Union Government sanctions more affordable houses for urban poor in Puducherry, Telangana and HP
Central assistance of Rs 27766 crore was approved for construction of these houses.
Aadhar Card to be made mandatory for ITR and PAN Card Applications
With this, Aadhaar enrolment number while filing ITR could also be accepted. However, failing to declare Aadhaar may lead to PAN being deemed invalid.
Madhabi Puri Buch appointed as Whole Time Member of SEBI
This appointment marks the first time that a woman and a person from the private sector was chosen for a key post in SEBI.
Upendra Tripathy appointed as Interim Director General of ISA
The participant countries of the ISA that will be headed by Upendra Tripathy come either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
Majuli to be India’s first carbon neutral district and biodiversity heritage site
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed In addition, the Chief Minister also launched Forests are Lives campaign to underline the importance of Assam’s rich forest and biodiversity.
President of India presents Gallantry Awards
President Pranab Mukherjee presented Gallantry awards to Armed Forces Personnel to acknowledge their undaunting courage, exemplary leadership and gallantry beyond the call of duty.
RS passes HIV, AIDS Bill, 2014 by voice vote
Indian parliament’s upper house on 21 March passed a crucial bill that not only protects the rights of those afflicted by HIV and AIDS but also ensures that nobody is denied treatment.
World Water Day observed with theme Why Wastewater?
World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water, the UN’s inter-agency collaboration mechanism for all freshwater related issues, in collaboration with governments and partners.
World Down Syndrome Day observed on 21 March
Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition. It affects approx 1 in 800 live births.
Union Government designated 14 Olympians as National Observers
The observers help the sports authorities in the preparation and implementation of the long term development plan with respect to priority sports.