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Current Affairs for the Month - March 2017

  • 31 Mar 2017

    NASA, ISRO jointly working on project NISAR
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are jointly working on the development of Dual Frequency (L and S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite named as NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR). The L-band SAR is being developed by JPL/NASA, while ISRO is developing S-band SAR.

  • Postage Stamp on Cub Scouts released by Sh Manoj Sinha
    Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha today released a Postal Stamp on Cub Scouts to commemorate Centenary year of Cub Scouts in India and Abroad.

  • Tamil Nadu first state to win Deodhar Trophy
  • Tamil Nadu to title triumph in the Deodhar Trophy on Wednesday. Tamil Nadu beat Parthiv Patel-led India 'B' by 42 runs in the final at Vizag. Thus, Tamil Nadu became the first state side to win the three-team one-day tournament. Lifting the Deodhar also completed Tamil Nadu's trophy collection having already won the major domestic crowns such as Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare, Irani and Syed Mushtaq Ali in the past.

  • SC bans sale, registration of BS-III vehicles from April 1
    Drawing a strong line on environmental issues, the Supreme Court on Wednesday banned the sale and registration of Bharat Stage III (BS-III) vehicles from April 1, when BS-IV emission norms will come into force across the country, saying that health of citizens is more important than commercial interests.

  • Pakistani man becomes first Muslim to join NYPD's emergency unit
    Sergeant Ali Javed became not only the first Muslim but also the first Pakistani to be became a member of the elite force, NYPD Muslim Officers Society.

  • Kanha tiger reserve becomes first in India get official mascot
  • Kanha in Madhya Pradesh became first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot named Bhoorsingh the Barasingha, to create a better connect with its visitors, especially the younger generation.

  • NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks Sunita Williams’ spacewalking record
    American astronaut Peggy Whitson made history when she floated outside the International Space Station , breaking the record for the most spacewalks by a woman. Ms Whitson, 57, made her eighth career spacewalk, surpassing the record of seven previously held by American Suni Williams.

  • El Salvador becomes first country in the world to ban metals mining
    El Salvador, Central America’s smallest nation, has become the first country in the world to ban metals mining nationwide.

  • Sunaina Singh appointed as new Vice Chancellor of Nalanda University
  • Sunaina Singh has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of Nalanda University. She was Vice Chancellor of Hyderabad-based EFL University.

  • India's S V Sunil named player of the year for 2016 in Asian Hockey Awards
    Indian forward player S V Sunil was named the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Player of the Year for 2016.

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