India Current Affairs : March  2016

Our section of India Current Affairs is a section provided by TET Success Key to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of the month March 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

1 March 2016
• Union Government ordered rebidding for 10050 crore rupees Zoji La tunnel
• Veteran playwright Ratan Thiyam named for 11th META theatre award
• India signed MoU with World Bank for Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Quality Improvement Project
• Telangana Government to illuminate 25 municipalities with LED bulbs in 100 days
• CCS cleared proposal to acquire two more AWACS
• Vineet Taneja resigned as CEO of Micromax Informatics Limited
• IFC launched 300 million rupee Uridashi Masala Bonds in Japan
2 March 2016
• CCEA approved winding up of National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council
• Who was Shivaji? authored by Govind Pansare
• Poet Dr Bhagwati Lal Vyas selected for 2015 Bihari Puraskar
• Fixed! Cash and Corruption in Cricket authored by Journalist Shantanu Guha Ray
3 March 2016
• Rajya Sabha passed Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, 2015
• RBI released Draft Directions for Non-Banking Financial Company - Account Aggregator
• Union Government signed Agreement to provide a loan of 1000 crore rupees to FACT
• Manoj Kumar to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2015
• UN human rights experts urged US to increase efforts to address water contamination in Flint
• All-India Forward Bloc leader Ashok Ghosh died
• Mumbai U-23 team clinched CK Nayudu Trophy 2015-16
• Flipkart launched its own digital wallet Flipkart Money
• FIH promoted Napoleon Singh as international Umpire
• Amrita Patel awarded with Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Shiromani Samman
4 March 2016
• Prime Minister launched Setu Bharatam project to make National Highways free of Railway crossings
• National Safety Day and National Safety Week observed
• Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma died
• Film Archivist PK Nair died
• EC announced schedule for Assembly polls in four states and one Union territory
• Sirshendu De selected for Innovation Award 2016 for developing laterite based arsenic water filter
• President Mukherjee presented Standard to 119 HU & Colours to 28 ED of IAF
• Capital Local Area Bank became first to get Small Finance Bank license from RBI
5 March 2016
• Patna Pirates defeated U Mumba to win 2016 Pro Kabaddi League title
• New species of burrowing snake discovered in Western Ghats
• Union Government re-classified industries on four-colour scheme based on pollution potential
6 March 2016
• Two-day National Conference of Women Legislators held
• Renowned Dogri poetess Padma Sachdev awarded Krutitava Smagra Samman
• Renowned Malayalam actor Kalabhavan Mani passed away
7 March 2016
• Union Government launched online marketing platform Mahila e-Haat
• ICICI Bank launched iWork@Home programme for its women employees
8 March 2016
• Union Government announced to withdraw tax proposal on Employee Provident Fund
• Rajya Sabha passed Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015
• Maharashtra, Telangana singed 5 MoUs to facilitate construction of irrigation barrages across Godavari
• Indian Railways appointed EY as consultant to discover advertising potential of trains & stations
• Cycling event of Indian Army with theme Cycle to Recycle flagged off
• Meghalaya police extended Operation Hillstorm 3 by three months
• President Pranab Mukherjee presented 2015 Nari Shakti awards
• NITI Aayog launched Women Transforming India campaign in partnership with UN and MyGov
9 March 2016
• Thumbnail-size frog named Microhyla Laterite discovered in India’s wastelands
• Lok Sabha passed Enemy Property Amendment Bill 2016
• Rajya Sabha passed National Waterways Bill, 2015
• First-ever NCC Girls Everest Expedition flagged off
• India, Bangladesh signed 2 billion US dollar Line of Credit
• Chhattisgarh State Budget 2016-17 presented
• Allahabad HC asked UP government to stop illegal mining in Sonbhadra district
• DIPP gave approval for 12 industrial licenses to Reliance Defence Ltd
• Tata Power arm inked agreement with IRRL to acquire 30 MW wind farm in Maharashtra
• Lupin completed acquisition of GAVIS Pharma
• Union Government notified Maximum Sale Price of Bt Cotton Seed
10 March 2016
• ISRO launched Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1F
• CCEA approved Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to provide free LPG connections to BPL households
• Andhra Pradesh State Budget 2016-17 presented
• Union Cabinet approved creation of Nominated Authority in Ministry of Coal
• Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and IMF for setting up South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center
• Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Bahrain on Cooperation for Prevention of Human Trafficking
• Assure call drops do not exceed 2%: SC to Telecom operators
• Signing and ratification of BIMSTEC Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters approved
• Widow Marriage included under Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana in Madhya Pradesh
