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Important Current Affairs 29th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 29th March 2018

Current Affairs 29th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Texas Governor Greg Abbott met the Prime Minister.

●        Governor of the United States of America, Greg Abbott met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.These days, they are on a journey to India with a business mission.
●        While discussing the increase in India-US strategic partnership during the meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined the importance of growing relations with Texas in the field of trade and commerce, energy, industry, education and interaction between people.
●        The two leaders agreed to strengthen the relationship.
Smart India Hackathon - 2018

●        The Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation is participating in Smart India organized by the All India Technical Education Council (AICTE) under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
●        For the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, software version of Ganda Finale of Hackathon will be held on 30 and 31 March 2018 in the GV Barnard College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli, Karnataka.

Niti Aayog releases baseline ranking for 101 ambitious districts
●        On March 28, 2018, the Commission released the rankings for 101 Ambitious Districts across the country.
●        This ranking was released on the basis of 49 parameters.
●        It is related to many areas including standard health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources.
●        These include financial inclusion, skill development and basic infrastructure.
●        The government has identified 101 districts for the transformation of backward districts.
●        By not calling these districts the backward district, the government named them as 'Aspirational District'.

Central Government partnered with Kaushal Bharat for has shared partnership with India for Saubhagya Yojana
●       The Central Government partnered with the Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry on March 27, 2018, to train labor force in six states for the immediate implementation of its 'Saubhagya' scheme.
●        'Saubhagya' scheme is also known as Prime Minister's Sarp electricity every household scheme.
●        The goal of this scheme is to provide electricity to all the houses located in all parts of the country in a time bound manner.
●        Under this plan, there is hope for transmission of electricity to about 40 million households.

Manipal Hospitals Acquired Fortis Hospitals
●        Manipal Health Enterprises acquired Fortis Healthcare Limited on March 28, 2018.
●        This deal was officially announced.
●        After completion of the deal, the joint company will be built.
●        Under this deal, the Fortis Healthcare Hospital will sell the business to Manipal Hospital.
●        Promotional TPG in Manipal Hospital will invest Rs 3,900 crores
Judge Jawad Rahim appointed acting guardian of NGT
●        The appointment has been done by a committee headed by Chief Justice of India Justice Justice Deepak Mishra, on the petition of Justice A.M.Khanvilkar and Justice DK Chandrachud.
●        In the petition, the NGT (Practice and Procedure) Amendment Act, 2017 has been stated as unconstitutional, in which there is a provision for a bench of single judge to set up the dispute.
●        The petition said that this is against the spirit of the NGT Act, 2010.
Policy Commission's Atal Innovation Mission signed a statement with SAP

●        The Atal Innovation Mission of the Policy Commission (AIM) signed the Statement of Intent (SOI) with 27 March 2018 SAP, which aims to promote the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
●        SAP employee volunteers will train students in advanced topics related to technology and guide them in the design lab of SAP Labs India.
●        In addition, SAP employees will also provide the opportunity for volunteer students to gain practical experience about technology related equipment.
Record increase in global carbon emissions in 2017
●        According to a report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) globally in 2017 reached a historic high of 32.5 Gigaton.
●        This was due to the high demand for energy and slow pace of improvement in energy efficiency.
●        According to the initial estimate of the IEA, the demand for global energy has increased by 2.1 percent in 2017 to 14,050 million tonnes, which is two times more than the previous year.
Jio tops in download speed: TRAI
●        According to a report by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Reliance Jio has made record in the average maximum download speed in the month of January.
●        Meanwhile, the average maximum download speed of 21.3 Mbps on Geo's network
●        According to the data published on Trai's MySpeed portal of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the average download speed on Reliance Jio's network was much more than its rivals.

Aadhar linking for welfare schemes increased till June 30
●        The government has extended the deadline for linking the basis for welfare schemes for three months, in which the citizens are benefited from the government fund.
●        Earlier, the deadline was fixed on March 31.
●        According to the Office Memorandum issued by the Ministry of Information Technology, the last date for adding welfare schemes to the welfare schemes is now 30 June 2018.

