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India and World Observed Earth Hour on 23 March 2013

Mar 24, 2013
Earth Hour was observed across the world and India on 23 March 2013. The lights across many cities of the world went off from 8:30 to 9:30 pm.

FSLRC Suggested Constitution of Unified Financial Sector Regulator; reduced role of RBI

Mar 23, 2013
FSLRC submitted its report to the Union Government. The commission recommended making of Unified Financial Agency in India.

Three High Courts opened in Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya

Mar 23, 2013
Number of High Courts in India has gone up to 24 from 21 after opening up of the Courts in Tripura, Meghalaya and Manipur.

Federal Aviation Administration to close 149 Air Traffic Towers due to Budget Cut

Mar 23, 2013
FAA announced to close operation of Air Traffic Control Towers of 149 Airports from 7 April 2013. The decision was made to trim its budget by 637 million $.

Lebanon PM Najib Mikati announced Resignation of his Government amid Cabinet Dispute

Mar 23, 2013
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced Resignation of his Government amid Cabinet Dispute with Shiite group Hezbollah.

TRAI notified Standards of Quality of Service Amendment Regulations:2013

Mar 23, 2013
Standards of Quality of Service (Duration of Advertisements in Television Channels) Amendment Regulations: 2013 was notified by TRAI on 22 March 2013.

Arunachal Pradesh became the First State to Introduce e-GPF

Mar 22, 2013
Arunachal Pradesh in the month of March 2013 became the first state to introduce e-GPF or electronic GPF.

Pietro Mennea, the Italian Athlete Died at 60 Years of Age

Mar 22, 2013
Pietro Mennea, the Italian athletics died in Rome on 21 March 2013. He was 60 years of age. Pietro Mennea was also called Arrow of the South.

Tamil Nadu Budget 2013-14: Presented by Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam

Mar 22, 2013
Finance Minister of Tamil Nadu O. Panneerselvam on 21 March 2013 presented the Budget 2013-14 in the legislative Assembly.

CCIC and Ministry Of Textiles Signed Memorandum of Understanding

Mar 22, 2013
A MoU was signed between Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd (CCIC) and Ministry of Textiles, Government of India in March 2013.

United Nations announced 20 March as International Happiness Day

Mar 22, 2013
20 March was declared as the International Day of Happiness by United Nations. The day was created following the Bhutanese Concept of GNH over GNP.

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO Recovered Two Apollo Rocket Engines from Atlantic Ocean

Mar 22, 2013
Recovery team funded by Amazon CEO recovered two Saturn V rocket engines from the Atlantic. These rocket engines were used during Apollo 11 moon mission.

Highlights of Uttrakhand Budget: 2013-14 presented in State Assembly by Indira Hridayesh

Mar 22, 2013
State Budget of Uttrakhand 2013-14 was presented by Indira Hridayesh. The targeted budget for the financial year is of 25329.84crore rupees.

Babasaheb Neelkanth Kalyani Nominated as the Chairman of IJBLF

Mar 22, 2013
Baba Kalyani, the Chairman and MD of Bharat Forge Limited was nominated as the Chairman of India-Japan Business Leader’s Forum (IJBLF).

Neha Tripathi Won Sixth Leg of Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour 2013

Mar 22, 2013
Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi won sixth leg of Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour 2013 in Panchkula on 21 March 2013. Her score was one under 71 and a total of 228.

World Water Day 2013 Celebrated Across the World with Water Cooperation as a Theme

Mar 22, 2013
World Water Day is celebrated across the world on 22 March every year. This day was first celebrated in 1993. The theme is Water Cooperation.

Maharashtra Presented Rs 184 Crore Revenue-Surplus Budget 2013-14

Mar 22, 2013
Ajit Pawar presented the state budget of Maharashtra. He presented a 46,938 crore rupees budget that is 184.4 crore rupees revenue surplus budget.

London Based Indian Origin Writer, Anil Ananthaswamy Won Inaugural Physics Journalism Prize

Mar 22, 2013
Anil Ananthaswamy won inaugural Physics Journalism Prize for the article Hip Hip Array on 28 February 2013 in central London.

Delhi Budget 2013-14: Tax Proposals at a Glance

Mar 21, 2013
The Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit on 20 March 2013 announced tax proposals while tabling the State Budget 2013-14 in the legislative assembly.

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