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17th March 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (17th March 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 17th March 2017

International Current Affairs
  • UK's fertility regulator has granted the first license to use "three-parent baby" technique to a fertility clinic in Newcastle. 
    • The procedure involves in-vitro fertilisation of an egg from two mothers with the father's sperm to prevent incurable genetic diseases in one of the mothers being passed on to the child. Notably, UK is the only country to legalise three-parent babies.
  • India was ranked low at 148th in recently released 2017 Women in Politics Map report,
    • Top 10 countries with highest women in parliament
      • Rwanda
      • Bolivia
      • Cuba
      • Iceland
      • Nicaragua
      • Sweden
      • Senegal
      • Mexico
      • Finland 
      • South Africa

MOUs & Agreements
  • Saudi Arabia and China today signed deals worth $65 billion (over ₹4 lakh crore) on the first day of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's visit to China. 
    • The deals included building refining and chemical plants in China.
    • Saudi has sought to boost oil sales to China, the world's second-largest oil market, after losing market share to Russia last year.
  • India along with other countries in the South East Asian Region have signed World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Call To end Tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 in the region.
    • It was signed by Health ministers from countries in WHO South-East Asia Region (WHO SEARO) during two-day ministerial meeting towards ending TB in the region held in New Delhi.
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