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Miscellaneous

  • Important Days
    • March 8 - International Women's Day
    • March 15 - World Consumer Rights Day
    • March 18 - Ordinance Factory Day
    • March 20 - World Sparrow Day, International Day of Happiness
    • March 21 - World Forest Day
    • March 22 - World Water Day
    • March 23 - World Meterological Day
      • HQ of World Meteorological Organization - Geneva, SwitzerLand
    • March 24 - World TB Day
      • It is caused by a bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    • 46th National Safety Day/ Week celebrated
      • March 4th - National Safety Day
      • March 4-10th - National Safety Week.
    • World Kidney Day
      • Every year the second Thursday of March was celebrated as world Kidney Day.
      • This year March 9, 2017 was celebrated as World Kidney Day.
    • Awards
      • Sahitya Academy Award 2016
        • Poornachalam was awarded the Sahitya academy award for Translation.
        • He was awarded for the book 'Poruppumikka Manitharkal' which was the translated version of the book 'Serious Men' written by Manu Joseph.
      • Nari Shakti Awards 2017
        • President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Nari Shakti purashkar.
        • The awardee are
          1. Kalpana Shankar
          2. V Nanammal
          3. Kalyani Pramod Balakrishnan
          4. Nandita Shah
      • Saraswati Samman Award 2016.
        • Mahabaleshwar Sail - has been award the Saraswati Samman Award 2016 for this novel Hawthan
      • SKYTRAX Award 2016
        • Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru won the Best Regional airport in India and Central Asia award (Skytrax Award).
      • Dinanath Pandey Smart Innovaton award 
        • Anag Tadar won the award for his invention 'Goggle for Blind'
        • This goggle uses the principle of echolocation by having the ultrasonic and infrared sensors
      • Kirti Chakra Award
        • Major Rohit Suri was awarded the Kirti Chakra Award by the President of India.
        • It is the second highest peacetime gallantary award of India.
        • It was awarded for Rohit for his contributions in the Surgical strikes
      • Abel Prize 2017
        • Yves Meyer was awarded the Abel Prize for the year 2017.
        • This award was given by 'The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letter' for outstanding persons in the field of Mathematics.
        • Yves Meyer was given this award for his contribution to the 'Theory of Wavelets'.
    • Books
      • A Guide to Fort St. George
        • It is a book written by Historian V. Sriram
        • It details about 30 buildings inside the Fort St. George.
      • Midnight's Children - written by Salman Rushde
      • The Essential Ambedkar - written by Bhalchandra Mungekar.
      • The Book of Indian Dogs - by S.Theodore Baskaran.
      • My Story - An Autobiography written by Australian Cricket Player, Micheal Clarke.
      • A Gift of Goddess Lakshmi: A Candid Biography of the first transgender Principle - written by Manobi Bandyopadhyay.
    • Kurukh
      • It is an endangered tribal language spoken by the Oraon tribal community in West Bengal.
      • This language belongs to the dravidian family. 
    • Anjali Amir
      • She is a transsexual women who is going to do a lead role (Heroine) in Tamil film 'Peranbu' strarring Mamooty.
    • Air India 173
      • Air India 173 flight set a record by circling around the world with all-women crew members.
      • The entire flight crew including the other ground staffs were women.
      • It started its journey from Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi) on Feb 27, 2017 to san fransico and reached Indira Gandhi International Airport on 3rd March 2017.
    • Two Airports Renamed
      • The Andhra Pradesh Govt has renamed two airports 
        1. Tripathi airport as Sri Venkateshwara Airport and
        2. Gannavaram Airport as NTR Amaravati Airport.
    • Syed Shahabuddin 
      • He was a former diplomat (IFS) and MP from Jharkhand who passed away recently.
      • He also served as the leader of the Babri Action Committee.
    • The National Library
      • It is the Largest Library of India, located in Alipore in Kolkatta.
    • TN CM inaugurated Audio alert system in Buses.
      • The Chief minister of Tamil Nadu inaugurated the audio alert system in buses.
      • This system alerts the passengers about the next stop like in the local trains.
      • This system helps the visually challenged persons travelling in the buses.
    • Dr. Thomas Starzl
      • He is a pioneer Liver transplant surgeon who died recently.
      • He is the first person to perform world's first liver transplant.
