24th March- News & Current Affairs Update
The People’s Democratic Party on Thursday declared the party president Mehbooba Mufti as their chief ministerial candidate. This effectively sets in motion the process of formation of a new government in Jammu and Kashmir.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 23 March 2016 inaugurated broadband connectivity to North Eastern States via Bangladesh to strengthen telecom services in the region.
The International Criminal Tribunal has held former President of the Republika Srpska Radovan Karadžić guilty of committing genocide and crimes against humanity in Bosnia during the Bosnian War and is sentenced to 40 years in prison.READ MORE
The ruling President of the Republic of the Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso has been reelected with 60 percent of the vote amid tight security and a communications blackout. Opposition leaders have refused to accept the verdict.
New Zealanders have voted to retain the current flag over the proposed design in the nation's flag referendum. More than 2 million people vote in the referendum.
World Tuberculosis Day (WTD) was globally observed on 24 March 2016 with the theme Unite to End TB.
Dutch iconic professional footballer and manager Johan Cruyff has died from lung cancer at the age of 68.READ MORE
England international footballer Adam Johnson has been sentenced to six years in prison for child grooming and child sexual activity.
Six Russian athletes are to be stripped of the medals they won at World and European championships in 2010 and 2011 and the 2012 Summer Olympic following a ruling by Court of Arbitration for Sport. The athletes affected are Sergei Balukin, Valeriy Borchin, Vladimir Kanaikin, Olga Kaniskina, Yulia Zaripova and Sergey Kirdyapkin.
9th International Abilympics started on 23 March 2016 at Bordeaux in France. Abilympics is coined from Olympics of abilities of persons with disabilities.
ECONOMY & BUSINESS
Starboard Value LP, an activist hedge fund, begins a proxy contest to oust the entire board of directors of internet pioneer Yahoo.