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Current Affairs Updates for March 2016

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With less than a month to go before 2016 Prelims on 7th August, let us have a look at the important events that have occurred from January 2016 onward. This list contains events of importance from Prelims 2016 viewpoint and is presented month-wise.

NOTE: This list is only indicative. For complete details of each event enroll for IAS Kracker’s Test Series that includes free weekly current affairs in PDF format from which the present list is compiled.

This page contains current events for March 2016.

March 2016

March 1-7 Current Affairs

  • Former CJI HL Dattu takes over as Chairman of NHRC
  • 7th India-Seychelles Joint Training ‘Ex Lamitye’ concludes
  • Zika virus can cause severe neurological disorder: Study
  • Peru declares emergency after oil spill in two Rivers
  • Military Exercise Force Eighteen begins in Pune
  • CCS gives nod to acquire 2 AWACS from Israel
  • India ranks 90th in terms of energy security, access: WEF Report
  • Former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma passes away
  • PM Narendra Modi launches Setu Bharatam Project
  • Traditional Chapchar Kut festival celebrated across Mizoram
  • Manoj Kumar to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award
  • MoEFCC releases Four Colour Classification Scheme for industries based on Pollution Index
  • Indian scientists develop Herbal Medicine for Dengue

March 8-14 Current Affairs

  • Maria Sharapova provisionally suspended after failing drugs test at Australian Open
  • India to host BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave
  • Iran conducts several ballistic missiles tests
  • India, Saudi Arabia hold talks on regional and global issues
  • Union Government announces to withdraw tax proposal on EPF
  • 57 countries to take part in first-ever Maritime India Summit 2016
  • Indo-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise Garuda Shakti IV begins
  • India inks Raptor MoU to save birds of prey
  • Parliament passes National Waterways Bill, 2015
  • Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan appointed as Chairman of 21st Law Commission of India
  • Project Mausam aims to explore Multi-Faceted Indian Ocean World
  • Lok Sabha passes Aadhaar (Target Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016
  • Lin Dan wins 2016 All England Badminton title
  • Kakrapar nuclear plant shut down after coolant system develops leak
  • Nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I ballistic missile test fired

March 15-22 Current Affairs

  • Union Government fixes Maximum Sale Price of Bt Cotton Seed
  • More than 50 animal species critically endangered in India: Government
  • ExoMars 2016 spacecraft successfully launched by Europe and Russia
  • Htin Kyaw elected as first civilian President of Myanmar
  • Mother Teresa to be canonised as Saint
  • Union Government imposes anti-dumping duty on Plastic-Processing imports
  • IMD deploys Drishti for providing real time visibility information to pilots
  • Union Government launches FCI’s Depot Online System
  • IAF conducts day-night exercise ‘Iron-fist 2016’ at Pokhran firing range
  • PM Narendra Modi presents 2014-15 Krishi Karman Awards
  • HS Prannoy wins 2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold badminton title
  • India assumes BRICS Chairmanship from Russia for 2016
  • India’s Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve included in UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves

March 23-31 Current Affairs

  • PM launches two projects between India, Bangladesh
  • India to accede to the Ashgabat Agreement on transit corridor
  • India, France sign MoU for construction of six nuclear reactors at Jaitapur
  • DIPP notifies 49% FDI under automatic route in Insurance and Pension sector
  • Union Cabinet gives nod to implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin
  • Mint plant can help fight cancer: CIMAP Researchers
  • Andhra Pradesh Government inaugurates country’s first lift irrigation project
  • India, China led investments in Renewable Energy in 2015: UN report
  • Union Health Ministry launches India’s first indigenous rotavirus vaccine Rotavac
  • President’s Rule imposed in Uttarakhand
  • 63rd National Film Awards 2015
  • Union Government notifies Aadhaar Act, 2016
  • India’s biggest Defence Expo 2016 begins in Goa
  • Telecom Commission approves 112 as the single emergency number
  • Union Government unveils Defence Procurement Procedure 2016
  • Playback Singer P. Susheela enters Guinness World Records
  • PM Narendra Modi unveils Asia’s largest optical telescope ARIES at Nainital
  • Outcomes of 13th India-EU Summit

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