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MARCH 2016

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2.Tamil comedian Kumarimuthu passes away.

3.MAHESH KUMAR SINGLA COMMITTEE : ST status to 6 communities of assam
a)Koch Rajvanshi b)Ahom c) chutiya d) Adivasi
4. 7th India- Seychelles Joint military training X LAMITYE" concluded at Mahe Isl
ands In seychelles ( biennially)
5. HL DATTU : Takes over as chairman of National Human rights Commission
----------------7.Atul kumar jain : appointed as chief of eastern naval command
8. Peru oil spill in two rivers : Chiriaco and morona. Declares emergency
9. Rahul sachdev : wins All india open snooker championship
10. Military exercise : Force eighteen at Pune. Its a multinational military exe
rcise conducted by the indian army . Participating countries are ASEAN plus coun
ASEAN : Malasia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos
, Cambodia, Singapore.
ASEAN PLUS : It includes India, US, China, Russia, Australia, Japan, South Korea
, newzealand
( PART OF India's act east policy)
11. Hashim Thaci : becomes 4th president of Kosovo
Party : Kosovo liberation army
12. The international finance corporation ( The investment arm of world bank ) l
aunches Uridasi masala bonds ( Japanese bonds)
13. UDAY( Ujjawal discomassurance yojana) bonds to be given to 4 states
UP, Rajasthan, Jhharkhand and Chatisgarh
------------------------------------------------Related to electricity distribution
DISCOM : govt electricity distributors

14. 2016 BRAIN PRIZE ( For research on human brain ) - Known as Grete lundbeck E
uropean brain research prize
- largest prize for neurological sciences
----------------------Timothy Bliss, Graham collingridge and Richard Morris
15.Cabinet committee on security gives nod to the proposal to acquire AWACS ( ph
alcon airborne warning and control systems ) , surveillance aircrafts from Isrea
Chairman : Narendra Modi

16. Former Newzealand Captain Martin Crowe passes away. Autobuography "Raw". Ca
ptain in 1992 WC
17.South African Left arm spinner Aron Phasingo suspened from bowling for suspec
ted bowling action
--------------------------------------Theme : The future of wildlife is in our hands
Focus on African and Asian Elephants
19. Parliament passes Carriage by air amendment Bill ( to revise limits of liabi
lity of airlines) - see warshaw, hague and montreal convention
20. Global energy Architecture performance index ( GEAP) released by World econo
mic Forum . HQ of WEF : DAVOS
India ranks 90 among 126 countries ( On the basis of ability to deliver sustaina
ble enrgy )
21. The mumbai U-23 team wins CK NAYADU Trophy for session 2015 -16
22. Forbes Billionaire list : Bill Gates ( Richest person)
Indian : Mukesh Ambani ( 38th position)
23. South Korea passes Anti terror bill
24. National Manufacturing Competitiveness council winded up.
It was established by The UPA in 2004 under the common minimum programme
25. Delhi Launches first HPV vaccine ( Human papillomavirus )
Its a DNA virus resposible for sexually transmitted disease
26.Mahindra excellence for theatre awards ( META)
-------------------------------------------Veteran playwright and director RATAN THIYAM
27. Jitu Rai wins gold at 50m pistol event at ISSF worldcup : International shoo
ting sport federation world cup held in Bankok
28. Sunil Sabharwal becomes alternate executive director at IMF
29. World's most expensive railway station being built at Newyork . Name of the
bulding culus"
30. SETU BHARATAM PROJECT : National highways to be free of railway crossings
31.Former speaker ( of the 11th loksabha ) PA SANGMA passes away. He was the spe
aker from 1996 to 1998. He was the founding memeber of Nationalist congress part
y . He later founded the national people's party. He had unsucceesfully conteste
d the predidential campaign against pranab Mukharjee in 2012.
32. MANOJ KUMAR to be conferred with 47th Dada Saheb Phalke award for the year 2
The first recipent was an actress devika Rani ( In 1969)
Prithviraj Kapoor : Sole posthumous recipent
33. Chapchur Kut festival : Mizoram

