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Important Current Affairs 24th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 24th March 2018

Current Affairs 24th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Private car owners will be able to earn money from Ola-Uber


●        If your car stays longer, you will be able to earn it using the Ola-Uber platform.
●        The government is preparing to simplify the taxi permit rules.
●        Under this, Taxi Aggregators like Uber and Ola can be allowed to provide taxi services to private cars.
●        In countries like America, Australia and Singapore, Uber is allowed to use private cars for ride-sharing.
 
Amul is bringing turmeric-milk, 'mocktail'
 
●        After milk, curd, ghee, butter, Amul has now decided to serve you, which you must have donated to grandmother and grandmother.
●        Asia's largest milk brand Amul has decided to launch 'turmeric milk' across the country soon.
●        Considering the taste of the new generation, it is also planned to introduce 'Irish drink mocktail' along with turmeric milk.

Anna's satyagraha started
 
●        Social activist Anna Hazare has started fasting after 7 years in Ramlila Maidan in the capital.
●        This time, problems of farmers across the country are being raised prominently with Janalokpal in the movement.
●        Anna paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on Rajghat.
●        In 2011 Anna had hunger strike on Jantar Mantar for the demand of Lokpal Bill.
●        After this there was a big movement in Ramlila Maidan where millions of people were gathered.

Lalu Yadav got biggest punishment in fodder scam
 
●        Laloo Yadav sentenced to 14 years in CBI's trial case in the Dumka Treasury case involving the fodder scam.
●        He also imposed a fine of 60 lakh on them.
●        The CBI counsel told about the decision on Saturday that the court has given Lalu a 7-7 jail term under the IPC and the Crashonics Act, which will run separately.
●        Lalu's video conferencing took place because he was admitted to the hospital.

Current Affairs 24th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Martin Vizcarra sworn in as President of Peru
 
●        Peru's new President, Martin Vizcarra, sworn in as the new President of the country on March 23, 2018.
●        During this time, Martin expressed his commitment to adopt a tough stance against corruption in the government.
●        Prior to this, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who was caught in corruption, resigned from the presidency.


German President Walter is in India


●        German President Frank Walter Schattenmayer meets Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday .
●        There may be several key agreements between the two countries during this period.
●        Earlier, Walter was given a guard of honor in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
●        On this occasion, President Ramnath Kovind and PM Modi welcomed him.
●        The German President also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on Rajghat.
●        Walter has come to India on a 5-day tour with wife Elk Badenburg on Thursday.

America challenges the export subsidy schemes in the WTO
 
●        The United States has challenged India's Export Subsidy Scheme in the World Trade Organization (WTO).
●        There are 6 names in the American complaint.
●        It states that apart from exporters India gives incentives to steel products, pharma, chemicals, IT and textile manufacturers.
●        These schemes get help of $ 7 billion (Rs 45,500 crore) per year.

Color of the Eiffel Tower will change for the 19th times
 
●        Its color will be changed to the 19th time in the 129-year history of the famous Eiffel Tower of France.
●        It will take three years.
●        To maintain the glow of the tower, 60 thousand kg of red paint will be required.
●        For this, a budget of Rs. 2.4 thousand crore has been kept.
●        Painting of the tower will start in October.
●        Eiffel Tower was built in 1889, then its color was red.

Uber's self-driving service closed in the US


●        A woman died in a collision of a self-driving car in Arizona, USA.
●        This is the first incident of its kind when a murderous accident happened with the car operating on its own.
●        Uber has stopped testing these cars throughout North America after this incident.
●        Many big car companies around the world are testing self driving cars.
●        These include companies like Tesla, Ford Motors and Vio.
 
 Obama tenure’s rule to be turned down by trump administration
 
●        In the US, transgenders will no longer have the opportunity to work in the army.
●        The White House announced the new rules on recruiting transgenders and services in the army on Friday.
●        Under this, transgenders will not be allowed to work in the army except for certain circumstances.
●        The Obama administration had enacted rules for recruiting transgenders in the army in 2016.

Elon Musk deleted the Facebook page of his companies Tesla and Spacex
 
●        American businessman and billionaire Elon Musk has removed Facebook from his two companies- Tesla and Spacex.
●        There were 26 million likes and follows on these pages.
●        Facebook has been accused of giving information to more than 5 million users of British company Cambridge Analytica.
●        After this many people have started removing their accounts from Facebook.
 
Tajikistan: The world's first country where dress code fixed for all women, ban on burqa


●        The Tajik government has fixed the dress code for women from 7 years old to 70 years of age.
●        For this, the Ministry of Culture has also released a book, which explains what type of clothes women should wear on the spot.
●        In this, clothing is shown through models.
●        Apart from this, wearing 90% Muslim population in this country, wearing Burqa and Western dress (Western dress) was banned.
 
America's top award for "campaign" for Sikhs against Hate Crime
 
●        In the US, a campaign run by Sikhs against Hate Criminal 'We Are Sikh' got the PR Wake US Award.
●        This award is also called the Oscars of the Public Relations Industry, and it is America's Top Award.
●        Campaign was given to the Campaign to raise public issues.

Current Affairs 24th March 2018: SPORTS

Commonwealth Games: Sindhu will be flag carrier
 
●        Badminton player PV Sindhu will be the flag bearer of the Indian contingent in the Commonwealth Games -2018, starting on April 4 in Australia's Gold Coast.
●        The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) lauded this.
●        IOA has given PV Sindhu the prize for winning Silver Medal at the Rio Olympics.

Current Affairs 24th March 2018: RANKING

India dropped 11 position in World Happiness Report


●        Finland has become the happiest country in the world by surpassing Norway, while the Burdi is the most unhappy.
●        In this case, India is at 133th rank in 156 countries. It is down 11 points compared to last year.
●        Countries such as Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar are happier than India.

Current Affairs 24th March 2018: SCIENCE

IBM created the world's smallest computer


●        IBM has claimed to be the world's smallest computer.
●        The company put the microcomputer in front of everyone in a program in Las Vegas.
●        The company says that this is an anti-fraud device.
●        There is a complete computer system including processor, memory and storage inside a chip.

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Important Current Affairs 23rd March 2018

Important Current Affairs 23rd March 2018

Current Affairs 23rd March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Zimbabwe's Vice President met President Shri Ramnath Kovind


●        The Vice President of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Dr. (retd) Dr. Constantino Chivenga met President Shri Ramnath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan here today (March 23, 2018).
●        Welcoming Dr. Constantino Chivenga to India, the President said that he is delighted to welcome Dr. Constantino Chivenga as the special envoy of Zimbabwe's President.
●        The President said that India and Zimbabwe have a strong relationship.
●        After Zimbabwe's change of power, India hopes that the relations between the two countries will be stronger.

5th Indian maize Conference 2018 Launches


●        In recent years there has been a significant increase in maize production, which has been possible due to the increase in productivity along with the area.
●        This was stated during the 5th Indian maize Conference held in FICCI, New Delhi, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh.
●        The average productivity of maize in India is 2.43 tonne per hectare.
 
Roundtable of Invest India


●        Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu chaired the Roundtable of Invest India in New Delhi today.
●        On this occasion, in the presence of the Minister there were discussions with the respective ministries and departments of the Government of India regarding the various regulatory issues arising from the introduction of the e-pharmacy, NBFC, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and the Door to Door Retail Delivery Sector of Petroleum.

For the better management of e-waste in the country, the amendment in the E-waste Management Act


●        Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harshvardhan has said that the Government has amended the E-waste Rules for eco-friendly effective management of E-waste.
●        Shri Harshvardhan said that the changes in the rules have been done with the intent to streamline the e-waste disposal in the country to provide legality to the units engaged in the recycling or dismantling of e-waste and to organize them.
 
Smart card for health services


●        Chhattisgarh government is implementing a central sponsored scheme, National Health Insurance Scheme (RSBY), including its state scheme ie Chief Minister health insurance scheme (MSBY).
●        Under RSBY, 11 other defined categories of BPL families and unorganized laboratories were included.
●        The families which have not been taken in RSBY have been included under MSBY.
 
