March, 2016

India and US sign a MoU on setup LIGO

India and the United States sign a Memorandum of Understanding on setting up Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) in India.

Vietnam’s first female house speaker elected

Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) elects Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan as the country’s first female house speaker Earlier, she was serving as Vice Chairperson of the NA.

Delhi CM launches a drive for Greening and Vacuum Cleaning of roads

Delhi Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal launches a drive for greening and vacuum cleaning of roads to deal with dust which is a major pollutant.

India and US sign an MoU for setting up new LIGO

India and the US sign an MoU for setting new LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational – Wave Observatory) Observatory in India that will play significant role in carrying forward frontline research on various forward frontline research on various aspects of gravitational wave astronomy.

Kolkata flyover collapse

Over 25 people are killed and many injured as two parts of an under construction 2.2 km-long Vivekananda Flyover collapse in a congested market area in Burra Bazar, Kolkata.

China launches 22nd satellite for its BeiDou

China launches 22nd satellite for its BeiDou. Navigation Satellite System (BDS). The satellite was launched aboard a Long March-3A carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

Asia’s biggest telescope

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and Belgium Prime Minister Mr. Charles Michel remotely launch Asia’s biggest telescope, the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), located at Devasthal near Nainital in Uttarakhand.

France will end its Operation Sangaris CAR in 2016

French Defence Minister Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian announces that France will end its Operation Sangaris in the Central African Republic in 2016.

New President of CAF

Mr. Faustin Archange Touadera is sworn in as President of Central African Republic, becoming the first elected President of the country in three years.

Myanmar’s first civilian president

Mr. Htin Kyaw takes oath as Myanmar’s first civilian president in half a century. He is expected to act as a proxy for Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi.