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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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Important Current Affairs 8th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 8th March 2018

Current Affairs 8th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Prime Minister Launches Expansion of National Mission on Nutrition and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan

●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today inaugurated the National Nutrition Mission in Jhunjhunu of Rajasthan on the occasion of International Women's Day and also started the expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Teacha Campaign at the national level.
●        Addressing a huge public gathering on this occasion, the Prime Minister said that through the technology, the entire country has joined Jhunjhunu today.
 12-day 'Capacity Building for Election Management' organized for ITEC countries

●        India is organizing 12 day training program 'Capacity Building for Election Management' under the International Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) program of the Ministry of International Policy for Democracy and Electoral Education (IIIDEM), Ministry of External Affairs.
●        This program will run from 05 to 16 March 2018.
●        21 senior officers of 21 countries of ITec are participating in this program.
●        Inaugurating the program, Deputy Election Commissioner Mr. Sudip Jain welcomed the participants.
●        Representatives are discussing the best election processes in their countries.
Launch of 'Oxy-biodegradable Sanitary Neptune' of Rs 2.50

●        Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Ananth Kumar today announced the launch of 'Oxy-Biodegradable Sanitary Neptune' facility fully under the Prime Minister's Indian Public-Disposal Project (PMBJP) here today.
●        This affordable sanitary napkin will be available at 3200 public-drug centers across the country for Rs 2.50 per pad and it will ensure cleanliness, health and facilities for the deprived women of India.

Enterprises Portal for Women Entrepreneurs Launched

●        On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, today, on behalf of MSME, for the Indian women entrepreneurs, . A portal was started in the name of
●        The Minister of State for MSME, Shri Giriraj Singh launched the portal in a program here today.
●        Shri Singh said on this occasion that at present, there are 80 lakh women who have started their work and have been running it before success.
Indian workers of Indian Railways (Group-D & C) were honored for outstanding services

●        On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Railway Women Welfare Central Organization (RW&CO) today honored 32 women personnel for their outstanding services.
●        These women are working in different railway zones in the form of Trek Maintainer, Technician, Loco Pilot, Hand Constable, Chief Metrine, Senior Messenger, Computer Operator, Sailor and Cleaning Worker.
●        On this occasion, a few prominent persons working in the field of empowerment of women were also honored.
Announcement of implementation of widower pension in Haryana

●        The Haryana government has announced the implementation of widower pension in Haryana during the budget session in the Vidhan Sabha on 07 March 2018.
●        The Haryana government can implement this scheme in the coming financial year.
●        During the Question Hour in the Haryana Assembly, MLA Rabindra Fisherauli raised this issue in response to which the state's social justice and empowerment minister Krishan Kumar Bedi announced the implementation of this pension soon.
India's first female operated railway station

●        Regarding the empowerment of women, Matunga railway station of Central Railway has set a new example in July 2017.
●        This is the first woman station in the country where only female employees are deployed.
●        For this Matunga has been registered in the Limca Book of Records 2018.
●        Mamata Kulkarni, Station Manager of Matunga, under whose supervision women are deployed on duty.

Current Affairs 8th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Republican delegation of Republic of Korea meet with President

●        The parliamentary delegation of the Republic of Korea under the leadership of Mr. Chung Psikun, President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea met today (08 March 2018) President Mr. Ramnath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
●        Welcoming the delegation, the President said that India and South Korea share the same democratic values and society financially. There is also a unique combination of strategic interests.

Indo-Pak agree on releasing prisoners of each other

●        With the women prisoners between India and Pakistan, there is an agreement on the release of prisoners aged less than 18 years of age and above 60 years of age.
●        In addition to sending them home, there has been consensus on human proposals to restore the joint judicial committee's visit.
●        It was awakened by giving information on behalf of the Foreign Ministries of both the countries on this matter that a round of composite dialogue can also be started to overcome all differences between India and Pakistan.

Japan will hire 2 lakh Indian IT professionals

●        Japan is going to open the door for 2 lakh Indian IT professionals.
●        They will also be given a green card to settle in Japan.
●        Japan Trade Organization's Vice President Shigeki Maida informed this Thursday.
●        In the India-Japan Business Partnership Seminar, he said, "At present there are about 920,000 IT professionals in the country and more than 200,000 IT professionals from India need urgent need.

Current Affairs 8th March 2018: ECONOMY

Government employees increase dearness allowance to 7%

●        The Central Government has announced a big relief to lakhs of government employees, which has announced increase of dearness allowance (DA) by two percent.
●        This will benefit lakhs of employees and pensioners of the Center.
●        It was decided in this context in the Cabinet meeting on 07 March 2018 by the Central Government.
●        Earlier, the dearness allowance was 5% which would now be increased to 7%.

Government to raise Rs 66 billion by leasing 10 national highways

●        The government is planning to raise about Rs 66 billion by leasing 10 and National Highways.
●        This amount will be used for road construction.
●        National Highways Authority of India Member (Finance) Rohit Kumar Singh said that bids will be floated in April for this second round of lease to the ownership of the government's proprietary rights.
●        These highways will be given toll-operated, on the transfer model.

FDI in defense production in 4 years: 1.17 crores
●        Under the 'Make in India', only 1.17 crore foreign direct investment has come in the country in defense production sector in the last four years.
●        During this same period, India has signed 70 contracts worth 1.25 lakh crore for arms purchase from abroad.
●        These include radar and missile from Israel, aircraft and cannon from America, rockets and simulators from Russia.

Government seeks additional spending of Rs 85,315 crore from Parliament

●        The government sought permission from Parliament to spend additional amount of Rs 85,315 crore in the current financial year ending this month.
●        Applying this additional expenditure to 70% of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will have to compensate the losses of the states due to revenue loss.
●        Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal presented a fourth batch of supplementary demand for grants in the Lok Sabha.

Current Affairs 8th March 2018: RANKING

8 Indian women in the Forbes list of rich

●        Eight Indian women have got place in the list of the world's richest people for prestigious Business Magazine Forbes.
●        There are a total of 256 women in the Forbes 2018 World's billionaire list.
●        There has never been so many women in this list.
●        The collective net worth of these women is more than $ 1 trillion, which is 20% more than the previous year.
●        Most women on top of the list have inherited property in the list.

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Important Current Affairs 7th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 7th March 2018

Current Affairs 7th March 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Approval of Mediation and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018

●        The Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of mediation and reconciliation legislation, 2018 in the Lok Sabha.
●        It is part of the government's effort to encourage institutional arbitration to resolve disputes and it makes India a center of strong alternative dispute resolution (ADR) system.
●        The amendment to the Act of 1996 will help in achieving the goal of improving institutional mediation by setting a standard, facilitating the arbitration process, and establishing an independent institution to execute the matter in a timely manner.

Business Division, Business Division and High Court Division of Business Division (Amendment) Bill 2018

●        In order to present the Union Cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Business Division, Commercial Division and High Courts have approved the Business Division (Amendment) Bill 2018.
●        In the Bill, the specified value of commercial dispute has been reduced to Rs. 3 lakhs from the current one crore rupees.
●        This will reduce the time it takes to solve lesser commercial disputes (at present 1445 days) and improve the ranking of India in Is of Doing Business.

Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between Union Public Service Commission and Public Service Commission of Mauritius

●        The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Union Public Service Commission and the Public Service Commission of Mauritius.
●        The Memorandum will strengthen the existing relationship between the Union Public Service Commission and the Public Service Commission of Mauritius.
●        This will facilitate exchange of experiences and expertise of the two sides in the recruitment area.
Approval of Memorandum of Understanding on renewable energy cooperation between India and Helenik

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

Freedom Sainik Samman Yojana (SSY) approved to continue during 2017-2020

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

 The number of child marriages declined sharply in India: UNICEF

●        United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on March 6, 2018, that 10 years ago, 47 percent of girls were married before the age of 18, which has now decreased to 27 percent.
●        UNICEF reported that the figures of child marriage decreased globally.
●        According to the report, the rate of child marriage decreases is satisfactory.
 Konrad Sangma sworn in as Chief Minister of Meghalaya

●        National People's Party (NPP) president, Konrad Sangma took oath as Chief Minister of Meghalaya on March 06, 2018.
●        Governor Ganga Prasad administered him oath of office and secrecy.
●        Conrad Sangma had earlier met Governor Ganga Prasad claiming to form a government.
●        After this, the Governor of Meghalaya invited Konrad Sangma to form the government.
Women in India get 20% less salaries than men: report

●        In the recently released Monster Salary Index, it was reported that working women in India receive 20 percent less salary compared to men.
●        The survey report released on March 07, 2018, one day before International Women's day by
●        Monster has been conducting surveys on people working in India for the last few years, from which the current working trend is detected in the country based on the data obtained.
Nitin Gadkari launches complete Computerized Vehicle Training Facility

●        The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation Minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari has announced that the entire process of licensing the drivers of heavy vehicles will soon be fully computerized.
●        Human intervention will not happen in this entire process.
●        Inaugurating the District Vehicle Training Center in New Delhi today, he said that the entire process of providing such a driving license will be fully computerized.

Current Affairs 7th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

India and France ratify an agreement to reduce drug abuse, substance abuse, trafficking of their chemical compounds and related crimes and prevent illegal use.

●        The Union Cabinet has approved an agreement between India and France to reduce the trafficking of narcotics, substances, their chemical compounds and reduce the related crimes and prevent illegal use.
●        The objective of this agreement is to increase the cooperation between the two countries to reduce drug trafficking, toxic substances, to reduce trafficking in their chemical compounds and to prevent illegal use.

In the context of "mutual recognition of academic qualification" approval for signing a agreement between India and France

●        The Union Cabinet has signed an agreement between India and France for the period of study of students in approved, accredited educational institutions in the context of "mutual recognition of academic qualifications" and in both countries. has approved.
●        The agreement is expected to be signed during the forthcoming India visit of the French President.
Approval of cooperation between India and France in the field of environment

●        The Union Cabinet has approved the cooperation between India and France in the field of environment.
●        This cooperation agreement will help in promoting close and long-term cooperation between the two countries in the field of environmental protection and management of natural resources.
●        Under this, there will be cooperation on the basis of statutory laws of both countries, in view of equal equality, mutual cooperation and mutual benefit.
India and France approved the signing of the Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement

●        The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement between India and France.
●        The agreement is expected to be signed during the forthcoming India visit of the French President.
●        The agreement will prove to be an important milestone in strengthening cooperation between the people of both the countries, increasing the movement of students, academics, researchers and skilled professionals, and on the issues related to illegal migration and issues related to human trafficking between the two parties.

France declares 15 years of age for consensual sex

●        Department Minister Murlen Ceipa, who ensured gender equality in France, recently told the media that the consent of the French government will soon be 15 years of age for sex.
●        If the government does this then sex with a person below 15 years of age will be considered as a rape.
●        This case was raised after sex with recently adopted girls of 11 years and consensus was made at the age of 15 years.
●        A new law will be presented before the Cabinet on March 21.
In the list released by Forbes, Jeff Bezos is the world's richest person
●        American magazine Forbes released the list of Aamir people in the world in March 2018.
●        Jeff Bezos, Amazon's e-commerce company, has become the world's richest person on the list released by Forbes this year.
●        According to Forbes, Jeff Bezos net worth is approximately $ 127 billion. Earlier this record was the name of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Current Affairs 7th March 2018: ECONOMY

Central Government employees sanctioned 2 percent dearness allowance
●        The Union Cabinet approved the additional installment of dearness allowance to the Central Government employees and release of dearness relief to pensioners.
●        This will be effective from January 1, 2018.
●        In view of inflation, the provision of increase in basic pay / pension rate of 5 percent to 2 percent has been made.
●        This step will benefit about 48.41 lakh employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners of the Central Government. 

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Important Current Affairs 6th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 6th March 2018

Current Affairs 6th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Narendra Modi reviewed preparations for starting Ayushman Bharat scheme

●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the preparations for the launch of the National Health Protection Scheme "Ayushman India" announced in the Union Budget on Monday.
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi appreciated the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Policy Commission for the work done so far in this high-level meeting held in more than two hours.
●        Under this scheme, health cover of Rs 5 lakh will be provided to every family.
 Fifty percent increase in the number of patients taking homeopathy treatment in the last five years
●        Homeopathy is not a pseudo-science. Reviews of the study of the study of ancient homoeopathic medical practices have found that its positive effect is not only at the experimental level but also much more than that.
●        In order to study the effects of homeopathy in all situations, four well-planned reviews have been published in international journals.

DBT system implemented across the country for fertilizer subsidy

●        The Government has implemented Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system for providing fertilizer subsidy in a phased manner in all the States / UTs.
●        On the basis of actual sale made to the beneficiaries by the retailers under fertilizer DBT system, 100 percent subsidy will be released / released to fertilizer companies on fertilizers of different categories.

46th edition of 'Know India'

●        40 partners of Indian origin of nine countries today met the Union Railway and Coal Minister Mr. Piyush Goyal in New Delhi today.
●        The 'Know India' program (KIP) is an important initiative of the Government of India.
●        Its aim is to encourage students of Indian origin and young professionals from 18 to 30 years to fill their feelings towards their motherland and motivate them through the transformational changes happening in India, and give them various aspects of India's contemporary art, heritage and culture. To show up.
Nitin Gadkari to launch ‘Sukhad Yatra App’ and toll free emergency numbers

●        For the people who use the Central Road and Highway, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Suraksha Mitra Nitin Gadkari, a mobile app and toll free number will be released tomorrow in Delhi.
●        This mobile app of the name of the ‘Sukhad Yatra App’ has been prepared by National Highway Authority, NHAI, to empower those using highways.
●        The main features of the app include the ability to record information about the quality of the road or any kind of breakdown or crash on the highway to the users.
India's first helicopter taxi service started in Bengaluru

●        In Bangalore, on 05 March 2018, India's first helicopter taxi service has started for Kampungan International Airport from Electronic City.
●        This will bring about a lot of change in the lives of the people here.
●        Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has partnered with helicopter service provider Thambi Aviation to bring air travelers from the city.
●        In this helicopter, 7 people, including pilots, will be able to sit and each person will have to pay GST in addition to Rs 3,500 for the flight.
Famous Bollywood actress Shammi passes away
●        Famous Bollywood actress Shammi passed away on March 6, 2018, in Mumbai after a prolonged illness.
●        He was 89 years old.
●        Shammi used to call Shammi in his Hindi film industry as Shammi Aunty.
●        He became famous in the house by playing the character of aunt, grandmother, elderly woman of the family.