Underline local culture or history, the Ministry of Railways plans to upgrade 90 stations.


●        The Railway Ministry has prepared a plan for beautifying and refurbishing the stations at which stations are most accessible and to increase the passenger amenities there.
●        The Railways will redevelop 90 such stations.
●        This redevelopment project has been assigned to various zonal / nodal agencies.
●        There are some stations which have great importance in the form of pilgrimage and there are more than 45000 people reaching there daily.
 
Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia presented the annual budget


●        Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia presented the budget for the financial year 2018-19 in the Assembly on March 22, 2018.
●        Manish Sisodia presented a budget of Rs 53 thousand crore.
●        In the last 3 years, the budget has increased from 30,900 crores to 53 thousand crores.
●        This is the first 'Green Budget' of the Delhi Government.
 
Union Cabinet approves integrated development plan for silk industry


●        The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the Integrated Scheme for the development of Central Region Silk Industry for the next three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20 on March 21, 2018.
●        The Cabinet has approved the total allocation of Rs. 2161.68 crores for the implementation of the scheme in the three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20.
●        This scheme will be implemented by the Ministry of Textiles through the Central Silk Board (CSB).

Membership of 20 AAP MLAs restored


●        The Aam Aadmi Party government has received great relief from the Delhi High Court.
●        The membership of 20 of your MLAs, who have been disqualified in the post of profit, has been restored.
●        While rejecting the EC's recommendation, the Delhi High Court directed that the petitioners' plea be re-examined.
 
Tata Steel will acquire Bhushan Steel


●        Giant Steel Company Tata Steel Ltd is buying debt consisting of Bhushan Steel.
●        Tata Steel's bid was accepted for the acquisition of Bhushan Steel
●        In a statement today, Tata Steel said, "It has been declared a Successful Solution applicant (Resolute applicant) by the lender group of Bhushan Steel Limited on March 22, 2018.

Current Affairs 23rd March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Agreement between ISRO and BHEL for the production of lithium-ion batteries used in space work


●        Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has signed a technology transfer agreement with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) for the production of lithium-ion batteries used for space work.
●        On this agreement, the ISRO president, Dr. K., at ISRO's headquarters in Bangalore yesterday. Signed in the presence of Mr. Atul Sobti, Chairman and Managing Director, Sivan and BHEL.
●        Leo-ion batteries are used by ISRO as their energy resources, reliability and long-lasting properties, due to the launch of satellites and spacecraft as energy sources.

Current Affairs 23rd March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Supply of premier offshore patrol vessels to Sri Lankan navy on behalf of GSL


●        Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has made supply of second-class patrol vessel to the Sri Lankan Navy 25 days earlier, which was included in the Sri Lankan navy fleet at a function organized at Vaddem, Vasco Da Gama, Goa.
●        This patrol vessel will be the most modern vessel of the Sri Lankan naval fleet.
●        This is the fourth modern patrol vessel supplied by the GSL to Sri Lanka Navy this fiscal year.

John Bolton will be Trump's new national security advisor


●        John R. Bolton has been appointed as the new national security advisor to US President Donald Trump.
●        He will take over the post from April 9.
●        Bolton has previously been the US Ambassador to the United Nations.
●        He has replaced Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster.

Current Affairs 23rd March 2018: DEFENSE

India successfully tested SuperSonic cruise missile 'Brahmos'


●        India successfully tested Brahmos supersonic cruise missile on March 22, 2018 from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.
●        The range of Brahmos missile made by Indo-Russians can now be increased to 400 kilometers, because in the year 2016, due to India becoming a full member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), some technical restrictions will be applicable to it. has gone.
●        India's DRDO and Russia's NPO Mashinostroyenia jointly created Brahmos.

Current Affairs 23rd March 2018: ECONOMY

IDBI accuses former GM for Rs 445 crore scam 


●        The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case of alleged fraud of Rs 445.32 crore from the bank against former General Manager Batu Rama Rao and 30 others for IDBI Bank .
●        In this case, Kisan Credit Card and Fishery Farming Loans were obtained on the basis of fake documents.
●        The agency has alleged that during 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12, 220 people of 21 aggregator groups took a loan of Rs 192.98 crore.

Current Affairs 23rd March 2018: SPORTS

Afghanistan defeated Ireland to qualify for ODI World Cup 2011
●        Afghanistan, after setting new dimensions in international cricket, defeated Ireland by 5 wickets and qualified for the ICC ODI World Cup in England in 2019.
●        Earlier, the 2-time World Champion West Indies had already qualified for the next World Cup. 

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Important Current Affairs 22nd March 2018

Important Current Affairs 22nd March 2018

Current Affairs 22nd March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Cap On educational Concession to Children of Missing/ Disabled/ Killed Soldiers Removed 


●        The government has decided to continue the academic concession without the maximum prescribed limit of Rs 10,000 per month to the children of employees below the Officers / Officers rank of the Armed Forces who died in the disappearance / lightning / war.
●        The Ministry of Defense gave the Finance Ministry two times about this, after which the Finance Ministry has agreed on this.

Cabinet approved the government's largest funded health program- Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission (NHPM)


●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the central cabinet approved the central government-sponsored National Health Conservation Mission.
●        In this mission, the central government share will be available under Ayushmann Bharat which is a program under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
●        Thanking Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for his visionary leadership and continuous guidance, Shri Nadda said that NHPM is an important step towards universal health coverage.
 
Gratuity Payment (Amendment) Bill, 2018 Passed in Parliament


●        Parliament passed the Gratuity Payment (Amendment) Bill, 2018 today.
●      With the passage of the bill, there was a parallel between gratuity between the private sector and public sector undertakings / autonomous organizations under the government who did not come under the CCS (Pension) Rules.
●        Such employees will also be entitled to get the highest amount of gratuity, like government employees in front of them.

India will become self-reliant in silk production by 2020
 
●        Talking to media persons today, Union Textile Minister Smt. Zubin Irani said that India will be self-reliant in silk production by 2020.
●        The cabinet has approved the integrated plan for the development of silk industry.
●        This is expected to increase by 62 percent in the production of high level silk (vivoltine) by 2020.
 
8th National Painting Competition


●        Under the 'Information, Education and Communication' scheme of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation, the central land water board for the school children on March 26, 2018. P. Sinde is organizing 8th National Painting Competition in Auditorium, Pusa, New Delhi.
●        Central Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation, Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari will be the Chief Guest of the program and will award prizes to the winners.


Cambridge Analytica Scandal


●        The world's largest social media platform Facebook has reported the leak of private information about 5 million users.
●        In this case recently Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that his company has made mistakes.
●        In fact, Cambridge Analytica, an app maker for Facebook, has been accused of stealing personal information of people during the US presidential election and extending the benefits of that data to political parties.
 
National High Education Mission Plan has been approved till 2020


●        The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, National Higher Education Campaign from 01 April, 2017 to 31 March, 2020.
●        Under this campaign, the central government allocates funds to states for higher education.
●        Under RUSA, the goal of the government is to increase the total enrollment ratio from 20 percent to 30 percent by 2020.
 
Kumar Mangalam will be chairman of the company formed by the merger of Vodafone-Aida


●        Idea Cellular and Vodafone Group announced on Thursday the new team for their merger unit.
●        Under this, Kumar Mangalam Birla will be the non-executive chairman of the new unit.
●        Balesh Sharma will be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of this new unit.


Sherry Rehman becomes Senate's first woman leader


●        Pakistan's parliamentarian Sherry Rehman has been elected the first woman leader of the Opposition in the Upper House Senate of the country's parliament .
●        Sheri (57) is associated with the Pakistan People's Party (PPP).
●        She has been Pakistan's Ambassador to the US between 2011 and 2013.
●        He was elected to the Senate in 2015.
 