Charges of corruption on ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar

●        A number of cases are coming up after the alleged corruption from the banking sector.
●        In this order, the alleged corruption scandal of ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar also took place.
●        The ICICI Bank Board has come out in support of the CEO Chanda Kochhar on corruption and nepotism allegations in giving loan to Videocon Group.
●        In the last 10 days due to these allegations, the share price of the bank has declined by 6 percent.

Current Affairs 29th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

ISRO launches successful GSAT-6A Satellite
●        The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched the GSAT-6A Satellite on March 29, 2018.
●        This satellite was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
●        This satellite will work for the next 10 years.
●        It was sent from Geosynchronous launch vehicle (GSLV-F08).

Current Affairs 29th March 2018: AWARDS

Shekhar Kapur appointed the head of the Central Committee of 65th National Film Awards
●        Famous film director Shekhar Kapur was appointed the head of the Central Committee of the 65th National Film Awards.
●        The Central Government has constituted the Central Panel for the National Film Award.
●        This panel comprises 11 members, including one president and 5 regional presidents.
●        Shekhar Kapur will be the chairman of the jury for the film's assessment.
●        Shekhar Kapoor was born on December 6, 1945.

Current Affairs 29th March 2018: SCHEMES

CCEA approves making of new integrated scheme for school education
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the proposal of the Department of School Education and Literacy to create a new Integrated Education Plan on March 28, 2018.
●        This scheme will be prepared on the basis of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), National Secondary Education Campaign (RMSA) and teacher education campaign.
●        This plan will be applicable from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.
●        The cabinet has approved the allocation of Rs. 75 thousand crore for the proposed scheme.
●        This amount is 20 percent more than the allotted amount.

Current Affairs 29th March 2018: SPORTS

Steve Smith and David Warner banned for one year
●        Cricket Australia announced its decision on March 28, 2018 in the Ball Tampering controversy in Cape Town Test against South Africa.
●        Cricket Australia has banned Steve Smith and David Warner for a year.
●        Bowler Cameron Bancroft has been banned by Cricket Australia for nine months.

Current Affairs 29th March 2018: ECONOMY 

SBI increases fixed deposit (FD) rates by 0.25 percent

●        SBI , the country's largest bank , has suddenly surprised everybody by increasing the Fixed Deposit (FD) rates by 0.10-0.25 percent.
●        He has taken this step due to increased demand for loans between economic recovery.
●        Increasing the SBI's FD rates also means that loan can be more expensive later on.

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Important Current Affairs 28th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 28th March 2018

Current Affairs 28th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

 Cabinet approves amendment to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act

●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet approved amendments to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act. These amendments have been done in the backdrop of considering the date of 2 January 2018 in the Lok Sabha and after which the Parliamentary Committee related to the department is sent for consideration.
●        The government has considered the views / suggestions given by parliamentary committee on the approval of the report submitted on March 20, 2018 and the medical students and those related to medical profession in Parliament.
Approval for formulation of new integrated education plan for April 1, 2018 to March, 2020

●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the School Education and Literacy Department to create a new Integrated Education Plan for the period 01 April 2018 to 31 March, 2020.
●        In the proposed scheme, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), National Secondary Education Campaign (RMSA) and teacher education campaign will be included.
●        75 thousand crores have been sanctioned for the proposed scheme.
●        This amount is 20 percent more than the allotted amount.
 NAFED signed a one-time solution agreement with eight creditor banks

●        The Indian National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association Limited (NAFED) has signed a one-time solution agreement with its eight creditor banks.
●        Under this agreement, NAFED has transferred assets worth Rs.220 crores and properties located at Lawrence Road, New Delhi, estimated at Rs.254 crores to banks.
●        Along with this, Nafed has transferred the auction rights of some of the shops of Mega Mall located in Andheri Mumbai, of its debtor company.
Permission to export bulk of all edible oils except mustard oil

