Page-4 of Current Affairs - March, 2016

Haryana Assembly unanimously passes Reservation Bill

The Haryana Legislative Assembly has unanimously passed the  Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in services and admission in educational institutions) Bill, 2016. Key Provisions The bill seeks to provide reservation in services and admission in educational institutions to persons belonging to backward classes including Jats and five other castes. The backward classes have been divided into ..

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Sergey Karjakin wins 2016 FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament

Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin has won the prestigious FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament held in Moscow. In the final Round 14, he defeated American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana scoring 8.5 points. With this victory, he will now play with the incumbent world champion, Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, in a match for the world chess crown in ..

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ADB and USAID ink MoU to develop solar parks in India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Unites States Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for development of solar parks in India. The MoU will facilitate 848 million US dollars in funding to develop solar parks across India. The collaboration of ADB and USAID will initially focus on the ..

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Telecom Commission approves 112 as the single emergency number

The Telecom Commission has approved the number 112 as the single emergency number for India, similar to 911 of United States (US) and 999 of United Kingdom (UK). Henceforth Indian citizens in distress will be able to get all emergency services such as police, fire department and ambulance by just dialling this single-number. It will ..

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India's biggest Defence Expo 2016 begins in Goa

India’s biggest ever land, naval and homeland security exhibition Defence Expo 2016 began in Goa. The four-day biennial event was inaugurated by the Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. This for the first time, the Expo is being held outside the national capital New Delhi. Key facts Defence Expo 2016 is the 9th edition of the ..

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Union Government notifies Aadhaar Act, 2016

The Union Government has notified the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2016. The Act will provide statutory backing for transfer of subsidies and benefits to eligible people having Aadhaar (UID) number. Key facts Aadhaar Act seeks to provide efficient, transparent and targeted delivery of subsidies, benefits and services ..

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