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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 17 March 2016

Mar 17, 2016 19:12 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 magazine that unveiled 30 Most Influential People on the Internet list on 16 March 2016- TIME

•    The Position at which India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi stood in 30 Most Influential People on the Internet list - 15

•    The exception given to these Sikhs in 1944 for voting in elections under the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925 will be removed if the Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill 2016 becomes an Act - Sehajdhari Sikhs

•    Federal Open Market Committee of US Federal Reserve decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at - 0.25 to 0.5 percent

•    Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar announced launch of his premium menswear apparel and accessories brand named – True Blue

•    National Research Development Corporation signed a License Agreement with Kudos Laboratories India for commercialization of- Anti-Diabetic Drug Ayush-82

•    The British mathematician who won the 2016 Abel Prize is - Andrew Wiles

•    The state that notified swine flu (H1N1) disease under the Epidemic Disease Act is - Punjab

•    He replaced the former Governor of the Bangladesh Bank Atiur Rahman - Fazle Kabir

•    As per the UNESCO eAtlas of Gender Inequality in Education, this many million girls between 6 and 15 age are out of school in the world – 63 million

•    In this city the 5th edition of India Aviation was inaugurated by the President Pranab Mukherjee – Hyderabad

•    She was appointed as a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador to promote the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda - Michelle Yeoh

•    The American actress who was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador by the UN Population Fund - Ashley Judd

•    Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan died in Kolkata was exponent of this Indian musical instrument – Shehnai

•    The US President Barack Obama nominated an appeals court judge for the post of Chief Justice of Supreme Court - Merrick Garland

•    American singer who died due to heart attack in Daytona Beach in Florida - Frank Sinatra Junior

•    The United Nations Social Development Network (UNSDN) released World Happiness Report (WHR) 2016 in Rome ahead of the UN World Happiness Day observed on - 20 March 2016

•    Festival that marks Thai New Year and often referred to as the world's biggest water fight was in news in third week of March 2016 - Songkran festival

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in April 2016 will join the ranks of prominent global leaders at the famous wax museum Madame Tussauds in - London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok

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