34. Celluloid man PK nair passes away. Paramesh Krishnan Nair. Founder of pune
based National film Archive of India
35.President Pranab Mukharjee inaugurates National conference on women legislati
Name of the conference "Wome legislators : Bulding resurgent India""
-----------------------------------------------------------------36. SBI granted operating liscense in MYanmar
37. PM modi adopted Nagepur Village in his Varanasi constituency under SAGY
38. RAISINA DIALOGUE kicks off at New delhi
----------------------------a) Theme : Asia : Regional and global connectivity
b) It is attented by speaker from over 40 countries
c) It is a joint initiative by the ministry of external affairs and observer res
earch foundation
d)The conference will be held on the lines of Sanghri la dialogue of Singapore
39. 13th ASIA CUP 2016
-------------------Winner : India
Man of the match : Shikhar Dhawan
Man of the series : Sabbir Rahman ( Bang) ( most runs in the series)
Most wickets: Al- Amin Hossain

40. Patna Pirates win the 3rd season of Pro Kabaddi league
41.Email inventor Ray tomlinson passes away. He is of US. He designed the ARPANE
T system
42. Dogri Poetess awarded Krutitva smagra samman 2015.
Dogri is under the scheduled languages of india. Added with 92nd constitutional
amd. along with Maithili and Santhal
43.Ministry of environment, forest and climate change introduces four colour cla
ssification scheme for industries based on their pollution potential. ( Red oran
ge green white)
44. Jalandar based CAPITAL LOCAL AREA BANK limited becomes the first financial e
ntity to get small financial bank liscense from RBI
45.Dr Amrita Patel was conferred prestigious 2016 Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri
Lifetime Achievement Award also known as the Krishi Shiromani Samman.
She played a pivotal role in operation flood which was world's biggest diary de
velopment programme.
46. The union govt has launched an online marketing platform MAHILA-E-HAAT to fa
cilitate women entrepreneaurs to sell and buy their products
47.The inetrnational labour organisation released its report titled "women at wo
rk ": trends 2016

48.Maria sharapova suspended after failing drugs test at australian open

name of the drug : Meldonium
49. AirIndia operates world's longest all women flight from New delhi to sanfran
50. Indian railways form a special purpose vehicle ( spv) a special company to u
ndertake the bullet train project from mumbai to ahmdabad
max speed upto 350km/hr

51.Germany to develop Bhubaneswar, kochi and coimbatore as smart cities

52.India to host BRICS friendship cities conclave in Maharashtra
-------------------------------------1. Theme : Planet 50-50 by 2030: step it up for gender equality . It was first o
bserved in 1977
54.Union govt withdraws tax proposal on EPF.
55. MARITIME INDIA SUMMIT 2016 : 57 countries to take part in it.South korea is
a partner in the summit
To giveimpetus to make in india and blue economy to take place in Mumbai.
56.Beatles producer George Henry Martin passes away.
57. ICICI bank launches iwork@home programme for its women employees
58. India -Indonesial joint military drill : Garuda shakti IV begins at mangelan
g, indonesia
59. NANA Vasconcelos, acclaimed brazil musician passes
60.The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved Pradhan M
antri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) for providing free of cost LPG (cooking gas) connect
ions to women from BPL Households. Under Ministry of petroleum and natural gas
61. India signs RAPTOR MOU on conservation of birds of prey in africa and euras
ia. This is under the convention on conservation of migratory species or BONN c
onvention .
Becomes 56th signatory to the MOU
62. Rest of India won the Irani cup against Mumbai
63.Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched India s six
th navigation Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) 1F satellite
64. IRNSS consists of a constellation of 7 satellites
Note: IRNSS system is similar to other satellite navigation systems like US GPS
(Global Positioning System), Russia s Glonass, Japan s Quasi Zenith, Europe s Galileo
and China s Beidou.


BIMSTEC : bay of bengal initiative for multi sectoral technical and economic coo
peration . HQd at Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bimstec comprises of 7 countries of saarc except china and pak plus Myanmar
66. Egyptian diplomat Abdul Ahmad Gheit named as secretery general of Arab leagu
Arab league : Regional organisation of arab countires in and around North africa
, horn of africa and arab
------------------------Launched at world heritage committe meeting in 2014 held at doha, qatar
The research aims at collating archaeological and historical research in order t
o document the diversity of cultural, religious and commercial interactions in t
he Indian Ocean.
68.JUSTICE BALBIR SINGH CHAUHAN appointed as chairman of 21st Law commision
( 2015 to 2018) for a period of 3 years
69. The law commision is a non statutory and non constitutional body . The first
one started in 1955.
70. The arab league deckares HEZBOLLAH, a lebanese shia muslim organisation as a
terrorist group
71. ADHAAR BILL passed in Loksabha ( To give statutory backing)
----------------------------------------------------------------It has been introduced as a money bill
name of the bill : The Adhaar ( Target delivery of financial and other subsidies
, benefits amd services bill) 2016.
UIDAI : unique identification authority of India. The Unique Identification Aut
hority of India (UIDAI) is a central government agency of India.Its objective is
to collect the biometric and demographic data of residents, store them in a cen
tralised database, and issue a 12-digit unique identity number called Aadhaar to
each resident. It is considered the world's largest national identification num
ber project.
HQ: New delhi
Agency executive : Ajay Bhushan Pandey