PHFI got funds from abroad

●        The Public Health Foundation (PHFI) will have to seek pre-approval under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 before acceptance of each foreign fund.
●        Upon receipt of information about the alleged violation of the provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010, renewal of registration of PHFI has been declared temporary from the beginning.
●        PHFI will have to give detailed information to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare regarding the contribution from abroad at the end of each quarter.

Current Affairs 6th March 2018: SCHEMES

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samta Yojna likely to generate 5,30,500 jobs

●        The Prime Minister's Kisan Samman Yojana being executed with the sovereign of 6,000 crores for the period of 2016-20 from the government will run until the expiry of the fourteenth Finance Commission.
●        This scheme is expected to benefit from 20 lakh farmers by 2019-20 and generate 5,30,500 jobs directly and indirectly. 
●        This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
Ashwini Kumar Choubey launched ‘Yes I bleed’ conference 

●        Ashwani Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare inaugurated YES Eye bleed at the conference organized by an institute in the premises of Amity University, Noida today.
●        Choubey congratulated the organizers that he organized a workshop organized on an important contemporary national topic 'Menstrual Religion', aimed at creating consciousness in the entire nation towards the end of the rajodharm, which is the conservative thinking, superstition and sham against the period of Period. , It's over

Successfully implemented 10 lakh solar study lamps scheme

●        The new scheme for distribution of 70 lakh solar studies lamps in Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh was approved by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in December 2016, which is now in various stages of implementation.
●        In order to empower the deprived communities of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, in January 2014, 10 lakh solar study lapses were approved, which have been successfully completed.
●        Subsequently, in May 2016, the Ministry had approved 5 lakh solar studies in various states.

Current Affairs 6th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Satellite bandwidth devoted for border surveillance
●        Dedicated bandwidth is proposed for 5 different air tanks for various Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).
●        In this regard, sets are being prepared according to the requirements of Military Electronics Application Laboratory (DEAL), Dehradun and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).
●        The Home Ministry (MHA) constituted a task force headed by Joint Secretary (Border Management) along with members of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Border Security Force (BSF).

Under the Imprint-II, Rs.1000 crores for research in science and technology, 

●        Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar today said that with the objective of promoting research and innovation in the country, the Central Government allocated a sum of Rs.1000 crores under Imprint-II (Impacting Research Innovation and Technology) India Program. 
●        In a visitor conference organized in New Delhi today, the Minister said that under the Imprint-II, the Department of Science and Technology and Human Resource Development have jointly built a fund.

Current Affairs 6th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Emergency in Sri Lanka

●        An Emergency has been imposed for the next 10 days on 05 March 2018 in neighboring India, Sri Lanka.
●        This emergency has been implemented after the violence in Sri Lanka since last few days.
●        According to reports published in the media, stress situations were created at that time when a Buddhist community member was killed in the city of Kandy and the shops of Muslim traders were set on fire.
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.
 Marshall Island released its virtual currency

●        Marshall Island recently launched the world's first legal accredited crypto-currency so that the country's economy can be improved and mobilized cash to fill the bill etc.
●        The Parliament also approved a bill to recognize digital currency.
●        Marshall Islands have signed an agreement with Israeli company Neema to issue crypto-currency.

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Important Current Affairs 5th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 5th March 2018

Current Affairs 5th March 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister will inaugurate new building of Central Information Commission on March 6

●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new building of Central Information Commission (CIC) in Munirka, Delhi tomorrow.
●        From this new building the commission will be able to operate its operations from one place.
●        Before this, the functioning of the commission has been operating from the two buildings of the rented house.
●        The new building of CIC has been constructed by Green Building Technology from National Building Construction Corporation.
 Premium tag for coffee grown in the Araku valley

●        The Coffee Board has applied for the registration of Araku Coffee under geographical indications for the conservation of the distinctive identity of the coffee being developed by tribal communities of the Araku valley located in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.
●        Information about this effect was made by Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, C.R. In today's reply in the Lok Sabha, Chaudhary gave a written question.
●        The Central Government is implementing 'Integrated Coffee Development Project' through the Coffee Board and is promoting coffee production in the Araku Valley.
A Steering Committee on Finitech Issues

●        Considering the announcement made by Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in his budget speech 2018-19 (Paragraph 75), the formation of a Steering Committee under the chairmanship of Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) has been done.
●        The main purpose behind this is to consider various issues related to the development of Finitech sector in India so that the rules of FINTEC can be made more flexible and more entrepreneurship can be created in such a region, in which the other emerging from India There is a distinct edge over the economies.
NDMA organized CBRN emergency training program at Mumbai Airport

●        National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is organizing a primary training program at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai.
●        The training program that started for 6 days started today.
●        Its purpose is to improve the preparation of Airport Operators (AEH) during the CBRN emergency at airports.
Human Resource Development Ministry invited suggestions for improvement in the courses from class I to 12

●        Ministry of Human Resource Development has invited suggestions for improvement of the courses of classes 1 to 12 for the all round development of the students.
●        Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar said that there is a need for quick reforms in school courses because the purpose of education is to prepare a good person from the system.
●        Educational skills also require life skills, experimental education, physical education and creative skills.
Minister of Industry and Trade of Czech Republic met the Minister of Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal

●        The Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Mr. Tomas Hunar called on the Union Minister of Railways and Coal, Mr. Piyush Goyal in New Delhi today.
●        Secretary of Czech Republic Milan Hovorka, State Secretary of Czech Republic Miloslav Stasek, senior director general of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Czech Republic Richard Halawati and Vice Chairman of the Czech Chamber of Commerce, Borivoj Minar also attended the meeting with the Minister of the Republic of Czech Republic with the Minister Were.
Sanction of seven road rehabilitation projects for Madhya Pradesh

●        Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned seven road rehabilitation projects for Madhya Pradesh.
●        These projects will be completed in 18 months. This includes 48 months of road maintenance work.
●        On the Bamitha-Satna section of National Highway No. 75, the reconstruction and upgradation of 97.840 kilometer long two-lane road with a paved sliding and curved pavement will be completed under the EPC mode at a cost of 191.21 crores.
Uttar Pradesh Approves Five Road Revival Projects

●        The Standing Finance Committee of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved five road revival projects in Uttar Pradesh.
●        The existing road from Sunauli to Gorakhpur and Jungle Laudya to Mohdipurpur will be converted into four lanes by upgrading existing road on NH-29E through EPC mode.
●        The total length of the project is 17.52 km. It will be completed at a cost of 288.30 crores
Two road revival projects approved for Tamil Nadu

●        Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved two road revival projects in Tamil Nadu.
●        NH-234 (Gudiyatham Bypass and Vellore Bypass) on the existing two-lane road will be provided a permanent slope of 1.5 meters through EPC mode.
●        The total length of the project is 49.35 km.
●        It will be completed at a cost of 138.06 crores.
NHAI directed the Regional Officers to closely monitor the situation of National Highways

●        The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is making every effort to ensure that the National Highways are good, safe and convenient for road users and their maintenance is also excellent.
●        Mr. Deepak Kumar, Chairman, NHAI has asked all Regional Officers / Project Directors to closely monitor the situation of roads and to take necessary steps on timely basis through related concession recipients / contractors to repair the damaged parts of roads.

