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Top Events of the Day: International Women's Day, PM visit Assam Kaziranga, Banks markets closed Mahashivratri

Bank holidays in March 2024: Most states closed on March 8 for Mahashivratri, stock markets also shut. International Women's Day celebrated globally.

On March 8, 2024, most states will observe a bank holiday due to Mahashivratri, with the exception of Tripura, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Assam, Manipur, Itanagar, Rajasthan, Nagaland, West Bengal, New Delhi, Goa, Bihar, and Meghalaya where banks will operate as usual. Additionally, March 9 is the second Saturday of the month and March 10 is a Sunday, resulting in all banks nationwide being closed.

Trading activity on the BSE and NSE will be suspended on March 8, 2024, as the nation celebrates Mahashivratri. The theme for International Women's Day, also celebrated on March 8, is 'Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress.' President Droupadi Murmu emphasized the importance of equal opportunities for women and the need to empower them in all aspects of life.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate projects worth around ₹18,000 crore during his visit to Assam, where he will also visit the Kaziranga National Park. The Congress is expected to announce its list of candidates for Assam ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

Officials will convene on March 8 to address challenges faced by exporters due to the crisis in the Red Sea region. President Droupadi Murmu will present the Standard and Colours to four Indian Air Force units, a first in the history of the IAF. The Bombay High Court will hear a petition challenging the reservation granted to the Maratha community on March 8.

Oil India will consider a second interim dividend for FY24 on March 8, while the Telangana CM will lay the foundation stone for the Hyderabad Old City Metro. The 13th African Games will open on March 8, and the Pune International Film Festival's Nagpur Edition will commence on the same day. Livemint has been recognized as the fastest growing news website globally, offering a range of benefits to its readers.

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