72. Mother Teresa to be canonised as saint

73. Htin Kyaw elected as the first civilian president of Myanmar ( National leag
ue for democracy)
74. 15th March : World Consumer Day
Theme : Antibiotics off the menu ( to prevent overuse of antibiotics in agro pr

75. An unmanned aircraft EXOMARS 2016 has been launched successfully by Europe(
Europe space agency) and Russia( Russian federal space agency) ( or ROSCOMOS) j
ointly to search for biosignatures in Mars in past and present. The programme co
mprises of two missions ExoMars 2016 and exomars 2018.
Launched from Baikonur cosmodrome , Kazakhistan . Largest and first of its kind
76. Renowned british author Anita Brookner passes away
77. Nobel prize economist Llyod Stowell Shapely passes away. Considered the fath
er of game theory
78. Kakrapar Nuclear plant( Gujarat) shut after coolant system stops working .
Heavy water is sued as coolant
79.Palestenian Hanan Al Hroub wins global teacher Prize. she runs the Samiha Kha
lil high school.
80. Lin Dan wins 2016 All England badminton Title. He belongs to China. In the w
omen category , Nozomi Okuhara of Japan won the title. It is his 6th title
81. China to set up International Maritime Judicial centre to handle territorial
disputes and protect its sea rights
82. Services wins the 70th Santosh Trophy by defeating hosts Maharashtra
83. Allahabad High court celebrates 150th foudation year . Its the 4th oldest co
urt. It was earlier known as High court of Judicature for North western province
84. Railway launches clean my coach service
85. NITI ayog launches women transforming India initiative
86. Kerala tourism wins Golden city gate city award
Kerala Tourism s campaign titled New Worlds has won the prestigious Golden City Gate
Award at the at the Internationale Tourismus-Brse Berlin (ITB-Berlin) 2016
Earlier, the Kerala Tourism had won the Ulysses Prize of the UNWTO for its contrib
ution as a global leader to sustainable tourism.
Golden gatae city award : Das Golden stadttdor
87. India to supplymeter gauge electric locomotives to myanmar
88. IMF and India to set up South Asia regional training and technical assistanc
e centre ( SARTAC)
in Delhi
89. India- US launch Fullbright-Kalam feloowship for Indian students seeking res
earch in Americal Institutes in the field of Climate change
90. Anand Mahindra conferred with France's Chevalier de la legion d'honneur ( Kn
ight of the legionof honour) Its the highest civilian award of France introduced
by Napoleon Bonaparte
91.Union power Ministry named LED based domestic efficient lighting programme as
92.Lieutenant general NPS Hira appointed as deputy cheif of Army.

93. Ease of doing business index is released by world bank.

----------------------------- To rename the dept of disinvestment as dept of investment and public asset man
agement ( dept under finance ministry)
- No of depts under finance ministry
-------------------------------------------1) Fiscal deficit target is fixed under FRBM act.
2) Banks boards bureau will be operationalised
Vinod Rai appointed as chairman
3) 300 urban clusters to be created under Shyama Prasad Mukharjee RURBAN mission
4) General anti avoidance tax rule ( GAAR) to be implemented)
6) Vodafone case : transfer pricing
7) Eastern coastal region to get doppler RADAR. It will be the 6th such radar. T
o predict climatic calamity
8) Position of strength campaign : Twitter on women's empowerment
10) APMC : Agricultural produce market committee (under state govt) has been mad
e to be e-market platform
11) BASEL NORMS ( Banking related )
-------------------------------------Basel 3 norms- target 2019
12) IFC -International Finance corporation - A member of world bank has launched
From japan to india- pvt sector investment
what are masala bonds?
rupee denominated borrowings
---------------Related to asset managemtn, offers investemnt and advisory
ESTB : 1956 as the pvt sector arm of the world bank group
Aims to improve pvt sector in developing countries
14. KONDANE CAVE ART : Archeologists have discovered rock paintings in raigarh d
ist of Maharashtra

