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India Current Affairs March 2012

March 2012 India Current Affairs – Latest Current Affairs March 2011 – Major India Events

India and Brazil sign six agreements for cooperation in the fields of science and technology, education and culture. — March 31, News on AIR

BRICS countries agree to initiate trade in local currencies; Delhi Declaration adopted at the end of BRICS summit says dialogue is the only way to resolve issues relating to Iran and Syria. — March 30, News on AIR

The hanging of Balwant Singh Rajoana, assassin of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, has been stayed by the Centre following a mercy petition to the President of India. — March 29, News on AIR

India and Pakistan seek to intensify the bilateral dialogue process for further engagements. — March 28, News on AIR

India today made a strong pitch for membership of four exclusive nuclear clubs contending that it would help strengthen its export control systems and maintain the highest international standards for its nuclear programme. — March 27, News on AIR

The government is neckdeep in corruption, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Monday, calling “very serious” army chief Gen. V.K. Singh’s allegation that he had been offered a bribe to clear a tranche of 600 substandard vehicles. — March 26, Hindustan Times

India has offered to launch South Korean Satellites on Indian Space Launch Vehicles. The offer came during the talks between the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and South Korean President, Lee Myung-Bak in Seoul today. — March 25, News on AIR

The Union Cabinet has approved amendments to the Hindu Marriage Act to make divorce with mutual consent more woman friendly. In a significant change in matrimonial laws, the cabinet approved the amendment to include allowing the courts to reduce or waive off the waiting period of six months for divorce by mutual consent. — March 24, News on AIR

All party meeting on Lokpal bill today; Government hopes to achieve consensus on the issue. — March 23, News on AIR

BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa arrived in the national capital to mount further pressure for his reinstatement as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, while present Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda ruled out his own removal. — March 22, News on AIR

Supreme Court dismisses government’s review petition in Vodafone tax case. — March 21, News on AIR

President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will administer the oath of office as cabinet minister to Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy today. Mr Roy will take charge of the Railway Ministry replacing Dinesh Trivedi. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said the swearing in ceremony will take place at 10 AM. — March 20, News On AIR

Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi has resigned. Talking to media persons in New Delhi yesterday, Mr. Trivedi said he spoke to Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee about his decision to quit as Railway Minister. — March 19, News on AIR

Centre allocates 8,750 crore rupees for development of 22 backward districts of West Bengal in 12th Five Year plan. — March 18, News on AIR

The Union budget presented in the Lok Sabha evokes mixed reaction: Congress describes it as growth oriented while the Opposition says its is anti-poor. — March 17, News on AIR

Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee will present the General Budget for 2012-13 in the Lok Sabha today. The News Services Division of All India Radio will broadcast a Special live bilingual discussion in Hindi and English on budget expectations from 10.30 am. — March 16, News on AIR

Prime Minister and Finance Minister call it a forward looking budget. — March 15, News On AIR

Railway Minister, Dinesh Trivedi will present his maiden Rail Budget for 2012-13 in the Lok Sabha today. While most of the people expect the Railway Minister not to increase freight charges, some of them are concerned over non-implementation of rail projects including laying of railway lines announced in the earlier railway budgets. — March 14, News on AIR

Congress leader Vijay Bahuguna to be sworn in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister today. — March 13, News on AIR

Budget session of Parliament begins today with address of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil to the joint sitting of Parliament. — March 12, News On AIR

Jat leaders in Haryana to call off their agitation today announces Khap Spokesman. — March 11, News on AIR

Newly elected MLAs of Samajwadi Party meeting today in Lucknow to decide the leader of the Uttar Pradesh legislature party. — March 10, News on AIR

In Punjab, Governor invites SAD-BJP alliance Legislature group leader Prakash Singh Badal to form the government. — March 9, News on AIR

RBI cuts Cash Reserve Ratio by 75 basis points to 4.75 per cent ; The cut would infuse around 48,000 crore rupees into the economy. — March 8, News on AIR

In UP assembly elections Samajwadi Party gets absolute majority; Party parliamentary Board to elect the legislative party leader today — March 7, News on AIR

SP is emerging as the single largest party leading in 173 of the total 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh Assembly. BSP, which had won an absolute majority with 206 seats in the 2007 polls, is leading in 98 seats, whereas BJP and Congress are ahead in 56 seats each. — March 6, Hindustan Times

A Delhi court today framed charges against former Samata Party president Jaya Jaitley and two others in an alleged corruption case of 2001 relating to a defence deal. — March 5, Hindustan Times

About 70 percent votes cast in the re-polling at 63 polling stations in Manipur; Arrangements for counting of votes on Tuesday are in place in all the five poll bound states. — March 4, News on AIR

India lift the first Women‘s World Cup Kabaddi crown defeating Iran. — March 3, News on AIR

Unemployment rate in India falls by 1.7 percent in last 5 years despite global slowdown. — March 2, News On AIR

The centre seeks extension of time from the Supreme Court for cancellation of 122 Two G telecom licenses quashed by the court. — March 1, News On AIR

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