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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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Important Current Affairs 19th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 19th March 2018

Current Affairs 19th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

President inaugurates innovation and entrepreneurship celebrations;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Affairs 19th March 2018: GLOBAL  NEWS

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

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

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

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi promoted to State Counselor

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

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

Current Affairs 19th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Diabetes can be of 5 types

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

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Important Current Affairs 18th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 18th March 2018

Current Affairs 18th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

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

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

Cabinet Approves Mediation and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018

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

500 quintals of mango wood will be burned to reduce pollution

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

Cabinet approves MoU on renewable energy cooperation between India and Helenik

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Affairs 18th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 7th Women Science Congress inaugurated in Imphal

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

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

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

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

 Current Affairs 18th March 2018: SCHEMES

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

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

Current Affairs 18th March 2018: ECONOMY

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

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

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

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Important Current Affairs 17th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 17th March 2018

Current Affairs 17th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

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

India is no longer research and development center

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

5th river festival commenced

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

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

Gina Haspel CIA first woman chief selected

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

Current Affairs 17th March 2018: GLOBAL  NEWS

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

Russia expelled 23 diplomats from Britain

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

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

 Current Affairs 17th March 2018: AWARDS

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

MP received Krishi Karman Award for 5th time

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

 Current Affairs 17th March 2018: SPORTS

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

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

 Kevin Pietersen retires from cricket

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

 Current Affairs 17th March 2018: ECONOMY

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

India second in tax rate

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

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

 Current Affairs 17th March 2018: OBITUARIES 

Stephen Hawking dies

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

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Important Current Affairs 16th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 16th March 2018

Current Affairs 16th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Prime Minister inaugurates development projects in Manipur

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

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

School health program

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

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

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

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announces 'Lakshya' program

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

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

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

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

Current Affairs 16th March 2018: DEFENSE

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

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

Current Affairs 16th March 2018: ECONOMY

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

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

Current Affairs 16th March 2018: SCHEMES

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

Current Affairs 16th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 Prime Minister inaugurated the 105th Indian Science Congress

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

Current Affairs 16th March 2018: RANKING

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

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Important Current Affairs 15th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 15th March 2018

Current Affairs 15th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Myntra is offering clothes on EMI

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

Current Affairs 15th March 2018: DAYS AND DATES

Inauguration of World Consumer Rights Day 2018 celebrations

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

International Consumer Rights Day was celebrated on March 15

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

Current Affairs 15th March 2018: DEFENSE

President will honor air force soldiers on March 22

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

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

Current Affairs 15th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Angela Merkel became Germany's Chancellor for the fourth time

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

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

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

Current Affairs 15th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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

Current Affairs 15th March 2018: RANKING

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

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Important Current Affairs 14th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 14th March 2018

Current Affairs 14th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Deadline of March 31 removed

●        To link the Aadhaar with bank accounts, mobile number and other government schemes, the Supreme Court upheld the deadline of March 31 till the decision was reached.
●        Support for government subsidized schemes will be necessary.

NDMC will broaden the Taj Mansingh will increase the auction spectrum
●        Municipal Council Taj Mansingh is increasing the scope of qualification required for the hotel 's bid.
●        NDMC has taken this step due to its first failure to lease the hotel on lease.
●        In the previous auction, the owner of the Hotel Brands and the companies operating on them were allowed to bid.
Walmart to buy up to 26% stake in Flipkart
●        Wal-Mart Inc. of America has reached the country's biggest e-commerce company to become Flipkart 's largest shareholder.
●        He is in the last round of talks with the Indian company for this deal.
●        Walmart can initially take a 20-26% stake in Flipkart and later it can increase it gradually to 51%.
●        After this, there will be a direct flight between America's Walmart and Amazon India in the Indian e-commerce market.
Railways spends ₹ 99.54 to earn a hundred rupees 
●        Concerned over the rising expenses of the Indian Railways, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has suggested that to overcome such a situation, the railways should first refurbish the passenger fares in their passenger fare as well as free bunch Need to be applied.
●        At present, the condition of his growing expenditure has been that the Railways have to spend Rs 99.54 for earning one hundred rupees.

