Current Affairs : 29 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. 

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 China Launches First Cyber Security Organization 

  • China has launched its first cyber security public organization aimed at better safeguarding national cyber security and guiding Internet companies in perform their duties.

Federal Bank To Open Startup Incubation Centers 

  • Federal Bank is all set to open an incubation centers for startups in Bangalore and Ernakulam. 

Haryana Cabinet Has Approved Jat Reservation Bill 

  • The Haryana cabinet approved the Jat reservation bill. This comes a day after the Akhil Bhartiya Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (ABJASS), the body that spearheaded the Jat quota stir in February, today threatened to resume the agitation.

Maharashtra Gets Its First Set Of Women Commanders To Protect Forest 

  • Recently Indian Navy announced to recruit 3 female fighter pilots. Similarly, Women have been chosen as forest guards in Maharashtra.

Indo American Appointed As The President & CEO Of Bank Of The West 

  • Nandita Bakshi an Indian-American has been appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bank of the West. 

Surya Deva Appointed As UN Human Rights Commissioner 

  • Indian origin law professor Surya Deva has been appointed as an adviser on human rights and multinationals and businesses by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). 

Haryana Launches Scheme For The Differently-Abled 

  • Haryana Government has launched a new scheme ‘Adapting Homes for the Differently-abled’, under which pension of 6 months would be given in advance to such persons for adapting their homes as per their requirement.

Padma Award Has Been Presented By The President Pranab Mukherjee 

  • President Pranab Mukherjee has presented five Padma Vibhushan, eight Padma Bhushan and forty-three Padma Shri awards at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. 

National Film Awards: Amitabh Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Baahubali Won Big 

  • Bollywood won big at the 63rd National Awards with Amitabh Bachchan and Kangana Ranaut scooping up Best Actor and Best Actress awards for Piku and Tanu Weds Manu Returns respectively.

Madhya Pradesh To Get Its First ITBP Modern Weapon Training Center 

  • Madhya Pradesh is going to have its first Indo Tibetan Border Police weapon training center at Batiagarh, Damoh.

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