Current Affairs 22nd March 2018: DEFENSE

President of India presents Standard to the 51 Squadron and Colours to the 230 Signal Unit of the Indian Air Force


●    The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Standard to the 51 Squadron and Colours to the 230 Signal Unit of the Indian Air Force at Halwara, Punjab, today (March 22, 2018).
●    Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the 51 Squadron and the 230 Signal Unit have distinguished themselves in service to our nation. 
 
50 Half Marathon was organized in the last 50 days by the Army team of the Indian Army EME


●        Lt Gen Sarath Chand, Vice Chief of the Army Staff, flagged the team of 'EME Ultra Run' under the leadership of Lt Col Vishal Ahlawat and Major Sandeep Kumar, who completed the extremely harsh and challenging obligation of running 1055 km race.
●        He congratulated the team on displaying uncounted team spirit, determination and perseverance.
●        'EME Ultra Run' was started on February 01, 2018.
●        This race is being organized this year to celebrate Platinum Jubilee by the EME military team.

Current Affairs 22nd March 2018: SCIENCE


Smart India Hackathon - 2018


●        The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology announced today that the multi-awaited Smart India Hackathon - 2018 program will be organized simultaneously on 28 and 31 March, 2018 across 28 model centers across India.
●        27 ministries and 17 state governments have become partners in this grand initiative.
●        Hyderabad is the nodal center of Central Electronics and Information Technology Ministry. Ministry is a key ally of this initiative.

Current Affairs 22nd March 2018: ECONOMY

Construction of 10 million houses will be completed by March 2019 under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana


●        PMAY (G) was started from Agra, Uttar Pradesh on November 20, 2016 (14 months ago) by Hon'ble Prime Minister.
●        It aims to complete the construction work of 10 million houses by March 31, 2019.
●        Due to lack of construction work of some Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) houses, the Rural Development Department had set a target of 1.02 crore houses, including the construction work of 2 lakh houses of Indira Awaas Yojana.

Current Affairs 22nd March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

China's Space Station to hit Earth next week


●        China's uncontrollable space station with extremely poisonous chemicals can soon hit the world's largest cities, including New York.
●        China's first space station Tiangong-1 can hit the ground between March 30 and April 6.
●        The space station, weighing eight and eight tons, had lost control in 2016 and since then it has been falling on the ground.
●        According to the scientists, most of this spacecraft will be burnt down while falling, but 10 to 40 percent of the share can be left as debris and may contain hazardous chemicals.
 
 
Maldivian President removed emergency from country


●        Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, while citing the situation in the country to be normal, removed the emergency for 45 days on Thursday.
●        The political crisis in the Maldives came after the Supreme Court ordered the release of political prisoners.
●        Refusing to accept this order, President Abdulla Yameen had imposed emergency on February 5 for 15 days.
●        It was later extended for 30 days.
 

US Federal Reserve raises 25 basis points in interest rates


●        US central bank Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 25 basis points (0.25%) in the policy meeting, citing a strong economic scenario.
●        Along with this, interest rates have increased from 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent.
●        Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, described the decision as a stepping stone to monetary policy.

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Important Current Affairs 21st March 2018

Important Current Affairs 21st March 2018

Current Affairs 21st March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Approval of Ayushman India-National Health Mission


●        The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to launch the Centrally Sponsored Ayushman India-National Health Security Mission (AB-NHPM).
●        This includes components of central sector under the mission of Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
●        The scheme covers the benefit of Rs five lakh per family per year.

India to close NRI India-Development Foundation


●        The Union Cabinet has approved the closure of the Indo-Development Foundation (IDF-OI) of Indians living abroad, so that the contributions of the Overseas Indians to the National Program for Major Programs like Clean Ganga Mission and Clean India Mission Coordination can be extended.
●        With the approval of the Cabinet in 2008, the government had set up IDF-II as an autonomous non-profit trust, to facilitate the contribution of Overseas Indians voluntarily in the social and development projects of India.
 
Agreement between India and Guyana on cooperation in renewable energy


●        The Union Cabinet was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Guyana for cooperation in renewable energy.
●        The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Minister of State for Power and Innovation and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge), Shri RK Singh, and the Vice President of Guyana and his Excellency Mr. Karl B. Grinz, Foreign Minister on 30 January 2018.
●        The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding is to create a basis for cooperative institutional relations to encourage technical bilateral cooperation on matters of innovative and renewable energy on the basis of mutual benefit, equality and mutual exchange in both countries.

Approval of Northeast Industrial Development Plan (NEIDS) 2017


●        The Central Cabinet has approved the financial allocation of 3000 crore rupees by 2020 to the North-Eastern Development Plan (NEIDS), 2017.
●        The Government will provide allocated allocation for the remaining period after evaluation before March 2020.
●        NEIDS is a set of incentives covered under the previous two schemes with more allocation.

Cabinet approves Central Sector "Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry" for sericulture sector


●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the Central Sector 'Integrated Industrial Development Scheme' for the next three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20.
●        In the three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20, the total allocation of 2161.68 crores has been approved for the implementation of the scheme.
●        The Ministry will implement the scheme through the Central Silk Board.
 
Approval of review of energy paradigms under e-urea policy


●        Under the new energy policy-2015, energy rules targeted for 11 urea units will be implemented effective from 1st April, 2018.
●        Expansion of existing energy models, including nominal fines, will be extended for two years under the new urea policy 2015.
●        In view of this, there are 14 urea manufacturing units which have failed to achieve targeted energy models.
 
 
Central sponsored scheme approved to continue the National Higher Education Campaign (RUSA)


●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for the National Higher Education Mission (RUSA) from 01 April, 2017 to 31 March, 2020.
●        RUSA will increase the country's total enrollment ratio by 30 percent to 30 percent.
●        He will also try to increase the expenditure in higher education by the State Governments.
 
 
Three-day preview International Yoga Festival was inaugurated by Jitendra Singh


●        A three-day International Yoga Festival for the preview of International Yoga Day (IDY) 2018 was inaugurated by the Minister of State for North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), Prime Minister's Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Minister of State for Defense Dr. Jitendra Singh Today, at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.
●        In his inaugural address, Shri Jitendra Singh said that Yoga helps strengthen us which creates a healthy, more powerful and happy family, society and nation.
●        Mr. Singh also said that Yoga has now united the whole world with its charm towards a healthy life.
 
 Committee on Journalist Welfare Scheme and Central Press Accreditation Committee Reconstituted
●        The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has reconstituted the Committee on the Media Welfare Scheme and the Central Press Accredited Committee.
●        Journalists have been made the first members of the Journalists Welfare Committee.
●        In the Central Press Accredited Committee constituted under the chairmanship of the Director General of PIB (PIB), representatives of the Press Council and News Broadcasters Association (News Broadcasters Association, NBA) have been included as members.
 
 UGC gave autonomy to 60 higher educational institutions


●        University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to give autonomy to 60 academic institutions across the country on March 20, 2018.
●        This decision has been taken after accepting the UGC's absolute criteria and getting top position in the ranking of NAC.
●        In this autonomy, autonomy has been given to 5 Central Universities, 21 State Universities, 24 Deemed Universities, 2 Private Universities and 8 private institutions.

Organic Farming Revolution in India on the lines of Green Revolution


●        The indiscriminate utilization of chemical fertilizers in agriculture is a matter of concern and keeping in view the widespread impact of environment, socio-economic and production on the fronts, the attention of the government has been taken.
●        Addressing the National Conference of Ascham organized on organic farming in New Delhi today, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh said this.
●        He said that India is the largest country to organize organic farming in the world.

Current Affairs 21st March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Approval of the establishment of 100% proprietary rights of Telecommunication Consultants India Limited (TCIL) in the US


●        The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of 100 per cent ownership of Telecommunication Consultants India Limited (TCIL) in the US.
●        In the Texas state of America, the C-Corporation of Telecommunications Communications India Limited (TCIL) will be formed, which will have the right to register to do business in other states of the United States.

