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20th March 2017 Current Affairs – Today Highlights and News
International Buddhist Conference 2017 in Bihar
2017 International Buddhist Conference was held in Rajgir International Convention Center (RICC). Minister of Culture and Tourism, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Dalai Lama has inaugurated the conference. Ministry of Culture and Nava Nalanda Mahaviahra Deemed University has organized this event. Buddhism in the 21st Century is the theme of this conference.
Punjab Approves 33 Percent Reservation for Women
The Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has taken the lead role in the cabinet meeting. The Punjab state govt has decided to implement 33% reservation for Women in all government jobs. The state govt has also taken the decision to provide the house to every freedom fighter.
First Made-In-India Train, Medha, Flagged off at Dadar Station
India’s first home made train, Medha has flagged off at Dadar Station. Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu has flagged off the train at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. V has manufactured this train. The Medha train is completely designed with LED lighting to reduce energy consumption.
20th March 2017 Current Affairs – International Affairs
NTPC Commissions 2nd Unit of Mouda Super Thermal Power Station
National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) in Maharashtra has recently commissioned the 2nd unit of 660 MW of Mouda Super Thermal Power Station Stage-II. Thus the capacity of the Mouda Super Thermal Power Statio has reached the 2,320 MW, 41,907 MW, and 48,873 MW.
Indian-American Sandeep Matharani Ranks 4th position
Sandeep Matharani, an Indian-American CEO has won the 4th position on a list of top 25 overpaid CEOs in the United States. Presently, Sandeep Matharani is the CEO of General Growth Properties, Chicago. Leslie Moonves, CEO of CBS stood at the first position in this list.
Current Affairs of 20th March 2017 – Awards and Recognition
Indian-American, Anshumali Wins NSF’s CAREER Award
Anshumali Shrivastava, an Indian-American computer scientist has won the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER Award. For redesigning the machine-learning processes, he has won this award. Presently, he is working as the Asst professor of computer science at Rice University.
Sun Pharma’s Dilip Shanghvi – Member of RBI’s western board
Dilip Shanghvi, the managing director of Sun Pharmaceuticals has been appointed as the member of the western area local board of Reserve Bank of India.
- Sunil Mitra – RBI’s eastern local board
- Vallabh Bhanshali – RBI’s western local board
- Prasanna Mohanty – RBI’s southern local board
Shahid Afridi appointed as the Brand ambassador of Blind Cricket World Cup
Mr. Shahid Afridi, the Former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team ‘Boom Boom’ has been appointed as the ambassador for the 5th Blind Cricket World Cup. Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) has made this appointment. PBCC in the United Arab Emirates(UAE) will host the Blind Cricket World Cup.
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Science and Technology Updates of 20th March 2017
Amitabh Bachchan Launches ‘ABC of Breast Health’ App
Bollywood Actor, Amitabh Bachchan has recently launched World’s first mobile Application ‘ABC of Breast Health. Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation has organized this event. Both Andriod and IOS version users can download this app from the Google Play Store.
BCCI Formulates New Constitution for Full Member Association
Committee of Administrators has formulated the new constitution for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). This new constitution has replaced the 41-time Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai.
Pioneer of Rock n Roll, Chuck Berry has passed away
Chuck Berry, the American guitarist, singer and songwriter had passed away at the age of 90 in Missouri. Earlier, he had won the Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1984. He was one of the most influential guitarists.
Meteorologist Sikka has passed away recently
Dev Raj Sikka, the former director of Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology has recently passed away. He was the first Meteorologist to report the connection between El Nino phenomenon and the Indian monsoon.
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