    • Jack Preger
      • He is an 86 year old physician from UK who offers free treatment for the poor in Kolkata.
      • Recently a documentary was made based on his life named 'Doctor Jack - One man, One Life One Fight.'
    • Times Higher Education's Best Small Universities 2017 ranking
      • The IISC - Indian Institute of Science located in Bengaluru was placed at the rank of 8.
    • Tipu's Armoury Relocated
      • Tipu Sultan's Armoury is located at Srirangapatnam in Mysuru.
      • It was constructed in the 18th Century.
      • The Railway has relocated the entire Armoury monument 100 metre far from its original location.
    • Ashwin Sundar
      • He is an Indian Car racer from Tamil nadu who died in a car accident recently.
    • International Buddhist Conclave 2017
      • It was held at Nalanda in Rajgir.
      • Event Title: Buddhism in the 21st Century - perspectives and responses to Global Challenges and Crises
    • Namami Brahmaputra
      • It is a river festival organised by Assam Government on River Brahmaputra.
    • Ashokamitran (Original Name: Tyagarajan)
      • Famous Tamil writer who passed recently.
      • He has won the Sahitya Academy award in 1996 for his book 'Appavin Snegithar'.
      • S Nagarajan - MD of National Dairy development Board.
    • Kunnamthanam Village
      • It is a village in Kerala which has taken various steps to be reach the 'Kerala's First Complete Yoga Village' title.
      • June 21 - World Yoga Day.
    • Rani Maria
      • She is a Nun from Kerala whose beatification (sainthood) was approved by the Vatican.
      • Canonization in catholic involves four stages
        • Servant of God
        • Venerable
        • Blessed
        • Beatification
    • Karan Singha
      • He is the newly appointed Chennai Police Commissioner.
    • Tanushree Pareek
      • She became the first woman combat officer of the BSF - Border Security Force.
    • Sunil Lamba - Indian Navy Chief
    • Ajit Dowal  - National Security Advisor of India.
    • Aanavaal Pidi
      • It is an Unique ritual held at Umayanallur Sree Bala Subramanya Swamy Temple at Kollam in Kerala.
      • In this ritual the devotees chase elephant to catch its tail.

        Polity



        • Five State Assembly Election Results 2017
        • State
          Total Seats
          1st and 2nd Place
          Uttar Pradesh
          403
          1-      BJP 312 Seats
          2-      SP – 47 Seats
          Uttrarkhand
          70
          1.       BJP – 57 Seats
          2.       INC – 11
          Punjab
          117
          1.       INC – 77
          2.       AAP – 20
          Manipur
          60
          1.       INC – 28
          2.       Bjp – 21
          Goa
          40
          1.       INC – 17
          2.       BJP - 13

        • New Goa CM
          • Manohar Parrikar was appointed as the New Chief Minister of Goa.
          • He belongs to the Bharatya Janata Party.
          • The oath was administered by the governor of Goa - Mridula Sinha.
        • New Manipur CM
          • Biren Singh was appointed as the New Chief Minister of Manipur.
          • He belongs to the Bharatya Janata Party.
          • Governor of Manipur - Nijam Heptulla.
        • New Punjab CM
        • New Uttarakhand CM
          • Trivendra Rawat was appointed as the new Chief minister of Uttarakhand
          • Governor of Uttarakhand: K K Paul
        • New UP CM
          • Yogi Adityanath - he was appointed as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
          • Two Deputy Chief Minister were also appointed
            1. Keshav Prasad Maurya
            2. Dinesh Sharma
          • Governor of UP - Ram Naik
        • Arun Jaitley
          • The former Defence Minister (Manoha Parriakar) was appointed as the New Goa CM.
          • The Present Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was given additional charge of the Defence Ministry.
        • NHRC issued Notice to Karnataka and Maharashtra
          • The National Human Rights Commission issued notice to Karnataka and Maharashtra States to report on the large number of Hysterectomy performed in certain hospitals in their states.
          • Hysterectomy means the surgical operation to remove the Uterus Completely.
        • Annual City Governance Ranking 2016
          • Thiruvananthapuram bagged the rank 1st in the list.
          • Pune and Kolkata gets the 2nd and third place in the list.
        • Niranjan Mardi
          • He was appointed as the New Home Secretary of Tamil Nadu.
