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  9. March 2016 Current Affairs

Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman won ACM 2015 A M Turing Award

Mar 3, 2016
Diffie and Hellman were given the award for their fundamental contributions to modern cryptography.

Mrugank Paranjape appointed as MD and CEO of MCX

Mar 3, 2016
The appointment of Paranjape is valid for a period of three years, subject to prior approval from SEBI.

Who was Shivaji? authored by Govind Pansare

Mar 3, 2016
The book focuses on historic evidences which are mostly ignored or overshadowed by other historic adventures of Shivaji.

Delhi became first state to launch HPV vaccine as public health programme in schools

Mar 3, 2016
The HPV vaccine protects people against the group of 150-odd HPVs, some of which can cause cervical cancer.

South Korea passed anti-terror bill

Mar 3, 2016
Among almost 300 parliamentary seats, only 156 ruling Saenuri Party lawmakers and one minority party member participated in a vote on the country's first anti-terrorism legislation.

World Wildlife Day observed with theme The future of wildlife is in our hands

Mar 3, 2016
The 2016 theme for the day, the future of wildlife is in our hands, reinforces the inextricable link between wildlife, people and sustainable development.

CCEA approved winding up of National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council

Mar 3, 2016
It was set up as an autonomous organization with its Chairman in the rank of a Cabinet Minister and members from Government and Industry.

Forbes list of World Billionaires 2016 released

Mar 3, 2016
Bill Gates remained as the richest person in the world while Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg and Head of Amazon, Jeff Bezos made their first appearance in the top 10.

Coronation Street creator Tony Warren died

Mar 3, 2016
Warren created the ITV soap in 1960 based in the fictional district of Weatherfield in Greater Manchester.

Poet Dr Bhagwati Lal Vyas selected for 2015 Bihari Puraskar

Mar 3, 2016
A recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award, Dr Vyas through his poetry has highlighted the increasing tendencies of commercialization and degradation of human values.

Former NZ cricket captain Martin Crowe died

Mar 3, 2016
Auckland-born Crowe is widely regarded as one of New Zealand's best ever batsman, having scored 17 centuries and 5444 runs in 77 tests at an average of 45.36.

WEF released Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2016

Mar 3, 2016
India has been ranked at 90th position which is topped by Switzerland.

Portugal nominated ex-refugee chief Antonio Guterres for UN Secretary-General

Mar 2, 2016
Guterres served as Prime Minister in 1995-2002 and as UN Refugee Agency High Commissioner in 2005-2015.

India signed MoU with World Bank for Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Quality Improvement Project

Mar 2, 2016
The project was designed as a result based financing programme in which the funds will be released based on the achievement of specific results or disbursement linked indicators (DLIs).

Telangana Government to illuminate 25 municipalities with LED bulbs in 100 days

Mar 2, 2016
The EESL will supply these bulbs to illuminate 12 lakh households in 25 municipalities.

Union Budget 2016-17: Tax Reforms – III

Mar 2, 2016
It lists out initiatives proposed in the Budget 2016-17 that are related to tax litigation, simplification and rationalization of taxation and use of Technology for creating accountability.

Zero Discrimination Day observed with theme Stand out

Mar 2, 2016
Zero Discrimination Day is an opportunity to join together against discrimination and celebrate everyone’s right to live a full and productive life with dignity.

Union Budget 2016-17: Tax Reforms – II

Mar 2, 2016
It lists out initiatives proposed in the Budget 2016-17 that are related to pensions, provision of affordable housing and mobilization of resources for agriculture, rural economy and clean environment.

Union Budget 2016-17: Tax Reforms – I

Mar 2, 2016
It lists out initiatives proposed in the Budget 2016-17 that are related to small tax payers, growth, employment generation and Make in India initiative.

SC sought Union Government view on petition challenging Triple Talaq & Polygamy practices

Mar 2, 2016
The response of government was sought by a two judge bench of Justice Anil R Dave and Justice AK Goel on a plea filed by a Muslim woman Shayara Bano from Kashipur in Uttarakhand.
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