March 2012 Current Affairs and Top Latest Major Events of India and World


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Current Affairs of 01 March 2012:

  • 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
  • India and China to have maritime cooperation. — March 1, News On AIR

Current Affairs of 02 March 2012:

  • Unemployment rate in India falls by 1.7 percent in last 5 years despite global slowdown. — March 2,News On AIR
  • India and China have decided to have maritime cooperation to build confidence. This was decided at the talks between the External Affairs Minister S. M Krishna and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi in New Delhi yesterday. — March 2, News On AIR

Current Affairs of 03 March 2012:

  • India lift the first Women‘s World Cup Kabaddi crown defeating Iran. — March 3, News on AIR
  • Voting is now on in the Russian Presidential Elections; Trends put Vladimir Putin ahead of others.— March 3, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 04 March 2012:

  • 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 and Egypt have agreed to carry forward their relations to a new level. External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna met the top Egyptian leaders in Cairo and said India will provide all possible assistance to Egypt in its rebuilding efforts. — March 4, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 05 March 2012:

  • 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
  • The website of Russia’s Central Election Commission came under hacker attack from within Russia and abroad during the presidential election, a top official said. — March 5, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 06 March 2012:

  • 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
  • Iran’s new parliament will be largely dominated by conservatives who support supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to latest results Monday of last week’s election. — March 6,Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 07 March 2012:

  • In UP assembly elections Samajwadi Party gets absolute majority; Party parliamentary Board to elect the legislative party leader today — March 7, News on AIR
  • Pakistani forces have killed at least 17 suspected Taliban militants in Upper Orakzai tribal region in the northwest of the country, officials said on Wednesday. — March 7, Times of India

Current Affairs of 08 March 2012:

  • 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
  • Obama congratulates Russia’s president-elect Putin — March 8, Times of India

Current Affairs of 09 March 2012:

  • In Punjab, Governor invites SAD-BJP alliance Legislature group leader Prakash Singh Badal to form the government. — March 9, News on AIR
  • Some foreign companies in China exploit their workers by forcing them to do overtime or underpaying them, the labor minister said on Wednesday, as controversy swirls over working conditions at a plant that makes Apple Inc’s iPhones and iPads. A surge in technology-industry hiring is helping to spearhead a jobs-market revival as demand swells for computer-software applications and data.— March 9, Times of India

Current Affairs of 10 March 2012:

  • 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
  • Leading software and technology companies pressed President Barack Obama’s administration for quick action on a new Indian government policy that they said threatens exports to the fast-growing economy. — March 10, Times of India

Current Affairs of 11 March 2012:

  • Jat leaders in Haryana to call off their agitation today announces Khap Spokesman. — March 11,News on AIR
  • Asia Cup 2012 Tournament begins in Dhaka today; inaugural match to be played between host Bangladesh and Pakistan. — March 11, News on AIR
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Current Affairs of 12 March 2012:

  • Budget session of Parliament begins today with address of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil to the joint sitting of Parliament. — March 12, News On AIR
  • The UN Special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan has arrived in the Qatar Capital Doha on the next leg of his peace mission. Annan held second round of talks with Syrian President Bashar Al Assad in Damascus yesterday. — March 12, News On AIR

Current Affairs of 13 March 2012:

  • Congress leader Vijay Bahuguna to be sworn in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister today. — March 13,News on AIR
  • International Cricket Council calls as baseless and misleading the claim by a British newspaper that the 2011 Cricket World Cup semifinal between India and Pakistan was fixed. — March 13, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 14 March 2012:

  • 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
  • In Syria, President Bashar al-Assad has issued a decree setting 7th May as the date for parliamentary elections even as 45 people including 23 members of the security forces were killed in violence on Tuesday. — March 14, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 15 March 2012:

  • Prime Minister and Finance Minister call it a forward looking budget. — March 15, News On AIR
  • Iran offers to hold talks with permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany over its disputed nuclear programme. — March 15, News On AIR

Current Affairs of 16 March 2012:

  • 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
  • North Korea announced Friday it plans to launch a long-range rocket mounted with a satellite next month, a surprise move that comes weeks after it agreed to nuclear concessions including a moratorium on long-range missile tests. — March 16, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 17 March 2012:

  • 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
  • UN Special envoy Kofi Annan says situation in Syria needs to be handled carefully to avoid destabilization of the region. — March 17, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 18 March 2012:

  • 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
  • Pakistan win the toss and elect to bat against India in the last league match of the Asia Cup Cricket at Mirpur in Dhaka. — March 18, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 19 March 2012:

  • 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
  • US authorities have complained to Pakistan’s foreign office about the alleged harassment of American diplomatic staff and expressed concern at “inaction” on an earlier complaint lodged two years ago. — March 19, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 20 March 2012:

  • 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
  • A suspected serial killer shot dead three children and a teacher at a Jewish school in France on Monday, in what was branded an anti-Semitic attack, plunging the nation into shock. — March 20,Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 21 March 2012:

  • Supreme Court dismisses government’s review petition in Vodafone tax case. — March 21, News on AIR
  • A Pakistani Parliamentary commission on Tuesday demanded an end to CIA-operated drone strikes and a civil nuclear deal similar to the Indo-US agreement besides 38 other demands.— March 21, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 22 March 2012:

  • 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
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon said today he hoped a new statement approved by the Security Council on the Syria crisis will prove a “turning point” in world efforts to bring about a lasting peace. — March 22,Hindustan Times
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Current Affairs of 23 March 2012:

  • All party meeting on Lokpal bill today; Government hopes to achieve consensus on the issue.— March 23, News on AIR
  • China on Thursday praised Sri Lanka on the progress its government had made in post-war reconciliation and opposed the US-sponsored resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that called Colombo to address allegations of human rights violations. — March 23,Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 24 March 2012:

  • 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
  • At least three soldiers were killed after dozens of Taliban militants stormed a check post in Pakistan’s northwest tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said on 24th March. — March 24,Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 25 March 2012:

  • 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
  • Egyptian Parliament elects an Islamist Dominated Panel to draft the new constitution. — March 25,News on AIR

Current Affairs of 26 March 2012:

  • 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
  • Second Nuclear Security Summit begins in South Korean capital Seoul today; Reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism to dominate the agenda at the two-day summit. — March 26, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 27 March 2012:

  • 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
  • Israel not to allow UN team to enter West Bank to probe Jewish settlement; Snaps ties with United Nations Human Rights Council. — March 27, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 28 March 2012:

  • India and Pakistan seek to intensify the bilateral dialogue process for further engagements.— March 28, News on AIR
  • A BRICS development bank will be very useful, particularly to Africa, but a major challenge that may come on its way is aligning the interest of the member countries, said experts. — March 28,Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 29 March 2012:

  • 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
  • Fourth Summit of Heads of State of BRICS countries to be held in New Delhi today; Energy Security, situation in Syria, developments in West Asia and economic situation likely to be discussed. — March 29, News on AIR

Current Affairs of 30 March 2012:

  • 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
  • North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its west coast on Thursday believed to be part of a test to upgrade capabilities, said news reports published on Friday, quoting South Korean military officials. — March 30, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 31 March 2012:

  • India and Brazil sign six agreements for cooperation in the fields of science and technology, education and culture. — March 31, News on AIR
  • A new satellite imagery appears to show preparations beginning for a long-range rocket launch in North Korea despite international objections. — March 31, Hindustan Times

March 2012 Current Affairs and Top Latest Major Events of India and World
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