-----------------------------Largest radio telescope in PUERTO RICO : Arecibo Radio Telescope

16. GIFT city : Gandhinagar
International financial services centre : IFSC
17. ASEAN : Singapore, Malasia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Phillipines, Indonesia,
Brunei, thailand,
ASEAN PLUS : 10 ASEAN countries plus 8 dialogue partners that includes China, US
, India,Japan, South Korea, Myanmar
Russia, Australia and NewZealand
HQ : JAKARTA, Indonesia
18. the karnataka state government has banned the use of non essential plastics
19. Zika Virus : Microphaley , skull deformation
20. eBiz : Govt business( India's first govt to business portal) portal aiming a
t improving the ease of doing business.
Under the department of industrial policy and promotion
21. Bangladesh seeks TEESTA WATER pact with India
India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers between
TEESTA : origin : Sikkkim
23. Color coded categorization for industries
----------------------------------------------Red category: Includes Cement industry, Petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, sugar,
paper and pulp, nuclear power plants, organic chemicals, fertilizers, fire crack
Orange category: Includes coal washeries, glass manufacturing, paints, stone cru
shers, and aluminium and copper extraction from scrap.
Green category: Includes aluminium utensils, steel furniture, soap manufacturing
and tea processing.
white category : Practically non polluting category . These industries, like air
cooler or air conditioning units, chalk factories, biscuit tray units, won t need
a green clearance enabling easier financing.
24. India has slipped from a rank of 117 among 188 countries in 2014 to 144 amon
g 191 countries, in terms of the proportion of women in Parliament. Surprisingly
, the 16th Lok Sabha has the highest number of women that the Lower House has ev
er had. Rwanda ranks no 1
25.India is near the bottom in a ranking of 69 countries based on women s membersh
ip at at top science academies.
This is the first such survey and was recently published in the journal Nature'
26. META SKIN": Can protect objects from RADAR detection
The meta-skin takes its name from metamaterials, which are composites that have
properties not found in nature and that can manipulate electromagnetic waves.
27.Archaeologists have discovered many Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Megalithic, and
Neolithic tools and several Megalithic sites in north Kerala.

28. parliament has suggested the rejig of medical council of India ( MCI)
29. Koreans scientists have derived green plastics from microbes. They have deve
loped a unique bio refinery system that uses Escherichia coli starins
30.The nerve centre of IRNSS, the ISRO Navigation Centre, is at Byalalu on the o
utskirts of Bengaluru and is part of the 21 ground locations. France - DORIS
Nuclear security summit is held at : Washinton DC . Held every year
NPT recognises 5 states at nuclear weapon states ie. USA, RUSSIA, UK, FRANCE, CH
The NPT has 3 pillars - Non proliferation, disaramament and the right to use nuc
lear technology peacefully.
32. E voting proposed by SC for defence personnel working in far flung areas.
33. The state bank of India has been given preliminary approval to open 100% own
ed branches in Myanmar
34. Mahila e haat : part of digital india and stand up India
Stand up india : For st sc, women
start up india: for start ups
35. FAMILY HEATH SURVEY : By union health ministry
36. constitutional bench : atleast 5 judges
37. MOTION OF THANKS : passing of president's address to the budget session by b
oth houses of Parl.
It has been amended this year. This was against the compulsory edn qualification
for standing in election in rajasthan and haryana
This has been done 5th time and 2nd time in tenure of govt.
art : 86 and 87
38. Compulsory liscening, priority watch list - related to drugs ( patent, US, i
39. india gives less aid this year to SAARC nations
-----------------------------------------------------Likely to affect Bhutan where hydel projects such as Punatsangchhu 1 and 2 or th
e massive 720 MW Manhdeechu
Afghanistan : Salma hydel project ( helped by indi
Myanmar - Not a saarc nation - Kaladan Multi mode transport corridor project as
well as Trilateral Highway project
In trilateral proj : India, Myanmar and Thailand
ABOUT SAARC ( South Asian Asoociation for regional cooperation)
----------Secretariate : Nepal, Kathmandu
countries : india, Nepal, Bhutan, Srilanka, Afganistan, Maldives, Pakistan, Bang

