World 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
• Zero Discrimination Day observed with theme Stand out
• Three British scientists won Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize
• Windham-Campbell prizes for the year 2016 announced
• Cricketer Aaron Phangiso suspended for illegal bowling action
• Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman won ACM 2015 A M Turing Award
• Coronation Street creator Tony Warren died
• Forbes list of World Billionaires 2016 released
2 March 2016
• Moody’s Analytics cut its outlook for China to negative
• WEF released Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2016
• South Korea passed anti-terror bill
• UNSC imposed sanctions against North Korea
• Climate change could kill more than 500000 adults in 2050 worldwide: Study
3 March 2016
• World Wildlife Day observed with theme The future of wildlife is in our hands
• Former NZ cricket captain Martin Crowe died
• World's costliest train station opened in New York at 9/11 site
• Long-term aspirin use linked to lower risk for certain cancers
• UN human rights experts urged US to increase efforts to address water contamination in Flint
4 March 2016
• Jitu Rai won gold in 50m pistol event at ISSF World Cup
5 March 2016
• Mahindra Group CMD Anand Mahindra conferred France’s Knight of the Legion of Honour
6 March 2016
• Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of E-mail inventor passed away
• India won Asia Cricket Cup for record Sixth time
• Golfer Adam Scott won 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship
• Indian men and women won Gold at World Team Table Tennis Championship
7 March 2016
• Maria Sharapova provisionally suspended after failing drug test at Australian Open
• South Korea, US began largest ever military exercises
8 March 2016
• Women at Work: Trends 2016 report released by International Labour Organization
• International Women's Day observed with campaign theme #PledgeForParity
• Sri Lanka Cricket Board constituted Arvinda de Silva-led National Cricket Selection Panel
• George Henry Martin, legendary producer for the Beatles, died
• UNFPA, UNICEF launched Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage
• IAEA to transfer Sterile Insect Technique under 2.3 Million Euro Project to Combat Zika
9 March 2016
• Jean Arnault appointed as head of UN Political Mission in Columbia
• Brazilian percussionist, Nana Vasconcelos, died
10 March 2016
• India, Indonesia joint training exercise Garuda Shakti IV began at Magelang
• Jazz Singer and Grammy Nominee Ernestine Anderson died
• Rock legend Keith Emerson died
• Egyptian diplomat Ahmed Abul Gheit named Secretary General of the Arab League
11 March 2016
• Fossils of 250-million-year-old reptile Teyujagua discovered in Brazil
• Arab League declared Lebanese movement Hezbollah a terrorist group
12 March 2016
• Lloyd Stowell Shapley, Nobel Prize winner in Economics, died
• UNESCO and CJ Welfare Foundation signed agreement to start a pre-school animation series Rainbow Ruby
13 March 2016
• Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub won 2016 Global Teacher Prize
• Lin Dan won All England Badminton title
• Services won Santosh Trophy of Football 2-1
14 March 2016
• 13th meeting of Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development held in Dubai
• 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves inaugurated at Lima
• ExoMars 2016, an unmanned spacecraft to Mars, launched jointly by Europe and Russia
• 59th Session of Commission on Narcotic Drugs inaugurated in Vienna
• 60th Session of Commission on the Status of Women inaugurated in New York
• UK Anti-Doping appointed as Secretariat for International Olympic Committee Anti-doping Taskforce
• Mauritania ratified 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention
• Venezuela president extended economic emergency to protect citizens from economic warfare
• Malawi, UNICEF tested first UAV flights for early diagnosis of HIV in infants
15 March 2016
• Myanmar Parliament elected Htin Kyaw as first civilian President
• UN Population Fund appointed Ashley Judd as Goodwill Ambassador
• UNDP appointed Michelle Yeoh as Goodwill Ambassador
• British mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles won 2016 Abel Prize
• Fazle Kabir appointed Governor of Bangladesh Bank
16 March 2016
• American singer Frank Sinatra Junior died
