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09 March 2017 Current Affairs Today | National and International Current Affairs Updates

09 March 2017 Current Affairs Today

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Today 09 March 2017 Current Affairs – National 

Cabinet approves MoU between India and the United Nations Entity of Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN-Women)

  • The Union cabinet on Monday approved India’s accession to the Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods under cover of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention).
  • The convention is an international transit system under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to facilitate seamless movement of goods within and among the parties to the Convention.

Hyderabad airport ranks 1st in world in airport service quality

  • GMR’s Hyderabad International Airport has secured first position in the world in the prestigious Airports Council International (ACI)-Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey in the 5-15 million passengers per annum (MPPA) category for the year 2016.
  • The survey shows that Hyderabad Airport has steadily improved its score from 4.4 in 2009 to 4.9 in 2016 (measured on scale of 1 to 5)

First smart tribal village inaugurated in Jammu & Kashmir

  • Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali inaugurated the first smart tribal model village ‘Hubbi’ in Rajouri district of the state. The Rural Development Department has introduced smart classes in schools, better roads, electricity, and water facility in the village.

National Conference on Jal Kranti held in Delhi 

  • Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti inaugurated a national conference on Jal Kranti Abhiyan in New Delhi. About 700 participants representing various stakeholder groups such as farmers, panchayat members, NGOs and students will attend the day-long conference.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wins best actress award for Sarabjit at international film festival

  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s film Sarbjit has given her yet another reason to celebrate. The actor who played the character of Sarabjit Singh’s sister Dalbir Kaur, has won the Best Actress award at the International Film Festival and Awards of Australia (IFFAA).
  • Sarbjit The Film, directed by Omung Kumar, was the biopic on Sarabjit Singh, an Indian farmer who was convicted of terrorism and spying in Pakistan and was sentenced to death. He was attacked by inmates at a prison in Lahore in April 2013 and died a few days later.

IISc makes it to top 10 global universities ranking

  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore has become the first Indian educational institution to make it to the top 10 of a global ranking for universities.
  • IISc has been ranked eighth in the Times Higher Education or THE Rankings, 2017 in the “best small universities” category, joining the elite list that includes California Institute of Technology (Caltech) from the US, Ecole Normale Superieure from France and Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea.
  • Small universities are those with a student strength of less than 5,000.

PM Modi releases postage stamp on 100 years of Yogoda Satsang Math

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi released a commemorative postage stamp on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India.
  • Hesaid India’s spirituality is its strength, and it is unfortunate that some people link even spirituality with religion, whereas the two are very different.

09 March 2017 Today Current Affairs – International 

09 March 2017 Current Affairs Today

Indo-Nepal joint Military exercise ‘Surya Kiran-X’ begins

  • A joint military exercise ‘Surya Kiran-Xi’ between India and Nepal began in Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand.
  • This is a battalion level joint exercise between the two armies.
  • The two-week long exercise is aimed at training of both the troops in the area of various counter insurgency operations over a prolonged period.
  • It will also focus on other important aspects such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations and environmental conservation.

09 March 2017 Current Affairs Today – Business

09 March 2017 Current Affairs Updates 

New Trade Mark Rules 2017 came into effect

  • The government has notified the new Trademark Rules 2017 to streamline and simplify the process of trademark application filing.
  • The new rules came into effect from Monday, replacing the erstwhile Trademark Rules 2002.
  • The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion notified the amended rules to improve the ease of doing business in the area of trademark applications bringing down the number of forms to eight from 74. It has also scrapped several redundant and obsolet

Fitch reports Indian economy growth to be 7.1% this fiscal

  • Global ratings agency Fitch on Tuesday said Indian economy will grow by 7.1% in the current fiscal before stepping up to 7.7% in the next two financial years.

Today 09 March 2017 News, Current Affairs Updates – Sports

09 March 2017 Current Affairs Today

Team India sponsorship bagged by OPPO for 5 years

  • Chinese mobile phone maker OPPO Electronics has bagged the rights to be the official sponsor of the Indian cricket team after bidding ₹1,079.29 crore.
  • Oppo eased past Vivo Mobiles, the second highest bidder, with ₹768 crore.
  • Nine companies, including Star, Paytm, Hero, GroupM and DBS Bank were in the reckoning.
  • The bids were opened on Tuesday in the presence of the BCCI’s Supreme Court-appointed administrative panel member Diana Edulji, BCCI officials and the bidders, at the Board’s headquarters here.

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