40. Kodaikanal Mercury poisoning : Hindustan Unilever Limited

41. HELP : Hydrocarbon exploration and liscensing policy
42. MoU with Bahrain : on human trafficking
43.Developing urban sites in Andaman. Collaboration of India with Japan
Exercise between Border Guard of bangladesh and BSF
45. 9 out of 18 biosphere reserves of india are a part of world network of biosp
here reserves
46. ICANN : Internet corporation for assigned names and Numbers
47. National court of appeal
--------------------------------To separate appeal from SC
49. Loon project- google - stratosphere
50. India ranked 118th, down from 117th in the world happiness index
first : denmark
51.sutlej- yamuna link canal stopped
52. SC allows pictures of governors, chief ministers and minister in govt advert
53. Centre bans plastic bags below 50 microns
54. NITI ayog task force backs tendulkar poverty line
-----------------------------------------------------Tendulkar poverty line : Categories people earning less the Rs 33 a day as poor
( computed in 2004-5 at a level that was equivalent in PPP terms)
Suresh Tendulkar was chairman of PM's economic advisory council and National sta
tistical commossion
55.Singapore's Changi airport voted as world's best airport for the 4th year at
2016 world airport awards.
56.Sir andrew wiles, won the abel prize for craking a 300 yr old mystery of mat
hematical theorem ( Fermat's last theorem) .
The award was given by the Norwegian Academy of science and letters.
57.Brazil : Highest amphibian diversity
58. Facebook : Bug bounty programme
59.New pale coloured gold frog has been found in the high andes of colombia.
60. Dept of biotech launches fund to tackle anti microbial resistance through BI
RAC ( Biotechnology industry research assistance council.
Will help india compete for the LONGITUDE PRIZE ( goes to anyone or group which
develops an affordable, affective diagonistic test to detect resistance to micro

61. NGT seeks ban on microplastics
Dangerous to aqatic life and environment
62. A sculpture of Chandesvarar, believed to belong to 10th century AD, has been
found at Sundaikkai village near Umaiyalpuram in Tamil Nadu. The sculpture was
an early Chola icon
63. Thin film solar panel powers up refridgerator and ACS, No sillicon panel nee
64. the tamils in Srilanks have suggested to be called "Indian Origin Malayaha T
hamilar (IOMT) instead of Indian Tamils
65. 9 massive stars discoveres in the Tarantula Nebula within large magellanic c
66. The miracle drug to battle multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and exte
nsively-drug resistant TB (XDR-TB)-Bedaquiline has been rolled out in six public
hospitals across the country.
67. geetakshi Arora has won the first Noor Inayat Khan prize for 2016 for her di
ssertion " Goddess myths in graphic novels : reimagining Indian Feminity"
68. Rajasthan celebrates first IT day on 21st March Fas
Lauched RajNet
69. china- Nepal sign first ever Transit and Transportation treaty for new rail
link through tibet and use of chinese port Tianjin to reduce dependency on India
70. A commitee on e-commerce has recommended a tax on digital transactions such
as emails, blogs and downloads. "Google tax"
----------------------------------Theme : Water and jobs .
part of Decade for water ( 2005-2015) activity of UN
UNGA designated March 22 as world water day in 1993
72. Fast patrol vessel - ICGS ARNVESH was recently commissioned
73. Indian Navy has for the first time deployed the boeing P 81 to seychelles fo
r surveillance
74. India to host BRICS summit in october in GOA . it will be the 8th annual sum
mit . The chairmanship of india is from feb 2016 to dec 2016
75. Health ministry launches the longitudinal aeging study in india.
76. Detailed map of gravity - Mars
77. Invisibility cloaks in UK troops: Vatee
78. UNESCO adds India's Agasthyamala biosphere in its list of perfect biospheres