●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to remove the restrictions on exports of large amounts of edible oils except all mustard oil.
●        Permission to export five kilograms of consumer pack will be continued at a minimum price of 900 US dollars per ton for mustard oil.
●        The Committee of Economic Affairs has also given its approval to the Committee headed by the Secretary, Food and Public Distribution Department.
Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Shri Harsimrat Kaur will inaugurate the first mega food park of Rajasthan in Ajmer tomorrow

●        Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal will inaugurate the first Mega Food Park in Rupnagana village in Ajmer, Rajasthan.
●        About 25 thousand farmers of Ajmer and neighboring districts will benefit from this Mega Food Park, built at a cost of Rs. 113.57 crores.
EPFO Launches pensioner portal website

●        Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has launched Pensioner Portal.
●        From this portal on the EPFO website, the pensioner can get all the pension related information such as pension payment order number, pensioner payment order details, pensioner passbook information, date of pension deposit, pensioner life certificate etc.
●        In case of failure of the pensioner's certificate or acceptance of the life certificate of the pensioner, it will help in getting information regarding the status of life certificate.
●        It also provides details of pension prevention and cause information.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development organized the first National Conference on Psychological Trauma, Child Protection and Mental Illness.

●    First ever National conclave was held on 27-28th March,2018 by the Ministry of Women & Child Development, in collaboration with the Dept. of Psychiatry, AIIMS in           J L N Auditorium, AIIMS, New Delhi. 
●    The Conclave was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Dr. Virendra Kumar. 
●    In his inaugural address, the Minister said that psychological trauma is a broad term that may include many kinds of experiences and circumstances such as human trafficking, sexual harassment, war, natural disaster, abduction, domestic violence etc.  

Manipal Hospitals Acquires Fortis Hospitals
●        Manipal Health Enterprises acquired Fortis Healthcare Limited on March 28, 2018.
●        This deal was officially announced.
●        Fortis has said that the joint company will be built after the deal is completed.
●        Promotional TPG in Manipal Hospital will invest Rs 3,900 crores
●        Fortis investors will get 10.83 shares of Manipal Hospital on 100 shares.

UPCOCA Bill passed to prevent organized crime

●    The UPCOCA Bill, brought from Uttar Pradesh to tighten the organized crime, was passed on March 27, 2018.
●    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath introduced this bill in the House which was passed passively.
●    The UPCOCA Bill has already been introduced in the House.

Current Affairs 28th March 2018: INTERNATIONAL  RELATIONSHIP

Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between India and Canada on IPR

●        The Union Cabinet gave its pre-approved clearance agreement (MOU) between India and Canada.
●        This MOU was signed on February 23, 2018 to establish bilateral cooperation activities in the field of intellectual property (IP).
●        The purpose of this MoU is to promote innovation, creativity and economic development in both countries.
Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between India and Zambia in the field of judicial cooperation

●        The Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Zambia in the field of judicial cooperation.
●        In recent years, social, cultural and commercial relations between India and Zambia have evolved in meaningful direction.
●        By signing a cooperation agreement in the field of justice, better relations between the two countries will be strengthened and judicial reforms will get new direction.
Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between India and UK and Northern Ireland on Cooperation and Information Exchanges

●        The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between India and Britain and Northern Ireland on countering international crimes and cooperation and information exchange for dealing with serious organized crime.
●        Between India and the United Kingdom, there is already agreement for crime receipts and crime measures (including currency transfers involved) and for the search, restraint and seizure of terrorist funds.
Agreement between India and South Asia Cooperative Environment Program for Cooperation on Oil and Chemical Pollution in South Asian Maritime Sectors

●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding between India and South Asia Cooperative Environment Program for cooperation on oil and chemical pollution in the South Asian Sea region.
●        The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding is to encourage close cooperation for safeguarding marine environment in the region between India and South Asian Maritime countries ie Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Current Affairs 28th March 2018: APPOINTMENT

Indu Bhushan appointed CEO of Ayushman Bharat Mission
●        Indu Bhushan was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ayushman India National Health Security Mission on March 27, 2018.
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet gave final approval to the name of Indu Bhushan for the CEO of Ayushman Bharat Mission.
●        Bhushan is currently the Director General of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) based in Manila and he has been appointed for this post for two years.