• Obama nominated Merrick Garland for Chief Justice of US Supreme Court
• TIME magazine released 30 Most Influential People on the Internet list
• US Federal Reserve decided to keep Interest Rates unchanged
17 March 2016
• UNSDN released 2016 World Happiness Report
• 10th Asian Film Awards announced; The Assassin won maximum awards
• Former Mossad Director Meir Dagan died
• Bangkok to impose curfew during Songkran festival, the world’s biggest water festival
• Amar Abrol appointed as CEO of AirAsia India
• Famous magician Paul Daniels passed away
• LA Law actor Larry Drake passed away
18 March 2016
• Biologists from Yokohama City University, Japan successfully created a tiny liver that functions as efficiently as human one
19  March 2016
• Earth Hour 2016 observed globally from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm local time
20 March 2016
• Former Danish PM Anker Joergensen died
• World Sparrow Day 2016 observed globally
21 March 2016
• International Day of Forests observed with theme Forest and Water
• International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2016 observed
• Former Intel Chairman and CEO Andrew Grove died
• Nepal signed agreement with China to extend the strategic Tibet rail link to Nepal
• Ali Mohamed Shein declared winner of Presidential Elections of semi-autonomous region Zanzibar
• Year 2014 recorded highest anthropogenic carbon release in past 66 million years
• World Poetry Day 2016 observed globally
22 March 2016
• World Water Day 2016 observed with the theme Water and Jobs
• Brussels came under terrorist attack; Scores killed
• OECD released Standardised e-format for Exchange of Country-by-Country reports to assist Tax Administration
• Nepal became Dialogue Partner of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
23 March 2016
• World Meteorological Day 2016 observed with the theme Hotter, Drier, Wetter. Face the Future
• 9th International Abilympics started in France
• US Navy Tug USS Conestoga wreck discovered after 95 Years
24 March 2016
• World Tuberculosis Day 2016 observed with theme Unite to End TB
• Hollywood Comedian Garry Shandling died
• Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff died
• Australia’s Shane Watson announced retirement from international cricket
• Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic sentenced to 40-year imprisonment
• Fortune released 2016 World's Greatest Leaders list
• International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations observed
• UNSC extended mandate of UN Assistance Mission in Somalia until March 2017
• Indian-origin professor Surya Deva appointed UN Adviser on Human Rights and Businesses
• Russia approved OVL deal to acquire 15% stake in Vankor oilfield for $1.3 billion
25 March 2016
• International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade 2016 observed
• Pakistan, Iran signed 6 MoUs to strengthen bilateral relations
• World Bank approved $250 million loan to Support Electricity Distribution Sector Reforms in Rajasthan
• Yokohama Rubber signed agreement with KKR to acquire Alliance Tire Group
26 March 2016
• Syrian Army recaptured historic city of Palmyra from Islamic State
• UNEP released Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016
• Renowned American author Jim Harrison died
27 March 2016
• World Theatre Day 2016 observed globally
• World Bank approved $100 million loan to Jordan for creating jobs for Jordanians, Syrian refugees
28 April
  • Sergey Karjakin won 2016 World Chess Candidates Tournament
  • Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld Islam as State religion
29 March
  • UNICEF launched animated film series ‘Unfairy Tales’ on refugee and migrant children
  • Oscar winning actress Patty Duke died
30 March
  • Htin Kyaw took oath as Myanmar's first elected President
  • China launched 22nd BeiDou navigation satellite
31 March
  • India, Sri Lanka signed MoU to provide 150 boats & fishing equipment to Mullaithivu fishermen
  • India, US signed MoU for setting up LIGO observatory in India
  • Renowned Iraqi-British Architect Zaha Hadid died    
  • British comedian Ronnie Corbett passed away
  • Jailed Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji to receive PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award
  • UN Agencies released Global Report on Urban Health 2016

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