to operate in Myanmar
 Indian Railways has formed a new Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to implement the
Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train project.
 India, Saudi Arabia hold talks on regional and global issues
 Maria Sharapova failed Dope test
 Gujarat tops the list of states with most investment potential
 India will induct its first batch of female fighter pilots in June
 Syndicate Bank 1,000 crore fraud
 Telangana, Maharashtra ink pact for construction of barrages on Godavari
 Yes Bank launches all-women branch in Bengaluru
 Anand Mahindra conferred with France’s highest civilian award
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 Govt removes proposed tax on EPF withdrawals
 Fitch Maintains India's Growth Forecast At 7.5 %
 Parliament clears Bureau of Indian Standards Bill 2015
 57 countries to take part in first-ever Maritime India Summit 2016
 Russia tops ranking for women in senior business roles
 IMF to set up data sharing centre in India
 National Anthem compulsory in all schools in WB
 ICICI Bank rolls out iWork@home for women employees
 Made-in-India Baleno launched in Japan
 Quikr launches service for doorstep pickup & delivery of pre-owned goods
 Karnataka launches Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana
 India, ASEAN Plus military exercise FORCE 18 concluded in Pune
 India, Bangladesh sign $2 billion deal to implement socio-economic projects
 Tata Power inks pact to buy IRRJL wind project (Indo Rama Renewables Ltd)
 Indo-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise Garuda Shakti IV begins
 Mahindra Aerospace to set up operations in UAE
 Rest of India lift Irani Cup Cricket Title
 RBI inks information exchange pact with Bank of Israel
 Honey festival in Mangaluru from March 12
 Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana approved by the Cabinet
 ISRO launches Sixth Navigation Satellite IRNSS 1-F
 Ex SC Judge Balbir Singh Chauhan Appointed As Chairman Of 21st Law Commission
Of India
 ICICI Bank launched a credit-linked subsidy scheme
 Hyundai Is Now the Official Partner of BCCI
 Kangana Ranaut Has Become The Brand Ambassador Of Reebok India
 India To Launch 25 Foreign Satellites This Year
 Project Mausam Of M/O Culture Aims To Explore Multi-Faceted Indian Ocean World
 Jean Arnault of France to Head New UN Mission in Colombia
 NITI Aayog Launches 'Women Transforming India' Campaign
 Railway minister Suresh Prabhu launches "clean my coach" service by sending msg @ 58888
 Government bans 350 drugs, including Phensedyl, Corex
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 Gujarat: Leaks In Kakrapar Nuclear Plant, One Unit Shut
 Aadhar Scheme Collects Biometric Data of 99 Crore Indians
 HDFC Bank Ties Up With 5 Start Ups
 Long march against Indo-Bangladesh power plant near Sundarbans started
 Union Cabinet gave green signal for amendment to Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925
 Kerala Tourism campaign wins Golden City Gate Award
 Allahabad High Court celebrates 150th foundation year
 Arab League declares Lebanese movement Hezbollah a terrorist group
 India, US launch Fullbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship
 Lt Gen N P S Hira appointed Deputy Chief of Army
 All England Championships: Lin Dan wins sixth title; Nozomi Okuhara first
 Union Power Ministry named LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) as
UJALA
 IMF and India to set-up South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center in
Delhi
 A Palestinian teacher has won a $1m (£707,000) global teaching prize - with the award
announced in a video message by Pope Francis
 Agni-I successfully test fired off Odisha coast
 Indian scholar H Deep Saini appointed VC of Canberra University
 International Children’s Film Festival for NE Region begins in Gangtok
 PM Narendra Modi inaugurates three major railway projects in Bihar of 7000 Cr.
 Online portal ‘Swayam’ being launched to combat illiteracy: Smriti Irani
 China to set up International Maritime Judicial Center
 Services wins 70th Santosh Trophy football title 2016
 Defence Expo 2016 to be held in Goa
 Post Office account holders can operate their accounts from any branch
 Nobel laureate Lloyd S. Shapley passed away
 Food and Hospitality fair, AAHAR 2016 inaugurates in New Delhi
 RBI likely to pay Rs 57,000 crore in dividends to government in 2016-17
 ICICI Bank launches contactless mobile pay solution ‘iTap’
 ExoMars 2016 spacecraft successfully launched by Europe & Russia
 First ever Paralympics Games begins in Arunachal Pradesh
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 Htin Kyaw elected as first civilian President of Myanmar
 Denmark world’s happiest country
 UN suspends Maria Sharapova as Goodwill Ambassador
 Amitabh Bachchan to sing national anthem before India-Pakistan match
 World’s first fully electric double decker bus launched in London
 Modi to join world leaders in wax at Madame Tussauds
 Haryana gets first Earthquake Warning System in country
 SAARC Business Travelers’ Card expected by May
 FICCI to fund construction of 250 toilets in govt schools in AP
 Four Oil PSUs sign pacts to raise stake in Russian oil fields
 Gamesa wins solar order from Sri Lanka
 Punjab Government notifies swine flu (H1N1 under Epidemic Disease Act
 Cisco to set up Internet of Everything innovation centre in Vizag
 India starts diesel exports to Bangladesh via rail
 World Sufi Forum inaugurates in New Delhi
 Priyanka & Raksha won Chameli Devi Jain Award
 Fazle Kabir appointed Governor of Bangladesh Bank
 Andrew Wiles wins 2016 Abel Prize
 India became second biggest investor in London
 Ashley Judd appointed as Goodwill Ambassador by UNDP
 Railways join hands with ISRO for effective use of space technology
 Modi on TIME’s most influential people on Internet for second year
 6th December 2014 "Hagupit" hit a tyfoon - Philippines
 24th February 2016 "Winston" a cyclone hit - Fiji ( capital - suva )
 RBI allowed 11 payment banks for 18 months .
63rd National Film Awards 2016 - Winners List -
 Best Film: Baahubali (National Award a huge achievement: ‘Baahubali’ producer)
 Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ‘Bajirao Mastani’
 Best Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Piku
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 Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut, Tanu Weds Manu Returns
 Best Hindi Film: Dum Laga Ke Haisha
 Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film Of A Director: Neeraj Ghaywan, Masaan
 Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Bajrangi Bhaijaan
 Best Female Playback Singer: Monali Thakur
 Best Choreography: Remo D’Souza
 Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration: Nanak Shah Fakir
 Best Malayalam Film: Pathemari
 Best Film on Social Issue: Niranayakam
 Best Children’s Film: Duronto
 Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal
Recent International and National Fairs -
 119th China Import and Export Fair 2016 held in Guangzhou, China
 31st edition of the India International Leather Fair held in Chennai, Tamilnadu
 Four-day National Arogya Fair-2016 held in Dehradun, Uttarakhand
 119th Canton Fair 2016 will be held in Guangzhou, China
 4th edition of International Textile and Apparel fair ‘VASTRA” held in Jaipur, Rajasthan
 35th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
 Asia’s largest Book Fair 2015 held in Hong Kong, China
 35th edition of India International Trade Fair held in New Delhi, India
 40th edition of International Kolkata Book Fair held in Kolkata, West Bengal
 43rd edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair held in New Delhi, India
 Three-day Organic Fair and Food Festival held in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
 31st edition of Aahar-The International Food & Hospitality Fair will be held in New Delhi,
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