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Important Current Affairs 8th March 2017 with Free PDF

Important Current Affairs 8th March 2017 with Free PDF

Important Current Affairs 8th March 2017 with Free PDF

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NATIONAL NEWS

India's Longest Cable-Bridge Inaugurated in Gujarat

After the end of the campaigning in Varanasi on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed to Gujarat for a two-day visit today. 

●    In the first day of the visit, PM Modi inaugurated the 1.4 extra dose cable bridge on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai National Highway. 
●    The 1344 metres long and 22.8 metres wide bridge project was completed in the time span of two years. 
●    The project was supposed to be ready by August 2016 but the project was slightly delayed and it was completed by September 2016.
●    The project was built by Larsen and Turbo and it took Rs 379 crore to complete the project of the National Highway Authority of India.
The bridge has 25 to 40 meter long cables. The bridge consists a total of 216 such cables.


NATIONAL NEWS


Mumbai Has Most Number of Billionaires in India

 India's financial capital Mumbai, home to 45,000 millionaires and 28 billionaires, is the wealthiest city in the country with total wealth of $820 billion, says a report.
●    According to New World Wealth, Mumbai is followed by Delhi and Bengaluru at the second and third place respectively.
●    While Delhi, home to 22,000 millionaires and 18 billionaires has total wealth of $450 billion, Bengaluru boasts of a total wealth of $320 billion. The city is home to 7,500 millionaires and 8 billionaires.
●    Total wealth refers to the private wealth held by all individuals.
●    The report defines 'wealth' as the net assets of a person. It includes all their assets (property, cash, equity, business interests) less any liabilities. The report excludes government funds from its figures.

SPORTS

OPPO to Replace Star India as Team India Sponsor for 5 Years

 Irrespective of the administration tangles that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) finds itself as far as the implementation of the Lodha Committee report is concerned, the world’s richest cricket board only got richer on Tuesday.
●    Oppo mobile manufacturer emerged as the highest bidder for the Team India sponsor as the BCCI raked in an all-time figures. The deal was struck as India battled it out against Australia for a series-levelling 75-run win in the second Test in Bangalore.
●    Oppo has paid Rs 1079 crore for a five-year deal, outbidding Vivo mobiles’ Rs 768 crore bid.
●    Oppo will pay Rs 4.61 crore per bilateral match and Rs 1.56 crore for an ICC event match. Sahara was the previous highest bidder for Team India sponsorship with Rs 3.34 crore per match.
●    STAR India paid Rs 1.92 crore per bilateral match and Rs 61 lakh for an ICC match.
●    Oppo’s logo will don the Team India jersey and training gears from April 1. 
The current India team sponsorship deal with Star India will end in March 31.
 
 


DAYS & DATES


March 8 : International Women's Day

 The 2017 International Women's Day ((IWD)) was observed across the world on 8 March 2017. 
●    The year's theme for the Day is Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.
●    The idea of the theme is to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, especially goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and number 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
●    The 2017 International Women's Day was observed in India by conferring the Nari Shakti Awards to 31 individuals and organisations that are working towards empowering women. 
●    The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented the awards at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

NATIONAL NEWS


Hyderabad Airport Ranks 1st in World in 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), according to a GHIAL statement. 
●    S G K Kishore, CEO, GHIAL, thanked the passengers and its stakeholders including Ministry of Civil Aviation, CISF, airlines, immigration and customs.
●    Hyderabad Airport, running in to its 9th year of operations, is designed to cater to 12 million passengers in a year. 
●    It has witnessed a growth of more than 20 per cent in the last year with a passenger throughput of close to 15MPPA in calendar year 2016.

AWARDS


 Aishwarya Rai Wins Best Actress for Sarbjit at International Film Fest 

 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). 
●    Aishwarya was seen in a de-glam look in the film, which left the audience in shock.
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. The film showcased his journey inside the jail, and his sister’s unending fight to free him. 
●    The film was critically acclaimed but also received mixed reviews from the audience. However, Aishwarya as Dalbir and Randeep Hooda as Sarabjit won hearts of the audience across the nation.


NATIONAL NEWS


Environment Minister launches Web Portal for obtaining CRZ Clearances

 The Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave, launched the web portal for obtaining Coastal Regulation Zone clearances, here today.  
●    The Minister termed the launch of the portal as a good example of ‘Ease of Doing Business’. 
●    The Portal is a web-based system for obtaining clearances required from the Ministry under the “Coastal Regulation Zone” (CRZ) by the Project proponents.  
●    The system will enable the Project proponents and the concerned State/Union Territory bodies like the State Coastal Zone Management Authorities (SCZMAs) and Municipal/Town Planning agencies in tracking the status of their proposals.  
●    The system is based on web architecture, similar to the existing systems in place for according environmental and forest clearances.

NATIONAL NEWS


Prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskars given away to 33 women by the President

  The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented Nari Shakti Puraskars 2016 at a special ceremony/function held in New Delhi on the occasion of International Women’s Day today. 
●    The awards were presented to 33 women in recognition of their efforts in rendering distinguished services for the cause of women, especially vulnerable and marginalized women.
●    Speaking on the occasion the President that Government is equally concerned at the rising rate of violent crimes against women. 
●    It is inexcusable that women in India do not feel as secure and safe as they should. A greater emphasis on early sensitization of children and youth in schools and institutions of higher learning would help inculcate due respect for the female gender.
●    This should be taken up through appropriate measures in our rural and urban populations and through well-conceived and coherent Government programmes. 
●    The President said that on International Women’s Day, it is important to reiterate that every girl child and woman in our country should be assured that Government of India is fully committed to providing her an enabling environment that affords equal opportunity.


 

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