Daily Current Affairs – 16 March 2017

  1. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the longest cable stayed bridge in Gujarat. It is 1.4 km long four lane over the river Narmada.

  2. According to states global ratio India ranked 1st in bribery, among 16 Asia pacific nations.

  3. Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ web portal) launched.

  4. Postage stamp on 100 years of Yogoda Satsanga Math released by Prime minister.

  5. ‘’Surya kiran-x ‘’joint military exercise between India and Nepal begun.

  6. India and Oman joint military exercise AL Nagah-ll a 14 day joint ,army exercise also begun.

  7. GMR’s Hyderabad International Airport has ranked 1st in world ACI (Airport council international) in ASQ (Airport service quality).

  8. After union government allowing 100% FDI, Qatar airways will be the first to set up root of fully foreign investment in India.

  9. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of Orissa inaugurated 24×7 help line number for distressed women on the occasion of women’s day. Which facilitate quick response on police complain medical service as well as legal service to women victims.

  10. CBSE launched an app for students to locate exam centre called ECL.

  11. Editor, journalist and bureau chief of INS, PTI, TOI Arvind Padmanabham dies.

  12. D. Bala Venkatesh Varma appoint as new ambassador of India to the Principality of Andorra, presently he was ambassador of India to Kingdom of Spain.

  13. 1st biometric based payment of ‘’Aadhaar pay ‘launched by IDFC Bank.

  14. PEACE IN THE HOME programme launched by commonwealth nations, to help domestic violence impacting women.

  15. ‘’Pratibimba’’ a web based platform launched by Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, to showcase government’s achievements and performance to the citizens.

  16. Ashwin and Jadeja became 1st in ICC test rankings for bowlers.

  17. Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla invites BJP to form government in the State; swearing-in ceremony at 1 PM tomorrow.

  18. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi says, his party needs structural and organisational changes after Assembly poll debacle.

  19. ensex jumps about 500 points to reach a two-year high; Rupee strengthens 78 paise to a nearly 18 months high  against the dollar; retail inflation rises to a 4-month high in February.

  20. In US, New York and New Jersey states hit by huge snowstorm; Schools closed, thousands of flights cancelled; emergency declared.

  21. European Union’s top court rules employers are entitled to ban wearing of visible religious symbols like Islamic headscarves, turban and Cross at the workplace.

  22. B P Kanungo was on Friday appointed Deputy Governor in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years.

  23. Dangal’ won the Viewer’s Choice Best Film award at Zee Cine Awards 2017

  24. ICC appoint Sachin Tendulkar as official ambassador of women’s World Cup 2017.

  25. Shiv Sena’s Vishwanath Mahadeshwar elected as the Mayor of Mumbai with the support of the BJP.

  26. SSP Chawrasia has become only the second Indian golfer to successfully defend the Hero Indian Open title.

  27. Pakistan is set to conduct its first national census in 19 years.

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