Former SEBI chief U.K. Sinha made Vedanta's non-executive independent director

●        Former Chairman of SEBI K. Sinha has been appointed by the Vedanta Limited as a non-executive independent director.
●        His appointment will be considered effective from March 13.
●        After the company's Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, his appointment was stamped.
●        U.K. Sinha took over the tenure of Chairman of SEBI from February 2011 to March 2017.

Minimum balance deducted up to 75% on savings accounts
●        State Bank of India (SBI), the country's largest bank, has not reduced the average monthly amounts in savings accounts by reducing the penalty amount by almost 75%.
●        The new charge will be effective from 1 April 2018.
●        This move of SBI will benefit 25 million subscribers.
●        SBI said that the decision to cut the average monthly balance (AMB) has been taken in view of the feedback of various parties.

Inauguration of state's largest solar power plant in Uttar Pradesh

●        India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Excellency President of France, Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the 75 MW Solar Power Plant of Uttar Pradesh's largest capacity (101 MW).
●        About Rs 528 crore in Vijaypur village of Mirzapur district With the cost of this plant, this plant will generate 13 million units of electricity per year.
●        This plant was set up by the French company INGIE under the transparent auction under the solar park scheme of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Current Affairs 14th March 2018: ECONOMY

Cover of better margins to Indian shrimp exporting firms

●        Shares of companies that export aqua feed and shrimp exports have shown a decline.
●        In the initial review of the import duty, the US Commerce Ministry has indicated to impose more import duty on Indian prawns.
●        However, due to rising demand for shrimp in the US and better operating profitability of companies, there is no major impact on Indian exports.
●        In the initial review of the import duty, the American authorities have indicated that the duty on frozen shrimp imported from India to frozen shrimp from 0.84% to 2.34% has been indicated.
RBI stops use of LOU for trade credit

●        The Reserve Bank of India took a major decision on the Letter of Undertaking , the root cause of the country's largest banking scam .
●        RBI has stopped banks from issuing LoU.
●        Billionaire Jweller Nirav Modi and Mehul Chaukasi, through this, carried out a scam of Rs 13,000 crore in the country's second largest government bank.
SBI closed 41.16 lakh savings account for not keeping minimum balance in the account
●        State Bank of India (SBI), the country's largest bank, has not reduced the average monthly amount in savings accounts by reducing the penalty amount by about 75%.
●        The bank has closed approximately 41.16 lakh accounts without minimum deposit amount.
●        Due to the provision of penalty recovery from customers, during the first 10 months (April-January) of the current financial year, the country's largest bank has closed these accounts.

SBI carrying 5 companies from Kolkata to NCLT on loan default of Rs. 3250 crores
●        SBI is dragging five companies in Kolkata into the National Company Law Tribunal for insolvency procedures.
●        One of these is Burnpur Cement and rest Patni Group companies.
●        These companies have failed to repay the bank about Rs 3,250 crore.

Current Affairs 14th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Now the biggest companies in the world trying to mining Asteroids

●        Many companies of the world are at mining on the asteroid (asteroids).
●        Companies are showing a lot of interest for mining at Asteroids.
●        Until this time, you could have imagined this thing, but NASA is working on a similar project.
●        NASA is exploring the possibility of mining at a nearby Astro, NASA's mission is to look at companies from around the world. 

Gina Haspel CIA's first woman chief selected
●        US President Donald Trump appointed American intelligence agency Mike Pompey as foreign minister on March 13, 2018, and in his place, Jean Heppel was selected as CIA Chief.
●        He has been nominated by the President, if the final stamp is placed on his name by the Senate, then Jeena Haspel will be the first female head of the CIA.
Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected the President of Nepal for the second time
●        Nepal was voted for the presidential election held on March 13, 2018, in which the current President, Vidya Devi Bhandari has been elected for the second time. She is the country's first woman president.
●        She was elected the President of Nepal on October 28, 2015 for the first time.
●        Presidential Deity Bhawari defeated Nepali Congress candidate Kumari Lakshmi Rai.
●        Vidya Devi Bhandari achieved more than two-thirds majority.