10th to be added in the world network of biophere reserves

other 9 are Nilgiri, Amarkantak-achanakmar, Nokrek, NANDADEVI, sundervan, Gulf o
f Mannar, simplipal, great nicobar, Panchmarhi
79. India- UAE agreeent for investment in NIIF gets clearance
NIIF : National investment and infrastructure fund
80. GSAT 11 - largest comm. satellite gets approval from cabinet
--------------------an international transpot and transit corridor facilitating trasportation of goo
ds and services between central asia and persian gulf.
Ashgabat is the capital city of Turkmenistan
India is a party to the treaty
It will assist india in its "North south corridor project"
82.Nuclear plant in jaitapur maharashtra aided by France
83. APEC
-----------The asia pacific economic cooperation
84. Nepal becomes dialogue partner in SCO
-------------Earlier "sanghai 5"
HQ : Beijing, china
Members : India, pak, china, Russia, Krygistan, uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhis
86. CASSINI MISSION undertaken by NASA have identified the highest peak on satur
n's largest moon, TITAN
87. FORTUNE 50
---------------Arvind Kejriwal has been 42 in fortune's list of top 50 world leaders. Only indi
---------------------------Launched "The rotavac"as a part of its universal immunisation programme.
The ROTOVAC is in addition to 3 new vaccines that have been introduced in india'
s universal immunisation programme (UIP) including
- Inactivated polio vaccine
- measles
-Rubella ( MR) vaccine
- Adult japanese Encephalities
89. Sun : Superflares

90. India born academician Surya deva : apointed as adviser on Human rights and
91. 9th edition of defence exhibition : DEFEXPO organised by defence ministry
92. Gujarat : Most film friendly state'
93. SR BOMMAI judgement that fpr the first time permited judicial review of the
imposition of president's rule. (SC judgement related to misuse of PR)
94. centre gives nod to 100% FDI in e-commerce retail
95. haryana passes jat quota bill
96. Vodafone : British telecom giant. It moved to ICJ after arbritration failure
with govt of india
ICJ : Peace palace in the hague in neatherlands
97.Thales and BEL ( BHARAT ELECTRONICS limited) - PHAROS fire control radar
98. MANAS : Maulana Azad Nationa;Academy for skills.
- Laucnhed by Najma Heptullah, union minister of minority affiars
-innovative entrepreneurship and skill development
99. Renowned playback singer P SUSHILA MOHAN : Guinness book of world record and
asia book of records for singing most no. of songs in indian language.
About guinness book : US, JIM partison publisher
100. Uttarakhand CM : Harish Rawat
101. Virtual earth space telescope
102. Defence procurement procedure 2016 : Unveiled by defence minister manohar
-on the recommendation of Dhirendra singh committee
103. ISRO launches 22 satellites in a single mission. It was NASA who has a reco
rd of sending 29 satellites in a single mission
104. Sergey Karjakin wins 2016 FIDE world chess candidates tournament
105. With this victory, he will now play with the incumbent world champion, Norw
egian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, in a match for the world chess crown in Novemb
er 2016.
106. Telecom commission approves number 112 as the single emergency number for
india similar to 911 of USA
107. With this 112 as the single emergency number, all existing emergency number
s such as police (100), ambulance (102), fire brigade (101) and Emergency Disast
er Management (108) will be phased out.
108. India's biggest defence expo begins in GOA.
Theme : Rise of futurism
Biennial event

109. DRDO slogan : Stength's origin is in science

110. Adhaar cant be used as a proof of citizenship or domicile.
111. light combat aircraft
112. : BAHUBALI : Directed by SS Rajamouli
---------------------------1) Best feature
2) Best actor :
3) Best actress
4)Indira Gandhi

film : Bahubali
Amitabh Bachchan for PIKU
: Kangna Ranaut ( Tanu weds Manu)
best directorial debut award : Neeraj Ghaywan for the film Masaa

5) Best child artist : Gaurav Menon for the film BEN

6) Special Jury award : margarita with a straw
7) Best film on social issues : Niranayakam ( Malayalam)
8) Best film for wholesome entertainment : Bajrangi Bhaijaan
114) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched India s first indige
nous rotavirus vaccine named Rotavac to combat infant mortality due to diarrhoea
The Rotavirus is a genus of double-stranded RNA virus in the family Reoviridae.
115) The Rotavac vaccine is addition to three new vaccines that have been introd
uced by Union Government as part of country s UIP. These three vaccines are Inacti
vated Polio Vaccine (IPV), Measles, Rubella (MR) vaccine, and Adult Japanese Enc
ephalitis (JE) vaccine.
116) HOCKEY INDIA ANNUAL AWARDS held in bangalore
----------------------------------------a) Late capt SHANKAR LAXMAN was posthumously chosen for 2016 MAJOR DHYANCHAND li
fetime achievemnt award
b) President's award for outstanding achievemnet : Madhya Pradesh
117) indian American NANDITA BAKSHI appointed as the president and CEO of bank o
f the west
118) Indian born SURYA Deva appointed as UN advisor on human rights and busines
119) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has installed the Gadanki Ion
ospheric Radar Interferometer (GIRI) Radar System near Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.
120) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been named among the world s 50 grea
test leaders by Fortune magazine. Topped by amazon head Jeff Bezos
121) AP govt inauguates country's first lift irrigation project. Pattiseema lif
t irrigation project
122) March 25th : International day of rememberance of slavery and transatlantic
slave trade

