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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 8 March 2016

Mar 8, 2016 19:04 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.

•    International Women's Day was observed across the world on 8 March 2016 with the theme - Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality

•    International Women's Day was observed across the world on 8 March 2016 with campaign theme - #PledgeForParity

•    Institution that on 8 March 2016 released a report titled Women at Work: Trends 2016 which provides the latest data on women’s position in labour markets is - International Labour Organization (ILO)

•    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 8 March 2016 announced to withdraw proposal to tax Employee Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawals which was announced in - Union Budget 2016-17

•    On the International Women’s Day (8 March), the state that felicitated the acid attack survivors with the Rani Laxmi Bai award and financial assistance is - Uttar Pradesh

•    Congress deputy leader in the Rajya Sabha, who resigned from the membership of the upper house on 8 March 2016 to pave the way for his return as a lawmaker from his home state of Himachal Pradesh - Anand Sharma

•    Reliance Jio announced to provide free Wi-Fi services at six cricket stadiums during the upcoming T20 World Cup matches in India, and the stadiums are in - Bangalore, Dharmashala, Kolkata, Mohali, New Delhi and Mumbai

•    US imposed sanctions on Chinese telecoms equipment giant ZTE for ties with – Iran

•    Former world number one tennis player who on 7 March 2016 in a press-conference announced that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open - Maria Sharapova

•    The US and South Korean troops on 7 March 2016 began their largest ever military exercises off the coast of the - Korean peninsula

•    Country that on 7 March 2016 announced that it will partner with India in turning Bhubaneswar into a smart city is - Germany

•    Indian Railways on 7 March 2016 formed a new Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to implement – Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train project

•    The golfer who won the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship is - Adam Scott

•    The former chairman of the National Dairy Development Board who was conferred with the Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Shiromani Samman is – Amrita Patel

•    The famous Malayalam actor and folk singer who passed away on 6 March 2016 in Kochi is - Kalabhavan Mani

•    The team that won the third season of Pro Kabaddi League is - Patna Pirates

•    A new species of burrowing snake, named Melanophidium Khairei, is discovered in – Western Ghats

•    This many extra deaths will occur per million populations in India due to the impact of climate change on food production in 2050 as per a study published in the Lancet – 105

•    This online marketing portal was launched by the Union Government to provide access to markets to women self help groups spread all over the country – Mahila E-haat

•    Industries were re-classified as these four colour categories by the Union Government based on their pollution levels – Red, Orange, Green and White

•    As per a study by the Lancet, extra deaths of this many people will occur due to the impact of climate change on food production in 2050 - 500000

•    This high court ruled that the national anthem should be sung in all private schools in the State during the morning assembly – Madras High Court

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