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Supreme Court approved guidelines of Union Government to protect Good Samaritans

Mar 30, 2016
The apex court asked Union government to give wide publicity to these guidelines so that people who help others in the time of distress are not victimised by any authority.

China launched 22nd BeiDou navigation satellite

Mar 30, 2016
China aims at creating Beidou network by 2020 for global navigation services. It will join the US Global Positioning System, Russia’s Glonass and Europe’s Galileo navigation satellites.

Russia approved OVL deal to acquire 15% stake in Vankor oilfield for $1.3 billion

Mar 30, 2016
The deal was signed between the ONGC Videsh Ltd and Rosneft in September 2015.

Htin Kyaw took oath as Myanmar's first elected President

Mar 30, 2016
National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Htin Kyaw took over from Thein Sein, who introduced wide-ranging reforms during his five years in power.

Environment Ministry notified Construction & Demolition Waste Management Rules for the first time

Mar 30, 2016
The rules were notified to effectively tackle the issues of pollution and waste management.  The basis of these rules is to recover, recycle and reuse the waste generated through construction and demolition.

DIPP notified Guidelines for 100% FDI in B2B E-commerce

Mar 30, 2016
The guidelines were issued under the Consolidated FDI Policy Circular 2015 that was unveiled by the DIPP of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in May 2015.

P Susheela entered Guinness World Records for recording highest number of songs in several languages

Mar 30, 2016
On the other hand, Asia Book of Records also officially recognised Susheela for singing most number of songs in Indian languages.

RBI signed Special Currency Swap Agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Mar 30, 2016
Under the arrangement, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka can draw up to 700 million US dollars for a maximum period of three months.

SEBI hiked FPI investment limit for government debt

Mar 30, 2016
The limit was increased to 140000 crore rupees from 135400 crore rupees and will be effective from 4 April 2016.

ISRO to launch 22 satellites in single mission

Mar 30, 2016
Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV C34 will carry India’s remote sensing satellite Cartosat 2C along with 21 other satellites to be injected into the orbit.

Union Government launched Innovative Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Programme of MANAS

Mar 30, 2016
The innovative Scheme proposes to use leading celebrities who belong to Minority communities in various skill sets as the driving force behind the skill development projects in their respective fields.

RBI cancelled Certificate of Registration of 22 NBFCs

Mar 30, 2016
RBI cancelled their certificates of registration by exercising the powers conferred on it under Section 45-IA (6) of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

CBDT signed 11 unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements

Mar 30, 2016
It cover a range of international transactions, including corporate guarantees, royalty, software development services, IT enabled services and trading.

Renowned American author Jim Harrison died

Mar 30, 2016
Harrison is best known for his 1979 novella Legends of the Fall. He was called a force of nature, and his works were compared to that of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway.

Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld Islam as State religion

Mar 29, 2016
The original constitution of Bangladesh explicitly specified secularism as one of the four fundamental principles. However, in 1988, Islam was declared as the state religion by the 8th amendment to the constitution.

UNICEF launched animated film series ‘Unfairy Tales’ on refugee and migrant children

Mar 29, 2016
The series seeks to help frame positive perceptions towards the tens of millions of children and young people on the move globally.

Union Government unveiled Defence Procurement Procedure 2016

Mar 29, 2016
The DPP 2016 created Buy (Indian – Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured or IDDM) category to boost indigenous production.

Delhi Annual Budget 2016-17 presented

Mar 29, 2016
It was presented by the Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the legislative assembly.

Yokohama Rubber signed agreement with KKR to acquire Alliance Tire Group

Mar 29, 2016
The acquisition is expected to be finalized on 1 July 2016, after completion of all necessary closing procedures, including regulatory approvals.

Tata Motors signed a contract with Indian Army to supply another 619 HMV trucks

Mar 29, 2016
This is in conjunction, to an earlier order awarded to Tata Motors for 1239 units of its 6X6 MMV. This is the single largest order awarded to an Indian private firm.

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