Current Affairs 14th March 2018: OBITUARY

Scientists Stephen Hawking dies at age 76

●        Stephen Hawking, the scientist who tells the mysteries of the universe, has passed away.
●        He was 76 years old.
●        Hawking Motor was passing through negligible illness known as neuron.
●        Stephen Hawking is an important contributor to understanding black hole and bang theory.
Famous actor Narendra Jha dies
●        Famous actor Narendra Jha died on March 14, 2018
●        He was 55 years old.
●        He died of a heart attack.
●        Narendra Jha, who started his career with commercials, is now a well-known name in the movies and movies.
●        His work in Bollywood was greatly appreciated and he was known as a serious artist.

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Important Current Affairs 13th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 13th March 2018

Current Affairs 13th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Prime Minister addressed the inaugural session of "End TB " Summit

●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the inaugural session of "End TB" summit in New Delhi today.
●        The Prime Minister expressed hope that the TB eradication summit in Delhi will prove to be a milestone for the end of TB.
●        He said that he is making every effort to eradicate this disease.
●        It is also associated with the improvement of the lives of the poor because most of the victims are poor too.
●        The Prime Minister said that India has targeted to completely eliminate TB by 2025 while global target is 2030.
 National Integration Tour of students of Shopian and Kulgam districts of Jammu and Kashmir

●        In order to promote the spirit of national unity in the country, as part of the Indian Army's contact program, a group of 28 boys from 13 to 30 years of Shopian and Jammu and Kashmir districts and two teachers from March 11 to March 15, 2018 Till the New Delhi visit.
●        This trip was flagged off from Behibag, Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) on March 10, 2018.
●        During their visit, the students saw various cultural and historical places of Delhi.
 First Regional Conference on Mass Rapid Transport Systems for Urban Areas – Opportunities and Challenges starts in Kolkata

●        Mr. Mangu Singh, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that there is a need to expand metro transport in Tier II cities.
●        He said that it is not necessary that every city has a metro transport system.
●        Instead it should be based on the needs of every city itself.
●        In this regard, he said that the corporation has recommended alternative transport system for Uttarakhand's capital, Dehradun.
Health and Family Welfare Ministry and WHO signed an agreement to increase cooperation in the field of health.

●        Dr. J.P., Director General of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. T. R. D. Nadda met
●        He talked about national, regional and global public health programs.
●     Dr. Tewodros congratulated the government for the courageous initiative to increase the scope of universal health coverage through two columns of Ayushman India.
Prime Minister inaugurated TB eradication summit in Delhi

●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the Tuberculosis free India campaign.
●        The conference is being organized jointly by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, World Health Organization (WHO) South East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) and Stop TB Partnership.
The Union Home Minister will inaugurate the International Police Conference on Cyber Crime and Terrorism

●        The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the two-day Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association of Police Chiefs (IACP) here tomorrow.
●        The subject of this conference is, 'In 2020, the challenges of the police-cyber space is shaping our approach towards crime and terrorism, how we will perform and how to take advantage of it.'
●        Regional Conference is being organized in partnership with Intelligence Bureau of Asia Pacific World Regional Office (APWRO) of IACP.
NTPC now has a capacity of more than 52,000 MW

●        NTPC, India's largest power generating company, has commissioned the third unit (unit) of 800 MW Kudgi Super Thermal Power Station from March 12, 2018.
●        With this, the total capacity of Kudgi Super Thermal Power Station has increased to 2400 MW.
●        With the above mentioned unit being operational, the capacity of NTPC and NTPC group has now increased to 45,300 MW and 52,191 MW respectively.
 NHAI contracted for Dwarka Expressway in Haryana

●        Indian National Highway Authority (NHAI) has issued contract or contract note (LOA) for the package-4 of Dwarka Expressway from R.B.B to NH-SPR intersection in Haryana State on EPC mode under Bharatmala project.
●        With the development of this section of Dwarka expressway, smooth and safe movement of traffic between Delhi and Gurugram will be ensured and simultaneously it will help to reduce the crowd of existing Delhi-Gurugram Expressway.

