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Important Current Affairs 9th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 9th March 2018

Current Affairs 9th March 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

PFRDA organized a conference on National Pension System (NPS) for companies with FICCI

●        Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has started organizing NPS workshops at different places of the country as part of their efforts to promote NPS among the companies.
●        PFRDA organized a corporate conference in Mumbai in collaboration with Maharashtra State Council of FICCI.

 Registration / Renewal of Health Cards

●        Under the National Health Insurance Scheme, a smart card has been issued for beneficiaries for taking advantage of the scheme in offline mode.
●        In the budget speech of the year 2018-19, the government had announced to start the National Health Defense Scheme to provide coverage up to five lakh rupees per family per year for treatment in the hospital.
●        This information was given by the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Shri Ashwani Kumar Chaube in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
National health policy

●        The Government has prepared and implemented the National Health Policy, 2017, which aims is to achieve the highest health through the preventive and prompt health care policy in all policies of development and provide high quality health services without any financial difficulties. is.
●        National Health Policy 2017 is to stop some diseases and reduce their spread:
●        HIV / AIDS: Achieving the global goal of 2020 (also called 90:90:90 target)
●        Leprosy till 2018, black sickness till 2017 and ending lymphatic filariasis until 2017.
Tori-Balumuth rail line and balumath-CCL siding dedicated to the nation

●        Minister of State for Railways and Minister of State (Independent Charge), Shri Manoj Sinha today dedicated Tomari-Balumuth Rail Line and Balamuth-CCL Siding to the nation.
●        Mr. Manoj Sinha, flagged off the car through the virtual conference in Rail Bhawan, said, "There was a need to repair around 170 million tonnes of coal from the Latehar region of Jharkhand daily.
●        The Tori-Shivpuri 44 kilometer long new railway line was sanctioned since 2005-06.

Supreme Court Approval for Euthanasia
●        On March 9, 2018, the Supreme Court approved the will granted by a mortal person for the willful (Living Will) written for euthanasia, while hearing a petition.
●        According to the Supreme Court decision, now a patient can die with respect.
●        The Supreme Court has issued a guideline for euthanasia, which will remain effective until it becomes law. The statutory bench of five judges led by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra gave this historic judgment.

RotoMac Company will be closed
●        For the first time, banks refused to give a 90-day extension to the two Rottomack Group companies in a debt restart program.
●        The banks have outstanding over Rs 4,000 crore on these two companies.
●        The initial deadline of 180 days is going to end on March 19.

Current Affairs 9th March 2018: SCHEMES

Redevelopment of railway stations under Amrit scheme

●        A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Railways and the Ministry of Urban Development has recently been signed for the consolidated scheme of redevelopment of railway stations of cities in the cities of Atal Mission for Smart Cities and Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation.
●        Under the scheme of smart cities, the following ten railway stations have been identified, which will be redeveloped:
●        Tirupati, Delhi Sarai Rohilla, Nellore, Madgaon, Lucknow, Gomti Nagar, Kota, Thane New, Ernakulam Junction and Puducherry.

Current Affairs 9th March 2018: AWARDS

Indian Architect Balkrishna Doshi Awarded 'Pritzker' Award

●        India's famous architect Balkrishna Doshi has been selected for the 'Pritzker' award on March 07, 2018.
●        This award is given to the best people in the field of architecture.
●        Balkrishna Doshi will be awarded the Pritzker Prize for building the building according to the foreign tradition and at the same time to improve the quality of life of the people of his home region.
Judge Gita Mittal awarded 'Women Power Award

●        Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Geeta Mittal was awarded the Women Power Award on March 08, 2018.
●        For the first time, this award is being awarded to India's highest civilian award for women in the field of law and justice.
●        This award was given to him on the occasion of International Women's Day in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
●        He took over as Chief Justice in April 2017. During his tenure, there was considerable change in the working conditions of the High Court.

Kalpana Chawla Award for Anita Kundu

●        Women and climbers Anita Kundu and Sunita Singh were honored with the Kalpana Chawla Brewery Award by the Haryana Women and Child Development Department on the occasion of International Women's Day.
●        34 women were honored by the Government of Haryana on this occasion.
●        Three times, Anita Kundu of Hisar, Everest Fateh, and Sumita Singh of Rewari got the Kalpana Chawla Bravery Award.
●        51,000 cash and citation are given in this award.

Current Affairs 9th March 2018: ECONOMY

India's number of endangered Asian lions increased to 600

●        An increase in the number of Asian lions found in Gir National Park has increased.
●        According to the recent calculation, the population of Asiatic lions has increased to more than 600.
●        In the 1960s, the number of Asian lions was just around 160.
●        In view of such a small number, continuous protection programs were started and success in achieving the growth of the population of Asiatic Lions.

Rare picture of Mahatma Gandhi's signature auctioned in 27 lakhs

●        A rare picture of Mahatma Gandhi 's signature was auctioned in the US at $ 41,806 (about 27 lakh rupees).
●        In the picture Gandhi is seen with Madan Mohan Malaviya.
●        Boston city based R. R. According to the auction this photo was taken in London in September, 1931 after the second round table conference.
●        On this rare picture, Mahatma Gandhi, from Fountain Pen, Gandhi has signed his signature.
 Airtel Payments Bank fined Rs 5 Cr

●        The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a fine of Rs. 5 crore on Airtel Payments Bank for operational guidelines and violation of Know Your Customer (KYC) Rules .
●        The Reserve Bank has imposed this penalty on the company after examining the bank's documents. He found that the accounts of the people of the people without any clear consent were opened.
●        In a statement, the central bank said, "The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a fine of Rs 5 crore on March 7, 2018 on Airtel Payments Bank Limited. The penalty has been imposed on him due to violation of the KYC rules and payments bank operating guidelines issued by the central bank.

903 people not paying 1.10 lakh crore loans

●    1.10 lakh crore loans of government banks are not paying the willful defaulters.
●    From April 2017 to December 2017, the number of such defaulting defaulters has increased by 1.66 percent, despite the ability to repay the loan, the government has not given loans to the banks.
●    Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha that the total amount of loan taken from government banks, which are unable to pay the willful defaulters, is Rs. 1,10,050 crore.
●    He told that the number of willful defaulters was 9,063.

Current Affairs 9th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Parag Agarwal appointed new Chief Technology Officer of Twitter

●    Micro Blogging Site Twitter has appointed Parag Agrawal as its new Chip Technology Officer (CTO). 
●    The company has given information in this regard on its website. 
●    Agarwal will replace Adam Mansingar, who has left the company in late 2016.
●    Parag is a student of IIT Mumbai and he has a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Current Affairs 9th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Human rights honor given to Aung San Suu Kyi withdrawn

●        The US-based Hollowocast Museum announced on March 08, 2018, the recall of the prestigious human rights honor given to Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
●        The Holocaust Museum alleges that Rohingya of Suu Kyi has failed to stop the attacks on Muslims and ensure their safety.
●        Suyu, who was detained for 15 years during a dictatorial military rule in Myanmar, is the second person to receive this human rights honor in 2012.

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