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US Congress introduced Explosive Materials Background Check Act

Apr 25, 2013
An American Senator in April 2013 introduced legislation in the US Congress which requires the sales of explosive powder be subject to a background check.

Rajan Bharti Mittal appointed President of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) India

Mar 31, 2013
Rajan Bharti Mittal on 31 March 2013 appointed as the President of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) India.

America’s Serena Williams won Miami Masters open Tennis Tournament 2013

Mar 31, 2013
World No. 1 Serena Williams on 30 March 2013 won Miami masters open Tennis Tournament for record sixth time in Key Biscayne.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi inducted into BJP Parliamentary Board

Mar 31, 2013
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on 31 March 2013, re-inducted into the Central Parliamentary Board, top decision-making body of BJP.

Eighth India-Yemen Joint Committee Meeting Held in New Delhi

Mar 31, 2013
The Eighth Session of the India-Yemen Joint Committee for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation (JCM) took place in New Delhi on March 11-12, 2013.

NTPC commissioned New Solar Power Project in Andaman & Nicobar

Mar 31, 2013
NTPC Ltd on 30 March 2013 commissioned a 5-MW solar photo-voltaic power project at Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

UN Arms Treaty blocked by Iran, N. Korea and Syria

Mar 30, 2013
Iran, North Korea and Syria have blocked the adoption of a UN arms trade treaty which is supposed to regulate the 70-billion dollars conventional arms trade around the world.

IRDA Introduced Credit Rating Norm for Selecting Foreign Reinsurers

Mar 30, 2013
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) in the month of March 2013 have made the norms stricter for reinsurers.

London Olympic Park Reopened to the Visitors for Tours

Mar 30, 2013
The London Olympic Park reopened to the visitors on 30 March 2013. 20000 tickets were sold to visitors who wanted to see London Olympic Park in Stratford.

Mercedes-Benz and Sahara Force India Signed a Long-Term Agreement

Mar 30, 2013
Mercedes-Benz and Sahara Force India signed a long-term agreement for the Silverstone-based team on 28 March 2013 for full use of Merc’s powertrain.

US Food and Drug Administration Lifted Import Alert on Aurobindo Pharma

Mar 30, 2013
Aurobindo Pharma announced on 28 March 2013 that the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) lifted import alert on the Hyderabad-based antibiotics facility.

Union Government to set up 2000 Telecom Towers in Tribal Areas

Mar 30, 2013
The Union Government on 29 March 2013 decided to set up 2000 telecom towers in tribal areas with a cost of around 3000 crore Rupees.

Godrej Properties Ltd. Launched Affordable 1 BHK Apartments in Ahmedabad

Mar 30, 2013
Godrej Properties Ltd. (GPL) launched one BHK affordable apartments in Ahmedabad in the last week of March 2013. The apartments start from 16.5 lakh Rs.

India’s International Financial Liabilities increased by 10.5 billion Dollar

Mar 30, 2013
India’s international financial liabilities increased by 10.5 billion Dollars to 723.9 billion Dollars as at end- of December 2012 as per the Report.

Actor Richard Griffiths, the Renowned Vernon Dursley of Harry Potter Died at 65

Mar 30, 2013
Actor Richard Griffiths, the Vernon Dursley of Harry Potter died on 28 March 2013 at University Hospital in Coventry, central England. His age was 65 years.

BRICS Summit 2013: South Africa and Russian Space Agencies signed Agreement

Mar 29, 2013
An agreement, on the RadioAstron space satellite was signed between the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

Fourth meeting of India-Mongolia Joint Committee on Cooperation held in New Delhi

Mar 29, 2013
The 4th Meeting of the India-Mongolia Joint Committee on Cooperation was held in New Delhi on 21 March 2013.

UPSC Changed the Scheme of Civil Services MAIN Examination 2013

Mar 29, 2013
UPSC changed Syllabus and Scheme of MAIN (Written+Interview) Exam and introduced four general studies paper and omitted optional.

Harmanpreet Kaur Named Captain of the Indian Women's Cricket Team

Mar 29, 2013
Harmanpreet Kaur was named as the Captain of the Indian women's Cricket team for the limited-overs series against Bangladesh, on 28 March 2013.

Google launched Google Play Movies in India

Mar 29, 2013
Google in the Month of March 2013 added Google Play Movies features to its Google Play India Page which allows you to download or rent movies.

Angelo Mathews Named Captain of the Pune Warriors India for IPL 6

Mar 29, 2013
Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lanka Test and ODI captain was named as the captain of the Pune Warriors India for Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 6.

2nd National Photo Awards for the Year 2011-2012 Conferred by the Speaker of Lok Sabha

Mar 29, 2013
The 2nd National Photo Awards for the year 2011-2012 were given away on 28 March 2013 at New Delhi. The awards were conferred by the Lok Sabha Speaker.

India and Liechtenstein Signed the Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA)

Mar 29, 2013
India and Liechtenstein signed the Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) on 28 March 2013 at Bern, Switzerland.

Educomp Solutions sold 50 per cent stake in Eurokids

Mar 28, 2013
Educomp Solutions Ltd, on 26 March 2013 announced completion of the sale of its entire 50% stake in Eurokids International

Income tax Department slapped 2000 crore Rupees Tax Notice to Nokia

Mar 28, 2013
Income Tax department served a 2000 crore notice Rupees on Nokia for suspected evasion of taxes in its business transactions in the country.

Malala Yousafzai, signed 3-Million Dollar deal for Publishing her Life Story

Mar 28, 2013
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by Talibansigned a deal for around 3 million dollars in March 2013 to publish her memoir.

5th BRICS Summit held in Durban, South Africa: Highlights

Mar 28, 2013
South Africa hosted the fifth BRICS Summit from 26 to 28 March 2013 at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC).

Fifth BRICS Summit Took Place in Durban, South Africa

Mar 28, 2013
The fifth BRICS Summit took place in Durban, South Africa from 25 March 2013 to 28 March 2013. BRICS Summit took place in South Africa for the first time.

The Prime Minister of India Visited Durban, South Africa for the 5th BRICS Summit

Mar 28, 2013
The Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh visited Durban, South Africa for the 5th BRICS Summit which took place from 25 March 2013 to 28 March 2013.

News Television Awards 2013: Vineet Jain Conferred With Contribution to News Television Award

Mar 28, 2013
Vineet Jain of Times Group was conferred with the Contribution to News Television Award 2013 at the Sixth News Television Awards on 25 March 2013 in New Delhi.

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