Approval for establishment of mission in Africa in relation to implementing the Indo-Africa Forum Conference (IAFS-III)


●        The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of 18 new Indian Missions in Africa during the four-year period of 2018-2021.
●        18 new Indians in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Shad, Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland and Togo in Africa The mission will be opened during the four year period of 2018-2021.
●        In this way, the number of Indian Missions in Africa will increase from 29 to 47.
 
India and France joint warfare 'Varun-2011' started


●        The first joint naval warfare between India and France was held on March 2018 at the Mormugao Port Trust in Vasco da Gama, Goa on March 19, 2018.
●        This maneuvers will be held in the Arabian Sea, far off the coast of Goa.
●        France's Submarine and Frigate Jean de Vieen and Indian destroyer INS Mumbai and Frigate Triand will be involved in this maneuvers.
●        Navy helicopters are also participating in this maneuvers.

Current Affairs 21st March 2018: ECONOMY

Amendment of agreement between India and Qatar for prevention of financial irregularities in relation to avoiding double taxation and income tax


●        The Union Cabinet has approved amendment in the agreement between India and Qatar for preventing double taxation and prevention of financial loss in relation to tax on income.
●        The current double taxation agreement (DTAA) with Qatar was signed on April 7, 1999 and came into effect on 15 January 2000.

Current Affairs 21st March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

BSNL to launch one lakh Wi-Fi hotspots by the end of this year


●        Public sector telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) plans to install one lakh Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide by the end of 2018 .
●        Apart from revenue sharing with WiFi network partners, it will be installed on the basis of BSNL 's own capital expenditure model.
●        BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Srivastava told reporters that around 18,000 Wi-Fi facility sites have already been made-in-built.

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Current Affairs 20th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Governor of Bihar got additional charge of Odisha 

●        The President has given additional charge of governor of Odisha to Satya Pal Malik, Governor of B's defeat.
●        Malik will continue to discharge his duties with him.
●        The term of the current governor of Odisha SC Jamir is being completed on March 20, 2018.
●        Upon his appointment, till the appointment of the new governor, Mr. Malik will work for the governor of Odisha.
 
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship signed MoU


●        A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Central Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in New Delhi today.
●        Under this, programs of skill development training will be organized regularly at Krishi Vigyan Kendras.
●        These training programs will be based on agriculture and related subjects. Apart from this, other Krishi Vigyan Kendra, who are running other skill development centers, will continue in the same form.
 
Government approves setting up of plastic park in Deoghar district of Jharkhand


●        Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Anant Kumar has announced that the Government of India has approved the establishment of a plastic park in the district of Deoghar in Jharkhand.
●        The project will be set up in 150 acres of land at a cost of Rs 120 crores and several polymer products will be produced in it, which include knit bows, moulded furniture, water tank, bottle, pipes, mosquito net etc.

National Cultural Visual Archives (NCAA) becomes the world's first reliable digital repository


●        The National Cultural Visual Audit (NCAA) project of the Ministry of Culture has received the certificate of the world's first trusted digital store.
●        The project implemented by the Indira Gandhi National Center for Art (IGNCA) has been certified by ISO 16363: 2012 by the British Institute, Primary Trustworthy Digital Repository Authorization Body Ltd. (PTAB).
●        On the basis of the survey conducted in 25 cities across the country, over three lakh hours of audio-visual material will be integrated in this store in the next five years.

Nitin Gadkari inaugurated inland ferry service in Goa


●        Union Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation Minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated inland ferry service in the port city of Vasco in Goa.
●        In his keynote address, the Minister said that while meeting the needs of the poor, priority should also be given to the priority of environment and ecosystem.
 
high officials get 243 times more than salaried staff in India
●        In the analysis of Capitoline figures and annual reports, it is reported that the salary of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is 243 times higher than that of staff in India.
●        In addition to the average increase in salaries, salaries of CEOs and other top officials are increasing at a very fast pace due to bonuses.
●        In the year 2017, the average salary of the top executives of the company rose by 12.1 percent to 9.8 million rupees.

Recommendation of granting status of religion to Lingayat by Karnataka government
 
●       Karnataka's Siddaramaiah government has approved the demand for separate religion status on the Lingayat community on March 19, 2018.
●        This proposal has been sent to the Center for approval.
●        Nagamohan Das Committee was constituted to consider Lingayat demand.
●        The state cabinet has accepted the recommendations of the committee.
●        Karnataka has sent this proposal to the Center for final approval.
●        Lingayat society is counted among the front castes of Karnataka.
●        About 18% of people in Karnataka are from the Lingayat community.
 
Raj Babbar resigns from UP Congress State President
 
●       Raj Babbar , President of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee has resigned from his post. However, his resignation has not been accepted yet.
●        Until acceptance of resignation, he will continue to look after the affairs of the PCC President.

Sunil Nair to become Sony's Managing Director from April 1
●        After 24 years of introduction of Sony's Japanese Consumer Electronics Company in India, the business of here will be given in the hands of an Indian for the first time.
●        Sunil Nayar will become the Managing Director of Sony India from 1st April. He will replace Kenichiro Hibi.
●        Nayar joined Sony in 1995.

Current Affairs 20th March 2018: AWARDS

President gave Padma Awards


●        President Shri Ramnath Kovind presented Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri in the civic ancillary celebrations held in Rashtrapati Bhavan today (March 20, 2018).
●        Among the dignitaries present on this occasion included Vice-President of India, Prime Minister, Lok Sabha Speaker and several Union Ministers.

Current Affairs 20th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

In the Ministerial meeting of WTO in New Delhi, discussions from 52 countries started


●        The WTO's biggest informal ministerial meeting began in New Delhi today.
●        The delegation of 52 countries, including World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo, is attending this meeting.
●        The delegates from 27 countries, who have participated in the meeting, include the Minister and the Deputy Minister.
●        Commerce and Industry Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu welcomed the participants and expressed the hope that the participating countries will get an opportunity to participate in free and inexplicable discussions.

Current Affairs 20th March 2018: ECONOMY

Financial assistance of up to Rs 1 lakh crore will be given to IITs, NITs in the next four years.


●        Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shri Satyapal Singh in his address on the sixth convocation of IIT Bhubaneswar on March 19, 2018, said that institutions such as IITs should also make their place in 100 top global institutions of higher education.

Only 5 percent Indians find their own business


●        PM Modi's emphasis was that the country's youth would not be a job, but to become a job.
●        Despite the efforts of the government, doing business in the country is neither easy nor very successful.
●        On the issue of employment, the government wanted to make as much entrepreneur as possible, but the recent survey data is going to trouble the government.

Current Affairs 20th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

BIRAC celebrates sixth raising day


●        The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) celebrated its sixth Foundation Day in New Delhi on Tuesday.
●        Inaugurating the program as a special guest, the Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Science and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Harsh Vardhan said that the BIRAC
●        Through the programs, the talented people of the country and their entrepreneurial aspirations have played an important role in promoting through their programs and mentor support network.

Current Affairs 20th March 2018: OBITUARIES 
 
Kedarnath Singh, senior poet, honored with Jnanpith award died
 
●        Kedarnath Singh, senior poet of Hindi, passed away on March 19, 2018 in New Delhi.
●        He was 83 years old.
●        Kedarnath Singh used to speak openly on politics about composition, literature and Hindi.
●        He is also known for using smooth vocabulary on complex subjects.

Current Affairs 20th March 2018: DAYS AND DATES
 
Bihar Day celebrated in Patna, Scotland
 
●        Bihar Day was organized to celebrate its historic relationship with the capital of Bihar in a small town called Patna, located in the Eastern Ayrshire area of Scotland.
●        Scottish farmer William Fullerton set up a small town in 1802, to give a residential facility to the people working in the Schelden State and coal mines, which he named after Bihar's capital Patna.