Reliance Infra sent 5,440.38 crores notice to promoters of Pipavav Defense
●        Reliance Infrastructure, along with its subsidiary, has sent an arbitration notice of Rs 5,440.38 crore against the founder promoter (founder promoters) of Pipavav Defense and Engineering.
●        This notice has been sent to the charge of violation of warranties under the purchase agreement.
●        On March 4, 2015, agreement was signed on the acquisition of shares of Pipapav Defense and Engineering between Reliance Infra, its subsidiary Reliance Defense Systems and founder promoters of Pipavav Defense and Engineering, now Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited. Has been named.

Current Affairs 5th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Central Government sanctioned Rs 2,919 crore under Nirbhaya fund
●        Ministry of Women and Child Development has sanctioned projects worth Rs 2,919 crore under the Nirbhaya Fund to make a "safe city".
●        The Nirbhaya fund approves proposals for the protection and protection of women.
●        These schemes have been prepared with the help of Municipal Corporations and Police Departments.
●        Under the Nirbhaya Fund, a detailed action plan will be implemented in the 8 major cities of India (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow) towards women's safety.

Visit of President of France Emmanuel Macron to India
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit France's President Emmanuel Macron on March 12 in Benaras.
●        They will go from Eshi Ghat to Manikarnika in a five kilometer bulletproof boat.
●        During this time many issues will be discussed between them.
●        In the evening, they will be involved in Ganga Aarti.
●        Both leaders will spend about six hours in the city.

Current Affairs 5th March 2018: AWARDS

90th Oscar Awards announcement

●        The 90th Oscar Awards were announced at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA.
●        Famous film personalities of the country and the world are present at this ceremony.
●        The film 'Shape of Water' has received 13 nominations at the ceremony.
●        This time 9 movies have been nominated for the Oscars.
●        This list includes 9 movies like Dunkirk, Get Out.
●        The Shape of Water film gets the highest four awards.

Current Affairs 5th March 2018: ECONOMY

Central Cabinet approves establishment of National Financial Information Authority

●        The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the National Financial Information Authority (NFRA) and a post of Chairman for NFRA, three posts of full-time members and one post of Secretary for NFRA on 01 March 2018.
●        This approval will help in improving investment in foreign and country, increasing economic growth, ratification of globalization of business in line with International practices and sustainable development of audit business.
Tanishq offers Zero loss to replace old gold

●        Tata Group's jewelry brand Tanishq has introduced 'zero loss' scheme for changing the old gold.
●        Titan, which handles this brand, has made a claim that it is the first of its kind in the country and there is no deduction from the customer if he has a purity of more than 22 carat gold.
●        He says that in this scheme, now the customer will be able to avail the benefits of up to Rs 3,360 on exchange of 10 grams of gold while buying new ornaments instead of his old jewelry.
●        The price at which the company will sell gold, it will also buy old gold at the same cost.

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Important Current Affairs 4th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 4th March 2018

Current Affairs 4th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Prime Minister addressed youth conference in Tumkuru, Karnataka through video conferencing

●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed a youth conference in Tukkuru, Karnataka today through a Vision-Theme Video Conference for New India: Youth Power.
●        The Youth Conference in Tumkuru is being organized on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Ramkrishna Vivekananda Ashram at Tumkuru to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's address in Chicago along with the 150th anniversary of Sister Nivedita.
DEFXPO 2018 Exhibition
●        The DFXPO 2018 exhibition will show India's defense manufacturing capabilities for the first time in front of the world.
●        It is reflected in the tagline of the exhibition which is 'India: an emerging defense manufacturing hub'.
●        The DEFXPO 2018 exhibition will be branding as one of the defense exporters nation of all the three armies of the Army, Navy and Air Force of several Defense Systems and Components.

Telangana government will give Rs 2 crore reward for Gymnast Aruna Reddy

●        Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced a reward of Rs 2 crore for Aruna Reddy, who won bronze medal in the Gymnastics World Cup .
●        Rao honored Aruna in the program organized in Pragati Bhavan, Hyderabad on Sunday.
●        On February 24, Aruna B. of Hyderabad Reddy made history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win an individual medal in the Gymnastics World Cup.
●        She named Bronze Medal in women's Vault competition.
Railway will construct 10 thousand kilometer high-speed train corridor in 10 lakh crore

●        Indian Railways will soon announce plans to build a high-speed train corridor to connect all the major cities of the country.
●        It is estimated to cost Rs 10 lakh crore on its construction.
●        This corridor, built on the lines of the Government's Bharatmala Highways Development Program, will be about 10,000 kilometers long.
BJP to form two government legislators in Meghalaya
●        Even after winning 21 seats in Meghalaya, Congress was away from power and BJP is going to join the government with only two MLAs.
●        The non-Congress front has submitted a claim to form the government in front of Governor Ganga Prasad.
●        The letter of support of 34 MLAs with BJP (2), NPP (19), UDP (6), HSPDP (2), PDF (4) and 1 independents has been given to the Governor.

Railway will make 'service captain' to overcome problems of passenger in trains

●        During the journey to the train, the Railway Service Captain (Supervisor) is planning to deploy the passenger's basic problems.
●        In December last year, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had sought suggestions in the meeting from the head of all the zones.
●        On this, the committee has said that different types of uniforms should be given to the service captain so that the passenger can easily recognize them.
●        At the same time, they will be deployed as pilot projects in the first 10 trains by providing tool kit and better training.

90th Oscars Festival

●        The 90th Academy (Oscar) Awards Festival is going on in Hollywood.
●        Sam Rockwell won the Best Supporting Actor (Male) award.
●        This is Sam's first Oscar award.
●        At the same time, Allison Jenny received the Best Supporting Actor (Female) Award.
●        Victoria and Abdul, who played the role of India's actor Ali Fazal and British star Judi Dench, did not receive an Oscar.

More than 800 loan defaulters details will be given to CBI

●        The way the government came in speed after the issue of PNB fraud of Rs 2 thousand crore.
●        Looking at him, CBI can screw up more than 800 defaulters.
●        These are the default which is more than Rs. 50 crores.
●        In this case, the bank can hand over the list of these defaulters to the CBI this month.

