- The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is the largest living thing on Earth
- Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan, Judge of the Kerala High Court is appointed as Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court.
- Former football player Umesh Sood passed away in New Delhi on March 12, 2017.
- Thailand’s Model, Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin was crowned Miss International Queen 2016 on March 10, 2017 in the 12th edition of the beauty pageant event in Pattaya City, Thailand.
- Narendra Kumar has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC)
- Private sector lender Yes Bank has signed three projects to provide payments-related solutions to smart cities. The bank finds it as a good business opportunity. Yes Bank has currently ties up with Udaipur, Nashik and Puducherry for the introduction of digital payment systems under the smart city initiative.
- Central Railway zone of Indian Railway unveiled India’s first air-conditioned rail ambulance on 9 March 2017.