1. PM Modi Flags Off 'Run for New India' Marathon in Surat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the 'Run for New India' marathon in Surat, Gujarat. The Marathon is aimed at creating awareness about social causes and call upon all to resolve to build a New India.
The Marathon is divided into 4 categories. Around 1.50 lakh runners participated in the 'Run for New India' marathon which was organized by the Surat Nagrik Samiti.
Chief Minister of Gujarat- Vijay Rupani, Governor- Om Prakash Kohli.
2. PM Modi Inaugurates Projects Worth 1000 crores in Daman
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stones for projects worth 1000 crore rupees in Daman in the union territory of Daman and Diu. PM distributed keys for scooters to differently-abled beneficiaries, 'SWABHIMAN' cards to pregnant and Lactating Women, 'Badhai Kit' to the newly born girl children under 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao'.
PM also distributed cycles to school going girls under Saraswati Cycle Yojna, extended loans under 'Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojna' and 'Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana' to beneficiaries.
Governor of Daman Diu- Praful Khoda Patel.
3. 15th Edition of BioAsia 2018 Held in Hyderabad
The 15th edition of BioAsia, the annual flagship event of the Government of Telangana, was held Hyderabad. The theme of BioAsia 2018 was “Right Time, Right Now” focusing on strategies to keep up with the pace of change and innovative ways to develop new models for distribution & healthcare delivery.
Ireland, Netherlands and South Africa were the International Partners while Gujarat, Assam and Rajasthan were the partner states for this event.
The second week of March will witness Andaman & Nicobar Command hosting a multinational mega event MILAN 2018. MILAN is a congregation of littoral navies conducted biennially by Indian Navy at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The theme of this year’s MILAN International Maritime Seminar is ‘In Pursuit of Maritime Good Order - Need for Comprehensive Information Sharing Apparatus’.
MILAN was first held in 1995.
5. International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels Begins in New Delhi
A two-day International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels organized by Department of Biotechnology has begun in New Delhi. Union Minister for Science and technology Dr. HarshVardhan inaugurated the Conference.
This event aims to provide a common platform to Government policy makers, industry, investors and research community to exchange experiences and challenges related to development and scaling of advanced biofuels.
1. State Bank of India Set for UK Restructuring
State Bank of India (SBI) is set for a major restructuring of its business in the United Kingdom from April. SBI's UK operations will transform into a subsidiary named State Bank of India UK Limited from April 1, in compliance with wider ring-fencing of capital requirements by the Bank of England.
The move will mean that all retail branches of SBI in the UK will fall under a new UK-incorporated banking entity instead of their previous status as overseas branches of the Indian entity.
SBI Chairman- Rajnish Kumar, Headquarters- Mumbai, Established on- 01st July 1955.