** Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches support and outreach programme for micro, small and medium enterprises; Announces a series of measures to spur growth in the sector.
** World Bank President congratulates Prime Minister on India’s historic rise in the Ease of Doing Business rankings.
** Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says India will soon be ranked among top three economies of the world.
** Filing of nominations begins for Assembly Elections in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram.
** In Pakistan, normal life affected across the country following protests over Supreme Court’s decision acquitting a christian woman charged for blasphemy.
** Sensex gains 580 points to close past 35 thousand mark.