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International Day for Right to Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations 2017 observed

The day also pays tribute to those who have devoted their lives to, and lost their lives in, the struggle to promote and protect human rights for all.

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Publish Date : Mar 25, 2017

UNHRC approves Sri Lanka’s request for two-year extension to deliver war probe

The United Nations Human Rights Council gave Sri Lanka two more years to fulfil its obligation relating to reconciliation on war crimes committed during the war with LTTE.  

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Publish Date : Mar 24, 2017

Five Indian cities included in World Heritage List

Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai are the five cities that were included in the tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Publish Date : Mar 23, 2017

India slips to rank 131 in Human Development Index, Norway tops again

India has been ranked 131 in the Human Development Index, below two of its SAARC counterparts Sri Lanka and Maldives, which have been categorised in the high human development category.

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Publish Date : Mar 23, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz: 23 March 2017

23 March 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh.com wants to help every aspirant of competitive exams to revise the day at an ease. These quizzes will help you in answering questions which can/may be asked in the next exam that will be faced by you. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like 2016 Human Development Report, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and VIKALP Scheme of Indian Railways.

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Publish Date : Mar 23, 2017

भारत मानव विकास सूचकांक में 131वें स्थान पर

एशिया की तीसरी सबसे बड़ी अर्थव्यवस्था वाला देश भारत इस मामले में पाकिस्तान, भूटान एवं नेपाल जैसे दक्षिण एशियाई पड़ोसी देशों की श्रेणी में शामिल है.

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Publish Date : Mar 23, 2017

Nation paid tributes to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev on their 86th martyrdom day

The trio, were hanged Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, were sentenced to death in the Lahore conspiracy case and were hanged to death on 23 March 1931 at 7.30 pm in the Lahore jail.

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Publish Date : Mar 23, 2017

UK Parliament on lockdown after suspected terrorist attack leaves 5 dead

In the deadliest attack in London since suicide bombings in July 2005, five people were killed and over 40 injured when a car rammed into the pedestrians outside UK’s Parliament.

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Publish Date : Mar 23, 2017

World Down Syndrome Day observed on 21 March

Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition. It affects approx 1 in 800 live births.

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Publish Date : Mar 22, 2017

RS passes HIV, AIDS Bill, 2014 by voice vote

Indian parliament’s upper house on 21 March passed a crucial bill that not only protects the rights of those afflicted by HIV and AIDS but also ensures that nobody is denied treatment.

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Publish Date : Mar 22, 2017

Aadhar Card to be made mandatory for ITR and PAN Card Applications

With this, Aadhaar enrolment number while filing ITR could also be accepted. However, failing to declare Aadhaar may lead to PAN being deemed invalid.

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Publish Date : Mar 22, 2017

Ravindra Jadeja grabs top spot in ICC Test bowler rankings

Earlier in March 2017, Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja were sharing the top spot in the list. However, Jadeja’s significant bowling dismantled Ashwin’s place in the ICC rankings.

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Publish Date : Mar 22, 2017

Uttarakhand HC accords human status to Ganga, Yamuna

The court in its landmark judgement said, “Chief Secretary and the Advocate General of Uttarakhand will act as the "legal parents" of the holy rivers”.

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Publish Date : Mar 21, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz: 21 March 2017

21 March 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh.com wants to help every aspirant of competitive exams to revise the day at an ease. These quizzes will help you in answering questions which can/may be asked in the next exam that will be faced by you. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like superfast wireless internet network developed, living human entities status accorded to Ganga and Yamuna and book Contemporary Reflections: A Collection of Verses That Inspire among others.

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Publish Date : Mar 21, 2017

International Day of Happiness celebrated on 20 March 2017

To mark the occasion, the United Nations released the World Happiness Report, which declared Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland as the top 5 happiest countries in the world.

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Publish Date : Mar 21, 2017

World Poetry Day 2017 celebrated globally

The day seeks to recognise the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.

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Publish Date : Mar 21, 2017

World’s oldest red algae fossils found in India

The study was published in March 2017 in the journal PLOS Biology. As per the paper, until now, the oldest known red algae were 1.2 billion years old.

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Publish Date : Mar 18, 2017

Union Cabinet approves revised pact on Border Haats with Bangladesh

Currently, four border haats are operational between the two countries, two each in Meghalaya and Tripura, which were started in the backdrop of MoU and Mode of Operation of Border Haats signed between Bangladesh and India in October 2010.

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Publish Date : Mar 16, 2017

Nongthombam Biren Singh sworn in as Chief Minister of Manipur

After the declaration of the results of Manipur Elections 2017, Manipur Governor Najma Haptullah invited the BJP-led coalition to form the next government in the state.

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Publish Date : Mar 15, 2017

EU court allows employers to ban workers from wearing religious symbols

European Union’s highest court passed a ruling allowing companies to ban their workers from wearing religious symbols including Islamic headscarves.

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Publish Date : Mar 15, 2017

First fluorescent frog found in Argentina

The findings were published on 13 March 2017 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Publish Date : Mar 15, 2017

Lok Sabha passes the Enemy Property Bill 2016

The bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha with some amendments. The amendments to the bill in were moved by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the Lok Sabha.

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Publish Date : Mar 14, 2017

Seema Verma to be chief of Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Verma, who will be reporting to US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, is a owner of SVC Inc, a healthcare consulting firm.

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Publish Date : Mar 14, 2017

श्रीलंका द्वारा युद्ध जांच के लिए यूएनएचआरसी से दो वर्ष का समय माँगा गया

अक्टूबर 2015 में यूएनएचआरसी ने श्रीलंका को लिट्टे के साथ हुए संघर्ष के दौरान हानि की जांच हेतु 18 माह का समय दिया था. श्रीलंका विदेश मंत्रालय द्वारा इस अवधि को और अधिक बढ़ाये जाने की मांग की गयी है.

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Publish Date : Mar 14, 2017

Sri Lanka seeks two-year extension from UNHRC to deliver war probe

Sri Lanka to seek more time from the UN to investigate crimes committed during the three-decade long civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

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Publish Date : Mar 14, 2017

Congress emerged as the largest party in 2017 Assembly Elections of Goa

Three seats in Goa Assembly were captured by three parties that came into existence just a year ago as a regional party.

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Publish Date : Mar 11, 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Nari Shakti Puraskar 2016

The Nari Shakti Awards were initiated in the year 1999 and the guidelines were reframed in the year 2015.

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Publish Date : Mar 8, 2017

Thomas E Starzl, pioneering liver surgeon, passes away

He performed the first human liver transplant in 1963. He performed the first successful human liver transplant in 1967. He performed both the transplants at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

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Publish Date : Mar 6, 2017

Operation Thunderbird & Operation Save Kurma of WCCB

These two operations were convened by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) to check wildlife crimes throughout the country.

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Publish Date : Mar 3, 2017

Syrian troops with Russian support recaptured historic city of Palmyra from IS

An ally of Damascus, Russia started an air campaign against ISIS in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in September 2015.

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Publish Date : Mar 3, 2017
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