Judge Javad Rahim appointed acting guardian of NGT
●        On March 27, 2018, the Supreme Court appointed Justice Javad Rahim, the former Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court as the acting Chairman of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
●        Justice Rahim is currently a judicial member of NGT.
●        The appointment, headed by Chief Justice of India Justice Justice Deepak Mishra, on the petition of Justice N. Amitabh Bachra and Justice DK Chandrachud on the petition of the NG Bar Association.

Current Affairs 28th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

10 years in jail for printing fake news in Malaysia
●        In Malaysia, printing of fake news can be a 10-year jail term and a huge fine can be imposed.
●        The government of Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak introduced a bill in Parliament on 26 March 2018 to make Fake News illegal.
●        This step has raised concerns about the freedom of the media.
●        In the Bill, news, information, data or reports which are completely or partly false, have been referred to as Fake News. It also includes feature, visual and audio recording.

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Important Current Affairs 27th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 27th March 2018

Current Affairs 27th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Death penalty can not be compensated below life imprisonment: Supreme Court

●        In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court said that in the murder case less punishment than life sentence is illegal and is out of the purview of law.
●        The Supreme Court upheld the High Court's decision to convert the 10-year sentence to life imprisonment by justifying the remarks.

Announcement of introduction of Horticulture Excellence Center in every district of Haryana
●        The Haryana Government has started a new scheme to increase the income of the farmers and to increase the variety of crops by 2030, in order to double the production of horticulture crops in the form of 'horticulture village'.
●        A new initiative has been initiated to develop 340 villages of the state as a horticulture village and under the Golden Jubilee scheme, crop group development program has been started.

More Strictness on the merchants who sell more than the MRP
●        More than the maximum retail price (MRP), the Government is preparing to tighten and sell the goods.
●        Recently there was a meeting about rising complaints.
●        In this, it has been considered to increase the penalty and more time for punishment.
●        If the Consumer Ministry accepts the proposal, then more than the MRP , those who sell the goods will have to pay a fine of Rs five lakh and they can also be jailed for up to two years.

Supreme court: ordinances of Khap Panchayats against marriage is illegal
●        On Tuesday, the Supreme Court has given a historic order that the verdict of Khap Panchayats on marriage is illegal.
●        The Supreme Court said that if two adults are marrying themselves, no one can interfere in it.
●        The Supreme Court has also said that this order will remain effective till the Central Government takes the law on this issue.

Government will give exemption to foreign tourists to promote Arunachal tourism
●        The Central Government is contemplating to change the rules of entry only on 'permission to safe areas' with the objective of promoting tourism.
●        Arunachal Pradesh will be the first state in the North East, which will benefit from this discount.
●        Simultaneously, the government is planning to give similar exemption in Sikkim and Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.

Use of toilets in rural areas more than 93%: Independent survey confirmation

●        In the National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2017-18, conducted by the Independent Survey Agency under World Bank-enabled Swachh Bharat Mission Project, the use of toilets in rural areas has been confirmed by 93.4%.
●        That is, 93.4% of those homes which have toilets are also used.
●        The villages which have been declared open and proved free from defecation in the open, the independent survey agency has also confirmed that 95.6% of them have open defecation in the open of villages.