Current Affairs 4th March 2018: GLOBAL  NEWS

President hosted the President of Vietnam

●        President Shri Ram Nath Kovind hosted His Excellency Trang Dai Kuang, President of Vietnam today (March 3, 2018) at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
●        Welcoming the President of Vietnam in India, the President thanked Vietnam for playing the role of a coordinator country in ensuring concrete results in the ASEAN India Memorial Summit held in New Delhi in January 2018.
●        The President said that between 2000 and 2000, there has been a longstanding civilizational relationship between India and Vietnam.
●        Buddhism, Hindu Champa civilization and our shared philosophy have strengthened our equal relationships.

Social Media launch of 'Hello Salome', a magazine on Indo-Israeli relations

●        Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Donor (Done), here yesterday, a letter devoted to Indo-Israeli relations, 'Hello Salome' Participated in the social media launch.
●        The festival of Holi and the Purim festival of the Jews was celebrated on the same day.
●        Editor of this magazine is former Member of Parliament Mr. Tarun Vijay.
●        On this occasion, Israeli Ambassador to India Mr. Daniel Carmon and other dignitaries were also present.

China warns US against trade war

●        China on Sunday warned US President Donald Trump, that if Washington begins the trade war, then he will have to bear the consequences.
●        "China does not want a trade war with the United States , but China will not be silent on the steps to harm its interests and take necessary action ," said Jeng Ysui, spokesperson of the National People's Congress in China, at a press conference .
Hindu woman Krishna Kumari became Senator in Pakistan

●        Krishna Kumari , a resident of Thar of Muslim-majority Pakistan 's Sindh province, became the first Hindu-Dalit woman to be elected as a colonel senator.
●        39 year old Kolhi was elected from the Pakistan People's Party led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
●        Krishna has defeated a maulana associated with the Taliban in the elections.
 80% of bank accounts and 60% mobile connected to Aadhar

●        The last date for linking bank accounts and mobile connections from the base is March 31.
●        So about a month ago, about 80% of the country's bank accounts have been linked to the base.
●        According to an officer of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), about 60% of mobile connections have also been added to the base.

 US defense is nothing in front of Russia: Putin

●        Valadimir Putin has claimed that Russia has created a missile, beyond which no missile technology can survive in the world.
●        In his last speech on Thursday, just before the election, Putin said that this new weapon can reach any corner of the world and NATO's strength ahead of it is nothing.
●        Putin claimed that the nuclear capable missile could not prevent the shield of America and Europe in Asia.
●        Apart from this, Putin demonstrated another missile.
●        They claimed that nuclear missiles can also be made from this submarine-launched missile.

Current Affairs 4th March 2018: ECONOMY

4,472 crore investment to Flipkart from parent company

●        Flipkart, one of the country's top e-commerce companies, got an investment of Rs 4,472 crore from its parent company in Singapore in February.
●        This investment has been done in the wholesale unit of Flipkart.
●        Flipkart is strengthening its financial position to counter America's Amazon and Alibaba of China.
Institutional Investors invested $ 3.4 billion in Indian Warehousing Market

●        With the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the status of the logistics sector as the infrastructure sector, the interest of institutional investors has increased manifold in the Indian Warehousing market.
●        For a long time in the Indian Warehousing segment, which has been unincorporated, Global and Domestic Institutional Investors have invested more than $ 3.4 billion in the last four years, which is about 26% of total private equity investment in real estate during this period.
●        These figures have come from a study report from Knight Frank India.

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Important Current Affairs 3rd March 2018

Important Current Affairs 3rd March 2018

Current Affairs 3rd March 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

The country's first honey enrichment museum will open in Kutch of Gujarat
●        If farmers and craftsmen of Kutch get proper guidance and training, then honey can be an important factor in environmental protection along with economic benefits.
●        For the promotion of honey, the country's first museum will be constructed in the next few years in Kutch. The only Research Center is working in Pune.
●        Now a similar kind of research center is being organized in Kutch.
BJP's strong base in North-Eastern states
●        Election results in the three North-Eastern states have made the Bharatiya Janata Party even more stable on the political platform.
●        While the party won an unprecedented victory in Tripura, the performance of BJP in Meghalaya and Nagaland was encouraging.
●        Use of these results will be done by BJP in the next two months to prepare the ground for itself in Karnataka's important election season.

Increased Private Investment, Returns Trust in India Inc

●        During the third quarter of the current fiscal year investment activity indicates revival.
●        During this period, more than 10% growth in the capital formation was recorded and commercial vehicles sales were strong.
●        With the increase in the construction sector and the increase in cement production, the growth of capital goods has accelerated.

FSSAI Draft Rules for Restaurants
●        The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has prepared regulations for restaurants and food serving outlets.
●        Under these, it is mandatory to appoint food safety officers to get the license of restaurants.
●        Apart from this, e-commerce companies who sell food products also need to get licenses under a separate category.

Monorail will run in April in Mumbai
●        Monorail services will be available for service to Mumbai from April.
●        The Commissioner of Railway Safety will review the project before March 15.
●        After two to four days of this formalization, the date of operation of the project will also be decided.
●        Monorail first phase from Chembur to Wadala began in 2014.

A smart gadget ready for TB testing
●        Researchers at IIT Delhi, Jamia Hamdard University and Indian Council for Medical Research have teamed up with a smart gadget to check TB .
●        This gadget is named 'iMC2 TB Test'.
●        With this help, TB can be detected in just one hour, i.e., as in the case of TB no longer will be taken four days.
●        This Smart Gadget will save time as well as economical.

Current Affairs 3rd March 2018: DEFENSE

Navy's 6 women officers reached Cape Town on the Sagar Parikrama
●        The Indian Navy's sailboat INSV Tarin reached the Cape Town on Friday.
●        Tarini Sagar is the world's first such sailboat, which has all the 6 crew members.
●        Tarini had left from Panaji on September 10, 2017.
●        It reached Cape Town while being Port Stanley of Littleston and Falklands, New Zealand's Fremantle, New Zealand.
●        Sailboats will return to India this month from Cape Town.

Successful test of anti-tank NAG missile

●        Successful testing of Nag missile was conducted by the Indian Defense and Research Organization (DRDO) in Rajasthan on February 28, 2018.
●        Nag is an anti-tank guided missile of the third generation.
●        Nag missile test has been done with the aim of giving more force to Indian forces.
●        Officers of Army and DRDO were present during this trial.

Current Affairs 3rd March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Life Time of the World's Fastest Electronics Detected
●        Achievement of the first time in the world of 'Bright Electrons', the achievement of 10 Indian researchers has been achieved.
●        This research was going on in the Lab of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Colaba, for the last two years, which was successful.
●        Team Leader Professor G. Ravindra Kumar said, 'Electrons move ahead in a solid thing like glass, faster than light.
●        This was detected in 1930, but no one succeeded in searching about the life of the 'fastest electrons'.
7041 people created world record

●        On Saturdays, 7041 people have decided to write a book titled 'Gandhi Vichar Ayaa' and 'Non-Violence' at the Guinness Book of World Records together.
●        Although the official announcement for the name of the Guinness Book has not yet been made.
●        This achievement of Gadchiroli will be recorded in Guinness Book of World Records 20 days later.
●        On May 18, 2017, Turkey also created such a world record. In which 5,754 were involved.