        • Stuti Kacker
          • She is the chairman of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
          • National Commission for Protection of Child Rights was established in December 2005.
        • Nizam Zaidi - Chief Election Commissioner of India
        • Loksabha Approved the Maternity Benefit amendment Bill 2016.
          • This bill provides for a 26 weeks paid maternity leave for the women working in the organised sector from the present period of paid maternity leave was 12 weeks .
          • It applies to all organisations employing 10 and more than 10 workers.
          • Women can make avail this benefit for the first two children.
        • Supreme Court Issued Warrant against a HC Judge
          • The Supreme Court issued warrant against the sitting High court Judge of Calcutta, Justice C S Karnan.
          • This is for the first time that the sitting judge has been issued a bailable warrant.
        • TN not to register Marshland Property
          • In order to discourage the encroachments in the marshland, the TN Govt has informed that marshland property will not be registered by the Registration Department.
        • T N Padmaja Devi
          • She was named the Returning officer of the Byelection which will be held in the RK Nagar (Radha Krishnan Nagar) in april 12, 2017.
        • New Public Account Committee Chairman
          • Mallikarjun Kharge (Congress) to become the next Public Account Committee Chairman.
          • He will succeed the present PAC Chairman K V Thomas whose term ends on April 30, 2017.
        • Ganga and Yamuna - Living Entity
          • The Uttarakhand High court declared the river Ganga and Yamuna as Living entities.
          • This is the first time in India, that a river being declared as a living entity.
          • Newzealand became the first country to declare a river as living entity.
          • Newzealand declared River Whanganui as a Legal entity.
        • Pyarimohan Mohapatra
          • He is the former Rajya Sabha MP and also known as Chanakya of Odisha Politics passed away recently.
        • Resolution to appeal Myanmar to stop Border Fencing
          • The Nagaland Assembly passed a resolution requesting the central government to appeal the Myanmar to stop the border fencing along the Indo-Myanmar border.
          • The Naga people lives on both the sides of the Indo Myanmar border, the fencing will make the permanent separation between the nagas living in both the border areas.
        • Uttarakhand HC banned Mining for four Months
          • The Uttarakhand High court has banned the mining activities in the entire state to curb illegal mining.
        • Honorary General of Nepalese Army
          • Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat was conferred the title "Honorary General of Nepalese Army' by the Nepalese President, Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
          • Earlier Nepalese Army Chief Gen. Rajendra Chettri was conferred the title 'honorary general of Indian Army in Feb 2017.
          • The reciprocal tradition to each other's army general was started in the year 1969.
        • Lok Sabha Passed GST Bill
          • The Lok Sabha has passed the GST bill on March 29, 2017.

        Economy
        • The Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017.
          • This act made possessing more than 10 number of old notes by individual and more than 25 number of old notes for study and numismatic purposes a crime.
          • Possessing more number of such old notes would attract a fine of Rs 10000 or five times the value of the money or whichever is higher.
          • The act received the President's assent on February 27, 2017.
        • GST
          • The Central Govt has planned to roll out the Goods and Services Tax from Sept 1, 2017.
        • Aadhaar Compulsary for Rail Tickets
          • The Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has announced that for availing the concessions for senior citizens they have to produce their aadhaar.
          • It will come effect from April 1, 2017.
          • Very soon for online ticket booking also the Aadhaar will be made compulsory.
        • TN hiked VAT on Petrol and Diesel
          • The Tamil Nadu govt raised the Value Added Price on Petrol and Diesel which came effect from March 6, 2017.
            • Petrol from 27% to 34% [New VAT %]
            • Diesel From 21.43& to 25% [New VAT %]
        • Abbreviations
          • NIIF - National Investment and Infrastructure fund.
        • FIPB
          • FIPB - Foreign Investment and Promotion Board.
          • The central govt has planned to abolish this board and replace it with a new one.
        • CAG 
        • Transparency International Report 2017 - Bribery rate
          • Transparency International recently conducted the survey among 16 Asia-Pacific Countries.
          • India was ranked 1st in terms of Bribery Rate (Highest Bribery rate).
          • Vietnam has the second highest bribery rate.
          • Japan has the least bribery rate.
        • D.Jayakumar
          • The New Finance Minister of Tamil nadu to present the state Budget of Tamil Nadu on March 16, 2017.