Current Affairs 27th March 2018: ECONOMY

Meeting of joint economic group between India and China concludes in New Delhi

●        Meeting of the Joint Economic Group between India and China on March 26, 2018, was concluded in New Delhi.
●        The agenda of this meeting involves the demands of India to reduce trade deficit, along with the modalities of two-way trade and commerce forwarding.
●        The meeting was attended by Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu and Chinese Minister Zhong Shan and the two senior officials of the two countries.
●        India has been raising the issue of huge trade imbalance with China repeatedly and in the meeting, India strongly raised this issue.

More than 20 million applications for 1 lakh openings in Railways
●        Railway has informed that for more than 1 million vacancies, he has received more than 20 million applications .
●        There are 5 days left for registration now
●        Online exams for recruitments in Group C and D
●        There are also 9,500 vacancies for the Railway Protection Force.

Listing of Bandhan Bank at 33% premium in Stock Market

●        There is another stock list in the stock market today.
●        Private sector bonds have a great listing in the bank's stock market.
●        Bandhan Bank's stock is listed on NSE with a 33% premium of Rs 499.
●        Bandhan Bank's IPO got good response from investors.
●        Bandhan Bank's IPO was open on March 15 and closed on March 19, 2018.

Facebook shares fall 10%, losses of 4 lakh crores
●        Users are disillusioned with Facebook after news of the data leaked to 50 million users.
●        10 million users are ready to leave Facebook.
●        Apart from this, Facebook shares have dropped by 10% in the last 5 days.
●        This has caused a loss of about Rs 4 lakh crore to the company.

Current Affairs 27th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

More than 100 Russian diplomats expelled in Europe, America

●        America, European countries, Canada and Ukraine have decided to exclude over 100 Russian diplomats from their respective countries.
●        The decision was taken in a tough move to charge former russian detective Sergey Scripple, who was allegedly lodged in England, for allegedly trying to kill the nerve agent (poison).
●        The United States has ordered the closure of Russia's Consulate in Seattle.
●        U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the removal of 60 Russian diplomats, which is currently the biggest step against Russia.
Forbes '30 Under 30 Asia' List: India at First Place
●        Forbes has released its '30 Under 30 Asia ' list.
●        For the third time, 300 people have been given this list.
●        India is at the top with 65 honors.
●        China is number two.

JSW Steel to invest $ 500 million in USA
●        JSW Steel USA said on Monday that it will invest $ 500 million in Los Macing Steel Plate and Pipe Mills, Texas's Betaon.
●        He will make steel infrastructure with this amount from which the raw material will be prepared at the local level for the plant.
●        The company wants to make this production in the deficit by tripling the existing 3 lakh tonnes to 10 lakh tonnes.
US bans 7 companies from Pakistan

●        The US has put Pakistan's 7 companies in the list of banned companies, describing the crisis for national security and policy.
●        This move from the US is being speculated that the water could be repaired on its intention to join its 'Nuclear Suppliers Group'.

A team of 20 doctors can go to Pakistan to bring the prisoners home
●        India and Pakistan are talking about a proposal to reduce tension, under which 20 doctors team will be going to Pakistan.
●        Doctor checks out Indian prisoners in prison, women, elderly and mentally ill prisoners.
●        The prisoners are awaiting a return to their country since becoming a common opinion between the two countries.

China will deploy civilian detachment on border near India
●        The deployment of China Civilian troops on the border from India These frontier troupes will be sent to the borders of China.
●        According to China's official newspaper, the civilian troop will no longer be a People's Armed Police but will command the Chinese army command.
●        The Supreme Leader of the Chinese Army is President Xi Jinping .

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Important Current Affairs 26th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 26th March 2018

Current Affairs 26th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

36 Hour Smart India Hackathon 2018 in Mumbai

●        Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Food and Public Distribution has announced that the long-awaited Smart India Hackathon 2018 - Grand Finale of Software Edition will be held on 30th and 31st March, 2018 at various 28 nodal centers of India. Will be done.
●        Central Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Food and Public Distribution is a premier partner in this initiative.