123) US comedian GARRY Shandling passes away

124) The Dutch football legend and coach Johan Cruyff passed away after a long b
attle with lung cancer in Barcelona, Spain. He was 68.
125) HAL : Hindustan aeronautical limited is India's sole military aircraft manu
126) March 24 : World Tubercoulosis day.
Theme : Unite to end TB
127) India and France sign MoU for construction of six nuclear reactors at JAITA
PUR, Maharashtra
128) Justice Permod Kohli appointed as chairman of central administrative tribun
129) March 23 : World Meterological day
Hotter, drier, wetter : Face the future
130) Ritu Beri : Appointed as the khadi and village industries commissions act
131. india's agasthyamala biosphere reserve included in "world network of biosph
ere reserves"
The other
il Nadu),
adesh and

9 Biosphere Reserves are: Nilgiri (Western Ghats), Gulf of Mannar (Tam

Sunderban (West Bengal), Nanda Devi (Uttarakhand), Nokrek (Meghalaya),
(Madhya Pradesh), Similipal (Odisha), Achanakmar-Amarkantak (Madhya Pr
Chhattisgarh) and Great Nicobar.

-International coordinating council of the Man and biosphere programme was held
in LIMA, PERU recently
132.India will host the 8th BRICS Summit would be organized on 15-16 October 201
6 in Goa.
133. World water day : March 22
Theme : Better water , better jobs
Formally proposed in the agenda 21 of the united nations conference on environme
nt and development held in rio de janerio , Brazil in 1992
134 : Nico Roseberg wins 2016 Australian Grand Prix
135. March 21 : international day fir foests
Theme : Forests and water
136. World sparrow day : march 21
137 . earth hour day 2016 : march 19
138. S Sridhar appointed as the MD of Pfizer
139 : Surat : Cleanest station
140. IAF conducts day-night millitary exercise : Iron fist
141. Venkaiah Naidu conferred with SKOCH lifetime achievemnt award

142. Ashley Judd appointed as the UN goodwill ambasador for population fund
143. Asian film awards
----------------------Best special effects : Prasad Sutar, bajirao Mastani
'144. NR Madhava menon committee : Guidelines on regulating govt advertisements
145. The India Meteorology Department (IMD) has deployed indigenously developed
Drishti, an instrument that will provide real time visibility information to pil
146. PM Narendra Modi inaugurates world sufi meet in New delhi
147. Merrick Garland : Nominated as US's supreme court justice
148) Indiaaviation show begins in Hydrabad
149) AHAAR- Food and hospitality fair held in Delhi
150) ICICI : India's largest private sector lender
151) India s largest private sector lender ICICI Bank has launched new contactless
mobile payment solution Touch & Pay based on Near Field Communication (NFC) tec
152)Mother Teresa was born as Anjez Gonxhe Bojaxhiu
153 ) Htin Kyaw - National league for democracy
Aung san su kyi was barred from being the prez as her children hold british pass
154) SDG :
SDG aims at broadening the horizon for growth and transformation under the theme
of people, planet and prosperity.
These goals succeeded 8 MDGs which were adopted in 2000 for fifteen years till
2015. It has 17 non-binding goals with 169 specific targets that comprise diffe
rent socio-economic issues to be implemented from 2015 to 2030. These goals are
No Poverty Zero Hunger Good Health and Well Being Quality Education Gender Equal
ity Clean Water and Sanitation Affordable and Clean Energy Decent Work and Econo
mic Growth Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Required Inequalities Sustain
able Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Actio
n Life Below Water Life on Land Peace Justice and Strong Institutions Partnershi
ps for the Goals
-Sudhakar Rao The Public Interest Director Sudhakar Rao has been appointed as th
e new chairman of Bombay Stock exchange (BSE).
-Helen Clark is the current Administrator of United Nations Development Programm
e (UNDP).