Page-6 of Current Affairs - March, 2016

Syrian Army recaptures historic city of Palmyra from IS

Syrian Army and popular defence forces have regained control of the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group. The liberation of the historic city of Palmyra from the ISIS terror group was undertaken by joint efforts of Syrian Army with support of national aviation and Russian Aerospace Forces. ..

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ISRO establishes GIRI Radar System near Tirupati

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has installed the Gadanki Ionospheric Radar Interferometer (GIRI) Radar System near Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. It was installed at the National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), which is an autonomous research institute of the Department of Space (DoS). Features of GIRI Radar System Primary objective: Carry out unattended observations for studying ..

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Iran, Pakistan agree to boost cooperation on security, trade

Iran and Pakistan have mutually agreed to boost bilateral cooperation on regional security and trade. Decision in this regard was taken by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during intensive talks in Islamabad. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is on official state visit to Pakistan and is the first visit by an ..

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India, China led investments in Renewable Energy in 2015: UN report

India and China have led the developing countries in investments made in renewable energy in 2015. It was revealed by the ‘Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment’ Report published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Key facts For the first time commitments of emerging economies in solar, wind and other renewables’ capacity have surpassed those ..

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Arvind Kejriwal named among World's 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been named among the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine. He is sole leader from India in the list and has been placed at 42nd position. 2016 edition is Fortune magazine’s third annual ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ list and it has been topped by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. ..

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Andhra Pradesh Government inaugurates country's first lift irrigation project

Andhra Pradesh government inaugurated India’s first river linking project viz. Pattiseema lift irrigation project connecting Godavari River with Krishna River from the ongoing Polavaram Multi-purpose Irrigation Project. The project has been completed in a record time of one year by the Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL). Key facts The project has capactiry to ..

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