March 2017 Key Points: Important for CLAT & BBA Entrance

 Government signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for Tejaswini Project
 Supersonic interceptor missile successfully test-fired
 Indian Navy successfully test-Fires anti-ship missile from Kalvari Submarine
 Indigenously developed weapon-locating radar SWATHI handed to Army
 March 3: World Wildlife Day
 Endangered Kurukh gets official language status in West Bengal
 World’s oldest fossils discovered in Quebec, Canada
 World’s oldest aircraft carrier INS Viraat decommissioned
 EU successfully launches 5th satellite of Copernicus observation program
 India-Oman joint military exercise Al-Nagah-II 2017 held in Himachal Pradesh
 Indo-Nepal joint Military exercise Surya Kiran-XI held in Uttarakhand
 INS Tillanchang commissioned by Indian Navy
 Konkani Writer Mahabaleshwar Sail selected for Saraswati Samman 2016
 India and Belgium sign Protocol amending Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement and
 Protocol
 Parliament passes Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016
 Narendra Kumar appointed as new Chairman of Central Water Commission
 NTPC installs India’s largest Floating Solar PV Plant in Kerala
 BrahMos missile successfully test-fired
 Parliament passes Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016
 Hyderabad best Indian city in living standards: Mercer
 March 15: World Consumer Rights Day
 India signs WHO’s Call To End TB by 2030 in South East Asian region
 India ranks 148 in 2017 UN Women in Politics Map
 Manhar Valji Bhai Zala assumes charge as new Chairperson of National Commission for
Safai Karamcharis
 India, Brazil finalise social security agreement
 Government allows RBI to print Rs 10 plastic notes
 First fully India-made train Medha flagged off at Dadar station
 Trivendra Singh Rawat sworn in as CM of Uttarakhand
 Yogi Adityanath sworn in as 21st CM of UP
 Cheneni-Nashiri: India’s Longest Road Tunnel completes trial run
 1.04 crore people hit by arsenic contamination in Bengal: Report
 Uttarakhand HC recognise Ganga and Yamuna Rivers as living entity
 India ranks 122 in 2017 World Happiness Report
 Vodafone, Idea merge to create India’s largest, world’s 2nd largest telecom company
 ISRO commissions world’s third-largest hypersonic wind tunnel
 India ranks 131 in 2016 Human Development Index
 Assam Government launches SaCReD initiative to make Majuli carbon neutral island
 India ranks 87th on Energy Architecture Performance Index: WEF
 French mathematician Yves Meyer wins 2017 Abel Prize
 Indian Navy successfully test fires Barak missile from INS Vikramaditya
 Scientists switch on the world’s largest artificial sun
 West Bengal wins 2017 Santosh Trophy
 4 ISRO teams join 36th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica
 Government approves Shekatkar Committee recommendations to reform military
 Indian Navy inducts surveillance ship INLCU L51
 US Senate votes to approve Montenegro as NATO’s 29th member
 Odisha becomes first state to adopt SHG based financial inclusion model
 UN appoints David Beasley to head World Food Programme
 SC bans sale, registration of BS-III vehicles
 Kanha tiger reserve becomes first in India get official mascot
 Government lowers interest rates on Small saving schemes by 0.1%
 Government, NDB ink $350 million loan pact
 El Salvador becomes world’s first country to ban metal mining
 Government announces regional aviation routes and airlines under UDAN scheme