Many economies may suffer due to loss in steel and aluminum in the US: IMF
●        The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the decision to impose heavy duty on steel and aluminum imports of President Donald Trump could harm the US and its business partners.
●        IMF has urged all countries to remove issues of disagreements in a constructive manner.
●        Trump had said on Thursday that it would impose 25 percent on steel and 10 percent import duty on aluminum to protect the interest of the American industry.

Current Affairs 3rd March 2018: AWARDS

GLOMO Awards to Reliance Jio

●        Reliance Jio got the prestigious Global Mobile Awards of 2018.
●        It was announced at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona.
●        In this happiness, Jio announced to give free 10 GB of data to its customers.

Current Affairs 3rd March 2018: ECONOMY

The world's 500 richest people lost 8345 billion rupees  this week 
●        The world's 500 richest people lost about $ 83.45 trillion ($ 128 billion) this week.
●        This amount is equal to total market capitalization of NetFlix or McDonald Corp.
●        Berkshire Hathaway chairman, Warren Buffett, became the world's biggest hauler in the world market.
●        From Monday, Warren Buffett's property has lost about 243 billion rupees ($ 3.74 billion).
●        Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was at second place in the property givers who had a shock of about $ 241 billion ($ 3.71 billion) during last Friday to Friday.

Current Affairs 3rd March 2018: SPORTS

Shahzar Rizvi won gold
●        India's Shahzar Rizvi made it memorable by winning the gold medal in the World Cup held in Guadalajara, Mexico.
●        Shahzar targeted the gold medal on Saturday night in the 10 meter air pistol.
●        Rizvi also made a new world record of shooting as well as winning gold in this 10 meter shootout competition.

Navjot Kaur won gold medal at Asian Wrestling Championship
●        Indian women wrestler Navjot Kaur won gold medal in the Asian Wrestling Championship on 02 March 2018.
●        Navjot won this medal by defeating Mia Emai of Japan in the 65 kg category by defeating 9-1.
●        The final of the Asian Wrestling Championship was played between Navojot and Miya in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
●        Navjot Kaur defeated Mongol wrestler Sevamed Nakhbir 2-1 in the semi-finals of the Asian Wrestling Championship.

Current Affairs 3rd March 2018: SCMEMES

RBI launches Ombudsman scheme for NBFCs

●        Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced the Lokpal Scheme for non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) on February 23, 2018.
●        This arrangement will facilitate the speedy and duty free redressal of complaints related to the reduction of services in NBFCs.
●        The offices of NBFC Ombudsman will work in the metros of Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai.

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Important Current Affairs 2nd March 2018

Important Current Affairs 2nd March 2018

Current Affairs 2nd March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

United Bank of India's Chairman and Managing Director fraud case
●        The CBI has filed a lawsuit against United Bank of India former chairman and managing director Archana Bhargava for having over Rs 6 crore from the known sources of alleged.
●        The agency alleged that during the senior positions between 2004 and 2014 in various banks, Archana collected assets worth Rs 4.89 crore and also spent Rs 1.47 crore, while in the meantime, her income was Rs 2.73 crore.

Venkatesh Prasad quits as chairman of Junior Selection Committee
●        Former Indian fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad resigned from the post of national junior selection committee on Friday.
●        Prasad stayed for 30 months in this post and within a month of becoming India's winner in the Under-19 World Cup, he made this decision.
●        Prasad has left this post for personal reasons. They have said that they want to avoid the conflict of interests.

New 2018 Maruti-Suzuki Ciaz will be launched in August
●        The Facelift version of Marine -Suzuki's Sedan Ciaz is ready to be launched in August this year.
●        It was expected that India's largest car maker will introduce this sedan in the auto expo last month.

Preparing to make Corbett Tiger Park a 'Zoo'
●        The frequent complaints of tourists coming for the safari in Corbett Tiger Reserve are that they did not get to see Tiger despite the many hours of safari in the forest.
●        Now the new plan of administration can remove this complaint of tourists.
●        The Corbett Tiger Reserve Administration is now planning to create some special zones in this forest for tourists, where all the famous animals can be seen here. 
Karti Chidambaram arrested

●        Karti is accused of bribing INX Media.
●        Investigation agencies can now investigate whether similar clearance was given to other companies in the same manner.
●        Calling the CBI court to send Karti to the 14-day police remand, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the present case is "a small part".
Union Cabinet clears agreement between India and Jordan on issues related to customs duties
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the agreement between India and Jordan regarding cooperation and mutual administrative assistance in matters relating to customs duties on February 28, 2018.
●        The agreement will help in providing appropriate information for the prevention of customs offenses and their investigation.
●        With this agreement, there is a possibility of increasing trade between the two countries and speeding clearance for commodities to be traded.

Successful test of drone rustam-2

●        Indian Defense Research Organization (DRDO) successfully tested the indigenous Drone Rustam-2 from its test center located in Chitradurga district of Karnataka on February 25, 2018.
●        This drone has been made in India itself.
●        The information released by the DRDO states that the drone flying up to medium height and long period has been developed for the three branches of the Army.
●        Rustam-2 has the ability to fly continuously for 24 hours at a time and it can be constantly monitored and can carry weapons as well.
21st National Conference on e-governance started in Hyderabad
●        The 21st National Conference on e-governance started in Hyderabad on February 26, 2018.
●        The conference is being organized by the Government of India with the administrative reforms and Public Grievances Department (DARPG), the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Telangana Government.
Organizing the largest marine naval exercise Milan-2011 in Andaman Nicobar
●        In the second week of March 2018, the Indian Navy is going to organize the largest marine naval exercise Milan-2011, in Andaman Nicobar so far.
●        This exercise will be organized from 06 March to 13 March in Port Blair under the auspices of Navy's Andaman Nicobar Command.
●        For the first time to participate in maneuvers, together with 22 countries of the world Navy will be involved in India.

Mukesh Ambani joins the world's top 20 rich list
●        Between the ban on bondage and economy slowdown, India has received 56 new billionaires in 2017.
●        At the same time, the number of such people in India has gone up to 170, whose assets are one billion dollars or more.
●        In the Rich List released by Hurun Global, China is at number one with 819 billionaires.
●        While the number of billionaires in the US is 571.
●        Mukesh Ambani is said to be the richest Indian in this list, with an asset of $ 45 billion, or 2,866 billion rupees.
●        Not only this, Mukesh Ambani has joined the list of the world's richest 20 people.

Current Affairs 2nd March 2018: ECONOMY

The new job survey will increase the number of employees by 50%

●        From next year, job data surveys can be included in the small companies which are not yet part of it.
●        This can increase the number of people working in the organized sector up to 50%.
●        With this, there will now be job data survey every year, while this survey is done once in five years.

Etihad will say goodbye to Jet by December

●        Etihad Airways can sell its full 24% stake in Jet Airways by December this year .
●        This estimate was made by CAPA-Center for Aviation in a report.
●        This will lead to the potential rationalization between India and Gulf, especially Abu Dhabi.