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Current Affairs 19th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

President inaugurates innovation and entrepreneurship celebrations;


●        President Shri Ramnath Kovind today inaugurated the Innovation and Festivity of Entrepreneurship (Fine) at the Rashtrapati Bhawan and presented the Gandhian Youth Technology Innovation Award.
●        On this occasion, the President said that to build a relatively new and better India, some developmental objectives need to be completed, some of them will be celebrated in the year 2022 when we celebrate 75th anniversary of our independence.
 
Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the International Yoga Festival on March 21, representatives of 16 countries will participate in it.


●        The three-day International Yoga Festival will be held from 21 March to 23 March 2018 at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.
●        The International Yoga Festival is being organized as a preview of International Yoga Day (IDY) 2018.
●        This program is being organized by Morarji Desai National Yoga Institute (MDNIY).
 
 Draft of Agricultural Export Policy made publicly available


●        In order to realize the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'doubling of income of farmers', Commerce and Industry Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu has taken initiative to draft a 'Agricultural Export Policy' in the wider interest of farmers and agricultural exports. 
●        Ministry of Commerce and Industry has introduced a draft 'Agricultural Export Policy', which aims to double the agricultural exports and integrate the farmers and agricultural products of India with the global value chain.
 
In order to promote tourism in the North-East, four MoUs under the aegis of the Ministry of Donor were signed.


●        The presence of senior officials of the Central Northeast Region Development Minister (Independent Charge) and PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Minister of State of Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh and senior officials of the Department of Donor, 

NEC and various other organizations. Four MoUs (MoUs) were signed today under the aegis of Donor.


●        After signing the above agreements, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the development of the North-Eastern region has a special significance for overall inclusive growth in India and keeping in view the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the North-Eastern region, the development of tourism sector is our focus areas. 

One of the monuments coming under the Taj Mahal "Acceptance of Heritage Project"


●        Tajmahal is one of the monuments under the "Acceptance of Heritage Project" launched on World Tourism Day, 2017.
●        In addition to the Taj Mahal, for issuing Vision bids for 75 destinations, 24 letters are being issued to the Agencies.
●        Two hues have been received for the Taj Mahal, but no decision has been taken so far.

Policy Commission released SATH-Education Roadmap 2018-2020 on March 17, 2018


●        Road map of the project of SATH-E for the continuous action to bring changes in human capital in education with the participation of Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, issued by the Chief Executive Officer of the Policy Commission, Mr. Amitabh Kant on Saturday, 17th March was made.
●        On this occasion, Mr. Sudhir Tripathi, Chief Secretary of Jharkhand, Mr. Alok Kumar, Advisor to the Policy Commission, Principal Education Secretary of the States, State Project Director (SPD) Knowledge Partners and representatives working in the field of education were present.
 
Recommendation of granting status of Lingayat to different religion by Karnataka government
 
●        Karnataka's Siddaramaiah government has approved the demand for separate religion status on the Lingayat community on March 19, 2018.
●        This proposal has been sent to the Center for approval.
●        Nagamohan Das Committee was constituted to consider Lingayat demand.
●        The state cabinet has accepted the recommendations of the committee.
 
Discovering new species of insects living in water in Nagaland


●        The team of scientists of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have discovered some new insects on water in Nagaland.
●        Scientists discover the insects of Tilomera Nagaland, Jehmar and Chandra in the INTakki river.
●        These pests will be known only in the name of Nagaland. In this regard, in the journal Jutexa, the research report was published in January 2018.

FCRA Amendment Bill passed
 
●        The Lok Sabha passed amendment in the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act-2010 (FCRA).
●        This act prevents foreign corporation from funding political parties.
●        Under this, the investigation of foreign funds received till now since 1976 will not take place.
●        The Central Government has also amended the FCRA under the Finance Bill 2016, which will enable the political parties to easily take foreign donations.
 
The youngest Sarpanch of Rajasthan is a 24-year MBBS student Shahnaz
 
●        Nowadays, in Rajasthan , which is infamous for female feticide , now daughters have presented a unique example of their empowerment in front of the whole world.
●        After completing the MBBS course, the daughter of a village in Bharatpur district has started working to help the girls fulfill their dreams.
●        The name of this daughter of Bharatpur is Shahnaz Khan who has been selected as the youngest woman sarpanch in the state.

Current Affairs 19th March 2018: GLOBAL  NEWS

Inaugurating the first India-Japan Workshop on the subject of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)


●        Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Deputy Chairman, Policy Commission today inaugurated the first India-Japan Workshop on the subject of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) here today.
●        The two-day workshop is jointly organized by the Home Ministry, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Japanese Government.
 
Indian Railways handed over 18 microprocessor controlled Indian rail engines to Myanmar Railway


●        According to Vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Indian Railways is playing an important role in developing cordial relations with neighboring countries.
●        India and Myanmar have been collaborating in the field of rail for the last two decades.
●        In order to further encourage cooperation between the two countries, the Minister of State for Railways, Mr. Rajen Gohain, was present in the ceremony of formally giving the 18 AC-DC 1350, HP diesel electric engine, Myanmar Railway to Myanmar.
 

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi promoted to State Counselor


●        The State Councilor has been appointed on 19 March 2018 by promoting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
●        They can now be appointed new special representatives for the India-China border talks.
●        Wang Yi has replaced Yang Jiechi, who became a member of the Politburo last year.
●        The CPCB is a high level organization under the chairmanship of the Politburo Xi Jinping.
 
About 6.25 lakh children in India smoke every day


●        According to the Global Tobacco Atlas Report, more than 6.25 lakh children in India smoke daily, which is a serious warning to public health.
●        Tobacco use consumes 17,887 lives every week in the country.
●        Although this figure is lower than the average deaths in the countries of the Human Development Index (HDI).
 
United Nations urges $ 95.1 Crore million for Rohingya refugees
 
●        The United Nations has made an appeal of $ 95.1 crore, or 6200 crores, to meet the needs of nearly nine lakh Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
●        For the Rohingya refugees living outside Myanmar, UN and NGOs have jointly issued a shared plan to deal with the Rohingya humanitarian crisis.
●        More than 330,000 unsafe Bangladeshis have been included in the scheme for refugees in Myanmar.

Current Affairs 19th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Diabetes can be of 5 types


●        According to scientists, diabetes actually has two, but not five different diseases, and all of these should also be treated differently.
●        In the research done in Finland and Sweden, experts have identified five types of diabetes.
●        Experts believe that this study provides a lot of new information about diabetes, but at present, on the basis of this study, the treatment of diabetes can not be changed.

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Current Affairs 18th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Cabinet approves recommendations of inter-ministerial group on the encumbered assets in telecom sector


●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet today gave its approval for two important steps to increase investment, telecom and strengthening the sector.
●        In addition to the currently approved 10 installments, by giving opportunity of one time to opt for maximum installments (maximum of 16 installments).
●        Incremented installments are based on the principle that the net present value of the outstanding payment (NPV) is preserved as per the notice regarding inviting applications for spectrum auction from 2012.

Cabinet Approves Mediation and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018


●        In the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of mediation and reconciliation legislation, 2018 in the Lok Sabha.
●        It is part of the Government's effort to encourage institutional arbitration to resolve disputes and it makes India a center of strong alternative dispute resolution (ADR) system.

500 quintals of mango wood will be burned to reduce pollution


●        A nine-day grand law has started from Sunday in Meerut city of UP.
●        350 Brahmins from Varanasi are doing great things with 500 quintals of mangoes on the Bhansali ground in the city so that 'pollution can be reduced'.
●        On behalf of the Sri Ayut Chandi Mahayagya Samithi, the Yagna has been built in the ground and 108 Havan Kunds have been constructed.
 
 Smart electricity meter
 
●        By installing smart electricity meter in May you will become a smart user.
●        After this you will be able to operate your home appliances remotely.
●        It will also know which appliance is consuming more power .
●       This will allow you to use more power consuming appliances like Geyser in off-peak hours, when the cost of electricity will be reduced.