Water Resources Minister inaugurates conference on command area development

●        Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation Minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari has asked to fast utilize allocated funds for the Command Area Development (CAD) under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Program (AIBP).
●        Gadkari was inaugurating a conference on command area development in New Delhi today.
●        The Minister of Water Resources expressed concern over the funds allocated for CAD has not been used adequately.
Ministry of Tribal Affairs monitors the expenditure of STC funds of central ministries

●        During the last several years, the allocation and expenditure is increasing steadily under tribal sub-plan (TSP), now called Scheduled Tribe component (STC).
●        Over the last three years 2014-15 to 2016-17, a total of 35 different central ministries and departments utilized Rs 62947.82 crore.
●        During the year 2014-2015, Rs. 19920.72 crores, during 2015-2016, 21216.54 crores was spent and during the year 2016-2017 Rs. 21810.56 crores were spent.
Dialysis units at Block / Panchayat level

●        In connection with the introduction of the National Dialysis Program in the Government Private Participation System under the National Health Mission (NHM), for the establishment of Dialysis Unit at the district / sub-district level, in pursuance of the announcement in the Union Budget 2016-17, "Prime Minister National Dialysis Program (PMNDT) "was started in 2016.
●        Under the PMNDP for the Financial Year 2017-18, the details of the State Program Implementation Plan (SPIP) approval are given in the Annexure.
●        According to the norms of NHM, financial assistance is being shared by sharing the cost at the ratio of 60:40 between the Center and the state to other states, except for the ratio of 90:10 in the Northeast and the hill states.

Current Affairs 13th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

 Collaboration between CSIR and Vietnam National University (VNU) for joint research

●        Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Vietnam National University (VNU) will conduct joint research in research and development areas of mutual interest.
●        The high delegation of Vietnam National University (VNU), Hanoi was led by Dr. Nguyen Kim Son, Chairman of the VNU and visited the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and met the Director General, CSIR, Dr. Girish Sahni.

India is the world's largest arms buyer: Report
●        A survey report released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute on March 12, 2018 said that between 2013 and 2017, there was a 10 percent increase in the purchase of large arms worldwide.
●        Due to lack of defense equipment in India, India has to rely on other countries for military equipment and weapons.
●        Due to this dependence, India is the country to import the world's largest arms and defense equipment.

Current Affairs 13th March 2018: DEFENSE

Indian Air Force's first multilateral disaster relief practice 'Samvedna' starts
●        For the first time the Indian Air Force launched humanitarian aid and disaster relief exercises.
●        This practice, along with the countries of South Asia region, was started on March 12, 2018 on the coast of Kerala.
●        This exercise is called 'Sense' and it is the first military rescue disaster practice in the South Asia region.
●        It will be organized from 12 to 17 March.

Current Affairs 13th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 Scientists discovered water between stars in space
●        NASA scientists have discovered water between stars in space.
●        It has been seen with the help of the James Webb Space Telescope.
●        It is a cloud that has the highest water in the entire universe.
●        It is a cloud composed of molecules, which consist of dust, gas and small molecules.

Current Affairs 13th March 2018: ECONOMY

Solar Plant at a cost of Rs. 650 crores was launched in Mirzapur
●        On 12 March 2018, the state's largest solar power plant was inaugurated in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of France Emmanuel Macron.
●        The purpose of this project is to generate 100 MW of power, but at present, this plant will produce 75 MW of electricity.
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of France Emmanuel Macron launched the plant by pressing the button.
●        The plant is built at Dadar Kala at a cost of Rs 650 crore.