        • Cash Withdrawal limits in Saving Account Ends
          • RBI has announced that the cash withdrawal limits on saving account ends on March 13, 2017.
        • TIES
          • TIES it stands for Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme
          • It is a new scheme launched by central govt to boost export related infrastructure,
          • The scheme will replace the existing ASIDE scheme.
          • ASIDE -  Assistance to States for Creating Infrastructure for the development and growth of Exports.
        • Domestic tourism Arrivals 2016
          • It is a ranking based on the number of domestic tourists published by Union Tourism ministry.
          • Rankings
            • 1st Rank - Tamil Nadu
            • 2nd Rank - Uttar Pradesh
        • Tamil Nadu Budget 2017
        • Namma Canteens
          • It is a food subsidization programme similar to 'Amma Unavagam of Tamil nadu' to be introduced in Karnataka.
          • It provided food at cheaper price to the people.
          • Amma Unavagam was introduced in 2013.
        • Plastic 10 rs notes to be released soon by RBI
          • The Plastic notes have longer life than the present cotton based notes.
        • Vodafone and Idea Merger
          • Vodafone and Idea Cellular has planned to merge together
          • The merger will make it the India's largest Telecom Service provider with 39.25 Crore Customers
        • World Happiness Index 2017 
          • It is released by United Nations
          • Rankings
            • 1st - Norway
            • 2nd - Denmark
            • 3rd - Iceland
            • 122nd - India
        • Global Energy Architecture Performance Index 2017
          • It was released by World Economic Forum
          • India Ranks 87th in Energy Architecture Performance Index 2017.
          • Top Three Countries
            1. Switzerland
            2. Norway
            3. Sweden
        • Cash Transaction Limit reduced
          • The Central govt has panned to reduce the limit for cash transactions from 3 lakhs to 2 lakhs.
          • It may come to effect from April 1 ,2017
          • Those who transact cash above the limit will be fined 100% of the value of transaction.
        • Human Development Index 2016
          • It was released by the United Nations Development Programme.
          • Rankings
            1. 1st - Norway
            2. 2nd - Australia
            3. 3rd - Switserland
            4. 130 - India
          • India - 130th Rank in HDI 2016.
        • Miyar Hydroelectric Project
          • It is proposed on the River Chenab in Himachal Pradesh.
        • Finance Bill 2017.
          • The Lok Sabha Passed the finance bill, 2017 on March 22, 2017.
          • This bill makes Aadhaar Card Mandatory for issuing PAN Card.
          • This move will find out those who are having more than one Pan card.
        • TN Private School Fee Determination Committee
          • Justice Masilamani has been appointed as the Chairman of the TN Private School Fee Determination Committee.
        • TANGEDCO sets up New Museum
          • The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has set ups a new museum at Kundah near Ooty.
          • It displays various initiatives in the Power generation.
        • UDAN Scheme
        • India's First Loan Agreement with NDB.
          • India has signed its first loan agreement with New Development Bank.
          • The loan amount of 350 US dollars will be used for the development of district roads in Madhya Pradesh.
          • New Development Bank also called as BRICS bank.
          • NDB Hq: Shanghai.
          • NDB President: K V Kamath.


          Environment & Health
          • India's First Genetically Modified Varieties of Cotton seeds
            • It was developed by the Punjab Agricultural university.
            • The main advantage of these seeds is that the farmers can use the harvested seed for the next sowing.
            • The seed names were
              • PAU Bt1 , F1861 and RS2013
          • Pobitora Wildlife Santuary is in Assam.
          • Melanosis
            • It is a disease caused by Aresenic Poisioning.
            • It creates white marks on the skin mostly over the chest, abdomen and thigh areas.
            • The safe and permissible limit for arsenic in drinking water is 5 ppm.
          • Miracle Drug
            • The Penicilin is also known as the Miracle Drug.
            • It was discovered by Alexander Flemming.
            • Recently the mould in which the penicilin was created was sold for 97.5 Lakh.
          • Humboldt Penguin
            • It is a native penguin species of South America.
            • It is listed as Vulnerable species by the IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature.
          • Gahirmatha Sanctuary
            • It is located in the State of Odisha.
            • It is one of the largest nesting grounds for the Olive ridley turtles.