Cabinet approves MoU on renewable energy cooperation between India and Helenik


●        The Union Cabinet was apprised of the agreement on cooperation between India and Helenik in renewable energy sector.
●        This MoU was signed during November 2017 during the visit of His Excellency Foreign Minister, His Excellency Nicos Kottajeet to New Delhi.
●        On behalf of India, the MoD was signed by External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj and Helenik Foreign Minister HE NICHOS Kottajeet.


Union Cabinet approved the MoU between the Union Public Service Commission and the Public Service Commission of Mauritius.


●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Union Public Service Commission and the Public Service Commission of Mauritius.
●        The Memorandum will strengthen the existing relationship between the Union Public Service Commission and the Public Service Commission of Mauritius.
●        This will facilitate exchange of experiences and expertise of the two sides in the recruitment area.
●        The Memorandum will develop institutional contacts between the two public service commissions.

Current Affairs 18th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS
 
Informal WTO Ministerial Meeting will be held in New Delhi on March 19-20, 2018


●        Representatives from 50 countries will be gathered to participate in the informal World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Meeting, which will be held in New Delhi on March 19-20, 2018.
●        The informal meeting of the ministers will provide an opportunity to participate in the free and debatable debate with this hope that the result will give a political direction on some important issues.
  

Chief of Staff of Staff Committee and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba will visit America (March 19-23)


●        Chief of Staff of Staff Committee and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba will travel to the United States from 19 to 23 March 2018 on a bilateral visit.
●        The aim of their visit is to strengthen cooperation between the armed forces of India and the US and explore new opportunities for defense cooperation.
 Global

Putin wins historic victory for fourth time
 
●        Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again won a historic victory in the elections held on Sunday.
●        He has got more votes than 2012 in this election. At a time when relations between Russia and the West are going through a bad phase, the people of Russia have chosen Putin as the President for the next 6 years.
●        Now he will be in the post till 2024.

Current Affairs 18th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 7th Women Science Congress inaugurated in Imphal


●        Mr. Keshari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal, while expressing the need for empowerment of women through innovative use of built technology, has stressed that women need to be brought to the mainstream of national development.
●        Inaugurating the 7th Women Science Congress in 105th session of Indian Science Congress in Imphal today, Shri Tripathi said that representation of women in science and technology is far less than expected.
 

 IIIDEM organized 12-day training program for 'ITC countries', 'capacity building for election management' in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs


●        India is organizing a 12-day training program, 'Capacity Building for Election Management' under the International Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) program of the Ministry of International Economic and Electoral Management (IIIDE), Ministry of External Affairs.
●        This program will run from 05 to 16 March 2018. 21 senior officers of 21 countries of ITec are participating in this program.
 

The number of Indian rich people who left the country in 2017 was the highest since 2014
 
●        The number of Indian nobility who left the country last year was the highest since 2014.
●        India's millionaires are ahead of countries such as China and France.
●        The reason behind leaving the country of the rich is being considered as strict vigilance on the black money.
●        Since 2014, almost 23,000 millionaires have left India, the highest number of 7000 people left the country last year.

 Current Affairs 18th March 2018: SCHEMES

Cabinet clears the freedom Sainik Samman Yojana (SSY) for 2017-2020


●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of Freedom Sainik Samman Yojana (SSY) during the 2017-2020 even after the 12th Five Year Plan.
●        The period of 12th Five Year Plan has expired on March 31, 2017.

Current Affairs 18th March 2018: ECONOMY

 86 percent of the country's population does not have health insurance
 
●        The Healthcare Federation of India (Nathealth) says that the government should make health insurance compulsory for all citizens of the country and the health sector should be given primary area status.
●        Nathelth said that currently only 4% of the population of the country has health insurance coverage.
●        In India, 86 per cent of the total expenditure on health care is not covered.
 
SEBI ban imposed on investment adviser


●        Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India has banned Research Analyst Anirudh Sethi from the securities market, while screwing up investment advice given by online investment advisory companies without registration.
●        He has also been asked to return money collected from investors.
●        SEBI found that many deposit entries of Rs 36,000 were found from different parts of the country between April 1, 2013 and April 20, 2016 in Sethi's bank account.
 
No claimant for Rs 11,300 crore deposited in 64 banks across the country


●        According to the recent data released by the Reserve Bank , there are no claimants of Rs 11,302 crore deposited in more than 3 crore accounts of 64 banks in the country .
●        The highest amount is Rs 1,262 crore in the State Bank of India, whereas in Punjab National Bank, 1,250 crore and other government banks, the total amount is Rs 7,040 crore, which has no claimants.
●        However, this amount is only a small part of Rs 100 lakh crore deposited in banks across India.
 

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Current Affairs 17th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Former CM Beant Singh's killer Jagtar Singh Tara sentenced to life imprisonment
 
●        Jagtar Singh Tara , a terrorist who was convicted in a case related to the murder of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh , has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Chandigarh court on Saturday.
●        Tara's lawyer Simranjit Singh gave this information.
●        Jagtar Singh Tara had told the court in writing that if the lives of thousands of people are saved by killing a ruthless person, then it is not wrong.

India is no longer research and development center


●        China overtook India in terms of attracting global companies' engineering and research and development centers.
●        For the first time in two years, China has betrayed it.
●        According to a report by HFS Research, during October-December 2017, various local and global companies announced their establishment of nine captives or global in-house centers in China.

5th river festival commenced


●        The fifth river festival started at Tawa-Narmada Sangam site in Bandra Bhavan on Friday.
●        Chief Guest, Union Water and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that 70 percent of the water in the country flows to the sea.
●        20 percent of water goes to Dame, while for the rest of the water there is a fight in the states.
 
Second-third submarine of Scorpion class seals trial in sea


●        Commandant, Vice Admiral and National Defense College, said on Saturday that the second and third submarines of the Scorpene class are undergoing trial in the sea.
●        The rest are under three constructions.
●        Six submarines of Scorpene class are to be included in the Navy.
●        Scorpene class the first submarine INS Kalvari Narendra Modi was dedicated to the nation on December 14 in Mumbai.

Gina Haspel CIA first woman chief selected


●        US President Donald Trump appointed American intelligence agency Mike Pompey as foreign minister on March 13, 2018, and in his place, Jean Heppel was selected as CIA chief.
●        He has been nominated by the President, if the final stamp is placed on his name by the Senate, then Jeena Haspel will be the first female head of the CIA.

Current Affairs 17th March 2018: GLOBAL  NEWS

President will inaugurate the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Festival (FINE) at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 19th.
●        President Shri Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Festival (FINE) in Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 19 and the Gandhian youth will be awarded the technological innovation award formed by the Research and Initiative Society (Srishti) for sustainable technologies and institutes.
●        An initiative for approving, honoring, displaying and promoting an auxiliary system for innovators, is being organized from 19 to 23 March 2018 in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India and the National Innovation Foundation, Is being done in collaboration with India.
 

Russia expelled 23 diplomats from Britain


●        Russia has expelled 23 UK diplomats from the country.
●        Russia has said that it is also shutting down the activities of the British Council in its own country .
●        Russia has given these diplomats a week's time to leave the country.
●        Russia has made this announcement on 'inflammatory' action by London for poisoning former Russia agent and his daughter.


British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta will break Tesla's record by breaking the world's largest battery
 
●        Britain's billionaire Sanjeev Gupta has unveiled plans to build the world's largest lithium-ion battery.
●        Sanjeev of Indian origin will build this battery in South Australia.
●        South African President J. Väderile said that this would benefit a large society.
●        Record of the largest lithium battery is near Tesla, which has a 100MW battery in South Australia.
 
Pakistan joins list of pro-terror countries
 
●        Pakistan has again been included in the list of countries that help the terrorist countries.
●        The Pak government himself gave this information.
●        After this action, banking transactions from other countries will end, which will affect its economy.
●        This gray-list of Force Terror Action Financing Watchlist (FATF) will be released in June.