National Convention on Down Syndrome

●        Under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the National Trust organized a 'National Conference on Down Syndrome' here today. Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Pandey, President, National Trust, inaugurated this.
●        On this occasion, various stakeholders related to the National Trust's Joint Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Mukesh Jain, Dr. Syra Ramachandran, Chairman of Down Syndrome Federation of India and Down syndrome were present.
●        On this occasion, the book "Twilight's Children" was released on the life of a person suffering from Down syndrome.
President inaugurates NHAI projects in Varanasi

●        President Shri Ram Nath Kovind today (March 26, 2018) participated in various programs organized by the Uttar Pradesh Government and in the event of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) in Varanasi.
●        These programs included the program of laying foundation stones for five projects of NHAI and the distribution of appointment letters to the students selected by the State Government's Vocational Education and Skill Development Department.
11th biennial conference of the National Rifles in Nagrota on 26-27 March

●        The 11th biennial conference of the National Rifles is being organized in Nagrota from 26 to 27 March 2018.
●        Army Chief will preside over this ceremony.
●        The ceremony will include the military commander of the Northern Command, the Director General of the National Rifles, the Corps Commander of the 15 and 16 Corps and all the Military Officers of the Anti-Rebellion Forces.

Meeting of Hindi publishers was organized by the Department of Official Language, Home Ministry

●        Technical issues related to typography / printing of Official Language Hindi were discussed with the publishers at NDMC Convention Center, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi, today (March 26, 2018) by the Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
●        The main purpose of this discussion was to solve problems related to Hindi font / Hindi software by publishers, which will be done with the help of Google / Microsoft and C-Deck, etc.

Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Jual Oram will launch "E Tribes India" in New Delhi tomorrow

●        Indian Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Association is going to be digital under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, according to the vision letter of Ministry of Tribal Affairs of the Government of India.
●        Tribal Affairs Minister Mr. Jual Oram will launch " E Tribes India " tomorrow.
●        On this occasion, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Jaswant Singh Sumanbhai Bhabhor and Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Shri Sudarshan Bhagat will also be present.

E-Waste Management (Amendment) Bill, 2018 passed
●        The Central Government has amended the e-waste rules for eco-friendly effective management of e-waste in the country.
●        Changes in Rules In order to streamline e-waste disposal in the country, it has been done for the purpose of validating and organizing the units engaged in the task of recycling or dissolving e-waste.
Government launches process of selling enemy properties, guidelines issued

●        The Central Government has started the process of selling over 9,400 enemy properties to improve the condition of its treasury.
●        Through this, the government can raise about one lakh crore rupees in its treasury.
●        The government has issued guidelines in this regard and asked the protection offices to give list of such movable assets within three months.

80% of the design of bridges, tunnels for bullet train completed
●        The work of the country's first high speed bullet train running between Ahmedabad and Mumbai is running fast.
●        A senior official said that the design of bridges and tunnels coming in the way of bullet trains is in good progress.
●        He said that the acquisition of land for this has already begun.

Current Affairs 26th March 2018: ECONOMY

Government’s Borrowing Plan for First Half of Financial Year 2018-19 

●        The Government of India consulted with the Reserve Bank of India on its borrowing program for the year 2018-19 and finalized its borrowed calendar for the first half of 2018-19.
●        The government had estimated gross G-Sec (government securities) borrowings of Rs 6,05,539 crore for the year 2018-19.
●        The Government will borrow Rs 1,00,000 crore from the NSSF in comparison to the budgetary amount of Rs. 75000 crores.

Current Affairs 26th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

ISA and India today signed 'Host Country Agreement'

●        The International Solar association (ISA) and the Foreign Ministry (MEA) signed the 'Host Country Agreement' here today.
●        The ISA has received judicial specialty from this agreement and as a result, it has got the right to contract, to acquire and settle the movable and immovable properties and to institutionalize legal action and to defend it.
●        Under this agreement, the ISA will receive the privileges, concessions and immunities that are required by the ISA headquarters to independently discharge their programs, independently of different obligations.

