March Weekly Current Affairs from (March 1-8)

March Weekly Current Affairs from (March 1-8)

National News

  • 4 days long ‘Tawi Festival’ begins in Jammu
  • Accenture launches learning platform; to acquire edtech Udacity
  • Airbus signs contract with IIM Mumbai to boost aviation talent in India
  • Amit Shah inaugurates National Urban Cooperative Finance and Development Corporation
  • BHEL bags order worth Rs 9,500 cr to set up 1,600 MW thermal project
  • Cabinet approves establishment of International Big Cat Alliance
  • Cabinet approves 4% hike in DA for government employees
  • Cabinet approves PM-Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana
  • Chapchar Kut Festival Celebrated Across Mizoram
  • CM Yogi launched ‘MYUVA Scheme’ for Young Entrepreneurs in UP
  • Coal India Limited (CIL) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) sign a JVA for setting up Ammonium Nitrate Plant
  • Cuttack Rupa Tarakasi, Banglar muslin get GI tag
  • First Bharat Steam Boiler Expo 2024 held in Guwahati
  • Fly91 gets DGCA approval to start flights
  • FSSAI gives ‘Eat Right Station’ certificate to 150 Railway Stations
  • Government launched innovative NITI for states platform for policy and good governance
  • Govt extends subsidy for Ujjwala beneficiaries by another one year
  • India’s first indigenous Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor at Kalpakkam
  • India’s unemployment rate in 2023 dropped to 3.1%: NSO
  • IOC to make fuel for Formula 1 – first by an Indian firm
  • Jharkhand govt launched State Widow Remarriage Promotion Scheme
  • Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurates country’s 1st Green Hydrogen Plant in Stainless Steel Sector at Haryana
  • Karnataka govt signed MoU with World Economic Forum for Al centre
  • Kerala Launches India’s First Govt-Backed OTT Platform, ‘CSpace’
  • L&T commissions India’s first indigenously built green hydrogen electrolyser in Gujarat
  • Leopard numbers show 8% rise from 2018 to 2022
  • Mandaviya inaugurates Three Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET) Centers Across India
  • Ministry of Jal Shakti signs agreement with 12 technical education institutions for basin management of 6 rivers
  • Ministry of Women and Child Development organizes ‘Poshan Utsav’
  • NTPC joins hands with Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO)for development of Renewable Energy Parks
  • PM Modi inaugurates India’s first underwater metro in Kolkata
  • PM Modi launches development projects worth 35,700 crore rupees in Jharkhand
  • Rajnath Singh inaugurates ‘Chola’ building at Naval War College
  • Rajnath Singh launches Acing Development of Innovative Technologies with iDEX (ADITI) scheme to boost defence innovation
  • REC Limited joins hands with UNISED to support Education of Children
  • Reliance partners with Sri Lanka’s Elephant House to intensify fight against Coke & Pepsi
  • Sarbananda Sonowal dedicates first-ever Made-in-India ASTDS tug
  • Smriti Irani launched Haj Suvidha mobile App
  • Swiggy and IRCTC join hands to deliver food on Indian Railways
  • Telangana Government launched One-Time Scheme
  • Telangana govt to launch Indiramma housing scheme
  • Vivek Bharadwaj inaugurates the second PESA Regional Conference at Ranchi
  • World’s largest literary festival-‘Sahityotsav’ to be held from March 11-16

International News


  • Panama becomes 97th member of International Solar Alliance
  • Nicaragua becomes first Spanish-Speaking nation to recognize IPS
  • India’s rank remains unchanged at 42 in International IP Index 2024
  • France become first country to enshrine abortion rights in its constitution