 Current Affairs 17th March 2018: AWARDS

Agricultural advancement fair
 
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited the Agricultural Upgradation Mela organized at IARI Mela Ground in Pusa Complex, New Delhi today.
●        He visited the theme pavilion and biological fair Kumbh.
●        They laid foundation stones of 25 agricultural science centers.
●        He also launched an e-marketing portal for organic products.
●        He has given Krishi Karman Award and Pandit Din Dayal Upadhyay Agricultural Incentive Award.


MP received Krishi Karman Award for 5th time


●        Madhya Pradesh has become the first state to take the Krishi Karman Award for the fifth time in a row.
●        This award was given to the state under the category of wheat production in the year 2015-16.
●        On Saturday, PM Narendra Modi presented the trophy to CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan in Delhi .
●        Along with this award, MP has left Punjab and Haryana behind in wheat production.

 Current Affairs 17th March 2018: SPORTS

K.L. Rahul was chosen as the Wisden Player of the Year


●        Indian cricket team's Twenty-20 format player L. Rahul was selected by Wisden India as the best cricketer. In the sixth edition of Wisden India Elamaink, K.L. Rahul has been selected as the best cricketer of the year.
●        K L Rahul is among the successful batsmen of the T-20 format.
●        He is a batsman who averages more runs than captain Virat Kohli in T-20 matches.

 Kevin Pietersen retires from cricket


●        England veteran Kevin Pietersen has retired from cricket.
●        They announced it on social media on Saturday.
●        Between the fans, famously known as KP, this is the goodbye of cricket after playing for Quetta in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
●        Cricket England has said thank you to contribute to tweet cricket.

 Current Affairs 17th March 2018: ECONOMY

GST is very complex in India: World Bank Report
 
●        In the India Development Update Half Yearly Report by the World Bank on March 14, 2018, the goods and services tax (GST) is a challenge for the Indian economy.
●        The report says that GST in India is very complex.
●        The World Bank report says that compared to 115 countries, the tax rate in India is the second highest.
●        There are 5 tax slabs in GST implemented on 1 July 2017.
●        Many goods and services have been kept out of the realm of GST.

India second in tax rate


●        India's tax reform is the most complex.
●        Countries with more than four or four tax rates are Italy, Luxembourg, Pakistan and Ghana.
●        In the 115 countries that the World Bank analyzed, India's highest tax slab, 28% is the second highest in the world.
●        GST has the same rate in 49 countries of the world, while 28 countries are where GST has two rates.
●        India's GST has five tax slabs of 0, 5, 12, 18 and 28 percent.


Bankruptcy Board signs MoU with Reserve Bank of India
 
●        The Indian Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Board (IBBI) signed an MoU with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on March 12, 2018.
●        Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, has been mentioned in a time-bound solution to corporate persons, partnership firms and various people, to maximize the value of assets of such persons.

 Current Affairs 17th March 2018: OBITUARIES 

Stephen Hawking dies


●        Stephen Hawking, the great scientist who tells the world's well-known physical scientist and the mysteries of the universe, died.
●        He was 76 years old.
●        Stephen Hawking's family has confirmed his death by issuing a statement on March 13, 2018.
●        His children are Lucie, Robert and Tim in Hawking's family.
 

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Important Current Affairs 16th March 2018

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Current Affairs 16th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Prime Minister inaugurates development projects in Manipur


●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today inaugurated development projects worth Rs. 750 crore in Manipur.
●        He laid the foundation stone of National Sports University, 1000 Anganwadi Centers or several other important development schemes.
●        They inaugurated the Luangpokapa multi-sports complex, Rani Gaidinliu Park and other important development projects.
 
 
Prime Minister will inaugurate organic farming portal
 
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addresses the annual 'Krishi Upgradation Fair' in Indian Agricultural Research Institute, IARI Pusa Complex, in New Delhi on 17th March. They will address the farmers, launch the portal on organic farming and also lay the foundation stone of 25 Krishi Vigyan Kendras.
●        On this occasion, the Prime Minister will also provide "Krishi Karman" and "Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Agricultural Science Incentive" award.
●        The theme of this fair is to double the income of the farmers till 2022.
 
 India will host the annual conference of the International Competition Network for the first time


●        India will organize 17th National Conference of International Competitiveness Network 2018 from 21 March to 23 March 2018 in New Delhi.
●        Addressing the Press Conference, Chairman of Indian Competitiveness Commission Mr. Devendra Singh Sikri said that after joining the International Competitiveness Network (ICN) in 2009, India is going to organize an annual conference of 2018 International Competition Network for the first time.

School health program


●        Under the National Health Mission, the Government of India has introduced National Child Health Program (RBSK) for the year 2013 to examine all the children of age group of 0-18 years, including school children for delaying 4D-D, Disease and development, including specific diseases for 30 selected health conditions. ) Is running.
●        Child health check-up service is being provided through committed mobile health team posted in each block.
●        Under this program, nominated children are checked once in the government and government-aided schools of class I to class 12.
●        These teams conduct the examination of children aged 0-6 years twice in Anganwadi centers.
 
 Indian Railways to organize electronic reverse auction


●        Indian Railways have decided to organize an electronic reverse auction for all purchases of high priced as a major policy reform initiative.
●        Policy decisions have been taken for this purpose also for projects and various works (works) along with supply of goods and services.
●        The reverse auction will be applicable to all Zonal Railways and Production Units and it will be executed by all the Railway PSUs (PSUs).
 
 New analytical measures by Indian Railways for better use of operating capacity of engines


●        Indian Railways have started innovative analytical measures to better utilize the operational capacity of the electric and diesel-powered engines.
●        Under this, developed software based on number calculation has been prepared for timing of such engines.
●        Indian Railways has 3300 total passenger train engines and diesel powered vehicles across the country.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announces 'Lakshya' program


●        The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced a 'Target' program recently on 15th March 2018 with the aim of improving the quality of care in the Maternity Home and Operation Room.
●        This program improves the care of pregnant women in the delivery room, operation theater and maternity intensive care units (ICU), high dependency units (HDU).
●        The target program is being implemented in all Medical College Hospitals, District Hospitals and First Referral Unit (FRU) and Community Health Centers (CHC).
 
 Assamese buffalo cloning for the first time in India


●        Indian scientists have claimed success in cloning technology for the first time born of Assamese breed buffalo.
●        The team of scientists of the Central Buffalo Research Institute (CIRB) used a special method.
●        Having achieved this success in creating a clone of Assamese buffalo. Its name was 'true pride'.
●        Its delivery was normal, this clone was born from Murrah buffaloes womb. Its weight is 54.2 kg.

Second Weekend Festival of Incredible India Heritage Series will be held on 17th and 18th March in Delhi and Kochi


●        The second weekend ceremony of the Tourism Ministry's incomparable Bharat Heritage series will be held in Delhi and Kochi on March 17 and 18.
●        During the tourism ministry, the concert will be organized in Varanasi, Delhi and Kochi with the help of Speak Mack.
●        These three places are important tourist centers of the country.

Current Affairs 16th March 2018: DEFENSE

Defense Minister takes steps to develop Tamil Nadu defense corridor at defense industry meeting


●        Under the vision of promoting Make in India of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Defense has taken several measures to encourage indigenization in defense industry.
●        In the budget-2014, two defense corridors were announced in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
●        Since then, the process of construction of these corridors has started.

Current Affairs 16th March 2018: ECONOMY

 India and ADB signed a $ 120 million loan agreement to improve the infrastructure of the railway


●        Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a loan agreement of $ 120 million to fulfill the activities related to electrification, as well as transforming railway tracks into double line to improve the operational efficiency of Indian Railways.
●        This third installment of loan is a part of the multi-financing funding facility of USD 500 million connected to the Rail Sector Investment Program approved by ADB Board in 2011.
●        This loan amount will be used to complete the works initiated under the previous installments.

