30 Mar 2017

FIFA Disciplinary Committee suspended Lionel Messi for four matches

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee on 28 March 2017 suspended Argentina football player Lionel Messi for four matches. The committee reached the decision in application of articles 77 (a) and 108 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC). Further,
30 Mar 2017

Argentine Senate approves medicinal use of marijuana

The Argentine Senate on 29 March 2017 gave final legislative approval to a bill that permits the medicinal use of marijuana. The measure was accepted unanimously by the senators with 58 votes in favour. The legislation had
30 Mar 2017

British PM Theresa May signs letter to trigger Brexit from EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May on 28 March 2017 signed the letter that will trigger Brexit from the European Union (EU). The formal notification that seeks to leave EU was signed by May at 10 Downing Street
30 Mar 2017

Lok Sabha passes four Goods and Services Tax(GST) Bills

The Lok Sabha on 29 March 2017 passed four Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bills: i. The Central Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017 (The CGST Bill). ii. The Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017 (The
30 Mar 2017

3rd G20 Framework Working Group meet concluded in Varanasi

The third meeting of the G20 Framework Working Group concluded on 29 March 2017 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The meet witnessed discussions on the current global economic conjecture as well as deliberations on the policy options that
30 Mar 2017

Australian University invites stargazers to join their search for Planet 9

The Australian National University (ANU) has invited everyday Australian stargazers to join in their search for a new planet (Planet 9) in our Solar System. The project, headed by ANU astrophysicist Brad Tucker will be launched by
30 Mar 2017

Insurance Regulatory and Development authority of India (IRDAI) imposed penalty on ICICI Pru Life

The insurance regulator has imposed a penalty of ₹20 lakh on ICICI Pru Life Insurance Company on various charges, including free look cancellations not being in line with regulations; maturity claims not being settled within prescribed time
30 Mar 2017

Karnataka Bank’s PoS installations reach over 10,000-mark

The total tally of PoS installations of Karnataka Bank Ltd has reached 10,000 with the handing over of the 10,000th PoS installation to Ravichandar, Chairman and Managing Director of Bengaluru-based Nandana group of hotels on Monday. The
30 Mar 2017

Paytm, The first e-commerce company to become ASCI member

The country’s fast-growing e-commerce industry will finally establish its presence at the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI). Paytm set to become a member of the self-regulatory voluntary organisation next month. The move is significant because advertising
30 Mar 2017

First time India becomes Net Exporter of Electricity

India has turned from a net importer of electricity to a net exporter for the first time, according to the Central Electricity Authority. According to an official statement, “During the current year 2016-17 (April to February 2017),
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