Appointment and Resignation


  • Slice appoints Nayanthara as Brand Ambassador
  • SI Suman Kumari makes history as BSF’s First Female Sniper
  • Shehbaz Sharif elected as PM of Pakistan
  • Renu Sud Karnad as chairperson and independent director of PayU
  • RBI approves ex-Sebi director Ravindran as TMB’s part time chairman
  • Manish Prasad appointed president and MD for SAP Indian Subcontinent
  • Jana SFB gets RBI approval to re-appoint Ajay Kanwal as MD & CEO
  • Daljit S Chaudhary appoints as Director of NSG
  • BPCL teams up with Neeraj Chopra as Brand Ambassador
  • Anurag Agarwal appointed head of Parliament security



  • Sunrisers Hyderabad appoint Pat Cummins as captain for IPL 2024
  • Shahbaz Nadeem retires from international and India’s domestic cricket
  • Pro Kabaddi League Season 10, Puneri Paltan Clinches Maiden Title
  • Paul Pogba banned for four years for doping
  • B Sai Praneeth announces retirement from international badminton



Banking and Financial


  • RBI cancels licence of Rajasthan-based Sumerpur Mercantile Urban Coop Bank
  • RBI approves AU-Fincare Small finance bank merger
  • PNB ties up with EaseMyTrip to launch travel credit card
  • Moody’s raises India’s 2024 GDP forecast to 6.8%
  • Maruti Suzuki partners with Union Bank of India for dealer financing solutions
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank introduces Smart Choice Gold Loan
  • Kotak Life introduces Non-Linked Par Product Kotak G.A.I.N
  • Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank launches ‘Vikas Spoorty’
  • Infibeam Avenues get RBI’s authorization to payment aggregator licence
  • India’s GDP growth at 8.4% in Q3 2023-24
  • GST Collections Jump 12.5% YoY to Rs 1.68 Lakh Crore in Feb 2024
  • Future Generali India launches new women’s health insurance plan
  • Flipkart unveils its UPI handle to boost India’s digital evolution
  • FIU imposes 5.49 crore fine on Paytm Payments Bank
  • CRISIL raises India’s GDP growth forecast to 6.8% for FY25
  • 30 banks join RBI’s UDGAM portal for unclaimed deposits


  • Zoya Akhtar and Asma Khan honored with ‘India-UK Achievers’ Award
  • Yatin Bhaskar Duggal wins first prize in National Youth Parliament Festival 2024
  • Tiger Woods honoured with USGA’s prestigious Bob Jones Award
  • Sunil Bharti Mittal first Indian to get Honorary Knighthood from King Charles III
  • Pradeep Mahajan receives Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2024


  • DRDO conducts successful flight test of Very Short-Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) missile
  • Iran launches ‘Pars 1’ satellite into orbit from Russia
  • Navy commissions strategically important base INS Jatayu in Lakshadweep Islands


  • India’s IN-SPACe Inaugurates Satellite & Payload Technical Centre in Ahmedabad

Book and Author

  • A book on Indian modern art “The Gems of Indian Art” launched
  • “The Conspiracy” authored by Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Important day

  • 1 March – Zero Discrimination Day (Theme 2024 – To protect everyone’s health, protect everyone’s rights)
  • 1 March – World Seagrass Day (Theme 2024 – Healthy Seagrass, Healthy Planet)
  • 1 March – World Civil Defence Day
  • 3 February – World Wildlife Day (Theme 2024 – Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation.)
  • 3 March – World Hearing Day (Theme 2024 – Changing mindsets: Let’s make ear and hearing care a reality for all)
  • 4 March – National Safety Day (Theme 2024 – Safety Leadership for ESG Excellence.)
  • 4 March – World Obesity Day (Theme 2024 – Let’s Talk About Obesity And…”)
  • 5 March – Dissociative Identity Disorder Awareness Day
  • 5 March – International Day for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Awareness
  • 6 March – Ghana Independence Day
  • 7 March – Jan Aushadhi Diwas
  • 8 March – International Women’s Day (Theme 2024 – ‘Invest in women: Accelerate Progress’)


  • Brian Mulroney, Former Canada Prime Minister passes away


Leave a Comment