          • Kolleru Lake
            • It is located in Godawari District of Andhra Pradesh.
          • Lopinavir Syrup
            • It is a life saving drug for Children affected by HIV.
            • The stock of this drug has been reducing as Cipla, the only manufacturer of this drug stopped production citing delayed payments made by the Govt.
          • Ropar Wetland
            • It is located in Punjab.
          • Mattu Gulla
            • It is a Brinjal Variety native to Karnataka which has already received the GI Tag.
          • Pinkathan
            • It is a run compaign held in Kolkatta to create awareness about the women's Welfare and breast Cancer.
          • Kudimaramathu Scheme
            • It is a new scheme launched in Tamil Nadu which aims to rejuvenate waterbodies in 30 districts.
            • This project involves desilting of the lakes in partnership with citizens and other farmers associations.
            • This project is to be carried out at a cost of 100 crores.
          • Polka Dot Tree Frog
            • It is the world's first fluroscent frog discovered by scientists in Argentina.
            • The scientific name of this frog is - Hypsiboas punctatus.
          • National Health Policy 2017 - Features
            • To raise the public health expenditure as a % GDP.
              • From current 1.15% of GDP to 2.5% of GDP by 2025.
            • To reduce household health expenditure to 25% by 2025.
            • Utilization of public health facilities by 50% by 2025.
            • Introduction of E-Health Card for individuals.
            • Safe water for all by 2020.
          • West Bengal
            • WB State has the highest number of Arsenic affected people in India.
          • Arctic Ice Record Low [Useful for Mains]
            • In Arctic region the polar ice sheet will be in its maximum extent in the month of March.
            • Like that after summer melt the ice sheet will be in its minimum extent in the month of september.
            • This year in March the maximum ice coverage is 14.42 Million sq. Km which is lowest of the past 38 years.
          • Tuberculosis [For mains]
            • It is caused by the Bacterium - Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.
            • It is a contagious disease spread through air.
            • TB attack the lungs and also capable of spreading to other body parts like brain and spine.
            • DRTB - Drug Resistant Tuberculosis, is a form of TB which develops resistant to the drug which are usually treated for TB.
            • One in four in the world is affected by DRTB.
            • The Medicine approved by the WHO to treat DRTB are -
              • Delaminid.
              • Bedaquiline.
            • March 24 -World TB Day.
          • Earth Hour 2017
            • It is an event observed to highlight the effect of Global warming.
            • It was first observed in the Year 2007.
            • The Earth Hour 2017 was observed on March 25, 2017.
          • India Govt has planned redefined the definition of Blindness
            • India's Present definition for Blindness as per the National Programme for Control of Blindness is 'a person unable to count fingers from a distance of Six meters is categorised as Blind'.
            • As per WHO definition 'a person unable to count fingers from a distance of Three meters is categorised as Blind'.
            • Now Indian govt has planned to take the definition as stated by the WHO.
            • WHO Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
          • Ipomea Carnea
            • It is the scientific name of the ornamental plant 'Neyveli Kaatumanakku'.
            • It is a highly adaptive plant which can grow both on wet and dry land.
            • It clogs the waterbodies, makes it shallow and gradually an island in the waterbodies.
          • Kanha Tiger reserve
            • It became the first Tiger reserve in the country to have a official mascot.
            • Mascot : Bhoorshing the Barashingha (swamp deer).
            • Kanha Tiger Reserve:  in Madhya Pradesh.


          Science and Tech

          • BMD - Ballistic Missile Defence
            • Ballistic Missile Defence is a two layered interceptor missile system developed by DRDO.
            • It consists of two missiles
              Prithvi Defence Vehichle - for intercepting targets in exo-atmosphere at altitude over 85 Km.
            • Advanced Area Defence missile - for intercepting targets in endo-atmosphere at altitude of 15 km.
          • 1st Antyodaya Express
            • Antyodaya express is a fully unreserved superfast unreserved train.
            • The first Antyodaya express was launched between Ernakulam and Howrah (Westbengal).
          • Chandryaan II
            • It is India's 2nd mission to Moon which is expected to be launched in 2018.
            • ISRO Chairman: A.S Kiran Kumar
          • Swati
            • It is a Weapon Locating Radar WLR system developed by the DRDO.
            • It can accurately locate all enemy weapons in its range like mortars, shells and rocket firing.
