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News Crackers- 5 March 2016

  • The Raisina-Dialogue 2016, a conference on Geopolitics and Geo-economics concluded in New Delhi on 5 March 2016. The theme of Raisina-Dialogue 2016 was “Asia: Regional and Global Connectivity”.
     
  • India has filed a complaint against the United States decision to impose high fees L-1 and H-1B categories of temporary working visas in the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
     
  • President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a National conference on ‘Women Legislators: Building Resurgent India’ in New Delhi. The theme of the conference is ‘The Role of Women Legislators in Nation Building (Mahila Janpratinidhi – Sashakt Bharat Ki Nirmata).
     
  • Uttar Pradesh Assembly passed the UP Revenue Code (Amendment) Bill 2016.The Bill allows Dalits of the state to sell their land to non-Dalits in the state without approval of the administration even if their remaining holding is less than 3.5 acres.
     
  • The traditional festival of Chapchar Kut of the Mizos was celebrated across Mizoram.
     
  • India’s pioneering film archivist and film scholar P. K. Nair passed away in Pune.
     
  • Former Lok Sabha Speaker P. A. Sangma has died. He was the first tribal person to hold the post of cabinet minister in 1995.He was representing the Tura constituency in the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.
     
  • Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman were honoured with the Association for Computing Machinery's 2015 A.M. Turing Award. They were given the award for their fundamental contributions to modern cryptography.
     
  • Book titled “Who was Shivaji?” authored by Govind Pansare has been released.

 

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