The world's longest sandy cave 'Kremli Puri' was discovered in Meghalaya

●        The longest sandy rock cave in the world, 24,583 meters long, called 'Krem Puri' in Meghalaya has been discovered.
●        Meghalaya, the northeast state, is the world's largest sandstone cave.
●        Krem Puri Cave is a sandstone cave.
●        This underground cave, Edo Julia, Venezuela's world record holder, is more than 6,000 meters long with a cave called 'Qiva del Saman'.
Record increase in global carbon emissions in 2017

●        According to a report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) globally in 2017 reached a historic high of 32.5 Gigaton.
●        This was due to the high demand for energy and slow pace of improvement in energy efficiency.
●        According to the initial estimate of the IEA, the demand for global energy has increased by 2.1 percent in 2017 to 14,050 million tonnes, which is two times more than the previous year.

UBER is selling its business in Southeast Asia
●        Cab Aggregator Company Uber Technologies Inc. has decided to sell its South East Asia Operations Grab.
●        Uber has taken this decision in view of tough competition at the local level.
●        Under the agreement, Grab will buy all the operations of Uber, including the Food Delivery Service in the South East Asian Region.
●        Instead, Uber will get a 27.5 percent stake in Grab and its CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will get a place in the board of Grab.

Current Affairs 26th March 2018: AWARDS

Canadian great mathematician Robert Longlands won the 2018 Abel Prize
●        Canadian great mathematician Robert Longlands has won the 2018 Abel Prize.
●        He got this award from his Representation Theory for his visionary project to add number theory.
●        The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters said that the explanation of Robert Longlands was so extraordinary and rich and that he suggested the process of connection between these mathematical areas gave birth to a project called Longlands Program.

Current Affairs 26th March 2018: RANKING

India is at 109th position at Mobile Internet Speed

●        In the world, even though India is at the top of the most used data , we are far behind in internet speed .
●        In the case of mobile internet download speed, India has been ranked 109th in the world.
●        It was reported in a report that download speed in India is still much lower than other countries in the world.

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Important Current Affairs 25th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 25th March 2018

Current Affairs 25th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Government nominated J. S. Rajput as an Indian representative in the UNESCO Executive Board

●        The Government of India has decided to nominate former Director of NCERT Professor JS Rajput as the representative of India in the UNESCO Executive Board.
●        Pro. JS Rajput is a well-known educationist who has extensive experience in working in diverse fields, including UNESCO.
●        Union Human Resource Development Minister, Mr. Prakash Javadekar, during his participation in UNESCO's General Meeting during October 30 to November 4, 2017, met the ministers of other countries for his membership in the UNESCO Executive Board and sought his support.

UIDAI prepares to implement 'face recognition' for Aadhaar from 1st July
●        Apart from fingerprints and finger prints of the Indian Unique Identification Authority, the 'face recognition' is now ready to be included from July 1, 2018.
●        The 12-digit unique identity card issuing agency, UIDAI, announced in January that it will also include the Face Authentication feature.
●        This feature will benefit people who had trouble scanning their fingerprint or eye.
Railways to reduce fares of 25 Shatabdi trains
●        Rental of premium-season trains running in the country can be reduced.
●        In order to fully utilize the resources, the Railways are considering reducing the rent of Centenary trains running on such routes, which has less passenger numbers.
●        Indian Railways has identified 25 such trains that will be reduced.

Mukesh Ambani's son Akash will marry Shloka
●        Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani's son, Akash, is going to marry diamond businessman Russell Mehta's younger daughter, Shloka, in December.
●        Photos of the Pre-engagement Ceremonies in Goa are getting viral on social media.
●        Sky is the largest among Mukesh Ambani's three children and is currently the chief strategist of Geo.