          • Kalvari
            • It is India's first Scorpene submarine.
            • An anti ship missile was test from it recently.
          • ICEGOV 2017
            • ICEGOV - International Conference on Theory and Practise of Electronic Governance 2017 was held at New Delhi.
            • It the first time India is hosting this event.
          • INS Viraat
            • It is the oldest aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy.
            • It weighs 27800 tonnes.
            • It was decommissioned from service on March 6, 2017.
            • The Andhra Pradesh govt has proposed to convert it to an entertainment hub.
            • The decommissioning ceremony of the INS Viraat was held at the western naval command in Mumbai.
          • India's Longest Cable Bridge
            • PM Narendra Modi inaugrated the India's Longest Cable Bridge over the Narmada River at Baruch in Gujarat.
            • The length of the bridge : 1344m.
          • Scientists found New Canyon system
            • Scientists found a new canyon system in the Bay of Bengal near Kovvada in Srikakulam District in Odisha.
            • It may have developed because of the river Kandivalasa.
          • Chandrayaan-1
            • It was launched on October 22, 2008.
          • Hyperloop
            • It is a transport system in which magnetically levitating capsules are sent at high sppeds through the Vacuum
            • The idea of Hyperloop was first proposed by Eden Musk.
            • Through Hyperloop we can travel at a top speed of 1200 kmph.
            • The world's first comercial hyperloop transportation system is to be built between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
          • Ammavin Aran
            • It is an app published by AIADMK Party.
            • This app has various safety features for women.
          • Cloud seeding
            • It is an artificial way of inducing moisture in the cloud to produce precipitation.
            • Silver iodide is used for cloud seeding.
          • Dev Raj Sikka
            • He is a famous Indian meteorologist who passed away recently.
            • He was the first one to link the El Nino effect with the indian Monsoon.
          • India's Longest Road Tunnel
            • Chenani-Nashiri Road Tunnel is the India's Longest road tunnel in which the trail run was completed.
            • It is located in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.
            • Length - 9 Km
          •  Medha
            • It is India's first fully Indian made train built at ICF Chennai.
            • It was flagged off from Dadar Station in Mumbai.
          • INS Viraat
            • It was a oldest warship which was decommissioned recently.
            • The Andhra Pradesh has proposed the Centre to make it as a museum as a Joint venture which was turned down by the centre.
          • World's Largest Hypersonic Wind Tunnel
            • ISRO commissioned the World's Largest Hypersonic Wind Tunnel at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram.
            • It will be usefull in studying the aerodynamic characteristics of the space vehicles in hypersonic environment.
          • Barak Missile
            • It is a short range surface to air missile.
            • It was test fired from the INS Vikramadithya, an aircraft carrier.
          • Aadhaar Now Mandatory for Mobile Connection
            • The Department of Telecommunications has issued notice to all service provider to reverify the KYC through Aadhaar based eKYC.
            • KYC - Know Your Customer
          • Brown Dwarf
            • It is an intermediate between the Planet and a fully fledged star.
            • Recently scientist found a brown dwarf named SDSS J0104+1535 at 750 Light years away.
          • EVM - Electronic Voting Machine Limits
            • The Election Commission of India uses EVM Manufactured by the two manufactures namely
              1. Bharat Electronics Limited
              2. Electronics Corporation of India
            • EVMs manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited are designed for maximum of 64 Candidates.
            • EVMs manufactured by Electronics Corporation of India  are designed for maximum of 383 Candidates + 1 NOTA. so total 384.
          • TU-142M
            • It is a long range maritime patrol aircraft which was decommissioned by the Indian Navy.
          • BS-IV
            • Indian Govt has planned to force the BS-IV (Bharat Stage Emissions) from April 1, 2017.
          • SC Banned the Sale of BS-III vehicles
            • The Supreme Court has banned the sale and registration of the BS-III vehicles which comes into effect from April 1, 2017.
          • GSAT-9
            • The GSAT-9 satellite or the South Asia Satellite / SAARC satellite is expected to be launched in April 2017.


              World
              • Mangala Samaraweera - Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka.
              • Pakistan to take census
                • Pakistan govt has started to take population census after 19 years.
                • The last census was taken in 1998.
              • Adams Bridge
                • It is a chain of limestone shoals between Pamban Island to Mannar Island.
