March 06 2017

  • Indian Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier, INS Viraat was decommissioned on March 6, 2017 at a solemn ceremony in Mumbai after nearly 30 years of service for Indian Navy. The ship which is famously known as the ‘Grand Old Lady’.
  • Sam Querrey (United States) beat Rafael Nadal (Spain) to clinch the Mexican Open in men’s single category. The 24nd edition -2017 Mexicano Telcel tennis tournament was played on outdoor hard courts.
  • Eminent Haitian Former president and agronomist Rene Preval has passed away at the age of 74. He was described as “a dignified son of Haiti“. 
  • According to research published in the journal Nature on March 1, 2017, scientists have discovered the oldestknown fossil in Canada which is believed to be as old as 3.7 billion years old or even 4.3 billion years old. 
  • Kerala’s playback singer Vaikom Vijayalakshmi created a new world record on March 5, 2017 by playing the maximum number of songs in the shortest time on Gayathri veena during a programme in Kochi. 
  • Karnataka based Canara Bank has received medals in the Collateral Awards Category at the 11th Global Communication Conclave held in Bangaluru on March 6, 2017. 
  • India’s women’s hockey team led by Ritu Rani defeated Belarus 3-1 to clinch their third consecutive win in the five-Test Series held in Bhopal. 
  • Bhagoria Festival, also known as Bhagoria Haat Festival, celebrated by the tribal people of the Indian state MadhyaPradesh began on March 6, 2017 in Jhabua district
  • India’s largest flag was inaugurated on March 5, 2017 by Anil Joshi, Cabinet Minister of Punjab, on the tallest flag post at the Indo-Pak Attari Border in Amritsar just 150 m away from the border. The flag post measured 110 metres (360ft) in length, 24 metres in width and 55 tons in weight.
  • A 14 days long joint military training exercise AL NAGAH-II, of the Indian Army and the Royal Army of Oman kicked off on March 6, 2017 at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh
  • The country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has decided to reintroduce penalty on non-maintenance of minimum balance in accounts to be effective from April 1, 2017. 
  • The Indian men’s Rugby team, led by skipper Gautam Dagar, piped Pakistan by 14-12 to claim the 7th rank at the Asia Men’s Rugby Sevens Trophy held at Aspire Rugby Field in Doha, Qatar
  • Mumbai headquartered HDFC Bank has launched India’s first AI(artificial intelligence) based banking chatbot Electronic Virtual Assistant (EVA) for customer services.
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