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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 16 March 2016

Mar 16, 2016 19:01 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings the Current Affairs Recap of the Day to provide the reader a tool to recap and revise the important current affairs of the day in bulleted form. It will be helpful in preparation for competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and etc.

•    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) suspended this tennis star as a goodwill ambassador - Maria Sharapova

•    Lok Sabha passed Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that seeks to amend - Constitution Scheduled Castes Order 1950

•    Union Government imposed anti-dumping duty of up to 44.7 percent on import of plastic-processing machines for five years on the imports from - Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam

•    Punjab Assembly unanimously passed the 'Punjab Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal land (Transfer of Proprietary Right) Bill, 2016' against - Construction of contentious Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL)

•    In UK, the world's first fully electric double decker bus was launched by - London's transport authority

•    Punjab Finance Minister, Parminder Singh Singh Dhindsa presented 2016-17 budget for estimates of - 86 thousand 387 crore rupees

•    The pilots of this airlines made history by becoming the company's first all-female flight crew when they flew the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Brunei to Jeddah - Royal Brunei Airlines

•    The Reserve Bank Governor of Bangladesh who resigned following 80 million dollar cyber theft from the Bank's Reserve Fund Account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York - Atiur Rahman

•    An army plane with 22 people and Ecuadorian soldiers on board crashed in - Ecuador's Amazon region

•    Thai capital Bangkok will impose a curfew during Thailand's annual water festival next month to show solidarity with - Farmers hit by drought

•    Maharashtra Assembly passed a bill to amend the Maharashtra Public Trusts Act 1950 that provides for - De-registration of long-defunct trusts

•    The book titled Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography was written by – Pramod Kapoor

•    The theme of the World Consumer Rights Day that was observed on 15 March 2016 – Antibiotics off the Menu

•    The theme for the World Kidney Day that was observed on 10 March 2016 - Kidney Disease & Children. Act Early to Prevent It!

•    This bank announced the launch of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology based payment solution Touch & Pay – ICICI Bank  

•    7th meeting of the Governing Board of the Indo-German Science and Technology Centre was held in- New Delhi

•    This state government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union Government under the Scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) - Jammu & Kashmir

•    The Union Tourism Ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with this organization to promote Responsible and Sustainable tourism -  Ecotourism Society of India (ESOI)

•    The campaign that was launched at the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves in Lima - My Biosphere, My Future

•    She was announced to be granted sainthood by Pope Francis - Mother Teresa

•    The India-based software engineer who won the Unite Ideas #LinksSDGs Data Visualization Challenge is - Abdulqadir Rashik

•    Priyanka Kakodkar and Raksha Kumar were named as joint winners of - 2015-16 Chameli Devi Jain Award

•    The institute that set up India's first education technology accelerator called Edugild is - Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune

•    The pharmaceuticals company that received the final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to manufacture and market Frovatriptan Succinate tablets in the American market is - Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

•    First of its kind, the Career Guidance Counselling Centres was launched at this place to improve employment opportunities for young women – Delhi-NCR

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