                • Length: 50 Km
              • Joint Exercises
                • Al Nagah-II 2017
                  • It is the second bilateral counter-terror exercise between India and Oman.
                  • It will be held in the Dhauladhar Ranges at Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh.
                • Foal Eagle
                • Surya-Kiran XI
              • Penguin Random House
                • Penguin Random House Publication signed the contract to publish the memoirs of the former Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.
              • India's WTO Ambassador
                • J S Deepak to be appointed as the new India's WTO Ambassador.
              • Sweden to Reintroduce Conscription
                • Conscription means compulsory enlistment of people in Military service.
                • Earlier Sweden has ended the compulsory military service in 2010.
                • Now they have planned to reintroduce it.
              • SAARC New Chief
                • Amjad Hussein B Sial of Pakistan  was appointed as the new chief of SAARC.
                • SAARC - South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
                • HQ: Kathmandu (Nepal).
              • Permanent Indus commission 2017
                • It is to be held at Lahore in March 2017.
                • Pakistan and India will discuss about the Indus water treaty in the meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission.
                • The talks will be negotiated by the World Bank.
              • Zeid Raad Al Hussein
                • He is the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights.
              • Sergey Kislyak
                • He is the Russian Ambassador to USA.
              • Muslim Ban 2.0
                • American President Donald Trump signed a new executive order which bans citizens of Six countries from entering USA.
                • The Six Countries were
                  1. Sudan
                  2. Syria
                  3. Iran
                  4. Libya
                  5. Somalia
                  6. Yemen.
              • IORA - Indian Ocean Rim Association
                • The 20th summit of the IORA was held at Jakarta in Indonesia.
              • San Brownback
                • He is the governor of Kansas in US.
                • He has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister to express his regret over the killing of Srinivas Kuchibhotta, an indian national.
              • Donald Tusk
                • He was the European union President who was reelected for the second term as the President of European Union
              • Hambantota Port
                • It is located in Srilanka.
              • Pakistan passed the Hindu Marriage Bill
                • Pak Parliament has passed the Hindu Marriage Bill 2017.
                • The bill says about a document 'Shadi Parath'.
                • This shadi parath has to be signed by the pandit and later must be registered with the govt.
              • Park Geun-hye
                • She is the President of South Korea who was removed from the post by the Constitutional Court.
              • John Surtees
                • He is the only person who have won both  the world championship title in two wheeler and four wheeler racing.
                • He passed away recently.
              • J-20
                • It is a Stealth fighter recently inducted by the Chinese Air force.
              • Fearless Girl Statue
                • It was installed at next to Wall Street in New York to mark the occasion of the International women's day.
                • The height of the statue is - 50 Inch.
              • Operation Searchlight
                • It is the name of the attack conducted by the Pakistan Army in (East Pakistan ) Bangladesh in 1971.
                • Recently the Bangladesh parliament declared the date of Operation Searchlight March 25 as the Genocide Day.
              • Michel Temer - President of Brazil
              • Recep Tayyip Erdogan - President of Trukey.
              • Indrani Das
                • She is an Indian-american who won the top prize of 2,50,000 US Dollars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition in the USA.
                • Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition award is also nick named as Junior Nobel Prize.
                • Indrani das won this award for her research on treating brain injury and disease.
              • Whanganui River
                • This river is located in New Zealand.
                • The New Zealand's Parliament has recognized this river as a legal person and declared as a living entity.
              • Mark Rutte
                • He is the Prime Minister of Netherlands.
                • His party 'People's party for freedom and Democracy' won the parliament election
              • First India-Russia Military Industrial conference
                • It was held in new Delhi.
                • Two countries have signed the agreement for the long time supply of equipment to the Sukhoi fighter aircraft.
                • Derek Walcott
                  • He is a nobel prize winning poet who passed away recently.
              • G20 Finance Minister meeting 2017
                • It was held at Baden-Baden in Germany.
              • Global Teacher Prize
                • Maggie MacDonnell, a canadian teacher who won the Global Teacher Prize.
              • Turkey President to Visit India
                • Turkey President - Recep Tayyip Ergodan has planned to visit India in May 2017.
              • Martin McGuinness
                • He is the former Irish Republican Army commander and also who played a key role in Northern Ireland peace passed away recenlty.