Investors in PSU banks lost $ 562 million

●        After the issue of over 12,000 crore fraud in Punjab National Bank, the country's second largest government bank, there is a steady decline in the share of public sector banks.
●        Since the fraud occurred on February 14, 11 government banks have reduced market cap of Rs 56251 crores.
●        The biggest damage has happened to Punjab National Bank and State Bank of India.

Current Affairs 2nd March 2018: SPORTS

Asian Wrestling Championship: Navjot won gold medal
●        Indian woman wrestler Navjot Kaur won gold medal in Asian Wrestling Championship on Friday.
●        Navjot won this medal by defeating Mia Emai of Japan in the 65 kg category by defeating 9-1.
●        The final of the Asian Wrestling Championship was played between Navojot and Miya in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Current Affairs 2nd March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

India tests 'Dhanush' missile equipped with nuclear power
●        India successfully tested a nuclear submarine bent ballistic missile with a naval vessel near Odisha coast on February 23, 2018.
●        The Surface-to-surface missile was tested in a vessel posted near Paradip in the Bay of Bengal.
●        Missile testing and its flight performance were monitored by Radar facilities and Telemetry of DRDO (Telemopy) in Odisha shore.
India will host the first International Solar Coalition Summit on March 11
●        India is hosting the first International Solar Coalition (ISA) Summit on March 11, 2018.
●        This summit will be held in Delhi.
●        French President Emmanuel Macron and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will attend the first International Solar Coalition Summit.
●        Heads of African countries, presidents of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, South American co-conspirators and leaders of Pacific Islands are expected to attend the summit.

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Important Current Affairs 1st March 2018

Important Current Affairs 1st March 2018

Current Affairs 1st March 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Approval of establishment of National Financial Information Authority

●        The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the National Financial Information Authority (NFRA) and a post of Chairman for NFRA, three posts of full-time members and one post of Secretary for NFRA.
●        The objective of this decision is to establish NFRA as an independent regulator for the audit work, which is one of the changes brought by the Companies Act, 2013.
●        This provision was included in the specific recommendations of the Standing Committee on Finance (its 21st Report).
 Approval of Bhagora Economic Offenses Bill, 2018
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Cabinet has given permission to the Finance Ministry's proposal to keep the Fifa Economic Offenses Bill, 2018 in Parliament.
●        In this bill, it will help in resolving the tendency of economic criminals to avoid Indian legal process, staying out of the jurisdiction of Indian courts.
●        In such crimes, such crimes of Rs. 100 crores or more will come under the jurisdiction of this bill.

On the 42nd Civil Accounting Day, the Finance Minister inaugurated the GPF and EPFO module.

●        Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the government's commitment to its accounting system should never raise any question.
●        During the inaugural speech on the 42nd Civil Account Day celebration in the national capital today, the Finance Minister said that while the government department can work with sufficient purity, the accounting department is such that no mistake can be accepted as a small mistake can leave a deep impression is.
●        He further said that the accounting should be free of mistake as the government makes the nation aware of the situation of public finance.

National Highway Authority will deploy women on toll centers on the occasion of International Women's Day

●        Indian National Highway Authority on March 8, 2018, on the occasion of International Women's Day, women will be deployed for toll collection in at least one toll plaza located near the cities in each State and Union Territory.
●        All workers of such toll plaza will be women.
●        If this initiative is successful, then this system will be implemented in all Toll Centers operating in NHAI in the next three months.
●        In this regard, information has been given to the regional offices.
 Model Forensic Laboratory will be established in Chandigarh
●        A Model Forensic Science Laboratory will be established in Chandigarh with advanced infrastructure and modern machines.
●        There are currently 6 Central Forensic Laboratories (Chandigarh, Guwahati, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune and Bhopal) in the country and each State / Union Territory has one state forensic laboratory.
●        In these same laboratories, there is a forensic examination of cases related to sexual harassment and murder across the country.
●        For this financial investment of Rs 99.76 crore has been set.

No more MDR charge 

●        Railways have announced relief for customers booking tickets with the help of debit card .
●        Under the latest decision, the merchant discount rate will not be charged on ticket booking with debit card.
●        This arrangement will be applicable to those who purchase tickets through the counter and also buy tickets through the IRCTC website.
●        Railways say that this will boost digital and cashless transactions.

Karnataka beat Saurashtra to win Vijay Hazare Trophy for the third time

●        Karnataka defeated Saurashtra by 41 runs in the final match played in New Delhi on 27th February, 2018 and won the Vijay Hazare Trophy National ODI Championship for the third time.
●        The 27-year-old batsman, who scored 1160 runs in the Ranji Trophy in this session, made an incredible 90-over knock.

Current Affairs 1st March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Chris Barbin Wipro's Global Culture Officer

●        Wipro's Cloud Unit Appirio CEO Chris Barbin has been appointed as Global Culture Officer of India's third largest IT services firm.
●        Wipro Chief Executive Officer Abidali Neim Chawla wants to change the attitude of the company between the changes in technology and want to increase the business at a fast pace.
●        Under his strategy, the new responsibility has been given to Barbin.
●        Wipro is the first IT company in which such a post has been created.

Pakistan joins list of pro-terror countries

●        Pakistan has again been included in the list of countries that help the terrorist countries.
●        After this action, banking transactions from other countries will end, which will affect its economy.
●        This gray-list of Force Terror Action Financing Watchlist (FATF) will be released in June.
North Korea is providing chemical weapons to Syria
●        North Korea is providing the necessary material for chemical weapons in Syria.
●        Some missile scientists from Pyongyang were also there in 2016-17.
●        Some of these may still be in Barajneh, Adara and Hama areas.
●        This has been claimed in a report by the United Nations.

Western Naval Command completed West Lehrer (XPL-18) practice

●        The Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy completed a huge strategic exercise in the Arabian Sea.
●        During the three-week-long exercise 'Western Lehrer' (XPL), the test of the strategic preparation of the Western Naval Command and its operational plans was executed.

Current Affairs 1st March 2018: DEFENSE

Dr. Bhamre inaugurated Annual Army Seminar 2017-18

●        The Minister of State for Defense, Dr. Subhash Bhamre inaugurated the one-day annual seminar 2017-18 at Manekshaw Center here today.
●        This seminar was organized on 'Army's contribution towards nation building'.
●        The purpose of this seminar was to highlight the contribution of Indian Army towards nation building and to identify areas for future participation. 
Defense Exhibition 2018 in Chennai
●        In the last 10 years, the Indian Defense Exhibition has become a unique example among the world's largest programs of its kind.
●        The Defense Exhibition is being organized in Chennai from April 11 to April 2018 and this program is getting vigorous support.
●        The venue of this program is Thiruvidanthai, District Kanchipuram on East Coast Road near Chennai.

Current Affairs 1st March 2018: ECONOMY

Central Board of Direct Taxes achieves significant APA tax of 200 APAs
●        The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) did seven more advance pricing contracts (APAs) during February, 2018.
●        All seven unilateral advance price contracts are there.
●        By signing these contracts, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has achieved a huge achievement of signing 200 APAs.
●        The total number of APAs signed by the Central Board of Direct Taxes has so far reached 203.
Overall 33% marks required to pass in 10th
●        The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced relief for students joining the 10th Board Examinations this year.
●        According to the declaration made by CBSE, the total number to be earned for passing 10 th board has been changed.
●        Under the new rules of CBSE, students will now have to bring together 33% of the marks and, most importantly, the internal assessment marks will also be added.
●        This rule will apply to students of the batch 2017-18.