• Karnataka launched Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana for accident victims’ free treatment
• Long march against Indo-Bangladesh power plant near Sundarbans started
• Rajya Sabha passed Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015
• Union Cabinet gave green signal for amendment to Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925
• CCEA approved revised policy on gas production from Deep Waters & HPHT areas
• Union Cabinet approved Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy
• Tezpur University and JNU won the annual Visitor’s Awards for Central Universities
• Former SC Judge BS Chauhan appointed 21st Law Commission Chairperson
• Rest of India defeated Mumbai to lift Irani Cup Cricket Title
11 March 2016
• Kerala Tourism campaign won Golden City Gate Award
• Union Power Minister announced name 'UJALA' for LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme
• Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched “Clean My Coach” service
• Capacity utilisation criteria for SSP Manufacturing Units scrapped
• India, US launched Fulbright - Kalam Climate Fellowship
• Lok Sabha passed Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016
12 March 2016
• Sanjay Gupta, Jagran Group CEO and Dainik Jagran editor, chosen IAA Editor of the Year
• India Inc became first in world to formally adopt UN's sustainable goals
• India, IMF signed an agreement to set up SARTTAC
13 March 2016
• Cabinet Ministers are Public Authorities under Right to Information Act, 2005: CIC
• Health Minister JP Nadda launched project ‘Clean Street Food’
14 March 2016
• India successfully test-fired Agni-I ballistic missile
• India Post selected Deloitte as consultant for payments bank
• Odisha Cabinet approved constitution of Food Commission as per NFSA
• Telangana State Budget 2016-17 presented
• Jammu & Kashmir State Administrative Council approved Industrial Policy-2016
• UP Cabinet approved Senior Citizen Policy
• NBFC Altico Capital appointed Naina Lal Kidwai as independent non-executive director
15 March 2016
• Pope Francis announced Mother Teresa to be granted Sainthood
• Punjab State Budget 2016-17 presented
• India became second biggest investor in London
16 March 2016
• Rajya Sabha passed Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2016
• Shehnai exponent Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan died
• NRDC signed License Agreement with Kudos Laboratories for commercialization of anti-diabetic drug Ayush-82
• Punjab Government notified Swine Flu under Epidemic Disease Act
• Goa State Budget 2016-17 presented
17 March 2016
• Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan launched FCI’s Depot Online System
• Vijay Mallya resigned as Director of Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited
• Goa government classified its country liquor, Feni as Heritage Spirit of Goa
• India, WB signed USD 35 Million loan agreement for MP Citizen Access to Responsive Services Project
• Bharti Airtel acquired Videocon's spectrum in 6 circles for 4428 crore rupees
• Ministry of Railways and ISRO signed MoU for Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies
• TCS named official technology partner for Virgin Money London Marathon
• Ritu Beri appointed advisor to Khadi and Village Industries Commission
• AP Government signed MoU with Cisco to launch AP Fiber Net
18 March 2016
• Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award conferred on Venkaiah Naidu
• Maharashtra State Budget 2016-17 presented
• Supreme Court modified Guidelines on Regulating Government Advertisements
• Union Government notified new Plastic Waste Management Rules to curb 6000 tonnes of plastic waste
• Union Ministry of Finance notified interest rates on various Small Saving Schemes for Q1 of 2016-17
• Indian Air Force successfully conducted Exercise Iron Fist in Pokhran
19 March 2016
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Kisan Suvidha mobile app
• Prime Minister conferred National Krishi Karman Awards 2014-15
• Yogeshwar Dutt clinched gold medal in Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament
20 March 2016
• HS Prannoy won 2016 Swiss Open men's singles title
• SSP Chawrasia won Hero Indian Open title of Golf
• Gurmeet Singh became first Indian to win Gold Medal in Asian 20 Kilometer Race Walk
21 March 2016
• ISRO established GIRI Radar System at Tirupati
• Union Government launched Pusa Krishi mobile app to help farmers to take the technology to farm fields
• Ashok Lahiri Committee constituted to review excise duty imposed on different jewellery articles in Budget 2016-17
• 5th National Photography Awards presented
• Akhilesh Ranjan Committee on Taxation of E-Commerce submitted report to Union Government
• Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched new initiatives to combat Tuberculosis
• Indian Coast Guard vessel Arnvesh commissioned
22 March 2016
• Union Government and Industry Association signed MoU for effective redressal of consumer complaints
• Union Government launched Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana
• Union Government used telephone feedback mechanism under CPGRMS for the first time for grievance redressal
