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President’s Rule imposed in Uttarakhand

Mar 28, 2016
Presidential rule was imposed after 9 congress legislators in leadership of former Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna rebelled against Harish Rawat government and pulled back their support to it.

Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography authored by Bharathi S Pradhan

Mar 28, 2016
The book describes film actor Shatrughan Sinha’s journey from Patna to Film Institute of India (now FTII) in Poona and then to his tryst with the celluloid.

Hockey India Second Annual Awards 2015 conferred

Mar 28, 2016
The Late Captain Shankar Laxman won the coveted Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award.

Indian-origin professor Surya Deva appointed UN Adviser on Human Rights and Businesses

Mar 28, 2016
After the appointment, Deva will serve as a member of the four-member Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

Indian-American Nandita Bakhshi named President, CEO of Bank of the West

Mar 28, 2016
Bakhshi will take over the roles of President and CEO-designate effective from 1 April 2016 and will assume the role on 1 June 2016.

Health Minister JP Nadda launched Rotavirus vaccine as part of Universal Immunization Programme

Mar 28, 2016
The vaccine is being introduced initially in four states, which are Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha and will be expanded to the entire country in a phased manner.

Fortune released 2016 World's Greatest Leaders list

Mar 27, 2016
While the list was topped by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal figured in the list at the 42nd position.

Pakistan, Iran signed 6 MoUs to strengthen bilateral relations

Mar 27, 2016
The MoUs were signed in Islamabad during Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Pakistan.

UNSC extended mandate of UN Assistance Mission in Somalia until March 2017

Mar 27, 2016
A resolution in this regard was unanimously approved by all the 15 members of the Council in order to support an inclusive, free, fair and transparent electoral process in 2016 and universal elections by 2020.

International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations observed

Mar 27, 2016
The day was created by the United Nations in recognition of the important work and values of human rights crusader Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, of El Salvador, who was assasinated on 24 March 1980.

BHEL commissioned 600 MW Jaipur Thermal Power Plant in Telangana

Mar 26, 2016
The unit was commissioned at the upcoming 2x600 MW Singareni Thermal Power Project (TPP) located at Jaipur in Adilabad district of Telangana.

Union Government notified E-Waste Management Rules, 2016

Mar 26, 2016
The new set of rules will supersede the E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011 and will pave the way for more transparent and efficient handling of e-waste across the country.

RBI issued revised Framework for Revival and Rehabilitation of MSMEs

Mar 26, 2016
The Framework shall be applicable to MSMEs having loan limits up to 25 crore rupees including accounts under consortium or multiple banking arrangement and needs to be implemented by banks by 30 June 2016.

Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and UAE to mobilise long term investment into NIIF

Mar 26, 2016
The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund was approved by the Union Cabinet in July 2015 with an initial corpus of 20000 crore rupees.

Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff died

Mar 25, 2016
Cruyff’s talent was such that he is comfortably placed alongside Pele, Diego Maradona, Franz Beckenbauer and Lionel Messi as the best footballers of all time.

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic sentenced to 40-year imprisonment

Mar 25, 2016
The ruling was pronounced by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) as Karadzic was found guilty of 10 out 11 charges related to the Bosnian war (1992-95).

Hollywood Comedian Garry Shandling died

Mar 25, 2016
He starred and co-created Larry Sanders Show for HBO and was nominated for 18 Emmys for it and, along with Peter Tolan, won an Emmy for the series finale.

US Navy Tug USS Conestoga wreck discovered after 95 Years

Mar 25, 2016
The World War I era tug was missing since 1921 and the discovery of the wreck solved a 95 year-old mystery of its disappearance.

ISRO established GIRI Radar System at Tirupati

Mar 25, 2016
The Gadanki Ionospheric Radar Interferometer or GIRI Radar System is a 30 MHz radar system that will be engaged in meteor and space weather research in a comprehensive way.

Australia’s Shane Watson announced retirement from international cricket

Mar 25, 2016
Watson retired from test cricket in September 2015 and since then he didn’t play any One Day Internationals also.

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