PayTM has 40% stake in UPA Transactions
●        The strong growth of the Unified Payments interface continues.
●        In February, its transparency increased by 13.5% to 17.14 crore.
●        In January this figure was 15.1 million.
●        Patiala claims that in February it has 6.8 crore transactions on the UPA.
●        In this regard, PayTM's share in total transactions stood at around 40%.

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Important Current Affairs 28th February 2018

Current Affairs 28th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Approval of MOU between India and Jordan for Mining and Finishing of Rock Phosphate and Mop

●        With a long-term agreement for 100% uproot in India, the Union Cabinet has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Jordan for setting up a production unit in Jordan for the mining and finishing of phosphoric acid / DAP / NPK fertilizers ( MoU has been approved.
●        To meet the needs of the country from this MoU, continuous supply of raw materials, intermediates and ready-made P & K fertilizers will be ensured at reasonable prices.
MoU clears between India and Vietnam on economic and trade cooperation

●        The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of MoU between India and Vietnam on Economic and Trade Cooperation.
●        Under this MoU, bilateral trade and economic cooperation will be further increased between India and Vietnam.
India and Macedonia agree to sign Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in health sector

●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the signing of MoU between India and Macedonia for cooperation in health sector.
●        The following areas of cooperation in the Memorandum include: -
●        Short-term training in capacity building and human resources in health

Memorandum of Understanding between India and Fiji on cooperation in renewable energy sector
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding regarding cooperation between renewable energy between India and Fiji.
●        The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on May 24, 2017 in Suva, Fiji.
●        A Memorandum of Understanding is a mechanism for setting up a Joint Working Committee so that issues related to the areas of cooperation can be reviewed, monitored and discussed.
●        It has a network of expertise exchange and networking of information.

For the first time in Saudi Arabia, the woman was made deputy minister
●        Saudi Arabia's Sultan Salman made major changes in the mechanism of the country on February 27, 2018, under which he removed the military commanders, and for the first time he has appointed a woman as a deputy minister.
●        Under the major changes in Saudi Arabia, many top commanders, including the Military Chief of Staff, have been sacked.
●        Sultan has made some political appointments along with this change, in which the queen Bint Yusuf al-Ramah has been appointed the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development Department.
 Temperate minus reached below 20 in 15 countries of Europe
●        In Europe, the icy storm has caused a huge devastation. The lake, the rivers and the banks of the sea have solidified.
●        Mercury has gone below Arctic (minus 20 degrees Celsius) in more than 15 countries.
●        At least 35 people died due to the snow storm.
●        More than 300 flights have been canceled in 2 days.

Current Affairs 28th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Approval of work plan for champion areas in services

●        The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Commerce Department to give special attention to 12 scheduled champion service sectors with the aim of understanding the promotion and capacity of champion areas.
●        These include information technology and information technology enabled services (IT and ITES), tourism and hospitality services, medical evaluation tours, transportation and logistics services, accounting and finance services, visual audio services, legal services, communications services, construction and related engineering services, Environmental services, financial services and education services are included.
 Approval of agreement between India and Jordan on cooperation and mutual administrative assistance in matters relating to customs
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the agreement between India and Jordan on cooperation and mutual administrative assistance in matters relating to customs issues.
●        The agreement will help in providing appropriate information for the prevention of customs offenses and their investigation.
●        The agreement is likely to accelerate trade between the two countries and speed up the business commodities.
Approval of signing of cooperation in the field of labor force between India and Jordan

●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for signing a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between India and Jordan in the field of labor force.
●        The purpose of this MOU is to promote best efforts in the employment administration of the contract between the two parties, to reflect the latest improvement in the recruitment process and to promote the protection and welfare of Indian laborers in Jordan.
●        In the use of online portal for the recruitment of Indian labor force, more transparency can be achieved with the cooperation between the two parties and help in prevention of corruption in the recruitment process.

 Central Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister completes 88 glorious years

●        The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed the 89th Annual General Meeting of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in Pusa, today, in New Delhi.
●        In order to make the reach of science to the farmers, a new program 'My Village - My Gaurav' has been started by Hon'ble Prime Minister.
●        Under this program, 5 villages are adopted by a group of 4 scientists and they provide agricultural advice and information to the farmers.
 Implementation of 31 sewage management projects costing Rs. 1024.5 crores in Uttarakhand

●        Under Sewage Management Projects in Uttarakhand, the work of providing 100% wastewater treatment facilities in cities like Haridwar and Rishikesh has been completed.
●        In the state, 31 waste management projects related to the 155.45 MLD capacity water purification plant (STP) with an estimated cost of 1024.5 crore rupees have been approved.
●        It also includes the task of laying / moving 155.02 km long sewer line.
 Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati passes away

●        Jayendra Saraswati, the chief Shankaracharya of Kanchi Monastery, died on February 28, 2018, in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu.
●        Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal, chief of Kanchi Kamakoti Peeth was 82 years old.
●        He was admitted to the hospital after suffering from breathing.
●        Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati was born on July 18, 1935 in Tamil Nadu.
●        Located in Kanchipuram Nagar of Tamil Nadu state of South India, Kanchi was the 69th Shankaracharya of Kamakoti Peeth.
●        They are considered to be the knowers of the Vedas.

Aircel offered to pay bankruptcy
●        Aircel, the sixth largest telecom operator in the country, has applied to declare himself bankrupt in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) with its units - Aircel Cellular and Dishnet Wireless.
●        The company is under heavy burden of debt.
●        This is the fourth company since the arrival of Mukesh Ambani's Geo in September 2016, who has taken up his business.

Government to book defaulter's property

●        With a lesson from fugitives such as Nirav Modi , Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya , who have been absconding from the country by stealing thousands of crores of rupees from banks, the government is now preparing to screw up other such defaulters.
●        On Thursday, the Cabinet will discuss the matter that people who have a debt of more than 100 crores and they are out of the country, then the properties of such people will be taken into account.
●        After so much scandal in PNB Bank, now the government is serious about adopting a tough attitude in such cases.

Current Affairs 28th February 2018: SPORTS

25 years of Mexican Open
●        This photo is about the exhibition match played at the historic Sinfonia del Mar Amphitheater on the seashore of Mexico.
●        This match was held on the 25th of the Mexican Open Tennis Tournament, i.e. Silver Jubilee.
●        The match was played between Austrian Dominic Thiem and Germany's Zvereva. Thimm won the tournament in 2016.

Current Affairs 28th February 2018: ECONOMY

SBI raises the deposit rate of various periods by 0.75%
●        State Bank of India has increased its retail and wholesale deposit rates by 0.75%.
●        Effective since Wednesday, these rates are for different period deposits.
●        The retail deposit rate up to Rs 1 crore has been increased by 0.50 percent.
●        This move by SBI will benefit lakhs of people who have fixed deposits.

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