Current Affairs – March, 2019

SpiceJet joins IATA

Indian low-cost airlines SpiceJet has joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA). SpiceJet is the first Indian budget carrier to join the IATA, which has over 290 airlines as members. The membership of IATA will allow SpiceJet to explore and grow its collaborations with international member airlines of IATA through interlining and code shares and also enables Read More…

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Parsis Celebrate Navroz

Navroz is the Iranian New Year celebrated by several ethnolinguistic communities around the world irrespective of their religious background. In India Parsis who follow Zoroastrianism celebrate Navroz.  Navroz was celebrated on March 21st. Genesis of Navroz The Navroz celebrations can be traced back to 6th Century BC, back when the Iranian community was homogeneously Zoroastrians. Read More…

Kazakhstan renames Capital Astana after Ex-President

Kazakhstan has renamed its capital Astana to Nursultan to honour outgoing leader Nursultan Nazarbayev. The announcement regarding this was made by the new president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and was approved by the parliament of Kazakhstan. Nursultan Nazarbayev served nearly 30 years as leader of the oil-rich nation. The decision of the Nursultan Nazarbayev to step down Read More…

Evidence of water, particle plumes found on asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex mission discovers evidence of water, particle plumes on asteroid Bennu among numerous other findings. Asteroid Bennu Bennu is only slightly wider than the height of the Empire State Building and it is expected to contain unaltered material from the very beginning of our solar system. Bennu has a more rugged surface than expected. Read More…

International Day of Happiness 2019

The International Day of Happiness 2019 was celebrated on March 20 with the theme Happier Together, focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us. International Day of Happiness International Day of Happiness recognises the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. The concept of International Day of Read More…