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SBI launched Unnati Credit Card to spread credit inclusion

The SBI Unnati would enable those who do not have a credit history to build one so that they could avail themselves of other loan products in the future.

Recommended for : SBI new credit card , SBI Unnati , GE Capital , Financial Inclusion , Piyush Goyal

Publish Date : Mar 29, 2017

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.

Recommended for : International Day , Human Rights Violations , 2017

Publish Date : Mar 25, 2017

World Tuberculosis Day 2017 observed globally

The day commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus.

Recommended for : World Tuberculosis Day 2017 , Unite to End TB , Leave no one behind , TB , WHO

Publish Date : Mar 24, 2017

Resolve Ram Temple dispute outside the court: SC

This came following the appeal of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who sought an urgent hearing on the matter.

Recommended for : Ram Temple dispute , BJP , Supreme Court , Ayodhya‬ , ‪Ram Janmabhoomi‬‬

Publish Date : Mar 21, 2017

Ram Vilas Paswan: Strict punishment for misleading advertisements

Consumer Affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan announced that the centre would be taking strict action against the entities who put out misleading advertisements.

Recommended for : Ram Vilas Paswan , Consumer Affairs Minister , New Consumer Protection law , Misleading Advertisements

Publish Date : Mar 21, 2017

World Sparrow Day 2017 observed globally

The World Sparrow Day was conceptualised by Mohammed Dilawar, an Indian conservationist who started the Nature Forever Society.

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Publish Date : Mar 20, 2017

ICAR, ICRISAT signed collaborative agreement for crop improvement

The collaboration is expected to benefit crores of Indian farmers, who are vulnerable to fluctuations in rainfall and demand for food items in the market.

Recommended for : ICAR , ICRISAT , Dryland farming , Agriclutre development , Indian farmers

Publish Date : Mar 19, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz: 18 March 2017

18 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 New CM of Uttarakhand, WHO Regional Health Ministers’ Meeting on TB and Swachhta Pakhwada among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Quiz , Current Affairs , Interactive Quiz , Quizzes for competitive exams , Quizzes for SBI PO exams

Publish Date : Mar 18, 2017

Karan Avtar Singh appointed as Chief Secretary of Punjab

Avtar Singh succeeded Sarvesh Kaushal who was posted as Special Chief Secretary-cum-Director General of the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration.

Recommended for : Karan Avtar Singh , Chief Secretary , Punjab

Publish Date : Mar 17, 2017

Twenty projects approved for implementation of Namami Gange Programme in Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand and Delhi

The approved plan for Haridwar is aimed at treating sewage water generated by not only city’s 1.5 lakh local dwellers, but also by people who visit the place for various purposes.

Recommended for : Namami Gange , National Mission for Clean Ganga , Clean Ganga , River Ganga

Publish Date : Mar 16, 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.

Recommended for : Seema Verma , US Senate , President Donald Trump , Indian-American woman , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publish Date : Mar 14, 2017

Harm Ohlmeyer appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Adidas

He will succeed Robin Stalker, who served the post for 16 years.

Recommended for : Harm Ohlmeyer , Chief Financial Officer , Adidas

Publish Date : Mar 9, 2017

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wins Best Actress Award for Sarbjit at IFFAA

The movie Sarbjit is a 2016 Indian biographical drama film. It was directed by Omung Kumar. The film revolved around Sarabjit Singh, an Indian man, who was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1991. He consequently spent 22 years in prison for alleged terrorism and spying.

Recommended for : Aishwarya Rai Bachchan , Sarbjit , IFFAA , Bollywood

Publish Date : Mar 8, 2017

International Women's Day: Celebrating India’s women scientists who made India proud

International Women’s Day gave us a time to celebrate the achievement of women who made India proud by their activities in the field of science and space.

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Publish Date : Mar 7, 2017

Rekha – The Untold Story authored by Yasser Usman

Rekha, who was not loved by her father, was pushed into Bollywood by her mother’s gambling habit as a fourteen-year-old. Later, she rose to become the most glamorous female lead of the film industry.

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Publish Date : Mar 6, 2017

Environmental pollution kills 1.7 million children each year: WHO

The WHO went on to state that indoor and outdoor air pollution, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, second-hand smoke and inadequate hygiene take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years.

Recommended for : WHO , World Health Organisation , Environmental Pollution , Pollution Kills

Publish Date : Mar 6, 2017

45% of country's bird species in Himachal Pradesh: Great Backyard Bird Count

In 2016, Great Backyard Bird Count saw participants from more than 130 countries who together counted 5689 species of birds on more than 162000 checklists.

