Daily Archive: Thursday, March 30, 2017

30 Mar 2017

Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological Systems(IAAMS) inaugurated at INS Rajali

The Chief of the Indian Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lamba inaugurated the first ever Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS). It was inaugurated on 28 March 2017 at INS Rajali, which is informally known as Arakkonam Naval
30 Mar 2017

Facebook adds new camera and Snapchat-like features

Social media giant Facebook on 28 March 2017 added Snapchat-like features and Facebook Camera on its app. It introduced filters, masks, frames, animation and other interactive elements to visually decorate images and video as that of Snapchat.
30 Mar 2017

US Senate votes to approve Montenegro as NATO 29th member

The US Senate on 28 March 2017 voted to approve Montenegro as the 29th member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The accession treaty for the small Balkan nation to join the transatlantic alliance was passed
30 Mar 2017

President Donald Trump signs executive order to roll back Obama’s climate change measures

US President Donald Trump on 28 March 2017 signed an executive order to roll back his predecessor Barack Obama’s climate change measures keeping up his campaign promise. The order seeks to suspend, withdraw or flag for review
30 Mar 2017

FDA approves first drug for moderate and severe eczema cases

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on 28 March 2017 approved Dupixent injection to treat adults with moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis). Dupixent is intended for patients whose eczema is not controlled adequately by topical therapies, or
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
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