Corruption increases in India in one year, slips 2 places down

●        Transparency International has released the Corruption Index of countries around the world for the year 2017.
●        In this case, India slipped two places to 81st in 183 countries.
●        India was ranked 79th in 2016.
●        India has also got 40 points equivalent to 2016.
Personal information from users of the Modi app shared with the Third Party
●        A French researcher has claimed that the details of the user who use Narendra Modi app are being shared with the third party without asking them.
●        French citizen Elliot Alderson claims that many personal information including email, photo, name, gender of app users is being shared with the website named
●        Narendra Modi app has been developed by BJP.
●        Nearly 5 million users have downloaded it. However, the BJP has denied these allegations.
Indian railways became digital to encourage employees share their best work

●        Continuing its transformation journey, Indian Railways have developed online portal "Rail Good Work Portal" for the employees to share the best work done by their employees.
●        Through this, other units can also be encouraged to follow these excellent works faster.
●        This has encouraged the employees of various sectors, production units and divisions of the Indian Railways to share their best practices with freedom.

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.

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 of 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.
Kiren Rijiju addressed the concluding session of the first India-Japan Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

●        The two-day India-Japan Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is successfully concluded here today.
●        In this, the focus was on activities under long-standing cooperation between India and Japan on DRR.
●        In the workshop, the technical experts of both the countries gathered and special discussions were discussed on the information and warning of earthquake and ignoring all possible areas of cooperation with Japan in the field of DRR.
●        The workshop was organized jointly by the Home Ministry, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Government of Japan.
Indian Army is World's Fourth Most Powerful Army

●        In the Global Firepower Ranking-017, the world's most powerful armies were included.
●        The Indian Army has been ranked fourth in this list.
●        A total of 133 countries are included in the list, in which India has been ranked fourth after USA, Russia and China.

Current Affairs 25th March 2018: SPORTS

Captain Steve Smith suspended by ICC for 1 Test

●        In the ball-tampering case, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has found guilty under Australian captain Steve Smith and opener Cameron Bancroft.
●        While the ICC has suspended captain Smith for a match and fined 100% of match fees, opener Cameron Bancroft has been fined 75% of match fees.
●        They were also given 3Demember Point.

Current Affairs 25th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Global trade war will impact on India's exports: Assocham

●        The impact of the global 'trade war' on the country's economy, especially the country's exports, is to believe that Assocham's
●        Assocham said in a statement: "If the global trade war spreads on a large scale, it will also have an impact on the Indian economy.
●        The country's declining exports, the pressure of fiscal deficit and the poor condition of GDP will affect the country's economy.
Telecom sector will employ 10 million people in the next 5 years
●        Due to the integration, a large number of people have been unemployed in the telecom sector , but the hope is that the situation is going to change now.
●        The body TSSC, which has a skill development for the telecom sector, has said that in the next 5 years, more than 10 million people will be employed in this sector .

 Demonstration at 700 Places Against Gun Culture
●        After the death of 17 children in a firing that took place 40 days earlier in the Florida school in the US, the performance of gun control began to turn into a historic March on Saturday.
●        Against Gun Culture, Washington has emerged as the world's largest march.
●        More than five lakh people joined in this.
●        More than this, they were only in the oath of former US President Barack Obama .
●        Apart from Washington, there are over 700 locations in the entire United States.

For the first time women marathon competition organized in Saudi Arabia
●        For the first time on March 04, 2018, a marathon race has been organized for women in Saudi Arabia.
●        It is considered to be an important step for modernization of Saudi Arabia and encouraging women for sports.
●        Another female marathon race will be organized on April 6 in the holy city of Saudi Arabia, Mecca.
●        Correctional campaign is continuing in Saudi Arabia. In the meantime, new laws are being brought to encourage women.

Current Affairs 25th 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 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.

Current Affairs 25th March 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Public establishment of the Ministry of Railways, RITES Limited is the main partner of Myanmar Rail

●        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.

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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

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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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Important Current Affairs 20th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 20th March 2018

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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