1. *Banking operations in the country might get affected on Monday and Tuesday as the public lenders will go on a two-day strike called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) protesting the government’s proposal to privatise two public sector banks.*
2. *Yesterday was the last day of registration for Prime Minister’s interactive academic programme Pariksha Pe Charcha* . Pariksha Pe Charcha is part of the larger movement – ‘Exam Warriors’ – led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to create a stress-free atmosphere for youngsters.
3. *The BJP on Sunday released its candidate list for the upcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Assam* . Addressing a press conference, BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh said
4. *Uttarakhand’s new chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Sunday visited Haridwar for the second time in the last four days and inaugurated the Netra Kumbh*
5. *Assam’s Cachar district has secured a place in the 2022 edition of the India Book of Records for the longest Rangoli on voter awareness* . The process to make the 8 kilometre-long rangoli on the street started at 5 pm on Saturday and was completed within 24 hours.
6. *The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) yesterday won a landslide victory in the urban body elections in Andhra Pradesh, winning 74 out of 75 municipalities* and trends suggest that it may win in all the 12 corporations.
7. *Nothing to suggest attack on WB CM Mamata premeditated; lapses in her personal security & route bandobast* : Special observers Ajay V Nayak and Vivek Dube have, in their joint report to the Election Commission on the recent incident in Nandigram that had left chief minister Mamata Banerjee injured..
8. *Non-stop flights to five new cities from Pune beginning March 28* :
With an aim to meet the increasing demand from smaller cities, the low cost carrier- SpiceJet added 66 new domestic flights on Saturday
9. Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze, arrested in the probe into recovery of explosives from a car near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence, was on Sunday remanded to the National Investigation Agency custody till March 25.
10. *Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal-United on Sunday received a shot in the arm with the merger of Rashtriya Lok Samata Party of Upendra Kushwaha, a former protege of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who came back under his wing nine years after having fallen apart.*
11. *Acclaimed Tamilnadu film director SP Jananathan, who shot to fame with films such as ‘Iyarkai’, breathed his last on Sunday*. Fondly known as ‘Jana’ among his close circle of friends, the 61-year-old director was a bachelor and has been living with his brothers.
12. *Chinese fans of Bollywood star Aamir Khan celebrate his 56th birthday at the Indian Embassy in Beijing*
13. *The National Testing Agency (NTA) has declared the results of All India Sainik Schools entrance exam (AISSEE) 2021 for classes 6 and 9 on its official website.*
14. One Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian on Sunday (March 14). The terrorist has been identified as Jahangir Ahmad Wani, a resident of Rakh Narapora of Shopian.
15. Maharashtra on Sunday (March 14) reported over 16,000 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours which is the highest spike in infections for the year 2021. curfew imposed in Latur.
1. *India supplies over 5.86 cr doses of Made in India COVID vaccines to nearly 71 countries*
2. *US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin will meet his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh next week in India* and discuss ways to operationalise the major defence partnership that the two countries have.
3. *Indian Naval Ship Jalashwa reached the port of Antsiranana, Madagascar* with an Indian Naval training team on-board. The Indian Naval training team will be deployed in Madagascar for capacity building and training of the Malagasy Special Forces for two weeks.
4. *The Indus Commissioners of India and Pakistan will meet in New Delhi on March 23 and 24 to discuss a host of issues, including Islamabad’s concerns about the design of Indian hydropower projects on the Chenab River,*