• Justice H L Dattu appointed as member of International Coordinating Committee Bureau
• 8th BRICS Summit to be held in Goa
• Union Government released Detailed Project Report on Forestry Interventions for Ganga
• Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notified environment standards for Gensets
• India’s Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve among 20 World Heritage Sites added by UNESCO
• Punjab Legislative Assembly passed the Punjab Settlement of Agricultural Indebtedness Bill, 2016
• Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched Longitudinal Ageing Study in India
• NGT fined Uttarakhand-based developer DHDPL 20 lakh rupees for construction on Ganga floodplain
23 March 2016
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated broadband connectivity to NE States via Bangladesh
• Justice (retd) Permod Kohli appointed Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal
• Union Cabinet approved World Bank’s $1500 million support to Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin
• Union Cabinet approved Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana — Gramin
• Union Cabinet approved India’s accession to the Ashgabat Agreement
• Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and UAE to mobilise long term investment into NIIF
• Union Government notified E-Waste Management Rules, 2016
24 March 2016
• CAG report can’t be sole basis for any liability or prosecution: Karnataka HC
• Mizoram, JICA signed MoU on Capacity Enhancement on Sustainable Agriculture and Irrigation Development
25 March 2016
• BHEL commissioned 600 MW Jaipur Thermal Power Plant in Telangana
26 March 2016
• CAG report can’t be sole basis for any liability or prosecution: Karnataka HC
• Hockey India Second Annual Awards 2015 conferred
• Himachal Pradesh government released Sixth Economic Census report
27 March 2016
• Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography authored by Bharathi S Pradhan
• Mint can help fight cancer: CIMAP Researchers
• Gujarat government decided to set up first organic farming university of India
• President’s Rule imposed in Uttarakhand
• P Susheela entered Guinness World Records for recording highest number of songs in several languages
28 March
  • 63rd National Film Awards announced
  • Union Government notified Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016
  • President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Padma awards 2016 on 56 awardees
  • Haryana cabinet approved draft bill on reservation to Jats and four other castes
  • Union Government unveiled Defence Procurement Procedure 2016
  • Telecom Commission approved 112 as Single Emergency Number for India
  • USAID and ADB signed MoU to develop solar parks in India
  • Tata Motors signed a contract with Indian Army to supply another 619 HMV trucks
  • Zaheer Khan appointed Captain of Delhi Daredevils for 2016 IPL season
  • First direct container MV Harbour-1 Vessel between India and Bangladesh flagged off from Krishnapatnam
  • Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Project dedicated to people of Andhra Pradesh
  • Union Government launched Innovative Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Programme of MANAS
  • Rakesh Mohan joined Nestle India Board as Independent Non—Executive Director
29 March
  • DIPP notified Guidelines for 100% FDI in B2B E-commerce
  • RBI signed Special Currency Swap Agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka
  • SEBI hiked FPI investment limit for government debt
  • RBI cancelled Certificate of Registration of 22 NBFCs
  • CBDT signed 11 unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements
  • IIT-Patna organised First International Symposium on 5G
  • Environment Ministry notified Construction & Demolition Waste Management Rules for the first time
  • Haryana launched Project Salamati for injectable contraceptive
  • Biocon received approval to sell Insulin Glargine in Japan
  • Kachabali village became first liquor-free village in Rajasthan
  • Jitendra Jagota appointed Chairman of IDSA
  • Amazon commenced work on its biggest campus in Hyderabad
30 March
  • Supreme Court approved guidelines of Union Government to protect Good Samaritans
  • ISRO to launch 22 satellites in single mission
  • Renowned journalist Babu Bharadwaj died
  • Union Government extended safeguard duty on steel imports
31 March
  • Union Government released Indian Intellectual Property Panorama
  • Union Government launched Vidyut PRAVAH Mobile App to empower People to demand 24x7 Power
  • Union Government launched Startup India Portal and Mobile App
  • Union Government launched Inclusiveness and Accessibility Index for Persons with Disabilities
  • J Geetha Reddy appointed as PAC Chairperson of Telangana
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched Phase I of Green Delhi initiative
  • Gujarat Assembly cleared amendments in Land Acquisition Act     
  • Haryana Assembly passed Haryana Municipal (Amendment) Bill, 2016
  • Aon Hewitt released list of India’s Best Employer 2016
  • Kallol Roy appointed CMD of Bhartiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam

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