Current Affair For Month “March, 2017”

Sickle-Cell Anaemia:First Time cured by Gene Therapy

Date: March 07, 2017

Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is a group of blood disorders typically inherited from a person's parents.The most common type is known as sickle-cell anaemia (SCA). It results in an abnormality in the oxygen-carrying protein haemoglobin (hemoglobin S) found in red blood cells. This leads to a rigid, sickle-like shape under certain circumstances.Problems in sickle cell disease typically begin around ...

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13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit 2017

Date: March 06, 2017

The 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit, an inter-governmental regional group of 10 countries was held in Islamabad, Pakistan on March 1, 2017 under the chairmanship of Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
♦ The theme of the summit was “Connectivity for Regional Prosperity”.
♦ The summit aimed at increasing cooperation in areas such...

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Shahpur Kandi project:Punjab, J&K seal fresh deal

Date: March 06, 2017

A renewed agreement between Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir has been sealed for the completion of the Shahpur Kandi Dam project, work on which was halted two years ago following a dispute.
This move comes days before its annual Indus Water Commission meeting with Pakistan in Lahore later this month. The dam will help India utilize its share of waters under Indus Water Treaty.

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Partha Mukhopadhay Panel to Suggests Legal Framework to Secure the Rights of Migrants

Date: March 06, 2017

Government Panel led by Partha Mukhopadhay Suggests Legal Framework to Secure the Rights of Migrants. It is a 18 member panel constituted by the government has recommended necessary legal and policy framework to protect the interests of the migrants in the country.

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RBI sets up panel under Meena Hemchandra to review cyber threats

Date: March 01, 2017

Reserve Bank of India has announced setting up of the inter-disciplinary standing committee on cyber security to review the threats inherent in the existing and emerging technology.

The 11-member committee will also study adoption of various security standards and protocols, interface with stakeholders and suggest appropriate policy interventions to strengthen cyber security and resilie...

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'Swachh Shakti Saptah' launched to raise awareness on sanitation and cleanliness

Date: March 01, 2017

Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has launched "Swachh Shakti Saptah" in Gurugram in Haryana to raise awareness on sanitation and cleanliness.

The Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has decided to observe 'Swachh Shakti Saptah' from March 1 to 8, across the country.

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