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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 3 March 2016

Mar 3, 2016 19:14 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.

•    World Wildlife Day was observed on 3 March 2016 across the world with theme - The future of wildlife is in our hands

•    Former New Zealand captain who died of cancer on 3 March 2016 in Auckland at the age of 53 is - Martin Crowe

•    Eminent poet Dr Bhagwati Lal Vyas was chosen for the 2015 Bihari Puraskar on 2 March 2016 for his anthology of Rajasthani poems - Katha Sun Aawe Hai Sabad

•    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 2 March 2016 gave its approval for winding up of an autonomous organization with immediate effect is - National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC)

•    Book titled “Who was Shivaji?” that came in news in first week of March 2016 was authored by - Govind Pansare

•    Telangana and Maharashtra governments reached an understanding on constructing five dams for irrigation purposes on three Rivers, namely - Godavari, Penganga and Pranahita

•    The investigations by Wildlife Monitoring Network Traffic in this country revealed the use of Facebook as an online marketplace for trade in endangered species - Malaysia

•    A referendum is underway in this country to adopt a new national lag in place of Britain's Union Jack from the national banner – New Zealand

•    European Union proposed an emergency fund of 760 million dollars to help Greece and other member states that are struggling with - Migrant crisis

•    The Airbus A380 of this airlines on 2 March 2016 made the world's longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight by covering a distance of about 14200 kilometers – Emirates Airlines

•    In a first of its kind initiative, Kerala government launched an air ambulance to be used exclusively for - Speed in organ transplant

•    This country was rocked by an earthquake of magnitude of 7.9 sparking the fear of repeat of the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami - Indonesia

•    The creator of television’s longest-running soap opera “Coronation Street” who passed away on 1 March 2016 is - Tony Warren

•    The Asian country that passed its first anti-terror bill is – South Korea

•    The State/UT that became the first state in the country to launch the HPV vaccine as a public health programme for school children is - Delhi

•    Mrugank Paranjape on 29 February 2016 was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Office of - Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd

•    The cryptography pioneers, who were honoured with the Association for Computing Machinery's 2015 A.M. Turing Award, are - Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman

•    The number of countries compiled in the fourth edition of the Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2016 (EAPI) released by World Economic Forum (WEF) -126 Countries

•    The position of India in the EAPI Report 2016 released on 2 Mach 2016 by the World Economic Forum- 90

•    This country that topped the EAPI Report 2016 released by World Economic Forum on 2 Mach 2016- Switzerland

•    He topped the Forbes list of World Billionaires 2016 that was released on 1 March 2016- Bill Gates

•    The Parliament passed this bill to empower Union government to revise the limits of liability for airlines and compensation as per the Montreal Convention- Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, 2015


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