Daily Current Affairs | 8th March 2016 Current Affairs

Current Affairs
  • 8th March 2016: Women’s Day
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) has released a report titled Women at Work: Trends 2016 which provides the latest data on women’s position in labour markets
  • Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced to withdraw proposal to tax Employee Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawals which was announced in Union Budget 2016-17
  • Uttar Pradesh felicitated the acid attack survivors with the Rani Laxmi Bai award and financial assistance
  • Anand Sharma, Congress deputy leader in the Rajya Sabha, esigned from the membership of the upper house on 8 March 2016 to pave the way for his return as a lawmaker from his home state of Himachal Pradesh
  • Former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova announced that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open
  • Germany announced that it will partner with India in turning Bhubaneswar into a smart city
  • Kalabhavan Mani, Malayalam actor and folk singer, passed away on 6 March 2016
  • Union Government launched a Online Marketing Platform Mahila e-Haat portal in New Delhi
  • PM selects Nagepur village in Varanasi for development under SAGY
  • M S Dhoni signed as Revital H brand ambassador
  • China plans to land probe on Mars in 2021