Current Affairs 16th March 2018: SCHEMES

A 'Congratulations' program was organized for the service providers of the Atal Pension Scheme under 'V for Victory' campaign
 
●        The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) today organized a congratulatory program for the winning service providers of the Atal Pension Scheme (APY) under the 'V for Victory' campaign.
●        Over four lakh accounts were activated by banks during this period.
●        This campaign continued from 07 January to 20 January 2018.

Current Affairs 16th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 Prime Minister inaugurated the 105th Indian Science Congress


●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today inaugurated the 105th Indian Science Congress in Manipur University.
●        The Prime Minister said that Stephen Hawking was the most lucrative star of modern space.
●        He was a friend of India and he traveled twice of our country.
●        The common man knows Hawking's name not because he worked on the black hole, but because he expressed abnormally high resolution and despite all the obstacles worked with a strong sense.

Current Affairs 16th March 2018: RANKING

India ranked 78th in energy transition index
 
●        India has been ranked 78th on the list of 114 countries of the Energy Transition Index (WEF) of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
●        Sweden has topped the list.
●        According to the report 'Fostering Effective Energy Transition', the countries in this index have been placed on the basis of how they are able to balance energy security and to what extent the environment is able to conserve and economically reach.
 
Delhi ranked 10th in the list of cheapest cities in the world
 
●        The list of the world's cheapest and most expensive cities was released under the Worldwide Cost of Living 2018 survey of the Economist Intelligence Unit.
●        Top 10 cheap cities include three cities of India.
●        In this survey list of 2018, Bangalore, Chennai and New Delhi are among the cheapest cities.
●        The most expensive city in the world is Singapore and Damascus is the cheapest city.
 
India ranks 99th in FIFA rankings
 
●        India ranked 99th in the world ranking released by FIFA on March 15, 2018.
●        There is a second chance in the last one year, when India has succeeded in replacing the top 100.
●        The Indian team was 102 in the last month, but winning six points helped the team get the rankings.
●        India now has a total of 339 points.

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Important Current Affairs 15th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 15th March 2018

Current Affairs 15th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

IIIDEM organized a three-day consultation / study tour for the delegation of Independent National Election Commission of Madagascar


●        Indian Institute of International Democracy and Electoral Management (IIIDE) organized a three-day consultation / study tour from 7 to 9 February 2018 in the Election House of Election Commission of India for the delegation of Independent National Election Commission (CEI) of Madagascar. .
●        The three-member delegation included CNI, Madagascar Chairman and other senior officials.
●        The delegation visited the ECI to understand the interpretation skills in view of their presidential election to be held in December 2018.
 
Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry, chaired a meeting organized to create an economy of 5 trillion US dollars in 7 years.
 
●        Minister of Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu presided over a meeting of a working group organized today to make India an economy of 5 trillion US Dollars (trillion) in 7 years.
●        CII, FICCI, IFC, Nasscom and Policy Commission heads and senior officials of Commerce Department and DIPP participated in this meeting.

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation awarded for good implementation of e-office best practices


●        Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Union Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, gave confession certificate to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) yesterday for implementing e-office software.
●        Award from the Ministry HOD, NIC-MDWS joint secretary Mr. Satyavrat Sahu and senior technical director Smt. Sreemanti Sengupta took it at a function.

National 
Ramnath Kovind inaugurated Hindi secretariat in Mauritius
 
●        President Obama inaugurated the World Hindi Secretariat building on the third day of his visit to Mauritius on March 14, 2018, by President Ramnath Kovind.
●        President Kovind laid the foundation of a major hospital in ENT with a social housing project and Indian help as well as launching the World Hindi Secretariat logo and early digital learning program.
 
NCRB launches 'Citizen Service' mobile app
 
●        National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) launched the 'Citizen Service' mobile app for citizen services on March 11, 2018.
●        Director of Intelligence (IB) Rajiv Jain launched mobile app in the presence of AD Bureau Maheshwari, Director General of Police Bureau Research Department on the 33rd raising day of NCRB.
●        This mobile app will increase connectivity between the police and the citizens and the services will be operated smoothly and smoothly.
 

Ministry of Human Resource Development established 'Innovation Cell'
 
●        Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced the establishment of a 'Innovation Cell' in the Ministry of Human Resource Development for the purpose of further strengthening the efforts of innovation.
●        HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar took this decision at a high level meeting on March 14, 2018.

Myntra is offering clothes on EMI


●        Mintra is offering clothes at an EMI of 51 rupees per month.
●        Mintara has become the first online fashion retailer to take such initiatives to attract consumers in a tough competition online sector.
●        Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) offers are mostly on purchase of items with expensive selling price (ASP) credit card.

Current Affairs 15th March 2018: DAYS AND DATES

Inauguration of World Consumer Rights Day 2018 celebrations


●        The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan has launched an integrated portal for consumer services ie jagograhakjago.gov.in on the occasion of World Consumer Rights Day.
●        The Union Minister gave special emphasis on important consumer rights such as security, information, options, lodging complaints and disposal of complaints.
●        Paswan also said that consumers have every right to know what they are spending on.

International Consumer Rights Day was celebrated on March 15

●        International consumer day was celebrated worldwide on March 15, 2017. The topic of this day - Making Digital Marketplace is Fair.
●        On this occasion special programs were organized to protect the fundamental rights of consumers.
●        Opponents were also protested against the misuse of the market and the injustice done by social inequalities.

Current Affairs 15th March 2018: DEFENSE

President will honor air force soldiers on March 22


●        President Shri Ramnath Kovind will honor the Air Force with the prestigious Standard and Colors of the President at a function held on March 22, 2018 at Halwara Station, Air Force.
●        Air Marshal C. Hari Kumar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, gave this information while addressing a press conference in Air Force Station Halwara.

Indian Air Force's largest aircraft 'C-17 Globemaster' landed in Arunachal Pradesh
 
●        Indian Air Force's largest transport aircraft 'C-17 Globemaster' for the first time on March 13, 2018, landing at Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh.
●        Tutting airfield is very close to the China border, so this landing is considered to be very important for India.
●        Air Force Group Captain K. Ram Rao, Wing Commander Amiya Kant Patnaik, Trivedi of Wing Commander and his colleagues successfully landed the C-17 Globemaster.
 

Current Affairs 15th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Angela Merkel became Germany's Chancellor for the fourth time


●        Angela Merkel was elected Chancellor of the country for the fourth time on March 14, 2018 in the Parliament of Germany.
●        By becoming a Chancellor again, the country's economic economy ended in the country's political uncertainty over the last six months.
●        The results of the general elections were held on September 24 last year, but due to no clear clear majority of the parties, Germany had gone in a state of political uncertainty.

Nepal get the status of the International ODI team for the first time
 
●        Nepal on Thursday made history for the first time in the history of the International ODI team.
●        Nepal defeated Papua New Guinea by 6 wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup qualifiers match.
●        Nepal will now face the Netherlands on Saturday.
 
Delhi is among the 10 cheaper cities in the world, Singapore is the most expensive
 

●        The three cities of the country, Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai are among the cheapest cities in the world.
●        The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said this in the survey.
●        In this, Singapore is described as the most expensive city.
●        According to the Survey of Global Livelihood, according to the survey, 2018, India and Pakistan offer better prices in South Asian cities at reasonable prices.

Current Affairs 15th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Nitrogen gas will be used in Oklahoma for capital punishment
 
●        Oklahoma officials have announced that nitrogen gas will be used for the death penalty.
●        With this, it will be the first state in America to do so.
●        State Attorney General Mike Hunter and Correction Department Director Oblong jointly announced the plan.

Current Affairs 15th March 2018: RANKING

India ranked 133th in the Global Happiness Index Report-2012
 
●        Global Happy Annus Report-2012 released by UN's Sustainable Development Solutions Network has been released.
●        This report is given annually in accordance with the prosperity present in that country.
●        In the last year the countries that were at the top also changed.
●        India has been ranked 133rd in the Global Happiness Index in 2018, while 156 countries have been included in this list.

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