              • Tomb of Jesus Christ
                • The rennovated Tomb of Jesus christ to be unveiled soon.
                • It is located in Jerusalem of Israel.
              • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Zeid Raad Al Hussein.
              • Treaty of Rome
                • It was signed on March 25, 1957 to move towards a single market.
                • The European Union celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Treaty this year 2017.
              • Ian Grillot
                • He is an American who was honoured as 'A True american Hero' by the Indian-American Community in USA and also awared 1Lakh US Dollar.
                • He got a bullet injury while protecting an Indian during a gun shooting by a US navy veteran.
              • March 26, 2017
                • Bangladesh celebrated its 46th Year of Independence.
                • It announced its Independence on March 26, 1971.
              • Shanti Prayas-II
              • Carrie Lam
                • She became the first Women chief executive of Hong Kong.
              • Ahmad Kathrada
                • He is an anti-apartheid activist from south Africa who died recently.
              • Bob Dylan
                • He is an American musician who was named the Nobel Literature Laureate for the year 2016.
              • BREXIT
                • Britian has formally triggered the exit process by giving the Brexit notice to the European Council President, Donald Tusk.
                • Britian became the first country to trigger the Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty which deals about the exiting of the EU.
                • Britian PM : Teresa May.
              • Malaysian PM
                • Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, visited India.
              • 5 Billion US Dollar LOC
                • India has offered 5 Billion US dollar as line of credit to its neighbour, Bangladesh.
                • It is the highest Loc by India to Bangladesh.
              • Airport named after Cristiano Ronaldo
                • The airport in Madeira island of Portugal was renamed as Cristiano Ronaldo Airport.
                • Elsalvador
                  • It became the first country in the world to ban Metal Mining.

                      Sports


                      • ISSF World Cup 2017
                        • International Shooting sport federation world cup was held in New Delhi.
                        • Jitu Rai won the Bronze medal in the 10m air pistol category.
                        • Jitu Rai won the Gold medal in the 50m air pistol category.
                        • Amanpreet Singh won the Silver medal in the 50m air pistol category.
                      • BCCI Awards 2016
                        • Col C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award - Ranjinder Goel and Padmakar Shivalkar
                        • BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award for Women - Shanta Rangaswamy
                        • BCCI Special Award - V V Kumar
                        • Polly Umrigar Award - Virat Kohli
                      • Nihan Sarin
                        • He is a 12 year old chess player from Trissur in Kerala.
                        • He has fulfilled the requirements to become an International Master.
                      • ATP Mexico Open 2017
                        • Men's Singles
                          • Sam Quarrey (USA) won the title by beating Rafael Nadal (Spain) in the Final.
                      • Indian Open Golf 2017
                        • Shiv Shankar Chowrasia won the Indian Open Golf 2017 Title.
                      • Shashank Manohar 
                        • He resigned his post as the chairman of the Interntional Cricket Council.
                        • Earlier he was appointed as the first Independent chairman of ICC.
                      • Bangladesh
                        • Bangladesh cricket team became the fastest test playing nation to play 100 tests.
                      • Chetashwar Pujara
                        • He faced 525 balls to score 202 in a Test Match against Australia.
                        • He made a record by facing most number of balls in an Innings.
                      • Indian Well Master 2017
                        • Roger Federer won the title in the Men's Single Category
                        • With this title he became the oldest person in the world to win the ATP Masters Title.
                      • Vijay hazare Trophy 2017 (Cricket)
                        • Tamil Nadu won the final match against Bengal.
                      • 32nd Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo,Japan in 2020.
                        • 2016 - Riode jenero - Brazil
                        • 2012 - London  - UK.
                      • ISSF World Cup (Shooting)
                        • Ankur Mittal (Ind) has won the gold in the shortgun double trap category.
                      • Ajinkya Rahane
                        • He is an Indian Cricketer who became the 33rd Test Captain of the Indian Cricket Team.
                      • Australian Grand Prix 2017
                        • Sebastin Vettel (Germany- Ferrari) finished in the first place.
                        • Second Place - Lewis Hamilton (Britain - Mercedes)
                      • Prof D. B. Deodhar Trophy (Cricket)
                        • Tamil nadu team won the Deodhar Trophy 2017 by beating 'India Red' team in the Final.

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