March 04 2017

  • The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unanimously cleared the crucial Central GST (CGST) and Integrated GST (IGST) draft bills on March 4, 2017 during its 11th meeting at Vigyan Bhavan.
  • Aadhaar Mandatory to Get Mid Day Meal and Booking Train Tickets Online
  • Assam Cabinet Declares Sanskrit as Compulsory Subject upto Class 8
  • A renewed agreement between Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir has been sealed for the completion of the Shahpur Kandi Dam project, work on which was halted two years ago following a dispute.
  • The West Bengal government has given an official status to Kurukh language in the state which has been listed as an endangered language by the UNESCO.
  • Sweden introduces military draft for both men and women
  • India’s largest lender has State bank of India has revised service charges various transactions, as well as cash deposits and for failing to maintain monthly average balance in their savings accounts
  •  Search Engine Giant Google India and Telangana government have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at supporting the digitisation efforts of the state.
  • The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), will house its regional entrepreneurship centre at Bengaluru ­based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C­CAMP), a biotechnology innovation incubator.
  • Airtel, Millicom ink pact to merge in Ghana
  • President Pranab Mukherjee awarded the prestigious President’s ‘Standard’ to 125Helicopter Squadron and “Colours” to Mechanical Training Institute (MTI) at the Tambaram air base, near Chennai on March 3, 2017
  • The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) under the Ministry of Environment and Forests coordinated nationwide ‘Operation Thunder Bird’ from January 30 to February 19, 2017 to combat illegal trade of wildlife animals in the country.The operation was undertaken in coordination with International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).
  • NGT Fixes Norms for Camping Activity Along The River Ganga
  • Former Indian cricketer Akash Chopra released book titled Numbers Do Lie, 61 Hidden Cricket Stories which takes a different look at stats
  • World Hearing Day – March 3, 2017

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