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17th March- News & Current Affairs Update

... Editorial Team


  • Goa government on 17 March 2016 classified the country liquor, Feni as Heritage Spirit of Goa.  
  • A Pakistani Joint Investigation Team will arrive in India on March 27 to carry forward its probe into the Pathankot terror attack



  • Radar scans at the tomb of Tutankhamun, Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, have revealed two chambers adjoining the tomb, raising prospect of finding the resting place of Queen Nefertiti.            
  • China has expressed its opposition to unilateral sanctions against North Korea in the wake of the imposition of new sanctions by the United States on the country.
  • A Brazilian federal judge has blocked the appointment of ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as chief of staff, arguing that the appointment would derail a federal judicial investigation against him.           
  • The 10th Asian film awards were presented on 17 March 2016 in Macau, China. 'The Assassin', bagged prizes for, best film, best actress and best director.          
  • Famous magician Paul Daniels passed away on 17 March 2016 due to brain tumour. He was 77.            


  • Sri Lanka has beaten Afghanistan by 6 wickets  in the World T20, in Kolkata. Scores Afghanistan : 153/7 (Asghar Stanikzai 62) Sri Lanka : 155/4 (T Dilshan 83)            
  • Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal slip three places down the rung to the sixth spot in the latest BWF world ranking on Thursday


  • Barcelona's striker trio of Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi  all three scored in a 3-1 victory that sent the Spanish side into the Champions League quarter-finals 5-1 on aggregate.


  • Bayern Munich staged a sensational comeback, scoring twice in extra time after battling back from two goals down to beat Juventus 4-2(6-4 Aggregate) on Wednesday to  march into the Champions League last eight.



  • AirAsia India has announced the appointment of Amar Abrol as its chief executive officer
  • Liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Thursday sought time till April for making a personal appearance before the ED
  • Auction of Kingfisher House, the headquarters of Vijay Mallya's defunct airline, did not attract any bids due to litigation fears and a high reserve price of Rs 150 crore            
  • Bharti Airtel has acquired spectrum in six regions for Rs 4,428 crore (Rs 44.28 billion) from Videocon Telecom
  • Fazle Kabir on 15 March 2016 was appointed the 11th Governor of the Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of Bangladesh.           

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