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Publish Date : Mar 6, 2017

World Hearing Day 2017 observed globally

This year's theme draws attention to the economic impact of hearing loss.

Recommended for : World Hearing Day 2017 , WHO , Action for hearing loss

Publish Date : Mar 4, 2017

Amjad Hussain B Sial assumes office as Secretary General of SAARC

Sial succeeds Nepal's Arjun Bahadur Thapa, who was appointed the Secretary-General in 2014.

Recommended for : SAARC , Amjad Hussain B Sial , South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

Publish Date : Mar 3, 2017

Ajay Tyagi takes charge as Chairman of SEBI

Tyagi succeeds UK Sinha, who served for six years, the second-longest term by any SEBI Chairman.

Recommended for : Ajay Tyagi , Chairman , SEBI , Securities and Exchange Board of India

Publish Date : Mar 2, 2017

Luis Norton de Matos appointed Head Coach of India U-17 football team

De Matos replaces Nicolai Adam, who was resigned under controversial circumstances after a revolt from the players.

Recommended for : FIFA U-17 World Cup , 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup , Luis Norton de Matos , Football

Publish Date : Mar 2, 2017

D R Doley Barman appointed as Director of SVP National Police Academy

Barman is a senior Indian Police Service officer. A 1986 batch Jammu and Kashmir cadre, she replaces Aruna M Bahuguna, who is an Andhra Pradesh cadre of 1979 batch. However, Barman’s appointment has been done by temporarily downgrading the post to ADG level for a period of two years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Recommended for : D R Doley Barman , Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel National Police Academy , SVPNPA , IPS

Publish Date : Mar 1, 2017

Ruchi Ghanashyam appointed as Secretary (West) in MEA

She succeeds Sujata Mehta, who recently took over as a Member in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Recommended for : Ruchi Ghanashyam , Secretary (West) , MEA

Publish Date : Mar 1, 2017

IAS officer Sumit Mullick appointed as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra

Sumit Mullick, who had served as the secretary to the governor, was serving the state as Chief Protocol Officer in the General Administration department.

Recommended for : Sumit Mullick , Chief Secretary of Maharashtra , Swadheen Kshatriya , Devendra Fadnavis ,

Publish Date : Mar 1, 2017

Revolutionary freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad’s martyrdom day observed

Chandra Shekhar Azad, who lived for mere 24-years, made a difference in India’s struggle for the freedom.

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Publish Date : Feb 27, 2017

Former Nagaland CM Zeliang appointed as Finance Advisor to state government

Zeliang, who was appointed as the Finance Advisor in the rank of a cabinet minister, will receive the pay and allowances admissible to a cabinet minister.

Recommended for : TR Zeliang , Chief Minister of Nagaland , Finance advisor of Nagaland government , PB Acharya

Publish Date : Feb 25, 2017

Shurhozelie Liezitsu sworn in as new CM of Nagaland

Shurhozelie Liezietsu has been sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Nagaland. He will be succeeding TR Zeliang, who resigned from the post following widespread protests in the state over 33 per cent reservation for women in urban local bodies.

Recommended for : Shurhozelie Liezietsu , New Nagaland Chief Minister , T R Zeliang , Nagaland Chief Minister , Nagaland Current Chief minister , Naga People’s Front , Governor of Nagaland , Nagaland Legislative Assembly , Nagaland Tribes Action Committee

Publish Date : Feb 22, 2017

Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre appointed chairman of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal

Justice Sapre, who will head the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal, was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court and assumed charge on 13 August 2014.

Recommended for : Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre , Chairman of CWDT , Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal , Chief Justice JS Khehar , Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan

Publish Date : Feb 22, 2017

Pakistan Senate approved Hindu Marriage Bill

It is applicable to all persons who profess Hindu regligion in all of its forms prevalent in the country.

Recommended for : Hindu Marriage bill , Minorities in Pakistan , Hindus in Pakistan , Senate , National Assembly , Personal laws in Pakistan

Publish Date : Feb 21, 2017

UN's WHO gives India's vaccine regulatory body NRAI highest ratings

This highest approval rating is expected to give a boost to Indian pharmaceutical companies.

Recommended for : NRAI , WHO , Vaccine programme , Pulse Polio , Indian pharma industry

Publish Date : Feb 20, 2017
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