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Current Affairs 12th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Suresh Prabhu took charge of the Ministry of Civil Aviation

●        Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry, today took additional charge of Civil Aviation Ministry, saying that the aviation sector is one of the fastest growing areas of the Indian economy.
●        On this occasion, he said that the free sky policy has seen an increase in the aviation sector and the benefits of this increase will be seen as an increase in employment generation.
●        Due to increased air connectivity and cheap fare, people of small towns have started to fly for work and vacations.
National conference on the role of counterfeiting and enforcement agencies

●        Intellectual Property Rights Promotion and Management Cell is organizing a national conference on the role of counterfeiting and enforcement agencies in New Delhi on 13-14 March, 2018, under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
●        Minister of Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate this two-day conference in the presence of DIPP Secretary Mr. Ramesh Abhishek.
●        The rapid increase in the cases of counterfeiting has affected the world.
Union Home Minister medal for excellence in Police investigation

●        The Government has approved the proposal for introduction of 'Union Home Minister Medal for Excellence in Police Investigation' to promote the promotion of high professional standards of crime investigation (investigation) in the state / UT police and central investigating agencies in the country.
●        Officers of the rank of Superintendent of Police from the Deputy Superintendent of Police will be eligible.
●        On the basis of the average crime statistics of the last three years, 162 medals per year will be provided, out of which 137 medals are from States / Union Territories and 25 Central Investigation Agencies .... The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will be for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Drug Control Bureau (NCB).

Quarterly Employment Survey (July-September, 2017)

●        Labor Bureau has been conducting quarterly employment surveys (new categories) from April 2016, which aims at estimating relative change in employment conditions during the succeeding quarters, in which 8 large areas like manufacturing, construction, trade, transport, education, health , Include large sections of non-agricultural industrial economy like housing and restaurants and IT / BPO .
●        This survey consists of establishments having employees of 10 or more.
●        According to the Sixth Economic Census (6th EC), 81% of the total employed in the workforce of 10 or more workers (organized sector) in these 8 sectors employed.
 Approval of road reconstruction projects for West Bengal

●        Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved the reconstruction and upgradation of 11.9 km stretch of NH-31 between Ghoshpukur and Bihar turn in Bagdogra of Darjeeling district of West Bengal.
●        This road will be upgraded to four lanes under the EPC turn at a cost of approximately Rs 254.30 crores.
●        This project will be completed in two years.
 Road strengthening projects for Odisha

●        Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved the reconstruction and upgradation of two road segments in Odisha state.
●        From the 173/370 kms to 229/400 kms, the 53.79-km long segment of NH-59 will be strengthened and widened in two lanes with a permanent slope under EPC mode at a cost of approximately Rs 214.23 crores.
Road rehabilitation projects approved for Punjab
●        Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved the rehabilitation and upgradation of three road routes in Punjab.
●        The National Highway between Machu will be upgraded to two lane along with a permanent slope under EPC mode.
●        The length of this section is approximately 24.60 km. is.
●        About 130.313 crore rupees will be spent on this project.

Center constitutes Mahanadi Water Dispute Tribunal

●        Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Protection Ministry today issued a notification regarding the formation of Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal.
●        The headquarters of the tribunal will be in Delhi and the following person nominated by the Chief Justice of India will be its members:
●        Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar
●        As a member of the Patna High Court Judge Justice Dr Ravi Ranjan
●        As a member of the Delhi High Court Judge Justice Indermeet Kaur Kochhar
 One-Day Conference on Development of Command Area

●        One-day conference on development of the command area will be organized by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Protection in the CSMRS Auditorium located in New Delhi on March 13, 2018.
●        The conference will be inaugurated as Chief Guest by Central Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation, Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari.
●        Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal will be the Guest of Honor on this occasion.

Current Affairs 12th March 2018: SCHEMES

Prime Minister will launch TB free India campaign

●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate TB eradication summit tomorrow in New Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan.
●        The conference is being organized jointly by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, World Health Organization (WHO) South East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) and Stop TB Partnership.
●       The Prime Minister will launch TB (Tuberculosis) Free India campaign on this occasion.
●     TB free India campaign will carry forward the activities of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) in mission mode for eradication of TB.

