Daily GK Update 3rd March 2017


JNU wins Visitor’s Awards 2017 for best university
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has won the annual Visitor’s Award for the ‘Best University’, 2017. President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Visitor’s Awards on 06 March 2017 at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan as part of the ‘Festival of Innovations’.

Govt launches nationwide ‘Swachh Shakti Saptah’
The Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar has launched ‘Swachh Shakti Saptah’ in Gurugram, Haryana to raise awareness on sanitation and cleanliness.

Indian Navy successfully test-fires missile from Kalvari submarine
The Indian navy successfully test-fired an anti-ship missile for the first time from an indigenously built Kalvari class submarine.

The weapon was fired from the submarine, the first of India’s six Scorpene-class submarines which are being built under the Project 75 and it “successfully hit” a surface target during the trial in the Arabian Sea.

The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to make Dharamshala as the second capital of the state.
The Himachal Pradesh cabinet approved the proposal to make Dharamshala as the second capital of the state.

The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who had earlier during his winter sojourn to Kangra had expressed his desire to make Dharamshala as the second capital.


MTNL appoints P K Purwar as Chairman and Managing Director
P K Purwar was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of state-run telecom major Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL).The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment to the post for five years.

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