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→ A Multilateral Air Force exercise, ‘Samvedna’, will be held from March 12 to 17, 2018.
→ A start-up incubator was launched by the Telangana government to exclusively promote entrepreneurship among women.
→ Akhil Sheoran clinched the gold medal in men’s 50m rifle 3-position after he shot 455.6 in the final to pip Austria’s Bernhard Pickl in second place with 452.
→ Asian Development Bank & International Solar Alliance have signed a cooperation arrangement to promote solar energy deployment in Asia & Pacific.
→ British genome pioneer Sir John Sulston has died aged 75. Sir John won a Nobel Prize in 2002 for his work on the development of cells within a humble worm, which paved the way for innovations in cancer research.
→ China‘s Parliament has abolished the decades-old two-term limit for the President, allowing Xi Jinping to remain as the country‘s leader for life.
→ CISF has decided to offer security consultancy to 5-star hotels so that they can be prepared to deal with 26/11 type terror attacks.
→ Goods and Services Tax Council has mandated the use of electronic way (e-way) bills from April to track inter-state movement of goods.
→ India and France inked a strategic pact providing for the use of each other’s military facilities including opening naval bases to warships.
→ India and France inked key pacts in the strategic areas of security, nuclear energy after extensive talks between PM Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron.
→ India comprises of rich culture and tradition time and again exhibited the rich talent and ethnicity. Owing to display the richness, a three festival has been organized to celebrate Odisha‘s culture, tradition, heritage, and cuisine have been commenced in the lawns of the India Gate.
→ India has won the ‘Best Exhibitor Award ‘ at ITB – Berlin on its last day. ‘ITB- Berlin World Tourist Meet’ was convened at Berlin, Germany from 7th March to 10th March 2018.
→ Noted actor Amol Palekar has been honoured with the ‘Godavari Gaurav’ award.
→ Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rakhi sister Sharbati Devi passed away in Dhanbad at the age of 103.
→ Senior journalist Ranjan Roy passed away after battling cancer for several years.
→ Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi has been re-elected as general secretary of RSS for a 4th term.
→ Tata Consultancy Services has been named as the fastest growing IT services brand in the world in an assessment done by leading brand valuation firm, Brand Finance.
→ The Dandi March, or the Salt Satyagraha, began on 12 March 1930 and was an important part of the Indian independence movement.
→ The first-ever multi-nation naval exercise at sea, MILES-18, has begun at the Andaman sea.
→ The government has made providing passport details mandatory for taking loans of Rs.50 crore and above.
→ The government of Telangana launched Women Entrepreneurship Hub (WE-Hub), India‘s first state-led incubator for women entrepreneurs.
→ Twitter has appointed Parag Agrawal as its chief technology officer.
→ World champions Australia has lifted the coveted Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey title by outplaying England 2-1 in the finals.
→ World Day Against Cyber Censorship is an online event held each year on 12 March.
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