Current Affairs 12th March 2018: ECONOMY

Industrial growth was 7.5 percent in January, 2018

●        In January, 2018, the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) was 132.3, which is 7.5 percent more than the January, 2017.
●        Industrial growth was 7.5 percent in January, 2018.
●        Similarly, in April-January, 2017-18, the industrial growth rate has been pegged at 4.1 percent compared to the same period last fiscal.

4 million users will use only digital services by the year 2020: report
●        A recent survey has revealed the use of smartphones and digital participation in the country.
●        According to this survey report released by FICCI and Eve, by 2020, the number of consumers dependent on digital platform will be more than 4 million.
●        This report has been released in the name of 'Reimaging India's M & E Sector'.
●        This report estimates that at present, there are 1 to 1.5 million 'digital only consumers' in India.

Government to stop online sale of counterfeit goods
●        The government has been preparing to protect the customers who purchase from e-commerce companies from fraud.
●        The government is developing the mechanism to make sure that online shoppers do not get fake goods.

Current Affairs 12th March 2018: AWARDS

India has been awarded the 'Best Performer' award in Australia and Oceania Crore.

●        In the World Tourism Exhibition 'International Tourism Bourse' (ITB) in Messi, Berlin, Germany, India was awarded the 'Best Performer' award in Australia and Oceania Crore in 2018.
●        After participating in the ITB held in Berlin in Germany from March 7-10, 2018, addressing the media persons today, Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) Mr. K. J. Alfons discussed two major achievements of Indian tourism in ITB 2018.

Current Affairs 12th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 Organized International Solar Coalition Summit
●        The first International Solar Coalition (ISA) Summit was organized in India on March 11, 2018.
●        This Summit was organized in Delhi.
●        121 countries around the world are its members and now after the recognition from the United Nations, the institute has become strong.

 TCS is earning about 130 billion rupees annually due to analytics
●        Tata Consultancy Services, the country's largest software company, is getting revenues of around 130 billion rupees annually from analytics.
●        Company CEO Rajesh Gopinathan told ET in an interview that the company has the largest share of analytics in the digital revenue of the company.
●        TCS gets more than 22 percent of its total revenue from digital.

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Current Affairs 11th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Prime Minister will receive the French President Mr. Emmanuel Macro in Varanasi tomorrow

●    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will receive the French President Mr. Emmanuel Macron in Varanasi tomorrow morning.
●    Both politicians will depart for Mirzapur, where they will inaugurate a solar power plant and then they will return to Varanasi.
●    In Varanasi, both politicians will visit Deendayal Handicraft Complex.
●    They will interact with the artisans and their artworks will be in direct form.

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.

The Prime Minister inaugurated the new building of Central Information Commission in New Delhi.

●    The Prime Minister inaugurated the new building of Central Information Commission in New Delhi today.
●    On this occasion, he said that the construction work of the building has been completed before the scheduled time, for which all the agencies involved in the construction are eligible for the congratulations.
●    He said that this building has been provided environment friendly rating Home-IV, which will ensure savings and will be helpful in environmental conservation.

Under National Road Lighting Program, 49 lakh LED Street lights have been installed.

●    Under National Road Lighting Program (SLNP), so far 49 lakh LED Street lights have been installed in 28 States / UTs.
●    The program was started by the Prime Minister on January 5, 2015, with the purpose of replacing 1.34 million conventional street lights with energy-efficient LED lights by March 2019.
●    The SLNP is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Service Limited (EESL), a joint venture company of Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) under the Ministry of Power.

Two Acts passed from Parliament for Social Justice

●    Two Act passed by Parliament is extremely important for achieving the objectives of social justice.
●    The first act is the Civil Rights Protection Act (PCR), 1955.
●    Through this, there is a provision to punish anyone who practices untouchability in any form.
●    The second act is Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Inhibition of Atrocities, POA) Act 1989.

Rajpa's merger with BJP

●    Former Minister and MLA Dr Kirodi Lal Meena, who was away from the BJP for ten years, returned home on Sunday.
●    In the BJP headquarters, CM Vasundhara Raje has added sweets to Kirodi Lal Meena in the party.
●    At the behest of the BJP state president Ano Paranami, Kirori Lal, his wife Golma Devi and Sikarai MLA Gita Verma gave a missed call on the mobile and got the BJP's membership.

