Current Affairs, March 2017

31st March, Current Affairs:

• President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the biggest River festival 'Namami Brahmaputra' in Guwahati.
• India becomes net exporter of Electricity for 1st time as India has exported around 5,798 Million Units to Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar which is 213 Million units more than the import of around 5,585 Million units from Bhutan.
• Kanha Tiger Reserve became the first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot named Bhoorsingh the Barasingha.

30th March, Current Affairs:

• The Finance Bill 2017 has been approved by Parliament. Also four GST or Goods and Services Tax-related bills passed by the Lok Sabha.
• Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli along with seven other sportspersons were awarded with the Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
• The Supreme Court of India has banned the sale of any Bharat Stage III or BS III vehicles across India with effect from April 1 2017.
• Tamil Nadu wins the Deodhar Trophy after defeating India B by 42 runs in the final in Vishakhapatnam.

28th March, Current Affairs:

• Gudi Padava and Navreh celebrated today.
• Indian-American Vanita Gupta has been appointed as president and CEO of 'The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights', becoming the first woman to head the prestigious organisation.
• India reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after defeating Australia by 2-1 in the home Test series.

27th March, Current Affairs:

• Bengal wins the Santosh Trophy for a record 32nd time after beating hosts Goa 1-0 in the final.
• Sebastian Vettel wins the Australian Grand Prix.

26th March, Current Affairs:

• According to Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), India has become the third largest aviation market in terms of domestic passenger traffic with 100 million. India is only behind US (719 million) and China (436 million).

25th March, Current Affairs:

• To mark the 10th annual Earth Hour, the lights are being switched off around the world at 8:30 pm today evening.
• Kuldeep Yadav became the first chinaman bowler to play for India in Tests. He made his debuted in Dharamsala against Australia in the fourth Test match.

24th March, Current Affairs:

• World Tuberculosis Day observed today with the slogan "United to end TB".
• The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters selected French mathematician Yves Meyer for the Abel Prize for 2017.

22nd March, Current Affairs:

• Four people including the attacker killed near the British parliament in London.

21st March, Current Affairs:

• Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is declared as the richest person in the World by Forbes magazine. India has world's fourth highest number of billionaires with Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani leading the club.
• Tamil Nadu wins the Vijay Hazare Trophy for fifth time after defeating Bengal by 37 runs in the final in Delhi.
• Union Government has decided to merge the Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with the State Bank of India.

19th March, Current Affairs:

• Yogi Adityanath took oath as Uttar Pradesh's new chief minister along with two deputy chief ministers and a 43-member cabinet.
• 130 days economic blockade by the United Naga Council in Manipur is lifted tonight.
• Cheteshwar Pujara creates a record of playing longest innings, in terms of balls faced by an Indian batsman in Test Matches. He played 525 balls to scores 202 runs against Australia in the third test in Ranchi.

18th March, Current Affairs:

• Trivendra Singh Rawat took oath as the ninth Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.
• India's national racing champion in LGB F4 category, Ashwin Sundar and his wife were killed in an accident in Chennai.

16th March, Current Affairs:

• Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a trust vote in the Goa assembly with 22 legislators voting for them.
• Captain Amarinder Singh sworn in as chief minister of Punjab.

15th March, Current Affairs:

• Nongthombam Biren Singh took oath as Chief Minister of Manipur.
• Shashank Manohar resigns as chairman of International Cricket Council.
• World Consumer Rights Day is being observed today.

14th March, Current Affairs:

• Manohar Parrikar took oath as the new Chief Minister of Goa.

13th March, Current Affairs:

• The festival of colours Holi is celebrated today in India.
• Manohar Parrikar resigns from his post of Defence Minister as he will take oath as Chief Minster of Goa.
• Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will take additional charge as the India’s Defence Minister.
• The Reserve Bank of India on Monday lifted the limit on cash withdrawals from banks and ATMs.
• Lee Chong Wei beat Shi Yuqi of China by 21-12, 21-10 to win 4th All England title.

11th March, Current Affairs:

• BJP wins the assemble elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand with clear majority. Congress wins the assemble election in Punjab. In Goa and Manipur, Congress emerges as single largest party.

8th March, Current Affairs:

• International Women's Day celebrated across the World.
• China became the world's largest banking system by assets.

6th March, Current Affairs:

• Indian Navy's oldest aircraft carrier, INS Viraat decommissioned today after nearly six decades in service.

4th March, Current Affairs:

• Over 80 per cent voting recorded in the first phase of Manipur Assembly elections.
• The sixth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly election is being held for 49 seats in seven districts.
• The Goods and Service Tax Council has cleared the Central GST (C-GST) and Integrated GST (I-GST) laws.

1st March, Current Affairs:

• Indian shooters Jitu Rai and Amanpreet Singh wins gold and silver medal respectively in men’s 50m free pistol at the ISSF Shooting World Cup.
• India captain Virat Kohli presented with the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award at the Board of Control for Cricket India's Annual Awards to be held in Bengaluru. Kohli become the first Indian cricketer to be bestowed with the honour on three occasions. All-rounder R Ashwin also becomes the first Indian cricketer to receive the Dilip Sardesai Award twice.