A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Sensex dives 563 points in opening trade, Nifty at 10,400 as global markets plunge: The rupee touched a fresh two-month low against the US dollar, at 64.43.  
  2. Air Force officer arrested for allegedly sharing classified information with suspected spies: Arun Marwaha has been accused of leaking data about the three new tri-service agencies in the field of cyber warfare, space and special operations.  
  3. NEET to be held on May 6, Aadhaar mandatory for filling forms: Candidates can register online till 11.50 pm on March 9.  
  4. Narendra Modi, Donald Trump discuss Maldives crisis over phone: The two leaders talked about the importance of the rule of law on a day a news channel in the island nation was forced to go off air.
  5. Third person accused of killing Chandan Gupta surrenders before court: The chief judicial magistrate sent Asif Gymwala to jail.
  6. Two years after ‘anti-national controversy’ in JNU, police are yet to file chargesheet: The arrests of former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar and two others had triggered a major controversy in 2017.  
  7. Competition Commission of India imposes Rs 135 crore penalty on Google for bias in search results: The antitrust authority imposed the fine based on complaints by matrimony.com and the Consumer Unity and Trust Society.  
  8. SC tells Centre, states to convert vacant government buildings into night shelters: The governments of Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal said they have already identified several government buildings that can be used for this purpose.
  9. Saudi Arabia temporarily bans import of birds, eggs, chickens from India after report of avian flu: A report by the World Organization for Animal Health had said that the H5N8 virus had killed nine birds in Bengaluru in December 2017.  
  10. UP Police killed eight people in last 25 days, 38 overall since March 2017, says report: The Opposition alleged that a number of these encounters were staged.