TTV Dinakaran will announce his party on March 15

●    TTV Dinakaran has also announced the launch of its political party amid continuous changing political equations in Tamil Nadu.
●    He told that on March 15, he will announce his party and party's symbol.
●    By making Dayakaran's party, another strong opponent will emerge in Tamil Nadu.

More than half of Coca-Cola products will be desi

●    Coke Coca Cola Company, a cold drink company, is engaged in expanding its business in the country.
●    The company is planning to localize its two-thirds of its product portfolio in the next few years, under which it plans to introduce its native beverage and fruit juice.

Man Mohan Vaidya and Mukund are also included in the list of RSS headquarters

●    In the meeting of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) meeting in Nagpur, some changes were made in the organization on Sunday after Suresh Bhaiyaji Joshi was again elected as the Chief Minister.
●    Dr. Manmohan Vaidya, publicity chief of the All India Representative House, has been made the co-ordinator of the organization.
●    Along with Vaidya, All India Co-Intellectual Head Mukund CR has also been given the responsibility of co-servicemen.

Current Affairs 11th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

ISRO may launch Chandrayaan-2 next month

●    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) can launch Chandrayaan-2 in April this year.
●    This time, a rover will also be sent on this mission, which will land on the surface of the moon and gather its information.
●    ISRO chairman According to Siwan, if the mission of this mission can not be completed in April, it will be launched in October.

Current Affairs 11th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

China's president can be President of China for forever

●    The parliament of China has cleared the compulsory requirement of two years for President and Vice President with a two-thirds majority on Sunday and has cleared the way for the country's current president, Xi Jinping, to remain in the top post throughout his lifetime.
●    After the constitutional amendment, 64-year-old xi's life has ended the barrier to stay as a leader of China.
●    He is currently in the second term of five years.

Nepal's Prime Minister Oli wins trust vote with two-thirds majority

●    Nepal's newly elected Prime Minister KP Oli won the historic vote of confidence in the lower house of the country with a two-thirds majority today.
●    Officials said that on February 15, Oli, who was appointed the Prime Minister, got 208 votes out of the total 268 MPs present in the House of Representatives (lower house of Parliament).
●    Oli (66) got support from all other political parties, except the main Opposition Nepali Congress and some smaller parties.

Current Affairs 11th March 2018: ECONOMY

Foreign investors pulled out Rs 6,000 crore from Indian market

●    Due to better opportunities in other emerging countries, withdrawal of foreign investors from the Indian capital market continues.
●    Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) has cleared nearly Rs 6,000 crore in just 6 business days of the current month.
●    According to the depository data, between March 1 and 9, March, FPI has raised Rs 2,410 crore from the stock market and the date
●    3,473 crore withdrawal from the market. Thus, these investors have withdrawn a total of Rs 5,883 crore.

SpiceJet deals with CFM International for 810 billion rupees 

●    SpiceJet, the cheap aviation company, said on Saturday that it has tied up with CFM International to buy 155 engines of Boeing-737 MAX aircraft, with an approximate value of 810 billion rupees.
●    Spares engines will also be purchased with this.
●    CFM develops engines of international aircraft. It is a 50:50-share company of American General Electric and France's Safran Aircraft Engine.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) initiated special audit process of government banks

●    Concerned with fraud cases in banks, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has started the process of special audit of government banks.
●    The main focus of this audit will be on trade finesans and guarantees issued by banks.
●    The RBI will also see whether the banks had prior permission from the credit limit and whether or not they had adequate cash margin available before issuing the guarantee letter.

Air India's outstanding amount of Rs 325 crore

●    In order to improve the loss of Air India, the government engaged in all measures is not paying the airline due on time.
●    VVIP Chartered flights were used for foreign visits, but the government has not paid 325 crores of rent.
●    National airline company on the path of privatization has informed that the various ministries have not paid the bills for VVIP visits.

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